Light of Day adds more artists; see schedule here

Light of Day springsteen 2021

This year’s Light of Day Festival will take place online, Feb. 12-14.

The lineup for this year’s virtual Light of Day festival continues to expand, with scores of acts now confirmed for Feb. 12-14.

Some artists will be seen in new performances. Others will be represented by footage from past Light of Day shows, including Bruce Springsteen, who will be shown performing with Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers at a January 2020 Light of Day concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.

As in the past, this Light of Day will raise money to fight Parkinson’s Disease and related ailments. The streams will be free but donations can be made at

“Even in times of Covid 19, Light of Day WinterFest 2021 will happen, albeit virtually and a month later!,” said Light of Day co-founder and executive director Tony Pallagrosi in a press release. “The greater Asbury Park musical community as well as some very special guests will come together for 3 days of virtual streaming to raise money and awareness utilizing the awesome power of music in our battle to defeat Parkinson’s, ALS and PSP in our lifetime.

“As they say, the show must gone on and thanks to the passion of our artists, sponsors, supporters and our good friend technology, it will.”

Here is the schedule, as it currently stands. The music will be shown on Facebook and YouTube, unless otherwise noted below. For more information and updates, visit


FEB. 12

“Winter Love Fest Kickoff,” Set 1, 2 and 7 p.m.: Spring-Nuts Video Introduction; Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul; Marc Ribler; Jeffrey Gaines; Quincy Mumford; Lisa Bouchelle; Andrea Parodi & Joe Bastianich; JoBonanno & the Godsons of Soul; Sharon Lasher & The Flashers with J.T. Bowen; Glen Burtnik & Friends; Jeff Slate; Stella Mrowicki; Lorenzo Semprini; Peter Elkas Band; Linda Chorney; Emily Grove; Milly; Bobby Mahoney & the Seventh Son; Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria; Antonio Zirilli; Dentist; Mardi Gras; Billy Hector Band; Billy Walton Band; Anthony Krizan Band; Colossal Street Jam; Matt O’Ree Band; Miss Emily.

“Winter Love Fest Kickoff,” Set 2 (begins after Set 1, at about 4:30 to 5 p.m., and then at about 9:30 to 10 p.m.): Glen Burtnik & Friends; Jeffrey Gaines; Remember Jones; Quincy Mumford; Emily Grove; Luca Guenna & Alessandro Gusmini; Lisa Bouchelle; Jeff Slate; Stella Mrowicki; JoBonanno & the Godsons of Soul; Sharon Lasher & The Flashers with J.T. Bowen; Frank Get & Anthony Basso; Dentist; Bobby Mahoney & the Seventh Son; Marc Ribler; Bobo Rondelli; Billy Hector Band; Billy Walton Band; Anthony Krizan Band; Colossal Street Jam; Matt O’Ree Band; The Fireplaces.

(Artists listed in both sets will perform different songs.)


Bruce Springsteen with Joe Grushecky at a Light of Day concert.

FEB. 13

Noon: School of Rock performing songs of The Police at

“Women of Song” (at with Maxine Snow, 1 p.m.; Lisa Bouchelle, 1:30 p.m.; Jo Wymer, 2 p.m.; Lisa Coppola, 2:30 p.m.; Martin Howth, 3 p.m.; Mary McCrink, 3:30 p.m.; Strumberry Pie, 4 p.m.; Pam McCoy, 4:30 p.m.; Tara Elliott, 5 p.m.; Teresa James, 5:30 p.m.

2 p.m.: School of Rock performing songs of Black Sabbath at

2 and 7 p.m.: “Main Event (Bob’s Birthday Bash),” Set 1: Intro from Executive Director; Spring-Nuts video; Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul; Mike Peters (of The Alarm); Jill Hennessy; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen; Remember Jones; The Weeklings; Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan; Ben Arnold; Jeffrey Gaines; Jesse Malin; John Eddie & His Dirty Ol’ Band; Dramarama; Boccigalupe & The Bad Boys; Matt Jaffe; Miss Emily; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen.

“Main Event (Bob’s Birthday Bash),” Set 2: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Willie Nile; Adam Ezra; Danielia Cotton; James Maddock; Steve Forbert; Anthony D’Amato; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen; Jesse Malin; Low Cut Connie; Willie Nile; Williams Honor; Dean Friedman; The Weeklings; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen.

From left, Ben Arnold, Joe D’Urso and Vini Lopez perform at a Light of Day concert.

“Main Event (Bob’s Birthday Bash),” Set 3: Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul; Eddie Manion; John Eddie & His Dirty Ol’ Band; Low Cut Connie; Dramarama; Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan; Brian Dunne; Jeffrey Gaines; Remember Jones; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen; Steve Forbert; James Maddock; Jesse Malin with Bruce Springsteen; Willie Nile; Ben Arnold with Joe D’Urso and Vini Lopez; Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen.

(Artists listed more than once will perform a different song in each slot.)

“Bang Zoom Song Circle” at with Mike Brandolino, 3 p.m.; Bernie Costello, 3:15 p.m.; Frank Glaz, 3:30 p.m.; Shotgun Bill Anania, 3:45 p.m.; Geri Petito, 4 p.m.; Neil Kessler, 4:15 p.m.; Linda Eckman, 4:30 p.m.; Paul Kwiecien, 4:45 p.m.; Rich & Bob, 5 p.m.; Tom Lucas, 5:15 p.m.; Mindy Schleifer, 5:30 p.m.; Kevin McGowan, 5:45 p.m.

4 p.m.: The Wag at

4 p.m.: Reign of the Hated at

4:30 p.m.: Luke Dowler at


5 p.m.: “Asbury Sunset Presents/The Watermark Series” with Jake Thistle at or Asbury Sunset Presents YouTube page.

5:30 p.m.: Dave Vargo at

7 p.m.: Daniel Leyes at

FEB. 14

“Kids Rock” with The Nobodies, 11 a.m.; Sunsets From Jupiter, 11:20 a.m.; Lauren Gill and Jeramy Orienza, 11:30 a.m.; Vianna Rose, 11:40 a.m.; Mannequin Arm, 11:50 a.m.; Double A, 12:15 p.m.; Rockit Academy (featuring Steven Van Zandt, Eddie Brigati of The Rascals and Ricky Byrd), 12:30 p.m.; Jake Ryan, 1 p.m.

“Kids Rock” with School of Rock at Performing songs of Heart, noon; School of Rock House Band, 1:15 p.m.; performing songs of The Doors, 2 p.m.

“Young Songwriters by the Sea” with Evan Rotella, 1:10 p.m.; Indigo Mane, 1:20 p.m.; Jake Thistle, 1:30 p.m.

“Musicians on a Mission Showcase” at with Sahara Moon, 1 p.m.; Jackson Pines, 1:30 p.m.; Renee Maskin, 2 p.m.; Sean Tobin, 2:30 p.m.

2 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea” with Joe Rapolla, Christine Martucci, Bruce Tunkel, Anthony Krizan, Tess Cameron.

4 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea” with Joe D’Urso, Bob Burger, Taylor Tote, Nick Ryan, Rick Winowski.

6 p.m.: “Cookin’ in the Kitchen: Karen Lee Loves Love Songs” at

Also, photographer Mark Weiss has has made prints of Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Queen, the Rolling Stones available for an auction in support of Light of Day at

Since its formation in 2000, Light of Day has raised close to $6 million.

Light of Day Canada has also announced the acts for its Feb. 19-20 Online Festival. They include Steve Earle, Wayne Kramer, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky, Tom Morello, John Cafferty, Jake Clemons, Jesse Malin, Rusty Young, Joe D’Urso, Eddie Manion and Miss Emily.


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