Light of Day Winterfest Announces Dates for 20th Anniversary Celebration
It may still be fall, but we are just around the corner to the twentieth anniversary of the Light of Day Winterfest.
The annual event will celebrate its milestone year as the anchor event for the Light of Day Foundation with over 50 events by 150 music acts in five cities and three states, from Jan. 10-20, 2020. Those cities are Asbury Park, NJ, Montclair, NJ, New York City, Rockland County, NY, and Philadelphia.
With 11 surprise annual performances, Bruce Springsteen has helped catapult the festival to international notoriety as it’s raised $5.5 million through its first 19 years. His unannounced appearances traditionally occur during Bob’s Birthday Bash, the main event at every Light of Day WinterFest. Bob’s Birthday Bash is named for Bob Benjamin, the artist manager and music industry veteran who founded Light of Day in 1998 – two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease – as a 40th birthday party fundraiser at a Red Bank, NJ café that brought the first $2,000 to the organization.
Proceeds from the yearly event provide grant money to organizations which fund specific research initiatives, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation, CurePSP, the Parkinson’s Foundation (formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation), and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. Locally, the Foundation supports co-sponsored projects with Joan Dancy & PALS, with a mission to help New Jersey residents in nearby Monmouth and Ocean Counties afflicted with ALS by providing a better quality of life for them and their families.
A ticket announcement will be made next week, according to a release.