Massachusetts Gaming Commission Public Hearing
August 2, 2018 - 10:00 PM
MassMutual Center - Meeting Rooms 1 + 2
De La Ghetto LIVE Reggaetón Tour with Special Guest Star Casper el Magico
MassMutual Center is hosting De La Ghetto’s live Reggaetón tour featuring Special Guest Star Casper el Magico to downtown Springfield Saturday, August 11 at 8pm. Tickets priced at $40 for GA and $80 for VIP, not including applicable taxes and service charges, are on sale and available at the MassMutual Center Box Office, through MassMutualCenter.com and by phone at 855.278.4667. Meet and Greet upgrades are also available.
De La Ghetto was born Rafael Castillo on September 17, 1982, in New York City but moved with his family soon afterwards and was raised in Puerto Rico, the country that birthed reggaetón in the late 1990s. De La Ghetto began his musical journey with a “cheap ass microphone,” and recorded his first song in 2004. De La Ghetto admits his original record, “never came out,” (and) “It was just one take but to me, I thought I was famous already. Just hearing my voice on a CD…to me that was like, mind-blowing.”
In that same year, 2004, the Puerto Rican native founded Arcangel y De la Ghetto, a duo with fellow New York City-born Puerto Rican artist Arcangel. The duo first made a name for themselves with the song "Pégate" which is featured on the popular Hector El Father-hosted mixtape album Sangre Nueva (2005). During 2005-2006, Arcangel y De la Ghetto were featured on a variety of reggaetón albums, including Luny Tunes' Mas Flow: Los Benjamins (2006), and were associated with Baby Records, the label of Zion (of the duo Zion & Lennox). However, Arcangel announced in December 2006 that he was embarking on a solo career and founding a label of his own.
In the wake of Arcangel's announcement, De la Ghetto embarked on a solo career of his own and was subsequently featured on his biggest hit to date, the Tito El Bambino and Randy remix of "Siente el Boom" featured on the album Top of the Line: El Internacional (2007). Also in 2007 he scored his second major hit with "Sensación del Bloque" another of his collaborations with Randy. Following these mainstream breakthrough hits, De la Ghetto made his major-label full-length album debut with Masacre Musical (2008).
His second album, "Geezy Boyz: The Album", was released in 2013, and produced the hits "Ahi Ahi Ahi", "Mirala" ft. Zion and Farruko, "Relajate Conmigo" ft. Arcangel, "Otra Vida" ft. Cosculluela, "Hablame De Ticket". Shortly after, he signed to Warner Music. During his career, he's also collaborated with Ozuna, Anuel AA, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, Wisin & Yandel, Ñengo Flow, among others.
Now, with an upcoming album in the works, which he refers to as a “masterpiece,” he explains why people should listen to it in Billboard’s “You Should Know” series. “I think people should listen to my music because I’m a third generation Latino American,” says the proud Latino. “I represent all the young kids in the streets that...que quiero luchar por algo importante por ellos [all the young kids in the streets that want to fight for something important -- for them].”
With a new album to released soon, big things are in store for the singer, yet the one thing he is focused on this year is improving himself, especially for his family. “My big dream for 2017 is just to be a better person, a better father, a better husband, and just you know, have fun and make good music,” Castillo explains.
Casper el Magico was born Julio Cruz Garcia on June 21, 1989 in Puerto Rico. Not much else is known about Casper’s personal life because Casper prefers his personal life to remain private. Despite his commitment to privacy, Casper was known for running the streets of Puerto Rico before finding salvation in music. Casper el Magico is a popular representative of the Trap Latino (music) movement and has made a habit of posting every track he records to YouTube and typically gets more than 140,000 views.
Professionally, Casper el Magico is known for being a musical protégé of Anuel AA, whom he worked with during the beginning of his career. In February of 2017, Casper gained attention with his single, “No Me Hables de Amor” featuring Anuel AA and the official music video racked up more than two million views. Casper thanked Anuel AA for his mentorship by becoming Anuel AA’s public spokesperson while Anuel AA was incarcerated. Anuel AA still offered Casper recording advice while incarcerated through letters and phone calls.
In February of 2017, Casper el Magico released his single, “Te Perdi” feat. Kendo Kaponi around the same time as “No Me Hables de Amor” but the later track did poorly. Thankfully, in March of 2017 Casper el Magico released, “Cuentale” feat. Anuel AA which took Casper back to the top of the charts. Casper’s next hit single, “Por Dinero” was also released in March and soon followed by a remix with Kendo Kaponi, Miky Woodz, and Noriel.
Later that year, Casper el Magico released, “Te Bote” feat. Nio Garcia and Darrell. This collaboration inspired remixes including Te Bote: Electronica Remixes and another remix featuring Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, and Ozuna. The latter remix was an instant hit on the Latin Urban and Pop charts while the official music video racked up over 300,000 views during its first three weeks. In May, the “Te Beto” remix topped the Hot Latin Songs chart while Casper was collaborating on the remix for Darrell’s single, “Blanco y Negro” feat. Ele a el Dominio, Jamby el Favo, John Jay and producer Sinfonico.
August 11, 2018 - 8:00 PM
$40, $55, $60, $80
General Admission Tickets only get you access to the event.
P1 tickets get you access to the event. Plus these tickets let you Meet/GREET De La Ghetto. You get a professional photo with De La Ghetto.
P3 tickets get you access to the event. Plus these tickets let you Meet/Greet Casper. You get a professional photo with Casper.
VIP tickets will get you access to the event, you will sit in the VIP section closer to the stage and a better experience with the artists.
1st Annual Street Hockey Tournament
This exciting new street hockey tournament is hosted by the Springfield Thunderbirds in memory of Alex Blais and will take place on Bruce Landon Way right outside of the MassMutual Center.
If your team has what it takes to be a part of the First Annual Street Hockey Tournament sign up today! Thunderbirds Forward Paul Thompson will be making a special appearance!
For more information or to register your hockey team please visit: http://www.springfieldthunderbirds.com/community-1/street-hockey-tournament.
August 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM
$150 per team
THE STEVIE WONDER SONG PARTY: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, LOVE & MUSIC
MGM Springfield is proud to Present legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder who will bring his new show “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: Celebrating Life, Love & Music."
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 12, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a #1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2,” and subsequently the first to simultaneously reach #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album Charts.
To date he has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide sales of over 100 million units. Stevie has won 25 GRAMMY Awards, the prestigious GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
While Stevie Wonder's songs are unequivocally classic and his influence timeless, equally laudable are his humanitarian efforts, philanthropic leadership, and generosity of spirit. He has received numerous accolades including awards from the President's Committee on Employment of Handicapped People, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Children's Diabetes Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
In 1983, Stevie spearheaded the realization of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday. His participation in the 1985 “We Are The World” fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone while his involvement to put an end to apartheid in South Africa is legendary. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, is a Commander of France's National Order of Arts and Letters and has been inducted into, among others, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the NAACP Hall of Fame.
Upon being awarded the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Stevie performed his commission, “Sketches Of A Life," which placed him in a very select group of eminent composers who have received library commissions, including Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein and Paquito D'Rivera.
Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He continues to be a pivotal influence in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.
September 1, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Arena - Arena
$69, $99, $135, $185, $225
Show time is 8:00 p.m.
That Cannabis Show
JOIN US FOR A UNIQUE CANNABIS INDUSTRY EVENT BLENDING STRATEGIC BUSINESS ACUMEN WITH QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT
THIS ISNT YOUR GRANDMA'S CANNABIS CONVENTION!
That Cannabis Show provides an excellent venue for new business opportunities, product innovations, meaningful networking, educational sessions, career connections, and the general advancement of the industry. Be prepared to experience a new, unique show that will help you promote, progress, and profit while having fun in the process!
Attend That Cannabis Show for everything you need to start, run and grow a successful cannabis business.
Sep 15 - 16 , 2018 - 10:00 AM
MassMutual Center - Convention Center
Comedian Bill Burr: Oct. 4, 2018
Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself.
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
In 2018, Bill will be seen in the film, The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman and later this year, the third season of Bill’s hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family. The second season premiered on May 30, 2017, and the first season premiered on December 18, 2015.
Bill’s fifth hour-long stand-up special, Walk Your Way Out, premiered on Netflix on January 31, 2017. The special was shot on October 21, 2016 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. In the summer of 2016, his fourth European theatre tour brought Bill back to Ireland, the U.K., Amsterdam and he made first visits to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cologne, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium.
Bill performed a sold out show at Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2015. He was seen in the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell film, Daddy’s Home, which premiered on December 25, 2015 and he co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in the indie film, Black or White, which premiered on January 30, 2015 and made its World Premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival.
On December 5, 2014, Bill premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix; the special was recorded on June 20, 2014 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. On September 30, 2014, Bill released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records. In July of 2014, Bill received the Stand-up Comedian of the Year Award from the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Also in 2014, Bill was seen in Walk of Shame alongside Elizabeth Banks and in 2013 he was seen in the films The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and Stand Up Guys with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. Bill was also seen in the Steve Carell & Tina Fey feature, Date Night.
Bill received raves for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad and he was seen in multiple episodes of the hit Comedy Central show, Kroll Show. He guest starred on Fox TV’s New Girl in 2013 and contributed to the 2012 and 2011 ESPYS.
One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast, is an off-the-cuff, twice-weekly rant that has become a fan favorite. Bill began the podcast in May of 2007 and has produced more than 400 episodes.
Bill and Al Madrigal founded the All Things Comedy network (ATC), a distribution network founded, owned and operated entirely by comedians. Home to 67 podcasts from 93 comedians, ATC began as a podcast network but is continually growing to include all forms of content including videos, comedy specials and records.
Bill is selling out theaters internationally. From January 27 through February 10, 2015 Bill made his first tour of theaters in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai. In December 2013 his third European theater tour played to rave reviews in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Reykjavik.
In October 2012, Bill released his third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, available for download exclusively through his website and streaming on Netflix. Bill starred in two hour specials on Comedy Central: Bill Burr: Let It Go (2010) is available as a DVD, a digital audio download and on Netflix; Why Do I Do This? (2008) is available on CD, DVD and Netflix.
Simon & Schuster released the book, Cheat, written by Bill and fellow comedians Joe DeRosa and Robert Kelly in October 2012. The book was inspired by the short film, Cheat, which Burr, DeRosa and Kelly produced, co-wrote and star in. The film, based on a true story, had its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and screened at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Bill is against organized religion and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency. None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information. He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.
October 4, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Arena - Arena
Show time is 8:00 p.m.
Market America Product Meeting
Built on Product. Ensure stability, profitability and most importantly, longevity through product brokerage.
Unlike many niche companies that live or die by the success of one product, we're able to offer a variety of products and brands across numerous multibillion-dollar markets. From health and nutrition to cosmetics, weight management to home and garden, we will always provide the most popular products.
Oct 5 - 7 , 2018 - 7:00 PM
MassMutual Center - Exhibit Hall
2018 Diocesan Convention
Each year, representatives from around our diocese gather to review and discuss issues, policies and structures.
October 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Convention Center - Ballroom A/B
Western New England Bridal Show
The Western New England Bridal Shows, held in November and March each year at the MassMutual Center, are the area's largest one day bridal shows. See a spectacular Multimedia Fashion Show, hear live music performances by the area's best performers, and visit with over 100 of Western New England's finest wedding service providers.
Come Early for the Bridal Gown Blow-Out Sale at 10:30!
Register At The Door to Win FREE Wedding Bands!
Admission is $8 In Advance and $10 At The Door
and includes a year's subscription to BRIDES magazine.
Pre-Register online to receive a CJC Events VIP Goodie Bag.
For more information please visit: http://www.westernnewenglandbridalshow.com/
November 4, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
THE COMEDY GET DOWN
Back By Popular Demand!
Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and three books. Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley,and George Lopez have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. Back by popular demand! This is a once in a lifetime chance to see four members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year The Comedy Get Down’
Cedric "The Entertainer" is best knownfor crowd-pleasing performances in hit films & television shows such as Barbershop (franchise), Be Cool , The Original Kings of Comedy, and the top-ranking Madagascar animated franchise, as well as being executive producer and star for five seasons of his own hit comedy series,“The Soul
Man”on TV Land. Currently, Cedric stars (along with his fellow funnymen George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin,& the late Charlie Murphy) in the clever mockumentary TV series, "The Comedy Get Down" (based on the current national tour of the same name) which cleverly exaggerates the many funny things that happen to the comics while
on their real-life tour. Additionally, Cedric co-stars opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the much-Buzzed about new TBS comedy series, "The Last OG".
D.L. Hughley has created a name for himself as an accomplished stand up, actor, talk show host and author. DL starred in his namesake TV show that ran on ABC, “The Hughley’s”, and is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy tour and docu- film The Original Kings of Comedy . In addition to touring on the Comedy
Get Down Tour, D.L. can be heard weekday afternoons as host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The D.L.Hughley Show.” Known for being astute and pol
itically savvy in true comedian style, Hughley is a published author; and was honored with a prestigious Peabody Award for his satirical documentary special “DL Hughley: The
Endangered List”. His third book, How Not to Get Shot, is scheduled for release th
is June 2018.
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight”, a late-night television talk show on TBS; and television’s grou
ndbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez”, which ran for six seasons on ABC. Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry and has been named a Harris Poll top 10 favorite television personality. Lopez is also known
for his extensive charity work with various foundations.In 2017,Lopez filmed his HBO Comedy Special,George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington, D.C. Currently, he is the star in the hit TV Land comedy “Lopez”.
Eddie Griffin has as received worldwide recognition for acting, writing and producing numerous stand-up comedy specials, movies, television appearances, and music and comedy albums. A few notable projects from Griffin include “Def Comedy Jam”, “HBO
One Night Stand”, “Malcolm & Eddie” for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award, Undercover Brother, John Q., Jason's Lyric,
My Baby's Daddy, Dysfunktional Family, Norbit, “Freedom Of Speech”, “A Fool And His Money”(stageplay), “You Can Tell Em' I Said It” and, most recently, "All About The Money" (Netflix),A Star Is Born opposite Lady Gaga (2018),and his much anticipated
Comedy Special "Eddie Griffin: Undeniable" airing on Showtime Networks February 9, 2018. Comedy Central alsohonored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-
Up Comedians of all time.
November 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Arena - arena
$49, $69, $89, $99
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8 @ 10am.
Miss Bella Hispana
For more information please contact our director at 413-231-8501.
December 1, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Convention Center - Meeting Room 1-4
UMass Nursing School Pinning Ceremony
The College of Nursing will hold its Pinning Ceremony for those students graduating in December from the Nursing program.
The College of Nursing pin is an important symbol of the nursing profession. The pin represents the distinction of nursing in society and the distinctiveness of being a graduate of a particular school of nursing.
December 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM
MassMutual Center - Ballroom A&B