AUGUST 31: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History

August 31st, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

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Complied by Greg Haymes
Photograph of Steely Dan @ SPAC, 8/31/14 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 31 concerts through the years…

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2016: Bella’s Bartok @ Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany
2015: J.D. McPherson, the Mickey James Trio @ the Hangar, Troy
2014: Steely Dan @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2013: Stellar Young, Joey Eppard @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
2012: David R. Smith, Skeeter Creek, Gabrielle Ellers @ the Glove Performing Arts Center, Gloversville
2011: Yuko Kishimoto Quartet @ First Reformed Church of Schenectady, Schenectady (CD release party for Songbird)
2010: Rangda, Major Stars, Bunnybrains @ the Cannonball Factory, Hudson
2009: Weezer @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2008: Terence Blanchard @ Tanglewood, Lenox
2007: Pancho Sanchez, Hugh Masekela @ Tanglewood, Lenox
2006: Alex Skolnick @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
2005: Akron/Family, Great Lake Swimmers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2004: Travis Tritt, Paul Thorn @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2003: Ralph Stanley @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
2002: Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Marian McPartland, Sir Roland Hanna, Jimmy McGriff, Joey DeFrancesco @ Tanglewood, Lenox

2001: Godsmack @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Sarataoga Springs
2000: Skeeter Brandon, Highway 101 @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs
1999: Little Feat, Levon Helm @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1998: The Lustre Kings @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs
1997: Dave Brubeck Quartet @ Tanglewood, Lenox
1996: Odetta @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1995: Shirley Horn Trio @ Tanglewood, Lenox
1994: Ricky Van Shelton, Martina McBride @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1993: Vito Mamone Trio @ West Capitol Park, Albany
1992: Toots & the Maytals @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
1991: Paul Simon @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1990: Linda Ronstadt, the Neville Brothers @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1989: Dwight Yoakum, Jerry Jeff Walker @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1988: Huey Lewis & the News, Tower of Power @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1987: Tina Turner, Wang Chung @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1980: The Units @ Bogart’s, Albany
1979: Kansas @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1978: Liza Minelli @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1977: The Beach Boys @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1976: America @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1975: Blue Oyster Cult @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs (This concert was cancelled…)
1972: Roberta Flack @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1971: Bread @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1969: Bill Cosby @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1968: Rowan & Martin @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1963: Hedy West @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

2 thoughts on “AUGUST 31: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History”

  1. catdeli says:

    The 1975 Blue Oyster Cult concert at SPAC did not happen. The band had just played a free show there on that May 24 with Journey and Pavlov’s Dog. This one was scheduled but got cancelled for some reason. The band was on a 2 week break at that time.

  2. Ernie Dambrose says:

    Dude, Finnegan and Krieger opened for the Kansas show

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