Local Bands & Musicians To Battle It Out At Locals Live At Mohegan Sun


A special music competition that will award up to $5,000 returns to the Wolf Den November 9th – December 7th

For the first time since 2019, Locals Live presented by Mohegan Sun and Hall Communications returns to the Wolf Den! Local acts with big dreams of performing in an award-winning venue where Luke Bryan, Barenaked Ladies, Pentatonix and more have taken the stage will have their shot this fall.

Mohegan Sun and Hall Communications will be hosting another exciting four-week contest searching for local bands and musicians in the area to ultimately perform in the Wolf Den and compete for a grand prize of $5,000. The contest will feature eight weeks of submissions from Tuesday, August 23rd to Monday, October 17th. Submissions can be made online through the WCTY website.

Mohegan Sun and Hall Communications will select 14 bands/musicians (12 to perform and two alternates) to perform live in the Wolf Den starting November 9th every Wednesday (excluding November 23rd) from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The first rounds will be a text-to-vote competition from 8:00pm to 11:00pm each night of first-round events. Voters can text in their vote up to a maximum of five times, and the band who receives the most votes on the given performance night will proceed to the final round on December 7th.

During the finals, there will be guest and celebrity judges to assist in determining the winner as well as text-to-vote influence. The winner will be announced that night and receive a $5,000 cash prize and the runner up will receive $1,000.

Admission to Locals Live is free, and guests can enjoy $4.00 Coors, Coors Light, and Miller Lite specials. Guests may line up no sooner than three hours before the show. Come early, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 21+ to attend.

For the purposes of this competition, talent is defined as musicians, bands, or singer-songwriters ONLY. All talent must be 21 years of age or older and from CT, RI, MA or NY. Performers must adhere to all Mohegan Sun rules and sign a guidelines contract prior to performance. Talent must be able to set up by 5:00pm on date of performance for sound check. All rules subject to change/management interpretation.


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