An Evening With The Judds Brings Heartfelt Country to Mohegan Sun

2009-05-04

Mother/daughter duo live in the Arena on July 2nd
One of the most beloved acts in Country music history, The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi), will appear in concert live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $85.00 and $65.00 and go on sale Saturday, May 9th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free 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 Sunday, May 10th, subject to availability.
The Judds have celebrated a career like no other.  Adored by fans and admired by their peers, these Cinderellas from Kentucky helped reshape the sound and image of American popular music. Their first project, The Judds, was released in 1984.  By the close of 1985, The Judds had two platinum albums, a gold album and six #1 singles.  These two small-town girls became one of the most celebrated success stories in Country music, selling more than twenty million records and winning over sixty industry awards including five Grammys, nine CMAs and eight Billboard Music awards.  By 1989, they were one of the top-grossing touring acts in America, selling more concert tickets that year than everyone but The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones.  In October of 1990, Naomi learned she had contracted Hepatitis C.  The debilitating disease left her no choice but to retire after a lifetime of dreams and eight years at the top.
The Judds Farewell Tour began February of 1991 and stopped in 116 cities across North America.  The tour grossed over $21 million and The Judds were named the top-grossing concert act in 1991.  The tour broke records but it broke hearts too, as the girls said a tearful goodbye to the loyal fans who had loved and supported them for nearly a decade.  On December 4, 1991, The Judds performed their final concert.  The sell-out crowd and over six million pay-per-view fans watched as Wynonna and Naomi took their final bows.  It was the end of an era. 
Through all of the trials and triumphs, Wynonna and Naomi have maintained their unique and special bond.  The phenomenal success they shared as The Judds helped redefine an industry and set the standard by which future superstars would be measured.  Together or apart, their legacy lives on in more than just music. 
For more information on An Evening With The Judds 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.