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.
Saturday December 13th
Ticketing information TBA
12:30pm - Jahman Brahman
1:30pm - Lyric
2:30pm - Blu Bop (Bela Fleck Tribute)
3:30pm - Marcus King Band
4:30pm - The Broadcast
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.
Featuring rock & roll art and photography from:
Jay Blakesberg - www.blakesberg.com
Robbi Cohn – www.deadimages.com
Mike Dubois - www.mikedubois.net
Nate Duval – www.nateduval.com
Stuart Engel - www.stuart-engel.artistwebsites.com
Drew Findley - www.subjectmatterstudio.com
Justin Helton - www.statusserigraph.com
Gary Houston - www.voodoocatbox.com
Steve Johannsen - www.steves-art.com
Joshua Marc Levy, 423 - www.AshevilleArtFamily.com
AJ Masthay - www.masthaystudios.com
Allison Murphy - www.ruthrocks.com
Stewart O'Shields - www.stewartoshields.com
David Oppenheimer - www.performanceimpressions.com
Dino Perrucci - www.dinoperrucciphotography.com
Jeff Troldahl - www.jeffsart.com
John Warner - www.johnwarnerstudios.com
Michael Weintrob - www.michaelweintrob.com
Jeff Wood - www.drowningcreek.com
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.
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.