Last year’s Light of Day festival raised $500,000 for Parkinson’s disease research. This year’s festival, scheduled for Jan. 8-18 — mostly in Asbury Park but also in other New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania locations — is just as ambitious. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon via Ticketmaster.
Performers at the 16th annual edition of LOD will include Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Willie Nile and Band, James Maddock and Band, Jesse Malin and Band, Jill Hennessey, Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, Milly, Marc Ribler & Friends, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Dramarama, the Billy Hector Band, the Beach Nuts, the Billy Walton Band, Bruce Tunkel and The Red House, Garland Jeffreys, Slim Chance and The Gamblers, The Sandy Mack Allstars, and Sonny Kenn.
As usual, Bruce Springsteen is not among the confirmed acts. But keep in mind that he has performed at the main Light of Day concert in 12 of the last 15 years. This year’s main concert takes place Jan. 16 at Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre.
Here is the schedule, with lineups for individual shows to be announced later.
For information, visit lightofday.org.
Shows are in Asbury Park unless otherwise noted.
“LOD Philadelphia” at The World Cafe, Philadelphia.
“LOD North Jersey” at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair.
“Cover Me: Best of the Jersey Bar Bands” at Stone Pony.
“Happy Mondays” at Wonder Bar.
“Laughstock” at Stress Factory, New Brunswick.
“LOD NYC” at The Cutting Room, New York.
“First Note” at The Saint.
Sandy Mack’s Wonder Jam at Wonder Bar.
“Sweet Lil’ Sixteen Kick Off” (all performers have to do a Chuck Berry cover) at House of Independents.
TBA at Langosta Lounge.
“Asbury Angels Induction” at Stone Pony
TBA at House of Independents.
“Rock Heavy” at The Saint.
Open Mic at Wonder Bar.
“100 Years of Broadway” at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
“Late Night Friday” at Langosta Lounge.
TBA at Paramount Theatre
“Main Event” at Paramount Theatre.
“Rock” at The Saint.
TBA at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
“Late Night Saturday” at Langosta Lounge.
TBA at House of Independents.
“Asbury Blues,” noon at Wonder Bar.
“Ful Tilt Boogie Bash,” 7 p.m. at Wonder Bar.
“Asbury Underground” crawl in downtown Asbury Park.
“Songwriters by the Sea Boardwalk Crawl” at Watermark, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.
“Kids’ Rock” at Stone Pony.
“Musicians on a Mission,” noon at The Saint.
“Last Note,” 7:30 p.m. at The Saint.
“Goodbye Brunch” at Toast.
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