UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — A second venue in Connecticut is welcoming back live music this weekend after over a year shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A big return to normal.
Mohegan Sun Arena will host ‘Air Supply’ Sunday at 7 p.m.
There will be limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. The venue expects to reopen to full capacity on July 29 when ‘Lady A’ comes to town.
“We make memories, and tonight there will be a lot of people here making memories again,” said Tom Cantone, President of Sports and Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.
News 8’s LaSalle Blanks spoke to Cantone ahead of the ‘Air Supply’ concert.
Cantone told News 8 Sunday night is historic.
“This time last year the place was dark and empty. Now, 5,000 people will be pouring in here. This is one of the top venues in the world today. And those five magic words, ‘Live from Mohegan Sun Arena’ will bring us back to normal…Everyone is saying ‘welcome back, so happy to be here.’ It’s a tribute to the men and women who run this venue.”
Cantone adds that the members of ‘Air Supply’ are proud and honored to be the first act to publicly “do their thing” at the arena since the pandemic shut the space down.
WEB EXTRA: News 8’s LaSalle Blanks speaks to audience members ahead of the concert Sunday night
Mohegan Sun Arena has around 50 shows on sale now. Find out who’s coming to Connecticut on their website.
If you are vaccinated, you can choose whether to wear a face mask or not.
Xfinity Theater in Hartford also welcomed back live music this weekend. Friday Luke Bryan played the first concert there in almost two years.