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Vets Rock Featuring Joe Walsh & Guests: A Concert Benefiting the USO & Veterans Expo Comes to Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Annual Military and Veterans Event slated For Friday, November 3rd; Concert tickets on sale Friday, September 15th

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 12, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that it will be welcoming back Vets Rock, inpartnership with WTNH and iHeart Media, on Friday, November 3rd. The third annual Vets Rock kicks off with a special day filled with valuable support, services and resources for our military, veterans and their families including a career fair, suit fitting and a mobile vet center. The day will be capped off by a performance by legendary rocker, Joe Walsh, inside the award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena. The concert starts at 7:30pm.

This year’s event is in partnership and benefits the USO Connecticut (USO), our nation’s leading organization dedicated to serving our Armed Forces.

“This year we are all in on helping the USO. The USO is an organization that every veteran or family member of a veteran knows about. They’re a worldwide organization. They provide support to soldiers and families in far-flung dusty locations and here at home,” said Kevin Brown, Chairman, Mohegan Tribal Council.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the support of Mohegan Sun as we further expand USO programs and services throughout the state of Connecticut and the region,” said Brian Whiting, President & CEO USO Metropolitan New York. “This commitment will allow the USO to reach more service members and military families – ensuring they stay connected to the grateful nation they choose to defend.”

Vets Rock 2017 begins with an opening ceremony at 10:00am in The Shops concourse, hosted by Gil Simmons of WTNH-TV. Events thereafter will take place from 10:00am – 7:00pm.

Vets Rock Expo

One week before Veterans Day, the third annual Vets Rock, hosted by Mohegan Sun is to reach an overall goal of help, raise money, provide services and a good time for Veterans in and outside the Southeastern Connecticut community.  Throughout the day in the Uncas Ballroom, Mohegan Sun and the USO, have provided special services and activities for Veterans and their families.  Including a career fair and workshop presented by Hiring Our Heroes whom are featuring 100 employers from throughout the region.  More events in the Uncas Ballroom include the Save – A – Suite Professional Attire fitting, complimentary flu shots for Veterans and a mobile vet center.

“The U.S. Department of Chambers partners with us with a Hiring Our Heroes job fair where over 100 local, regional and some national employers. That will literally take a resume, possibly do an interview and maybe even provide a job that very day right here in the ballroom,” said Brown.

Veterans can register for events at mohegansun.com/vetsrock

Discounted hotel rates will be available for Veteran’s signed up as well, subject to availability.

Vets Rock Concert

Mohegan Sun Arena presents a very special Vets Rock Benefit Concert beginning at 7:30pm on Friday, November 3rd.  The concert is MC’d by longtime veteran’s advocate and music icon, Tony Orlando, will feature performances by special guests, to be announced, and headlined by Eagles legend, Joe Walsh.

Tickets are $89.00, $69.00 & $49.00 and go on sale Friday, September 15th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16th, subject to availability.

ABOUT USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

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.

Vets Rock Returns To Mohegan Sun This Veterans Day

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Celebration on November 11th to feature a benefit concert with performances by Dropkick Murphys, Godsmack, Tony Orlando, Madison Rising

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 14, 2016) – Career fairs, workshops, The Wall That Heals, a charity concert and so much more – the possibilities are endless at the second annual Vets Rock at Mohegan Sun this Veterans Day. Hosted by Til Duty is Done and Mohegan Sun, the day will feature special services and activities for veterans and their families.

Vets Rock Concert

Mohegan Sun Arena presents a very special Vets Rock Benefit Concert beginning at 7:30pm on November 11th.  The concert, emceed by Tony Orlando, will feature performances by Dropkick Murphys, Godsmack, emcee Tony Orlando and Madison Rising with appearances by the NYFD Emerald Society and Tat Holler.   Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Friday, September 16th through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Complimentary tickets will be given to the first 250 Veterans who register for the day’s events at VetsRock.info.

Wounded Veterans VIP Experience

Mohegan Sun and Til Duty Is Done are extremely proud to announce an exclusive partnership with American Airlines to give a very special group of wounded Veterans a once in a lifetime experience. American Airlines will be chartering a commercial jet to fly 24 veterans and their families from Wounded Warrior Transition Units around the country to Connecticut for an unforgettable “High Roller” experience during Vets Rock.  The veterans will arrive in Connecticut on Wednesday, November 9th and will be put up in Mohegan Sun’s hotel for three nights with VIP privileges and services their entire stay.

The Wall That Heals

From November 10th through November 13th, The Wall That Heals will be set up and on display for visitors in the outdoor Winter Parking lot at Mohegan Sun.  A mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and honors the millions of Americans who served during the Vietnam War.  The half-scale replica of the The Wall and a mobile Education Center spread The Wall’s healing legacy to hundreds of thousands across the country.

Career Fair & Workshops

Vets Rock is also taking over Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center. All convention rooms and the full 38,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom will be converted into a conference space featuring a career fair, resume assistance, professional suit fittings and more.

Half of the Convention Center will host the Hiring Our Heroes Workshop with interview prep and resume assistance.  Guests will also have the opportunity to be fitted for a professional suit by Save-A-Suit. From 10:00am to 6:00pm, veterans are invited to take part in the career fair featuring at least 100 employers from throughout the state. The career fair will take place in the other half of the Convention Center. A family area will be available where veterans can bring their children while they explore the services available.  For more information and to register for the day’s events please visit VetsRock.info.

About Til Duty is Done

Til Duty is Done is an organization helping to restore and improve the lives of veterans. Targeting veterans who are at risk for homelessness, Til Duty is Done creates delineates an efficient path to success to enable our veterans to have sustainable post military employment. Their mission is to serve, empower and engage veterans through supportive housing and employment opportunities.  For more information on Till Duty is Done please visit www.tdid.org.

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.

Veterans Day Specials At Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Mohegan Sun gives back to U.S. Military members this Veterans Day

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 28, 2015) – This Veterans Day, to honor those who have protected our country, Mohegan Sun offers a hiring fair, a concert, discounts and deals for both active and retired military members.

Wear your support and show your pride with an American flag pin which you can receive in The Shops on Tuesday, November 11th.

Vets Rock Hiring Fair
Join us for a special hiring event for service members, veterans, and military spouses at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. This event is being held in conjunction with VETS ROCK!, hosted by Til Duty is Done, and features a hiring fair, employment workshops, and networking opportunities. The Hiring Fair will be held inside the Convention Center from 10:00am – 5:00pm. To learn more about the Hiring Fair, please visit the website.

Vets Rock Concert
Presented by Mohegan Sun, benefiting Til Duty is Done & in partnership with News 8 starring Trace Adkins with special guests Madison Rising and Dan Orlando plus a short Acoustic set by Dropkick Murphys, hosted by Tony Orlando. The show kicks off inside Mohegan Sun Arena at 7:30pm. Tickets are $49.00 and $29.00 and are available for purchase via Ticketmaster and Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Restaurant Specials
On Wednesday, November 11th, Todd English’s Tuscany will feature a cider brined pork belly and porchetta stuffed with roasted apples and sage, salt cured potatoes, truffle honey glazed carrots topped with a black pepper bourbon demi glaze for $36.00.

Veterans eat free from a fixed menu at Arooga’s, receive 10% off at Jasper White’s Summer Shack and Summer Shack Express, 20% off at Seasons Buffet(cannot be combined with other offers), and $10.00 off a purchase of $50.00 or more at Pasta Vita upon presentation of military identification on Veterans Day.

Enjoy $3.00 14 oz. Bud Light & Landshark drafts at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on Veteran’s Day along with $5.00 Who’s To Blame margaritas, appetizer specials and more!

Kid’s Quest will extend their hours on Veterans Day; staying open until 12:00am on Tuesday, November 10th and opening at 9:00am on Wednesday, November 11th. Kid’s Quest will also offer a 5% military discount.

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.