Posts Tagged ‘Walk of Fame’

Kenny Chesney Joins Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Country superstar becomes 31st performer to receive Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame star!

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 14, 2017) – On Friday, August 11th, Mohegan Sun honored Kenny Chesney with a long overdue Walk of Fame award. Taking place before his second back-to-back show, Chesney joins an exclusive list of entertainers who have stars lining the forecourt of the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Accepting the award, Chesney said, “Thank you so much for having me… We really do enjoy coming here and playing, it’s something we look forward to every year!”

“Kenny Chesney first played here in our Arena in 2008; and while it may be hard for many here today to imagine, following today’s sellout performance Kenny Chesney will have performed before nearly 10 sellout crowds at Mohegan Sun Arena – which is truly remarkable,” said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council, also mentioned, “Mohegan Sun Arena has been open for 15 years and over that 15 years we have accumulated enough shows, sellouts and great stars to become the 3rd best performing arena in the world right here at Mohegan Sun – all because of great fans, especially Country music fans like you folks.”

Kenny Chesney joins the likes of recently inducted Mohegan Sun Walk of Famers New Kids On The Block, Kevin Hart, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe, Frankie Valli and so many more.

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.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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Kenny Chesney To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Fans are invited to honor Kenny Chesney in recognition of his multiple back-to-back concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena

WHAT: Mohegan Sun is proud to announce the newest Arena Walk of Fame inductee, Country superstar Kenny Chesney. Chesney has played five back-to-back sell-out performances at Mohegan Sun Arena since he kicked off his Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour. Now, the songwriter from east Tennessee returns to Mohegan Sun for his final two indoor shows of 2017 on August 10th & 11th. Chesney will be presented with his Walk of Fame star outside the Mohegan Sun Box Office a few hours prior to his August 11th show.

WHEN/ WHERE: Friday, August 11th at 4:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO: Mohegan Sun and Tribal Executives

Kenny Chesney

IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, Mötley Crüe, Keith Urban and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars placed outside of the Box Office. With two shows at Mohegan Sun Arena, marking another sellout, this sets the perfect timing to recognize Chesney as the 31st inductee into the Walk of Fame.

The Walk of Fame award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

For more show information, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

*Media and public are invited to attend the induction ceremony.

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.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

New Kids On The Block Become The 30th Inductee Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Friday, June 12th, 2015

One of the most beloved and long-time performers at Mohegan Sun Arena, New Kids On The Block, were inducted today into the Walk of Fame

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 12, 2015) – Earlier today, Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathan of New Kids on the Block entered the Box Office forecourt outside of Mohegan Sun Arena to accept their honor as the 30th Walk of Fame inductees. Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Sun, Tom Cantone and Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, spoke briefly through roars and screams as they introduced one of Mohegan Sun’s most beloved and all-time selling acts.  “We love you all and we love Mohegan Sun Arena every time we play here. It’s also great because it’s halfway between our hometown and New York. We get the best of our fans here!” said Donnie Wahlberg as the cheers grew even louder.

The event took place today just after 4:00pm in front of many of NKOTB’s faithful and shortly from now, the band will take the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena with Nelly and TLC to open, as part of the Main Event Tour.

“Tonight will mark the 9th consecutive sellout for NKOTB and with one more, they will tie Billy Joel’s record. It’s a tribute to the great team here that runs one of the top Arena’s now in the world,” said Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone.

Kevin Brown also mentioned how honored he was to take part in presenting one of Mohegan Sun Arena’s best ever, their Walk of Fame star. He also gave praise to the hard work and high level of performers that Tom and the whole entertainment staff provide for fans on such a consistent basis.

The band joins the likes of recently inducted Mohegan Sun Walk of Famers Kevin Hart, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe, Frankie Valli and so many more.

New Kids On The Block sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s “Hangin’ Tough” and 1990’s “Step By Step” — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” and “Tonight.”

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. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.