This year's 40th running of Utica's Boilermaker Road Race is special in so many ways, including the amazing finale' known as 'The Post Race Party' at the F. X. Matt Brewery.

Headlining this year's entertainment is 70's Platinum Recording Artist Maxine Nightingale, who is best known for her worldwide #1 hit, Right Back Where We Started From.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Observer Dispatch and WIBX's Keeler in the Morning. The host band is Showtime which will include local music all-stars from bands like Classified and Gridley Paige.

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As tradition has it, free Saranac beer will be served to those 21 and older with a valid ID at the event from 8:00 am until noon. This year's featured beer is called Haus Lager, which is the official beer of the race.

photo courtesy of FX Matt Brewery
photo courtesy of FX Matt Brewery

The beer is one of the Matt's oldest recipes that was only available for family members and employees. It's the first time Haus Lager has been available to the public.

The Post Race Party is sponsored by Price Chopper and hosted by the F.X. Matt Brewery.  There are plenty of new features and entertainment and here's everything you need to know to make the best of this amazing day in Utica.

(Bill Keeler / WIBX)
(Bill Keeler / WIBX)


8 a.m. - 9 a.m.     -            DJ music

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.   -            Showtime (featuring Classified and Gridley Paige)

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   -      Awards Ceremony

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  -  Maxine Nightingale

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  -   Showtime (featuring Classified and Gridley Paige)

Security:  Coolers will be strictly forbidden on brewery property where the post Race Party occurs. Backpacks are strongly discouraged anywhere along the course including the Start Lines, Finish Line and Post Race Party area.(

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