Since its inception in 2000, Light of Day has raised more than $2 million in the fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. What began as a single concert in New Jersey has grown into thirty-five shows in twelve countries throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Bob Benjamin & Bruce Springsteen – Light of Day 2012 at The Paramount Theater
As part of its 15th anniversary, Light of Day Winterfest will hit New York City. Presented by Asbury Park Press, the Light of Day Foundation will bring over 150 music acts to 30 venues over twelve days in New Jersey and NYC this month—with the goal of raising a record half million dollars for Parkinson’s research.
Surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in ten of the previous 14 years, brought international notoriety to the Light of Day Winterfest. And previous performers have included Michael J. Fox, the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, Darlene Love, Jakob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Big Country’s Mike Peters, David Bromberg and Pete Yorn.
On Wednesday, January 14th, the Cutting Room on 44 E. 32nd Street will host Suzanne Vega, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, John Eddie, Dramarama’s John Easdale and Greg Trooper. When asked how she got involved with this important benefit, Vega said she immediately agreed to perform as her mother has had Parkinson’s disease for more than ten years and she really hopes they find a cure.
So how does it feel for ‘the poet of the dark’to be headlining Light of Day Winterfest NYC?
“It feels great,” says Vega. “I believe in the balance of dark and light so I’m happy to be bringing whatever I can to the festivities.”
Tickets are $45 for general admission seats and $75 for limited VIP up front table seats.
Doors 6pm. Show time 7pm. For info and tickets call 212-691-1900 or go to thecuttingroomnyc.com.
Vega, the Poet of the Dark, headlines Light of Day Winterfest NYC 2015.