LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2018 LAUNCHES
18THÂ ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN GLOBAL BATTLE
AGAINST PARKINSONâ€™S DISEASE THROUGH
THE AWESOME POWER OF MUSIC
10-Day Festival Hits Stride Midweek in NYC, Then Settles into Asbury Park
for 4-Day Weekend as Thousands Descend Upon Jersey Shore Resort
LaBambaâ€™sÂ Big Band & Friends, Gary U.S. Bonds,Â GregÂ Kihn, The Verve Pipe, Willie Nile,
Joe Grushecky and theÂ Houserockers, James Maddock,Â Dramarama,
Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson; Jeffrey Gaines,
Ben Arnold, Remember Jones, The Doughboys, The King SingsÂ TheÂ Boss
among 150 Acts PerformingÂ NOW throughÂ Jan. 15
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
â€œThis is destination event, folksâ€¦. To rock, and to raise money for Light of Day, and they do a hell of a job at both. And thatâ€™s pure poetry.â€ â€“ Elmore Magazine
With three incredible concerts taking place over the weekend in Philadelphia, Montclair, and here in Asbury Park,LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2018Â is officially under way and closing in on its goal of raising $5 million over its 18-year battle against Parkinsonâ€™s disease and theÂ ParkinsonismsÂ through the awesome power of music.
The 10-day festival hits stride startingÂ WednesdayÂ night (Jan. 10) in New York City at the Cutting Room, then returns to Asbury ParkÂ Thursday(Jan.11), as theÂ WinterFestÂ 2018 Kickoff concert at the House of Independents formally ignites a four-day stretch of more than two dozen shows in this world-renowned Jersey Shore town, led by the main event, â€œBobâ€™s Birthday Bash,â€ starringÂ LaBambaâ€™sÂ Big Band & Friends, Featuring Special Guest Gary U.S. Bonds,Â SaturdayÂ at the Paramount Theater. â€œBobâ€™s Birthday Bashâ€ honors artist manager and music industry veteranÂ Bob Benjamin,Â co-founder of the Light of Day Foundation, who has been living with Parkinson’s disease since 1996.
Other artists slated to appear in Asbury Park during the four-day stretch includeÂ GregÂ Kihn, The Verve Pipe, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky and theHouserockers, James Maddock,Â Dramarama, Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson; Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold, Remember Jones, The Doughboys, Led ZeppelinÂ andÂ PrinceÂ tribute concerts, and dozens more acts, as thousands of music lovers from all over the world descend upon Asbury Park to experience live music in every venue imaginable, including the fabled stages of the legendary Stone Pony, the Wonder Bar, the Saint, andÂ McLooneâ€™s.
Â Tickets for ALL shows during LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2018 â€“ including â€œBobâ€™s Birthday Bashâ€ â€“ are on sale NOW. Complete ticket and additional information for all LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST events atÂ www.lightofday.orgÂ and onÂ Facebook.
LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST,Â presented by theÂ Asbury Park Press,Â has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of the previous 17 years. Last yearâ€™s event raised $555,000 â€” a record amount â€” to combat Parkinsonâ€™s disease, topping the previous year record of $525,000, with the 17-year total approaching $4.5 million.
Here’s the complete and final list of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2018 shows to date:
Wednesday, JAN 10
LOD “NEW YORK CITY” â€“ Gary U.S. Bonds,Â Dramarama, Johnny Piâ€™s Punk Rock Pizzeria, Joe Dâ€™Urso & Stone Caravan, The King SingsÂ TheÂ Boss -The Cutting Room, 18+,Â 7pm, $75 VIP Reserved Seating, $45 GA Reserved Seating, $25 GA Standing
Thursday, JAN 11
LOD “FIRST NOTE”Â â€“ The Double Negatives, Dentist,Â Lemats,Â Zaritza, JAHK, Special Mats,Â The Saint, Thurs.,18+,Â 7pm, $8adv/$12dos
LOD “SANDY MACK’s WONDER JAM” â€“ Karmic Juggernaut, Keith Kenny, Waiting on Mongo, Joe Miller, MackÂ JamilyÂ Allstars,Â StrumberryÂ Pie, Secret Sound, Acoustic Juggling Suns, Predator Dub Assassins, Stu Coogan (90.5 The Night) –Â Wonder Bar, Thurs.,21+,Â 7pm, $12
LOD â€œWINTERFEST 2018 KICK-OFF” â€“ BobbyÂ BandieraÂ Tribute to Tom Petty,Â Dramarama, Joe Dâ€™Urso & Stone Caravan, The King SingsÂ TheÂ Boss – House Of Independents, Thurs.,18+,Â 7pm, All Ages, $20
LOD â€œMONMOUTH UNIVERSITYâ€™S BLUE HAWK RECORDS PRESENTSâ€Â â€“Â ViniÂ Lopez (E Street/Upstage Jams), Dan Amato and the Sentimental Gentlemen, Zach Sandler and Bobby Mahoney, Ernest, NicoleÂ Govel, Antonio Gonzalez, OliviaÂ RohlfsÂ -Â LangostaÂ Lounge, Thurs., All-Ages,Â 7pm, FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University
Friday, JAN 12
LOD “ASBURY ANGELS INDUCTION”Â â€“ Willie Nile, The Verve Pipe,Â BoccigalupeÂ & the Bad Boys, Miss Emily, LauraÂ Crisci, Bobby Mahoney, Ten Ton Mojo, Pat Toner, Bob Polding Band, Miss Emily, Mad Kings, PeterÂ Hogklint, Mike Rocket – Stone Pony, Fri., All Ages,Â 6:30pm, $25adv/$30dos
LOD KASHMIR â€“ The Live Led Zeppelin Show with Colossal Street Jam, Bitter CrushÂ – HouseÂ OfÂ Independents, Fri.,18+,Â 7pm, $20 adv/$25 dos
LOD â€œA NIGHT OF COVER SONGSâ€Â â€“ Moroccan Sheepherders, Billyâ€™s Fault, Joe Dâ€™Urso & Stone Caravan with Guests, Tim Donahue & TMU Band â€“Â SilverballMuseum, Fri,Â 7:30 p.m., FREE ADMISSION with LOD Combo Ticket.
LOD “ROCK HEAVY”Â â€“Â Uncrated, LowerÂ TheÂ Veil, Dead Fish Handshake,Â Ropetree, The Walk Arounds -The Saint, Fri.,18+,Â 7pm, $8adv/$12dos
LOD â€œOPEN MICâ€Â â€“ Larry Bee, BobbyÂ Syvarth, Carnival of Shadows, Mark Arsenault, Random Notes, Danny VanÂ Orden,JimÂ Ferrante and theÂ Starlites, Swamp Eddy, Deb and Paul, Cook Smith, Adam Bro, Jonathan Tea, Dan Hall, RobertaÂ Rinocchiearo,BrunoÂ Lucarelli, David Vargo, Jenny Barnes Great Unknown, Kevin Horn, Ken K. Brian McGlynn,Â VyntÂ Edge, PatÂ Foran, Helen Oâ€™Shea andÂ Shanakee, Kenny Brown, BrianÂ Gilett, Thomas Murphy, Out of Bounds, RonÂ Maletich, Cigar Box Stompers, Jeff McPherson, GlennÂ Lykes, Mary Ann Conway,Â FlatleaverÂ (Ray Hurley), Rony Clark, Just Six Hours, FredÂ Rcks, Barbara Paskin,Â Bente, KenÂ LippowitzÂ â€“ Wonder Bar, Fri.,Â 6:30 p.m.Â $15
LOD AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ALBERT LEE BAND, Special Guest BobbyÂ BandieraÂ Band -Â McLooneâ€™sÂ Supper Club, Fri., All Ages, Doors/DinnerÂ 6pm/ ShowÂ 8pm, $TBA
LOD “ACOUSTIC CAROUSEL”Â â€“ RickÂ Winowski, SofiaÂ Khorosh/SÃ˜F, Peter Scherer, TheÂ Maydarlings, Helen Oâ€™Shea, Reagan Richards & Gordon Brown aka Williams Honor, Paul Whistler, Eryn & MattÂ Oâ€™Ree, ReneeÂ Maskin, ColtonÂ Kayser, Ray Anderson, Lauren Patti & Kyle Ward, AshleyÂ DeLima, Dana Rae,Â CaisyFalzone, George Wirth, Hosted by Peter Scherer (Highway 9, Mr. Reality) -Â LangostaÂ Lounge, Fri, All Ages,Â 8:30pm, FREE ADMISSION
LOD â€œAPYCâ€Â â€“ Cranston Dean Band, Jessie LeeÂ Herdman, American Trappist feat. JoeÂ Michelini, Fri,Â 9pm, FREE ADMISSION
LOD â€œSOUND BOOTHâ€Â â€“ Acoustic Couch Concert with Bobby Mahoney, Dark City Strings, Sam Sims Band, Ashley McKinley â€“ Asbury Hotel, Fri,Â 9:30 p.m.Â FREE ADMISSION
Saturday, JAN 13
LOD “BOB’S BIRTHDAY BASH”Â â€“Â LaBambaâ€™sÂ Big Band, Featuring Special Guest Gary U.S. Bonds, Willie Nile Band, Joe Grushecky and theÂ Houserockers, James Maddock Band, Garland Jeffreys, Remember Jones, Joe Dâ€™Urso & Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines, JohnÂ Easdale, Rob Dye, Ben Arnold, Emily Grove, Luke Elliot, Isabella Rose – Paramount Theater, Sat, All Ages,Â 6pm, $43-$205
LOD “ROCK”Â – Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson – The Saint, Sat., 18+,Â 7pm, $25
LOD â€œROCK LATE NIGHTâ€Â â€“ Hank andÂ BezzyÂ â€“ The Saint, Sat,Â 10pm, $8
LOD GREG KIHN, Special guests the Ben Arnold Band,Â McLooneâ€™sÂ Supper Club, Sat., 18+,Â 7pm, $22.50-$30
LOD “LATE NIGHT LIVE” â€“ The Doughboys (garage rock legends)Â -Â LangostaÂ Lounge, Sat., Jan. 13, 21+,Â 9pm, FREE ADMISSION
LOD TRIBUTE TO PRINCE, STARRING QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY,Â HouseÂ OfÂ Independents, Sat., 18+,Â 8pm, $15 adv/$20 dos
LOD “ASBURY BLUES”Â â€“ Billy Walton Band, Karen Phillips, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, James Dalton, Chuck Lambert, Pam McCoy,Â NorminÂ Seldin, Joe Whyte, RB3, String Bean, Papa John Bug & The Jam Band – Wonder Bar, Sat., All Ages,Â Noon, $12/$15
LOD “FULL TILT BOOGIE BASH” â€“ Billy Hector, LauraÂ Crisci, ChristineÂ Martucci, Colton Kaiser, Des & theÂ Swagmatics, MikeÂ Miz,Â Slyders, Sharon Lasher, Dawg Whistle,Â StrumberryÂ PieÂ –Â Wonder Bar, Sat., 21+,Â 7pm, $12/$15
LOD â€œWOMEN OF SONGâ€Â â€“Â LayonneÂ Holmes, Tara Elliott, MaureenÂ McCrink, Rosemary Conte, JoÂ Wymer, Pam McCoy, DebbieÂ GangemiÂ â€“ The Saint, Fri,Â 12:40pm, $10.
LOD â€œWOMEN WHO ROCKâ€Â â€“ ReneÂ Maskin, Tara Dente, Mack, Pamela Flores â€“ Asbury Yacht Club, Sat,Â 8:30pm, FREE ADMISSION
LOD â€œDOWNTOWN â€“ ASBURY UNDERGROUND,”Â curated by PatÂ SchiavinoÂ and Asbury Underground. Various performers throughout Downtown Asbury Park restaurants, galleries and stores. Sat,Â Noon â€“ 7pmÂ Over 20 venues! FREE ADMISSION
LOD â€œSOUND BOOTHâ€Â â€“Â StringbeanÂ & the Boardwalk Social Club,Â The Haven â€“ Asbury Hotel, Fri,Â 9pm, FREE ADMISSION
Sunday, JAN 14
LOD “SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL”Â â€“ RobertaÂ Finicchiaro, John Sonntag, Taylor Tote, David Vargo, Jersey Budd, HansÂ Ludviggson, Arlon Bennett, RachelÂ Dobken, Luke Elliot –Â Watermark, Sun., All Ages,Â Noon, $15
LOD “SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL” â€“ BruceÂ Tunkel, Karen Mansfield, PatÂ Guadagno,Â SamsÂ Sims/Kyle Ward, Frank Lombardi, Joshua, Scott Elk -Â LangostaÂ Lounge, Sun., All Ages,Â 3pm, $15
LOD “SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL”Â â€“ James Maddock, Joe Grushecky, Joe Dâ€™Urso, JohnÂ Easdale, PeterÂ Elkas, Emily Grove, JoeÂ Rapolla, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold, MaryÂ McCrink, Miss Emily,Â ViniÂ Lopez, Rob Dye -Â McLooneâ€™sÂ Supper Club, Sun., All Ages,Â 6pm, $20adv/$25dos
LOD â€œASBURY HOTEL MATINEE (Music Hall)â€Â â€“ British Invasion Years, Brother John Band, Sun,Â 2pm, FREE ADMISSION
LOD “KIDS ROCK”Â -Â Calling Avery, Sonic Blume, JakeÂ Sfraga, Slapjack, Lauren Gill, Lakehouse Hand Drawn Owls, Lakehouse Junior Pros, Sophia Montalbano,Â MarelÂ Hidalgo and the Stone Feathers, Radioactive, Indigo Mane, Georgia Owen, Julia Yolanda, School of Rock Red Bank, Amanda Conti,Â Rockâ€™NÂ Music Academy,Â Rockit, more – Stone Pony, Sun., All Ages,Â Noon, $15adv/$20dos
LOD “MUSICIANS ON A MISSION”Â â€“ The Wag, The Cucumbers, Downstream, Nick Ryan Band, Ty Mares & The Running Dog Band -The Saint, Sun., 18+,Â Noon, $10
LOD “LAST NOTE”Â â€“ Random Test,Â Funktion,Â DezÂ & TheÂ SwagmaticsÂ – The Saint, Sun., 18+,Â 7:30pm, $8adv/$12dos
LOD â€œBRUCE BRUNCH LIVE BROADCASTâ€Â – Longtime LOD concert hostÂ Tom CunninghamÂ hosts his popular Springsteen program on 105.7 â€œThe Hawk,â€ live from the Anchorâ€™s Bend restaurant, in the Convention Hall/Paramount Theatre complex, with very special guests.Â 9 am.Â FREE ADMISSION.
Monday, JAN 15
LOD “GOODBYE BRUNCH”– Kristian Rex & Friends – Robinson Ale House, Mon., All Ages,Â 10:30am-1:30pm
ABOUT THE LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION
The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinsonâ€™s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), within our lifetime. The Foundationâ€™s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from those diseases, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life. Gifts to the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc.’s Federal ID # is 20-1560386. Light of Day – the concerts and the organization – grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996.