Utica comes together with music, fireworks


WOUR 96.9 and GPO Federal Credit Union are bringing back one of the biggest concerts this summer. Fireworks Over Utica will take place from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hanna Park in Downtown Utica.

Drawing from all over the Mohawk Valley, this family event will feature live music all day leading up to a performance from the Outlaws!  In addition to live entertainment, there will be food and cold drinks, a family zone and entertainment.  The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display, set to music, lighting up the sky over Utica.  This family event is part of the fabric of the Mohawk Valley and has been a civic event for many years. Price Chopper Hopper and Inflatables will be there from 3-8 p.m. and there also will be face painting with Coco.

Schedule of performances:

Gridley Paige3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Sons of The Empire
4:50 – 6:05 p.m. – Gridley Page
6:25 – 7:55 p.m.  – The Barndogs PLUS- Music of The Allman Brothers
8:25 – 9:45 p.m. – The OUTLAWS

Food/Drink Vendors:

Tony’s Concessions
Cue Dog
Beach Bum Billy’s
Buck and Ruthie’s Ice Cream
Mr. Squeeze Lemonade


GPO Federal Credit Union
Rome VW
Price Chopper
Tri-Valley Beverage
LiDestri Spirits
New England Novelty
Joe Mendez Novelty Items

FWorksThere will be a ticket special Friday, July 18: 2 for $10 at the following locations during business hours:

GPO Federal Credit Union Locations: 4311 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford; 301 Bleecker St, Utica; 2711 Genesee St, Utica; 1000 Oneida Plaza Drive (Wal-Mart Plaza), Oneida; 3 Central Plaza; 39 N Main St, Dolgeville; St. Luke’s Hospital Office, Champlin Ave, Utica

Big Apple Music, 8441 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford

Tickets after Friday, July 18 is $10 in advance (+ surcharge) or $15 at the gate.

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