On November 6, 1970 Aerosmith performed their first concert in front of a live audience here. The band got the gig because Joe Perry’s mother, who worked at a nearby school, knew someone at the former Nipmuc Regional High School and helped set it up.
Nipmuc Regional High School
90 Pleasant Street
Upton MA 1568
graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School, Class of 1973
The very first Aerosmith gig (November, 1970), was held in the Gymnasium at Nipmuc Regional High School which was then located in Mendon, MA on North Avenue. The new high school building is located on Pleasant Street in Upton, MA, but in 1970, that first gig took place at the old high school, which is now a middle school.
but one more thing…..
the band wasn’t known as Aerosmith—it was Joe Perry’s jam band,
and it was a GREAT concert !!!!