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Fire Up Some Fun at Sun BBQFest

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Rain or shine, Sun BBQFest returns featuring Chef Myron Mixon

Uncasville, CT (March 31, 2016) – Brace yourself for a grillin’ and chillin’ good time at Sun BBQFest. On June 11th & 12th, sink your teeth into the best barbeque around with festivities featuring celebrity BBQ Chef — Myron Mixon, live music, beer trailers, barbeque showdowns, local vendors, food trucks and so much more!

Tickets are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, April 1st through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, tickets for entry are available at the gate along with food and drink tickets.

Eat, Drink, Compete

Get in on all the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. Purchase $2.00 samples from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams and cast your vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQFest. Competition remains fierce on Saturday with a Rib Contest from Noon to 2:30pm followed by a Wing Challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for you to judge! A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQFest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

Keep the lip smackin’ snackin’ going with the impressive lineup of local restaurants and vendors! Taste your way through the endless supply of scrumptious meats and satisfying options from local food vendors! Wash it all down with a selection of beers including Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling and Sam Adams. Select cocktails will also be offered for $7.00, perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!

Mix with the Master
Myron Mixon, celebrity chef, three-time Barbeque World Champion, and judge on the reality television show “BBQ Pitmasters” will be at the BBQ Fest on Saturday and Sunday, performing cooking demonstrations, signging books/merchandise, hosting a VIP gathering and judging a sweet dessert competition. Nicknamed “the winningest man in barbeque,” Myron will be passing out the trophies on Sunday while mixing-it-up with competitors and showcasing his award-winning smokers — proudly manufactured in neighboring Waterford, CT.

Exceptional Entertainment

The Winter Parking Lot heats up with music, Weber Grill Academy demos and classes, a fireworks show and more to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.

Dance all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Green Tea Band, Country Mile, Jay Dempsey Band, Coyote River Band and Southern City Band will be providing the beats for this epic parking lot party.

Saturday night goes out with a bang! Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks kick off at 9:15pm and are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQFest.  Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

To learn more about Sun BBQFest, please visit the event website.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on     Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Tower of Power To Become Mohegan Sun’s Next Wolf Den Hall of Fame Inductees

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Oakland Soul, R&B, Funk and Jazz greats to perform and be placed alongside Wolf Den’s best with special ceremony

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 16, 2015) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next Wolf Den Hall of Fame inductee will be none other than the legendary Tower Of Power. The Oakland, CA band will be live in concert on Saturday, April 18th at Mohegan Sun. The longtime Wolf Den performers will kick off at 8:00pm and early into the show, Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone, along with Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown, will take the stage to present Tower of Power with their well-deserved Wolf Den Hall of Fame honor.

About Tower of Power:
Tower of Power’s musical odyssey began in 1968 when tenor saxophonist/vocalist Emilio Castillo met baritone sax player Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. Originally named The Motown’s, the guys paid homage to the R&B sound that influenced them while adding their own personal twist. In 1970, the now renamed Tower of Power landed its first record deal with Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records. Their next album, Bump City, was recorded on Warner Brothers and produced a string of hits giving the band its first national exposure. At least 60 talented musicians have toured or recorded with the band in its 47 years and they have been featured with artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing sold out shows all over the world. Tower of Power has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.

Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Hall of Fame is an exclusive club that recognizes a distinct class of performers whose longevity and dedication have made Mohegan Sun a world-class entertainment destination. As some of our most celebrated performers, these artists have shown loyalty to fans at Mohegan Sun and have helped shape the Wolf Den into the successful venue it is today. The induction ceremonies will take place on the Wolf Den stage at the beginning of each performance.

Cirque Dreams Revealed Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena on September 27th!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

An all-new stylish entertainment experience

Cirque Dreams Revealed will offer guests at Mohegan Sun Arena an intimate, in-the-round Cirque Dreams entertainment experience when this new, stylish and intriguing revue takes center stage.  The show is set for Saturday, September 27th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale Friday, August 15th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 16th subject to availability.

Cirque Dreams Revealed will expose some of the most distinctive and never before seen Cirque Dreams artistry in a non-stop cabaret revue of heart-pounding action. Guest seating will completely surround the performance and happenings unlike similar shows of this stature.  The featured Cirque Dreams artists in Cirque Dreams Revealed will soar above guests seats performing elaborate aerial feats, delicate balancing acts and stylish strength presentations with stimulating rhythm and grace.  Guests will behold contorting, spinning and the manipulation of perfectly sculpted bodies in synchronicity and close proximity.  The 75-minute revue will also reveal exquisite costumes, an alluring musical score and astonishing performance artistry from 8 countries.

Under the artistic direction of founder and Broadway director Neil Goldberg, The Cirque Dreams franchise and global entertainment brand of popular shows throughout the world have garnered the praise of critics around the country from USA Today, Associated Press and the New York Times to CNN, Today Show and Fox & Friends, Neil Goldberg has been declared “One of today’s leading theatrical impresarios” by The LA Times. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune says Goldberg’s Cirque Dreams has “mastered an artform that the more famous French Canadians have yet to conquer.” The New York Daily News hails, “There have only been a handful of shows that have generated an exclamation point as assertive as the ones created and directed by Neil Goldberg,” proclaiming him “uniquely ingenious.”

To date, Cirque Dreams brand shows have been attended by over 50 million people in more than 350 U.S. cities and 20 countries.  Partnerships have been forged with industry leaders and companies in strategic markets where Cirque Dreams shows appear.  Broadway and touring shows have been presented in partnership with many including Broadway Across America.  Cirque Dreams brand shows have been produced for Disney, Busch Gardens and Six Flags theme parks.  The company’s partnership with Palace Resorts presents Cirque Dreams brand shows in Cancun and future destination resorts.  Sony/ATV Music and Cirque Dreams’ partnership generated the creation of the musical touring production “Cirque Dreams Rocks”.  Permanent installations of “Cirque Dreams & Dinner” shows on the Epic and Breakaway ships are in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line.  Cirque Dreams’ partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment has generated performances at 17 military installations in 10 countries for U.S. service members and their families. In 2015 the company will produce and tour a revival of its Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.  For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.