Photo: Rick Farrell

New Kids on the Block headlined a high-energy concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT Friday July 1. Special guests Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue were there as well, playing separate sets and joining the Kids for several tunes.

The artists were spread out over two stages for much of the evening, with the center stage creating some intimacy in the arena. The band took selfies with fans in the crowd all night long. Click here for the complete setlist.

The show return for a 2nd night on Saturday, July 2. Click here for tickets. WUN photographer Rick Farrell was there and shares some pics below.

Rick Farrell

​Rick Farrell of Mojo Photography has been drawn to music his entire life. Maybe it was growing up in Newport, RI, host to the venerable Newport Jazz and Folk festivals. Or maybe it was the countless hours listening to his older siblings' classic LP's and 45's on the stereo in the 1960's. Whatever the reason, there has always been a strong connection.

He had originally taken up photography as a hobby, eventually gravitating towards shooting professionally in 2007. Never knowing what his true passion or niche was, proved to be very frustrating to say the least. Then in 2009 he shot a concert, and everything seemed to click. He had discovered his passion! Concert photography!

He considers himself fortunate to have photographed shows at some of the premier venues in New England, including Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. He has literally photographed hundreds of shows, including some of the biggest acts in today’s music industry. He has photographed many esteemed festivals including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and Farm Aid. His work has been published in numerous outlets locally, regionally, and nationally.

Musically, he loves everything from rock to country, jazz, R&B, pop, and classical. There is no greater feeling for him than capturing a moment on stage for others to enjoy for posterity. Whatever your taste, his goal is to provide "music for your eyes."