AUGUST 20: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

August 20th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

James Cotton

James Cotton @ the Chenango Blues Festival, 8/20/11


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday. So we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of August 20 concerts through the years…

2014: Almost Queen @ Rockin’ On the River, Troy
2013: Nick Lowe @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2012; Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2011: Chenango Blues Festival featuring James Cotton, the North Mississippi All-Stars Duo, Doug MacLeod, Ana Popovic, Darrell Nulisch, more @ Chenango County Fairgrounds, Norwich
2010: Gary U.S. Bonds @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs
2009: Jimmy Webb @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls
2008: Neil Diamond @ the Times Union Center, Albany
2007: The Skatalites, Skadee @ Washington Park, Albany
2006: Rockapella @ Tanglewood, Lenox
2005: Melanie @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2004: Jupiter Sunrise, Rory Breaker @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2003: KC & the Sunshine Band @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
2002: Poison, Cinderella, Faster Pussycat @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
2000: Big Jack Johnson @ the Horsehoe Tavern, Saratoga Springs
1999: Enuff Znuff @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1998: Ruth Pelham, Jim Gaudet, Peggy Eyres @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland
1997: NRBQ, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1996: Tony Bennett @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1995: “Jesus Christ Superstar” @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1994: Mark Chestnut @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1993: Tom Jones @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1992: Kathy Mattea, Mike Reid @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1991: Rod Stewart @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1990: Richard Marx @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1989: Don Henley, Edie Brickell @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1988: Ray Charles with the Phildelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1987: Starship, Cutting Crew @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1986: Three Dog Night @ Heritage Park, Colonie
1985: Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1984: Huey Lewis & the News @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1982: Rick Springfield, the Greg Kihn Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1979: Foreigner @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1978: Pat & Debbie Boone @ Saratoga performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1974: Joni Mitchell @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1972: Tony Bennett @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1969: Led Zeppelin @ the Aerodrome, Schenectady
1968: Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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2 thoughts on “AUGUST 20: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History”

  1. Mike Leonard says:

    I saw these…
    2002: Poison, Cinderella, Faster Pussycat @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
    1997: NRBQ, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
    1991: Rod Stewart @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
    1990: Richard Marx @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spring
    1989: Don Henley, Edie Brickell @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
    1987: Starship, Cutting Crew @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
    1984: Huey Lewis & the News @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

  2. Fred says:

    Big Jack Johnson!!!! Truly one of the greatest bluesmen I ever saw in concert.

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