Courtesy of Light of Day FoundationThe Light of Day Winterfest 2017, a series of concerts and other music-related events held to raise money to fight Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses, kicks off today, January 6, and runs through January 16. Most of the events will take place at several venues in Asbury Park, New Jersey, with select other shows lined up in other New Jersey towns, as well as New York City and Philadelphia.
Among the well-known music artists performing at the various shows are Peter & Gordon singer and famed producer Peter Asher, Badfinger‘s Joey Molland, veteran British session guitarist Albert Lee, E Street Band sax player Jake Clemons, The Hooters‘ Eric Bazilian, and frequent Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky and his band The House Rockers.
Lee and Asher will be performing at McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park on January 13 and 14, respectively. Molland and his group The RAZ Band and Grushecky and the House Rockers are on the bill of the annual Asbury Angels Induction Show, scheduled for January 13 at Asbury Park’s famous Stone Pony. Clemons will take part in a special January 11 show at The Cutting Room in New York City that will celebrate the life and birthday of his late uncle, Clarence Clemons. Bazilian is part of the bill of a January 7 event in Philadelphia dubbed Songwriters Up Close & Personal.
Meanwhile, although he is not listed as one of the festival’s performers, Springsteen traditionally makes one or more surprise appearances at shows held during the event.
The festival supports the Light of Day Foundation, which helps fund research into improving treatment of and finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses.
Visit LightofDay.org to check out a full schedule of the festival’s event.
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