Light of Day festival to include Clarence Clemons tribute concert


Clarence Clemons will be honored at an upcoming Light of Day benefit concert at the Cutting Room in New York.

“Celebrating the Life and Birthday of Clarence Clemons” will be the theme of a concert that will take place at the Cutting Room in New York Jan. 11, as part of this year’s Light of Day Festival.

According to the club’s web site, the Soul Cruisers, featuring JT Bowen (of Clemons’ ’80s band the Red Bank Rockers), will perform the Red Bank Rockers’ 1983 album Rescue in its entirety, and other performers will include Willie Nile, Hollis Brown, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines and Chuck Prophet. Clips from the Clemons documentary “Who Do You Think I Am?” will also be shown. (DEC. 29 UPDATE: Clemons’ nephew Jake Clemons, who is the current saxophonist in the E Street Band as well as a recording artist in his own right, has been added to the lineup.)

The show is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $75, and there is a $20 food and drink minimum. Visit

Jan. 11 would have been Clemons’ 75th birthday. He died in 2011 at the age of 69.

The Light of Day Winterfest takes place Jan. 6-16, with shows at 30 venues — mostly in Asbury Park, but also in Montclair and Philadelphia, in addition to New York.

This will be the 17th Light of Day festival. In its first 16 years, it has raised nearly $4 million for the fight against Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases.

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