Light of Day in Asbury Park: Bob's Birthday Bash lineup at the Paramount announced

, Asbury Park Press Published 3:03 a.m. ET Jan. 2, 2019 | Updated 6:06 p.m. ET Jan. 2, 2019

Bob Benjamin and Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day in Asbury Park in 2015. Bob Benjamin and Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day in Asbury Park in 2015. (Photo: Jeff Ross)

 

The lineup is set.

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 at the Light of Day's "Bob Birthday Bash" show on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.

The show is the signature event of the Light of Day Winterfest, which runs in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia from Jan. 11 to 21, raising funds in the fight against Parkinson's and related diseases.

The Paramount show traditionally ends with a singing of "Happy Birthday" to Bob Benjamin, the festival founder who has Parkinson's. The Bash's lineup is deep with festival heritage artists, like Nile, Grushecky and D'Urso, who have been steady for the cause over the 19 years the fest has spanned.

The closing weekend starts with Remember Jones; Williams’ Honor; Johnny Piasano's Rock 'n Roll Pizzeria; and Marc Ribler’s Red, White & Brit Tribute to the Who featuring Ribler's fellow Disciples of Soul members Andy Burton, Jack Daly and Rich Mercurio on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the House of Independents on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park.

 

The Ventures, whose instrumental hits include "Walk, Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O," will play the Asbury Angels Induction show Friday, Jan. 18, at the Stone Pony. The Weeklings, Black Flamingos, Billy Walton Band, Milly and Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son are also on the bill of show, which features the revealing of late Asbury Park music scene players and supporters to be enshrined on the boardwalk later in the year.

The Ventures, which were formed in 1958, do not include any original members, but drummer Leon Taylor is the son of long-time drummer Mel Taylor.

The Light of Day action begins with Nile, James Maddock, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor, Joe D’Urso, Jon Caspi, Christine Martucci, Laura Crisci and Rick Winowski on Friday, Jan. 11, at the  Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair.

Overall there's going to be more than 150 music acts playing in the fest. Bruce Springsteen became associated with the Light of Day when he made his festival  debut, unannounced, in 2000 at the Stone Pony. He’s performed, all unannounced, at 11 of 18 Light of Days, the last time being 2015.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly 1 million people in the United States and over 10 million worldwide, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S. 

The Light of Day has generated more than $5 million in the fight against Parkinson’s, PSP, or progressive supranuclear palsy, and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Programs included Boxing for Bob, which is designed to use boxing exercises for the benefit of people with Parkinson’s and related disease. The classes are offered free of charge in several New Jersey gyms stating that they will benefit from the program, funded by the Freehold-based Light of Day  Foundation.

The Asbury Park Press is a title sponsor.

Tickets for the Light of Day are on sale show through www.ticketmaster.com; Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000; and all Ticketmaster outlets. A wide variety of combination ticket packages – as well as single tickets to each show – are available.

Ticket packages for the upcoming Light of Day Winterfest include:

On Stage “All Access” package: $375 – On-stage seating, private on-stage cash bar, laminate, T-Shirt to “Bob’s Birthday Bash,” including pit seats and first 10 rows at the Paramount. Also includes a commemorative Light of Day New Jersey 2019 VIP laminate; a Light of Day New Jersey 2019 T-shirt, and a L’Oreal gift bag worth more than $200, plus admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

More: Light of Day: Boxing for Bob takes on Parkinson's Disease

Platinum “All Access" package: $275 – “Very best” orchestra seats to “Bob’s Birthday Bash,” including pit seats and first 10 rows at the Paramount. Also includes a commemorative Light of Day New Jersey 2019 VIP laminate; a Light of Day New Jersey 2019 T-shirt, and a L’Oreal gift bag worth more than $200, plus admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

Platinum Paramount Only Ticket: $185 – “Bob’s Birthday Bash” reserved seats in first 10 rows, with Light of Day New Jersey 2019 VIP laminate and T-Shirt.

Gold “All Access” package: $225 – “Bob’s Birthday Bash” reserved seats in rows 11 to 16 and the loge, or closer seats on the left and right sides at the Paramount. Also includes admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

Gold Paramount Only Ticket: $135 – Same as Gold “All Access” package except it DOES NOT INCLUDE admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

Silver “All Access” package: $180 - “Bob’s Birthday Bash” reserved mid, rear and lower side orchestra seats at the Paramount, plus admission to all Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events. 

Silver Paramount Only Ticket: $99 – Same as Silver “All Access” package except it DOES NOT INCLUDE admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

Bronze “All Access” package: $140 – “Bob’s Birthday Bash” reserved rear orchestra and lower balcony seats at the Paramount, plus admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events. 

Bronze Paramount Only Ticket: $70 – Same as Bronze “All Access” package except it DOES NOT INCLUDE admission to all other Light of Day Asbury Park 2019 events.

Super Savers: $43 and $33 – Upper balcony seating for “Bob’s Birthday Bash” only. 

The schedule is:

Friday, Jan. 11

LOD “NORTH JERSEY,” Willie Nile, James Maddock, Danielia Cotton, Williams Honor, Joe D’Urso, Jon Caspi, Christine Martucci, Laura Crisci, Rick Winowski, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, 7 p.m. $35 to $75.

Saturday, Jan. 12

LOD “PHILADELPHIA,” Willie Nile Band, Jesse Malin Band, James Maddock Band, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The World Cafe, Downstairs, Philadelphia,  7 p.m. $30 in advance/$35 at the door. 

Sunday, Jan. 13

LOD ALBERT LEE, McLoone’s Supper Club, 21 and over, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $30. 
LOD "COVER ME: BEST OF THE JERSEY BAR BANDS," Best of the Eagles, CSN Songs, Bob Burger’s Tom Petty Tribute, Bell Bottom Blues, Carl Gentry Band , Stone Pony, All Ages, 2 p.m. $18.
LOD “ROCKLAND,” Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D'Urso, David Frye,with Adam Falcon, Arlon Bennett, Over The Line, Anika Bennett Penguin Rep Theatre, Stony Point, N.Y.,  3 p.m. $25.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

LOD "NEW YORK CITY,” Steve Forbert & Band, The Weeklings, John Eddie & His Dirty Old Band, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The Cutting Room, 18 and over, 7 p.m.  $45.

Thursday, Jan. 17

LOD “WINTERFEST 2018 KICK-OFF," Remember Jones; Marc Ribler’s Red, White & Brit Tribute to The Who featuring Little Steven’s Disciples of Soul members Andy Burton, Jack Daly, Rich Mercurio; Williams’ Honor; Johnny Piasano's Rock 'n Roll Pizzeria, House of Independents, 18 and over, 7 p.m. $20 in advance/$25 at the door. 
LOD "FIRST NOTE," The Saint, 18 and over, 6:30 p.m.
The Sensational Soul Crusers, McLoone’s Supper Club, All Ages, dinner 6 p.m./show 8 p.m. $20.
LOD "SANDY MACK's WONDER JAM," Karmic Juggernaut, Kevin Hill, Waiting on Mongo, Peter Tonti, Dogs in a Pile, Strumberry Pie, Cosmic Jerry, Resurrextion, Predator Dub Assassins, Stu Coogan,  Wonder Bar, 21 and over, 7 p.m. $12.
LOD “MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY’S BLUE HAWK RECORDS PRESENTS HALL OF FAME JAM SESSION, with Vini Lopez and Ricky Byrd, Langosta Lounge, All-Ages, 7 p.m. Free.

More: Neil Diamond Parkinson's news strengthens resolve of Jersey Shore's Light of Day

Friday, Jan. 18

LOD "OPEN MIC," hosted by Rob Dye, Wonder Bar, 21 and up, 6 p.m.
LOD "ASBURY ANGELS INDUCTION," The Ventures, The Weeklings, Black Flamingoes, Billy Walton Band, Milly, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Stone Pony, All Ages, 6:30 p.m. $28 to $33. 
LOD “NIGHT OF COVERS,” Silverball Museum, TBA.
LOD "ACOUSTIC CAROUSEL WITH PETER SCHERER," Langosta Lounge, 21 and up, 8 p.m. Free.
LOD "FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE,"  Dramarama, The Grip Weeds, The Easy Outs, House of Independents, All Ages, 8 p.m. $20 advance/$25 at the door. 
LOD "ROCK HEAVY," Kenny K and the Way, Steve Conte NYC, Colossal Street Jam , The Saint, Fri.,18 and up, 8 p.m. $18 in advance/$20 at the door. 
LOD "SLIPPERY WHEN WET," The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band, McLoone’s Supper Club, All Ages, dinner 6 p.m./show 8 p.m.
LOD "SOUND BOOTH," Jackson Pines, Sam Sims Band, The Burns Asbury Hotel, 9 p.m. Free.
LOD Asbury Yacht Club, Little Vicious, Molly Rhythm, Erotic Novels, Rachel Ana Dobken, 10 p.m. Free. 

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Myself and a bunch of other SPLrs have been attending this for years.  Whether or not Bruce makes an appearance is secondary to the cause.  It's a great time with some great live music and it rocks for four straight days, Thursday thru Sunday.  If you've never attended, I urge you to do so.  It's a great cause and you'll have a fabulous time.

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leapoffaithgirl posted:

Anyone have 2 extras to sell?  I missed the onsale date and by the time I remembered, everything was sold out.  Not wanting to go on Stubub as they burned me with U2 tickets.  Thanks in advance.

I've seen them popping up on BTX's seller forum.  Check it out.   They are always at cost over there.

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The SPL Rocks!

 

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Came and took my little girl away!
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leapoffaithgirl posted:

Anyone have 2 extras to sell?  I missed the onsale date and by the time I remembered, everything was sold out.  Not wanting to go on Stubub as they burned me with U2 tickets.  Thanks in advance.

Turns out I have one extra.  A great orchestra seat , all access ( to all shows) ticket, Row M (cost and fees $296.00) my buddy will eat the fees $275.00

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