Nov 21, 2014 12:00AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BILLBOARD TOURING CONFERENCE & AWARDS HONORS LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION AND CO-FOUNDER BOB BENJAMIN WITH 2014 HUMANITARIAN AWARD NEW YORK (November 21, 2014) – Billboard Magazine honored BOB BENJAMIN and the LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION with the Humanitarian Award last night at the 2014 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, honoring the concert industry’s ...
Nov 10, 2014 12:00AM
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Sep 03, 2014 12:00AM
Our Light of Day Europe Tour Dates
Aug 01, 2014 12:00AM
Thursday, November 6 LOD Toronto @ Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 7 LOD Niagara @ Greg Frewin Theater Saturday, November 8 LOD Kingston @ BluMartini
Jan 28, 2014 12:00AM

Please click here to see some fabulous video and articles on Light of Day events in New Jersey 2014

Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
Springteen jammed with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers long past midnight in Asbury Park Bruce Springsteen didn't walk onstage at the 14th annual Light of Day benefit in Asbury Park, New Jersey until midway through the show, but from the very beginning of the marathon concert – which raises money to combat Parkinson's Disease – there were clear signs that he was in the house. Fo...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
The Light Of Day festival, now in its 14th year, has evolved into an annual pilgrimage to the small, fabled music town of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Musicians and hardcore fans fly in from as far away as Italy, Norway and the UK to hear over 100 acts perform over a long five days. It’s a unique event, with performers donating their time and talent, and all money from the 25-plus shows is us...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
The rocker's "surprise" appearance at the annual Light of Day event included the live debut of a new song. Bruce Springsteen paid homage to the late Joey Ramone in Asbury Park on Sunday night. New Jersey's favorite son took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 14th Annual Light of Day benefit with a cover of the punk icon’s song, “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?” ...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
The Paramount Theater in Asbury Park served as the destination for the main event of the 14th annual Light Of Day festival. The musical ghosts of the town’s past were present as the seven-hour concert brought fans from as far away as London to their feet.The Light Of Day festival raises money to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Local promoter and manager Bob Benjamin, who is a v...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
Donning the cover of this years 14th Annual Light Of Day Festival (LOD), a week-long musical initiative to raise funds and awareness about the fight against Parkinson’s Disease, is a caped super hero soaring through the atmosphere in all his comic book grandeur, and maybe that was symbolic of New Jersey’s favorite son Bruce Springsteen who made his 10th appearance at LOD since the e...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
Bruce Springsteen and a little “Rock ’n’ Roll Radio” joined in the fight against Parkinson’s disease at the Light of Day main event Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Springsteen joined Jesse Malin for a cover of the Ramones classic “Do You Remember Rock ’n’ Roll Radio.”“He helped me with the lyrics to that one,&rd...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
There was a little faith and magic in the night Saturday at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.It was the Light of Day main event, the annual highlight of the week-long festival that fights Parkinson’s disease. Bruce Springsteen, a frequent unannounced performer, played for nearly two hours with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers and assorted guests, including David Bryan of Bon Jovi.It...
Jan 21, 2014 12:00AM
There’s no denying Willie Nile’s rock ’n’ roll style.Now, you can have a piece of it, and for a good cause, too. Stitch’s LTD by Willie Nile, jeans with that rocker flair, will be available at today’s Light of Day main event concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. The jeans are also available through lightofday.org/stitchs or sbrand@stitchsusa.com.&l...
Jan 09, 2014 12:00AM

JANUARY 6th 2014 - MARCH 2nd 2014

708 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ


Photographs by Debra L. Rothernberg

Opening Reception January 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Book Signing January 18, 2014

Jan 07, 2014 12:00AM
TICKET PICK UP INFORMATION: Weds, 1/15, 2p-7p, Stone Pony, Use the Cafe entrance Thurs, 1/16, 3p-10p, Paramount Theater Box Office Fri, 1/17, 2p-11p, Paramount Theater Box Office Sat, 1/18, 10:30a-4p, 5p-Midnight, Paramount Theater Box Office******As far as Combo holders getting into Cover Me: If you are attending the Cover Me event on Jan. 12 and have purchased a COMBO package, use the nam...
Jan 02, 2014 12:00AM
It’s the season of giving, and Stitch’s is working on some exciting developments, like the Stitch’s LTD by Willie Nile limited edition pants. Collaborating with American rock ‘n’ roll legend Willie Nile, Stitch’s have produced just 120 of these pants, with all money from sales – not just profits, but all $200 of the retail price – being donated to...
Dec 27, 2013 12:00AM
Art, Music, and Light of Day Collide on Cookman Ave January 18th
Dec 16, 2013 12:00AM
  Stitch’s Supports Willie Nile to Raise Money for Parkinson’s Research   Proceeds of specially designed limited edition pants support Light of Day Foundation   ASBURY PARK, N.J. (Nov. 26, 2013) – Stitch’s, the iconic American lifestyle brand, and American rock n’ roll legend Willie Nile have partnered to raise money for Parkinson’s resear...
Oct 28, 2013 12:00AM
John Rzeznik of the multi-platinum selling band Goo Goo Dolls to headline the Light of Day Foundation concert series in Asbury Park, NJ on January 18, 2014. Rare solo concert appearance will raise money for Parkinson’s disease support and research.
Oct 21, 2013 12:00AM
The Light of Day Foundation is pleased to announce that the main event of this year’s Light of Day weekend of shows will take place at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Jan. 18.
Oct 07, 2013 12:00AM

Light of Day 2013 concerts: 10 venues, 25 events, more than 100 artists. Wow, what a great four days in Asbury Park.

The musical heritage of this Jersey Shore town is legendary; however, heritage implies something in the past. This years Light of Day provesthat Asbury Park is still and important part of rock "n" roll today.

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Sep 25, 2013 12:00AM
BENEFITING: LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION INCEVENT: 2013 ING New York City MarathonEVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013THE STORY:Raising money and awareness for Parkinson's through Light of Day Foundation. Simultaneously raising money for Parkinson's Victoria in Australia.I have two good friends - one in the UK and one in Australia - who have been diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's.Parkinson's is a global is...
Sep 23, 2013 12:00AM

Michael J. Fox Show Premiere episodes viewing party with a screening of the Just Around The Corner LOD documentary hosted by David Slania in Arlington Heights, Illinois this Thursday, September 26.


Jul 02, 2013 12:00AM
European dates for Light of Day Europe 2013 just announced. More details coming soon.
Jul 02, 2013 12:00AM
A CONCERT to BENEFIT the LIGHT OF DAY FOUNDATION: Help raise awareness and find a cure for Parkinson's disease!
Jul 02, 2013 12:00AM
Dates for Light of Day 2014! January 15-19, 2014. Ticket info coming soon
Jul 02, 2013 12:00AM
Jesse Malin donates a portion of money raised from new CD Pledge Music campaign to Light of Day!
Mar 05, 2013 12:00AM
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Funding Research into cures, treatments and support for those suffering from Parkinson's and related diseases.

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Jan 17, 2013 12:00AM
* Please note that Darlene will be on at 10pm now, to allow her to catch an early morning flight out west.
Jan 16, 2013 12:00AM
Rock and roll legend Gary U.S. Bonds and his band, The Roadhouse Rockers, headline the Light of Day Foundation’s first-ever show at the iconic Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on January 16, 2013.
Jan 15, 2013 12:00AM
Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 38 was quite a blow to Bob Benjamin. But instead of letting the diagnosis take him down, Bob chose a different path... He recruited his friends - many of them musicians whom he had worked with in the past - to help him fight the disease. In 2000, Bob, Joe D'Urso, and concert promoter and former Asbury Juke, Tony Pallagrosi founded the New Jersey-based...
Jan 14, 2013 12:00AM
All Light of Day APNJ2013 ticket/package pickups will be at the Paramount Theater except Friday after 6pm which will be at the Stone Pony.
Oct 20, 2012 12:00AM
Just announced! Light of Day presents, The Gin Blossoms! At the Stone Pony Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets, $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster phone charge and www.ticketmaster.com
Oct 18, 2012 12:00AM
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love, will be among the performers at the Paramount Theatre show on January 19, 2013. More than 100 artists will play over 25 events to be held at ten different venues in the city on Jan. 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2013, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Oct 10, 2012 12:00AM
Light of Day, New York City will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square NYC! Light of Day, Asbury Park NJ will be held between Thursday, January 17 and Monday, January 21, 2013!! 25 events at 10 Venues including The Paramount Theatre, The Stone Pony, The Saint, The WonderBar, Asbury Lanes, Mcloones Supper Club, Langosta Lounge, The Show Room, Watermark, To...
Sep 25, 2012 1:00PM
Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 38 was quite a blow to Bob Benjamin. But instead of letting the diagnosis take him down, Bob chose a different path... He recruited his friends - many of them musicians whom he had worked with in the past - to help him fight the disease. In 2000, Bob, Joe D'Urso, and concert promoter and former Asbury Juke, Tony Pallagrosi founded the New Jersey-based...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
My name is Joan Russo and I am organizing a fund raiser, in the form of a 5K race, to raise money for Parkinson's research. With your help, the money we raise will aid us in achieving the ultimate goal - finding a cure. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It results from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra a region of the midb...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
The dictionary defines the word 'extraordinary' as going beyond what is usual. This word perfectly describes Bob Benjamin's life. Being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the young age of 38 was a quite blow to Bob. Instead of letting the disease dictate his future he chose to take the fight to Parkinson's.Thursday, July 5CBGB Film Festival presents Just Around The Corner - NY Premiere[ BUY ...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
The Global Parkinson's Pledge was launched at the second World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow, Scotland in 2010 to build a global Parkinson's movement, make Parkinson's a priority health, social and economic issue around the world, and to advance the cure.More than 8,000 people have signed the pledge. Have YOU signed it?Sign it at www.parkinsonspledge.org.By signing the pledge, you will be joini...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
Punk-rock supergroup Manitoba will make their debut on Friday, January 13th at Asbury Lanes as part of the Light of Day Foundation's four-day weekend of events in Asbury Park to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's disease.The show will be hosted by disc jockey Rich Russo (www.richrusso.net), whose free-form radio show, "Anything Anything," can be heard on Sunday nights in northern New...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
The Sensational Soul Cruisers with J.T. Bowen will perform a special birthday tribute to Clarence "Big Man" Clemons at the Canal Room in New York City Jan. 11. The "Evening of Celebration and Hope" will be presented by Team Fox and the Light of Day Foundation.Bowen, former lead vocalist of Clemons’ band, The Red Bank Rockers, and the Soul Cruisers will play the Rockers’ only album, ...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
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, 2...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
The Max Weinberg 7+Featuring BILL CHAMPLIN (Formerly of Chicago) and MINDI ABAIRThe Count Basie TheatreOctober 27, 2011 at 8pmTickets are $35, $50, $75, $100, $125plus a limited number of $250 VIP Meet and Greet tickets.Due to various complications from Hurricane Irene, the Max Weinberg 7+ show is moving to a new date, Thursday, Oct. 27th. The 8pm show time remains the same. Joe Grushecky and t...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys with special guests Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Socialat The Count Basie Theatre99 Monmouth Street �Red Bank, NJMay 4, 2011 at 8 PMTickets go sale March 18 at 12 noon.www.concertseast.comwww.countbasietheatre.orgTickets are $52.50, $42.50, $32.50 and $18.00.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Light of Day Foundation and Joan Dancy and PALS.Alejan...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
Austin-based singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo will headline the Paramount Theatre show on Jan. 15, 2011, that serves as the centerpiece for the 11th annual Light of Day concert series, now expanded to a full weekend of activities in Asbury Park, N.J.More than 75 artists will play at nine different events to be held at seven venues in the city on Jan. 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2011, which promises ...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
Light of Day 10(December 21, 2009) The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. (www.lightofday.org) is proud to announce the 10th annual Light of Day concerts, to be held Friday, Jan. 15 at the Stone Pony, Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Paramount Theatre and the Wonder Bar, and Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Watermark, Langosta Lounge and Tim McLoone's Supper Club, all in Asbury Park, NJ.Tickets go on sale Tuesday, De...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
In December 2008, Light of Day board member Ken Reichel felt the need to do more for LOD. Ken was 47 at the time and had just completed the New York Marathon, running for his office’s charity team and he jumped on an idea – doing fifty marathons by age fifty and raising $50,000 for LOD in the process. LOD and the battle against movement related afflictions is extremely important to ...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
On Saturday, April 25, the Parkinson's disease community came out in full force in New York’s Central Park. Over 10,000 walkers participated in a day of camaraderie, awareness and education.The Light of Day Team was one of over 400 teams joining together to fight Parkinson’s disease. The Light of Day Team is proud to have raised over $23,000 to date and rank as the #5 team in fundra...
Sep 25, 2012 12:00AM
The Light of Day Team joined over 400 other teams with over 10,000 members for the 14th Parkinson's Unity Walk in Central Park. The Walk took place on Saturday, April 26 in New York's Central Park.Over 30 Light of Day Team members walked with Bob Benjamin for the two mile trek. The Light of Day Team has raised nearly $21,000 to date.Overall, the Walk has raised over $1.4 million and donations a...
Sep 22, 2012 12:00AM
New York, NY, June 14, 2012 - The charitable Light of Day Foundation founded by Highland Park, NJ, resident and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, will donate up to $100,000 to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®), if the public can raise the same amount by Saturday, June 30. Mr. Benjamin's organization, known as the Light of Day Foundation, will match all donations made to PDF ...
Nov 08, 2008 12:00AM
November 18, 2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: David Rotella Jr.Phone: 905-357-4977Alt Phone: 905-651-3533Email: dave@lightofdayniagara.comURL: www.lightofdayniagara.comOn November 14, 2008 the 2nd Annual Light of Day Niagara Benefit Concert for Parkinson's victims was held at the Greg Frewin Theatre. The 3 hour event was a great success and raised over $10,000 for Parkinson's Canada and for th...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Donate to PDF by Saturday, June 30 ... and the Light of Day Foundation will match your donation dollar for dollar.Inspired by the success of the Irving G. Brilliant Challenge, Bob Benjamin – founder of the Light of Day Foundation – has doubled the Brilliant challenge. The Light of Day Foundation will match every donation made to PDF by Saturday, June 30, dollar for dollar, beyond th...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools have been added to the line-up for a show Saturday night, Jan. 14 at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre which will serve as the main event of the four-day Light of Day weekend.Southside Johnny Lyon and the Poor Fools play an electic mixture of music that represents Southside's version of the Great American Songbook. At a Poor Fools show you can expect to hear st...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Light of Day 10(January 6, 2010) The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. (www.lightofday.org) is pleased to announce the full line up for its 10th Anniversary concerts in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to be held Friday, Jan. 15, Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17.The concerts will aid the ongoing fight against Parkinson's disease by supporting research into more effective treatments and a cure as well ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Dave Rotella is still wondering if Friday night actually happened. Did Bruce Springsteen really pull his six-year-old son Evan up on stage, tussle his hair, then pause for a photo? And later backstage did Evan really hand The Boss his official invite to Niagara Falls this Friday? Oh, it happened. And the perfect capper to this surreal brush with Bruce would be seeing the legend take the stage...
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Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
This year it may not have been as big of a surprise as in past years.Most felt Bruce Springsteen would play the Light of Day show to benefit Parkinson's Disease at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Saturday night. They were right.The sold-out crowd was treated to an extraordinay evening of music by many artists with the highlight being a 14 song, hour-and-a-half performance by Bruce with ...