Alternative Rock favorites to hit the stage on The Plaza

29 March 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (March 19, 2019)MGM Springfield continues to energize the entertainment scene in downtown Springfield, bringing “Now’s The Time Tour – Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms” to The Plaza Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m.

Ever since the barn burning rock band from Stockbridge, G.A. burst onto the national scene with the runaway success of their multi-Platinum 1993 debut, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and its ensuing mega-smash hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” Collective Soul has been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing a most impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone.

Gin Blossoms, one of the top alt-rock groups of the ‘90s, recently issued their first new album in eight years, the critically acclaimed Mixed Reality (2018), highlighted by such singles/videos as Break,” Face The DarkandWonder.” The multi-platinum band’s signature blend of introspective lyrics, ringing guitars and finely etched melodies is as strong as ever throughout the album. Gin Blossoms also have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of their multi-Platinum album, New Miserable Experience, which features such classic hits as “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Allison Road,” with recent tours where they perform the album in its entirety along with more of their favorites.

This summer, both groups will make their way to MGM Springfield to give life-long fans a taste of everything from the classics to their latest releases.

Tickets starting at $59, will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets can be purchased online at or

VIP fans of Collective Souls and Gin Blossoms can receive access to a presale from Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, March 28 at 10 p.m. EST. For more information and to access the presale, visit or M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a presale on Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. The M life Rewards presale ends on To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit


About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit

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