With a goal of topping last year’s record-breaking $550,000 raised in its ongoing battle against Parkinson’s disease, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2018, presented by the Asbury Park Press, the 18th anniversary edition of the anchor event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation, will bring over 150 music acts to 30 venues Jan. 5-15, 2018 in Asbury Park and Montclair NJ as well as New York City and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 25 at NOON EST.
The bulk of the action will occur at such fabled rock venues as Asbury’s Paramount Theater, the Stone Pony, the Saint, the Wonder Bar, House of Independents and the Asbury Hotel, among others.
Albert Lee, Greg Kihn, Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso/Stone Caravan, Billy Hector, Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show, Bobby Bandiera’s Tom Petty tribute, Jeffrey Gaines, Christine Martucci, Bruce Tunkel, the Slyders, Sandy Mack Allstars, Kyle Ward, Colossal Street Jam, Taylor Tote, and the Billy Walton Band are among the first wave of acts to be announced — more will be announced as the festival approaches.
Light of Day WinterFest has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of the previous 17 years. In his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen revealed that his father suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.
The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 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.
It grew from a birthday party and fundraiser held in 1998 at Red Bank’s Downtown Cafe to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Light of Day shows now take place on three continents, this year including its 11th annual 9-country European tour now through Dec. 11. And for the fourth consecutive year, a Light of Day event was held in Australia over the summer.
A wide variety of combination ticket packages – as well as single tickets to each show – will be available. Ticket prices DO NOT include any fees and/or service/convenience charges. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster outlets.