Special Events

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Hosts An Evening Of Impressions And Stand-Up With Comedian Darrell Hammond

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The former SNL cast-member brings the laughs Saturday, February 8th

Darrell Hammond, the comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live is bringing his lively brand of stand-up comedy and impressions to the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a night of laughs Saturday, February 8th at 8:00pm.

The February 8th show was originally announced in October during Hammond’s appearance at a press conference announcing Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club.

Tickets for An Evening with Darrell Hammond are $30 and are on-sale now 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 at Pocono Downs Box Office, subject to availability.

Hammond is best known for bringing to life his famous impressions of Bill Clinton and Sean Connery as well as scores of other politicians, actors, media personalities and newsmakers during his time on SNL. With his historic run as a Saturday Night Live regular from1995 through 2009, Hammond earned the distinction of holding the longest consecutive tenure of any cast-member in the shows 38 year history. In 2011, he released his critically acclaimed memoir; God If You’re Not Up There, I’m F***ed: Misadventures with Fake Noses, Funny Accents, Addiction and Saturday Night Live.

As a stand-up comic, Hammond appeared in his own televised special, Comedy Central Presents: Darrell Hammond. He has also appeared multiple times on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has also been a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Hammond has also had numerous television and motion picture roles. His credits include guest roles in the FX drama Damages, Scary Movie 3 & 6 and Law & Order: SVU. Hammond also appeared with Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, and Donald Trump in an Oreo commercial during which he performs his famous impression of Trump.

More details about An Evening with Darrell Hammond are available at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs website.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: 
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 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 at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 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 at Pocono Downs 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 At Pocono Downs Welcomes 2013 Winner Derek Hough And Dance Pro Emma Slater Of Dancing With The Stars

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Special Reality Check event for the Hotel’s Grand Opening Weekend 

WHAT:  Derek Hough, Dancing With The Stars’ most successful dance pro, will join the shows newest star, Emma Slater for a special Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday, January 19th. This free, live event will be part of the weekend-packed festivities set to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Hotel and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, January 19th

Live Performance and Q&A – 3:00pm

Seasons Ballroom

Public Signing Event – 4:00pm

Sky Bridge

IN DETAIL:  Derek Hough, current, 5-time Dancing With The Stars champion will join the show’s newest dance pro, Emma Slater for a special Reality Check event as part of the exciting, event-packed Grand Opening weekend for the Hotel and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

The special Reality Check with Hough and Slater will include a live dance performance followed by a Q&A and signing. The event will coincide with the Grand Opening festivities which include three-days of live entertainment featuring double-platinum-selling Country music star Josh Turner, The Bacon Brothers and David Foster and The Mohegan Sun All-Stars.

The first 350 people to visit the Player’s Club booth across from Ruth’s Chris Steak House on January 2nd at 5:00pm will receive a ticket to the exclusive performance and Q&A. Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or photos taken with personal cameras are prohibited. Headshots will be given out at the event. This event is bracelet-only. A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at 12:00pm at the signing area on the Sky Bridge. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

Derek Hough is the only 5-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC series Dancing With The Stars. A dancer since age 11, Hough’s professional Ballroom dance accolades include World Under 21 Latin American champion, 2-time Open British champion (Blackpool), 2-time International Open to the World champion and 2-time U.S. Open champion. Hough is coming off of a big year in 2013 which included an Emmy win for Best Choreography and his fifth Mirror Ball win with partner and Glee star Amber Riley on Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars.

Emma Slater is the newest dance pro on Dancing With The Stars, having made her series debut on Season 17 this past fall. Together with dance partner Bill Engvall, Slater placed 4th in the competition. At age 10, Slater began her training in Ballroom and Latin American Dance and went on to be ranked as one of the world’s top 20 in Latin American Dance. In 2007, Slater was also featured in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Mamma Mia.

ABOUT REALITY CHECK           
Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event presented by Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, bringing the best and brightest stars from the reality world to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  Reality Check events include an engaging, live exhibition followed by an intimate signing event providing fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars. Reality Check events are free and open to all ages.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 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 at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (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 at Pocono Downs Opens New Hotel and Convention Center

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Announces grand opening celebratory weekend headlined by Jay Leno

At a press conference today, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Mohegan Tribal leaders welcomed an excited crowd as they opened their new hotel and Convention Center. The construction project, coined Project Sunlight, broke ground last July and features a seven story hotel, spa and adjacent Convention Center.

“Today is a day of celebration – of the growth and strength of this organization – and of this community and region,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “We have come a long way since opening seven years ago and I am excited to see where the future will take us as we embark on this journey and evolution in our history.”

At the press conference, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs executives also revealed plans for a grand opening celebratory weekend January 17 – 19, 2014 headlined with a private performance by stand-up comedian, actor and late-night personality Jay Leno. Additional entertainment confirmed for the weekend, to date, includes double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and Country star Josh Turner, the Bacon Brothers and David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars. More details about the weekend will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 238-room hotel includes a combination of standard guest rooms and suites, all incorporating comfort and convenience with new technologies including iPad Mini compendiums, iHome docking systems, Smart TV’s and single cup coffee brewers. The hotel also features an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and on-site Spa Sapphire salon and spa.

The adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center offers flexible meeting space to accommodate groups, meetings, banquets and functions ranging from 10 to 1,500. The space can also be converted into a live events center that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for concerts, live comedy and more.

About Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs:
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 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 at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (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 at Pocono Downs Hosts Electric City Craft Brew Fest

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The first event to be held inside the new Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs        

WHAT: The finest names in craft brewing will be on-hand alongside local breweries to present more than fifty varieties of beers at Electric City Craft Brew Fest. The event is sponsored by Times-Shamrock Communications and will be the first event to take place in the new Keystone Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, November 16th
VIP Session from noon to 1:00pm
GA Session A from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
GA Session B from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
In the Keystone Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL: Craft beer fans will have a lot to celebrate as Electric City Brew Fest takes over Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a day of sampling and fun on Saturday, November 16th. Electric City Brew Fest will be the first event hosted in the brand new Keystone Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Two separate tasting sessions will each feature more than 50 varieties of craft brews. Samples will be available for all guests during each tasting session along with entertainment, craft brew info sessions and home-brewing discussions.

Some of the beers to be served at Electric City Brew Fest include selections from Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Fish, Founders Brewing Co., Goose Island, Long Trail, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, Shock Top, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Southern Tier, Susquehanna Brewing Co. and more.

Electric City Brew Fest kicks off with a special VIP Session from noon to 1:00pm. This VIP ticketed pre-event will feature an exclusive intro to the brewers, special ’limited release’ brew samples, free hors d’oeuvres and a special gift along with the sampling session of more than 50 craft beers. Tickets are $40.00 for each session and $50.00 for the VIP Session and can be purchased at ecbrewfest.com or from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Box Office.

*You must be 21 years old to enter this event.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS                      
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 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 at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 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 at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (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 At Pocono Downs Set To Celebrate Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in delectable style this year with some great dining options from two of their finest restaurants. Traditional fare from roasted turkey and pecan pie to more innovative fall recipes like pumpkin ravioli are just a few of the dishes that will be on the menu this Thanksgiving from Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Timbers Buffet.

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar will start diners off with the wonderfully rich fall flavor of Butternut Squash Soup for $8.00 or a Harvest Salad with mixed field greens, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, pears and goat cheese with cranberry vinaigrette for $9.00. Entrée selections offer a choice between Traditional Roasted Turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cranberry sauce and gravy for $25.00 or house-made Pumpkin Ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and mascarpone cheese in sage cream sauce for $21.00. For dessert, Rustic Kitchen offers a difficult choice between decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Crème Brulee of Apple Crostada a la Mode all for $9.00.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner special for $39.95. For their first course, diners can choose from Caesar Salad, Louisiana Seafood Gumbo or a Steak House Salad. The entrée is a Carved Turkey Dinner with Ruth’s Sausage & Herb Stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish. Choices of sides include green beans, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes or creamed spinach. For dessert, indulge in Pumpkin Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Timbers Buffet is serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00am until 8:00pm for $19.99 per person and $12.99 for children 10 and under. Items on the menu include Whole Roasted Turkey, Korean Garlic Chicken, Thanksgiving Stuffing, Crab Macaroni & Cheese with Smoked Gouda Crumb Topping, Ravioli with Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce and Spice Crumb Topping, Rock Sole with Pinot Grigio and Lemon Butter Sauce and Pumpkin Roll and Shoofly Pie for dessert.

Additionally, throughout Thanksgiving Day at Betty & Joe’s, guests who buy a slice of Pumpkin Pie will receive their second slice for 50% off.

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