about the christmas jam
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 has raised more than $2 million for Habitat and helped 36 families in need of decent, affordable housing. Because proceeds also go toward purchasing and developing land, donations were also put toward Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity's Hudson Hills subdivision, which is the location of the 2014 and 2015 Christmas Jam houses. Recently completed, it is now home to 25 families. It was named in honor of Warren and his wife Stefani’s son, Hudson.