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Tickets On Sale Friday, November 11 For Annual Music Festival In Asbury Park, Red Bank and Montclair; also New York City, Rockland County and Philadelphia

ASBURY PARK, NJ (November 4, 2022) – The Light of Day Foundation has announced WinterFest 2023, the annual music festival taking place January 7-20 in Asbury Park, Red Bank, Montclair, Philadelphia, New York City and Rockland County. “Bob’s Birthday Bash” will take place on Saturday, January 14 at the Count Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre.

Tickets for “Bob’s Birthday Bash”, ticket combo packages and select individual venue events go on sale on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 am ET and will available via, the Basie Center box office onsite at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, and through

Ticket prices for WinterFest range from $60-$415 with various multi-tiered packages being offered: “On-Stage All-Access”, “Platinum All-Access”, “Gold All-Access”, “Silver All-Access”, “Bronze All-Access” and “Super Savers Bob’s Birthday Bash Only”. 

Other venues hosting LOD WinterFest 2023 shows include: Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, The Saint, McLoone’s Supper Club, Langosta Lounge, Watermark, AP Yacht Club, Asbury Hotel, Asbury Lanes; Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair; and City Winery in Manhattan, World Café Live in Philadelphia and Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point, NY. For more details on lineups, performances and ticket packages, please visit

All performances and events will raise money and awareness for in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

"23 years of Light of Day shows spanning the globe from Asbury Park to Rome to Los Angeles to London to Philadelphia to Stockholm and beyond, is simply amazing," said Bob Benjamin, Founder, Light of Day Foundation. "I cannot wait for this year's Light of Day WinterFest with two weeks of shows burning up the boardwalk culminating to celebrate my birthday in Red Bank. I hope to see you there!"

Over the course of 23 years, Light of Day has raised approximately $6.2 million to combat Parkinson’s disease, ALS and PSP. The first official Light of Day concert was held at Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony in November 2000 and primarily featured local, unsigned artists.  The critically acclaimed Pittsburgh-based band Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers (managed by Bob Benjamin) headlined the show, which featured a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen, who joined the Houserockers for a raucous, hour-long set.

Light of Day has grown from a one-day event into a multi-day festival in the metropolitan area. More significantly, Light of Day has expanded into an internationally recognized tour, through a true grassroots effort of musicians, music fans and benefactors. Light of Day shows have taken place around the world on three continents, with shows in Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Australia. Portions of the proceeds from each show are donated to a local Parkinson’s organization.

"The Light of Day Foundation is a small group of caring, thoughtful ‘civilians’ and passionate, talented musicians who committed themselves to making a difference, galvanized into action by the courage, resilience and determination of our founder Bob Benjamin,” said Tony Pallagrosi, Executive Director, Light of Day Foundation. “Light of Day utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in it’s 23 year long endeavor to fund research, uncover new, more effective therapeutics, promote education, assist families and ultimately cure Parkinson’s, ALS and PSP in our lifetime. We are always so grateful for the incredibly loyal support that LOD has been so fortunate to receive over the years and as we go forward in this precarious, post-Covid world, we look forward to coming together, creating new memories, seeing old friends and making new ones, enjoying great music and embracing and celebrating our common cause, together, at Light of Day WinterFest 2023!”

Light of Day WinterFest performers have included Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny Lyon, Michael J. Fox, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Joe D’Urso, Willie Nile, James Maddock, Jesse Malin, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Max Weinberg, LaBamba’s Big Band, Jakob Dylan, Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Suzanne Vega, Jake Clemons, David Bryan (Bon Jovi), David Bromberg, John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Asher, Joey Molland (Badfinger), Garland Jeffries, Lucinda Williams, Lisa Lowell, Nicole Atkins, The Smithereens, Mike Peters and Pete Yorn.


The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related neuro-degenerative diseases, specifically Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), within our lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for patients who suffer from those diseases, their families and their caregivers to help improve their quality of life. Gifts to the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc. is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Light of Day Foundation, Inc.'s Federal ID # is 20-1560386. Light of Day - the concerts and the organization - grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1996.

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Utilizing the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in our continuing battle
to defeat Parkinson's disease and its related illnesses, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and
PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.