Roots Music Legend David Bromberg And More Than 100 Artists To Perform At
16 Different Events For The 12th Annual Light Of Day Concert Series,
January 12-16, 2012
Roots music legend David Bromberg will be among the performers at at
Paramount Theatre show on Jan. 14, 2011, that serves as the centerpiece
for the 12th annual Light of Day concert series, now expanded to four-day
weekend of activities in Asbury Park, NJ.
More than 100 artists will play at at least 16 different events to be held
at nine different venues in the city on Jan. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2012,
which promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The Light of Day series of concerts, which also includes performances in
Canada and several countries in Europe, raises money for the ongoing fight
against Parkinson’s disease by supporting research into more effective
treatments and a cure for people who suffer from Parkinson’s and other
degenerative neuromuscular disorders.
Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson and the City Council have proclaimed Jan. 12
to 16th as “Light of Day Week” in Asbury Park, in honor of the concert
series which annually brings several thousand music fans to the city.
Multi-instrumentalist Bromberg is known for his eclectic style, and his
ability to mix blues, folk, country, rock n’roll and jazz into a unique
musical stew. In addition to releasing several solo albums, including
2011’s “Use Me,” Bromberg has performed with a renowned roster of artists,
including Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan and Jerry Jeff Walker. He
co-wrote the song “The Hold-Up” with former Beatle George Harrison.
Harrison made an appearance on Bromberg’s self-titled 1971 album.
Joining Bromberg on the Paramount Theatre bill, which will be hosted once
again by Vincent Pastore, who played Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero on
the HBO show “The Sopranos,” will be long-time Light of Day supporters Joe
Grushecky & the Houserockers, Willie Nile, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan,
Garland Jeffreys and John Eddie. Up and coming group the RockNRoll Chorus
will also perform.
Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
On January 15, 2011, Bruce Springsteen joined his old friend Grushecky and
the Houserockers on stage at the Paramount for a sizzling set that was the
highlight of the 11th annual Light of Day concert series. The show closed
with an emotional rendition of “Thunder Road,” that had the whole audience
singing along. Springsteen also shared the stage with Jesse Malin, Willie
Nile and Alejandro Escovedo during their sets at the Paramount that night
and performed a solo acoustic set before Grushecky and the Houserockers
came onstage. Springsteen has played at eight of the 11 Light of Day
Light of Day’s New Jersey weekend will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 12 at
Asbury Lanes on Fourth Avenue, with a Rock N Bowl-a-Thon that will pair
participants with celebrity bowlers for a night of fun that will also
include lots of music.
Also on Thursday night, The Saint, a legendary original music venue
located at Main Street and Monroe Avenue in Asbury, will host its first
Light of Day event.
On Friday, Jan. 13, Asbury Park’s legendary Stone Pony, the oceanfront
club where Light of Day got its start 11 years ago, will feature a tribute
to the “Asbury Angels,” the musicians and other members of the Asbury Park
music scene who have passed on in recent years. Those being honored
include Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Kevin Kavanaugh, Donnie
Bertleson and John Luraschi.
The concert will be headlined by the Sensational Soul Cruisers, featuring
J.T. Bowen, and will also feature the Nick Clemons Band, Jason Heath and
the Greedy Souls, featuring Jason Federici, Boccigaluple & The Bad Boys
and Jo Bonnano and the Godsons of Soul, along with many other artists.
Light of Day board member Rob Dye will also host an open mic event on
Friday night at the Wonder Bar, located right down the street from the
Pony at the corner of Ocean and Fifth Avenues in Asbury Park, and Asbury
Lanes will have its second Light of Day event.
On Saturday, the 14th, the Light of Day shows start at noon at the Stone
Pony and the Wonder Bar. Performers at the Wonder Bar will include
Stormin’ Norman Seldin with Pam McCoy. There will be music at both venues
from noon to 5 p.m.
A children’s show, featuring family-friendly music, will be held at
McLoone’s Supper Club in the afternoon Saturday.
In addition to the main event at the Paramount Theatre Saturday night, the
Stone Pony will host a country night, The Saint will also host another
night of original music, and Asbury Lanes will hold its third Light of Day
Throughout the weekend, the documentary “Just Around the Corner” will be
shown at the Showroom, an independent movie house on at 708 Cookman Ave.
in Asbury Park. The documentary, produced by Flat Broke Productions,
focuses on Light of Day Foundation founder Bob Benjamin, and how he has
used music in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
Light of Day 11 will wrap up on Sunday, Jan. 15 with three “Songwriters by
the Sea” acoustic singer-songwriter shows at three boardwalk venues: The
Watermark at noon; Langosta Lounge at 3 p.m., and McLoone’s Supper Club at
6 p.m. McLoone’s Supper Club will feature performers on both levels of the
venue. Half-way through the show, in the Light of Day version of musical
chairs, the performers will switch places, so audience members will see
all performers no matter where they are sitting.
Performers at the Sunday acoustic shows will include Pat Guadagno, Jess
Klein, Emily Grove, Christine Martucci, Willie Nile, John Eddie, Joe
D’Urso and Lisa Bianco.
Concert-goers can purchase a Light of Day ticket package to gain admission
to all Light of Day events at one low price. Single tickets will also be
available for individual shows.
Ticket packages include (all seat descriptions are approximate):
Platinum combo package: $250, include pit or “very best” orchestra seats
in the first seven rows at the Paramount. The ticket package includes a
commemorative Light of Day New Jersey 2012 VIP laminate; a Light of Day
New Jersey 2012 t-shirt, and a gift bag worth more than $200, plus
admission to all Light of Day New Jersey 2012 events.
Gold combo package: $175, includes great front orchestra seats in rows 8
to 13 and the loge at the Paramount. The ticket package also includes a
commemorative Light of Day New Jersey 2012 VIP laminate, plus admission to
all Light of Day New Jersey 2012 events.
Silver combo package: $145, includes great mid-orchestra and lower side
orchestra seats at the Paramount. The ticket package also includes
admission to all Light of Day New Jersey 2012 events.
Bronze combo package: $109, includes rear orchestra and lower balcony
seats at the Paramount, plus admission to all other Light of Day New
Jersey 2012 events. The best seats for the dollar!
Individual event ticket prices are:
Paramount Theatre, 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, Saturday, Jan. 14: $175
(first seven rows, including the pit), $125 (rows 8 to 13 and the loge),
$89 (mid-orchestra and lower side orchestra), $69 (rear orchestra and
lower balcony), and Super Saver seats, $39 and $29, in the rear balcony.
Asbury Lanes, 209 Fourth Ave., Thursday, Jan. 12, $15.
The Saint, 601 Main St., Thursday, Jan. 12, $12, 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave., Friday, Jan. 13: $25 in advance, $30 day of
show; all ages, 21 to drink.
Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Ave., Rob Dye’s open mic, Friday, Jan. 13, $10, 21
Wonder Bar, Saturday, Jan. 14: $15, all ages, 21 to drink.
Stone Pony, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14: $15, all ages, 21 to drink.
McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave., children’s show, Sat., Jan. 14,
noon to 3 p.m., $10, all ages.
Stone Pony, Saturday night, Jan. 14 (country show), $20 day of show, all
ages, 21 to drink.
The Saint, Saturday, Jan. 14, $12 day of show, 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
The Showroom, 708 Cookman Ave., “Just Around the Corner…” documentary,
produced by Flat Broke Productions: $10.
Songwriters by the Sea shows, Sunday, Jan. 15. These tickets will be sold
as part of the ticket combo packages, by advance reservations directly
with the venue, or at the door on the day of the show.
Watermark, 800 Ocean Ave., noon to 3 p.m., $15.
Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Ave., 3 to 6 p.m., $15.
McLoone’s Supper Club, 1200 Ocean Ave., 6 to 10 p.m., $15.
Combo tickets save more than $100 on admission to Light of Day New Jersey
2012, and guarantee your seat at Saturday evening’s Paramount Theatre
show. Admission to all other events is on a capacity-dependent,
first-come, first-serve basis.
Tickets went on sale at 10 am, on Saturday, November 5 for the series of
shows, sponsored by the Light of Day Foundation, Inc.
(www.lightofday.org), the Asbury Park Press (www.app.com), Aerosoles
(www.aerosoles.com), Ansell, Grimm & Aaron (www.ansellgrimm.com), ShopRite
(www.ShopRite.com) and CBGB (www.cbgb.com).
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com),
Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets
(including selected Walmart stores), the Stone Pony box office, 913 Ocean
Ave., Asbury Park.
A wide variety of combination ticket packages – as well as single tickets
to each show – will be available.