After five days and nights of covering the Light of Day Foundation Sweet 16 here in Asbury Park I am finally finished editing and admiring over a thousand pictures circulating around social media. The Light of Day Foundation was created to raise money to help find a cure for Parkinsons disease and it’s related illnesses ALS and PSP. This event which has been happening for the last sixteen years and has since raised close to $4,000,000.
I have been covering this amazing event for the last three years and have so much fun watching the music community come alive for so many shows, artists and businesses. This year Asbury Underground http://www.asburyunderground.com/ was involved as well which includes so many local and mainstream artists coming together with local businesses.
This years events in Asbury Park featured some really awesome artists from headliners The Smithereens to local artists like Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son. The list of artists that performed at the main event held at the Paramount Theatre were Rob Dye, Milly, Luca, Joe D’Urso & the Stone Caravan, Emily Grove, Matt O’Rae Band, Dramarama, Jill Hennessy, Garland Jeffreys, Steve Forbert, Jesse Malin, James Maddock, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky & the House Rockers, Williams Honor and The Smithereens.
Local businesses and venues used in Asbury Park this year were: The Paramount Theatre, The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, Langosta Lounge, The Watermark, Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, The Saint, Asbury Park Yacht Club, House of Independents, Heaven Gallery, Oasis Home, Parlor Gallery, Coil & Co., America’s Cup, Cafe Volan, Art629 Gallery, Exhibit No. 9 Gallery, BTll Gallery, Confections of a Rock Star, Holdfast Records, Twisted Tree Cafe, Shoppes at the Arcade, Cross & Orange & Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten.
Please take the time to check out all the pictures as they feature so many local acts as well as mainstream artists to make the Light of Day Foundation what it is today