It was a magical, well organized night!! The talent on stage was endless.
- Current Location
- 1/12/24Friday 07:30 PMRed Bank, NJHackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center Tusk
- 1/20/24Saturday 06:30 PMRed Bank, NJHackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center Light Of Day Winterfest 2024: Bob's Birthday Bash
Bought tix online, no mention of will call status. A week later I receive email saying an error was made with delivery and they are now Will Call. I call the box office several times, no answer. I call the director to find out what happens if I can’t attend for whatever reason. I’m 4 hours away. Finally find out that it is possible to give them to someone else, just call them. When I arrive at the other venue in Asbury Park a day before the event to get a wristband which was part of the combo ticket, there are my tickets! I was never notified that they would be there! I’m glad I didn’t go to the Count Basie theater for them because they weren’t there!
We sat on the main floor, center orchestra row V… excellent seats but the sound was way too loud and affected the quality. It’s a nice theater and this just isn’t necessary to blast rock n roll. Yes pushing 70, but many of my friends, who go to shows regularly agreed. One said “I sought refuge in the lobby” it’s s good cause though
I saw the event on Facebook - clicked on the link - and bought the tickets. I never went on the light of day website. When I got to event, I wasn't allowed in because my boyfriend was not vaccinated. NO WHERE did it say this besides the LOD website. Not on Ticketmaster - Not on Wonder Bar website! I have been to other events recently where it was clearly indicated when you purchase the ticket thru Ticketmaster what the requirements were. - but not this time. So needless to say I threw away $45 for tickets and never got inside.
Great musicians supporting an important cause. Thank you!
Bob’s Birthday Bash at the Count Basie was amazing. The sound system is impressive. The performances were perfectly timed. My favorites were James Maddock and Jesse Malin but I was very entertained by others like Miss Emily and Anthony D’Amato.
World class musicians that very few people have heard of. U wont find a better weekends live music anywhere
I applaud all the artists who gave of their time and their talent. I’m also happy that Bob got a good send up for his birthday. And yes, I know it’s a charity, so the prices will be higher. But for what I paid, there should have been bigger names on the bill. Historically, Bruce, Bon Jovi, and/or Southside would be expected to pop in for a couple numbers. Maybe because it’s the year back from Covid, but I was underwhelmed because nobody well-known showed up. Also, parking at or near the Count Basie theater is abysmal.
This was my first LOD NJ experience as March travel is much more predictable than January travel. It was absolutely amazing. The continuing performances were tight with nary a break (which made sneaking away for a 5 minute restroom break a tough decision on timing). It was clear that some attendees were expecting a surprise visitor to show up on stage which was unfortunate because every performer was at the top of their game and delivered. I am a huge fan of Willie Nile and his crew as well as Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, but also deeply appreciative of Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan but also the tireless work he does behind the scenes to make an event like this happen in NJ as well as Canada and Europe. Along the way, I got to see other unexpected great performances like Remember Jones and Guy Davis. Wonderful!
The annual LoD event is always well performed and the Friday night Asbury Angels induction event at the Stone Pony is nothing short of spectacular and this years show just gets better and better every year.