Nippertown’s Top 25 Stories of 2018

Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma (photo by Stanley Johnson)
Blue Oyster Cult returned for a free concert at the Empire State Plaza

Photograph by Stanley A. Johnson

1 year of reviews and previews of concerts and club shows…
12 months of theater reviews and some films, too…
52 weeks of news and interviews with arts and entertainment movers and shakers…
365 days of concert announcements and updates…

2018 is history now, but here’s a look back at Nippertown’s most-viewed stories of the year. And as always, thanks for clicking…

1. FREE: Empire State Plaza Announces Summer Concerts (by Staff, Stanley A. Johnson)

2. RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012 (by Greg Haymes, Sebastien Barre)

3. FREE: Concerts at the Crossings of Colonie (by Staff)

4. FREE: Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Announces First Shows (by Staff)

5. SPAC Announces New Music Festival (by Staff, Donna Fitzgerald)

6. FREE: Music Haven Concert Series… and More (by Staff)

7. The Egg Announces Six New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. Rivers Casino Announces Four New Concerts (by Staff)

9. UPDATED: Complete Schedule of Bands Announced for Albany Tulip Festival (by Staff)

10. The Egg Announces BIG New Concert (by Staff)

11. FREE: Alive at Five Announces Final Concert; Here’s the Complete Schedule (by Staff)

12. FREE: Rockin’ On the River Announces the Final Two Concerts; Here’s the Complete Schedule (by Staff)

13. The Egg Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

14. FREE: Rivers Casino & Resort Announces Outdoor Summer Concert Series (by Staff)

15. Alive at Five Announces New Concert (by Staff)

16. Brewery Ommegang Announces Its First 2018 Concert (by Staff)

17. Five New Concerts Announced for the Cohoes Music Hall (by Staff)

18. Palace Theatre Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

19. Cohoes Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

20. Alive at Five Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

21. SPAC Announces Five New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

22. FREE: Rockin’ on the River Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

23. RIP: Dana Rudolph, 1951-2018 (by Greg Haymes)

24. BEST OF 2018: Steve Nover’s Top 50 Concerts (by Steve Nover, Martin Benjamin)

25. FREE: Upbeat on the Roof Concert Series Announces 2018 Bands (by Staff)

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