Official merchandise from the 27th Annual Christmas Jam has just been added to the webstore. We hope you agree that this is one of the best merch lines yet (probably even our favorite) Limited quantities remain for all items added. Visit the Webstore to check it out and place your order!
Thank you all for another amazing Christmas Jam. We hope you all had as much fun as we did. This will definitely be one for the books. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for photo galleries and recaps. Thank you again for all of your support, we could not do this without each and every one of you.
We regret to announce that Joe Bonamassa, who was scheduled to be a special guest musician at this year's sold out Christmas Jam, will no longer be able to attend.
Joe has graciously donated a signature guitar and two tickets with meet & greet passes to any of his upcoming shows which will be raffled off inside the Civic Center at the Asheville Habit for Humanity table in the main concourse.
Tune in to WNCW starting at 6:00pm on Friday, December 11th for a live broadcast of the Pre-Jam. WNCW will air the 16th annual all-star event live from the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC in its entirety.
In order to fit everything in, and because we want each participating artist to have a full set, this year's Christmas Jam will begin at 6:45pm. We would like to encourage everyone to leave enough time to get into the US Cellular Center because we do not want anyone to miss any of the music.
Alright, Christmas Jammers, the fun continues! We are very excited to announce the lineups for our Christmas Jam By Day and Jack of the Wood (Kevn Kinney Jam) shows. Remember, if you have a VIP Pass, you already have access to both events!
Christmas Jam By Day
A staple of Christmas Jam weekend, the Christmas Jam By Day takes place at both the Asheville Music Hall and The One Stop. The show kicks off at 12pm Noon and runs until 5:00pm on Saturday, December 12th.
Performing this year are Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, ChessBoxer, Jahman Brahman, Love Canon, Lyric, The Marcus King Band, Red Honey, Travers Brothership, Trouble ft. Shane Pruitt & Aaron Wood, and Urban Soil.
Tickets are just $10 or a VIP Pass. One ticket gets you into both shows!
Jack of the Wood - Kevn Kinney Jam
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 December 11th and Saturday, December 12th 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 Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils, David Earl, Gran Pappy, Jamie Dose & Dorsey Parker, Jason Daniello, Jeff Santiago, Josh Daniel / Mark Schimick Project, Kevn Kinney, Leigh Glass, The Pond Brothers, Ray Sisk, Toph Oneal (with Chris Kew), and Woody Wood.
Admission is $10 at the door or a VIP Pass. There are no advance tickets available.
Satellite Gallery (Art Show)
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. Stay tuned for the announcement of participating artists!
Thank you all for the amazing support this year. We are happy to announce that this year's event has SOLD OUT. For anyone still looking for tickets, we apologize for the inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you all next month!
Today is a very exciting day as tickets for the Christmas Jam are officially on sale. If you were unable to get your tickets in the pre-sale, now is your chance. All remaining tickets for the 27th Annual Christmas Jam are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster.com.
We look forward to seeing you all in Asheville on December 12th!
Wow! The response to this year's jam has been tremendous. Pre-sale tickets and VIP/Travel packages have officially sold out. Tickets for the 27th Annual Christmas Jam will go on sale Friday, October 23rd at 10am EDT.
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The initial response to this year's lineup has been overwhelming, and though we didn't think it was possible, we are even more excited for this year's event! We are happy to let you all know that General Admission Pre-Sale Tickets and VIP/Travel Packages are now available for purchase. If you are planning on attending this year's jam, we highly recommend that you get your tickets before the general on sale on October 23rd.
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Featuring Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, Dawes, Blackberry Smoke, Electric Hot Tuna, Bruce Hornsby and more!
December 12, 2015, at US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC
Warren Haynes’ 27th Annual Christmas Jam is back to usher in the holiday spirit and rock Asheville, NC’s US Cellular Center on December 12, 2015. One of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S., the Christmas Jam will once again benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for the 17th year in a row. The proceeds go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions.
The Christmas Jam, which is powered by the generous support of volunteers from all over the country, is steeped in a tradition of surprise collaborations, rare appearances, an array of special guests, and a show so packed with music that the always sold-out crowd heads home just a few hours before sunrise. To mark today, October 5th, as World Habitat Day, the Jam has announced its initial line-up: Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, Dawes, Blackberry Smoke, Electric Hot Tuna and Bruce Hornsby. The pre-sale including VIP tickets and travel packages begins October 9th at 10am. The public on-sale begins October 23rd. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Xmas Jam By Day events and concerts will pop up around Asheville and Before The Jam Lend A Hand, will also be in full force, where volunteers can help build the houses made possible by Christmas Jam donations. Stay up-to-date on Christmas Jam info as more details are announced at the website XmasJam.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
We are pleased to announce the lineup for Christmas Jam By Day, returning to Asheville on December 12th. 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 are on sale now via 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:
12:00pm - Andrew Schotchie and The River Rats
1:00pm - ChessBoxer
2:00pm - Love Canon
3:00pm - The Marcus King Band
4:00pm - Trouble ft. Shane Pruitt and Aaron Wood
12:30pm - Red Honey
1:30pm - Urban Soil
2:30pm - Travers Brothership
3:30pm - Jahman Brahman
4:30pm - Lyric
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 Bobby Miller and The Virginia Daredevils, David Earl, Gran Papy, Jamie Dose and Dorsey Parker, Jason Daniello, Jeff Santiago, Josh Daniel / Mark Schimick Project, Kenv Kinney, Larry Rhodes, Leigh Glass, Moore Brothers, Pond Brothers, Ray Sisk, Todd Cecil, Toph Oneal (w/ Chris Kew), and Woody Wood.
Admission is $10 at the door or a VIP Pass. There are no advance tickets.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Doobie Brothers
Electric Hot Tuna
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.
In talking about why she turned to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Michelle Bevans remarked, "I wanted to show my children that, in life, if you work hard, you can get what you need."
Michelle, like all Habitat homeowners, worked hard to achieve homeownership. On top of a full-time job, and being the mother of two, Michelle contributed 200 hours of sweat equity (volunteer hours) before she purchased her Habitat house.
Thanks to her own two hands, the help of hundreds of community volunteers, and proceeds from the Xmas Jam, Michelle now owns her own home and her family is thriving and enjoying life in Habitat’s Carney Place neighborhood. Michelle’s monthly mortgage payment is less than what her rent had been, and she is no longer saddled with disproportionate heating costs during the winter months. And, her kids have a safe neighborhood in which to play and grow.
Watch this video to hear what Michelle has to say about her experience of becoming a Habitat homeowner, and in this video, listen to her talk about the impact the Christmas Jam has had on her family's life.
Shannon Kaufman and her son Caleb moved to Asheville from Florida for a fresh start. They immediately fell in love with the area and although she found employment, she had difficulty finding affordable housing.
As a social worker with DSS, Shannon was paying more than a third of her income for a safe place to live. Now, thanks to proceeds from the 2011 Xmas Jam, Shannon owns her own home and her mortgage payment is lower than what her rent had been.
Like all Habitat homeowners, Shannon contributed 200 hours of her own sweat equity – helping to build her house and the homes of her neighbors. She also took homeownership education courses, like Manage Your Money and Basic Home Repairs.
"We used to live in a 3rd floor apartment, so my son couldn’t play outside by himself. Now he is always outside playing with neighbors and friends and just enjoying being a little boy. We are so grateful for Warren and Stefani’s generosity and their commitment to Habitat. They have changed our lives forever," noted Shannon.
The lack of affordable housing is a huge issue in Asheville and the Mountain Xpress devoted several issues to the topic recently. Shannon was one of many voices and we encourage you to read her essay.