JUNE 28: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

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Roger Waters' "The Wall" @ the Times Union Center, 6/28/12
Photograph of Roger Waters’ “The Wall” @ Times Union Center, 6/28/12 by Andrzej Pilarczyk

On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of June 28 concerts through the years…

2017: Freddie McGregor, Anthem @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2016: Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
2015: Solid Sound featuring Tweedy, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom’s Stained Radiance, the Autumn Defense, the Felice Brothers, William Tyler, Glenn Kotche & Jeffrey Zeigler, Mikael Jorgensen, Jeff Davis @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2014: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet, Terence Blanchard, the Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Robin McKelle & the Flytones, Marc Carey Focus Trio, the Lew Tabackin Trio, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2013: Chic Gamine, Olivia Quillio, MaryLeigh Roohan @ Red Square, Albany
2012: Roger Waters’ “The Wall” @ Times Union Center, Albany
2011: The Heath Brothers @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
2010: Robert Pinsky, Pat LaBarbera & Todd Coolman @ Skidmore College’s Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs
2009: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring George Benson, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Bettye LaVette, Bonerama, George Coleman Quartet, Gino Sitson 4, Aaron Parks, Grace Kelly Band, Julian Lage, Ralph Alessi @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2008: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring Ryan Shaw, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Return to Forever, Jonathan Batiste Trio, Conrad Herwig, Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman & Ravi Coltrane, Chris Botti, Maurice Brown Effect, Jenny Scheinman, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2007: Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service @ Alive at Five, Corning Preserve, Albany

2006: Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Alex Torres & His Latin Band @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2005: Bill Charlap Trio @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
2004: Sean Rowe @ Lionheart Pub, Albany
2003: Leon Redbone @ Revolution Hall, Troy
2002: Maggie & Suzzy Roche @ Club Helsinki, Great Barrington
2001: Rockapella, Naturally Seven, The Phantoms @ Alive at Five, Corning Preserve, Albany
2000: Motorhead, Nashville Pussy, Supersuckers, Karma to Burn @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
1999: The Rockin’ Dakotas, The Refrigerators @ Summertime Blues Cruise, Captain JP Cruiseline, Troy
1998: Francis Dunnery @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1997: Candye Kane, Mirinda James @ Park West, Clifton Park
1996: Wayne Hancock @ Mill Road Acres, Latham
1995: Lawn Sausages, Glaze @ Bogie’s, Albany
1994: Eddie Gomez @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
1993: Spin Doctors, Screaming Trees, Soul Asylum @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1992: Saratoga Jazz Festival featuring Dianne Reeves, McCoy Tyner, B.B. King, Manhattan Transfer, Donald Harrison, T.S. Monk, Gerald Albright, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1991: David Lee Roth, Cinderella, Extreme @ Knickerbocker Arena, Albany
1990: The B-52s, Ziggy Marley @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1989: Spiral Jetty, Home @ QE2, Albany
1988: The Grateful Dead @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1987: Lethal Lipstick @ QE2, Albany
1986: Eric Burdon, The Newports @ JB’s Theatre, Albany
1984: Johnny Rabb @ 288 Lark, Albany
1983: Aerosmith @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1977: Gladys Knight & the Pips @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1976: B.B. King, Les Paul @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1968: Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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4 Comments
  1. Ernie Dambrose says

    One of my first concerts that I know the date of was June 28 1976 Olivia Newton John and Jerry Reed at the Saratoga Fair. Back when they had the fair at the harness track.

  2. Ernie Dambrose says

    Idina Menzel from Glee opened for Francis Dunnery at Valentine’s.

  3. Stanley Johnson says

    Always a good date for concerts: I’ve been to four on this list, including Roger Waters (and, immediately preceding it at Alive at 5, the final, so far, Dickey Betts performance in this area) and the final Grateful Dead (with Jerry) at SPAC concert. The Eric Burdon show at JB’s Theatre was memorable because there couldn’t have been more than a dozen people in the audience that night and we were all up against the stage. This intimate atmosphere didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the band nor the audience and it became a private party.

  4. Ernie Dambrose says

    Sorry made a mistake the Olivia Newton John and Jerry Reed show was in 1975 not 76

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