WWE Friday Night Smackdown Returns To Wilkes-Barre

WWE is back in Wilkes-Barre! For one night only, see your favorite SMACKDOWN superstars LIVE in Wilkes-Barre at the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Friday, May 13th at 7:45pm. See Roman Reigns take on Drew McIntyre for the Universal Championship and Ronda Rousey & Naomi take on SMACKDOWN Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Sonya Deville! Plus see your favorite SMACKDOWN Superstars including Intercontinental Champion Ricochet, SMACKDOWN Tag Team Champions The Usos, The New Day, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sasha Bank and many more! *Card subject to change.

WWE is the best value in entertainment with tickets starting at $20 (plus fees). Tickets and Ringsider packages go on sale Friday, March 18th at 10am online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. For more information, please visit www.wwe.com

Limp Bizkit Tour Comes to Mohegan Sun Arena

Preeminent American rock band LIMP BIZKIT will return to the road this April for their month-long “Still Sucks Tour” including a stop at the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30pm. The AEG Presents trek will kick off in the band’s Florida home state and will include a stop in New York City at Madison Square Garden (May 13) with cross country shows including stops in Baltimore (May 15) and Las Vegas (May 28) before concluding with a Los Angeles-area date (Ontario on May 31).  Watch the band talking about the tour in this cheeky clip.  Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (March 18) at 10:00 AM (local time) at http://www.limpbizkit.com/ or https://www.axs.com. Tickets will not be sold via Ticketmaster or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Formed in Jacksonville in the mid-90s, the Grammy-nominated band has sold 40 million records worldwide and has been led since its inception by frontman FRED DURST.  Known for their powerful live performances, the band includes original members DURST, vocals; JOHN OTTO, drums; SAM RIVERS, bass, backing vocals; WES BORLAND, guitars, backing vocals; DJ LETHAL, turntables, sampling, programming.  LIMP BIZKIT will be supported by Scowl, Wargasm UK, $not, Dying Wish, and Yung Gravy for various shows (see breakdown below).  Later this year, the group will follow the U.S. shows with a European run of dates.

PIAA District II High School Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Championships Presented by Allied Services

The PIAA District II High School Basketball Championships presented by Allied Services are set for this weekend at the ASM Global-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

The Championship game schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 3rd

4:00 p.m. Susquehanna (Home) vs Forest City (Away) – Girls – 1-A

6:00 p.m. Dunmore (Home) vs Scranton Prep (Away) – Girls – 4-A

8:00 p.m. Holy Redeemer (Home) vs Riverside (Away) — Boys – 3-A

Friday, March 4th

4:00 p.m. Holy Cross (Home) vs Elk Lake (Away) – Girls – 2-A

6:00 p.m. Wilkes-Barre Area (Home) vs Hazleton Area (Away) – Girls – 6-A

8:00 p.m. Pittston Area (Home) vs North Pocono (Away) — Boys – 5-A

Saturday, March 5th

12:00 p.m. Western Wayne (Home) vs Riverside (Away) – Girls – 3-A

2:00 p.m. Holy Cross (Home) vs Old Forge (Away) – Boys – 2-A

4:00 p.m. Dallas (Home) vs Mid Valley (Away) — Boys 4-A

6:00 p.m. Pittston Area (Home) vs Abington Heights (Away) – Girls – 5-A

8:00 p.m. Scranton (Home) vs Williamsport (Away) – Boys – 6-A

Sunday, March 6th has been reserved for any weather-related cancellations.

Ticket prices for the District II finals at Mohegan Sun Arena are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena or online at Ticketmaster.com. Fans are encouraged to buy online to help get in the venue as fast as possible. Tickets sold online are mobile tickets only and are subject to additional convenience fees. Parking fees are included with the ticket price. Tickets are valid for all games scheduled on that day as long as you stay inside the venue. There is no free re-entry. If you choose to leave following a game and wish to return for another game you must pay the full ticket price. District II Gold passes will not be honored at Mohegan Sun Arena for the District II Championships.

Game programs will be available at the door courtesy of Allied Services with program donations going to support the rehabilitation of pediatric patients within Allied Services.

The PIAA District II committee and Mohegan Sun Arena would like to thank and acknowledge the following event sponsors: Allied Services, Price Chopper Market 32, McCarthy Tire, Luzerne County Community College, NBT Bank, Skyzone Pittston, NEPA Elite Basketball, Keystone College, Red Robin, Community Bank, N.A., Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, Pepsi and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

ASM Global reminds everyone attending events at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza to please adhere to the new hygiene and security policies in place consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidance for the safety of all participants, guests and employees at the arena including:

  • Face coverings are optional for all guests no matter vaccination status
  • Guests do not need to show physical proof of being fully vaccinated

If a guest is experiencing any of the following, we ask that you stay home:

  • A guest who has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • A guest who has a COVID-19 test result pending.
  • A guest who is under a healthcare provider’s care for a positive COVID-19 test.
  • A guest who has been exposed to COVID-19 (unless fully vaccinated).

ASM Global reminds fans coming to this weekend’s events to please adhere to the security policies in place for the safety of all guests and employees at the Mohegan Sun Arena. These new enhancements include walk-through metal detectors at every arena entrance and a clear bag policy permitting fans to bring their personal belongings in a clear tote not to exceed 12”x12”x6’. Purses, backpacks and diaper bags are no longer permitted inside Mohegan Sun Arena.

PLEASE NOTE: Mohegan Sun Arena is now a cashless venue. As part of our commitment to a contactless guest experience, all concessions sales inside Mohegan Sun Arena are now cashless transactions. We accept all major credit cards and mobile pay. The NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena will accept cash and credit cards for event ticket purchases. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online to avoid any delays in purchasing tickets at the gate when attending a game. For more information about this policy, please visit www.mohegansunarenapa.com/policies.

For additional information about this event, please visit www.mohegansunarenapa.com or www.piaad2.org. For additional information about Allied Services, please visit www.allied-services.org.

Wilkes Barre Monster Jam® Championship Series to be Held at Mohegan Sun Arena

This. Is. Monster Jam™!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Wilkes Barre for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. Monster Jam®, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com with Monster Jam Preferred Customers able to purchase advance tickets starting today, January 11, before tickets go on-sale to the general public on January 18. Fans can still sign up for free to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.

The Monster Jam Pit Party will be held on Saturday and Sunday. At the Monster Jam Pit Party, fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun.  This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

Wilkes Barre fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.  Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. 

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world. 

TRUCK LINEUP:  Grave Digger® driven by Krysten Anderson; Max-D® driven by Blake Granger; Wild Side ® driven by Zack Garner; Bakugan Dragonoid™ driven by Camden Murphy; Soldier Fortune™ driven by Tony Ochs; Terminal Velocity® driven by Jon Zimmer, Jr.; El Toro Loco® driven by Elvis Lainez; Raminator driven by Mark Hall; Rammunition driven by Kurt Kraehmer

**Truck and driver line-up subject to change


Friday, April 29 at 7 PM

Saturday, April 30 at 1 PM & 7 PM

Pit Party 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 1 at 1 PM

Pit Party 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena | 255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702


Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Visit MonsterJam.com for more detailed information on the event and wellness policies.

Alice Cooper Coming to Mohegan Sun Arena

Alice Cooper with special guest Buckcherry, presented by Rock 107

Wednesday, March 23rd, 8:00pm

Tickets are on sale Friday, December 10 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena and Ticketmaster.

Trolls LIVE! Tour Coming to Wilkes-Barre

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza May 24th and 25th, 2022 for 2 Trolls-tastic performances. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10th at 10am and can be purchased at www.TrollsLIVE.com, Ticketmaster.com and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show! Poppy, Branch, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Satin and Chenille, Smidge, Guy Diamond, Fuzzbert, Biggie and Mr. Dinkles invite you into the colorful world of Trolls Village for this interactive performance only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss!

The world of the Trolls comes alive in this totally interactive, story-rich musical celebration of everything the Trolls love – singing, dancing, rainbows, glitter and plenty of hugs. The extravaganza utilizes the latest in scenic projection, puppetry and media technology, and features a host of special effects and interactive surprises. Trolls LIVE! includes two acts with an intermission and will enchant both children and adults alike with its popular Trolls show-stopping songs, as well as introduce audiences to all-new electrifying Trollsmusic and choreography.

What:    Trolls LIVE! coming to Wilkes-Barre
When:   Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm
               Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm
Where:  Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
               255 Highland Park Blvd.
               Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Tickets: Tickets start at $18 (plus applicable fees). Tickets are available at the NBT Bank Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Prices are subject to change. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of tickets are available for the Trolls LIVE! VIP Party, starting at $128 (plus applicable fees). VIP Party perks include premium show seating, a souvenir lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with your favorite hosts, Poppy and Branch!

For more information or to join Trolls Hair Mail for presale and other exclusive offers, visit www.TrollsLIVE.com. Follow Trolls LIVE! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @trollslive, and use #TrollsLIVE. 

For information on Mohegan Sun Arena’s COVID-19 policy, please visit MoheganSunArenaPA.com.

John Mulaney Announces 2022 From Scratch Tour, Will Kick Off in Wilkes-Barre

WHO: John Mulaney

WHAT: John Mulaney: From Scratch

Produced by Live Nation, the 33 city tour kicks off on Friday, March 11th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA making stops across the U.S. in Austin, Saint Paul, and New York before wrapping up in Chicago at the United Center on July 14th.

TICKETS: Tickets on sale starting Friday, December 10th at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com.


Fri Mar 11 — Wilkes-Barre, PA — Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Mar 12 — Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center

Sun Mar 13 — Cincinnati, OH — Heritage Bank Center

Fri Mar 18 — Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Arena*

Sat Mar 19 — Ledyard, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino*

Sat Mar 19 — Ledyard, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino (LATE)*

Thu Mar 24 — Austin, TX — H-E-B Center

Fri Mar 25 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center

Sat Mar 26 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center

Fri Apr 01 — Savannah, GA — Enmarket Arena

Sat Apr 02 — Charlotte, NC — Spectrum Center

Sun Apr 03 — Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Thu Apr 07 — Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center

Fri Apr 08 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center

Sat Apr 09 — Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Arena

Sun Apr 17 — Denver, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fri Apr 22 — Omaha, NE — CHI Health Center

Sat Apr 23 — Saint Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center

Fri Apr 29 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre

Thu May 12 — Orlando, FL — Addition Financial Arena

Fri May 13 — Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live

Sat May 14 — Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live

Sun May 15 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Fri May 20 — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center

Sat May 21 — Norfolk, VA — Scope Arena

Sun May 22 — Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena

Thu June 9 — Springfield, MA — MassMutual Center*

Fri Jun 10 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sat Jun 11 — Buffalo, NY — KeyBank Center

Sun Jun 12 — Syracuse, NY — Upstate Medical University Arena

Fri Jun 17 — Atlantic City, NJ — Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Thu Jun 23 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden

Thu Jul 14 — Chicago, IL — United Center

* Not a Live Nation Date

About John Mulaney

John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian,

In 2018, he traveled the United States with sold out Kid Gorgeous tour, which was later released as a Netflix stand-up special and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special; In 2015, he released The Comeback Kid, also a Netflix original, which The AV Club called the “best hour of his career;” In 2012, his Comedy Central special New In Town had Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailing him as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”

Solidifying himself as a fan favorite, John Mulaney has been invited to host Saturday Night Live four times. He began writing for SNL in 2008 and created memorable characters such as ‘Stefon’ with Bill Hader and appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent. He has written for IFC’s Documentary Now! and Netflix’s Big Mouth, on which he voices the character of Andrew.

He’s also starred on Broadway in the runaway hit written and performed alongside Nick Kroll in Oh, Hello On Broadway. The duo have since released a Netflix special of the same name, as well as Oh, Hello: The P’dcast, based off their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland.

In December 2019, the critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated musical variety special John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch debuted on Netflix. It was recently announced that festivities will continue with a pair of holiday themed Sack Lunch Bunch specials coming to Comedy Central in the near future.

Blippi the Musical to Resume North American Tour with a Special Stop in Wilkes-Barre

Today, children’s YouTube sensation Blippi announces additional cities on the tour across North America, with a date in Wilkes-Barre on March 8th at 6pm at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Blippi The Musical is set to bring the vivacious, energetic, and educational children’s character from the screen to the stage for an all-ages extravaganza of fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends onstage.

Tickets for Blippi The Musical go on sale Friday, December 3rd at 10am with fan club pre-sales beginning today. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Fans can visit blippithemusical.com now for tour dates, ticket information and one-of-a-kind meet and greet packages. Follow Blippi The Musical social media for pre-sale access and exclusive tour content.

Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children across the world have quickly taken to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons. In the live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show. In just a few years since his inception, Blippi has become a global sensation with over 34 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views per month. Blippi is also available on some of the largest premium streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, Roku, Virgin Media and Kidoodle.

In November 2020, Round Room Live and Moonbug Entertainment released the Blippi The Musical Cast Recording for download and streaming on all major music streaming platforms. The original North American Tour Cast Recording features 13 family-friendly songs from the live show. Fans can download or stream the cast recording using this link: https://moonbug.lnk.to/BLive.

Open Skate at Mohegan Sun Arena Returns This Thursday to Benefit Toys for Tots

The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will open its doors once again for public ice skating on Thursday, December 2nd for the Toys for Tots Open Skate presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy or making a $5.00 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to participate in the Open Skate. The Open Skate will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Complimentary snacks will be available for guests’ courtesy of Utz Snack Foods and light refreshments will be available for purchase with partial proceeds donated to Toys for Tots.

All guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win some great prizes while at the event including:

  • Disney On Ice tickets
  • Harlem Globetrotters tickets
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tickets
  • Jason Isbell tickets at the FM Kirby Center
  • Tickets for a surprise family show being announced on November 30th
  • Jump passes to Skyzone Pittston
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono prize pack
  • LT Verrastro prize pack
  • $50 Red Robin gift card
  • And more!

This is the only day throughout the year that the public is allowed to skate on the ice at Mohegan Sun Arena, home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Patrons must bring their own skates to participate in the Open Skate. Mohegan Sun Arena will not have skates on site for rent and all guests that will be going on to the ice will need to be wearing skates.

Skate rentals are available at the Toyota SportsPlex (Community Ice Rink) at Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre for $4 per pair starting at 5PM on Wednesday, December 1st. There are a limited number of skate rentals available. Proper photo ID and a credit card must be presented to rent skates. All skates must be returned to the Toyota SportsPlex at Coal St. before 12pm on Friday, December 3rd. For more information on the Toyota SportsPlex, please visit their website at http://toyotasportsplex.com.

ASM Global reminds everyone attending events at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza to please adhere to the new hygiene and security policies in place consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidance for the safety of all participants, guests and employees at the arena including:

Face coverings and social distancing for guests who are fully vaccinated is not required but is strongly encouraged per current recommendations from the CDC
All guests two years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings during their visit except while actively eating or drinking
Guests do not need to show physical proof of being fully vaccinated
We will rely on our guests to accurately follow the guidelines based on their vaccination status

  • If a guest is experiencing any of the following, we ask that you stay home:
  • A guest who has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • A guest who has a COVID-19 test result pending.
  • A guest who is under a healthcare provider’s care for a positive COVID-19 test.
  • A guest who has been exposed to COVID-19 (unless fully vaccinated).

For more information on the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program, please visit http://www.toysfortots.org.

Mohegan Sun Arena is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and Managed by ASM Global.