AUGUST 18: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

August 18th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Smithereens' Dennis Diken

Dennis Diken of the Smithereens @ Empire State Plaza Food Festival, 8/18/10


Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Alan Goldberg

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History. Check out our round-up of August 18 concerts through the years…

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2015: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek
2014: The Beach Boys @ Tanglewood, Lenox
2013: Transart Jazz in the Valley Festival featuring Jimmy Heath, Donald Harrison, Gary Bartz, Javon Jackson, Denise Thimes, Maurice Brown, more @ Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
2012: SAWFEST featuring Railbird (with Sarah Barthel), My Pet Dragon, the City Never Sleeps, the Black Ships, Eric Margan,Anthony Fallacaro @ Salem Art Works, Salem
2011: Pete Anderson @ Yours Jazz Club, Schenectady
2010: The Empire State Plaza Food Festival featuring the Smithereens, Super 400, O’Death, the Chris Busone Band @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2009: Allman Brothers Band, Doobie Brothers @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2008: Marcia Ball, Sarah Pedinotti @ Washington Park, Albany
2007: Kieran Kane @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2006: 311, the Wailers, Pepper @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2005: Al Stewart, Valeria DeLaCruz @ The Linda, Albany
2004: Static X, Soil @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2003: John Mayer, Counting Crows @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2002: H2O, Shai Hulud, Madcap, Murderers’ Row @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
2000: Zebra @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
1999: New York State Food Festival with A.J. Croce, Frances Black, Mirinda James, Stony Creek Band, Afroblue, more @ Empire State Plaza, Albany

1998: Harlem Boys Choir @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1997: Terrance Simien & the Mallett Playboys @ Washington Park, Albany
1996: HORDE Festival featuring Blues Traveler, Lenny Kravitz, Rusted Root, King Crimson, Tragically Hip, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1995: Billy Ray Cyrus @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1994: Dog Eat Dog, Beatnuts, 25 ta Life, Master Plan @ QE2, Albany
1993: Crosby & Nash @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1992: U2, Primus, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy @ Saratoga Raceway, Saratoga Springs
1991: Michael Bolton, Oleta Adams @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1990: The Everly Brothers @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1989: James Cotton, Dr. John @ Berkshire Performing Arts Center, Lenox
1988: Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Bernice Lewis @ Rolls Touring Co., Troy
1987: Paul Anka @ Colonie Coliseum, Latham
1986: Buddy Rich, Suzanne Somers @ Colonie Coliseum, Latham
1985: Don Henley, Katrina & the Waves @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1982: Toto @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1981: Gordon Lightfoot @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1975: Chicago @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1974: Emerson Lake & Palmer @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1973: Benny Goodman Quartet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1970: Rod McKuen @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs