UPDATE: They have added a second show which will start at 9:30pm. Click here for info about this show or to purchase tickets.

Jon Bon Jovi was just added to the line up for HOPE Concert 8, December 23rd at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. I'll have the pleasure of hosting this great event as my man Bobby Bandiera leads an all-star line up featuring Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, John Cafferty and more, raising big money for various New Jersey charities.

Check out Jon Bon Jovi and Bobby Bandiera from last year's HOPE Concert playing 'I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas.'

Showtime starts at 7pm and tickets are on sale now on their website, at the box office located at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank or by calling 732-842-9000.

Since 2003, the HOPE concerts have raised nearly $3 million for various charities in and around the Jersey Shore area. HOPE 8 will benefit the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (www.vnahg.org) and 180 Turning Lives Around (www.180nj.org), with $10 from every ticket going towards the Count Basie Theatre’s ARTS FOR ALL initiative in the Red Bank Borough middle school.

ABOUT 180 TURNING LIVES AROUND

Turning Lives Around, Inc. is a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. 180 is committed to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, 180 works to mobilize concerned individuals, organizations, and civic and religious groups to join their effort to end violence and abuse through public education, public policy reforms, and training of allied professionals. 180 also offers a wide array of programs concerned with positive approaches to safety and recovery from assault in all situations.

ABOUT VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION HEALTH GROUP

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is New Jersey’s largest nonprofit visiting nurse association and visiting physician service that helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health and well-being by providing home health care, hospice, palliative and community-based care and operating private-pay personal care services. A full range of primary-care services are available through VNACJ Community Health Centers.