We are excited to support Warren Haynes in announcing the 28th Annual Christmas Jam! Tickets are officially on sale now! This year’s jam will feature Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, and The Last Waltz Band (Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski, Don Was and Terence Higgins). The Last Waltz Band first played at NOLA’s Saenger Theater during this year’s Jazz Festival (read more about Last Waltz NOLA). The Blackbird Presents event was herolded by critics such as Keith Spera of The New Orleans Advocate, “The last 30 minutes of The Last Waltz @SaengerNOLA was best thing I’ve heard”, and loved by fans.
The 28th Annual Christmas Jam will also include special guests Branford Marsalis, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Marcus King, Kevn Kinney, Audley Freed, Bob Margolin and Mike Barnes. Proceeds from the Christmas Jam will once again benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, aiding the construction of new homes as well as purchasing and developing land. More information is available at XmasJam.com.
Curated and presented by Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter and revered guitarist Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is a one-of-a-kind music marathon. Since its inception 27 years ago, the concert has provided an opportunity for the performing artists, audience and the local community to give back during the holiday season. Over the past 17 years, Haynes – an Asheville native – has worked closely with the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The Jam recently handed over a record-breaking half-million dollars, marking one of the largest-ever contributions to the organization. To date, 33 houses have been built with proceeds from the Jam. Because proceeds also go toward purchasing and developing land, donations were also put toward Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest subdivision Hudson Hills, which is the location of the 2014 and 2015 Christmas Jam houses and will be home to 25 more families upon completion. It was named in honor of Warren and his wife Stefani’s son, Hudson.