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.