The third annual Light of Day Australia Winter Gigs – which raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease – will take place in Ocean Grove on July 22 and 23.

LIGHT OF DAY Australia is proud to announce that saxophonist Eddie Manion – an original member of Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band and an E Street member of Springsteen’s recent Wrecking Ball and High Hopes tours will headline this year’s shows in July.

Tickets are on sale and Manion’s inclusion has already prompted ticket sales from E Street fans as far as WA, Queensland and South Australia.

We are also delighted to have secured the generous support of 20 artists appearing at three Ocean Grove venues over the two nights.

They include Aussie icons Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll, Spectrum, Gallie, Sassy Soul Sister, Dave Wright and the Midnight Electrics, Evangeline, Dangerous Curves, Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar), Craig (Hornets), Victoriana Gaye, Steve McEwan and the Yesmen, Luke Legs, Brooke Allen and more.

Also on the bill for the shows will be local favourites Andrea Robertson, Narelle and Uke Carnivale, Wayne Heard and the formidable Bash Big Band which traditionally closes the show with an all-in finale on the last night.

Further acts will also be announced soon.

President of Light of Day Australia, Richard Grimmett, said “these Winter Gigs for Parkinson’s research bring warmth to the town in the middle of winter. Our team works toward another successful event and the line-up of fantastic musicians are preparing to perform free of charge to help the search for a cure to this degenerative disease. An event not to be missed!”

The two fantastic nights will be conducted at three venues with tickets available through Trybooking.com:

The Piping Hot Chicken Shop    TICKETS  Light of Day Australia – Chicken Shop

Driftwood Cafe                              TICKETS     Light of Day Australia – Driftwood Cafe 

The Olive Pit                                  TICKETS     Light of Day Australia – Olive Pit Deli