AUGUST 21: On This Day in Nippertown Music History

August 21st, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina @ Glens Falls Civic Center, 8/21/10

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re looking back through the years for another installment of our weekly feature: On This Day in Nippertown Music History…

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Perhaps the most significant event occured two decades ago. Yes, it was 20 years ago today that the Eagles rolled into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on their Hell Freezes Over tour, charging $110 for the top tickets, marking the first time that a Local 518 pop-rock concert broke into the realm of triple-digit ticket prices…

2013: Bela Fleck played with the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC
2010: Jo Dee Messina played at the Glens Falls Civic Center with John Michael Montgomery, Jack Ingram and Bucky Covington
2008: Joe Diffie played at Vapor Nightclub
2005: Fifty Cent played at SPAC
2003: Marcia Ball played at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center
2002: Kenny Chesney played at the Pepsi Arena with Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Phil Vassar
2000: Lyle Lovett played at Tanglewood
1999: Chuck Mangione headlined the WHRL Albany Jazz Festival at the Corning Preserve
1998: Raif and Michael Eck played at the Loft
1994: The Eagles played at SPAC
1993: Kris Kross played at the Starlite Music Theatre with Pharcyde
1992: Rosemary Clooney played at SPAC with Michael Feinstein
1991: The Beach Boys and the Everly Brothers played at the Knickerbocker Arena
1990: Paul Anka played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1989: Peter, Paul & Mary played at SPAC
1987: Tom Jones played at the Colonie Coliseum