December 18, 2018


38th Annual East Providence Heritage Festival-“A Townie Homecoming Weekend”


KISSNATION, one of the world's most renowned KISS tribute bands will make a return appearance and kick off the 38Th Annual HeritageFest-“A Townie Homecoming Weekend” on Friday, July 13th at Pierce Memorial Field. Show time is 8:30pm and admission is free to the public. East Providence’s own rap star, Brendan Rush will perform at 7:30pm. Gates open at 6pm and no coolers or pets are allowed (exception-service dogs). Seating is limited, bring lawn chairs.

Based out of New York City, the same city that brought the world KISS, KISSNATION has been on the tribute scene for nearly two decades. They have worked with the KISS camp on many projects, including KISS toy lines and promotions, such as the KISS Box Set, Gene Simmons autobiography & Tongue magazine, as well as working closely with Silvertone guitars in promoting their Paul Stanley guitar line.

VH1 filmed a documentary on the band entitled Mock Rock in which the VH1 cameras followed the band in and out of the KISS world, leading up to the band playing a show for Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer & Doc McGhee.

Although there are plenty of KISS tribute acts, KISSNATION distinguishes itself by performing songs, not only from KLASSIC 70's KISS, but also, KISS music of the 80's and 90's. They perform any KISS song of any era, regardless if it's from the "Make-up" or "Non Make-up" years. It's their very own way of celebrating the band they love, and sharing and performing the music with KISS fans worldwide. KISSNATION is Ruby Rinekso as Ace Frehley-The Spaceman on lead guitar and vocals, Joe Anastasi as Gene Simmons-The Demon on bass guitar and Vocals, Criss Allen as Peter Criss-The Catman on drums and vocals and Billy May as Paul Stanley-The Starchild on rhythm guitar and vocals.

HeritageFest 2018 will run July 13-15 and is produced by East Providence Heritage Days Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation. For additional information please visit EPHD Inc. is a verified/certified Facebook charity. Tax-deductible donations to assist in keeping HeritageFest free can be made at


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