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Mohegan Sun presents 20th anniversary schedule

15 August 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- After 20 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 Gala" hosted 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, Oct. 14 at 8:00 p.m., 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, Oct. 15 at 8:00 p.m. and Lynyrd Skynyrd closing out the incredible weekend in the Arena on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Comedy All Star Gala and Lynyrd Skynyrd go on sale Friday, Aug. 19 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for Fergie go on sale Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase on the Ticketmaster website 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, Oct. 30 and SNL Alum and Broadway star Ana Gasteyer will be perfroming a very special set of three performances in The Cabaret Theatre on Friday, Oct. 7, Saturday Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9. Tickets for both Tedeschi Trucks Band and Ana Gasteyer go on sale Friday, Aug. 26 at 10:00 a.m through Ticketmaster.

From Oct. 1 through Oct. 30, 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. 1 (2016 CMT Award winner for "Video of the Year")
-Bruno Mars on Friday, Oct. 7 (Makes return to Mohegan Sun Arena with only concert appearance of the year)
-Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets pre-season game on Saturday, Oct. 8
-Megadeth with special guests Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church & Havok on Thursday, Oct. 13
-Mohegan Sun's 20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala Hosted by Kevin Hart Starring Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Margaret Cho on Friday, Oct. 14
-Fergie on Saturday, Oct. 15
-An Evening With Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday, Oct. 16
-Dane Cook, Presented by Comix on Friday, Oct. 21
-Sam Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 22 (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. 23 (Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards)
-Sia with special guests Miguel & AlunaGeorge on Wednesday, Oct. 26 (#1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Cheap Thrills" featuring Sean Paul)
-Air Supply on Thursday, Oct. 27
-Carrie Underwood on Friday, Oct. 28 (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. 29 (2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees)
-Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, Oct. 30

The following Wolf Den headlining performances are also scheduled as part of Mohegan Sun’s 20th Anniversary celebration:
-Tonic on Saturday, Oct. 1
-Everclear on Friday, Oct. 7
-America on Saturday, Oct. 8
-The Yardbirds on Sunday, Oct. 9
-Little Anthony and The Imperials on Friday, Oct. 14
-LL Cool J Featuring Z-Trip on Saturday, Oct. 15
-Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx on Saturday, Oct. 22
-Jackie Greene on Sunday, Oct. 23

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. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 1
-Deon Cole on Thursday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 8
-Bert Kreischer on Thursday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 15
-Lenny Clarke on Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22
-Tom Arnold on Thursday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 29

Check out the Mohegan Sun website 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.

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