31 January 2019

Entertainment & Venue Listings

January 2019

January Events and Specials

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

Comedians scheduled to perform in January include:

  • Roy Wood Jr. – Friday and Saturday, January 4 – 5  
  • Sam Morril – Thursday – Saturday, January 10 – 12
  • Chris Distefano – Friday and Saturday, January 18 – 19
  • Rafinha Bastos – Sunday, January 20
  • Michael Kosta – Friday and Saturday, January 25 – 26
  • K Trevor Wilson – Thursday – Saturday, January 31 – February 2

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

Jess Hilarious at ARIA Ballroom
Stand-up comedian and actress Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore will take center stage in the ARIA Ballroom at MGM Springfield when she performs Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m. Moore will entertain guests with her distinctive brand of smart, relevant and straight-to-the-point humor.

Date: Friday, January 18

Time: 8 p.m.

For more information and tickets, visit mgmspringfield.com.

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

Hours of operation:

  • Sundays, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information, visit mgmspringfield.com.

Winter Specials at The Spa at MGM Springfield
The Spa at MGM Springfield is offering new cocktail-themed scrubs, wraps, massages and facials for the winter season including a Mint Chocolate Mistletoe wrap, Vanilla Bourbon Massage and the Midnight Merry Magical facial. The Spa can be found on the second floor of the resort and boasts seven luxurious treatment rooms. For reservations please call: (413) 273-5232.

Dates: Through March

Hours of operation:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

For more information, visit mgmspringfield.com.

The Ice Rink at MGM Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Springfield
The Plaza has transformed into The Ice Rink at MGM Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Springfield where guests of all ages can enjoy the outdoors with a traditional ice skating rink, pop-up entertainment and tasty treats for the entire family.

Dates: Through Sunday, March 3

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon – 9 p.m.

For rates and more information, visit: mgmspringfield.com.  

Study Hall at Lobby Bar
On Friday nights, Lobby Bar at MGM Springfield transforms into “Study Hall,” an evening featuring live music along with beer, wine and literary-themed cocktails such as Peter Cottontail, Romeo and Juniper and Gone with the Gin. Visitors have the opportunity to watch and learn as Lobby Bar’s skilled bartenders whip up these fun and visual cocktails.

Hours of operation:

  • Fridays, Starting at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit: mgmspringfield.com.  


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. 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: Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
                       Friday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Pizza Counter: Sunday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – Midnight
                             Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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 – Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 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:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Daily


  • 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:

  • Monday – Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 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:

  • 8 a.m. – 6 a.m., Daily


  • 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:

  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Daily


  • 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:

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


  • 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:

  • 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., Daily 

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. Now serving breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Guests can indulge on classic and hearty breakfast offerings such as Red Velvet Pancakes, Eggs Benedict and Steak & Eggs.

With the debut of the 100-ounce “Tap Towers,” beer aficionados have the opportunity to 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. 

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.


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:

  • Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday – Sunday, 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


MassMutual Center

The MassMutual Center features 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space plus an 8,000-seat arena where MGM Springfield delivers celebrated artists and compelling entertainment.                                    

TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour
MassMutual Center will host two TRAXXAS Monster Truck shows on January 19. Ticket holders will experience the excitement of several 10,000-pound monster trucks crushing cars, racing around the track, performing in wheelie contests and more.

Date: Saturday, January 19

Time: Noon and 6 p.m.

Price: $10 for children, $15 for adults                                                        

For more information, please visit massmutualcenter.com.              

2019 AHL All-Star Classic
For the first time, MassMutual Center and MGM Springfield will host the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic in downtown Springfield. Attendees can witness the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 27 at MassMutual Center followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony in the ARIA Ballroom at MGM Springfield on Monday, January 28.

Date/Time: 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27; 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28

Price: $39 – $99                                              

For more information, please visit massmutualcenter.com.              

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. For reservations, please call: (413) 273-5232.

Hours of operation:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

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., Daily


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.

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


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