Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Light of Day festival, but many details are yet to be announced. Traditionally, they are not all announced together, but come out, bit by bit, in the weeks leading up to the festival. So I’ve decided to keep, here, a schedule of the Jan. 10-20 festival, and update it whenever possible.
So here is the schedule, with as much detail as currently possible, and ticket links. Many more shows, of course, will eventually be added.
For more information, visit lightofday.org.
All shows are in Asbury Park unless otherwise noted.
8 p.m.: Light of Day North Jersey at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair. Headline set: Willie Nile, Jill Hennessy, James Maddock, Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger (from The Weeklings), Joe D’Urso. Opening set: Williams Honor, Emily Grove, Rick Winowski.
8 p.m.: Light of Day Philadelphia at City Winery Philadelphia. With Willie Nile, James Maddock, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, others.
1 p.m.: “Cover Me” at Stone Pony. Artists TBA.
7 p.m.: “Sandy Mack’s Wonder Jam” at Wonder Bar. Artists With Dogs in a Pile, Waiting on Mongo, Secret Sound, Cosmic Jerry Band, Fungkshui, Nicole Possin & Pete Tonti, Deseree Spinks & Jimmy Farkas, Strumberry Pie, Lindsey DeSena & Zack Loria, ResX Unplugged.
6:30 p.m.: Remember Jones’ “Tommy” at Paramount Theatre.
7 p.m.: “Asbury Angels” at Stone Pony. With The Weeklings, John Eddie & His Dirty Ole Band, Hollis Brown, The Anderson Council, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Freddy & The Phantoms.
Noon: “Full Tilt Boogie and Blues, Part 1” at Wonder Bar. Artists TBA.
Noon: “Asbury Underground Music Crawl.” Various locations. Artists TBA.
6 p.m.: “Bob’s Birthday Bash” at Paramount Theatre. Artists TBA.
7 p.m.: “Full Tilt Boogie and Blues, Part 2” at Wonder Bar. Artists TBA.
Noon: “Remembering Harry Chapin” at Paramount Theatre. Artists TBA.
Noon: “Kids Rock” at Stone Pony. Artists TBA.
Noon: “Musicians on a Mission” at The Saint. With We’re Ghosts Now, Connor Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band, Calabrese/Swerlin Band, Jake Tavill & Indigo Soul, Tommy B & The Deep Blue Sea.
6 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea 3” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. With Willie Nile, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Vini Lopez, Joe Grushecky, Anthony Krizan, Danielia Cotton, Joe D’Urso, Peter Elkas, Miss Emily, Joe Rapolla, Quincy Mumford.
2:30 p.m.: “After-Fest Matinee” with Steve Forbert & the New Renditions at House of Independents. Show will include Forbert’s 1979 Jackrabbit Slim album in its entirety. (Tickets on sale Nov. 22 at noon.)
In addition to the artists and events above, the following are confirmed, with more details to come: Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Jesse Malin, Guy Davis, Anthony Krizan, Best of the Eagles, Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway,” Billy Hector Band, Billy Walton Band, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Jeffrey Gaines and Ben Arnold, plus Downtown Asbury Underground shows, Monmouth University’s Blue Hawk Records Presents, Acoustic Carousel with former Mr. Reality lead singer Peter Scherer, Bobby Mahoney’s Couch Concerts at The Asbury, and the Songwriters By the Sea Boardwalk Crawl.
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