Fritz's Polka Band was formed in 1978 by lead accordionist, the late Fred Scherz Sr., and his eight-year old son, Fritz, for whom the band was named. Sadly, Fred passed away on November 14, 2009, but FPB has vowed to carry on his legacy! Playing everything from modern-style polka to country to rock and even blues, FPB performs an eclectic mix of musical styles! Fritz's Polka Band is NOT an oompa-pa band or the stereotypical polka band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding polka music. FPB is the first polka band to perform at a Woodstock Festival (Woodstock '99)! On October 7, 2010, FPB was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame!
Over the Fair’s 13 days, the Chevrolet Music Festival at the New York Experience Stage will feature several national touring acts along with a mix of major bands from across Upstate New York and national touring tribute bands. The New York Experience Stage is located on the west end of the Fairgrounds