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Light of Day Winterfest 2024 to Take Place January 12-28

originally published: 11/07/2023

Light of Day Winterfest 2024 to Take Place January 12-28

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Light of Day Foundation has announced WinterFest 2024, the annual music festival taking place throughout January in Asbury Park, Red Bank, Montclair, Philadelphia, New York City and Rockland County. “Bob’s Birthday Bash”, headlined by Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, will take place on Saturday, January 20 at the Count Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre. Performances run from January 12-28, 2024.

Tusk (the world’s #1 tribute to Fleetwood Mac) with very special guest Taylor Simon King (a celebration of three American Troubadours) will also play the Basie Center’s historic stage as part of WinterFest 2024 on Friday, January 12.

Tickets for “Bob’s Birthday Bash” and Tusk with special guests Taylor Simon King (along with various ticket combo packages) go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10:00am ET and will available via theBASIE.org, the Basie Center box office onsite at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank and through Ticketmaster.com.   

Tickets for all other WinterFest 2024 performances go on sale Friday, November 17. For more details on lineups, performances and ticket packages, visit LightofDay.org.

Ticket prices range from $89.50-$425.50 with various multi-tiered packages being offered: “On-Stage All-Access”, “Platinum All-Access”, Gold All-Access”, “Silver All-Access” and “Bronze All-Access.



 
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Max Weinberg, the heartbeat of the E Street Band and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, will bring his Max Weinberg’s Jukebox to WinterFest 2024. A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 300 songs — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits — and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played!  Joining Weinberg on stage will be Light of Day WinterFest favorites Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave, Joe Bellia and Dave Biglin.

Other venues hosting LOD WinterFest 2024 shows include: Asbury Park’s Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, McLoone’s Supper Club, Watermark, Berkeley OceanFront Hotel; Deal’s Axelrod Performing Arts Center; Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair; City Winery in Manhattan and Philadelphia; and Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point, NY.

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

“We are proud to have Light of Day WinterFest return for the 24th year,” said Bob Benjamin, Founder, Light of Day Foundation. “It’s an honor to have some of our favorite musicians come together and commit their time to help rock Asbury Park, Red Bank, Philly and New York throughout January, all for the cause.”

Over the course of 24 years, Light of Day has raised approximately $6.5 million to combat Parkinson’s disease, ALS and PSP. The first official Light of Day concert was held at Asbury Park’s Stone Pony in November 2000 and primarily featured local, unsigned artists.  The critically acclaimed Pittsburgh-based band Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers (managed by Bob Benjamin) headlined the show, which featured a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen, who joined the Houserockers for a raucous, hour-long set.

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.

“It’s that time of year folks! Light of Day WinterFest 2024 is, as we say,’just around the corner!’. For 24 years our small group of caring, thoughtful civilians and passionate, talented musicians have committed themselves to making a difference, galvanized into action by the courage, resilience and determination of our founder Bob Benjamin,” said Tony Pallagrosi, Executive Director, Light of Day Foundation. “For 24 years Light of Day has utilized the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness, to fund research, uncover new, more effective therapeutics, promote education and assist families in a quest to end Parkinson’s disease, ALS and PSP in our lifetime. Once again and until our quest becomes reality, please join us for the music, the friendships, old and new, for the celebration and rededication to our common cause at Light of Day WinterFest 2024.”



 
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Light of Day WinterFest performers have included Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny Lyon, Darlene Love, Michael J. Fox, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Gary U.S. Bonds, Max Weinberg, LaBamba’s Big Band, Jakob Dylan, Ed Kowalczyk, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Willie Nile, Jake Clemons, David Bryan, John Waite, David Bromberg, John Rzeznik, James Maddock, Nicole Atkins, The Smithereens, Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Asher, Joey Molland, Jesse Malin, Garland Jeffries, Joe D’Urso, Lisa Lowell, Mike Peters, Dave Hause, and Pete Yorn.

The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness for 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.


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