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Top Pit Masters Serve Up Their Barbecue Specialties At Sun BBQ Fest Presented By King’s Hawaiian

Friday, April 6th, 2018

The 6th Annual Sun BBQ Fest Returns on June 2nd & 3rd,
Rain or Shine

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 6, 2018) – It’s time to get messy at Sun BBQ Fest presented by King’s Hawaiian, Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Mohegan Sun. Festival goers will be able to sink their teeth into barbecue-smothered favorites, full plate meals, ribs, wings and more! Live music and cooking challenges will also take place throughout the weekend for the whole family to enjoy.

Admission is $5.00 per day and now on sale through the Mohegan Sun Box Office or available at the festival door. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, $1.00 tickets for food and beverage will be available inside the festival.

Grills Heated Up – Wings, Ribs & More

The Winter Parking Lot will be smokin’ with the best BBQ for guests to sink their teeth into. Experience the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. $2.00 samples will be available from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams, and guests can cast their vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQ Fest. On Saturday, the competition continues 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 fans to indulge and then judge. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQ Fest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

BBQ Fest goers can taste their way through an endless supply of delicious meats and other flavorful options, all from some of the best restaurants and food vendors that can be found in the region. Wash it all down with a refreshing selection of beers that include Bud, Bud Light and Samuel Adams. Tito’s cocktails will also be offered for $7.00 – the perfect pairings for BBQ on a hot summer day!

Electrifying Entertainment

Ever wonder how the pros make it look so easy? Here is your chance to learn the tricks of the trade right from celebrity chef Myron Mixon, “the winningest man in barbecue” and four – time Barbecue World Champion.  On Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00pm and 3:00pm he will perform cooking demonstrations.

Be entertained all weekend long with live music on the main stage that will be providing the beats for this can’t-miss parking lot party. End Saturday night with a bang! – The spectacular fireworks display will be set to kick off at 9:15pm and 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 BBQ Fest. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

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

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun 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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 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 Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Three-Day Sun BBQ Fest Returns To Mohegan Sun This June

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Connecticut’s largest BBQ festival heats up the Winter Parking Lot with food, fun and fireworks.

Uncasville, CT (April 28, 2014) – Sizzle into summer at Sun BBQFest and fill your plate with some of the nation’s best BBQ. Soak up the sun, fun and BBQ sauce at the Winter Parking Lot June 20th-22nd. Live entertainment and delicious food provide the perfect summer setting for a chillin’ and grillin’ good time.

Tickets for the event are $5.00 per day and go on sale Friday, May 2nd through the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Kids 6 and under get in free.

BBQ Meats & Good Eats
A weekend of lip smackin’ good food is on the agenda for Sun BBQFest. The Winter Parking Lot will be smokin’ with the best BBQ for guests to sink their teeth into. Countless food vendors and a BBQ competition sanctioned by Kansas City BBQ Society guarantees there will be plenty of food and entertainment to go around.

Guests are invited to stroll and sample all the BBQ they can stomach including food and treats from Johnny Rocket’s, Ben & Jerry’s and more. Induldge in bacon brownies and chocolate peanut butter bacon from Bacon Bites, or try some quirky flavored jerky from The Jerky Hut. Wash it all down with an ice cold brew from the beer trailer, the perfect pairing for BBQ on a hot summer day.

Entertainment Galore
No festival would be complete without some live entertainment. The Winter Parking Lot spices things up with music, contests and a fireworks show to celebrate summertime and all things BBQ.

Be entertained all weekend long with live music on the main stage. Beach Avenue, Jay Dempsey Band, Red Light and Sugar will be providing the beats for the three-day parking lot party. On Saturday, Sun BBQFest booms with a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks kick off at 9:15pm and are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

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

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

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 75 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.

Meet Three Top BBQ Masters During Sun BBQ Fest

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Sun BBQ Fest brings 3 Top BBQ chefs to a Signings & Sightings event at Mohegan Sun

WHAT: Learn some BBQ tips from the top grillers themselves as Lee Ann Whippen, Mike Davis and Ray Lampe stop by The Shops at Mohegan Sun during the Sun BBQ Fest.  These three Top BBQ chefs will meet fans and sign autographs in three different Signings & Sightings events.

WHEN: Lee Ann Whippen: Friday, June 1st – 8:00pm-9:00pm

Mike Davis: Saturday, June 2nd – 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe: Sunday, June 3rd – Noon-1:00pm

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

ABOUT LEE ANN: Lee Ann Whippen is the President and Owner of Wood Chick’s BBQ Restaurants & Catering Company as well as lead Pit Master of Wood Chick’s BBQ’s Competition Cooking Team. Since beginning her BBQ competing with “Team Boaris” in 1996, Whippen has earned multiple victories including National Award “1st Place in Pork” at the American Royal Invitation BBQ Competition in Kansas City, winner of the Georgia State BBQ Championship and Wood Chick has won BBQ Grand Championships in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia and most recently, won the 2010 Maryland Reserve Grand Championship.  In 2004, Whippen took her famous recipes and sauces and opened up her very own Wood Chick’s BBQ Restaurant in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Whippen’s success and expertise in BBQ has landed her on numerous Television shows such as TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters, Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and NBC Sport Network’s National BBQ Championship Series. More information on Lee Ann can be found at woodchicksbbq.com.

ABOUT MIKE: A 4-time American Royal winner and Top five rated competition BBQ cook in the nation, “Lotta Bull BBQ’s” Mike Davis is no slouch behind the grill.  He holds 18 years of experience in Competitive BBQ, which have netted over 1,000 awards in total, 84 of which were Grand Championships and 56 Reserve Grand Championships.  In 2007, Davis started competing full-time with sponsor backing by the likes of Strube Ranch Wagyu Beef, Yoder Smokers, Compart Family Farms, Butcher BBQ, Kosmos Q, Texas Pepper Jelly and Springer Mountain Farms. Notable victories include titles at the 2002, 2005 and 2010 American Royal “Open”, 2009 Tennessee Highway 64 Triple Crown Winner, 2008 Grill Arena Champion and 2005 Butt to Butt Champion alongside wife of 35 years, Debbie Davis.  More info on Mike Davis and his team can be found at lottabullbbq.com.

ABOUT RAY: Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe first licked his chops in BBQ in 2000 after leaving his family’s trucking business where he worked for 25 years.  Since honing his outdoor cooking, Lampe has written six cookbooks and is currently working on a seventh.  His titles include Slow Fire-The Beginner’s Guide to Barbecue, The NFL Game Day Cookbook, Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Road Trip, Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook, Dr. BBQ’s All Year Long and Ribs, Chops, Steaks and Wings. Dr. BBQ has also appeared on CBS, Food Network, E! News, NFL Network, NBC Sports Network, CNN, The Howard Stern Show and more.  Visit his website at DRBBQ.com.

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 75 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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.