By Jill Diver
Before the fall season creeps in with its vibrant colors and cool winds, enjoy the few weekends left of summer by taking a road trip to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
Yes, Pop! fans, this means not attending the beach for a full weekend, (think of the sunburn it will save your skin) but Mohegan Sun has more than enough entertainment for the 21 plus crowd.
From the moment you set foot inside the doors of the giant hotel and casino, you are surrounded by waterfalls, intricate decorations made with mosaic tiles and of course, the cha-ching sound of money, being lost and won.
For those of you who don’t like to gamble the food options rock. They range from Big Bubba’s BBQ to Todd English’s restaurant Tuscany and my two favorites, Bobby’s Burger Palace, chef Bobby Flay’s restaurant, that serves, mouthwatering, made to order, burgers and The Dubliner an Irish Pub, where my favorite bartender, makes a mean raspberry mojito.
And if the slot machines, poker and roulette tables and food, still are not enough to keep you entertained, Mohegan Sun has a full line up of free concerts in their Wolf Den on a daily basis, as well as concerts and comedians that you can pay to see in their arena.
Check out the upcoming shows below and enjoy!
Arena. All ages.
Carlos Santana Tone Tour, Wednesday, July 21, 7 p.m.
Star Wars: In Concert, Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Connecticut Sun vs. LA Sparks, Saturday, July 24, 7 p.m.
Connecticut Sun vs. Washington Mystics, Tuesday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Goo Goo Dolls with Switchfoot, Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Dunham’s Identity Crisis Tour, Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Maroon 5 with Guster, Sunday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
Creed, Monday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m.
Barenaked Ladies, Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
Rihanna, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sublime With Rome, Saturday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.
KISS, Thursday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Reba McEntire, Friday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.
Rob Thomas, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Stone Temple Pilots, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Aerosmith with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
Ron White, Friday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.
Shakira, Friday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.
Alice In Chains BlackDiamondSkye Tour, Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Nickelback, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:15 p.m.
Craig Ferguson, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Wolf Den. Located in the Casino of the Earth. Must be 21. All shows are free and seats are on a first come, first served basis.
Flowers & Kain, Wednesday, July 21, 8 p.m.
The Association, Thursday, July 22, 8 p.m.
Lou Gramm, Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.
Sammy Kershaw, Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Big Shot The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Flynnville Train, Monday, July 26, 8 p.m.
Jimi Jamison, Tuesday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Mustang Sally, Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m.
Linda Eder, Thursday, July 29, 8 p.m.
Bay City Rollers, Friday, July 30, 8 p.m.
MC Hammer, Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Sarah Buxton, Sunday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
JYPSI, Monday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
10,000 Maniacs, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
The Radiators, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.
Herman’s Hermits, Friday, Aug. 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.
David Foster, Sunday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Kingbill, Monday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
Firehouse, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m.
Erik Narwhal, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.
12 Stones, Thursday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m.
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Friday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.
Elvis Tribune Artist Spectacular, Saturday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
The B Street Band, Monday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Dr. K’s Motown Revue, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.
Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley Legend, Thusday, Aug. 19, 8 p.m.
Scrap Metal, Friday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.
David Cassidy, Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
Jason Michael Carroll, Sunday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
2U U2 Tribute Band, Monday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
Shemekia Copeland, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m.
Blackberry Smoke, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Skid Row, Friday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m.
Maxi Priest, Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.
Josh Gracin, Sunday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
Antigone Rising, Monday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
Sheena Easton, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
This story ran on the Eagle-Tribune Pop! blog on July 20, 2010.