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Jeff Hartmann, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun

Around the Region: Jeff Hartmann

Jeff Hartmann, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun

Summer is always an exciting season for us here at Mohegan Sun. We have the chance to celebrate the warmth with family and friends at delicious barbeques or in the pool, and especially here at Mohegan Sun with everything we have to offer this summer.

Here at Mohegan Sun, summer is in full swing. Our 15th Annual Hot Summer Fun celebration continues to make summer our favorite season with our themed days including Money Mondays where Mohegan Sun Player’s Club members can enter a Cash Cube to win big money, Two For Tuesdays with two times the deals, Wild Wednesdays featuring our signature fireworks and a rooftop celebration, Thirsty Thursdays with dining and shopping deals and lastly,

Free Shirt Fridays where Player’s Club members can grab a free Hot Summer Fun t-shirt.

The days are hot here at Mohegan Sun, but the nights are even hotter with our brand new GLO at the Pool pool party and nightclub oasis. We also invite you to visit Vista Lounge, our recently renovated nightlife venue at Wombi Rock.

We are also excited about all of the great entertainment coming to Mohegan Sun this summer. Some of the upcoming concerts to look forward to in the Arena include Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez, Linkin Park, Eric Church and American Idol Live! Tour 2012. And in the Wolf Den, big names like David Cassidy, Skid Row, and MC Hammer will be performing. Hilarious comedic acts will also be visiting The Cabaret Theatre, as well.

Lastly, we encourage all to visit The Shops at Mohegan Sun featuring Tiffany & Co., Coach, Puma and Tommy Bahama. From clothing to electronics, The Shops at Mohegan Sun is a perfect place to take a break from the sun and do some shopping.

I hope that we see you for Hot Summer Fun and that you are enjoying everything our region has to offer during this season. Stay safe and have a wonderful summer!



Jeff Hartmann

President & CEO

Mohegan Sun

Metal Madness at Mohegan Sun

by Christopher Annino

Several weeks ago, Mohegan Sun took a gamble having another heavy metal concert. The results were amazing – all types of people flocked from New Jersey to RI to see Sebastian Bach, Dokken, and Poison perform.

The former Skid Row front man, and Broadway performer Sebastian Bach was the first to take the stage. Sebastian was on fire that night, as the performer’s voice glowed with brilliance. He managed to astonish the audience as he worked the stage like an acrobat. Sebastian did a few hits from his years with Skid Row and a few solo pieces. While singing the song “I’ll Remember You,” He dedicated it to a toddler who was sitting in the front row looking at him in awe. Sebastian ended the song by saying to the toddler “I’ll remember you kid, thank you for coming to the show.”

“After all these years, he is still hot, and is still amazing to see,” said Milford resident, Raisachasse.

When Dokken took the stage, they sounded better than ever. After an over ten year hiatus and a new line up, Dokken had a heavier rhythmic sound, but still managed to keep their eighties metal roots intact. Dokken played a few of their well-known hits from the eighties and late nineties, such as “Dream Warriors,” and “In My Dreams.” They also did songs from their new independently released album, Lightning Strikes Again.

Dokken set the mood for arguably one of the greatest American rock bands to emerge over the past two decades, Poison.

A sea of eager Poison fans gathered as fog flowed from the stage. Lead guitarist C.C. DeVille jumped out from stage and began whaling out one of the band’s all time hits, “Look What the Cat Dragged In.” Drummer Rikki Rocket and bassist Bobby Dall followed. Then lead singer Bret Michaels emerged from under the floor of the stage, and began dancing around with his microphone stand full of scarves. The night was full of guitar slinging antics with levitating drum sets, and an amazing pyrotechnics show. They played hit songs “Unskinny Bop,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Your Mamma Don’t Dance,” and “Nothing But a Good Time.”

Poison added a few rock ballads, including “Something to Believe In.” Bret dedicated the song to the men and women in the armed forces. Following that song, C.C. DeVille played a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” on his electric guitar. The concert ended with several encore performances and an arena filled with happy fans.