DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings Experience presented by Coke Zero will be a part of the 2012 WYCD Downtown Hoedown at Comerica Park’s expansive grounds from June 8-10 as the popular country music festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. Set to be stationed near the stadium’s main entrance at the corner of Elizabeth and Witherell Streets, the Red Wings’ mobile entertainment complex will allow visitors the opportunity to test their hockey skills via interactive games such as Top Shot Challenge while also trying out the latest edition of EA Sports’ NHL franchise at the Experience’s video game center.
Red Wings alumni Joe Kocur and Mickey Redmond will be signing autographs for fans at Comerica this weekend. Kocur will be appearing at the DRW Experience presented by Coke Zero on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. while Redmond will be appearing on Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Members of the Volunteer Energy Red Patrol will also be on hand for the 2012 WYCD Downtown Hoedown, distributing various giveaway items to event patrons. Furthermore, a miniature ball hockey rink will be erected and enter-to-win raffles will be held for Red Wings tickets, apparel and memorabilia. The Detroit Red Wings Experience presented by Coke Zero will be open during all three days of the festival: Friday from 5:00-11:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00-11:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 2:00-11:00 p.m.
Performers at the 2012 WYCD Downtown Hoedown will include Chris Young, Josh Gracin, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry. Tickets to this multi-day concert ($25 in advance, $30 day-of-show) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Joe Louis Arena and Fox Theatre box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy and at all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com) outlets. A portion of the ticket proceeds from this event will benefit Beaumont Health System's Healthy Heart Check student heart screening program. Additional information on the WYCD Downtown Hoedown can be obtained by calling (313) 471-6611 or by visiting http://wycd.cbslocal.com/.