Mohegan Sun will become only the third destination to host Miss America in its 99-year history next month and tickets are now on-sale at Missamerica.org/tickets and on-site at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
The finals will be broadcast on NBC live from Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Jillian Duffy, the current Miss Connecticut, will be among the women vying for the crown when Miss America comes to Connecticut.
Leading up to the finals and taking place in Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo & Convention Center, Miss America 2020 will also feature two preliminary competitions as well as a special tribute show in Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre, where the Miss America Organization will say thank you to Nia Franklin (Miss America 2019) for a successful year.
Guests will be able to enjoy music that Franklin has composed during the past year and join other Miss America’s as they entertain and share where their lives have led over the past year. All Tribute Show ticket holders will get priority access to a Miss America autograph line prior to the show.
NBC’s 2020 Miss America competition schedule is:
• Preliminary night 1: Sunday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Earth Expo & Convention Center.
• Preliminary night 2: Monday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Earth Expo & Convention Center
• Nia Franklin Tribute Show: Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Cabaret Theatre. (Complimentary dessert and coffee as well as a cash bar will be offered. Limited general admission seating available.)
• Finals: Thursday, Dec. 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Mohegan Sun Arena
NBC’s The 2020 Miss America Competition will follow 51 candidates as they compete for scholarships to be used to continue their efforts towards community service and education. The show will highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence, and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact, said the press release from Mohegan Sun. The candidates’ official arrival ceremony will be on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. at Mohegan Sun and will be free and open to the public. Other events throughout the week can be found at Missamerica.org.
At the end of the telecast, one candidate will be chosen for the job of Miss America 2020 to build upon the work of Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin.
The press release explained, “As Miss America 2019, Franklin has been promoting her social impact initiative, “Advocating for the Arts” through appearances at colleges and universities, city operas and other art venues and has taken part in other various impactful events, including visits to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”