JULY 12: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

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The Bacon Brothers @ Alive at 5 (photo by Stanley Johnson)
The Bacon Brothers at Alive at Five, 7/12/12

Compiled by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Stanley A. Johnson

2018: En Vogue @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2017: The Sam Roberts Band, Rechorduroys @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2016: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, Saint Asonia @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2015: Red Baraat, Hot Tamale Brass Band @ Music Haven, Schenectady
2014: Green River Festival featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Hunter Six, the Shinolas Revue, the Dirty Bourbon River Club, Puss ‘n’ Boots, Lucius, Trampled by Turtles, Heather Maloney, Darlingside, more @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield
2013: The Soul Rebels @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2012: Alive at Five featuring the Bacon Brothers, Stray Dogs @ Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve, Albany
2011: Sweetback Sisters @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
2010: Titus Andronicus, Hallelujah the Hills, BEWARE! the Other Head of Science @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2009: King Sunny Ade @ Music Haven, Schenectady
2008: CountryFest featuring Trisha Yearwood, Phil Vassar, Billy Currington, Eric Church, James Otto, Ashton Shepherd, the Back 40 Band @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
2007: KC & the Sunshine Band @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs
2006: Yellowcard, Matchbox Romance @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2005: Rob Zombie, Priestess @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2004: Burning Spear, Hassan Hakmoun @ Washington Park, Albany
2003: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2002: Ja Rule, Ashanti @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
2001: Alive at Five featuring the Soul Stirrers, Barbara Howard @ Tricentennial Park, Albany
2000: ‘N Sync, Sisqo, Pink @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
1999: Cubanisimo @ Washington Park, Albany
1998: Lilith Fair featuring Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Bonnie Raitt, Lauryn Hill, Tracy Bonham,Heather Nova, Beth Orton, Imani Coppola, Garrison Starr @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

1997: Fleet Blues Festival featuring Elvin Bishop, Lucky Peterson, more @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1996: Salamander Crossing @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1995: The Figgs, Oedipus Next @ Bogie’s, Albany
1994: Nick Brignola & Endangered Species @ West Capitol Park, Albany
1993: Monster Magnet, Raging Slab @ Saratoga Winners, Cohoes
1992: Richard Boukas @ Music Haven, Schenectady
1991: The Band, Acoustic Junction, Billy Preston @ Berkshire Performing Arts Center, Lenox
1990: Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1989: Kool & the Gang @ Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1988: Yngwie Malsteen, Lita Ford @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
1987: Santana, the Neville Brothers @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1985: Black Flag, Tom Triccoli’s Dog, Saint Vitus @ ???
1984: Steven Clyde Band @ 288 Lark, Albany
1981: Janis Ian @ JB Scott’s, Albany
1980: Blotto @ Barclay’s, Saratoga Springs

4 Comments
  1. Normando says

    I think that 1985 Black Flag show was at the VFW post. I think it was a Dave Stein show.

  2. Ernie Dambrose says

    The Black Flag show was at the Oppenheimer VFW on Washington Ave. Henry Rollins wrote about going to Jack’s dinner after the show.

  3. Oswegomatt says

    I don’t remember Lauryn Hill being at Lilith Fair, I could be wrong. I remember seeing Me’shell Ndegeocello. I could be mixing up years.

  4. Bill says

    I really miss the Fleet Blues Festival, it was always a great event. Can’t some other sponsor bring it back?

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