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Light of Day WinterFest 2016
Preview: Part 1

By Gary Wien

originally published: 12/22/2015

Light of Day WinterFest 2016 Preview: Part 1Light of Day returns to the tri-state area with shows in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.  These shows feature incredible artists performing for a good cause -- to use the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses such as PSP and ALS within our lifetime.

Here’s a look at some of the artists and can’t miss shows for Light of Day WinterFest 2016.  Since it’s likely you’ll only be able to hit one venue at a time, we’re highlighting our favorite place to be for each night of Light of Day.

Please be generous and donate to the Light of Day Foundation to help bring about a cure sooner than later.

Friday, January 8 at 7:00pm -  World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Light of Day heads into Philadelphia for the first time with a show featuring Ben Arnold, Rob Hyman, Willie Nile, Mutlu, Blake

Morgan, Lisa Bouchelle and more. 

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Saturday, January 9  at 8:00pm — Outpost In The Burbs

67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ

A night of great songwriters including Willie Nile, John Easdale and Peter Wood (from Dramarama), Jill Hennessy, Richard Barone, Joe D’Urso, Chrissi Poland, and Loretta Hagen.


Sunday, January 10 at 1:00pm -  The Stone Pony

913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Light of Day presents a show of cover bands, including Cats On A Smooth Surface featuring Bobby Bandiera.  This was the band Bruce Springsteen used to jam with.  The event also features performances by Big Pink - One Last Waltz, The Best Of The Eagles, Brian Kirk & the Jirks, So Watt, The Motor City Revue, and NRG.


Monday, January 12 at 8:00pm -  Wonder Bar

5th Avenue & Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

Happy Mondays comes to Light of Day with a lineup featuring Thomas Wesley Stern, The Villanelles, and These Mockingbirds - a great way to kick off a full week of music!


Wednesday, January 13 at 6:00pm -  The Cutting Room

44 E 2nd Street, New York, NY

Light of Day returns to New York City with a lineup that includes Willie Nile & Band, Dramarama, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan, and the Gary Douglas Band.


Gary Wien has been covering the arts since 2001 and has had work published with Jersey Arts, Elmore Magazine, Princeton Magazine, Backstreets and other publications. He is a three-time winner of the Asbury Music Award for Top Music Journalist and the author of Beyond the Palace (the first book on the history of rock and roll in Asbury Park) and Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 by New Jersey Artists. In addition, he runs New Jersey Stage and the online radio station The Penguin Rocks. He can be contacted at

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