Warren Haynes is, as always, doing his part to make the world a better place this holiday season. The esteemed guitarist and Asheville native will join Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers at on December 9th to help raise a wall on a new home for a local family.
The following day, Haynes will host the 28th annual edition of his Christmas Jam at Asheville’s US Cellular Center. The event has brought in over $2M for Habitat over the years, and has helped build entire neighborhoods in Asheville, including the recently-finished Hudson Hills, a 25-home subdivision named for Haynes’ son, Hudson. You can see Haynes presenting Habitat officials with a $500,000 donation raised through Christmas Jam at Hudson Hills.
Haynes pulled together an incredible roster of artists for the 2016 event. In addition to Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule, those in attendance will be treated to performances by Bob Weir, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson and Allison Krauss, as well as a special The Band-inspired set by “The Last Waltz Band”, featuring Haynes, Johnson, Don Was, John Medeski, Terrence Higgins, and more. The evening will also be heavy on guest appearances, with Branford Marsalis, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Marcus King, Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Holly Bowling, and many more.
While the event is sold out, there are still several ways you can do your part to help the cause. There are still some volunteer slots available on Thursday, December 8th. Click here to see options and sign up. You can also donate to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity by visiting ashevillehabitat.org/donateonline and selecting “Christmas Jam” in the “Area Of Support” field.