Jersey rockers join forces for ‘Christmas Comes Early’ benefit

The "Christmas Comes Early" concert takes place at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, Nov. 19.

The “Christmas Comes Early” concert takes place at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, Nov. 19.

With the release of the Bruce Springsteen’s boxed set, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a little more than two weeks away, fans can whet their appetite by hearing some of the 1980 double album’s songs live, Nov. 19, at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como.

“Christmas Comes Early,” a fundraiser for the Light of Day Foundation and Holiday Express, will include songs from The River and Born to Run, as well as some Christmas material.

Featured performers will include Gary U.S. Bonds, JoBonanno, Eddie Testa, J.T. Bowen, Jillian Rhys McCoy, Bob Polding, Anthony D’Amato, Sean Loughlin, Joe Cartwright and Tommy Byrne.

The house band will be made up of Mark Leimbach, Kevin Gilmore, Joey Stann, Tony Perruso, Tommy Labella, Tommy Meares, Joe Belia, Joe Arminio, Ed Horne, David Turner, Mitchell Jay, Lori Gilmore and Doreen Arminio.

For information, visit or the event’s Facebook page.

The show has been organized by Big RoaD Entertainment, which presented a similar concert at Bar Anticipation in August that raised more than $11,000 for CFC Loud N Clear, a post-rehab drug addiction care and support organization based in Farmingdale.

Here is a video from the August concert:


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