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LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2023 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE & LINEUPS

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LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2023 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE & LINEUPS

Tickets On Sale For Music Festival Taking Place January 7-20 to bring over 100 artists to 14 venues to Battle Parkinson’s Disease, ALS and PSP

John Waite To Join Light of Day favorites Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso, Jesse Malin, Tangiers Blues Band w/ Danny Clinch, Miss Emily, Dave Hause & the Mermaid, The Weeklings, Jill Hennessy, Grammy-nominated artist Guy Davis and many more

ASBURY PARK, NJ (December 9, 2022) – The Light of Day Foundation has announced WinterFest 2023, the annual music festival taking place January 7-20 in Asbury Park, Red Bank, Montclair, New York City and Philadelphia.

Tickets can be purchased for all shows individually, including Bob’s Birthday Bash (events in Montclair, New York City and Philadelphia are not included in any of the All-Access packages). For more details on lineups, performances ticket packages, and shows with Free Admission, go to the Light of Day website events page.

John Waite has released 10 studio albums as a solo artist and his 1984 single “Missing You” reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and top-10 on the UK Singles Chart.  Waite was also the lead vocalist for bands Bad English and The Babys. Waite is the subject of a new documentary titled John Waite – The Hard Way, a reflection of his storied five-decade career.

All performances and events will raise money and awareness for its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

Over the course of 23 years, Light of Day has utilized the awesome power of music to raise approximately $6.2 Million to combat Parkinson’s disease, ALS and PSP. Light of Day has grown from a one-day event into a multi-day festival in the metropolitan area. More significantly, Light of Day has expanded into an internationally recognized tour, through a true grassroots effort of musicians, music fans and benefactors. Light of Day shows have taken place around the world on three continents, with shows in Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Australia. Portions of the proceeds from each show are donated to a local Parkinson’s organization.

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Schedule (more events expected to be added):

Saturday, January 7

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Philadelphia

Lineup: The Weeklings and Ben Arnold

World Café Live

Philadelphia, PA

7:00pm

worldcafelive.com

 

Wednesday, January 11

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Clarence Clemons Birthday Tribute

Lineup: Jarod Clemons & Band, Glenn Alexander and Shadowland, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines and Jeff Slate with Band.

City Winery Loft NYC

Show time:

New York, NY

7:00 pm

citywinery.com/newyork

 

Thursday, January 12

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Kickoff

Lineup: Steve Forbert, Williams Honor, James Maddock, Fantastic Cat, Adam Ezra Band and Lisa Bouchelle and The Bleu

Asbury Lanes

Show time:

Asbury Park, NJ

6:55pm

Asburylanes.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Sandy Mack’s WonderJam Deluxe

Lineup: Best bands and performers of NJ’s Jam Scene

The Wonder Bar

Show time:

Asbury Park, NJ

7:15pm

Wonderbarasburypark.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Bluehawk Records Showcase

Langosta Lounge

Asbury Park, NJ

8:00pm

Free Admission

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Open Mic

The Sound Booth at The Asbury Hotel

Asbury Park, NJ

7:00pm

www.theasburyhotel.com

 

Friday, January 13

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Friday Night at The Wonder Bar

Lineup: Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Weeklings, Bobby Mahoney & Seventh Son and The Wag

The Wonder Bar

Asbury Park, NJ

6:55pm

Wonderbarasburypark.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Asbury Park Yacht Club

Lineup: Stringbean & The Boardwalk Social Club

Asbury Park Yacht Club

Asbury Park, NJ

8;00pm

Apyachtclub.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Asbury Angels Induction

Lineup: Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Willie Nile, Tangiers Blues Band, Miss Emily, Jarod Clemons, Kulick, Adam Ezra, Ben Arnold, Evan Rotella and Ian Seaholm

The Stone Pony

Asbury Park, NJ

6:55pm

Stoneponyonline.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Acoustic Carousel

Lineup: Pete Scherer, Cara Smith, Alex English, Chelsea Palerno, Paul Whistler, Quincy Mumford, Ryan Gregg, Joshua Mark, Lilly Marshall, Renee Maskin, Mojo Hand and Sunlight

Langosta Lounge

Asbury Park, NJ

8:00pm

Langostalounge.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Silverball Night of Covers

Lineup: Joe D’ Urso & Stone Caravan, Dead Air, Kenny K, Me and Bobby D and Freddy & The Phantoms

Silverball Museum Arcade

Asbury Park, NJ

7:30pm

Silverballmuseum.com/Asbury-park

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Friday Night at the Supper Club

Lineup: Legendary guitarist Albert Lee and The Billy Hector Band

Tim McLoones Supper Club

Asbury Park, NJ

7:30pm

Timmcloonessupperclub.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Best of National Touring Tribute Bands

Lineup: TUSK (Ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac) and Late For The Sky (Celebrating the music of Jackson Browne)

Count Basie Center for the Arts

Red Bank, NJ

7:30pm

theBasie.org

 

Saturday, January 14

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Bob’s Birthday Bash – The Main Event

Lineup: John Waite, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Dave Hause, Jesse Malin, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso, Jill Hennessy, Williams Honor, Fantastic Cat and more

Count Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre

Red Bank, NJ

6:30pm

theBasie.org

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Asbury Blues

Lineup: Billy Walton Band, Norman Seldin Band, Jobonanno & Godsons of Soul, Peter V Blues Train, Indigo Mane, Pam McCoy, Ian Seaholm, Boccigalupe & the Badboys

The Wonder Bar

Asbury Park, NJ

12:30pm

Wonderbarasburypark.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 All Together Now (The Beatles Acoustic)

Lineup: Bob Burger, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Adam Ezra, Emily Grove, Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy/Ron Haney, John Kasun and Ben Arnold

12:30pm

Venue TBA

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Songwriters in the Round

Lineup: Hosted by Johnny Grushecky, Bobby Mahoney and Zack Sandler

Transparent Clinch Gallery

Asbury Park, NJ

12:00pm

Transparentclinchgallery.com

 

Sunday, January 15

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Cover Me

Lineup: Marc Ribler’s Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Bob Burger & The Red Shoes (Elvis Costello), Eddie Testa Band , The One Hit Wonders and more

The Wonder Bar

Asbury Park, NJ

1:30pm

Wonderbarasburypark.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Next Generation

Lineup: Rockit, Double A, Jake Ryan Band, Maddie, Rock’n Music Academy, Green Planet Band, Atomic Battery, School of Rock and more

The Stone Pony

Asbury Park, NJ

12:15pm

StonePonyOnline.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Songwriters By The Sea I

Lineup: Stella Mrowicki, Jake Mathison, Mary McCrink, Joe Alton Miller, Chuck DeBryan, Sean Tobin, Arlon Bennett and more

Watermark

Asbury Park, NJ

12:15pm

watermarkap.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Songwriters By The Sea II

Lineup: Nick Ryan, Dave Vargo, Jeffrey Campbell, Gerry Perlinski, Victoria Taylor, Kyle Ward, Jake Thistle, Taylor Tote, Arlan Feiles, Tess Cameron and Jeff Slate

Langosta Lounge

Asbury Park, NJ

3:00pm

langostalounge.com

 

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Songwriters By The Sea III

Lineup: Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, James Maddock, Marc Ribler, Jeffrey Gaines, Miss Emily, Ben Arnold, Joe D’Urso, Lisa Bouchelle, Joe Rapolla, Glenn Alexander & Oria Aspen, Fantastic Cat, Emily Grove and Christine Martucci.

Tim McLoone’s Supper Club

Asbury Park, NJ

6:15pm

timmcloonessupperclub.com

 

Friday, January 20

Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Songwriters In The Round

Lineup: Willie Nile, Guy Davis, Jill Hennessy, Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso, Daniella Cotton, Jake Thistle, Rick Winowski, Williams Honor and Jon Caspi

Outpost In The Burbs

Montclair, NJ

8:00pm

outpostintheburbs.org

 

(Schedule and lineups subject to change.)

 

ABOUT THE LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION

The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), within our lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from those diseases, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life. Gifts to the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc.'s Federal ID # is 20-1560386. Light of Day - the concerts and the organization - grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996.

For media inquiries, please contact Sammy Steinlight at sammy@steinlightmedia.com or (917) 750-8747

 

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Utilizing the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in our continuing battle
to defeat Parkinson's disease and its related illnesses, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and
PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.