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Labor Day Concert And Fireworks Spectacular At Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A lively sendoff for the 2013 season of Hot Summer Fun  

WHAT:  A Labor Day weekend concert featuring Bad Hair Day followed by fireworks at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, September 1st from 7:00pm – 10:00pm on the apron of the racetrack

IN DETAIL:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is set to conclude their season-long Hot Summer Fun festivities with a literal bang! It all begins with a special concert featuring 80s Hair Band tribute, Bad Hair Day, playing energetic interpretations of some of the Hair Band era’s biggest hits. $3.00 Coors Light drafts and concessions will be served during the free concert which takes place on the apron of the racetrack at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Doors open at 6:00pm with the band playing two, one-hour sets, one at 7:00pm and the other at 8:30pm. An all-ages fireworks extravaganza will follow the last set at 9:30pm.

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.

PA Oktoberfest Returns To Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs With Its Biggest Festival Yet

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Beer, live entertainment, wiener dog racing and more    

WHAT:  Pennsylvania’s largest and most popular Oktoberfest, the PA Oktoberfest, kicks off on Friday, September 13th for three days of food, entertainment and of course, beer! The event is sponsored by Times-Shamrock Communications and takes place on the racetrack apron at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

WHEN/WHERE:  Friday, September 13th: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday, September 14th: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Sunday, September 15th: 11:00am – 5:00pm

On the racetrack apron at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  PA Oktoberfest, the largest Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania and one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation, returns to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with more than 50 beers, award-winning traditional entertainers, local bands, food, wiener dog racing, a strong arm contest and more. This year’s festival is anything but pint sized, with three days’ worth of new activities featured alongside Oktoberfest staples.

Among the numerous live entertainment acts performing at this year’s PA Oktoberfest are multi-Grammy Award winning Polka band, Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra. Also performing at this year’s festival are the Alpine Horns, known for playing the traditional Celtic Alphorn.   

Tickets for PA Oktoberfest can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Box Office and at Sure Save stores throughout Northeast PA on August 15th.

Guests Must Be 21 Years Old To Enter This Event.

For more information, including a schedule of activities and information on purchasing tickets to the festival, please visit paoktoberfest.com.

Coca-Cola Racing Family Member Denny Hamlin Visits Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Meet the racecar driver August 2nd as part of a special Signings & Sightings event

WHAT:  Professional driver and Coca-Cola™ Racing Family Member Denny Hamlin will be meeting fans and signing autographs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday, August 2nd as part of a special Signings and Sightings event.

WHEN/WHERE:  Friday, August 2nd at 8:00pm on the Sky Bridge of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Start your engines! Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs invites racing fans to grab an ice cold Coca-Cola™ and join them on the Sky Bridge at 8:00pm on Friday, August 2nd to meet Coca-Cola™ Racing Family Member Denny Hamlin. A bona fide racing superstar, Hamlin will be meeting fans and signing autographs for this free event that is sure to be a highlight of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ season long Hot Summer Fun Celebration.

***Due to time, not all guests may receive an autograph. Only guests with a bracelet will gain access into the signing line. The bracelet distribution line begins at 5:00pm on the Sky Bridge. First-come, first-served.

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.

Fourth of July Festivities to Start With a Bang at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Fireworks, live music and more 

WHAT:  Begin your Independence Day celebrations early with a July 3rd fireworks spectacular, drink specials and live music at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On the 4th, dance your night away with a Party on the Patio concert featuring the Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrot Beach.

WHEN/WHERE:  Wednesday, July 3rd at approximately 9:30pm outside Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is set to launch their 4th of July festivities with a bang, celebrating the holiday with a fireworks extravaganza scheduled for approximately 9:30pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. The fireworks will come at the conclusion of an evening of action packed harness racing with a special post time of 5:30pm on the track at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

On Independence Day, the celebrations continue with the hottest party in Luzerne County. Starting at 6:00pm, the beach comes to NEPA with a special Party on the Patio featuring the celebrated Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrot Beach. The band goes on at 7:30pm and $2.00 draft beer specials flow throughout the night.

A variety of live music and drink specials are also being offered in some of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ other venues throughout each night. Beat City hits the stage in Breakers at 9:30pm on Wednesday, July 3rd, with Big Bang Baby playing a show from 10:30pm-2:00am on Thursday, July 4th. Additionally, $5.00 beer buckets are available in Bar Louie on July 3rd, with $2.00 draft beers flowing on the 4th. Hungry? Fill up with some pre-fireworks all-you-can-eat pasta in Rustic Kitchen the night of the 3rd.

To learn more about Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Hot Summer Fun Celebrations, click here.

Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day With Dining, Gifts and Fun at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 16th, there’s no better time than now to start planning a great gift, dinner or night out to surprise that special Dad in your life.

Here are five great ways Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs can help you thank Dad.

The saying goes – “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” so indulge Dad in a meal he’ll remember, with Father’s Day dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Father’s Day specials at Ruth’s Chris Steak House include an 11oz filet mignon with a lobster cake and sherry cream sauce for $52.00, lamb chops with a blackberry demi glace for $45.00 and citrus marinated mako shark with grilled pineapple salsa for $32.00.

Buy Dad some accessories for his iPad at The Grove Media. He doesn’t have one? That’s ok; make all of his tech-savvy dreams come true with a new iPad 2 or iPad mini from the Apple specialists at The Grove Media store in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Treat Dad to a night of Live Harness Racing (6:30 post-time) action with dinner and drinks at Pacer’s Clubhouse, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ spacious restaurant offering panoramic views of the mountains and racetrack along with a variety of American-inspired classics on the menu.

Buy Dad a Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Gift Card that he can use for dinner at Pearl Sushi Bar, Bar Louie or one of the ten casual or fine dining restaurants at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. He could also use it to buy some delicious wine at Crossing Vineyards Wine and Cheese Shop, spend a night out in Breakers or at one of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ other happening nightlife spots, try his luck on one of the over 2,300 state-of the-art slots and electronic table games on the gaming floor and more.

If Table Games are Dad’s pastime of choice, let him enjoy a night playing $5 tables on the gaming floor, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker and more. Father’s Day is a Sunday, so as part of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Sunsational Sundays Hot Summer Fun promotion, Dad can use his Player’s Club card to automatically earn entries to win various gifts and prizes just by playing his favorite table game or slot machine from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

As an added bonus for Father’s Day only at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ own bakery and coffee shop, Betty & Joe’s, Fathers can energize themselves with ½ off a large specialty drink with their purchase of any pastry.

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 55,000 square feet of gaming space including over 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 mohegansunpocono.com.