Light of Day Concert Series: Jan. 13-16 2011


Alejandro Escovedo
Austin-based singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo will headline the Paramount Theatre show on Jan. 15, 2011, that serves as the centerpiece for the 11th annual Light of Day concert series, now expanded to a full weekend of activities in Asbury Park, N.J.

More than 75 artists will play at nine different events to be held at seven venues in the city on Jan. 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2011. The Light of Day series raises money for the ongoing fight against Parkinson’s disease by supporting research into more effective treatments and a cure for people who suffer from Parkinson’s and other degenerative neuromuscular disorders.

On Friday, Jan. 14, Asbury Park’s legendary Stone Pony, the oceanfront club where Light of Day got its start 11 years ago, will host the first concert of the weekend. The show will feature The Bebe Buell Band, the Tangiers Blues Band, Status Green, Outside the Box, River City Extension, and many more special guests.

On Saturday, the 15th, the Light of Day shows start at noon at the Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar, located right down the street from the Pony at the corner of Ocean and Fifth avenues in Asbury Park. The Wonder Bar show will feature 10 bands performing from noon to 5 p.m.

Also from noon to 5 p.m that day, the Stone Pony will present an international line-up of artists, with bands from Canada and Europe. Among the performers will be The Beauties, Toronto’s most popular roots-rock band, along with previous Light of Day performers The Maddhatters and the Roxwells.

In addition to the main event at the Paramount Theatre Saturday night, the Stone Pony will host a country night featuring local sensation Corey Wagar, as well as legendary New Jersey country rock bands Kinderhook and Cowtown.

Light of Day 11 will wrap up on Sunday, Jan. 16 with three “Songwriters by the Sea” acoustic singer-songwriter shows at three boardwalk venues: The Watermark at noon; Langosta Lounge at 3 p.m., and McLoone’s Supper Club at 6 p.m. These intimate shows will feature John Eddie, Glen Burtnik, April Smith, Linda Chorney, Christine Martucci, Cara Salimando, Jerzy Jung, Pat Guadagno, and more.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29 for the series of shows, sponsored by the Light of Day Foundation, Inc. , The Asbury Park Press ( and ShopRite.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets (including selected Walmart stores), and the Stone Pony box office, 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park.

[Published on: 10/29/10]

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