John Waite Joins Light of Day Winterfest Lineup

Light of Day Winterfest has unveiled the lineup for “Bob’s Birthday Bash” at The Count Basie Center for Arts in Red Bank on Jan. 14.

John Waite--known for the hits “Missing You” and “Change” and lead singer for The Babys–will join  Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, The Weeklings, Williams Honor and more for the big event, which rounds off a full week of entertainment taking place an. 7-20 in Asbury Park and other cities.

Over the last 23 years, Light of Day has raised $6.2 million in the battle against Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses, and raised awareness about them.

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Here is the schedule:

JAN. 7

7 p.m.: Light of Day Philadelphia with The Weeklings and Ben Arnold at World Café Live, Philadelphia.

JAN. 11

7 p.m.: Clarence Clemons Birthday Tribute with Jarod Clemons & Band, Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jeffrey Gaines, Jeff Slate & Band at City Winery Loft, New York.

JAN. 12

6:55 p.m.: Light of Day Kickoff with Steve Forbert, Williams Honor, James Maddock, Fantastic Cat, Adam Ezra Band, Lisa Bouchelle & The Bleu at Asbury Lanes.

7 p.m.: Open Mic at The Sound Booth at The Asbury Hotel.

7:15 p.m.: Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Sandy Mack’s WonderJam Deluxe at Wonder Bar.

8 p.m.: Light of Day WinterFest 2023 Bluehawk Records Showcase at Langosta Lounge.

JAN. 13

6:55 p.m.: Asbury Angels Induction with Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Willie Nile, Tangiers Blues Band, Miss Emily, Jarod Clemons, Kulick, Adam Ezra, Ben Arnold, Evan Rotella, Ian Seaholm at Stone Pony.

6:55 p.m.: Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Weeklings, Bobby Mahoney & Seventh Son, The Wag at The Wonder Bar.

7:30 p.m.: Albert Lee, The Billy Hector Band at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.

7:30 p.m.: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute), Late for the Sky (Jackson Browne tribute )at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

7:30 p.m.: Night of Covers with Joe D’ Urso & Stone Caravan, Dead Air, Kenny K, Me & Bobby D, Freddy & the Phantoms at Silverball Museum Arcade.

8 p.m.: Acoustic Carousel with Pete Scherer, Cara Smith, Alex English, Chelsea Palerno, Paul Whistler, Quincy Mumford, Ryan Gregg, Joshua Mark, Lilly Marshall, Renee Maskin, Mojo Hand, Sunlight at Langosta Lounge.

8 p.m.: Stringbean & The Boardwalk Social Club at Asbury Park Yacht Club.

JAN. 14

Noon: Songwriters in the Round with Johnny Grushecky, Bobby Mahoney and Zack Sandler at Transparent Clinch Gallery.

12:30 p.m.: All Together Now (The Beatles Acoustic) with Bob Burger, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Adam Ezra, Emily Grove, Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy/Ron Haney, John Kasun, Ben Arnold at venue TBA.

12:30 p.m.: Asbury Blues with Lineup: Billy Walton Band, Norman Seldin Band, JoBonanno & the Godsons of Soul, Peter V Blues Train, Indigo Mane, Pam McCoy, Ian Seaholm, Boccigalupe & the Badboys at Wonder Bar.

6:30 p.m.: Bob’s Birthday Bash with Lineup: John Waite, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Dave Hause, Jesse Malin, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso, Jill Hennessy, Williams Honor, Fantastic Cat at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.

JAN. 15

12:15 p.m.: Songwriters by the Sea I with Stella Mrowicki, Jake Mathison, Mary McCrink, Joe Alton Miller, Chuck DeBryan, Sean Tobin, Arlon Bennett at Watermark.

12:15 p.m.: Next Generation with Rockit, Double A, Jake Ryan Band, Maddie, Rock’n Music Academy, Green Planet Band, Atomic Battery, School of Rock at Stone Pony.

1:30 p.m.: Cover Me with Marc Ribler’s Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Bob Burger & The Red Shoes (Elvis Costello), Eddie Testa Band, The One Hit Wonders at Wonder Bar.

3 p.m.: Songwriters by the Sea II with Nick Ryan, Dave Vargo, Jeffrey Campbell, Gerry Perlinski, Victoria Taylor, Kyle Ward, Jake Thistle, Taylor Tote, Arlan Feiles, Tess Cameron, Jeff Slate at Langosta Lounge.

6:15 p.m.: Songwriters by the Sea III with Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, James Maddock, Marc Ribler, Jeffrey Gaines, Miss Emily, Ben Arnold, Joe D’Urso, Lisa Bouchelle, Joe Rapolla, Glenn Alexander & Oria Aspen, Fantastic Cat, Emily Grove, Christine Martucci at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club.

JAN. 20

8 p.m.: Songwriters in the Round with Willie Nile, Guy Davis, Jill Hennessy, Jeffrey Gaines, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso, Daniella Cotton, Jake Thistle, Rick Winowski, Williams Honor, Jon Caspi at Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair.

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