Outpost in the Burbs will be hosting the Light of Day Benefit concert in a fight against Parkinson’s disease.
Ring in the New Year with an outing to the Light of Day North Jersey Winterfest with Outpost in the Burbs, coming to Montclair, N.J. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Presenting “Songwriters Up Close and Personal,” this event will feature some of the best singers/songwriters in America sharing their music, along with their backgrounds and influences, in a comfortable setting.
The Light of Day is a foundation that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s and associated diseases. Starting out in 2002 as a small concert gathering in New Jersey, this event turned into a widely known series including over 70 shows in a variety of different countries. Each show donates a portion of its proceeds to Parkinson’s research funding. Over the past 13 years the organization has raised over $3 million.
According to the Light of Day website, “Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects between one-and-a-half million and two million Americans. The incidence of PD is often underestimated because it is not contagious and does not have to be reported by physicians. PD may appear at any age, but it is uncommon in people younger than 40, and the risk of developing it increases with age. It occurs in all parts of the world, and men are affected slightly more often than women.”
This benefit has been around, raising money and supporting Parkinson’s disease, for many years with a number of notable performers along the way. A few that have previously taken part in this event include Bruce Springsteen, John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls and Ed Kowalczyk from the band Live. This year in Montclair, the concert will be featuring Willie Nile, John Easdale and Peter Wood of Dramarama, Jill Hennessy, Richard Barone and Joe D’Urso.
The Light of Day Benefit concert will be held at the Outpost in the Burbs, located at 67 Church Street, at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. You can purchase your tickets on sale now at outpostintheburbs.org and at the box office in advance for $35 or at the door for $40. Exclusive VIP/Meet and Greet tickets are also available for just $100. Hurry up and get your tickets now. Quantity is limited and you don’t want to miss out!