Nominations open for Mohegan Sun Arena’s “Salute to Service” Suite Ticket Promotion

The ASM Global-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Twp., along with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, are once again proud to honor local military personnel and first responders throughout the upcoming season by donating the usage of an arena luxury suite for those that served their country and community.

Since the beginning of the 2015-16 event season, Mohegan Sun Arena and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins donated nearly 2,500 tickets as part of the “Salute to Service” Suite promotion. The venue’s “Salute to Service” Suite is decorated in Penguins military and first responder jerseys, and each recipient is recognized during the game. Nominations are now open for this promotion from the general public online at Mohegan Sun Arena’s website at Recipients of the award will be chosen at random and each recipient will receive 12 tickets to the “Salute to Service” Suite for a Penguins game along with three VIP Parking passes and a complimentary snack package.

In addition, all active and retired military and first responders including police, firefighters and EMT’s will continue to receive 25% off select concessions items at permanent ASM Global/SAVOR managed concessions stands by showing their ID at all Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins games, as well as for concerts and family shows.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are offering special ticket pricing for active military by showing their Military ID card at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. Active military can get Red Zone tickets for $23.75 and Gold or Blue Zone seats for just $13.75. Individual game tickets for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins regular season will go on sale soon. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages, including full season memberships, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Luxury suite rentals for most Mohegan Sun Arena events are available by calling the arena at (570) 970-3506. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, a government body appointed by Luzerne County. The arena is managed by ASM Global with catering and concessions services provided by SAVOR… at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Dave Matthews Band Concert at Mohegan Sun Arena Date Change

The Wednesday, November 10th Dave Matthews Band show at Mohegan Sun Arena has been rescheduled to Monday, November 8th. The Tuesday, November 9th Dave Matthews Band performance will remain the same. Tickets for the November 10th show will be honored for the new date on November 8th. Refunds will also be available at the point of purchase for fans who cannot attend the rescheduled date.  Refund requests must be submitted by 10:00am ET on Tuesday, September 7th.  

Please note that both of these performances, the Event Organizer will require ticket holders to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (original vaccination card or a printed copy from at least two weeks after final dose) or a negative test taken within 48-hours prior to entry at Mohegan Sun Arena. Ticket holders using a negative test for entry will not need to get subsequent tests if they are attending both shows.

For questions and additional information regarding health checks, please visit Ticketmaster Fan Support here.

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Sebastian Maniscalo Adds Arena Dates for Second Leg of Nobody Does This Tour

Tickets ON SALE Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

Touted as “…the hottest comic in America,” by The New York Times, Sebastian Maniscalco, has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve. A string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows include a comedy record for Chicago’s United Center with 21,286, the highest gross for a single event at Boston’s TD Garden and a historic four show run at Madison Square Garden breaking the record for most shows sold in a weekend for the venue. That blockbuster success coupled with Netflix original comedy specials and a starring role alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman, it’s no surprise that both Pollstar and Billboard have honored the standup with their top touring awards.

Currently on the road for his new Nobody Does This Tour, the man Vulture said, “built a tremendous fan base the old-fashioned way: one joke at a time, one audience at the time,” announces over 15 arena dates for the second leg of the blockbuster tour. With so many new experiences to draw from this last year, Maniscalco is sharing his unique comedic perspective with the masses with this brand-new show.

“I’ve been unable to share my comedy for over a year,” Maniscalco shared exclusively with Billboard earlier this year. “I’m busting at the seams to get back out on the road and share my observations about life and family on this brand-new tour!”

Launching in November, the new tour dates will find him returning to many of the arenas he sold out with his last performance including LA’s The Forum, Boston’s TD Garden and returns to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Montreal’s Bell Centre in 2022. Long-time opener and fellow Chicago native Pat McGann continues as opener on the cross-country trek. Tickets for Nobody Does This tour dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 30, at 10:00 am local time. Tickets for the Wilkes-Barre show on Sunday, December 5th at 7:00pm will be available at and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Maniscalco’s tour itinerary also includes a number of rescheduled shows from 2020 that were moved due to the pandemic. For rescheduled shows, all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates listed below.
During the last year the comic NBC’s Nightly News dubbed, “comedy’s new superstar,” found new ways to connect with fans and flex his comedic muscles including hosting several virtual dinners with friend and chef, Dominick DiBartolomeo. Billed as “Sebastian’s Sunday Supper” the events have offered the ultimate virtual dinner party, filled with amazing food and packed with special guests including Jerry Seinfeld, Lester Holt, J.J. Watt, Christopher Lloyd and Rick Caruso.

The comedian also still managed to notched several career firsts in 2020 including a two-night run guest-hosting ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In addition to adding late night host to his growing list of hyphenates, Maniscalco also add executive producer with the release of Sebastian Maniscalco presents Pat McGann: When’s Mom Gonna Be Home?

On top of coming to a city near you fans will also find the always bothered comedian on their TV exploring the world of food in his new series, Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco. The show premieres on discovery+ Aug. 12.

Maniscalco will also make a return the big screen with a number of high-profile films. Projects in the works include a role in an untitled dramedy from Ray Romano, starring along-side Michelle Monaghan, Wiz Kalifa, Jason Derulo and more as legendary producer Giorgio Moroder in the upcoming Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold as well as opposite Robert DeNiro in About My Father a film loosely based on Maniscalco’s life. Stay tuned for news on the films’ release dates.

Billy Strings Extends Headline Tour Through December

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings will continue his extensive headline tour through the end of the year including a newly confirmed show at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Friday, November 19th at 8:30pm. Tickets for the Wilkes-Barre show go on-sale this Friday, July 16th at 10:00am at and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. Full details can be found at

The new dates add to a landmark year for Strings, who was recently named Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards after continuing to perform consistently, both in-person and virtually. Reflecting on his recent shows, Pollstar declares, “The hottest hand in jamgrass mastered pandemic touring…in a fraught year, Strings and those around him parlayed that fervor into the rare pandemic success story, blazing trails in livestreaming, drive-in touring and socially distanced podded shows while remaining true to their core values of authenticity and fan engagement.” Additionally, Relix featured Strings on the cover of their April/May issue praising, “Strings’ exuberance speaks to the boundless, resourceful spirit of his music…beyond his technical mastery, it’s his authenticity that continues to animate his music and, in turn, the fans who are drawn to that music.”

Furthering his recent success, Strings taped his PBS “Austin City Limits” debut last week, which will appear as part of the legendary program’s upcoming 47th season, and recently released two new collaborations: “Wargasm” featuring special guest RMR, and a new version of Bill Monroe favorite, “Midnight on the Stormy Deep,” with bluegrass legend Del McCoury, of which Jambands praises, “Their live performance swells with fine mandolin and guitar runs, as the 82-year-old and 28-year-old harmonize their respective high tenor and soulful euphonious voices.” Adding to an already triumphant career, Strings won Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards forhisacclaimed 2019 record, Home. Released on Rounder Records, Home was produced by Glenn Brown and furthers Strings’ reputation as “one of string music’s most dynamic young stars” (Rolling Stone). Of the album, The Associated Press proclaims, “it is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on Home that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones…the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck,” while The Wall Street Journal praises, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era.” Strings and the album also topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums

Michigan-born and now Nashville-based, Strings arrived on the music scene as one of the most compelling new artists with the release of his 2017 debut LP, Turmoil & Tinfoil. Since his debut, Strings has been awarded Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards, selected as one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “New Country Artists to Know” and performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and PBS’ “Bluegrass Underground.” Often playing over 200 shows per year, Strings keeps the improvisational tradition of bluegrass alive while incorporating elements of several diverse genres. WXPN’s World Café declares, “a bona fide phenom…with his virtuosic guitar playing front and center, Strings fuses bluegrass to psych rock, country and jam music, without fussing over what bluegrass should be.

Alabama to Perform at Mohegan Sun Arena

Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA will bring their “50th Anniversary Tour” to the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 7pm with special guest Tracy Lawrence.

The event was originally scheduled for April 12th of 2019 before being postponed due to health concerns within the band and most recently due to COVID-19. All tickets purchased for the original performance dates will be honored on July 23rd. This includes any tickets purchased for the previous dates including April 12th, 2019, August 29th, 2019 and October 2nd, 2020.

The Alabama concert will be the first live music concert hosted inside the venue since March 6th, 2020. The venue will be at 100% capacity per the state of Pennsylvania’s loosening of restrictions on indoor venue capacities.

“This is the night we’ve been we’ve been waiting for,” said Will Beekman, ASM Global General Manager of Mohegan Sun Arena.  “On July 23rd, we are officially back.  We are a better, stronger, safer venue for having gone through what we’ve gone through, but we are putting that behind us. It’s time to move on. It’s time to go live again.”

ASM Global reminds everyone attending this event 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 Mohegan Sun Arena including:

  • Face coverings and social distancing for guests who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required. All vaccinated guests are free to continue to wear face coverings if they choose to do so.
  • 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. However, if guests are not fully vaccinated, they must follow the current guidance and continue to wear a face covering.
  • 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).

Mohegan Sun Arena continues to maintain our enhanced cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection standards through the activation of the ASM Global VenueShield program, providing the highest levels of safety, security and consumer confidence, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts. 

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Limited tickets are still available at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena and Ticketmaster.

Disney On Ice Returns to Mohegan Sun Arena this Summer

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is bringing the magic to guests through dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air. This adventure delivers compelling storytelling through multi-leveled production numbers visits Wilkes Barre from August 19 – 22, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is introducing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld Entertainment is working closely with venue partners to establish and follow COVID-19 health and safety standards in accordance with all federal, state and local guidelines.  As an additional precaution, face coverings are recommended for guests ages 2 and older except when eating or drinking in their seats, unless otherwise exempted by law.  Full details on Feld Entertainment Guest Wellness Enhancements can be found here. 

Guests looking to purchase Disney On Ice souvenirs will find the process easier than ever thanks to a new contactless shopping experience with touch-free payment and digital purchasing options.  Guests can pre-order items prior to arriving at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza or from the comfort of their seats.  Once ordered, guests can pick up their purchases at a convenient, contactless pickup station during the show.  Additional information can be found here.

Additional Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party Show Details;  Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Journey across the Marigold Bridge with Miguel from Disney●Pixar’s Coco into the magnificent and mystical Land of the Dead and discover a vibrantly colorful performance with skeletons atop sway poles dancing over the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle and sing along with Elsa as video projection creates a kaleidoscope of crystals to help build her ice palace. Witness Belle lift into the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life high over the ice.  Demonstrate the power of teamwork when Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie recruit the Green Army Men for a daring rescue in Andy’s room. Laugh hysterically as the hilarious pirates flip, tumble, and twist on tumble tracks, stilts and more in an effort to showcase their talents for Captain Hook. Sail away with Moana on her daring voyage across the ocean and bravely encounter the fiery wrath of Te Ka. And make memories with your whole family during Aladdin and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration.

Join this magical search and help unlock an epic journey when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party delivers an unforgettable experience in your hometown!

Event Location:  Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes Barre Township, PA 18702

Disney On Ice Preferred Customers can purchase advance tickets starting July 13, 2021, to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on July 20, 2021.  Fans can still sign up to become a Disney On Ice Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.

Dates and Times of Performances:

Thursday, August 19 – 7:00pm
Friday, August 20 – 3:00pm, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 21 – 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, August 22 – 11:00am, 3:00pm          

Tickets start at: $20*

To purchase tickets:
Online: or
Box Office:  NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena
Group Tickets:  For groups 10+, please contact (570) 970-7600, ext. 1119 or email at

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

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2020-2021 PIAA District II High School Basketball Championships this week at Mohegan Sun Arena

The 2020-21 PIAA District II High School Basketball Championships presented by Price Chopper Market 32 will be hosted from March 11th-13th at the ASM Global, the premier venue management and services company, managed Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.

The PIAA District II Committee has hosted the Boys and Girls Basketball District Championships at Mohegan Sun Arena every year since 2016. Local and state guidelines on indoor venue capacities will be observed to ensure social distancing and guest and participant safety. Currently, Mohegan Sun Arena is permitted to host up to 15% capacity, which equates to approximately 1,500 people per game. This event will mark the first publicly ticketed event to be hosted at the venue under the revised capacity restrictions.

The District II High School Basketball Championship game schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 11th
3:00 p.m. Girls 1A – Forest City vs. Susquehanna
5:30 p.m. Girls 4A – Berwick vs. Scranton Prep
8:00 p.m. Boys 3A – Wyoming Seminary vs. Riverside

Friday, March 12th
3:00 p.m. Girls 2A – Old Forge vs. Holy Cross
5:30 p.m. Girls 6A – Wilkes-Barre Area vs. Hazleton Area
8:00 p.m. Boys 5A – Abington Heights vs. Crestwood

Saturday, March 13th
10:00 a.m. Boys 2A – Old Forge vs. Elk Lake
12:30 p.m. Girls 3A – Western Wayne vs. Riverside
3:00 p.m. Boys 4A – Mid Valley vs. Scranton Prep
5:30 p.m. Girls 5A – Dallas vs. Abington Heights
8:00 p.m. Boys 6A – Williamsport vs. Scranton

Sunday, March 14th has been reserved for any weather-related cancellations.

Ticket prices for the District II Basketball finals at Mohegan Sun Arena are $8 for adults and students. Tickets will be sold by each participating school district and will be limited to comply with current local and state capacity restrictions for indoor facilities. Parking fees are included with the ticket price. All tickets are general admission and will require guests to sit in specially marked seats to comply with social distancing guidelines. Tickets will be valid for each individual game as sold. As opposed to previous years, all ticket holders for a specific game will need to exit the venue upon that game’s conclusion. Anyone wishing to attend another game will need to purchase a ticket for that specific game. The venue will be cleaned with CDC recommended disinfectant before and after each game. District II Gold passes will not be honored at Mohegan Sun Arena.

A limited number of tickets are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Box Office will be open for ticket sales on the following dates and times this week:

NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena hours:
Wednesday, March 10th – 10am-2pm
Thursday, March 11th – 1pm-8:30pm
Friday, March 12th – 1pm-8:30pm
Saturday, March 13th – 8:30am-8:30pm

One hour prior to the start of each game time and up until 20 minutes into the start of that game, Mohegan Sun Arena will limit Box Office ticket sales and transaction to accommodate guests attending that game only to assist with crowding around the Box Office area. All tickets will be sold at the exterior Box Office windows to ensure social distancing. Ticket purchasers are asked to limit the number of people in line to just the person making the transaction and then rejoin your group before entering the security checkpoint line.

Mohegan Sun Arena is undergoing numerous enhancements to the venue to ensure patron safety including:

  • Restroom renovations with easy-to-clean resin epoxy flooring and installation of touchless fixtures.
  • Plexiglass partitions around concessions areas.
  • Installation of directional and social distancing signage throughout the venue.
  • Replacement of cloth fabric seating to easy-to-clean vinyl seating.
  • Activation of the ASM Global VenueShield program providing the highest levels of safety, security and consumer confidence, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts.  

ASM Global reminds everyone participating and attending these championship events to please adhere to the new hygiene and security policies in place for the safety of all participants, guests and employees at the Mohegan Sun Arena including:

  • Everyone ages two and up will be required to wear a mask covering your face and nose when approaching the security checkpoints and upon entry to the venue.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the venue with the exception of when consuming food or beverage.
  • Cashless transactions are encouraged at the venue concessions stands. Limited stands will be open for this event, but all opened stands accept credit cards. Please assist our staff in obtaining a contactless environment by using a credit card.
  • Guests are asked to arrive at the venue with their group to be seated together. Seating is first-come, first-served and cannot be reserved in advance.
  • No more than four people will be permitted to sit together and will be seated in specially marked seats to help achieve safe social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed at all entries and throughout the venue.
  • Upon exiting the venue, guests are asked to take their trash with them to the nearest trash receptacle and leave the venue at the direction of the venue staff.

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ASM Global also reminds guests of the following event security procedures:

  • Walk-through metal detectors will be in place at every arena entrance.
  • Mohegan Sun Arena’s “Clear Bag Policy” allows guests 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.
  • Guests are asked to have their keys, wallets and phones out of their pockets upon arrival at the security checkpoints and jackets should be unzipped.
  • Security checkpoints will open approximately one hour prior to each game start time.
  • Doors for each game will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event start time.
  • Event doors may be delayed due to the length of the previous game and time to properly sanitize high-touch surfaces and seating areas.

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All student athletes, coaches and event officials must comply to the additional safety measures enacted by the PIAA for competition. For additional information about these policies, please visit

The PIAA District II committee and Mohegan Sun Arena would like to thank and acknowledge the following event sponsors: Price Chopper Market 32, McCarthy Tire, Luzerne County Community College, NBT Bank, Wilkes University, Allied Services, Joyce Insurance and Red Robin.