The Light of Day festival has been announcing new details about the lineups of its shows slowly, over the last several weeks, and most of the lineups are now known.
LaBamba’s Big Band and Friends will headline the main concert, Jan. 13 at the Paramount Theatre.
The festival will begin with a show at Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs, Jan. 5, featuring Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso and others. Willie Nile will be on that bill, too, and will perform at at least three other shows, as well.
The Verve Pipe — known for ’90s hits such as “The Freshmen,” “Villains,” “Photograph” and “Hero” — will be part of the “Asbury Angels Induction” concert at the Stone Pony, Jan. 12. And Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why will present a Prince tribute at House of Independents, Jan. 13.
Here are the shows and the lineups that are currently known. All events are in Asbury Park unless otherwise noted.
I will update this page as more lineups are announced.
8 p.m.: “Light of Day North Jersey” at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair. With Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso, Emily Grove, Isabella Rose, Jon Caspi, Adam Falcon.
7 p.m.: “Light of Day Philadelphia” at The World Cafe, Upstairs, Philadelphia. With Willie Nile & Band, Joe Gruschecky & the Houserockers, Remember Jones, Ben Arnold Band, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan; Jim Boggia, Graham Alexander, John Byrne, Nalani & Sarina, Vini Lopez, Isabella Rose, Lisa Bouchelle.
1 p.m.: “Cover Me: Best of the Jersey Bar Bands” at Stone Pony. With Marc Ribler and Friends (The Best of George Harrison – The Beatles, Bangladesh & Beyond), Eddie Testa, Light My Fire, Soul Cruisers, Guilty Pleasure, Rockinon, Pat Guadagno & Tired Horses.
Time TBA: “Happy Mondays” at Wonder Bar.
7 p.m.: “Light of Day NYC” at The Cutting Room, New York. With Gary U.S. Bonds, Dramarama, Jonny Pi’s Punk Rock Pizzeria, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The King Sings The Boss.
7 p.m.: “Winterfest 2018 Kick-Off” at House of Independents. With Bobby Bandiera’s Tribute to Tom Petty, Dramarama, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan,
The King Sings the Boss.
7 p.m.: “First Note” at The Saint. With Dentist, The Lemats, Zaritza, JAHK.
7 p.m.: “Sandy Mack’s Wonder Jam Deluxe” at Wonder Bar. With Karmic Juggernaut, Waiting on Mongo, Secret Sound, Predator Dub Assassins, Keith Kenny, Joe Miller, Strumberry Pie, Juggling Suns (acoustic), Stu Coogan.
8 p.m.: “Monmouth University’s Blue Hawk Records Presents” at Langosta Lounge. With Vini (Mad Dog) Lopez, Bobby Mahoney and Zack Sandler, Dan Amato & the Sentimental Gentlemen, Ernest, Nicole Govel, Antonio Gonzalez, Olivia Rohlfs.
6 p.m.: “Open Mic” at Wonder Bar.
6:30 p.m.: “Asbury Angels Induction” at Stone Pony. With The Verve Pipe, Willie Nile, Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys, Bobby Mahoney, Laura Crisci, Pat Toner, Bob Polding, Miss Emily, Mad Kings, Peter Hogklint, Mike Rocket.
7 p.m.: “Rock Heavy” at The Saint. With Uncrafted, Everything Falls, Lower the Veil, Dead Fish Handshake, Ropetree, The Walk Arounds.
7:30 p.m.: “Cover Band Night” at Silverball Museum Arcade. With Moroccan Sheepherders, Billy’s Fault, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Tim O’Donohue & TMU Band.
8 p.m.: Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute), Colossal Street Jam, Bitter Crush at House of Independents.
8 p.m.: Albert Lee Band, Bobby Bandiera and Band at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
8:30 p.m.: “Acoustic Carousel” at Langosta Lounge. With Williams Honor, Peter Scherer, Ray Andersen, Colton Kayser, Renee Maskin, Eryn and Matt O’Ree, Paul Whistler, Helen O’Shea, The May Darlings, Sofia Khorosh (SØF), Rick Winowski, George Wirth, Caisy Falzone, Dana Rae, Ashley DeLima, Lauren Patti & Kyle Ward.
9 p.m.: Dark City Strings, Sam Sims Band, Ashley McKinley and an acoustic jam hosted by Bobby Mahoney at Asbury Hotel Soundbooth.
9 p.m.: Cranston Dean Band, Jessie Lee Herdman and American Trappist (featuring Joe Michelini) at Asbury Park Yacht Club.
Noon: “Asbury Blues” at Wonder Bar. Billy Walton Band, Karen Phillips, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, James Dalton, Chuck Lambert, Pam McCoy, Norman Seldin (Fats Domino tribute), Joe Whyte, RB3, String Bean, Papa John Bug & The Jam Band.
Noon: “Women of Song” at The Saint. With Layonne Holmes, Tara Elliott, Maureen McCrink, Rosemary Conte, Jo Wymer, Pam McCoy, Debbie Gangemi.
Noon to 7 p.m.: “Asbury Underground” at various venues.
6 p.m.: “Bob’s Birthday Bash” at Paramount Theatre. LaBamba’s Big Band and Friends (with special guest Gary U.S. Bonds), Willie Nile Band, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, James Maddock & Band, Garland Jeffreys, Remember Jones, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold, Greg Kihn, Luke Elliot, Isabella Rose, Rob Dye.
6:20 p.m.: “Full Tilt Boogie Bash” at Wonder Bar. With Billy Hector, Laura Crisci, Christine Martucci, Colton Kayser, Mike Miz, Slyders, Sharon Lasher, Dawg Whistle, Strumberry Pie.
7 p.m.: Guitar Army with John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson at The Saint.
7 p.m.: Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why (Prince tribute) at House of Independents.
7:30 p.m.: Greg Kihn, Ben Arnold Band at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
8 p.m.: “Women Who Rock” at Asbury Park Yacht Club. With Renee Maskin, Tara Dente, Mack, Pamela Flores, Lauren Patti.
9 p.m.: “Late Night Live” at Langosta Lounge. With The Doughboys.
Noon: “Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl” at Watermark. With Luke Elliot, Rachel Dobson, Arlon Bennett, Hans Ludviggson, David Vargo, Taylor Tote, John Sonntag.
Noon: “Kids Rock” at Stone Pony. With Rockit Music (Count Basie Theatre), Rock’N Music Academy (Middletown), Lakehouse Music (Asbury Park), School of Rock (Red Bank), Sonic Blume, Marel Hidalgo, RadioActive, Radioactive duo, Amanda Conti, Indigo Mane, Calling Avery.
Noon: “Musicians on a Mission” at The Saint. With Ty Mares & the Running Dog Band, Nick Ryan Band, Downstream, The Cucumbers, The Wag.
3 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl” at Langosta Lounge. Bruce Tunkel, Karen Mansfield, Pat Guadagno, Sam Sims, Kyle Ward, Frank Lombardi,
Joshua, Scott Elk.
6 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. With James Maddock, Joe Grushecky, Joe D’Urso, John Easdale, Peter Elkas, Emily Grove, Joe Rapolla, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold.
7:30 p.m.: “Last Note” at The Saint. With Random Test, Funktion.
10:30 a.m.: “Goodbye Brunch” at Robinson Ale House.