Mohegan Sun Hot Summer of Fun 2021

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Here is Renee's interview with Lauren Willard, Director of Special Events at Mohegan Sun.

She shares about all of the exciting upcoming events at Mohegan Sun, as part of their Hot Summer Fun!

Listen here:


Mohegan Sun Arena is back! Public concerts return on July 18th with Air Supply; other exciting summer acts include: Lady A (July 29th) | Dustin Lynch (August 5th) | Frankie Valli (August 6th) | Straight No Chaser (August 8) | Jeff Dunham (August 20th) | Deftones (August 21st) | Jason Mraz (August 22nd) | Tom Segura (August 27th) | Big & Rich (September 1st) | Toby Keith (September 3rd)

Bellator MMA is live at Mohegan Sun Arena this Friday, on June 25th and on Friday, July 16th

CT Sun is also back in action at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Currently ranked #3). For more, visit for all sports & entertainment at Mohegan Sun

New for Hot Summer Fun 2021:

Every Friday night, Party on the Patio will take place outside at Mohegan Sun’s Summer Entrance from 7:00pm- 11:00pm

  • This weekly outdoor festival will feature tribute bands like B Street Band (tribute to Bruce Springsteen) and Big Eyed Phish (tribute to Dave Matthews Band).
  • The event also features an 80-foot bar, fire pits and food trucks.
  • Seating is first come, first served, but guests can bring their own chairs.
  • Reservations for fire pit seating can be made by calling 860.862.4728.

TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge:

Mohegan Sun’s newest dining addition, TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge is the perfect place to spend a summer night! Located in the Sky Tower lobby, TAO features authentic Pan-Asian dishes, live DJs, a sushi bar, elegant private dining rooms and an upscale lounge to socialize at prior to dinner or for the late night.

Daily Momentum Promotions:

Momentum is Mohegan Sun’s reward program that is free-to-sign-up (21+) at any Player’s Club Booth on-property.

More Money Mondays: Momentum members can win their share of $10,000 cash by being randomly selected while playing their favorite game. This occurs every 30 minutes from 10:00am – 7:30pm every Monday during HSF.

Catchin’ Rays Tuesdays: Every Tuesday during Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun, Momentum members can win up to 1,000 Momentum Dollars. To compete, Momentum members can play their favorite slot machine, table game or poker game between 6:00am – 10:00pm.

Guests who earn the most status points in this time frame every Tuesday during HSF will take home 1,000 Momentum Dollars. Five winners per status level (Ignite, Leap, Ascend and Soar) will be awarded each week.

Wild Winning Wednesdays: Momentum members playing their favorite slots from 6am – Midnight will receive double Momentum Dollars. For Table Games, members will double up their Status Points within this time frame.

  • The Poker Room (and members playing stadium style games), will award Momentum members double status points as well.
  • Wednesdays during Hot Summer Fun also allow any Momentum member who brings a friends to sign up for a new Momentum account, to earn $10 in Free Slot Play. The new member will also receive $10 Free Slot Play!

Thrills & Chills Thursdays: Momentum members will be randomly selected to win a variety of prizes and experiences. A winner will be selected at the top of every hour. (Prizes include a gift certificate for MSC Cruises, Mystic Seaport passes, an LG TV and Bose Sound system.) Guests must be present to win.

Fun in the Sun Fridays: the first 1,000 Momentum members to visit the Play+ Event Center (located next to Hash House a Go Go) will receive a free Hot Summer Fun T-shirt! (New shirts every Friday during HSF)

Mohegan Sun’s $50,000 Jackpot Celebration: Momentum members who win a jackpot of $1,200 or more from June 28th - September 4th will be eligible to win even more.

  • Jackpot winners will receive an entry form they can submit at the Play+ Event Center on Saturday, September 4th between Noon – 7:00pm. A drawing will take place and selected winners will win their share of $50,000! More information is available at any Player’s Club booth at Mohegan Sun.
  • Major jackpots of recent include $890,000 won in Casino of the Sky, and 1.1 million on an IGT Wheel of Fortune game.

Scranton Powersports Giveaway:

During Hot Summer Fun, Scranton Motorsports, based out of Vernon, CT, will award one lucky Momentum member a brand-new Polaris RZR. To enter, guests just need to swipe their Momentum card once a day at any promotional Kiosk across Mohegan Sun. The drawing to select a winner will take place on Friday, September 3rd at 7:00pm.

Sun BBQ Fest Returns! Tickets to go on-sale next month

Sun BBQ Fest is set to take place on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th. The festival will feature amazing food from top chefs across the region, cold beer, handcrafted cocktails and live entertainment. Saturday will also feature a fireworks display!

The Wing & Rib competition will again take place, as well as the People’s Choice Competition, where guests will judge delicious food.

Tesla Test Drive: new for HSF 2021 is a special opportunity for guests to test drive a Tesla. Taking place on Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th, Momentum members can take a spin in a Tesla Model 3 or Tesla Model Y & at the Summer Valet. All that is needed is a driver’s license and Momentum card! Momentum members are asked to register in advance at

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