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A Look At Light of Day Winterfest 2019

originally published: 12/22/2018

A Look At Light of Day Winterfest 2019

Recently back from shows in Europe, Light of Day Winterfest 2019 is just around the corner.  In addition to shows throughout Asbury Park, shows will also take place in North Jersey, Philadelphia, New York City and Rockland County.  Light of Day, now in its 19th year, not only raise money for the Parkinson’s Foundation, but does much more.

The Light of Day Foundation grants money to organizations which fund specific research initiatives, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation, CurePSP, the Parkinson’s Foundation (formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation), and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. The Light of Day Foundation also supports “boots on the ground” programs designed to help people with these diseases live better lives on a daily basis, including co-sponsored projects with Joan Dancy & PALS, with a mission to help New Jersey residents in nearby Monmouth and Ocean Counties afflicted with ALS by providing a better quality of life for them and their families.

In 2018, Light of Day WinterFest raised over a half million dollars for the fourth straight year, catapulting its 18-year cumulative total past the $5 million mark and L.O.D. Winterfest 1019 is expected to push the total past $5.5 million. 

This fall, the Light of Day Foundation made a $100,000 donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation to launch the Come Out In The Light Of Day educational initiative, a pilot program to be tested in New Jersey for patients who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

The Ventures, Steve Forbert, Albert Lee and Band, Popa Chubby, Willie Nile and Band, Jesse Malin, James Maddock and Band, Jeffrey Gaines, Marc Ribler’s Red, White & Brit Tribute to The Who featuring members of Little Steven’s Disciples of Soul, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, The Weeklings, John Eddie, Remember Jones, Williams Honor, Bruce Tunkel, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, Christine Martucci, Nalani & Sarina, Taylor Tote, Pat Guadagno, and the Billy Walton Band are among the first wave of acts to be announced for Light of Day 2019.

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Here’s a look at a few of the shows we have information on.

Friday, January 11 - LOD “NORTH JERSEY” at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair 

Willie Nile, James Maddock, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor, Joe D’Urso, Jon Caspi, Christine Martucci, Laura Crisci, Rick Winowski

Saturday, January 12 - LOD “PHILADELPHIA,”  at The World Cafe, Downstairs

Willie Nile Band, The Weeklings, Jesse Malin Band, James Maddock Band, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan 

Thursday, January 17 - “WINTERFEST 2019 KICK-OFF” at House of Independents, Asbury Park

Remember Jones, Williams Honor, Johnny Piasano’s Rock ‘n Roll Pizzeria, Marc Ribler’s Red, White & Brit Tribute to The Who featuring Little Steven’s Disciples of Soul members Andy Burton, Jack Daly, and Rich Mercurio 

Friday, January 18 - “ASBURY ANGELS INDUCTION” at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park

The Ventures, The Weeklings, Billy Walton Band, Milly, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Black Flamingoes 

Friday, January 18  - FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE at House of Independents,  Asbury Park

Dramarama, The Grip Weeds, The Easy Outs

 Saturday, January 19 - “FULL TILT BOOGIE BASH” at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park

Popa Chubby, Billy Hector Band, Christine Martucci

Sunday, January 20 - “MUSICIANS ON A MISSION” at The Saint, Asbury Park

Dan Amato & The Sentimental Gentlemen, High Season,  The Extensions, Sonic Blume

The Church To Perform At White Eagle Hall
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --  The Church return to the U.S. this spring for the second leg of the Starfish 30th Anniversary Tour. The band will be celebrating their breakout album Starfish, playing the album in its entirety along with a selection of tracks from their 26 album catalogue. The Starfish Anniversary tour has taken the band across the globe,  to the UK, their native Australia and the first American leg this past fall. On April 16, the tour comes to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.
Kean Stage Presents Jazz Saxophonist David Sanborn
(UNION, NJ) -- Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn will perform with his new quintet at Kean Stage’s Enlow Recital Hall on Sunday, February 10 at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $55-$75.
The Newton Theatre Presents Corey Smith
(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Corey Smith on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00pm. Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles, and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is.
Hanover Wind Symphony to perform 
in Morristown
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) —The Hanover Wind Symphony will perform a special concert entitled And the Trumpets Shall Sound at the Morris Museum on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm.  The concert will feature the Hanover Wind Symphony’s trumpet section, and guest soloist, Michael R. Baker.  The concert is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum, which is on view through Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Mungion To Perform At The Stone Pony
 (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Since their inception in the Spring of 2015, Mungion (pronounced mung-yin) has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the rising stars of the jam scene. The band will open a pair of shows for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on January 24-25.

"He's Withstood the Test of Time" Aaron Neville LIVE! at SOPAC
We’re with a sold-out crowd of music lovers in the lobby of NJ’s South Orange Performing Arts Center this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, waiting for a live concert appearance by soul and R&B singer, Aaron Neville.
Featured Music Video: "Kiss The Bottle" by The Vansaders
Our featured music video of the month is by The Vansaders.
Bongo Boy TV - Issue 55
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine contains the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV.
Makin Waves Record Roundup with Rachel Ana Dobken, Jackson Pines and Bulletproof Belv
Bob Makin takes a look at recent releases by Rachel Ana Dobken, Jackson Pines and Bulletproof Belv.
The Empire Strikes Back in Concert with the NJSO LIVE! at the State Theatre
Some of our favorite childhood memories growing up at the Jersey Shore involved going to our town’s grand old movie palace, The Community Theater, in Toms River. Built with colonial architecture and featuring large white columns in the front, paned glass windows in the lobby, a circular brick walk from the sidewalk to the box office, and a white picket fence which enclosed a lawn and a flower bed, this local gem presented the latest Hollywood films. For kids like us back in the 1960’s, that meant pictures like Mary Poppins, Cinderella, The Love Bug, and Flipper.

Event calendar
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

American Theater Group: Tell Them I’m Still Young @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

Some Girl(s) @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 8:00pm


Josh Gates Live! @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:30pm

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