JULY 31: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Devo (photo by Joe Putrock)
Photograph by Joe Putrock

On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of July 31 concerts through the years…

It’s the anniversary of the birth of the late Cheese Blotto

2013: The Gaslight Anthem played at the Upstate Concert Hall
2012: Wilco played at MASS MoCA
2010: Devo played at Northern Lights
2009: Jimmy Webb played at the Wood Theater
2008: Sheryl Crow played at SPAC with James Blunt
2004: Kamikaze Hearts played at Caffe Lena
1998: Richie Havens played at the Van Dyck
1997: Foghat played at Alive at Five in Tricentennial Plaza with Marcus Ruggiero
1996: Weird Al Yankovic played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1995: The Last Poets played at Valentine’s Music Hall with Solomons RamaDa
1994: Traffic played at SPAC with the subdudes
1993: Tina Turner played at SPAC with Chris Isaak
1992: Regis & Kathie Lee played at the Starlite Music Theatre
1991: Crystal Gayle played at the Starlite Music Theatre with the Desert Rose Band
1990: Poco played at the Berkshire Performing Arts Theatre with Kris McKay
1989: Carole King played at SPAC with Wayne Toups
1987: Watne Newton played two shows at the Colonie Coliseum
1984: The Cars played at SPAC

  1. OswegoMatt says

    Help me out people. Were the Colonie Coliseum and the Starlite the same place?

  2. Greg says

    Yes, indeed, the Colonie Coliseum and the Starlite Music Theatre were the same venue – different name…

  3. Matt says

    Can anybody provide any history on this place? I’ve only heard of ot recently and cant believe there was a big venue like that in colonie. Thanks.

  4. Greg says


    Ask and ye shall receive…

    RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012:

  5. Toast says

    7/31/1986 – Connotations at Club 288 in Albany , NY

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