Ace Frehley to Electrify Chevy Court Stage at The 2024 Great New York State Fair

Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and original lead guitarist of KISS will electrify Chevy Court stage on Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. bringing fans songs from his tenth full-length solo offering, ‘10,000 Volts.’

Rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal wouldn’t sound, look, or feel the same without him and the only thing more recognizable than Ace Frehley’s signature “Spaceman” makeup is his guitar playing.  His thundering riffs and singable solos have enshrined him as one of the most influential, inspiring, and impactful musicians of all-time.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inducted him in 2014 as a Co-founder and the original lead guitarist of Kiss. Guitar World named the Grammy Award-nominated, Bronx-born Frehley in the Top 15 of its “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time” and plugged the lead from “Shock Me” on the “50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.” 

His ’10,000 Volts’ record upholds an incredible legacy for Frehley, spanning 50-plus years in the limelight. From his solo debut in 1978, ‘Ace Frehley,’ which reached platinum status and exploded as “the highest-selling of the four Kiss solo albums in the Soundscan era,” to ‘his Spaceman’ album in 2018 and ‘Origins Vol. 2’, launched in 2020, Frehley is jumpstarting his next chapter with his ’10,000 Volts,’ It features the first single and title track “10,000 Volts” with its fret-burning guitar solo as well as “Walkin’ On The Moon,” “Cherry Medicine,” “Up In The Sky,” and the instrumental finale on the album, “Stratosphere.” Frehley’s evocative playing channels epic emotion with one of his most stunning and lyrical lead lines to date.

“Ace Frehely original KISS guitar virtuoso is an awesome addition to our 2024 entertainment lineup at the Fair,” said Interim Director Julie LaFave. “From his riveting riffs to his singable solos, fans are in for a truly electrifying performance from this rock and roll legend.”

The Fair starts Wednesday, August 21, and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. All concerts are included in the price of admission, which will go on sale later this summer. The Great New York State Fair is the most affordable state fair in the country.

In total, The Fair’s Chevrolet Music Series will feature 39 national recording acts. There will be a daily 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. concert at Chevy Court (located near Gate 1), and a daily 8 p.m. concert at Suburban Park (located on the western end of the Fairgrounds, beyond the Midway).

All concerts announced thus far are provided in the charts below. Fair staff will continue to update schedules on the Fair’s website at pages dedicated to Chevy Court and Suburban Park.

Chevy Court:

Wednesday, August 21 1:00 p.m. Chubby Checker
Wednesday, August 21 6:00 p.m. 90s Rewind: Iconic Digital Underground, Tone Loc, & Color Me Badd
Thursday, August 22 1:00 p.m. RVSHVD
Thursday, August 22 6:00 p.m. Ace Frehley
Friday, August 23 1:00 p.m. Sophie B. Hawkins
Friday, August 23 6:00 p.m. Sister Sledge
Saturday, August 24 1:00 p.m. Kidz Bop
Sunday, August 25 1:00 p.m. The Elders
Sunday, August 25 6:00 p.m. Dax
Monday, August 26 1:00 p.m. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Monday, August 26 6:00 p.m. CAIN
Tuesday, August 27 1:00 p.m. Little Anthony and the Imperials
Tuesday, August 27 6:00 p.m. Blue Öyster Cult
Wednesday, August 28 6:00 p.m. Danielle Ponder
Thursday, August 29 6:00 p.m. Chapel Hart
Sunday, September 1 1:00 p.m. Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Suburban Park:

Wednesday, August 21 8:00 p.m. Joey Fatone and AJ McLean
Friday, August 23 8:00 p.m. TLC
Sunday, August 25 8:00 p.m. Dropkick Murphys
Tuesday, August 27 8:00 p.m. Stephen Sanchez
Wednesday, August 28 8:00 p.m. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Saturday, August 31 8:00 p.m. Brian Kelley

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment, and is a key piece of the state’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. It is the oldest fair in the United States and is consistently recognized as being among the top five state fairs in the nation.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. Audiences are encouraged to learn more about the Great New York State Fair online, browse photos on Flickr, and follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.