26th Annual Christmas Jam : December 13, 2014 : Asheville, NC

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December 15, 2014

SETLISTS & PHOTOS

Click here for setlists and photos from the 26th Annual Christmas Jam.

December 12, 2014

VINCE GILL UNABLE TO PERFORM

Due to the very unfortunate passing of his "Time Jumpers" band mate and singer Dawn Sears, Vince Gill will not be able to perform as planned at tomorrow night's Christmas Jam. All of us in the Christmas Jam Family would like to offer our condolences to Vince and everyone in his camp. Please stay tuned for further updates.

November 21, 2014

JACKIE GREENE & FRIENDS

We are excited to announce that Jackie Green & Friends (Tom Hamilton, Reed Mathis and Al Smith) will be joining us at the Asheville Music Hall December 13th for Christmas Jam by Day. Christmas Jam By Day tickets are available via Xmas Jam Ticketing, and VIP Passes will also get you into the By Day events FOR FREE. VIP/Travel Packages are available HERE.

November 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS JAM BY DAY ON SALE NOW

Tickets for Christmas Jam By Day at The Asheville Music Hall & The One Stop (two clubs in the same building) are ON SALE NOW via Xmas Jam Ticketing. This year’s event features Blue Bop (Bela Fleck Tribute), The Broadcast, Jahman Brahman, Love Canon, Lyric, Marcus King Band, Ed Williams' RumpelSteelSkin (ft. Andrew Campanelli, George Gekas & Michael Girardot of The Revivalists) and Trouble ft. Woody Wood & Shane Pruitt.

VIP Passes will also get you into the Christmas Jam By Day FOR FREE. VIP/Travel Packages are available HERE.

November 19, 2014

CHRISTMAS JAM BY DAY

We are pleased to announce the lineup for Christmas Jam By Day, returning to Asheville on December 13th. This year we will be taking over The Asheville Music Hall & The One Stop (two clubs in the same building) and one ticket will get you into both rooms. Tickets will be available starting Friday at Noon through Xmas Jam Ticketing. Also if you have a VIP Ticket you will be allowed into the venue for Free as space allows, so get there early!

Featuring (in alphabetical order): Blue Bop (Bela Fleck Tribute), The Broadcast, Jahman Brahman, Love Canon, Lyric, Marcus King Band, Ed Williams' RumpelSteelSkin (ft. Andrew Campanelli, George Gekas & Michael Girardot of The Revivalists) and Trouble ft. Woody Wood & Shane Pruitt.

The acoustic jam hosted by Kevn Kinney at Jack of the Wood has been a staple of Christmas Jam by Day since the beginning. With music starting at 12pm on both Friday and Saturday and running until 5pm the event will feature a wide variety of performers and special guests floating in throughout the day. Performing this year are Ray Sisk, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Aaron Wood, Laura Reed, Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils, Red Honey, Josh Daniel - Mark Shimick Project, Leigh Glass, David Earl, Jamie Dose & Dorsey Parker, The Pond Brothers, and Ian Harrod. Admission is $10 at the door or a VIP Pass. There are no advance tickets.

The Satellite Gallery will once again host the Christmas Jam Art Show with proceeds from art sales donated to the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. The gallery will be open starting at 3pm on Friday 12/12. Also, Cabinet will be performing Saturday afternoon at 1pm. It's the perfect way to start your day.

November 14, 2014

NEW SPECIAL GUEST ADDED

We are happy to announce the addition of American Idol Winner, and Asheville native, Caleb Johnson to the Christmas Jam. Christmas Jam tickets are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster.com

November 11, 2014

OFFICIAL WELCOME PARTY, ART SHOW

We are excited to welcome Cabinet to the Altamont Theater for the Christmas Jam’s Official Welcome Party on Thursday, December 11th. In addition to the Welcome Party, Cabinet will also perform Saturday, December 13th at the Christmas Jam Art Show at the Satellite Gallery. More details on Christmas Jam By Day will be announced next week.

October 24, 2014

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for the 26th Annual Christmas Jam are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster.com.

October 21, 2014

NEW SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED

We are very excited to announce the addition of special guests Jackie Greene, Oteil Burbridge, Jack Pearson, Kevn Kinney, Paul Riddle and Love Canon to this year’s Christmas Jam. Greene will be joining Gov't Mule to offer up many of the Neil Young songs they will be doing for the first time next weekend while Oteil and Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band drummer and co-founder) will be part of a very special band which will also include the event's host Warren Haynes and 20 time Grammy winner Vince Gill.

Public on-sale for the Jam will be available starting this Friday, October 24th, 12pm Noon ET at Ticketmaster.com.

October 14, 2014

TICKETING UPDATE

Pre-Sale tickets for Christmas Jam have SOLD OUT. Public on-sale is October 24th, 12pm noon ET at Ticketmaster.com (please note the new time).

Get your VIP/Travel Packages at CIDEntertainment.com.

October 13, 2014

TICKET PRE-SALES AVAILABLE NOW

Guarantee your spot at this year’s jam and get your tickets early. Christmas Jam pre-sales are now available at xmasjam.tix.musictoday.com.

October 9, 2014

VIP, TRAVEL PACKAGES ON SALE NOW

Exclusive VIP & Travel Packages for the 26th Annual Christmas Jam on December 13th at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC are ON SALE NOW. This year's jam features Billy & The Kids (a new group formed by Grateful Dead founding member Bill Kreutzmann with Aaron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) & Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Brothers Past) Gov't Mule, Hard Working Americans(featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks & Jesse Aycock), Jason Isbell with his band, The Revivalists and Vince Gill.

VIP Packages include access to the Pre-Jam, Photo Opp, Early Entry, Reserved Seating, Exclusive Merch & more! Guarantee your spot at this year's jam and get yours now at CIDEntertainment.com.

October 6, 2014

WARREN HAYNES PRESENTS: The 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM

WILL ONCE AGAIN BENEFIT ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AFTER LAST YEAR’S PROCEEDS HIT A RECORD HALF-MILLION DOLLARS

December 13, 2014, at US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC

Featuring Vince Gill, Gov't Mule, Billy & The Kids, Hard Working Americans, The Revivalists and Jason Isbell with his band with additional artists to be announced soon

Warren Haynes will once again bring his beloved 26th Annual Christmas Jam to Asheville, NC’s US Cellular Center on December 13, 2014. One of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S., the Christmas Jam will benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for the 16th year in a row. Haynes recently presented the organization with a record-breaking $500,000 in Christmas Jam proceeds from last year’s epic, sold-out Silver Anniversary event.

Each year, the Christmas Jam sets the stage for surprise collaborations, rare appearances and musical sets that rock into the wee hours of the morning. The tradition is sure to continue with this year’s line-up, part of which has been announced today to help mark October 6th as World Habitat Day. Artists scheduled to perform (listed alphabetically) are Billy & The Kids (a new group formed by Grateful Dead founding member Bill Kreutzmann with Aaron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) & Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Brothers Past) Gov't Mule, Hard Working Americans(featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Jesse Aycock & Duane Trucks), Jason Isbell with his band, The Revivalists and Vince Gill. This will be Kreutzmann's second appearance at the event, having previously performed in 2005 as part of a one-time only supergroup with Phish's Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon. Jason Isbell, who will be making his triumphant return to Christmas Jam after a seven-year absence, recently swept The Americana Awards, nabbing Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Cover Me Up”), as well as the night's top honor: Album of the Year, for his post-sobriety triumph Southeastern. This will be Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill's first Christmas Jam appearance despite Gill and Haynes having tried to make it work in the past and schedules not working out until now. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and is a two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year. He has earned 20 Grammy Awards (the most of any country artist) and is tied with George Straight for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards.

Christmas Jam is widely known for its array of special guest performers, who will be announced in the coming weeks along with other additions to the line-up.

Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. For up-to-the minute updates, please visit www.xmasjam.com and follow @xmas jam on Twitter.

VIP tickets and travel packages will go on-sale October 9th. The pre-sale begins October 13th and the public on-sale begins October 24th.

There will also once again be a slew of "Xmas Jam By Day" events including daytime concerts and special events well as "Before The Jam Lend A Hand," where volunteers can help build the houses made possible by Christmas Jam donations. Complete details on these events will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Stay up-to-date on Christmas Jam info at the website www.xmasjam.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Proceeds from the annual Christmas Jam concert, which thrives on the generous support of volunteers, go to help construct energy-efficient new houses for dozens of families as well as secure land for entire Habitat subdivisions. In July 2014, standing on the site of the new Hudson Hills subdivision named after Haynes and his wife Stefani’s son, Hudson, Haynes handed a half-million dollars in Christmas Jam proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, marking one of the largest contributions to the organization to date. The street into the subdivision – Soulshine Court – is a nod to the classic song written by Haynes. In 2013, Haynes was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UNC Asheville for his work with the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

CHRISTMAS JAM BY DAY - ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL/ONE STOP

We are pleased to announce the lineup for Christmas Jam By Day, returning to Asheville on December 13th. This year we will be taking over The Asheville Music Hall & The One Stop (two clubs in the same building) and one ticket will get you into both rooms. Tickets will be available starting Friday at Noon through Xmas Jam Ticketing. Also if you have a VIP Ticket you will be allowed into the venue for Free as space allows, so get there early!

Asheville Music Hall:
1:00pm - Love Canon
2:00pm - Jackie Greene & Friends (Tom Hamilton, Reed Mathis & Al Smith)
3:00pm - RumpelSTEELskin (Ed Williams, Andrew Campanelli, George Gekas, & Michael Girardot of The Revivalists)
4:00pm - Trouble

One Stop:
12:30pm - Jahman Brhaman
1:30pm - Lyric
2:30pm - Blu Bop (Bela Fleck Tribute)
3:30pm - Marcus King Band
4:30pm - The Broadcast

Initial Artist Lineup (Listed alphabetically)

Featuring

Billy & The Kids
Ft. Bill Kreutzmann, Aron Magner, Reed Mathis, Tom Hamilton and Special Guests

Gov't Mule

Hard Working Americans
Ft. Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock

Jason Isbell

The Revivalists

Vince Gill

Special Guests

“Oteil

Oteil Burbridge

“Jackie

Jackie Greene

“Caleb

Caleb Johnson

“Kevn

Kevn Kinney

“Jack

Jack Pearson

“Paul

Paul Riddle

“Love

Love Canon

WARREN HAYNES PRESENTS: THE 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM

For the past 26 years, Warren Haynes has coordinated his annual Christmas Jam. Like a family reunion, the annual, one-of-a-kind, semi-structured marathon of music brings together old friends on stage and in the audience at the Civic Center Arena in Asheville, N.C. for one of the countries greatest live events. The London Times has rated it "One of the top ten concerts in the USA".

"Christmas Jam started 26 years ago as an opportunity for local musicians to jam at the one time of year they were all in town at the same time. Back then, we gave the money to whatever charity we felt like. As the event grew and we became aware of Habitat For Humanity, we settled on them because we believe in the organization and know the money goes where its supposed to."

Over the last seven years alone the event has donated over a million and a half dollars to Habitat For Humanity. Each year the concert continues to donate more than the year before with last years donation a record setting $500,000. The main goal continues to be providing housing for families who are in need.