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. Willie Nile, Jill Hennessy, James Maddock, Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger (from The Weeklings), Joe D’Urso, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor, Emily Grove, Rick Winowski.
8 p.m.: Light of Day Philadelphia at City Winery Philadelphia. With Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, James Maddock, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan.
1:30 p.m.: “Cover Me” at Stone Pony. With Almost U2, Moroccan Sheepherders, Bob Burger & Friends (performing the music of Elvis Costello), Experience Janis with CC Coletti, JoBonanno’s Spirit of Asbury Revue, the Carl Gentry Band, Kyle Ward and Aaron Ward, and Stella Mrowicki.
3 p.m.: Light of Day Rockland at Penguin Rep Theatre, Stony Point, N.Y. With Joe D’Urso, Adam Falcon, Guy Davis, Alice Leon, Arlon Bennett, Caleb Caming, Over the Line, Dave Frye.
6:45 p.m.: Light of Day New York at Cutting Room. With Willie Nile, Hollis Brown, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jeff Slate.
6:30 p.m.: “Badlands Kick-Off” at House of Independents. With Marc Ribler & Friends (Rolling Stones tribute), Willie Nile, Williams Honor, Colossal Street Jam, Vendetta Rose.
7:15 p.m. 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.
7:20 p.m. p.m.: Monmouth University’s Blue Hawk Records Presents at Langosta Lounge. With Vini “Maddog” Lopez, Dan Amato & The Sentimental Gentlemen, Jarod Clemons, Bryan and Alexa Haring, Max Adolf and Francesca Fuentes, Ross Owen & the Tribe, Dillon Schindler, Kelli Faith, Delaney Rivera, Vianna Rose.
7:30 p.m.: “First Note” at The Saint. With Foes of Fern, Smooch, Natalie Farrell, New Narratives, 8 Break Plans.
7 p.m.: Remember Jones’ “Tommy” at Paramount Theatre.
7 p.m.: “Asbury Angels” at Stone Pony. With The Weeklings (album release party), Hollis Brown, James Maddock Band, Ben Arnold, The Anderson Council, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Hans Ludvigsson, Miss Emily, Gary Tripps, Peter Högklint.
7 p.m.: “Friday Night Live” at House of Independents. With Dramarama, The Bongos, The Grip Weeds.
7 p.m.: “A Night of Covers” at Silverball Museum. With Kenny K and the Way, Kevin Mulvany & Friends, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, White Lightning.
7 p.m.: “Songwriters Night” at Blue Bar at Berkeley Hotel. With Peter Elkas, Jackson Pines, Dave Vargo, Joe Petillo, Jerzy Jung, Jenny Cat.
7 p.m.: Open Mic at Wonder Bar.
7:30 p.m.: “Rock Heavy” at The Saint. With Pierced, The J.A.C.K.S., Tonal Crush, Blood Red Roses.
8 p.m.: Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
8 p.m.: “Acoustic Carousel” at Langosta Lounge. Hosted by Peter Scherer. With Dentist, Ryan Gregg, Marc Muller, Paul Whistler, Williams Honor, Ray Andersen, Mark Sunshine, Keith Roth, Cranston Dean, Cara Smith, Rob Tanico, Chris Mardini, Rick Barth, Pete Mancini, Michael Brett, Gregory Schwartz.
9 p.m.: Soundbooth at The Asbury. With Oh, Elis, Brother Andrew, Lowlight.
9 p.m.: “Friday at the Club” at Asbury Park Yacht Club. With Stringbean & The Boardwalk Social Club.
Noon: “Women of Song” at The Saint. With Christine Martucci, Strumberry Pie, Mary McCrink, Pam McCoy, Lisa Bouchelle, Jo Wymer.
12:30 p.m.: “Asbury Blues” at Wonder Bar. With Billy Walton Band, JoBonanno & The Godsons of Soul, The Wonderful Winos, Norman Seldin, RB3, JT Bowen, Poppa John Bug, Sharon Lasher, Chuck Lambert, Pam McCoy, Miss Emily, Mary McCrink, James Dalton.
1 p.m.: “All Together Now: The Beatles Acoustic” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. With Bob Burger (host), Richard Barone, Ben Arnold, Adam Ezra, Quincy Mumford, JD’s Acoustic Excursion.
1-6:30 p.m.: “Asbury Underground Music Crawl.” Quincy Mumford, Chris Brown, Taylor Tote, Bobby Mahoney, Doug Zambon, Rachel Ana Dobken, Colton Kayser, Tara Dente, Frank Lombardi, Sheli Monacchio, Tommy Strazza, Cranston Dean, Paul Rosevear, Tony Tedesco, Ken Shane, Geena, Stringbean, Avery Mandeville, Julian Fulton and others at various locations.
2 p.m.: “LOD Rock” at Blue Bar at Berkeley Hotel. Tom Kanach Band, Jon Caspi & the First Gun, Mike Rocket & the Stars, Hot Takeout Band.
6 p.m.: “Bob’s Birthday Bash” at Paramount Theatre. With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, James Maddock, Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys, Williams Honor, Danielia Cotton, Ben Arnold, Brian Dunne, Miss Emily, Matt Jaffe.
7 p.m.: “Full Tilt Boogie” at Wonder Bar. With Billy Hector Band, Adam Ezra, Christine Martucci, Peter V Blues Train, Rick Winowski, Gary Wright, Michael Askin, Sandy Mack and Mike Flynn.
7:30 p.m.: “LOD Rock” at The Saint. With The Morgan Freemasons, Tedesco’s Bittersweet 8-Ball, Lou Montesano & Jeremy Korpas, That’s How They Get Ya.
9 p.m.: “Langosta Live” at Langosta Lounge. With Mamadrama, Bottled Blonde, Spinning Bad.
9 p.m.: Soundbooth at Asbury Hotel. With Carl London Band, Katherine Quintana, Moonwater.
9 p.m.: “Saturday at the Club” at Asbury Park Yacht Club. With Cranston Dean, Frank Lombardi.
9 a.m.: “Springsteen on Sunday Live” with Tom Cunningham, at Anchor’s Bend.
11:30 a.m.: “Cafe Artiste” at Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove. With Samantha Louise and Will Ruland, Hughie Glass, Gerry Hazel, Jim Crawford, Helen O’Shea, Kyler St. Phard, Kevin John Allen, Black Light Medusa, Genevieve, Bob Linton and Danielle Fiorello, Cara Lia Miller, Shotgun Bill, Michael Baine, Mary Ann Conway.
Noon: “Remembering Harry Chapin” at Paramount Theatre. With singer-guitarist John McMenamin, Harry Chapin Band members Howard Fields (drums) and John Wallace (bass, vocals), guitarist Robert DeVitis, keyboardist John Gebhart and cellist Genevieve Brogdon.
12:15: “Kids Rock” at Stone Pony. With Indigo Mane, Lauren Gill, Sunsets From Jupiter, Jake Ryan, So Far Under, School of Rock Red Bank, The Nobodies, Rock’n Music Academy, Rockit (performing The Beatles: Solo Years), Ham by the Pound, Ezra Caspi, Ross Owen, Julia Fleming, Evan Rotella, Double A, Jake Thistle, Matt Levine.
12:30 p.m.: Best of The Eagles (Eagles tribute), Miss Emily, Bob Polding Band at Asbury Lanes.
12:30 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl, No. 1” at Watermark. With Adam Ezra, Mary McCrink, Taylor Tote, Hans Ludvigsson, Kent Nicholson, Peter Högklint, Matt Jaffe, Arlon Bennett.
1 p.m.: Blue Bar at Berkeley Hotel. Xol Azul, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, Somewhat Relative, Virago.
1:15 p.m.: “Musicians on a Mission” at The Saint. With Tommy B & The Deep Sea, Jake Tavil & Indigo Soul, Calabrese/Swerlin Band, Connor Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band, We’re Ghosts Now.
3 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl, No. 2” at Langosta Lounge. With Pat Guadagno, Brian Dunne, Bruce Tunkel, Lisa Bouchelle, CC Coletti & Anthony Krizan, Tess Cameron, Scott & Kyle, Stella Mrowicki.
4 p.m.: Chameleonize, Soundswell at Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery.
6 p.m.: “Songwriters by the Sea 3” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club. With Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Joe Rapolla, Peter Elkas, Danielia Cotton, Anthony Krizan, Joe D’Urso, Miss Emily, Vini Lopez, James Maddock, Quincy Mumford, Ben Arold, Matt Jaffe.
7:30 p.m.: “Last Note” at The Saint. With The Shady Street Show Band, Inflatable Head, Ian Gray Presents!
11 a.m.: Goodbye Brunch at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
2:50 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.
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