Light Of Day featuring John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band has been confirmed to headline the Toronto 8 Benefit Concert for Parkinson’s as the last event at Toronto’s iconic El Mocambo.
Vincent Pastore returns as LOD MC with Toronto’s own Steve Anthony. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band bring their classic rock and roll to the Greg Frewin Theatre on November 7th and this time around they are bringing friends from The Romantics, Santana and The Pat Travers Band.
John Cafferty helped celebrate Light of Day Toronto’s 5th Anniversary 3 years ago and now he’s back but this time he’s bringing some very talented friends – Wally Palmar – lead singer of The Romantics and member of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band, Alex Ligertwood – lead singer of Santana, Jeff Beck and The Average White Band and Canada’s own guitar virtuoso, Pat Travers of the Pat Travers Band!
It’s going to be an evening of classic rock and roll with hits like “On The Dark Side” (John Cafferty), “What I Like About You” (Wally Palmar), “Winning” (Alex Ligertwood), “Boom, Boom Out Go The Lights” (Pat Travers), Bruce Springsteen’s “Sandy” (Jason Heath and Jason Federici, the son of E Street Band member, the late, Danny Federici) and much more!! It’s always a special night, but this year is even more special with Light of Day Canada friend, Vincent Pastore, returning as the LOD Ambassador/MC after a courageous battle with cancer which he beat this past year…in the words of some of his Soprano’s paesanos, “Fughetta-boutit!”
For the last 7 years, Sam Grosso, LOD Canada Board of Director, has helped bring some great performances to Light of Day including Gary US Bonds, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers with E Street Band sax man Eddie Manion, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, and more, but it was John Cafferty’s performance in 2011 that stood out the most and his return has been requested by many of those who attended that memorable show.
“This may be the best show we have assembled here in Toronto,” said Grosso. “Toronto has been a part of Light of Day Canada from the beginning and to have this show as the final show at the iconic elMocambo Tavern is very special, indeed. It’s going to be a memorable night!”
Background: Light of Day Canada is committed to raising money through various events to distribute to organizations that support Parkinson’s research and care for Parkinson’s victims and families. The 2 organizations that Light of Day Canada work closely with and distribute our proceeds to are the Light of Day Foundation and Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario. Light of Day Canada has now risen over $150,000 since its inception in 2007.
Toronto, ON, Thursday, November 6, 2014 elMocambo Tavern, Toronto ON
Tickets: $50 in advance, $55 at the Door
Tickets available online at www.lightofdaycanada.com/tickets or by phone at 905-357-4977