AUGUST 17: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

August 17th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

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Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph of Alex Mexiner at Shepard Park, 8/17/16 by Andrzej Pilarczyk

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 17 concerts through the years…

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2016: The Alex Mexiner Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George
2015: Conehead Buddha, Victory Soul Orchestra @ Washington Park
2014: Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2013: Bella Terra Festival featuring Datsik, Robokop, Archnemesis, Turkuaz, Homeboy Sandman, Case & Point, Damn Right!, Schlang, the Malah, the Alchemystics, Bujak, Capital Zen, more @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown
2012: John Prine, Lucinda Williams @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2011: Empire State Plaza Food Festival featuring Eddie Money, Ten Year Vamp, the Chris Busone Band, Chris Dukes, Slick Fitty @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany
2010: Kiss, the Academy Is…, The Envy @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2009: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence @ Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes
2008: Saratoga Music Festival featuring Bob Dylan, the Levon Helm Band, Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, the Swell Season, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Raul Malo @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2007: Palatypus, Alta Mira @ Red Square, Albany
2006: Ray LaMontagne, Guster @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2005: Grand Funk Railroad, Edgar Winter @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2004: Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2003: The House Jacks, Harmonytrix @ Music Haven, Schenectady
2002: Hey Mercedes, Piebald, Koufax, the Last Year @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2000: Little Feat @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany

1999: Francis Black, the McKrells @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1998: Aretha Franklin @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1997: Geezer Butler’s G/Z/R, Life of Agony, Dogman @ QE2, Albany
1996: Fleet BluesFest featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Debbie Davies, Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles, Paul Mark & the Van Dorens @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1995: Huey Lewis & the News @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1994: International Food Festival featuring Queen Ida, the Holmes Brothers, Ted Hawkins @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1993: Natalie Cole @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1992: David Byrne @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1991: Charlie Daniels Band @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1990: Foghat, the Matt Smith Band @ Tiger’s Pub, Clifton Park
1989: Katie Webster, Ben Murray @ Rolls Touring Co., Troy
1988: Vietnam Vets Memorial Benefit featuring Johnny Rabb & the Jailhouse Rockers, the A.D.’s, Bert Sommer @ QE2, Albany
1987: IWA @ QE2, Albany
1986: Roy Orbison, Devonsquare @ Colonie Coliseum, Latham
1985: French Letter, After After @ Duck Soup, Rensselaer
1980: Johnny Cash @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1979: The Johnny Cougar Band @ JB Scott’s, Albany
1978: Blotto @ 17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
1976: Chuck Mangione @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1975: Chuck Mangione @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1962: Smoke Dawson, Bernice Johnson @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

3 thoughts on “AUGUST 17: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History”

  1. Fred says:

    1994: International Food Festival featuring Queen Ida, the Holmes Brothers, Ted Hawkins @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. That might have been the best triple bill event I’ve ever been to.

  2. Bill says:

    I was at the Geezer Butler show at the QE2, it was a good one, thanks for reminding me of the year. A lot of moshing at that show.

  3. Steve Nover says:

    30 years today IWA played QEII-we jammed Tuesday night since Jordan is visiting from West Coast

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