Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, Saturday December 9
Gov’t Mule Including An Appearance by Special Guest Ann Wilson
Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB
The Avett Brothers
Les Bros. (Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr. Bruce Katz & more)
+ Special Guests
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
+More To Be Announced!
Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7pm
U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC
October 16, 2017 – New York, NY – Warren Haynes’ 29th Annual Christmas Jam is once again taking over Asheville, NC’s U.S. Cellular Center on December 9, 2017, where an incredible line-up of artists will take the stage in Haynes’ hometown for a good cause in the spirit of the holidays. One of the most celebrated and longest- running live concerts in the U.S., the Christmas Jam is a beloved tradition that brings together the Asheville community with performing artists, volunteers and friends from all over the country to raise funds for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. For the 19th year in a row, proceeds from the Jam will go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses (36 houses have been built so far) as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions. To date, more than 2 million dollars has been raised by the Jam for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. This year’s Christmas Jam House will be built in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest neighborhood, a 21-house community in Arden (South Asheville).
The Christmas Jam has announced this year’s line-up which includes sets by: Gov’t Mule who will be joined by Ann Wilson of Heart as a special guest for a portion of their set, Trey Anastasio ; Classic TAB, The Avett Brothers, Les Bros. and Blackberry Smoke. Special Guest musicians sitting in through out the evening include Jake Shimabukuro, Holly Bowling, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Kevn Kinney, and Mike Barnes with more to be announced!
Offering musical pairings that cannot be seen anywhere else and many special guests, the Jam is always a not-to-be-missed evening and unforgettable live experience. This year’s Jam-goers can look forward to Phish founding member Trey Anastasio returning to the Jam stage for the first time since 2005, this time bringing his fan favorite Classic TAB with Tony Markellis (bass), Ray Paczkowski (keyboards) and Russ Lawton (drums). After a critically acclaimed collaboration at this year’s LOCKN’ festival Ann Wilson of Heart will once again join Mule onstage for a portion of their set, making her first-ever Jam appearance. Fans will also bear witness to a set by Les
Bros., an all-star group comprised of Allman Brothers Band members Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, and Jack Pearson, as well as longtime collaborators including Lamar Williams Jr., and Bruce Katz.
“Xmas Jam By Day” events and concerts will pop up around Asheville and feature special collaborations alongside some of the best local musicians plus the annual art show. Attendees will also have the opportunity to give back during the annual “Before The Jam, Lend A Hand” event where fans, staff and artists come together and volunteer to help build the houses made possible by Christmas Jam donations. Stay up-to- date on Christmas Jam info as more details are announced on the website www.xmasjam.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/xmasjam and Twitter twitter.com/xmasjam.
About Christmas Jam
Curated and presented by Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is a one-of- a-kind music marathon. Since its inception 29 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 19 years, Haynes – an Asheville native – has worked closely with the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. To date, 36 houses have been built with proceeds from the Jam and more than 2 million dollars has been raised, including a record-breaking half-million dollars marking one of the largest-ever contributions to the organization. In addition to supporting the construction of Habitat homes, proceeds also go towards purchasing and developing land to build entire Habitat neighborhoods – such as the 25-house Hudson Hills neighborhood in West Asheville. The subdivision was named in honor of Warren and his wife Stefani’s son Hudson. And the street – Soulshine Court – is named after one of Warren’s most beloved songs, “Soulshine.” This year’s Xmas Jam House will be built in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest neighborhood, a 21-house community in Arden (South Asheville).
Christmas Jam’s rich history continues to grow year after year and has seen unforgettable musical moments from past performers including The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh Quartet, Coheed & Cambria, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Ani Difranco, Peter Frampton, Michael Franti, Ben Harper, Hot Tuna, Ray LaMontagne, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Matthews, Steve Miller Band, Neville Brothers, O.A.R., Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Widespread Panic, John Scofield, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bob Weir, Johnny Winter and many more.
About Warren Haynes
Visionary Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter and producer Warren Haynes is a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players of the modern era. Haynes is a beacon of creativity that inspires his fans as well as fellow musicians. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – and a lauded solo artist, his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of memorable performances and millions of album and track sales. Gov’t Mule’s acclaimed 10 th studio album Revolution Come…Revolution Go is out now. For more on Warren and Gov’t Mule, visit www.mule.net.
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, more than 1,350 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat and how you can get involved at ashevillehabitat.org.