A Chronology of Appearances

This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
Researched, Compiled, and Maintained by Simon Montgomery, © 2001-2024.
Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his contributions and assistance.
Latest Update: March 21, 2024
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1976.02.01 Joni's next appearance Memorial Coliseum, Univ. of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL

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DianneR on

We just couldn't get there fast enough! A group of friends from Dothan, AL (I lived there only 5 years) came to see Joni. A new fan at the time, I was mesmerized and delighted. Since then, Joni's music has been a part of my life. Her words intimately describe parts of me, always challenge and extend my understanding and sometimes sooth my fears. And the music, just wonderful. Thank you. This world is a better place because of you, Joni.

Vamelo on

We drove down from Huntsville, a group of us who'd been weathering a string of fabulous summers together. The one to come would be the last of that memorable line, but we did not know that at the time. Of course, prime in that run was Court and Spark, then Hissing of Summer Lawns, and just when we thought Heaven had gifted us far beyond our merit, out came Hejira.

All the while there was Miles of Aisles and how rich can we get? Naturally, Miles of Aisles ran the entire trip down. We had some exceptional - hydroponic product with us, and by the time we arrived to T-Town we were there. It seemed everyone there was there as well. I don't know if you guys remember that atmosphere. I do. Thanks for the vibes, guys.

Then a perfect angel came out on the stage. WITH, Tom Scott and that L.A. Express. Fortune continued to smile. Joni, if you read this, thanks so much for blessing us with that show, that night. There's more than one way to reach Nirvana, and it was a fitting adornment to a divine presence we can now but look back upon and appreciate the fact we were there. All of us.

Bless you all.
Stephen A.

WillyB on

The one and only time that I had the privilege of seeing Joni live. Although I have seen numerous shows of many diverse artists since, this ranks as my all time favorite. It was essentially the Miles of Aisles tour with L.A. Express backing her and it was in my opinion...flawless! I was in love with her then...and I always will be. Joni is still breaking my heart!

Alabama22 on

I was in college and sat on the front row at Joni's concert in 1976 at Coleman Coliseum. Great show and as a young college guy, I was smitten when Joni actually looked and smiled at me several times during the show. What a memory!

3474 on

I had been a fan of Joni's for a number of years prior to seeing her in concert in Tuscaloosa, Al in 1976. She began to head in a new "jazzy" direction during this time, recording and traveling with Tom Scott & the LA Express. The concert was simply awe-inspiring. I took binoculars to the concert & could not stop looking at Joni's face. Her face contained all of the emotions of her songs, and cemented her forever in my mind as the finest female performer I had seen to that point. Now, 34 years after that performance, I have still never seen or heard better, and I have seen and heard some of the finest performers of our time. She is the complete package. It would be wonderful to see her in concert again, if possible. Kerry Shapiro, Birmingham,AL   [ed.]