25 April 2019

Entertainment & Venue Listings

May 2019

May Events and Specials

“Food Truck Fridays” at MGM Springfield
Every week throughout the spring and summer, “Food Truck Fridays” will bring local eats to downtown Springfield from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The culinary bonanza will include three original concept food trucks from MGM Springfield, as well as a variety of other popular food trucks from across the region on a rotating schedule.

Opening day of “Food Truck Fridays” Friday, May 3 will include:

  • Wahlburgers of Boston, Mass.
  • Guac This Way by MGM Springfield
  • Asian-Inspired Food Truck by MGM Springfield
  • Italian Gelato by MGM Springfield
  • Liberty Rock Tavern of Milford, Conn.
  • Holyoke Hummus of Holyoke, Mass.
  • Say Cheese of Worcester, Conn.
  • Hot Oven Cookies of Springfield, Mass.
  • Kona Ice of Stamford, Conn.
  • Palazzo of Springfield, Mass. 

Information on “Food Truck Fridays” at MGM Springfield is available at mgmspringfield.com.

“Derby de Mayo Weekend” at MGM Springfield
“Derby de Mayo Weekend” kicks off Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. with a performance by local cover band Feel Good Drift, lawn games and bites from “Food Truck Fridays” inaugural event. Guests also can enjoy TAP Sports Bar’s signature outdoor beer garden, which will be open for the first time this season. On Saturday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m., Armory Square will transform into an outdoor viewing party for the highly anticipated horse race as it plays live on the 330-square-foot marquee screen. The event also will feature live music and MGM Springfield’s three food trucks. The party continues Sunday, May 5 starting at 1 p.m. with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta complete with a mariachi band and custom tequila bar.

Information on “Derby de Mayo Weekend” at MGM Springfield is available at mgmspringfield.com.

Mother’s Day at MGM Springfield
On Sunday, May 12, MGM Springfield will celebrate Mother’s Day with upscale brunch offerings at The Chandler Steakhouse, featuring a lavish family-style buffet; and Cal Mare, serving popular brunch items such as Roman Sweet Buns served with whipped mascarpone, Nutella and salted caramel, and Ricotta Pancakes drizzled with orange marmalade, wildflower honey and walnuts.

Information on Mother’s Day at MGM Springfield is available at mgmspringfield.com.

MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E at MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield is heating up with a summer concert series, MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E. With the beauty of the historic Armory as its backdrop, MGM LIVE’s incredible lineup of talent will bring an eclectic mix of artists and bands to the amazing outdoor stage on The Plaza at MGM Springfield in downtown Springfield.

The MGM LIVE lineup in May features:

  • Dokken & Last in Line: Saturday, May 11*
  • Trailer Trash: Friday, May 24
  • FAT: Thursday, May 30
  • Kung Fu: Friday, May 31

*Shows marked with an asterisk are ticketed events. All other shows are complimentary.

Information on MGM LIVE can be found at mgmspringfield.com.

ROAR! Comedy Series
The historic Armory at MGM Springfield is the place to go for laughs with the Roar! Comedy Series. Developed by John Tobin Presents, the series features an exciting mix of nationally popular comedians as well as rising industry stars.

Comedians scheduled to perform in May include:

  • Alonzo Bodden: Thursday – Saturday, May 2 – May 4
  • Paul Virzi: Thursday – Saturday, May 9 – May 11
  • Nikki Glaser: Thursday – Saturday, May 16 – May 18
  • Drew Lynch: Thursday – Saturday, May 23 – May 25
  • Ben Bailey: Friday, May 31

For more information and tickets, visit mgmspringfield.com/roar.

Library Hours at Lobby Bar
Lobby Bar at MGM Springfield transforms into “Study Hall” on Friday nights and “Detention” on Saturday evenings, featuring live music along with beer, wine, literary-themed cocktails such as Peter Cottontail, Romeo and Juniper and Gone with the Gin. Visitors can also ask to try Library Hours’ “secret drink" and learn as Lobby Bar’s skilled bartenders whip up these fun and visual cocktails.

Musical artists scheduled to perform in May include:

  • Jake Manzi: Friday, May 3
  • DJ Veo: Saturday, May 4
  • Alex Hiller: Friday, May 10
  • Khalif Neville: Friday, May 11
  • Alex Tuohey: Friday, May 17
  • Alex Johnson: Friday, May 24
  • Kimaya Diggs: Saturday, May 25
  • Blue House Between: Friday, May 31

Hours of operation:

  • Fridays, Starting at 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Starting at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit: mgmspringfield.com.  

Dining

Cal Mare
Award-winning chefs Adam Sobel and Michael Mina have partnered to bring their culinary vision to Massachusetts. Pairing fresh New England seafood with flavors of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Cal Mare’s menu focuses on premium ingredients and simple preparations, ranging from rustic handmade pastas and brick-oven pizzas to whole grilled fish and more. Now serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday guests can indulge in sweet and savory offerings such as Ricotta Pancakes, Cured Salmon Flatbread and Cavatelli. Guests also are invited to grab a slice of Chef Sobel’s signature pies from the pizza counter for lunch or dinner. To make a restaurant reservation, visit OpenTable or call 413-273-5430.

Hours of operation:

  • Restaurant: Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
                       Friday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Brunch: Saturday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Pizza Counter: Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
                             Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – Midnight

The Chandler Steakhouse
The Chandler Steakhouse invites guests to savor the finest steak and seafood. Guests can watch their food prepared on an open mesquite charcoal broiler through a glass-walled kitchen serving signature dishes such as northwest salmon, whole steamed lobster or a tomahawk ribeye. Before or after a meal, visitors are invited to grab a cocktail in The Chandler’s chic bar and lounge, where a curated mixology program entices revelers with creative libations. To make a restaurant reservation, visit OpenTable or call 413-273-5420.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

South End Market
Adding a gourmet twist to the classic food hall, the bustling South End Market features a variety of quick-casual dining spots that deliver big on quality and convenience.

South End Market includes:

  • Wicked Noodles

Wicked Noodles delivers delicious and traditional Thai cuisine, including items such as Pad Thai served with steamed bean sprouts, toasted peanuts, bok choy and more. Guests also can enjoy Steamed Pork Buns, Vegetable Lo Mein and Dan Dan Noodles to satisfy palates.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

 

  • Jack’s Lobster Shack

Bringing the authentic flavors of the Atlantic, Jack’s Lobster Shack cooks up enjoyable seaside selections. Inspired by the deep waters of the coast, the layout includes an intricate installation of used fishing buoys. Menu items range from original Lobster Rolls slathered with butter slaw and house pickles, to Clam Chowder, Lobster Grilled Cheese and Fried Clam Cakes.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

 

  • Bill’s Diner

Mirroring vintage country general stores, this classic lunch counter captures the essence of American cooking with homemade flair. All-day breakfast attracts morning food lovers with Buttermilk Pancakes; an Egg and Kielbasa Sandwich cooked with griddled onions, swiss, mustard; and the American Breakfast featuring two eggs, home fries, toast and choice of bacon, sausage, or kielbasa. Additionally, the menu offers sandwiches, soups, salads and daily blue-plate specials.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 a.m.

 

  • Hearth Grill

Hearth’s large open cooking grill acts as a “fireplace” and guests can select items displayed on a butcher block counter top, evoking old New England kitchens. The pay-by-the-pound format features soups, salads, rotisserie and vegetables items including Brisket Chili, Curried Cauliflower tossed in golden raisins and almonds, and Quinoa Salad with toasted farro, cucumber, chickpea, arugula and roasted veggies.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

 

  • Wine & Cheese

This contemporary wine and cheese bar features seasonal cheeses paired with charcuterie from the notable New England Charcuterie, a local curing company that merges Old World meat traditions and modern technology for quality taste. An array of wine tasting options, including flights and large pours, are available to complement the tasty bites.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, 4 p.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

  • Gelato & Expresso Counter 

Patrons can relax with a cup of coffee by LAMILL Coffee, the award-winning specialty coffee roaster based in Los Angeles and partner of MGM Resorts International. MGM Springfield offers its own custom blend, as well as pastries, sandwiches and gelato made in house.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

TAP Sports Bar
TAP Sports Bar serves as the ultimate sports hub offering delicious Springfield-inspired menu items ranging from TAP’s Hall of Fame Burger, to signature wings and Reubens.

With the debut of the 100-ounce “Tap Towers,” beer aficionados can discover their new favorite brew from the vast selection on tap including local brewery partners. Offering more than 50 big screen TVs – including one massive video wall – TAP is the ideal place for visitors to cheer on their favorite sport teams all year long. Guests enjoy a lively, open connection between the bar and dining areas with access to the adjoining arcade and bowling alley. 

  • Sunday Funday at TAP Sports Bar
    TAP Sports Bar introduces “Sunday Funday” every Sunday afternoon from 1 – 11 p.m. where guests can indulge in menu items such as 36-inch Big Sandwiches, The Holy Sheet Platter and a Bloody Mary Bar.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information, visit mgmspringfield.com.

Lounges/Nightlife

Commonwealth Bar and Lounge
A place to see or be seen at the center of it all. Guests can experience a new state of mind with innovative mixology, live music and the best view of the action.

Hours of operation:

  • 1 p.m. – 2 a.m., Daily

Lobby Bar
The place to gather for after-work socializing, a drink before dinner or to kick-start a staycation.  To match the lobby’s library aesthetic, Lobby Bar’s innovative cocktail program offers drinks inspired by literary tales such as Fahrenheit 451, The Polar Express and more.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday, Noon – Midnight

The Knox Bar
Setting the new gold standard for gaming lounges, the mixology destination’s elevated cocktail list is on par with its high-roller gaming offerings. From libations served with real gold coins to modern twists on the classics, The Knox Bar brings a cocktail experience never before seen to downtown Springfield.

Hours of operation:

  • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m., Daily

Topgolf® Swing Suite
The first of its kind in the region available to the general public, MGM Springfield’s Topgolf ® Swing Suite features three high-tech golf simulators offering a selection of interactive games, including zombie dodgeball, baseball pitching and a virtual version of the popular Topgolf experience. Up to eight guests can play on a theater-style screen in each luxurious bay while enjoying gourmet bites and inventive cocktails. Topgolf Swing Suite games are fun for all ages and skill levels, including non-golfers. Reservations can be made on OpenTable

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – Midnight

Public Art

The public art program at MGM Springfield demonstrates MGM Resort International’s ongoing commitment to local and regional artists and artisans in the Springfield, greater Berkshires and New England areas, while also reflecting the national and international breadth of the company’s fine art catalog. MGM Springfield showcases commissioned and procured works, all on public display, by visionary local and international sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists, including Mia Pearlman, Jeppe Hein, Springfield native Marlon Seymour and more.

Spa and Salon

The Spa at MGM Springfield
The Spa at MGM Springfield offers seven treatment rooms including one couples room as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with steam rooms and relaxation areas. Treatments include signature massages, facials and waxing provided in a tranquil space designed to feel like a windswept coastal retreat. The spa can be found on the second floor of the resort.

  • Spring & Summer Specials
    In time to celebrate the spring and summer seasons, The Spa at MGM Springfield is offering new cocktail-themed scrubs, wraps, massages and facials including a Cranberry Sangria scrub and wrap, Wine & Dandy massage and the Strawberry Avocado Citrine facial. Specials are available through August 31.

Hours of operation:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

For more information, visit mgmspringfield.com or call (413) 273-5232.

The Salon at MGM Springfield
The full-service salon offers haircuts, blowouts, updos, manicures and pedicures using products from global haircare line Goldwell. The Salon is equipped with a barber chair dedicated to Springfield Mayor Sarno’s father Alfonso who was a lifelong barber. The Salon is located on the first level and opens onto Main Street. For reservations, please call: (413) 273-5233.

Hours of operation:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday

Retail

MGM Springfield’s exciting retail line-up creates a vibrant interface with Springfield’s revitalized downtown experience and reflects the company’s commitment to working with regional brands.

Indian Motorcycle
MGM Springfield is home to Indian Motorcycle’s first-ever apparel boutique, just steps from the original Worthington Street factory. The new boutique offers items from Indian’s casual apparel line, the Indian Motorcycle 1901 Fashion Collection. Located on The Plaza.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Kringle Candle Emporium
This unique boutique is housed in the former French Congregational Church on The Plaza and offers the signature all-white, ultra-fragrant, pure-burning candles for which the Kringle brand is known, as well as gifts, keepsakes and a gourmet cafe.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Hannoush Jewelers
Founded in Springfield in 1980, Hannoush Jewelers is a family-owned and operated business. The MGM Springfield location is a flagship for the expanding brand that has more than 50 locations throughout Massachusetts. Guests can expect to find pieces from sought-after designers such as Tacori, Breitling, Alex and Ani, Pandora and more. Located next to the hotel lobby.

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Essentials
Carrying everyday needs including resort logo and fashion apparel for men and women, logo souvenirs, sundries, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Essentials has all the necessary items a guest may need. Located adjacent to the hotel lobby.

Hours of operation:

  • 8 a.m. – Midnight, Daily
     

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
(413) 237-5580 / (413) 237-5581
smancini@mgmspringfield.com /
eferguson@mgmspringfield.co