2017 Light of Day Philadelphia

The 18th annual Light of Day Winterfest takes place January 10th through 15th to raise funds combating Parkinson’s Disease. Based in Asbury Park, NJ (but held in many locations including New York City and Philadelphia), this year’s festival will feature over 150 acts, including Gary U.S. Bonds, Greg Kihn, The Verve Pipe, Willie Nile, Lee Roy Parnell, The Douhboys and Jeffrey Gaines

A highlight of the event will be a multi-act jam known as “Bob’s Birthday Bash” in honor music industry veteran and co-founder of the Light of Day Foundation, Bob Benjamin. Tickets for ALL shows during and additional information for Light of Day Winterfest can be found at LightOfDay.org.

Below are some of the artists who performed at the Philadelphia in 2017.

Eric Bazilian

Wayne, PA

Eric BazilianBest known as co-founder, guitarist and vocalist for The Hooters, Bazlilian has also had a very successful career as a solo artist and composer for other artists such as Joan Osbourne and Ricky Martin. 2017 is his first time participating in Winterfest, although Bazilian did tour with Light of Day Europe in Novewmber and December

Eric Bazilian online

Eric Bazilian on Twitter  Eric Bazilian on Facebook
Eric Bazilian website
Buy A Very Dull Boy (2015 album)

Jeffrey Gaines

Harrisburg, PA

Jeffrey GainesAnother alum from the from Light of Day Europe, Jeffrey Gaines, has earned his reputation as a captivating performer through his multi-decade career. Through that career, Gaines has released several solo studio albums along with a live CD/DVD and is expected to have a new record out in early 2017.

Jeffrey Gaines online

Jeffrey Gaines on Twitter  Jeffrey Gaines on Reverbnation  Jeffrey Gaines on Facebook
Jeffrey Gaines website

Ben Arnold

Philadelphia, PA

Ben ArnoldBen Arnold performs shows both solo and with his live band, US Rails. His sound, at differing times, been compared to acts as diverse as John Hiatt, Randy Newman, and Bruce Springsteen while his musical style incorporates elements of Motown, Stax, and The Sound of Philadelphia.

Ben Arnold online

Ben Arnold on Twitter  Ben Arnold on Reverbnation  Ben Arnold on Facebook
Ben Arnold website
Buy Lost Keys (2016 album)

Willie Nile

Buffalo, NY

Willie NileSinger/songwriter Willie Nile is a critically acclaimed artist who has been producing music for over three decades. His folk-rock approach perfectly straddles the line between delicate folk and strong rock n’ roll.

Willie Nile online

Willie Nile on Twitter  Willie Nile on Reverbnation  Willie Nile on Facebook
Willie Nile website
Buy World War Willie (2016 album)


Philadelphia, PA

MutluMutlu Onaral incorporates R&B and the fundamentals of old school soul music into his original singer/songwriter style. With much local success in the Philadelphia area, Mutlu has had the opportunity to collaborate and tour with some headlining acts.

Mutlu online

Mutlu on Twitter  Mutlu on Reverbnation  Mutlu on Facebook
Mutlu website
Buy Hypnotize (2015 album)

Dawg Whistle

Asbury Park, NJ

Dawg WhistleDawg Whistle is made up of of Vini “Maddog” Lopez, the original drummer in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, along with veteran blue-eyed soul artist Paul Whistler. Together, they perform and advance the Jersey Shore sound to audiences well beyond New Jersey.


Dawg Whistle online

Dawg Whistle on Twitter  Dawg Whistle on Reverbnation  Dawg Whistle on Facebook
Dawg Whistle website

Lisa Bouchelle

Trenton, NJ

Lisa BouchelleLisa Bouchelle has gained fame with her series of duets and music placed in movies and on television. She is also the host of the top-rated TV show Rock Star Kitchen, which is seen twice weekly on The Comcast Network from Philadelphia down to Virginia.

Lisa Bouchelle online

Lisa Bouchelle on Twitter  Lisa Bouchelle on Reverbnation  Lisa Bouchelle on Facebook
Lisa Bouchelle website
Buy Lipstick Tomboy (2016 EP)

Light of Day online

Light of Day on Twitter  Light of Day on Facebook
Light of Day website