COMIX to Deliver Live Comedy and Craft Beer at Mohegan Sun Starting October 7

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — (September 18, 2015) – Comedic headliners and rising talent have anew home: COMIX Mohegan Sun, serving up live comedy and craft beer. The new 8,000-square-foot comedy club and craft beer bar located in Mohegan Sun’s Casino of the Earth will officially open on October 7th. A grand opening celebration with ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, October 9th.
COMIX is the newest venue at Mohegan Sun and the only location hosting live stand-up performances Wednesday-Sunday in a 325-seat club designed exclusively for comedy. In addition to delivering cutting-edge shows, the custom-designed craft beer bar will serve 24 local, regional and national favorite craft beers on tap, more than 50 bourbon whiskeys, a full cocktail selection and a diverse bar-food menu.
“We’re thrilled to become a part of Mohegan Sun. We’re looking forward to bringing more programming of laughs and the best live comedy experience to New England’s most exciting gaming and entertainment destination,” said Michael Brauth, Partner of COMIX.
Marc Wiesenthal, Partner of COMIX added, “Our new location and partnership with Mohegan Sun allows us to continue to present the best comedy talent from New York, Los Angeles and nationwide to an audience that appreciates and deserves great entertainment. We also look forward to hosting the biggest names in comedy in both the Mohegan Sun Arena and the Uncas Ballroom.”
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with COMIX, an alignment of two of the strongest names in the entertainment industry,” said Bobby Soper, Chief Executive Officer for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “With the addition of the new comedy club, Mohegan Sun will now feature one of the best trios of entertainment venues all under one roof and within 100 yards of each other. It will be hard to find another destination where in a given night, it’s possible for an act like The Zac Brown Band to be playing The Wolf Den, Justin Timberlake on stage in The Arena and Lenny Clarke delivering standup at COMIX.”
In addition to announcing the new partnership with Mohegan Sun, COMIX announced the opening slate of club acts for October and November including: Julian McCullough, Alonzo Bodden, Lenny Clarke, Jamie Kennedy and Rod Man. Tickets to all performances and details are available by visiting www.COMIXcomedy.com or by calling 860-862-7000.
COMIX has a long and stellar reputation for delivering the best of comedy on its club and theater stages including Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jim Norton, Iliza Shlesinger and Cedric The Entertainer.
About COMIX Mohegan Sun
COMIX Mohegan Sun is an independently-owned and operated Comedy Club and Craft Beer Bar located inside one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States. Open every Wednesday through Sunday and serving happy hour until 7:00 p.m., COMIX Comedy Club showcases national headliners, superb regional and local talent and offbeat shows; all on a stage built for comedy. COMIX Craft Beer Bar offers 24 local, regional and national craft beers on tap, an excellent bourbon whiskey program, complemented by a full cocktail list and great bar food menu. COMIX is the perfect venue for private parties, special events and fundraisers and the place for fans to cheer on their teams on the big screen. COMIX also presents the superstars of comedy in the Mohegan Sun Arena and Uncas Ballroom. For hours and more info, call 860-862-7000 or visit www.COMIXcomedy.com, www.facebook.com/COMIXmohegansun and @COMIXmohegansun.

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Little Big Town To Play Mohegan Sun Arena This New Year’s Eve

Country powerhouse band recently nominated for 5 CMA awards to rock Mohegan Sun Arena on December 31st; Tickets on sale this Friday

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 15, 2015) –  Mohegan Sun Arena is excited to announce that Little Big Town will be headlining a New Year’s Eve concert, set for 7:30pm on Thursday, December 31st. The show will feature the very talented Country singer/song-writer, Holly Williams, as a special guest.
Tickets are $49.00 and go on sale Friday, September 18th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, September 19th subject to availability.
Little Big Town are soaring on the strength of the universally lauded single “Girl Crush.” The ballad scored the quartet a Single of the Year nomination and Song of the Year recognition for its writers Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey. Little Big Town are also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, Video of the Year (“Girl Crush“), Musical Event (for “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” with Miranda Lambert) and Album of the Year for their sixth studio effort, Pain Killer, for the 2015 CMA Awards
After their wildly successful album Tornado, Little Big Town’s prescription for continued success and creative drive was in their sixth album, Pain Killer. The two years between Tornado’s and Painkiller’s release proved to be the most formative and motivational for the inspired family of artists, together since 1998. In that time, Little Big Town earned two #1 radio hits with Tornado and Pontoon, a Grammy, two ACM and three CMA awards and an Emmy. They also found time to headline a sold-out tour, join Keith Urban across North America and host the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, twice.

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

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The Weeknd Announces ‘The Madness Fall Tour’


Mohegan Sun Arena set for Saturday, November 14th concert; North American Tour spanning 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada; Tickets on sale August 28th at Livenation.com & Ticketmaster
Grammy Award®-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd today announced The Madness Fall Tour. Set to kick off on Tuesday, November 3rd in Toronto, Ontario, the Live Nation-produced tour will support the genre-spanning artist’s upcoming album, Beauty Behind The Madness, due out Friday, August 28th on XO/Republic Records. The North American arena tour spans 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montreal, Atlanta, Miami, as well as a Saturday, November 14th concert at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets are $97.50 & $77.50 and go on sale the same day as The Weeknd’s album release on Friday, August 28th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster and Livenation.com. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 29th, subject to availability.
A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, August 24th at 10:00am through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The Weeknd’s path to Beauty Behind The Madness has defied all conventions. He avoided revealing his face until over a year after he released his very first song online. The story itself is now legendary. In 2011, he released an untouchable series of three critically revered free mixtapes — House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence — and the internet exploded with praise and a whole lot of theories about him as he personally remained silent. Soon though, his reach and appeal exponentially expanded. He teamed up with Ariana Grande for the platinum-selling hit “Love Me Harder.” He then had the mainstream completely in his grip with the release of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” in early 2015. The first release from the chart-dominating, platinum Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture soundtrack became a triple-platinum smash that enjoyed 27 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Feel My Face” formally ushered in Beauty Behind The Madness. The song quickly shot to #1 on iTunes worldwide and within weeks, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Weeknd has also become a touring force. The 2014 King Of The Fall Tour sold out all dates and since then, The Weeknd’s festival appearances, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and HARD Summer, have drawn massive crowds.
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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

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Darius Rucker Returns To Mohegan Sun Arena This Fall

Concert booked for Saturday, October 24th; David Nail and CAM to join as special guests

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 17, 2015) — Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and the man the Star Tribune dubbed “the best male singer in Country music,” Darius Rucker, recently announced the fall leg of his Southern Style Tour. Mohegan Sun Arena will welcome the Country star for a Saturday, October 24th concert, set for 7:30pm.
Tickets are $59.00 & $39.00 and go on sale Friday, August 21st at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, August 22nd, subject to availability.
The second leg of the Southern Style Tour begins October 8th and will run through Thanksgiving. Rucker will bring Country singers David Nail and CAM out on the road with him. Critics have said “the chillest dude in Nashville” (Rolling Stone) has had the ability to “defy expectations” (Asbury Park Press) on the tour.
More than 400,000 fans have turned out to catch the rocking, raucous show, which has featured rising stars Brett Eldredge and A Thousand Horses. The summer run is on track to reach 700,000 tickets sold by summer’s end.
Rolling Stone recently debuted Rucker’s video for new single “Southern Style” last week. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil and produced by Jennifer Rothlein, features Rucker performing around his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. “Southern Style” is the second single from his Capitol Records Nashville album of the same name, which was Rucker’s fourth No. 1 country LP. Lead single “Homegrown Honey” recently reached No. 1 as well, giving him seven chart-topping songs.
For more information about Rucker, visit DariusRucker.com and follow @DariusRucker on Twitter.
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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

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Mohegan Sun’s 90s Concert Adds Ed Lover As Host + Performances By Shock G Of Digital Underground And Freedom Williams Of C And C Music Factory

Full concert lineup for September 18th now includes Boyz II Men, Wilson Phillips, En Vogue, Coolio, Shock G & Freedom Williams; Hosted by Ed Lover

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 5, 2015) —Mohegan Sun Arena’s Best of 90s Concert, set for 8:00pm on Friday, September 18th, just got a little sweeter. The show will now be MC’d by non other than Ed Lover, the guy who has done it all in entertainment, whether it be TV, books, radio, movies, standup Comedy or DJing.
Not to be outdone, Oakland, CA’s Shock G of Digital Underground has joined the bill as well. The rapper that took the music industry by storm in the late 80s and early 90s will bring hits like the “The Humpty Dance” and “doowutchayalike,” plus many more to the stage come September 18th. Digital Underground have sold over 10 Million albums and received many awards, including a Grammy. Their 1990 album, Sex Packets, individually went platinum. The group is also known for launching the career of one of Hip-Hop’s most prolific artists, 2pac.
Freedom Williams and C And C Music Factory hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990 with the mega hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).” The band would also climb up the charts in the 90s with hits “Here We Go Let’s Rock and Roll,” “Things That Make You Go Hmm” and “Touch Of Love.” C And C Music Factory was at the forefront of some of the best and most successful dance music of their era, selling over 8 million units and staking claim to five #1 Dance/Club Play hits in the early to mid 1990s!
Ed Lover can currently be heard on Sirius XM’s Backspin Channel, Monday through Friday 6:00pm through 10:00pm EST. He is the only full time show on the channel. Since its inception, subscriptions for Sirius XM has soared. Having interviewed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to President Obama, Ed is a true radio and entertainment legend.
Lover also starred in the Hip-Hop classic, Who’s The Man, in 1993, alongside Doctor Dre, whom he also co-hosted the classic 1990s MTV show, Yo! MTV Raps.
Tickets are $35.00 and are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.
For more information on this concert, visit Best of 90s!
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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

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