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Light of Day 6 Concert Will Benefit PDF

Bob Benjamin, The Light Of Day Foundation, Inc. (www.lightofday.org), Concerts East (www.concertseast.com) and the Stone Pony (www.stoneponyonline.com) are proud to announce the 6th Annual Light Of Day Concerts To Benefit The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) (www.pdf.org) and the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter (www.alsphiladelphia.org) to fund patient support programs.

This year’s event will celebrate the life of Joan Dancy. Joan is the late fiancé of Terry Magovern, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen for more than 15 years. Joan passed away in July from ALS, and will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.

The concerts will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.

The Sunday concert will be a special Light Of Day/Writers In The Raw event, featuring well known singer/songwriters talking about and performing their songs acoustically.

Tickets for all three shows are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster Charge By Phone, Ticketmaster Online (www.ticketmaster.com), and Vintage Vinyl in Fords. Tickets for the Friday, November 4 Stone Pony concert will be available at the Stone Pony box office, while tickets for the Starland Ballroom shows will be available at the Starland box office. Three-day passes will be available through Ticketmaster outlets only.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Friday, November 4 at the Stone Pony (Doors 6PM): $50 General Admission standing; $150 VIP General Admission Seating (Very limited!)
  • Saturday, November 5 at Starland Ballroom (Doors 5PM): $75 General Admission standing; $150 General Admission VIP seating (Very limited!)
  • Sunday, November 6 at Starland Ballroom (Doors 6PM): $50 General Admission standing; $65 General Admission seating; $150 VIP Upfront seating (Very limited!)
  • $165 three-day tickets entitle bearers to general admission for each Light Of Day 6 event.

The lineup for this year's series of concerts is currently being assembled. Confirmed artists include Soozie Tyrell, Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys, Jesse Malin, John Eddie and Jeffrey Gaines.

The first five Light Of Day concerts have raised approximately $300,000 for PDF and ALS charities. Past performers include Joe Grushecky, Gary US Bonds, La Bamba, Max Weinberg, Soozie Tyrell, Tony Amato (a/k/a Boccigalupe), Jesse Malin and many others. Grushecky, who has performed at every Light Of Day concert, has also been joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen at each event. 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.

Source Date: Sep 23 2005