Light of Day update: Lineups now available for most shows


The 2017 Light of Day Winterfest takes place Jan. 6-16.

The Light of Day Winterfest, taking place Jan. 6 to 16, hasn’t completely filled out its lineup yet. Most significantly, the performers for the event’s main concert, Jan. 14 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, have not been announced.

But information about many of the shows has been released, and below are listings that are as up to date as possible. (I will add more information as it becomes available.)

The festival — now in its 17th year — and related shows and tours that take place all over the world have raised more than $4 million for research about Parkinson’s Disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases. The driving force behind it, through the years, has been Bob Benjamin, a musicians’ manager who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.

Here are the lineups, though there may be more shows, as well, and more artists may be added to these. All venues are in Asbury Park, unless otherwise noted.

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JAN. 6
8 p.m.:
Artists Up Close and Personal at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair. Ben Arnold, Willie Nile, Chuck Prophet, Joe D’Urso, Jeffery Gaines, Christine Martucci, Rick Winow.

JAN. 7
3:30 p.m.:
Family Concert at Crossroads, Garwood. The Campfire Flies, Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam, Miss Nina, Yosi.
7 p.m.:
Artists Up Close and Personal at World Cafe Upstairs, Philadelphia. Chuck Prophet, Willie Nile, Eric Bazilian of the Hooters, Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold, Joe D’Urso, Sharon Little, Soraia.

JAN. 8
1 p.m.: Cover Me: Best of New Jersey’s Bar Bands at Stone Pony. Bobby Bandiera, Soul Cruisers, The British Invasion Years, Pat Guadagno and Tired Horses, Best of the Eagles, RockinOn, B Street Band, Guilty Pleasure.

JAN. 10
7 p.m.: Light of Day Staten Island at Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. The Fireplaces, Antonio Zirilli, Joe D’Urso, Fabio Ducouli.

JAN. 11
7 p.m.: Celebrating the Life and Birthday of Clarence Clemons at Cutting Room, New York. Willie Nile, The Sensational Soul Cruisers featuring JT Bowen, Jake Clemons, Hollis Brown, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines, Chuck Prophet.

JAN. 12
7 p.m.: First Note at The Saint. Artists TBA.
7 p.m.: Sandy Mack’s Wonder Jam Deluxe at Wonder Bar. Waiting on Mongo, Jimmy Farkus, Turtle Soup, Chris Rockwell, members of the Shady Street Show Band with Deseree Spinks, Joshua Mark, Mack & Friends (with Ronnie Penque, Mark Diomede, Eric Safka, Dave Halpern, John Pittas and Kevin Kopack), Moroccan Sheepherders, Russell Arcara and Mark Sleifer.
7 p.m.: Jersey Mercy: Poetry of Race, Place, Sex and Music at Toast. The Cornelius Eady Trio (poetry and jazz), Laura McCullough, BJ Ward, Damian Rucci, Rebecca Weber, Chelsea Palermo, Cord Steven, Gregory Schwartz, David Kofke and other poets and performers.
7:30 p.m.: Kick-Off at House of Independents. Dramarama, Willie Nile, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Remember Jones, Hollis Brown.
8 p.m.: Blue Hawk Records Presents an Evening of Music at Langosta Lounge. Bobby Mahoney and Zack Sandler, Sentimental Gentlemen, Nicole Govel, The Carousers, Subway Babes, The Emily Youth Project, Francesca Rose.

JAN. 13
7 p.m.: Remember Jones performs Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen album at Paramount Theatre.
7 p.m.: Kashmir, Led Zeppelin tribute, with the Matt O’Ree Band at House of Independents.
7 p.m.: Open Mic at The Wonder Bar.
7:25 p.m.: Asbury Angels Induction at Stone Pony. Main Stage: Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Boccigalupe and the Badboys, Glenn Alexander and Shadowland, RAZ Band with Joey Molland of Badfinger, Bob Polding Band, Bitter Crush, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, Mike Rocket, Acoustic Stage: Antonio Zirilli, Miss Emily, Laura Crisci, Pat Toner, Johnny Duk, Anthony Basso, Frank Get.
8 p.m. (dinner at 6 p.m.): Albert Lee, Tangiers Blues Band at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
9 p.m.: A Night of Classic Cover Songs at Silverball Museum. Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The Fireplaces, Peter Elkas, Hans Ludviggson, Johnny Duk, Frank Get, Anthony Basso and others.
9 p.m.: Peter Scherer Acoustic Carousel at Langosta Lounge. Scherer, Renee Maskin, The May Darlings, Arlan Feiles, Andy Bernstein, Keith Roth, Ray Andersen, Cranston Dean, Stringbean, Keith McCarthy, Leo Sawikin, Russell Arcara, Marc Nuzzi, The Gray Vines, Gregory Schwartz, Karen Mansfield, Steve Delopoulos, SOF, Paul Whistler, Eryn Shewell, David Vargold.
9 p.m.: Yawn Muller with Tide Bends at Asbury Park Yacht Club.
9:30 p.m.: At the Soundbooth at Asbury Hotel. Ian Bamberger Trio, The Sam Sims Band, Ashley McKinley, Late Night Acoustic “Couch Concert” hosted by Bobby Mahoney.

JAN. 14
Noon: The Arts of the Protest Song at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. With Shannon McNally, Arlan Feiles, Bill Valenti and Joseph Alton Miller.
Women of Song at The Saint. This New Day, Justin & Alina, Anya Schilidge, Jo Wymer, Carol Barbieri, The Wag, Maxine Snow, Pam McCoy.
Noon: Asbury Blues at Wonder Bar. Billy Walton Band, Cigar Box Stompers, JoBonanno and the Godsons, Mary McCrink, Mad Kings, Pam McCoy, Stormin’ Norman Seldin, J Pat and Sandy Mack, Chuck Lambert, Poppa John, HP and the Hot Takeout Band.
Noon to 7 p.m.: Asbury Underground. Sixty performances by more than 100 musicians, in downtown Asbury Park.
1 p.m.: Light of Day in Concert at House of Independents. James Maddock and Band, Jeffrey Gaines, Chuck Prophet, Anthony D’Amato, Kiyomi Valentine with Lisa Bianco.
1 p.m.: All Together Now: The Music of the Beatles (Acoustic) at Grand School. With Ben Arnold, Richard Barone, Bob Burger, Laura Crisci and Emily Grove.
1 p.m.: Transparent: Danny Clinch Photo Exhibit and Tangiers Blues Band at Asbury Hotel Gallery.
6 p.m.: Bob Benjamin’s Birthday Bash at Paramount Theatre. Artists TBA.
7 p.m.: Full Tilt Boogie at Wonder Bar. Billy Hector Band, Christine Martucci, Colossal Street Jam, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes, Harry Filkin Band, Dawg Whistle (featuring Vini Lopez and Paul Whistler), Sharon Lasher.
7:30 p.m.: Peter Asher: “A Musical Memoir of the ’60s and Beyond” and “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt starring Rita Harvey” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
7:30 p.m.: Light of Day Rock at The Saint. Artists TBA.
8 p.m.: Asbury Underground After Party at House of Independents. American Trappist, Milly, Dentist, Porter & Sayles, Jesse of Accidental Seabirds, The Sunday Blues.
8 p.m.: “In the Soundbooth” at Asbury Hotel. Stringbean & the Stalkers, DJ Music.
8:30 p.m.: Experiment 34, Will Wood and the Tapeworms, The Vaughns at Asbury Park Yacht Club.
10 p.m.: Late Night Live at Langosta Lounge. Taylor Tote Band, Brielle Von Hugel Band, Andy B.AND.

JAN. 15
Noon: Musicians on a Mission at The Saint. Penque-Diomede Band, Downstream, Citizens Band Radio, Nick Ryan Band.
Noon: Kids Rock at Stone Pony. Avery Rose and the Thorns, RadioActive, Stone Bullets, Double A (Aiden and Ashley), Sound of Fury (Amanda Marino), Baelfire, Allie and Tristan, School of Rock, Olivia Howell, Blume, Kat Phunk, Victoria Quartararo, Rock’n Music Academy, Amanda Conti, Rockit.
Noon: Songwriters by the Sea, Boardwalk Crawl #1 at Watermark, Asbury Park. Shannon McNally, Arlan Feiles, Isabella Englert, Adam Masterson, Kent Nicholson, Mary McCrink, Hans Ludviggson, Arlon Bennett, Jesse Terry.
2 p.m.: Sunday, Funky Sunday at Asbury Hotel. Des and the Swagmatics, Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why.
2:45 p.m.: Songwriters by the Sea, Boardwalk Crawl #2 at Langosta Lounge. Karen Mansfield, Bruce Tunkel, Sam Sims, Kyle Ward, Don DiLego, Pat Guadagno, Francis Lombardi.
6 p.m.: Songwriters by the Sea, Boardwalk Crawl #3 at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky, Jesse Malin, Jeffrey Gaines, Chuck Prophet, Anthony D’Amato, Ben Arnold, Emily Grove, Peter Elkas. Hosted by Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla.
7:30 p.m.: Last Note at The Saint. Artists TBA.

JAN. 16
10 a.m.: Goodbye Brunch at McLoone’s Asbury Grille.


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