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TWO YEARS OF HIGHLIGHTS
Utica Summer Fest launched its inaugural year in 2018;
a long awaited community event.
In 2019, we turned up the heat at the start of summer
with top notch entertainment. We extended the hours to run
Thursday and Friday, 11am-9pm.
Although the weather posed a public safety concern on our
opening day with high winds and relentless rain,
Utica Summer Fest proved to be an event
that the community wants!! The storm broke just in time for
hundreds to pour into the street on Friday night for the
incredible opportunity to see Motown
Artists RARE EARTH! The sun was shining, the beer was
flowing and our finish was strong!!
The Utica Summer Fest team proved to have incredible tenacity with a track record of very stong numbers on lead in promotion, satisfying our partner support with continued commitment and success.
Utica Summer Fest 2020 has been moved to coincide with the excitement centered around Boilermaker Weekend!! Our town will explode with an influx of people from all around the world coming to Boilermaker Weekend that Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Utica Arts Council will host a multi week, community wide summer event, and Utica Summer Fest will kick it off!!! Utica Summer Fest 2020 will be the largest growth yet, for this 3rd annual FREE summertime celebration.
11:30AM-12:45PM JOE LAPAGLIA
4:00-5:30 THE PAUL CASE BAND
5:45-7:15 GRIT N GRACE
7:30-9PM LES BRERS CELEBRATING A VERY SPECIAL50TH ALBUM ANNIVERSARY IN IT'S ENTIRETY
11:30AM-12:45PM JOE LAPAGLIA
4:00-5:30 THE FABULOUS MOJOS
JIMMY VIVINO, National Recording Artist also of Conan O'Brien's Late Show Band.
MONK ROWE, Regional Favorite
THE BOAT DRUNKS, National Artists
TWO OF US, Local Favorites, and opener for National Artists, AMERICA, at The Stanley Theater
RARE EARTH, National Motown Recording Artists
Many more local & regional musical favorites, visual artists, international atmospheric, street performers, and local dance company, DANCENTER performers.
Food & Beverages
Utica is home to many wonderful restaurants, including many with no fixed address. Utica Summer Fest will feature great eats from several of the region's finest Food. The Utica Summer Fest Beer & Wine Garden offers an array of excellent Adult beverages and dispensed by volunteers from The American Cancer Society. The ACS will receive partial proceeds from all adult beverages sold during Utica Summer Fest.
Veteran's Outreach Center
Through it's Utica Food Pantry, the Bunker Cafe, the New2You Thrift Store at the Parkway Center, the Public Use Gym and the James V. Luvera Memorial Chapel, and its Youth Boxing Program, The Central New York Veteran's Center provides a wide range of services and opportunities for the men and women who make our armed services branches the best in the world. Volunteers from the center are stepping up to help with the logistics of Utica Summer Fest.
In appreciation of their service to our country and our community, we ask that people attending Utica Summer Fest bring personal hygiene products that the center can make available through its nearby Center to drop off at their Utica Summer Fest outpost.
past community minded partners & key advertisers
FREEMAN & FOOTE JEWELERS
UTICA PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE UTICA COMETS
THE UTICA ZOO
D'ARCANGELO & CO llp
APPLE BOX VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
THE BOILERMAKER ROAD RACE