Live to Perform at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Live will hit the stage inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom on May 16th

Mohegan Sun Pocono will host Pennsylvania-native band, Live, at the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, May 16th at 8:00pm!

Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, March 6th and will be sold for $50.00, $30.00 and $20.00 through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may purchase tickets by logging on to ticketmaster.com; calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available free of service charges at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

The American Rock band Live burst on to the burgeoning Alternative scene in 1991 with their major label debut, Mental Jewelry. Live’s sophomore set, Throwing Copper, solidified their status as bona fide superstars and after fifty-two weeks, it reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million in merely two years. Rolling Stone and MTV both dubbed the album “One of the 25 Greatest Rock Albums of All-Time.” In their music history, Live has taken the Rock world by storm with top hits such as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You” and “Lakini’s Juice.” Comprised of lead guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey, they reemerged with their latest effort The Turn, featuring new lead vocalist Chris Shinn and are sure to carry the same poetry, power and passion in their music for years to come.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO
Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-feet Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Stables open Monday, March 2

Mohegan Sun Pocono will officially open the stables on Monday, March 2, rather than the planned Sunday, March 1, due to the freezing temperatures and the water supply.

All horsemen are asked to please adjust your schedules to begin arriving on Monday after 8:00am.  The water will be tu

We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to a memorable 50th Anniversary season!

50th Anniversary Racing Schedule for 2015 announced

The 50th Anniversary Season of Pocono Downs kicks off Saturday, March 21st, and the season promises exciting stakes action; fun fan events; and an anniversary week celebrating the rich history of the track.

The Bobby Weiss Late Closing Series, named for the former Director of Track Maintenance, opens the meet, with the finals set for April 18-22.

Kentucky Derby Day, May 2th, traditionally a huge celebration of racing and partying, will also boast a double-header with two Pocono live race cards.  Post Time for the first will be at 11 a.m., and the second will be immediately following the 141st running of the Derby.  In between, there will be the Run for the Roses Hat Review; a luscious Champagne Brunch in Pacers Clubhouse; a souvenir photo booth; and Spa Sapphire’s makeup booth.

The $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday is set for July 4th, with the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot; the Ben Franklin Free For All Pace; Max Hempt Memorial; and the James Lynch Memorial contested on this prestigious night of racing.  Eliminations are set for June 27th.

Super Stakes Saturday returns to Pocono on anniversary night, August 22, with nearly $2.1 million in purses and the Colonial; the Battle of the Brandywine; and the Valley Forge, along with two consolations for each.  Other festivities are planned for the anniversary, to be announced soon.

Racing in the month of March will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, with Sundays added April through June; Fridays jump in the mix in July, August, and September; and from mid-October through closing on November 21, racing nights will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The schedule is at http://mohegansunpocono.com/racing/schedules.html.

A 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book will be on sale starting March 21st, featuring a look back at 50 years of racing; events; and photos from Pocono Downs.  The book is $3 and is available at the Program desk.

Kansas to Rock the Stage at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Join Kansas for their performance at Mohegan Sun Pocono on April 11th

Legendary Rock group, Kansas, will be heading to the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, April 11th at 8:00pm for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance.

Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, February 27th and will be sold for $50.00, $35.00 and $20.00 through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may purchase tickets by logging on to ticketmaster.com; calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

With smash hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind,” Kansas has captivated generations of fans for four decades. With eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, a million-selling gold single and legions of followers, Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70′s and ‘80′s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Coinciding with the celebration of their 40th anniversary, the band Kansas was inducted into both the Kansas Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame as recognition for their achievements from both their native state and adopted home state. The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO:
Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-feet Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Kicks Off 5th Battle of the Bands Competition

WHAT:
Mohegan Sun Pocono is excited to welcome back its 5th annual Battle of the Bands competition at Breakers every Thursday from March 12th – May 21st. The selected bands will compete for cash prizes, with a $10,000 Grand Prize to the band that reigns supreme!

WHEN:
Battle of the Bands at Breakers
Thursdays, starting March 12, 2015 – May 21, 2015
8:00pm – Midnight

IN DETAIL:
Now that the entries are in, the competition will begin! Thirty two bands have been selected to join Mohegan Sun Pocono for the 5th year of the Battle of the Bands competition starting March 12th. Join us every Thursday night to enjoy the live music and root for your favorite band. The grand prize winning band will take home $10,000 in cash. The second place band will win $5,000, third place band wins $2,500 and the fourth place band wins $1,000.

Please visit the Mohegan Sun Pocono website soon for the band lineup and schedule.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO:
Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-feet Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.