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Tomorrow! LIGHT OF DAY NYC – Global Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Concert Hits NYC to Defeat Parkinson Disease

With 20th Anniversary WinterFest – over 50 events by 150 music acts in five cities and three states, from Jan. 10-20, 2020 – including New York City!




Watch the Light of Day 2020 Promotional Video


“The Light of Day Foundation is going bigger than ever to celebrate its 20th anniversary this month with concerts all across New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, culminating at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.” – Rolling Stone


WHAT:          With a 20th anniversary goal of pushing its two-decade total past $6 million in its ongoing battle against Parkinson’s disease, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2020: THE 20th ANNIVERSARY is returning to Philadelphia in an all-new venue TOMORROW, Wednesday, Jan. 15, for LIGHT OF DAY NEW YORK CITY from the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation.


LIGHT OF DAY NEW YORK CITY, starring Willie Nile, Hollis Brown, The Weeklings, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan and Jeff Slate will be held TOMORROW, Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020 at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., NYC. Doors open 6 p.m.; Showtime 6:45 p.m. Tickets ON SALE NOW at $45 & $75 at www.thecuttingroomnycom.


Presented by the Asbury Park Press, the anchor event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation celebrates its momentous milestone year 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.


WHEN:         TOMORROW, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 – Doors open 5 p.m.; Showtime 7-10 p.m.


WHERE:       The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., New York City


WHO:            Willie Nile – Blazing and thoughtful New York-based rock troubadour, who has participated in Light of Day each year since the start.

Hollis Brown – Blue collar rock band from Queens

The Weeklings – Pop-smart classic Beatlesque quartet from the Jersey Shore, releasing new studio album, 3 this Friday

Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan – Americana/Jersey Shore/Rock & Roll band, and Light of Day fixture who, like Willie Nile, have played WinteFest every year.

Jeff Slate – internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist

WHY:            In 2019, Light of Day WinterFest raised enough money to catapult its 19-year cumulative total past the $5.5 million mark. Light of Day WinterFest 2020 is expected to push the 20-year total past $6 million. The festival has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of its 19 years, including his most recent appearance, in 2015. Beyond Asbury Park and New York, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2020 has already hosted shows this past week in Philadelphia, Montclair, NJ, and Rockland County, NYThey are the culmination of a worldwide series of shows that began as a one-day event in Asbury Park and grew in the U.S. to a 10-day festival in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan area.


TICKETS:     ON SALE NOW at $45 & $75 at www.thecuttingroomnycom.

                      Complete ticket and additional information for all LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2020 events at and on Facebook.




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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