Light Of Day Foundation’s Fundraising Concert Goes Virtual February 12, 13, 14

ASBURY PARK, NJ (SBN) — The Light of Day Foundation’s WINTER LOVE FEST 2021 will go virtual this year for the first time since its inception in 1998.

The 3-day concert festival, which traditionally had taken place in January, is this year scheduled for February 12-14 with its goal of “utilizing the power of music to raise money and awareness” in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

Listen to SBN’s exclusive audio interview with Light of Day co-founder and executive director Tony Pallagrosi in the player below.

You can donate to the Light of Day Foundation here: https://www.lightofday.org/donate

The annual Asbury Park, NJ-based festival will be online this year, streaming live on Facebook and YouTube, where viewers are encouraged to donate while enjoying the show.

With more than 12 hours of streaming shows over three days, the event will feature performances from over 60 artists including Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, James Maddock, Dramarama, Steve Forbert, Jill Hennessy, The Weeklings, Jeffrey Gaines, Low Cut Connie, Ed “Kingfish” Manion, Bruce Tunkel, John Eddie, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold, Adam Ezra, Joe Rapolla, and Brian Dunne among others, with more acts to be added. Light of Day is also encouraging artists to produce their own livestreams on their own platforms, which will be promoted by LOD throughout the day on Saturday, February 13.

“The Main Event – Bob’s Birthday Bash” streams at 2pm and 7pm EST on Saturday February 13. Bob’s Birthday Bash is named after the organization’s co-founder and inspiration, artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1996, and continues to fight not only his personal health struggles, but on behalf of those afflicted around the world on behalf of the Light of Day Foundation. View the full schedule of events at lightofday.org.

Acclaimed music photographer Mark Weiss has teamed up with Light of Day for the third straight year and will be doing another auction of his iconic images. This year’s auction includes vintage prints of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and more. You can bid on the images here: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/LightOfDay

Light of Day will also have new merchandise available for the virtual Winter Love Fest at their merchandise store: https://lodstore.org/

Light of Day Winter Love Fest Schedule:

Friday, Feb 12

2pm, 7pm EST: LOD Winter“Love”Fest Kickoff

Saturday, Feb 13

2pm, 7pm EST: The Main Event – Bob’s Birthday Bash

Sunday, Feb 14

12pm EST: Kids Rock

2pm, 7pm EST: Songwriters by the Sea

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