NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. is helping celebrate the grand opening of Utica's new Bass Pro Shops.  He replaces Tony Stewart, who was scheduled to be a part of Conservation night.  Stewart had to cancel after having leg surgery Monday.

Truex Jr. will be at Bass Pro Shops Wednesday at 6pm for the grand opening of the Riverside Center location, along with a number of other celebrities, including  2013 Miss New York USA Joanne Nosuchinsky and fisherman Jimmy Houston.

For every $1 spent during Conservation night, .50¢ will be donated to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 'More Fish' campaign.

First Pictures Of Bass Pro Shops In Utica's Riverside Center - Opening October 9th [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

Bass Pro Shops is opening in Utica, New York on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 after 6:00pm and not a moment of preparation time is being wasted. The noise of buzzsaws, construction vehicles, productive chatter, the rolling of wheels along cardboard-covered tile floors, and a waterfall are all part of the background noise.