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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.

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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