Celebrating Erie comes at a price., Erie Times-News
The city will pay former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley $40,000 to headline CelebrateErie, the annual four-day summer festival that runs Aug. 16 to 19 in downtown Erie, according to a contract between the city and Frehley's booking agency.
The contract with Monterey International stipulates that Frehley will play with three bandmates for 90 minutes starting at about 9 p.m. on Aug. 18, and will recoup all proceeds of any related merchandise sales. It also requires the city to pay for local ground transportation and artist-approved hotel accommodations.
Ace at the House of Blues, Atlantic City
Photo by Frank Hagan (c) 2010, 2012