Virtual benefit for Asbury Park Dinner Table to feature Rzeznik, Grushecky, Babjak, more

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Producers of the annual Light of Day festival have organized a virtual fundraiser for the Asbury Park Dinner Table organization, Nov. 22 at 11:15 a.m.

Performers will include Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Jim Babjak of The Smithereens, The Weeklings, Richard Barone of The Bongos, John Easdale of Dramarama, James Maddock, Ben Arnold, Danielia Cotton, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Williams Honor, Matt and Eryn O’Ree, Billy Hector, Lisa Bouchelle, Emily Grove, Bobby Mahoney, Brian Dunne, Scott Elk & Kyle Ward, and Peter Elkas.

Each of the 19 acts will perform one song.

The event will be shown on Light of Day’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, as well as at

Asbury Park Dinner Table supports local restaurants and those experiencing hunger in the community. Money raised by APDT is spent at local eateries to purchase meals for families in need.

“The Asbury Park Dinner Table is honored to have the Light of Day Foundation ‘shine a light’ on us as we now face the Winter months, which normally are stark in Asbury Park, but now are at a crisis stage with the addition of the pandemic,” said APDT co-founder Allison Kolarik in a press release. “We also thank and appreciate the artists donating their time and talent to this concert fundraiser in the Asbury Park community spirit that many of us know is something very special.”


Since launching in September 2014,, a 501(c)(3) organization, has become one of the most important media outlets for the Garden State arts scene. And it has always offered its content without a subscription fee, or a paywall. Its continued existence depends on support from members of that scene, and the state’s arts lovers. Please consider making a contribution of any amount to via PayPal, or by sending a check made out to to 11 Skytop Terrace, Montclair, NJ 07043.


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