Hot Summer Fun

Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter & Producer Richard Marx Comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Friday, July 7th, 2017 in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 15, 2017) – Chicago native performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx, will be bringing his pop – rock hits to stage at the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 8:00pm. Marx has achieved countless highlights over his three decade long career, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide and producing four top five singles, including “Hold on to the Nights”, and “Don’t Mean Nothing”.

Tickets start at $29.00 and will go on sale on Friday, May 19th through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may purchase tickets by logging on to ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

Marx’s second career highlight occurred when Repeat Offender hit #1 and went quadruple – platinum.  After, the Rush Street album brought two #1 hits and the Paid Vacation album had a #1 hit going platinum, triumphing Marx’s seven year sequence of top hits.   Marx didn’t stop there; he became a songwriter and producer obtaining fourteen #1 singles, written chart hits for artists such as N’SYNC, Keith Urban, Josh Groban and more, and ranked on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists”.

Releasing his eighth album, Beautiful Goodbye in 2014, Marx exposed all new material fans found unique compared to past albums.  He deliberately set out to create a stimulating album, “The songs on this record were influenced greatly by everyone from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists to even Chopin. I’m known for romantic music in the past, but this music I wrote is all more sensual and ethereal, and the lyrics are more adventurous than I’ve been willing to go in the past” states Marx.

As Marx’s career began, he immediately became involved with many charitable organizations throughout his career.  He has performed benefit concerts for organizations including Children of the Night, TJ Martell Foundation, Toys for Tots, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics.  In 1987 he donated the royalties from his hit single “Should’ve Known Better” to build a room at the NYU Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients.  Marx’s hosts an annual all-star benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $4 million for research to cure the disease.

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-foot 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 or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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Hot Summer Fun Kicks Off at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Blazing summer celebrations July 1st through September 5th

WILKES-BARRE, PA (June 22, 2016) – Sizzle into summer at Mohegan Sun Pocono featuring a smoking hot schedule of parties, prizes, shows and more! It’ll be a summer for the record books with festivities starting up on July 1st, a mid-summer fireworks show and an extended celebration through Hot Summer Fun’s final day on September 5th.

Slots Run Hot On Tuesdays
Tuesdays just got a whole lot luckier with Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $100,000 A Year For Life Hot Seat Slots! Each Hot Summer Fun Tuesday one winner per hour from 2:00pm to 10:00pm will be selected to win $100 Free Slot Play and five $100,000 A Year lottery tickets! Lucky players with their Momentum cards inserted at the same slot bank as the winner will each receive one $100,000 A Year lottery ticket!

Wednesday Tables For The Win
If table games are more your style, Wednesday is the day for you during Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Hot Summer Fun! At the table games from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, one winner per hour is selected to win $100 cash and five $100,000 A Year lottery tickets! All those playing at the same table when the winner is selected win one $100,000 A Year lottery ticket- score!

Giveaways Galore
Hot Summer Fun hits the ground running with an epic Stars and Stripes Giveaway and a chance to win up to $5,000 or a Polaris Slingshot! From July 1st to July 3rd, guests earn one entry into the giveaway per Status point earned on their favorite slot machine or table game.  On July 4th, guests will activate their entries at any kiosk between 11:00am and 3:00pm for the 4:00pm grand prize drawing at Ruth’s Chris Booth!

The giveaways continue with the $150,000 Cash is King Giveaway running throughout the month of July where players can win their share of the $150,000 including the $50,000 grand prize! Following the same playing rules as the previous giveaway, guests will activate their entries on July 30th at any kiosk from 2:00pm to 6:00pm for the 7:00pm grand prize drawing at Ruth’s Chris Booth!

The winning doesn’t stop there! Throughout August the Win Some Wheels Giveaway gives players the chance to take home the grand prize 2016 Audi or up to $2,500 cash! For each Personal Achievement award earned, the player receives a certain amount of Choice Credits for their Momentum account and the same amount in entries into the drawing. Guests will activate their entries on August 27th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm for the 7:00pm grand prize drawing!

For a quick win, keep an eye out for Hot Seat Drawings on August 6th, 13th and 20th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm where one Momentum player is wins $250 in Free Slot Play every 15 minutes!

Summer winds down with an incredible Slingshot Giveaway from September 1st to the 4th where players earn entries into the drawing for each Status point earned when playing their favorite slot machine or table game. Guests will activate their entries on September 5th from 11:00am to 3:00pm for the grand prize drawing at 4:00pm at Ruth’s Chris Booth.

*Note: for all giveaways, players must be present to win. For more information, visit our website.

Epic Summertime Entertainment
The Summer spotlight shines on the Keystone Grand Ballroom when the legendary Rock n’ Roll band, Whitesnake, performs live on Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm! On Saturday, July 16th things heat up when the Chippendales put on an 8:00pm and a 10:00pm show you won’t want to miss! Concerts continue into the summer with a can’t miss Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular Featuring Shawn Klush & the Sweet Inspirations on August 26th & 27th at 8:00pm, both nights. Tickets for these shows are on sale now through Ticketmaster or the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

Party on the Patio belongs at the top of the summer bucket list with an impressive line-up of cover bands that will be sure to have you dancing all night long! Featuring $2.00 Coors Light drafts, this highly anticipated 21+ party starts at 6:00pm each Thursday along The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Racetrack Apron.

When Party on the Patio wraps up, head over to Breakers for the official after party each Thursday featuring even more amazing live entertainment. If you prefer to keep the party outdoors, head to The Terrace on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and enjoy the open fire, private bar and live entertainment- located right off the hotel lobby.

What would summer be without a spectacular fireworks display? On Sunday, July 3rd at approximately 9:30pm, following racing, sparks fly! This free fireworks show on the Racetrack Apron is the perfect mid-summer celebration for all ages!

To learn more about Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Hot Summer Fun lineup, please visit our website.

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-foot 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.

Party on the Patio scheduled for Thursday, August 20th to be moved indoors to the Keystone Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 19, 2015) – As legendary rockers Queen once said, “The Show Must Go On!”

Due to anticipated inclement weather, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Party on the Patio featuring Almost Queen, a tribute to Queen, will be moved indoors to the Keystone Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 6pm and Almost Queen will take the stage at 7:30pm. This is a 21+ event and is standing room only.

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-foot 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.

Kick Off The 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

On Friday, August 14th, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono kicks off a week-long celebration of its Golden Anniversary. Events include:

50 years of racing

Friday, August 14th
Live harness racing at 6:30pm, with a special appearance by the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales.

Saturday, August 15th
Meet and have your photo taken with the Budweiser Clydesdales from 6:00pm – 7:30pm*, then an action-packed night of live harness racing kicks off at 6:30pm.
*This is a wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed at 4:00pm on the Sky Bridge. Photos are a $5 donation to Marley’s Mission, an organization that provides free equine-based therapy to children and their families that have experienced trauma.

Sunday, August 16th
Live harness racing begins at 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th
We’re rolling back the prices on hot dogs, popcorn, soda and programs! Pick up a copy of The Golden Era of Pocono Downs souvenir book for only $3.00 and relive the glory of our last fifty years, including exclusive photos, statistics, special events and more. Then kick back and enjoy a breathtaking view of NEPA scenery and a night of exciting racing with a post time of 6:30pm.

Friday, August 21st
The night begins with a special post time of 5:30pm with the Legends Race, featuring drivers from the past fifty years in a thrilling competition, with a percentage of their purse donated to their favorite charity. Immediately after live racing, enjoy a free concert on the track apron featuring The Fellas, a tribute to Motown, and Encorz, a tribute to The Supremes. Stay cool with $1.00 Coors Light drafts from 9:00pm to 11:00pm at the trackside concession bar. Don’t forget to pick up a live racing program for your coupon for a free Decades of the Downs tee shirt, available after the concerts.

Saturday, August 22nd
Kick off your night with special guest Pete Rose, who will be dropping by from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to sign autographs and take photos with the crowd in the racing lobby*. Starting at 5:00pm, pick up your copy of the racing program for a coupon for a commemorative 50th Anniversary beer mug. Then at 5:30pm, the action shifts back to the track for the return of the $2.3 Million Super Stakes Saturday, with nearly $2.1 million in purses featuring the Colonial and the Battle of the Brandywine and Valley Forge, along with two consolations for each. Immediately following the stellar racing card at approximately 10:45pm, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display to cap a tremendous week of events.
*Wristbands will be distributed at 1:00pm. Only authorized photos will be signed and will be distributed.

For more details, visit mohegansunpocono.com/racing/50th-anniversary.

For questions or media coverage, please contact Jennifer Starr, Racing Marketing Manager, at jstarr@mohegansunpocono.com or 570.831.2195.

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-foot 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.

Spend Independence Day Weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Enjoy live music, thrilling gaming promotions, exhilarating horse racing and a celebrity appearanceHot Summer Fun

WILKES-BARRE, PA (June 30, 2015) – It’s nearly time to celebrate Independence Day, and there’s no better way to spend the holiday than with Mohegan Sun Pocono! Join Mohegan Sun Pocono from Wednesday, July 1st through Sunday, July 5th for a fun-filled weekend, including live entertainment, exhilarating horse racing, a sizzling fireworks display and more.

The fun begins on Wednesday, July 1st when Mohegan Sun Pocono kicks off summer with their annual Hot Summer Fun celebration. This year is hotter than ever, with new chances to win every day through August 31st, including thousands in cash prizes, Free Slot Play, two cars, a VIP experience at all three luxurious Mohegan Sun properties and more! Full details on how to play every day can be found at mohegansunpocono.com/HSF.

Start your weekend on Thursday, July 2nd when Mohegan Sun Pocono kicks off NEPA’s version of the wildly successful TV show Lip Sync Battle. Kicking off at 6:00pm at Party on the Patio, six performances will heat up the stage. Local judges will narrow things down to the final two contestants and crowd feedback will determine the weekly winner, so bring your loudest friends and cheer on your favorite “singer!”

Parrotheads unite! At 7:30pm, Mohegan Sun Pocono welcomes ParrotBeach, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, to Party on the Patio for a free concert*. Get ready to kick up your heels, grab a refreshing cocktail and sing along to your favorite tunes with thousands of other Parrotheads on the track apron. After the show, step inside to the After Party in Breakers and enjoy the music of Gas Station Disco, known for igniting dance floors with their high energy stage show.

Unwind and have a drink at the Terrace with live music from Eddie Appnel on Friday, July 3rd at 6:00pm and Battle of the Bands finalist Nowhere Slow on Saturday, July 4th at 6:00pm. Also on Friday and Saturday night, enjoy a fun night of laughs with Louis Ramey, Mike Spiers and Scott Bruce at Wise Crackers Comedy Club starting at 9:00pm, or dance to live entertainment at Bar Louie and Breakers at 9:30pm.

If it’s harness racing that you’re after, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is the place to be this weekend. Starting at 6:30pm on Friday, July 3rd, cheer for your favorite horse from the outdoor grandstand, or enjoy the outstanding view of the track and surrounding mountains while dining at Pacer’s Clubhouse. To commemorate 50 years of harness racing, grab a “Decades of the Downs” tee shirt starting at 8:00pm, then wear your shirt to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono any Friday in July and get a $10.00 live racing voucher!

Get to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono early on Saturday, July 4th, as former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly will be signing autographs and taking photos on the Sky Bridge from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Kelly, known as the greatest quarterback in Buffalo Bills history, led his team to four consecutive Super Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in his first year of eligibility. Bracelets will be distributed starting at 1:00pm; only authorized photos will be signed and distributed at the event.

The $2 Million Sun Stakes Saturday Championship is set for Saturday, July 4th starting at 6:30pm, with the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot, the Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace, the Max Hempt Memorial Pace and the James Lynch Memorial Pace being contested on this prestigious night of harness racing. Then at 8:00pm, pick up your complimentary Earl Beal Jr. official hat in the Lower Grandstand.

Finally, on Sunday, July 5th, end your holiday weekend with a bang, with a fireworks extravaganza scheduled for approximately 9:30pm**. Free and open to all ages, the fireworks will immediately follow an action-packed night of harness racing which starts at 6:30pm.

For more information on happenings at Mohegan Sun Pocono over Independence Day weekend and beyond, visit their website.

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*In inclement weather the ParrotBeach show may be moved indoors. ** Fireworks rain date is Monday, July 6th.

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-foot 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.