The Light of Day Festival has been bringing incredible acts to Asbury Park and the surrounding areas since 2000, all while raising money for Parkinson's Disease and ALS research.

Local and unsigned artists are often joined by surprise guests - people like Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Jakob Dylan, John Rzeznik, Ed Kowalcyzk, Darlene Love and many more.

Starting tonight and running through the 15th, there is a huge list of performances at venues all across the shore. Tickets and info for all events can be found here.


NEW YORK CITY – Gary U.S. Bonds, Dramarama, Johnny Pi’s Punk Rock Pizzeria, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The King Sings The Boss -The Cutting Room, 18+, 7pm, $75 VIP Reserved Seating, $45 GA Reserved Seating, $25 GA Standing


FIRST NOTE – The Double Negatives, Dentist, Lemats, Zaritza, JAHK, Special Mats,The Saint, 18+, 7pm, $8adv/$12dos

SANDY MACK's WONDER JAM – Karmic Juggernaut, Keith Kenny, Waiting on Mongo, Joe Miller, Mack Jamily Allstars, Strumberry Pie, Secret Sound, Acoustic Juggling Suns, Predator Dub Assassins, Stu Coogan (90.5 The Night) -Wonder Bar, 21+, 7pm, $12

WINTERFEST 2018 KICK-OFF – Bobby Bandiera Tribute to Tom Petty, Dramarama, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, The King Sings The Boss - House Of Independents, 18+, 7pm, All Ages, $20

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY’S BLUE HAWK RECORDS PRESENTS – Vini Lopez (E Street/Upstage Jams), Dan Amato and the Sentimental Gentlemen, Zach Sandler and Bobby Mahoney, Ernest, Nicole Govel, Antonio Gonzalez, Olivia Rohlfs - Langosta Lounge, All-Ages, 7pm, FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University


ASBURY ANGELS INDUCTION – Willie Nile, The Verve Pipe, Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys, Miss Emily, Laura Crisci, Bobby Mahoney, Ten Ton Mojo, Pat Toner, Bob Polding Band, Mad Kings, Peter Hogklint, Mike Rocket - Stone Pony, All Ages, 6:30pm, $25adv/$30dos

KASHMIR – The Live Led Zeppelin Show with Colossal Street Jam, Bitter Crush - House Of Independents, 18+, 7pm, $20 adv/$25 dos

A NIGHT OF COVER SONGS – Moroccan Sheepherders, Billy’s Fault, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan with Guests, Tim Donahue & TMU Band – Silverball Museum, 7:30 p.m., FREE ADMISSION with LOD Combo Ticket.

ROCK HEAVY –Uncrated, Lower The Veil, Dead Fish Handshake, Ropetree, The Walk Arounds -The Saint, 18+, 7pm, $8adv/$12dos

OPEN MIC – Larry Bee, Bobby Syvarth, Carnival of Shadows, Mark Arsenault, Random Notes, Danny Van Orden,Jim Ferrante and the Starlites, Swamp Eddy, Deb and Paul, Cook Smith, Adam Bro, Jonathan Tea, Dan Hall, Roberta Rinocchiearo,Bruno Lucarelli, David Vargo, Jenny Barnes Great Unknown, Kevin Horn, Ken K. Brian McGlynn, Vynt Edge, Pat Foran, Helen O’Shea and Shanakee, Kenny Brown, Brian Gilett, Thomas Murphy, Out of Bounds, Ron Maletich, Cigar Box Stompers, Jeff McPherson, Glenn Lykes, Mary Ann Conway, Flatleaver (Ray Hurley), Rony Clark, Just Six Hours, Fred Rcks, Barbara Paskin, Bente, Ken Lippowitz – Wonder Bar, 6:30 p.m. $15

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ALBERT LEE BAND, Special Guest Bobby Bandiera Band - McLoone’s Supper Club, All Ages, Doors/Dinner 6pm/ Show 8pm, $TBA

ACOUSTIC CAROUSEL – Rick Winowski, Sofia Khorosh/SØF, Peter Scherer, The Maydarlings, Helen O’Shea, Reagan Richards & Gordon Brown aka Williams Honor, Paul Whistler, Eryn & Matt O’Ree, Renee Maskin, Colton Kayser, Ray Anderson, Lauren Patti & Kyle Ward, Ashley DeLima, Dana Rae, Caisy Falzone, George Wirth, Hosted by Peter Scherer (Highway 9, Mr. Reality) - Langosta Lounge, All Ages, 8:30pm, FREE ADMISSION

APYC – Cranston Dean Band, Jessie Lee Herdman, American Trappist feat. Joe Michelini, 9pm, FREE ADMISSION

SOUND BOOTH – Acoustic Couch Concert with Bobby Mahoney, Dark City Strings, Sam Sims Band, Ashley McKinley – Asbury Hotel, 9:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION


BOB'S BIRTHDAY BASH – LaBamba’s Big Band, Featuring Special Guest Gary U.S. Bonds, Willie Nile Band, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, James Maddock Band, Garland Jeffreys, Remember Jones, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines, John Easdale, Rob Dye, Ben Arnold, Emily Grove, Luke Elliot, Isabella Rose - Paramount Theater, All Ages, 6pm, $43-$205

ROCK - Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson - The Saint, 18+, 7pm, $25

ROCK LATE NIGHT – Hank and Bezzy – The Saint, 10pm, $8

GREG KIHN, Special guests the Ben Arnold Band, McLoone’s Supper Club, 18+, 7pm, $22.50-$30

LATE NIGHT LIVE – The Doughboys (garage rock legends) - Langosta Lounge, Jan. 13, 21+, 9pm, FREE ADMISSION

TRIBUTE TO PRINCE, STARRING QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY, House Of Independents, 18+, 8pm, $15 adv/$20 dos

ASBURY BLUES – Billy Walton Band, Karen Phillips, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, James Dalton, Chuck Lambert, Pam McCoy, Normin Seldin, Joe Whyte, RB3, String Bean, Papa John Bug & The Jam Band - Wonder Bar, All Ages, Noon, $12/$15

FULL TILT BOOGIE BASH – Billy Hector, Laura Crisci, Christine Martucci, Colton Kaiser, Des & the Swagmatics, Mike Miz, Slyders, Sharon Lasher, Dawg Whistle, Strumberry Pie - Wonder Bar, 21+, 7pm, $12/$15

WOMEN OF SONG – Layonne Holmes, Tara Elliott, Maureen McCrink, Rosemary Conte, Jo Wymer, Pam McCoy, Debbie Gangemi – The Saint, 12:40pm, $10.

WOMEN WHO ROCK – Rene Maskin, Tara Dente, Mack, Pamela Flores – Asbury Yacht Club, 8:30pm, FREE ADMISSION

DOWNTOWN – ASBURY UNDERGROUND – curated by Pat Schiavino and Asbury Underground. Various performers throughout Downtown Asbury Park restaurants, galleries and stores. Noon – 7pm Over 20 venues! FREE ADMISSION

SOUND BOOTH – Stringbean & the Boardwalk Social Club,The Haven – Asbury Hotel, 9pm, FREE ADMISSION


SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL – Roberta Finicchiaro, John Sonntag, Taylor Tote, David Vargo, Jersey Budd, Hans Ludviggson, Arlon Bennett, Rachel Dobken, Luke Elliot -Watermark, All Ages, Noon, $15

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL – Bruce Tunkel, Karen Mansfield, Pat Guadagno, Sams Sims/Kyle Ward, Frank Lombardi, Joshua, Scott Elk - Langosta Lounge, All Ages, 3pm, $15

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL – James Maddock, Joe Grushecky, Joe D’Urso, John Easdale, Peter Elkas, Emily Grove, Joe Rapolla, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold, Mary McCrink, Miss Emily, Vini Lopez, Rob Dye - McLoone’s Supper Club, All Ages, 6pm, $20adv/$25dos

ASBURY HOTEL MATINEE (Music Hall) – British Invasion Years, Brother John Band, 2pm, FREE ADMISSION

KIDS ROCK - Calling Avery, Sonic Blume, Jake Sfraga, Slapjack, Lauren Gill, Lakehouse Hand Drawn Owls, Lakehouse Junior Pros, Sophia Montalbano, Marel Hidalgo and the Stone Feathers, Radioactive, Indigo Mane, Georgia Owen, Julia Yolanda, School of Rock Red Bank, Amanda Conti, Rock’N Music Academy, Rockit, more - Stone Pony, All Ages, Noon, $15adv/$20dos

MUSICIANS ON A MISSION – The Wag, The Cucumbers, Downstream, Nick Ryan Band, Ty Mares & The Running Dog Band -The Saint, 18+, Noon, $10

LAST NOTE – Random Test, Funktion, Dez & The Swagmatics - The Saint, 18+, 7:30pm, $8adv/$12dos

BRUCE BRUNCH LIVE BROADCAST - Longtime LOD concert host Tom Cunningham hosts his popular Springsteen program on 105.7 “The Hawk,” live from the Anchor’s Bend restaurant, in the Convention Hall/Paramount Theatre complex, with very special guests. 9 am. FREE ADMISSION.


GOODBYE BRUNCH - Kristian Rex & Friends - Robinson Ale House, All Ages, 10:30am-1:30pm


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