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Light of Day WinterFest 2016
Preview: Part 2

By Gary Wien

originally published: 12/22/2015

Light of Day WinterFest 2016 Preview: Part 2Light 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 our second part of 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.  For the first part of our preview click here.

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

Thursday, January 14 at 6:00pm -  House of Independents

572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

The official “LOD Winterfest Sweet Little Sixteen Kickoff” show includes Willie Nile & Band, Dramarama, The Weeklings, Jill Hennessey Band, and the Billy Walton Band.  To highlight the theme, each band will play their favorite Chuck Berry tune!



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Friday, January 15 at 8:00pm - Langosta Lounge

1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Friday night has great shows at House of Independents, The Stone Pony, and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club but we’re going with this amazing display of local talent.  Expect short sets from Jerzy Jung, George Wirth, Steven Delopoulos, Mimi Cross, Ray Anderson, Rick Barry, Keith & Lindsey McCarthy, Cranston Dean, The May Darlings, Karen Mansfield, James Dalton, Danny White, Jenny Pilots, Joe Harvard, Pete Scherer and more!

 

Saturday, January 16 at 12:00pm - Wonder Bar

5th Avenue & Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

An early start lets you take in two venues on Saturday.  Start the day at the Wonder Bar where you’ll see artists like Christine Martucci, Jobonanno & the Godsons of Soul, Slim Chance and the Gamblers, Norman Seldin Allstars, Dawg Whistle, RB3, Cigar Box Stompers, Stringbean, James Dalton, Gary Cavico, Miss Emily, and more.

 

Saturday, January 16 at 7:00pm - The Saint

601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ

Head across town to Main Street and catch a great show at The Saint featuring New Jersey’s blues legend, Billy Hector.  The lineup also includes Stolen Rhodes, Colossal Street Jam, Bob Polding Band, and Hankandbezzy.

 

Sunday, January 17 at 12:00pm - The Saint

601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ

Musicians On A Mission (MOAM) curates a great afternoon of music including Deal Casino, Accidental Seabirds, Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, Justina & Alina and Me & Bobby D.  And come back at 7:30pm for Light of Day’s “Last Note” ending party.





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Light of Day's Main Event To Be Broadcast Live at McLoone's Supper Club
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- If you couldn't get tickets for the fabled "main event" of the 2019 Light of Day Winterfest, you have another chance see the show.  For the first time in the 19-year history of the festival, the "main event", the star-studded “Bob’s Birthday Bash” on January 19th (a show that has long sold out), will be broadcast live via fiber optic cable at McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park.
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts To Hold Winter Open House On January 27
(BERKELEY HEIGHTS) -- Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Winter Open House on Sunday, January 27 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens To Perform At Count Basie Center For The Arts
(RED BANK, NJ) -- Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring duos, will hit the road this March for their first ever tour performing as a duo: Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged. The Billy Idol/Steve Stevens tour comes to The Count Basie Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 4th.
McDonald's Gospelfest To Celebrate The Life of Aretha Franklin With Return to Prudential Center
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The 37th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 11 for the gospel event of the year. This year's event will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin with an All-Star cast. The 5:00pm to 7:00pm portion of the evening will feature a rising stars competition for all ages and cultures in categories including Soloists, Choirs, Praise Dancers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. The gospel concert, beginning at 7:00pm, will feature some of the most renowned gospel artists in music history with the goal of spreading love, peace and joy to all races, nationalities and beliefs.
Bickford Theatre Presents Herb Gardner's Groundhog Jam
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The great Groundhog Jam has a long history of prying jazz fans out of their warm burrows and into the chill of February weather in order to welcome the advent of spring.  The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum continues a tradition of hosting this event on Monday, February 4 at 7:30pm. Herb Gardner, who plays both trombone and piano, is assembling a stellar group of musicians from the New York, New Jersey, and New England areas including: Fred Vigorito on cornet, Joe Licari on clarinet, James Chirilloon guitar, Mike Weatherly on bass and Robbie Scott on drums.  Daughters Abbie and Sarah Gardner will be handling the vocals and guitar.


Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes At Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme
This coming Sunday, January 20, Scott Wolfson and his band will be serving up their unique blend of Americana at the Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme series at Investors Bank Theater in Succasunna, New Jersey. The band – Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes – formed in Jersey City in 2011, and, even though the members have migrated in various directions since then, they still consider themselves to be a Jersey City band.
"He Totally Wowed Us!" John Oates LIVE! at SOPAC
It’s brisk for an evening walk on South Orange Ave. in South Orange, NJ, this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 evening, but it’s a good road to follow as it leads us directly to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) for a special performance by singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Oates and his backup group, The Good Road Band.
“Tons of Fun!” The Glenn Miller Orchestra LIVE! at the Grunin Center
Although Friday, December 21, 2018 is the shortest day of the year, the audience of big band music lovers here at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts is hoping for a long evening of classic swing and holiday tunes performed by the incomparable Glenn Miller Orchestra!
Mike Davis and The New Wonders
Mike Davis traces his love for the trumpet back to a Disney movie. He grew up in a musical family, with both his parents playing strings in the Seattle Symphony. But Davis wanted an instrument of his own. Then, at age 9, he saw “The Aristocats,” the animated film about a bunch of French felines — including a group of jazz-playing alley cats.
Ana Gasteyer's "Holiday Tipple" LIVE! at the Grunin Center
The Grunin Center stage in Toms River, NJ is set this Saturday, December 15, 2018 with drums, a grand piano, a guitar, an acoustic bass, and various microphones for vocals. A stool and several microphone stands are bedazzled with colorful garlands of shiny red, gold, and green, and wrapped gifts are strewn on stage among the instruments. Projected white snowflakes adorn the walls, and Christmas music plays as patrons enter the theater to put everyone in the mood for tonight’s holiday show — Ana Gastayer’s Holiday Tipple!










Event calendar
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019


MUSIC


Open Mic Night! @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 7:30pm


THEATRE

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


KIDS

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:00pm

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