Mohegan Sun Jumpstarts Summer Season At The Sun Patio


Festivities include a Summer Kick-Off party that unveils the Sun Patio Bar, and the return of popular outdoor summer concert series Party on the Sun Patio

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 4, 2023) – Summertime at Mohegan Sun is in full effect on the Sun Patio. The former Summer Entrance has been transformed into a 2,100 square-foot outdoor event space that is perfect for sunny days and warm summer nights. The star of the show is the elevated, 50 square-foot Sun Patio Bar, complete with six hi-definition screens (including two menu boards) and a full bar including six bartender stations. Regular hours for the Sun Patio Bar are Fridays from 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturdays from Noon – Midnight and Sundays from Noon – 9:00pm.

Those looking to be the first to party at the Sun Patio Bar can do so at the Summer Kick-Off on Saturday, May 27th. From 5:00pm – 8:00pm, delectable eats will be offered from Munchies, Bridge Market Pizza and Travelin’ Bones. Refreshing drink specials will also be available and electrifying live entertainment will be provided by local favorite band, Sugar. Complimentary fire pits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 guests to attend also receive a free drink, courtesy of Red Bull! Mohegan Sun’s Summer Kick-Off has free admission, and all guests must be 21+ with valid ID.

The Sun Patio is also the home of Mohegan Sun’s popular summer concert series, Party on the Sun Patio. Starting June 30th, and every Friday night through September 1st, the Sun Patio transforms into a breezy outdoor area where guests can dance the night away to live entertainment provided by local tribute bands. A rotating lineup of amazing food trucks will be offering tasty bites, and guests can quench their thirst with incredible cocktail and beverage specials. Make the night extra special with a VIP fire pit!

Party on the Sun Patio is a free event that takes place from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm and the bands start rockin’ at 8:00pm. Featured bands* for Party on the Sun Patio are as follows:

June 30th:     Chicken Fried, a tribute to Zac Brown Band

July 7th:         Vegas McGraw & Tim McGraw Tribute, a tribute to Tim McGraw

July 14th:       Simply Shania, a tribute to Shania Twain

July 21st:        Big Eyed Phish, a tribute to Dave Matthews Band

July 28th:       Captain Fantastic, a tribute to Elton John

Aug. 4th:        Queen Flash, a tribute to Queen

Aug. 11th:      Dumb As You Are, a tribute to Nirvana

Aug. 18th:      No Shoes Nation, a tribute to Kenny Chesney

Aug. 25th:      Tramps Like Us, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Sept. 1st:        The Journey Show, a tribute to Journey

*Lineup subject to change

Guests must be 21+ with valid ID to attend Party on the Sun Patio. Fire pit reservations will open in June 2023. All fire pit reservations include a complimentary round of drinks for up to eight guests per reserved fire pit. Additional seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests are welcome to bring their own chairs. Coolers and outside food/beverages are not permitted. In the event of inclement weather, bands performing at Party on the Sun Patio will be moved to the Wolf Den. Decisions will be announced by 2:00pm the day of the event.

While the Sun Patio is open to the public, private parties can be booked for up to 2,000 guests. The Sun Patio Bar is also available for booking private parties of up to 300 guests. The Sun Patio is in the process of a multi-phase renovation with phase two starting in fall 2023.

Stay tuned, Mohegan Sun is gearing up for a summer to remember and things are just warming up! For the latest details on events and promotions, visit

Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 70 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Charisse Huff

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