(JAN. 4 UPDATE: All WinterFest shows have been postponed because of the COVID spike, with the main show moved to March 12 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.)
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile and Jesse Malin will be among the artists at the main Light of Day WinterFest 2022 event, taking place at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, Jan. 14. Other festival performers will include Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, Dramarama Williams Honor, The Weeklings, Jeffrey Gaines, Albert Lee, Steve Forbert, Popa Chubby and James Maddock, plus two artists nominated for 2022 Grammys (Guy Davis and Linda Chorney).
More than 100 artists, in total, will play at 13 venues.
Here is the schedule as it currently stands, with ticket links for some shows. Shows are in Asbury Park unless otherwise noted. I will make updates here, as more information becomes available.
Jan. 9, 1 p.m.: “Cover Me” at The Stone Pony. Featuring Best of The Eagles (The Eagles tribute), Bob Burger & The Red Shoes (Elvis Costello/British Pub Rock tribute), Line Drive, Matt O’Ree Band (Led Zeppelin tribute), Sharon Lasher’s Heatwave! (Linda Ronstadt tribute).
Jan. 13, 7 p.m.: “Sandy Mac’s Wonder Jam” at Wonder Bar. Featuring Dogs in a Pile, The Deep Cut, Waiting on Mongo, Fungkshui, Maggie & Doug, Mack & Flynn, Chris Sibila, Kevin Hill and Doug Mikula.
Jan. 13, 7 p.m.: “Light of Day WinterFest First Note” at The Saint. Artists TBA.
Jan. 13, 7 p.m.: Open Mic Night at Deal Lake Bar + Co., Loch Arbour. No admission charge.
Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.: “Light of Day WinterFest Kickoff” at House of Independents. Featuring Williams Honor and Friends, eX album pre-release party with The Weeklings, Big Hix, Daughter Vision and and members of Mr. Reality, Samhill and Highway 9.
Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Bluehawk Records Showcase at Langosta Lounge. No admission charge.
Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.: “Guitars, Guitars, Guitars!” at Wonder Bar. Featuring Albert Lee, Popa Chubby, Matt O’Ree.
Jan. 14, 7 p.m.: “Bob’s Birthday Bash” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. Featuring Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, others.
Jan. 14, 7 p.m.: Bettie’s Bombshells’ third annual Bowie Ball/Fashion Runway Rock Extravaganza featuring Tara Elliott, at Stone Pony.
Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. Featuring Carter Calvert, Rita Harvey, Richard Todd Adams and Danny Zolli, Roger Cohen and Abraham Saenz.
Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.: “Rock Heavy” at The Saint. Artists TBA.
Jan. 14, 9 p.m.: Black Flamingos at Asbury Park Yacht Club.
Jan. 14, time TBA: Alexander Simone & Whodat Crew at Langosta Lounge. No admission charge.
Jan. 15, noon: “Asbury Blues” at Wonder Bar. Featuring Norman Seldin, Boccigalupe & The Bad Boys, Anthony Krizan Band, Pam McCoy, Billy Walton Band, JoBonnano & the Godsons of Soul, Indigo Mane, Peter V Blues Band, Sharon Lasher & the Flashers, Karen Phillips and Town & Country Band, James Dalton and Ben Arnold.
Jan. 15, noon: “Women of Song” at The Saint. Featuring Strumberry Pie, Natalie Farrell, The Wag, Lisa Bouchelle, Jo Wymer, Pam McCoy, Dawn Hopkins and Maxine Snow.
Jan. 15, 1 p.m.: Steve Forbert & The New Renditions, Jeffrey Gaines, Ronstadt Brothers and Joe D’urso’s Acoustic Excursion at House of Independents.
Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: “Full Tilt Boogie” at Wonder Bar. Featuring The Billy Hector Big Band featuring the Midnite Horns.
Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: Grin & Bear, Trust Fund Ozu, Rang Cherries, Loon Lord at The Saint.
Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: “Night of Covers” at Silverball Museum. Featuring Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Kenny K and the Way, Joe Rapolla Band and others. No admission charge.
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Asbury Angels Induction” at Stone Pony. Featuring Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Fantastic Cat, Kulick, Linda Chorney, Jon Caspi, April Rose Gabrielli and Mike Rocket.
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Dramarama, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son at House of Independents.
Jan. 15, 8 p.m.: “Acoustic Carousel” at Langosta Lounge. Featuring Keith Roth, Ryan Gregg, Bruce Tunkel, Renee Maskin, Mojo Hand, Peter Scherer, Patty C, Cranston Dean, Lindsay Jordan, Bone and Marrow, Alexander Simone, Marc Muller, Quincy Mumford, Williams Honor, Chelsea Palermo, Alex English, Sam Tunkel, Gregory Schwartz and The Vaughns. No admission charge.
Jan. 15, 9 p.m.: Stringbean & The Boardwalk Social Club at Asbury Park Yacht Club.
Jan. 16, noon: “Musicians on a Mission” at The Saint. Featuring with Renee Maskin & Mike Noordzy, Brian Molnar & Slow Rolling Low, Stringbean & Paul Whistler, Jackson Pines, Part-Time Custodian.
Jan. 16, noon: “Next Generation” at The Stone Pony. Featuring Rock’n Music Academy, Rockit, Double A, Green Planet Band, Jake Ryan, The Nobodies, Clay Kunego and Lakehouse Music Academy.
Jan. 16, 12:15 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea I” at Watermark. Featuring John Easdale, Taylor Tote, Bobby Mahoney, Mike Montali, Nick Ryan, Dave Vargo, Jake Thistle, Arlan Feiles and Mary McCrink.
Jan. 16, 3 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea II” at Langosta Lounge. Featuring Pat Guadagno, Lisa Bouchelle, Rick Winowski, Jessica Rose, Brian Dunne, Tess McDougal, Kyle Ward, Victoria Taylor and Joshua Mark.
Jan. 16, 6:15 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea III” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. Featuring Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Danielia Cotton, Anthony D’Amato, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Miss Emily, Ben Arnold, Joe D’Urso, Joe Rapolla, Ronstadt Brothers and Blue Americana (Glenn Alexander and Oria Aspen).
Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.: “Last Note” at The Saint. Featuring Inflatable Head,
Shady Street Show Band.
Jan. 17, 10 a.m.: Goodbye Brunch at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
Proceeds will raise money and awareness for the battle against Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy). Light of Day has raised about $6 million for those causes over those years.
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