NYE at casinos: Rick Springfield, Keshia, parties

December 18, 2018 GMT

Connecticut’s casinos will rev up their party engines on New Year’s Eve.

Foxwoods will have a show for fans of 1980s power pop when Rick “Jessie’s Girl” Springfield plays the Grand Theater at 9 p.m. on the Eve. (Tickets are $60-$35). He played New Haven’s Shubert Theatre earlier in 2018.

Also at Foxwoods, Hard Rock Cafe has its annual shindig, Hard Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, from 10 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. Tickets run $30 in advance and $35 at door, but VIP tickets are $275 and $325 for a booth, four to six people, champagne and party favors. Over at High Rollers lanes, the NYE party starts at 9 p.m. ($20), with food and bowling.

Mohegan Sun has comic Jason Freid at Comix Comedy Club at 7:30 and 10 p.m., singer Kesha in the arena at 8 p.m., the band Explicit at Margaritaville at 8, a Countdown Finale in the shops concourse from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a deejay and party hats and horns, the Pogs in Landsdowne Irish Pub at 9 p.m. and the Boogie Woogie Band in the Wolf Den at 8 and 11 p.m.

Mohegan Sun dining specials on the last day of 2018 include Bar Americain offering a three-course meal for $150 (for two) that includes two filet mignon and lobster.

Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com. Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. MoheganSun.com.