Mohegan Sun Arena Wins Seventh Academy of Country Music Award


Mohegan Sun Arena named “Casino of the Year – Arena”

The Academy of Country Music announced the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award winners from the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House Friday night in a special moment. Among the winners, was Mohegan Sun Arena, which ACM named this year’s “Casino of the Year – Arena.” This is the seventh ACM Award for Mohegan Sun Arena, and the 17th national award overall.

All Industry Award, Studio Recording Award, and soon-to-be-announced Special Award recipients will be celebrated during the 15th Academy of Country Music Honors on Wednesday, August 24th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

“We feature so many amazing artists and different genres throughout the year at Mohegan Sun Arena, to the tune of well over 100 concerts per year, but Country music is always so popular here, including some of the biggest A-list acts, many of which started here in the Wolf Den and grew their fan base early in their career throughout New England ” said Tom Cantone, President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “To take home our seventh ACM ‘Casino of the Year’ award really is an honor and another credit to our hard-working team at Mohegan Sun and the relationships we have built over the years with the best-of-the-best in Country music.”

The “Casino of the Year – Arena” Industry Award is presented to an outstanding arena within a casino and selected by a professional panel of judges. To be eligible for the award, casino arenas must have bought or promoted at least four Country concerts during the year, be in good standing with all agents, and help promote Country ticket sales.

Mohegan Sun hosted Lady A for its first full-capacity public concert since reopening for live entertainment in late July last year. Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Brett Young, and Chris Young also performed to sold-out crowds in the Arena in 2021.

Mohegan Sun Arena continues to host the best acts in Country music throughout the year. Brad Paisley with special guest Jackson Dean will kick off the summer in the Arena this month on Friday, May 27th, before Kane Brown and special guests Walker Hayes and Raelynn perform back-to-back shows on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th. Other Country concerts include Toby Keith, Sam Hunt, and Keith Urban with special guest Ingrid Andress, before Luke Combs plays back-to-back sold-out shows with special guests Jordan Davis and Lainey Wilson on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th.

Grammy Award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood recently announced The Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which includes a show at Mohegan Sun Arena with special guest Jimmie Allen on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

More information on ticket prices and additional shows can be found at Ticketmaster and Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Sun Arena finished 2021 with its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its capacity in the world according to Pollstar and VenuesNow, ranked among the top 10 venues in the U.S. regardless of size based on ticket sales, and was named “2021 Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency.  In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.”  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.

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