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Lions To Host Two NFL Draft Parties Next Week

The Detroit Lions are planning to host two separate parties for the 2012 NFL Draft. The first party will coincide with the first round and take place on Thursday night. The second party is set to be held on Friday night when the second and third rounds of the draft take place. You can find the details about each party after the jump.

Via a press release from the Lions, below is a look at what you need to know about Thursday night's draft party, which will be held at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit.

Thursday's 2012 NFL Draft Party presented by Bud Light at the Fillmore Theatre is a special-invitational event.

Additionally, the Lions and Bud Light will make approximately 1,000 general admission tickets, FREE of charge, available for the general public at the Fillmore Box Office beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

Activities at the 2012 NFL Draft Party presented by Bud Light include a live broadcast of the NFL Draft (Round 1), Bud Light inflatables, photo opportunities, an appearance by Roary and Lions giveaways. Fans attending Thursday's event can also purchase Lions merchandise, including new Nike apparel and New Era hats.

Following the Lions first round selection, Lions President Tom Lewand will discuss their pick via Skype to fans in attendance.

The party on Friday night will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit. Here is more info on it:

On Friday, the Welcome to Primetime Draft Party at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit is FREE and open to the general public (no ticket required). Hard Rock Cafe Detroit offers its guests FREE parking in the Compuware garage.

After making their first round selection Thursday, April 26, the Lions plan to bring the drafted player to Detroit Friday for an introductory press conference and to introduce him to the fans at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit (pending flight schedule/availability).

Lions flagship radio station 97.1 FM the Ticket will air a live remote broadcast from 6-6:45 p.m. ET.

Along with the live coverage of Rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL draft, other activities include a Q & A session with lead writer, Tim Twentyman, and Lions giveaways.

Fans can also purchase Lions merchandise, including new Nike apparel and New Era hats, at the Welcome to Primetime Draft Party.

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