Mohegan Sun Caps Off Huge, Celebrity-Filled And Action-Packed 20th Anniversary Weekend

Performances from Kevin Hart & Friends, Fergie, LL Cool J, Jessie James Decker filled the weekend as did celebrity sightings like Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, David Ortiz, Anna Kendrick, Joe Manganiello, Brody Jenner and countless more

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 17, 2016) – Heading into this October, Mohegan Sun set out to provide a full month of non-stop entertainment in honor of the flagship property’s 20th Anniversary, highlighted by a blowout weekend that kicked off this past Friday. The weekend certainly exceeded expectations, with multiple special anniversary events, incredible entertainment, signings, appearances and jam-packed after parties filled with celebrities like Jessie James Decker, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, LL Cool J, Anna Kendrick, Clive Standen, David Ortiz, Martin Sensmeier and many more.
The fun kicked off with the return of Kevin Hart to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, October 14th, where he hosted the “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala” that featured other stand-up heavyweights, Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho and Keith Robinson. Following the performance, Hart ran into David Ortiz on the Red Carpet, as they headed into the “Official Kevin Hart After Party” inside Mohegan Sun’s popular night club, Avalon. Jessie James Decker, the Country Pop singer, reality TV star and wife of New York Jets Wide Receiver, could be seen on Friday’s red carpet just after her performance in Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre, as well!

Saturday evening was highlighted by the arrival of model and Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle co-host, Chrissy Teigen and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and husband, John Legend, who walked the Red Carpet outside of Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe just before Midnight to the delight of adoring and screaming fans. From there, the superstar couple made their way into the 20th Anniversary Ballroom Party that celebrity DJ and producer, Timbaland, was headlining. Other notable guests that partied at Mohegan Sun Saturday evening included Brody Jenner, Tyson Beckford, Robin Thicke, New London’s own, Cassie (who can be seen here joining Timbaland by the DJ booth), Clive Standen, Joe Manganiello, Wes Welker, Johnny Damon, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Ramona Singer, Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (click to view additional images of Chrissy, John and more at Mohegan Sun on October 15th. For higher resolution images, please contact Mohegan Sun PR.)
And for what possibly was the most anticipated Wolf Den performance in the legendary venue’s 20-year history, Hip-Hop great, LL Cool J, put on a show for the ages at Mohegan Sun. The crowd, which stretched deep into the gaming floor that surrounds the 350-seat, free venue, erupted when LL took the stage, and never let up through hits like “Hey Lover,” “Doin’ It Well,” “Hush,” “Headstrong” and “Ill Bomb.” The Rap icon wished Mohegan Sun a happy 20 years before wrapping an incredible performance, and stopping by the red carpet himself.
And just across the way inside the award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena, Fergie performed her many hits for a special 20th Anniversary concert for fans. Special guest, Daya, who had one of the biggest hits of the summer with, “Hide Away,” opened the show.
Video footage from Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary weekend:
October 14th
October 15th
Other special events and signings that took place this past weekend included a special edition Reality Check with former Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino and his mother, Paola, as they greeted fans in The Shops concourse for a Q&A and photo meet and greet. The two are currently on Food Network’s Vinny and Ma Eat America. Mary, Mauro and Maddalena from TLC’s hit show, Cake Boss, presented Mohegan Sun’s Senior Leadership with a special 20th Anniversary cake on the Tuscany Terrace Saturday afternoon, as well.
Some of the world’s biggest performers are still yet to come as part of Mohegan Sun’s month-long 20th Anniversary, with Sia and special guests Miguel & AlunaGeorge making their way to Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, October 26th, Carrie Underwood on Friday, October 28th and the one and only, KISS, on Saturday, October 29th. More comedy, big-time Wolf Den acts and signature events are on their way too! For more, visit

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Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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 three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 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, follow us on, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.


Mohegan Sun Reveals Additional Performers and Details for Star-Studded Month-Long 20th Anniversary Celebration

Brand Reveals Lineup For “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala” hosted by Kevin Hart as well as performances by Bruno Mars, Fergie, Tedeschi Trucks Band and LL Cool J
UNCASVILLE, CT (August 15, 2016) – After twenty years of welcoming millions of guests through its doors to experience the region’s finest accommodations, casino offerings and live entertainment, Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce today additional acts and details to the exciting lineup of special events to take place throughout October in tribute to the property’s 20th anniversary celebration. From Country to comedy and Hip-Hop to Rock n’ Roll, the East Coast’s top entertainment destination is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s biggest performers and celebrity talent in what is sure to be the must-see celebration of the fall season.
As part of this huge milestone, Mohegan Sun will be presenting its “20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Galahosted by Kevin Hart starring Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, Margaret Cho and more. Set to feature an evening of stand-up comedy performances, the event will take place on Friday, October 14th at 8:00pm, the same day as the release of Hart’s groundbreaking movie What Now, performed in front of an 50,000 people at Lincoln Financial Field. The 20th anniversary festivities will continue throughout the weekend, with Fergie performing in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 15th at 8:00pm and Lynyrd Skynyrd closing out the incredible weekend in the Arena on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30pm.
Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Comedy All Star Gala and Lynyrd Skynyrd go on sale Friday, August 19th at 10:00am.  Tickets for Fergie go on sale Saturday, August 20th at 10:00am.  Tickets will be available for purchase on or by calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.
Mohegan Sun is also thrilled to announce that the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be bringing their “Let Me Get By World Tour 2016” to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, October 30th and SNL Alum and Broadway star Ana Gasteyer will be perfroming a very special set of three performances in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, October 7th, Saturday October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. Tickets for both Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ana Gasteyer go on sale Friday, August 26th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.
From October 1st through October 30th, Mohegan Sun’s nationally recognized venues, including the 10,000-seat Arena, which was recently named the 2016 “Arena of the Year” at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas and known for showcasing top headlining concerts and premier sporting events, will host more than 40 acts (with over 30 Grammy Awards among all) for fans to enjoy throughout the month.
The following Arena performances are scheduled as part of Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary celebration:

  • Tim McGraw on Saturday, Oct. 1st (2016 CMT Award winner for “Video of the Year”)
  • Bruno Mars on Friday, Oct. 7th (Makes return to Mohegan Sun Arena with only concert appearance of the year)
  • Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets pre-season game on Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • Megadeth with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church & Havok on Thursday, Oct. 13th
  • Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala Hosted by Kevin Hart Starring Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Margaret Cho on Friday, Oct. 14th
  • Fergie on Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • An Evening With Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday, Oct. 16th
  • Dane Cook, Presented by Comix on Friday, Oct. 21st
  • Sam Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 22nd (Last year’s “Artist of the Year” at the Country Music Awards and #4 currently on the Hot 100 Country Songs Billboard chart with, “Make You Miss Me”)
  • Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday, Oct. 23rd (Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards)
  • Sia with special guests Miguel & AlunaGeorge on Wednesday, Oct. 26th (#1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul)
  • Air Supply on Thursday, Oct. 27th
  • Carrie Underwood on Friday, Oct. 28th  (2016 CMT Award winner for “Female Video of the Year” as well as currently #10 on the Hot 100 Country Songs Billboard chart with “Church Bells.”)
  • KISS on Saturday, Oct. 29th (2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, Oct. 30th

The following Wolf Den headlining performances are also scheduled as part of Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary celebration:

  • Tonic on Saturday, Oct. 1st
  • Everclear on Friday, Oct. 7th
  • America on Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • The Yardbirds on Sunday, Oct. 9th
  • Little Anthony and The Imperials on Friday, Oct. 14th
  • LL Cool J Featuring Z-Trip on Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx on Saturday, Oct. 22nd
  • Jackie Greene on Sunday, Oct. 23rd

Laugh Out Loud…
In addition to the spectacular musical entertainment slated for this fall, the 20th anniversary fun continues at COMIX Mohegan Sun, an upscale Comedy Club and Craft Beer Bar, where guests can witness well-known comedic talent including national headliners, superb regional and local talent and off-beat shows.
The October COMIX lineup includes:

  • Bobcat Goldthwait on Thursday, Sept. 29th through Saturday, Oct. 1st
  • Deon Cole on Thursday, Oct. 6th through Saturday, Oct. 8th
  • Bert Kreischer on Thursday, Oct. 13th through Saturday, Oct. 15th
  • Lenny Clarke on Thursday, Oct. 20th through Saturday, Oct. 22nd
  • Tom Arnold on Thursday, Oct. 27th through Saturday, Oct. 29th

Check out for the latest updates on shows and ticketing information, celebrity appearances, special promotions and various 20th anniversary events that are taking place on-property at Mohegan Sun this October.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar 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.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. 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.