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Jake Clemons on Double Birthday Duty for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST; 'Bob's Birthday Bash' Lineup Announced

With special appearances scheduled for tonight in New York City and Saturdayhere in Asbury Park, the Jake Clemons Band is officially on the Birthday Beat as a participant in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, as the 17th anniversary kicks into high gear this week in the global battle to defeat Parkinson's Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music.

Already committed to a special guest performance at the birthday celebration for his late uncle, Clarence Clemons,tonight at the Cutting Room in New York, the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and his band have added Bob's Birthday Bash, three days later (Jan. 14) at the sold-out Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, to their Light of Day Winterfest itinerary. Limited tickets remain for tonight's show at the Cutting Room. Doors open 6 p.m. Show is6:45 p.m.. Tickets $40-$75 at

As Clemons told Billboard this week: "Considering how Clarence always loved performing on his birthday, and my aunt (his sister) recently passed away with ALS, I think this is exactly how he'd be celebrating his 75th, and I'm thrilled to be paying tribute to his incredible legacy while also honoring the loss in my family with this show."

On both days, that Clemons appears, Light of Day Winterfest will be hosting exclusive sneak previews of the upcoming Clarence Clemons documentary, Who Do You Think I Am, with never before seen clips. The first will be held tonight in New York as part of the Big Man's birthday celebration at the Cutting Room. The other, in conjunction with the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, will be held Saturday morning in Asbury Park at McLoone's Supper Club and will be followed by a Q&A with producer Joe Amodei and director Nick Mead, hosted by SiriusXM E Street Radio personality Jim Rotolo.For the Asbury screening, doors are at 9:30am; show is 10:30am. All seats are $10 with tickets and further info or by calling (732) 774-1155. The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival will be held April 20-23 in Asbury Park.

Between the two birthday events, Clemons, who's been splitting his time since his uncle's passing by touring the world as a solo artist and performing on tenor and baritone saxophone for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, will see the release of his highly anticipated new album Fear & Love.

Also confirmed to perform as Main Stage artists at Bob's Birthday Bash are Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile & Band, Jesse Malin & Band, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, James Maddock & Band, Remember Jones, Bobby Bandiera, and Battery Electric. Those acts will be interspersed with acoustic performances by Jeffrey Gaines, Chuck Prophet, Ed Manion, Porter & Sayles, Emily Grove, Peter Elkas & Terry Lightfoot, Miss Emily, and Rob Dye, with entrance music by The Fireplaces. All are subject to change.

Bob's Birthday Bash, always held the final Saturday night of the 10-day festival, sold out in record time this year - less than a half hour. Springsteen has made surprise performances at Bob's Birthday Bash for 11 of the past 16 years. The Birthday Bash honors Bob Benjamin, the artist manager and music industry veteran who has been living with Parkinson's since 1996, two years before he co-founded Light of Day with Executive Director Tony Pallagrosi, whose mother, Dolores, died in 2002 from the effects of PSP.


"The Art Of The Protest Song" has been added for Saturday (Jan. 14) with a performance at McLoone's Supper Club at 2 p.m., headlined by Shannon McNally, along with Arlan Feiles, Joseph Alton Miller and series originator Bill Valenti. "The Art of the Protest Song" celebrates this important and influential role of music in our culture, combining classic anthems/covers with original songs on contemporary topics. During the past two and a half years, there have been a dozen "AOTPS" productions of around the country, all with overwhelmingly positive audience response. Doors are at1 pm; show is 2 pm. All seats are $10 with tickets and further info at or by calling (732) 774-1155.

Complete ticket and additional information for all LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017 events at and on Facebook.

Light of Day WinterFest has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of the previous 16 years. In his new autobiography, Born to Run, which recently topped the New York Times Best Sellers List as well as in several countries worldwide, Springsteen revealed that his father suffered from Parkinson's Disease.

Last year's Winterfest raised $525,000 - a record amount - to combat Parkinson's disease, topping the previous year record of $500,000, with the 16-year total approaching $4 million.

In 2015, Billboard Magazine presented the Humanitarian Award to Bob Benjamin and the Light of Day Foundation at the Billboard Talent & Touring Conference & Awards "for their 15 years of bringing awareness and support for Parkinson's disease through live music events." Benjamin, an artist manager and music industry veteran, has been living with Parkinson's since 1996, two years before he co-founded Light of Day with Executive Director Tony Pallagrosi, whose mother, Dolores, died in 2002 from the effects of PSP.

LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017 already has presented sold-out shows in Montclair, NJ and Philadelphia ? the culmination of a worldwide series of shows that began as a one-day event in Asbury Park, where it still is primarily based, and has grown to a 10-day festival in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Here's the complete list of LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017 shows to date:

Wednesday, JAN 11

LOD "NYC", Celebrating the Life and Birthday of Clarence Clemons - Willie Nile, Jeffrey Gaines & Chuck Prophet, Soul Cruisers feat. JT Bowen (Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers),

The Weeklings, Hollis Brown, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan - The Cutting Room, 18+, 7pm, $75 VIP Reserved Seating, $45 GA Reserved Seating, $75 upfront VIP

Thursday, JAN 12

LOD "FIRST NOTE" - The Mercury Bros, Phoebe Nix, Baron Praxis, M.A. Tappan & The Dirty Shine, Geena & Dragster - The Saint, Thurs.,18+, 6:30pm, $8adv/$12dos

LOD "SANDY MACK's WONDER JAM DELUXE" - Waiting on Mongo, Jimmy Farkus, Turtle Soup, Chris Rockwell, Members of Shady St. Show Band with Deseree Spinks, Joshua Mark, Mack & Friends, Strumberry Pie, Moroccan Sheepherders, Russell Arcara & Mark Sleifer - Wonder Bar, Thurs.,21+, 7pm, $10 adv/$12 dos

LOD "WINTERFEST 2017 KICK-OFF" - Dramarama, Willie Nile, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Remember Jones, Hollis Brown. Sponsored by Badlands, Hosted by WRAT/WDHA anything, anything's Rich Russo - House of Independents, Thurs.,18+, 7:30 pm, $20adv/$25dos

LOD "MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY'S BLUE HAWK RECORDS PRESENTS" - All Star Jam, Bobby Mahoney & Zack Sandler, Sentimental Gentlemen, Nicole Govel, The Carousers, Subway Babes, The Emily Youth Project, Francesca Rose - Langosta Lounge, Thurs., All-Ages, 8pm, FREE ADMISSION

Friday, JAN 13

LOD "ASBURY ANGELS INDUCTION" - Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Miss Emily, Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, RAZ Band with Joey Molland from Badfinger, Boccigalupe & The Badboys, Laura Crisci, Bob Polding Band, Pat Toner, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Johnny Duk, Bitter Crush, Anthony Basso, Mike Rocket, Frank Get, Antonio Zirilli - Stone Pony, Fri., All Ages, 7:25 p.m. $25 adv/$30dos

LOD "KASHMIR - THE LIVE Led Zeppelin SHOW", with special guest the Matt O'Ree Band - House of Independents, Fri.,18+, 7pm, $20-$25

LOD "ROCK HEAVY", The Saint, Fri.,18+, 8pm, $8adv/$12dos

LOD "OPEN MIC", Wonder Bar, Fri., 21+, 7pm, $15

LOD "Albert Lee & BAND: Up Close and Intimate" with Tangiers Blues Band - McLoone's Supper Club, Fri., All Ages, Doors/Dinner 6pm/ Show 8pm, $20-$35

LOD "AT THE SOUNDBOOTH" - Ian Bamberger Trio, Sam Sims Band, Ashley McKinley, with a Late Night Acoustic "Couch Concert" hosted by Bobby Mahoney - Asbury Hotel, 9:30 p.m. FREE

LOD "LATE NIGHT FRIDAY: PETER SCHERER'S ACOUSTIC CAROUSEL" - Peter Scherer, Renee Maskin, The May Darlings, Arlan Feiles, Andy Bernstein, Keith Roth, Ray Andersen, Cranston Dean, Stringbean, Keith McCarthy, Leo Sawikin, Russell Arcara, Marc Nuzzi, The Gray Vines, Gregory Schwartz, Karen Mansfield, Steve Delopoulos, SOF, Paul Whistler, Eryn Shewell, David Vargo - Langosta Lounge, Friday, 21+, 9pm, FREE ADMISSION

LOD "REMEMBER JONES IN MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN" The Entire 1970 Joe Cocker Experience Tribute, Performed Live with a Band of 20 - Paramount Theater, Fri., All Ages, 7pm, $29-$49

Saturday, JAN 14

LOD "BOB'S BIRTHDAY BASH" - Jake Clemons, Jeffrey Gaines, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Chuck Prophet, Willie Nile & Band, Ed Manion, Jesse Malin & Band, Porter & Sayles, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Emily Grove, James Maddock & Band, Peter Elkas/Terra Lightfoot, Remember Jones, Miss Emily, Bobby Bandiera, Rob Dye, Battery Electric, the Fireplaces - Paramount Theater, Sat, All Ages, 6pm, $43-$205 (SOLD OUT)

LOD "ROCK", The Saint, Sat., 18+, 7:30pm, $8adv/ $12dos

LOD TBA, McLoone's Supper Club, Sat., All Ages, Noon, $TBA

LOD "Peter Asher: A MUSICAL MEMOIR OF THE '60S AND BEYOND" FEATURING THE MUSIC OF PETER AND GORDON. Special Guest: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt starring Broadway Singer and Actress Rita Harvey- McLoone's Supper Club, Doors/Dinner 6 p.m./Show 7:30 p.m., $31.50-$45

LOD "LATE NIGHT SATURDAY" - Taylor Tote Band, Brielle Von Hugel Band, more - Langosta Lounge, Sat., Jan. 17, 21+, 10pm, FREE ADMISSION

LOD "IN CONCERT" - James Maddock & Band, Jeffrey Gaines & Chuck Prophet, Anthony D'Amato, Kiyomi Valentine with Lisa Bianco - House of Independents, Sat, 1 p.m., $25 adv/$30 dos

LOD "ASBURY UNDERGROUND AFTER-PARTY" - American Trappist, Jesse of Accidental Seabirds, Milly, Dentist, Porter & Sayles, The Sunday Blues - House of Independents, Sat., 18+, 8pm, $5 adv/$7 dos

LOD "WOMEN OF SONG" - The Saint, Sat, Noon, $10

LOD "ASBURY BLUES" - Billy Walton Band (Record Premiere), Cigar Box Stompers, Joe Bonanno and the Godsons, Mary McCrink, Mad Kings, Pam McCoy, Stormin' Norman Seldin, J Pat and Sandy Mack, Chuck Lambert, Poppa John, HP & His HOT Take-Out Band - Wonder Bar, Sat., All Ages, Noon, $12/$15

LOD "FULL TILT BOOGIE BASH" - Billy Hector Band, Christine Martucci, Colossal Street Jam, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, Harry Filkin Band, Dawg Whistle - Wonder Bar, Sat., 21+, 7pm, $12/$15

LOD "DOWNTOWN - ASBURY UNDERGROUND," curated by Pat Schiavino and Asbury Underground. Noon - 7PMOver 20 venues! FREE ADMISSION

LOD "IN THE SOUNDBOOTH" - Stringbean & the Stalkers, DJ Music - Asbury Hotel, 8 p.m., FREE ADMISSION

LOD "TRANSPARENT: DANNY CLINCH PHOTO EXHIBIT" - Tangiers Blues Band - Asbury Hotel Gallery, 1 p.m.

LOD "THE ART OF THE PROTEST SONG" - Shannon McNally, Arlan Feiles, Joseph Alton Miller, Bill Valenti - McLoone's Supper Club at 2 p.m.$10

Sunday, JAN 15

LOD "SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL #1" - Isabella Englert, Adam Masterson, Kent Nicholson, Mary McCrink, Hans Ludviggson, Arlon Bennett, Jesse Terry - Watermark, Sun., All Ages, Noon, $15

LOD "SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL #2" - Dean Friedman, Karen Mansfield, Bruce Tunkel, Sam Sims & Kyle Ward, Don Dilego, Pat Guadagno, Stella Mrowicki, Addie Wuensch - Langosta Lounge, Sun., All Ages, 2:45 pm, $15

LOD "SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA BOARDWALK CRAWL #3" - James Maddock, Emily Grove, Ben Arnold, Chuck Prophet, Anthony D'Amato, Willie Nile, Joe Gruschecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Jesse Malin, Peter Elkas. Hosted by Joe D'Urso and Joe Rapolla - McLoone's Supper Club, Sun., All Ages, Dinner/Doors 5 p.m.; Show 6 pm, $20 adv/$25dos

LOD "KID'S ROCK" - Avery Rose and the Thorns, RadioActive, Stone Bullets, Double A, Sound of Fury, Baelfire, Allie and Tristan, School of Rock, Olivia Howell, Blume, Kat Phunk, Victoria Quartararo, Rock'n Music, Amanda Conti, Rockit -Stone Pony, Sun., All Ages, Noon, $15 adv/$20 dos

LOD "MUSICIANS ON A MISSION" - Penque-Diomede Band, Downstream, Citizens Band Radio, Nick Ryan Band - The Saint, Sun., 18+, Noon, $10

LOD "SUNDAY, FUNKY SUNDAY" - Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, Dez and the Swagmatics - Asbury Hotel, Sun, 2 p.m. FREE.

LOD "LAST NOTE", The Saint, Sun., 18+, 7:30pm, $8adv/$12dos

LOD "BRUCE BRUNCH WITH Tom Cunningham" - LIVE! on 105.7 The Hawk from The Anchors Bends in Convention Hall, Asbury Park, 9am - 11am with many surprise musical guests and performances. FREE

Monday, JAN 16

LOD "GOODBYE BRUNCH," McLoone's Grille, Mon., All Ages, 10:30a-1:30p.


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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