SEPTEMBER 21: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Pete-Seeger (photo by Martin Benjamin)
Pete Seeger (center) with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young @ Farm Aid at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 9/21/13
Photograph by Martin Benjamin

2016: Darling Valley @ Tricentennial Park, Albany
2015: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
2014: American Music Festival for the Lake featuring New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Claire Lynch Band, Girls Guns & Glory, Roscoe Bandana, Stony Creek Band, Rich Ortiz @ Wood Park, Lake George
2013: Farm Aid featuring Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Kacey Musgraves, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Jack Johnson, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Amos Lee, Carlene Carter, Jamey Johnson, Insects vs. Robots, the Parlor, Bahamas, David Amram, Jesse Lenat, the Blackwood Quartet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Cemter, Saratoga Springs
2012: SPAC Battle of the Bands featuring The Dependents, Hard Soul, Jocamo, Crush, Folding Sky, Next Station, the Margo Macero Project, VONTUS, The Mysteios @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs
2011: Woodstock Film Festival Kick-Off Concert featuring Philippe Quint & Nellie McKay, Lori Singer, Tracy Bonham, Jerry Marotta, Explorers, Gorgeous Creatures, Bazaar @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
2010: Deftones @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
2009: The Minus 5, the Baseball Project, Steve Wynn IV @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2008: Willie Nelson, Jacob Dylan @ Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls
2007: Regina Carter Quintet @ The Egg, Albany
2006: Kid Congo Powers @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2005: The Brothers Wheeler @ Red Square, Albany
2003: Al Stewart @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2002: Neil Diamond @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
2000: Johnny & the Panty Raiders, the Lawn Sausages @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany
1999: Pat Metheny @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
1997: Ernie Williams & the Wildcats, Good Friday @ Lyons Lake, Nassau
1996: Stephane Grappelli @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy

1995: Ben Folds Five @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
1994: Aaron Chamberlain @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1993: China White, Dishonor @ Bogie’s, Albany
1992: Cathal McConnell, Len Graham @ Old Songs, Voorheesville
1991: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Chris Whitley @ Knickerbocker Arena, Albany
1990: David Grisman, Not Necessarily the Blues @ The Egg, Albany
1989: Karla Bonoff, Randy Mauger @ Rolls Touring Co., Troy
1988: Greg Kroll (aka, Doc Rock) @ QE2, Albany
1986: Crazy Not 2 @ QE2, Albany
1985: The Ramones @ J.B.’s Theater, Albany
1984: Bang Zoom @ Old Post Road Saloon, East Greenbush
1981: Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1980: Blotto @ Sparkles, Latham
1982: The Ramones @ JB Scott’s, Albany
1979: Bob White @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1978: Frank Zappa @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie
1974: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1973: Ed McCurdy @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1969: Jean Ritchie, Rev. Gary Davis @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
1968: Rosalie Sorrels @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

1 Comment
  1. Stan Johnson says

    That Farm Aid Show was (and probably always will be) the best time I ever had at SPAC.

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