Paramount Theatre                                        
Light of Day's "Bob Birthday Bash"
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712


Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Jesse Malin, Low Cut Connie, Steve Forbert and the Renditions, James Maddock, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, and John Eddie and His Dirty Ol' Band will play full band sets and Dean Friedman and Ben Arnold will play acoustically.

Light of Day 2019: Bob’s Birthday Bash

LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST, the annual marquee event in the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation’s global battle to defeat Parkinson’s Disease and the Parkinsonisms – ALS and PSP – through the awesome power of music, today announced that the 19th edition of the 10-day fundraising festival will be held in six cities across three states, Jan. 11-21, 2019.

Over 150 acts will be performing at more than 50 shows in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. Light of Day WinterFest is primarily based in Asbury Park, where the action will occur Jan. 13 and Jan. 17-21. The festival will kick off Jan. 11 in Montclair, NJ, followed by Jan. 12 in Philadelphia and for the first time, Jan. 13 in Stony Point, NY and Jan. 15 in Staten Island, NY. WinterFest returns to New York City Jan. 16. A ticket on-sale announcement is forthcoming.
In 2018, Light of Day WinterFest raised over a half million dollars for the fourth straight year, catapulting its 18-year cumulative total past the 5 million mark. Light of Day WinterFest 2019 is expected to push the 19-year total past $5.5 million. The festival has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of its 18 years, including his most recent appearance, in 2015.

Light of Day WinterFest began as a one-day affair in Asbury Park and is now the culmination of an annual worldwide series of shows. Light of Day Europe, the final event in the series leading up to Light of Day WinterFest each year, is once again taking the Foundation’s global initiative overseas in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease with a holiday run Nov. 29 in Dublin and ending in Dorphof, Germany. Guy Davis, Anthony D’Amato, Joe D’Urso, Jeffrey Gaines, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame former E Street Band drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, and Rob Dye will be joined by other guest musicians during the three-week trek. Together, they’ll perform 17 dates in 11 countries, including multiple cities in England, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Sweden, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, and Denmark.

The Light of Day Foundation regrants money to organizations which fund specific research initiatives, including, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, CurePSP, the Parkinson’s Foundation (formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation), and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. The Light of Day Foundation also supports “boots on the ground” programs designed to help people with these diseases live better lives on a daily basis, including Joan Dancy & PALS, with a mission to help New Jersey residents in nearby Monmouth and Ocean Counties afflicted with ALS by providing a better quality of life for them and their families.