PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Joe Grushecky has been pumping iron and strumming his axe for decades and more often than not he does it in the service of a greater cause.
Saturday night he will be playing and organizing the first ever Pittsburgh concert for the Light of Day Foundation to benefit Parkinson’s research.READ MORE: Neighbors Want Liquor Control Board To Take Action Against Bar In Carnegie
Grushecky himself was instrumental in starting the foundation after his manager, Bob Benjamin, developed Parkinson’s disease.READ MORE: 2 Allegheny County Lawmakers Introduce Plan To Allow Legal Recreational Marijuana Use In State
It has grown into an international charity from an initial bar concert on the Jersey shore with his friend Bruce Springsteen whose song “Light of Day” gave the foundation its name.
The foundation has raised more than a million dollars for Parkinson’s research and with the help of national artists and local musicians like Bill Deasy, Grushecky hopes the concert Saturday night at The Altar Bar will aid to the tally and become an annual event.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Council Approves Plan To Spent Nearly $100 Million From American Rescue Plan