Beginning March 15th local acts compete for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open for Bon Jovi in Mohegan Sun Arena
When Bon Jovi makes their highly-anticipated return to Mohegan Sun Arena to perform two concerts on Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th, they will share the stage with two lucky, up-and-coming local bands.  To facilitate the competition, Bon Jovi has partnered with local radio station 96.5 TIC FM to present the Friday, March 26th opening act contest. For the March 27th opening act contest, Clear Channel Radio’s The River 105.9 FM, Country 92.5 FM and KISS 95.7 FM have been selected as presenting stations. All stations will promote the contests on-air, online and through station newsletters.
The “Opening Act Contest,” which launched Monday, March 15th, is open to all bands in the Connecticut region.  Friday night’s opening act contest can be entered at Entries for Saturday night will be accepted at, and All sites will feature homepage banners linked to a dedicated webpage where bands will submit a video of themselves playing an original song.  Each winning band will perform a 30-minute opening set at Mohegan Sun Arena as well as receive five (5) pairs of tickets to see the show.  The deadline for receiving submissions is Monday, March 22nd.
Tickets are $195.00 and $125.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.
The band’s 11th studio album, The Circle, was released in November 2009 and debuted at #1 in numerous countries, including the U.S., Canada and Japan.  Globally, the legendary band has sold more than 120 million albums, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.  With “The Circle Tour,” Bon Jovi will spend much of the next two years on the road, performing 135 shows in 30 countries.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by  Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit  More information on the search for Bon Jovi’s “Opening Act Contest” can be found at for the March 26th show, or, or for the March 27th show. For other information, please contact Eve Samuels & Erik Stein from Scoop Marketing at 213.639.6160 or [email protected]