Just Around the Corner to the 15th Year of Light of Day

January 12, 2015 9:24 PM

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In November of 2008, beloved Jersey rock impresario and manager Bob Benjamin rented out a small restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey for his 40th birthday. Benjamin had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, and instead of gifts he asked that donations be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Over $2,000 was raised that night. Spurred by the generosity and support of those who attended that party, Benjamin reached out to friends, including concert promoter Tony Pallagrosi and musician Joe D'Urso, and formed the Light of Day charity, taking its name from a Bruce Springsteen song.

This year, which is the fifteenth since the foundation was established, Light of Day has expanded to become a multi-genre, multi-venue, multi-continent extravaganza, which spans ten days in the New York-New Jersey area alone annually. There are currently approximately seventy shows in thirteen count...

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