The Asbury Underground will once again join forces with The Light Of Day Foundation for Winterfest. 60 musicians will take part in 30 performances at 18 different locations downtown. As per usual the venues will consist of art galleries, cafes, shops and restaurants. 15 of the 18 venues will be displaying original art for sale by local artists.
Light Of Day Foundation co-founder Tony Pallagrosi worked with Asbury Underground founder and owner of art629 Gallery Pat Schiavino to set up the event. He said:
“For a number of years, my desire had been to connect what Light of Day was doing on the Oceanfront with The Downtown. Pat really helped make that happen in an efficient and effective way for the Light of Day Foundation. We now have an event where audience and musicians alike flow freely between each area and venue, and where many musicians present their work in different formats at multiple venues, which was always my goal, throughout the 8- day festival. As an added bonus, increased sponsor commitment has allowed us to present a growing number of shows, including all of the Downtown events, all for free.”
Jersey Rock artists participating in The Asbury Underground portion of Winterfest include Lake House Pros, The Sunday Blues, Bobby Mahoney, Leeds, Pam Flores, Doug Zambon, Blisstique, Arlan Feiles, Emily Grove, Jennifer Lampert, Anthony Walker, Ashley McKinley, Julian Fulton, Joshua Mark, SOF, Carter Henry, Tara Dente, Jason Portizo, Paul Rosavear, Chris Brown, Colton Kayser, Frank Lombardi, Avery Mandeville, and Devine Sign.
There will also be a comedy stage, hosted by Jess Alaimo at DJ's Delights ON Mattison Avenue. The free event features approximately 18 comedians including Ariel Leaty, Jordan Manglonia, Angelo Gingerelli, Jack Steiger, Kate Ireland, Heather Lowry, Molly Miller, Alyssa Stevenson, Mark Henely, Emmy Crowne, Kate Nichols, Tiz Irie, Ian Wolsten, Taylor Allen, James Weir, Ryan Barry, Natasha Ross and John Minus.
Special attractions include an exhibit of memorabilia from the “Upstage Club” where "a variety of noteworthy Asbury Park musicians met and played as teenagers, such as Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Little Steven, etc. " The Upstage exhibit is free and will be open to the public all afternoon. It is located at The Asbury Park Music Foundation headquarters, inside the Lakehouse Music Academy building at 621 Lake Avenue. There will also be a "pop-up" art exhibition at the Capitoline Basement located at 639 Cookman Avenue. A number of local artists and artisans will be displaying and selling their work with a portion of the proceeds from sales donated to The Light of Day Foundation.
Check out the full schedule and event map HERE.
Learn more at asburyunderground.com.