Hippiefest Revives the Spirit of Woodstock at Mohegan Sun

2009-05-18

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Chuck Negron, Mountain featuring Leslie West & Corky Laing and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland take over the Arena on August 12th
August is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and five flower-powered originators of Rock are teaming up for an unforgettable evening at Mohegan Sun Arena.  The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mountain featuring Leslie West & Corky Laing and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland will perform live on Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30pm.
Tickets for this sensational lineup are $40.00 and go on sale Friday, May 15th 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 may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning Saturday, May 16th subject to availability.
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie are an American Pop and Folk band that exploded onto the scene in the late 60s and became notable with their cover version of Bob Dylan’s hits “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “Happy Together.” They have released two greatest hits albums and have been credited with numerous Top 40 hits.
Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is an accomplished American producer and musician. His stint with The Young Rascals jumpstarted his career, where he produced acts like Laura Nyro and Jimmie Spheeris. He went on to have a Billboard hit in 1980 as a solo artist with “Only a Lonely Heart Sees.” Cavaliere will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18, 2009. 
Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night joined the band in 1968, which became one of the most successful acts of the late 60s and 70s. Negron went on to pursue a solo career in which he recorded several albums including 1995’s Am I Still In Your Heart,  1996’s Joy to the World and 1999’s  Long Road Back. Chuck has since been touring solo and wrote a book in 2000 entitled Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story.
Mountain featuring Leslie West & Corky Laing has recorded over fifteen albums and countless Billboard chart hits since the 1960s. The band’s 1970 hit “Mississippi Queen” skyrocketed into commercial success. To this day, the Rock masterpiece remains their signature song with countless movie and commercial references. VH1 ranked the band #98 on its 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
Badfinger featuring Joey Molland has recorded over ten albums and has had countless Billboard hits including “Come and Get It” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts in 1969. The band is known as one of the earliest representatives of the Power Pop genre.
For more information on Hippiefest featuring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Chuck Negron, Mountain featuring Leslie West & Corky Laing and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland 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.