Taking place in Mohegan Sun next month, December 15th -19th, 51 candidates will compete for the job of Miss America 2020; A special tribute show with current Miss America, Nia Franklin, is also scheduled

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 5, 2019) – Mohegan Sun will become only the third destination to host Miss America in its 99-year history next month and tickets are now on-sale at Missamerica.org/tickets and on-site at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The finals will be broadcast on NBC live from Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00pm EST.

Leading up to the finals and taking place in Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo & Convention Center, Miss America 2020 will also feature two preliminary competitions as well as a special Tribute Show in Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre, where the Miss America Organization (MAO) will say thank you to Nia Franklin (Miss America 2019) for a successful year. Guests will be able to enjoy music that Franklin has composed during the past year and join other Miss America’s as they entertain and share where their lives have led over the past year. All Tribute Show ticket holders will get priority access to a Miss America autograph line prior to the show. Tickets to this Miss America Tribute Show can also be purchased via: Ticketmaster

NBC’s 2020 Miss America Competition Schedule:

  • Preliminary night 1: Sunday, December 15th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm EST| Earth Expo & Convention Center
  • Preliminary night 2: Monday, December 16th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm EST| Earth Expo & Convention Center
  • Nia Franklin Tribute Show: Tuesday, December 17th from 8:00pm – 10:00pm | Cabaret Theatre. (Complimentary dessert and coffee as well as a cash bar will be offered. Limited general admission seating available.)
  • Finals: Thursday, December 19th from 8:00pm – 10:00pm EST | Mohegan Sun Arena

*Full list of candidates: Missamerica.org/titleholders/2020-candidates/

NBC’s The 2020 Miss America Competition will follow 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts towards community service and education. The show will highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence, and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The candidates’ official arrival ceremony will be on December 12th at 5:00pm at Mohegan Sun and will be free and open to the public. Other events throughout the week can be found at Missamerica.org. It will be an exciting week of competition, special events and community engagement, all capped off with an incredible final event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00pm on NBC. At the end of the telecast, one candidate will be chosen for the job of Miss America 2020 to build upon the work of Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin. As Miss America 2019, Franklin has been promoting her social impact initiative, “Advocating for the Arts” through appearances at colleges and universities, city operas and other art venues and has taken part in other various impactful events, including visits to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) (4), is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised more than $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women.

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