Malin, Marah, Others do Light of Day



Annual concert benefits
fight against Parkinson’s Disease

By Blurt Staff


Jesse Malin, Marah, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky & the
Houserockers,  and Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik will play the
two-day Light of Day concert in Asbury Park, NJ during the weekend of Nov. 1 and
2. [UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated John Easdale of Dramarama would appear. He will not play after all.] The shows benefit the fight against Parkinson’s Disease, a degenerative
neurological disorder whose most famous sufferer is Michael J. Fox who,
incidentally, starred in the 1987 film Light
of Day
, about a Cleveland band that sounds a lot like the Asbury Park pub
rockers on this very bill.


From the press release:


The first eight years
of Light of Day ventures have raised over $750,000 for the fight against
Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses. Past performers include Joe
Grushecky, Jesse Malin, Gary US Bonds, La Bamba, Max Weinberg, Soozie Tyrell,
Southside Johnny, John Eddie, Pat Dinizio, Jakob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and
many others. Grushecky, who has performed at every Light of Day concert, has
been joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen for six of eight years’ Light of Day
events. At 2003’s Light of Day concert, the pair was joined by organizer Bob
Benjamin and film star Michael J. Fox for a raucous finale of “Light of
Day,” the Springsteen-penned anthem from which the event’s name is taken.


The Saturday show will be at the newly refurbished Paramount
Theatre, a fixture on the Asbury Park Boardwalk since 1930. The Sunday show
will be held at the world-famous Stone Pony, the oceanfront night club where
Light of Day was launched nine years ago. Lineups:


Saturday, November 1

The Paramount Theater

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Performers include: Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers,

Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan


Sunday, November 2

The Stone Pony

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Performers include: John Easdale, Boccigalupe and the
Badboys, Jobonanno & the Godsons of Soul, Exit 105 and Tom Vella & the


Any remaining tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets,
Ticketmaster Charge By Phone, Ticketmaster Online (,
(, ( and the Stone Pony box office.


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