The Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest is a New England Tradition

downloadTomorrow and Sunday, visit one of the highlights of the summer at Mohegan Sun with Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest, a New England Tradition. At the Sun BBQ Fest you can savor tasting some of the best barbecue around. As in previous years, the festivities will feature live music, a beer trailer, barbecue battles and so much more. Matter of fact, it has become a tradition in New England.

BBQ Vendors

Some of the many vendors.

I have attended every year and I’ve never disappointed. Visitors from all over New England and New York take part in a tradition of enjoying great BBQ. As BBQ Fest veteran, my favorites at the Mohegan BBQ Fest include: 1) sampling all the BBQ, eating candied bacon, choosing one of Dora’s Gourmet Cupcakes, enjoying homemade Birch Beer and listening to the great live music.  Oh, BTW, the fireworks “ain’t too shabby” either (actually, they’re spectacular.)

BBQ FestPlease Note:

  1. No outside food or beverages will be allowed.
  2. Picnic tables and other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are welcome to bring in their own folding chairs if desired.
  3. You will be able to use all major credit cards or Momentum Dollars

Tickets on sale now Through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and at the door the day of the event.

One Day Ticket: $5
Two Day Ticket: $8

(does not include food & beverage)
Kids 6 & under: FREE

All food & drink items must be paid for with Mohegan Sun food & beverage tickets ($1 denominations) that can be purchased at any cashier. An ATM will be available inside the winter bus lobby.


Guests who purchase this ticket will receive entry into Sun BBQ Fest on Saturday, June 1st and will also be able to meet Myron Mixon and sample a few of his recipes published in his cookbook from 8:00pm-9:00pm at his tent inside Sun BBQ Fest. Space is limited

Tickets: $50 On sale at the Mohegan Sun Box Office

Two days of Fun, Music & BBQ Challenges

The two-day Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest includes over 40 vendors, with 13 of the best award-winning BBQ chefs.

Along with great music and vendors, there will be three BBQ Challenges.

Rib Challenges include the People’s Choice where guests will see signage and directions for choosing their favorite and will be able to text their vote accordingly. Also, the Rib Challenge to benefit Operation BBQ Relief will be available. For a $5 entry, guests can try any 5 ribs and vote for their favorite one via text to vote! Guests will need to purchase a $5 rib challenge coupon at any cashier/ticket booth. Similarly, the Wing Challenge, to benefit Operation BBQ Relief,  will conclude the Saturday challenges with the winners announced on Saturday evening prior to the fireworks show.

For the complete schedule of events, music and BBQ Challenges, click here on

The Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest.


Massachusetts Casino News Overwhelming Lately

So, where do I begin?  Let me take you back a few weeks to start because there has been a whirlwind of news in the Bay State concerning their new found obsession – casino gambling.  So I decided to make the casino news in Massachusetts brief, and if interested you can look for more info –

Where to begin, where to begin…..

  • International Game Technology (IGT) inked a deal with the Massachusetts Gaming CommissionIGT & MGC for the provision of a central monitoring system to 20,000 electronic gaming devices at up to four venues in the Commonwealth. The implementation of IGT’s INTELLIGEN System in Massachusetts will be its sixth in the United States.
  • Wynn Resorts is opening an office in Massachusetts to oversee the development of a planned $1.6 billion casino in Everett. The gambling company announced Thursday that the 7,626-square-foot office in Medford about two miles from the site of the proposed casino.  Meanwhile, the same casino is mired in a lawsuits from both the city of Boston and neighboring city of Somerville.
    Wynn, Everett Mass

    Wynn, Everett Mass

    Mayor Marty Walsh claims the process by which the permit was awarded was rigged in favor of Steve Wynn’s Wynn Resorts. The Mass. State Ethics Commission is now checking into a possible conflict of interest on the part of gambling commission chairman Stephan Crosby who had a longstanding friendship and past business dealings with one of the owners of the Everett land sold to Wynn for the project

  • MGM has targeted the opening of their Springfield casino for late 2017, but that may be delayed further. MGM Springfield, in response to questions regarding its construction schedule and permitting delays related to its $800 million casino project, has scheduled a meeting with the MGC originally scheduled for yesterday. imagesThe discussions will include the MGM project and the pending Interstate 91 viaduct rehabilitation project in downtown center planned by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
  • In anticipation of the arrival of the expanded gaming industry, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is announcing the launch of the Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program. A future post will outline the program.
  • Developers proposing a Foxwoods casino for the city’s waterfront not only met a critical deadline set by gambling regulators, but a few days cleared a crucial step Tuesday as city residents overwhelmingly approved the proposal in a special election.

    New Bedford rendering

    New Bedford rendering

  • Of course the biggest news – Plainridge Park Opened to the public to start a new era in Massachusetts, Casino Gambling.image

That’s all for now.




A New England Casino Quiz – Identify the Slogan


As the New England Casino frontier starts to expand and change, I thought it would be fun to connect the slogan with the casino – at least the seven we know so far.  Let’s see if you can connect the slogan to the New England Casino, and I’m including Plainridge Park Casino.  Seven slogans, seven casinos.  Match the casino to the slogan – good luck!


1. Foxwoods Resort Casino,      2. Mohegan Sun Resort Casino,      3. Newport Grand Slots Casino,      4. Twin River Casino,

5. Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway,             6. Oxford Casino,                7. Hollywood Casino Casino, Hotel, & Raceway


A. “Wicked Good Times”

B. “So Much, So Close”

C. “The Wonder of It All”

D. “Isn’t Life Grand”

E. “Wicked Good Fun”

F. “Where Every Player Is A Star”

G. “A World At Play”

How’d you do? Here are the answers: 1-C, 2-G, 3-D, 4-B, 5-A, 6-E, 7-F

That’s all for now.