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Night Ranger, Gordie Howe and The Hanson Bros. Announced for Bud Light Utica Comets Fan Fest



Utica Comets President, Robert Esche, and Galaxy Communications President and CEO, Ed Levine, announced today the details for the Bud Light Utica Comets Fan Fest that will take place prior to the Comets home opener on Oct. 23.

"Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe

“Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe

The Bud Light Utica Comets Fan Fest will take place in the area around the Utica Memorial Auditorium, from Broadway to Memorial Drive, starting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 23. The night will begin with the mayor of Utica, Robert Palmieri, officially declaring Oct. 23 as “Utica Comets Day”. Legendary classic rock band Night Ranger will headline the pregame festivities with a free outdoor concert. The Bud Light Utica Comets Fan Fest events will also include an autograph session from 4-6p.m. with National Hockey League legend Gordie Howe, presented by First Source Credit Union. There will also be many activities for children including an interactive play area.

“I have been looking forward to this day for as long as I can remember.” said Comets President Robert Esche. “Oct. 23 promises to be a very special day, and it will be remembered by Utica hockey fans for a long, long time.”

“We’re thrilled to be partners with the Utica Comets and we’re excited about the great things we’re going to do with them in Utica,” said Ed Levine, CEO and president of Galaxy Communications. “Together, we’ve created an event that will be the biggest community celebration in the past 25 years!”

The Hanson Brothers at The AUD

The Hanson Brothers at The AUD

The Hanson Brothers, immortalized by the film “Slapshot” which was partly filmed at The AUD, will also be on hand for an autograph session at the

jam-packed event from 4-5:30p.m. A fireworks display will cap the Bud Light Utica Comets Fan Fest as Comets fans make their way into the Utica Memorial Auditorium for the historic Comets Home Opener.