Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam will once again descend upon Asheville, NC for a weekend full of holiday spirit and cheer. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, this year’s jam will expand to a two-night spectacular taking place Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the U.S. Cellular Center, serving up another incredible line-up full of surprises and unforgettable musical pairings benefitting the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.
Warren Haynes truly is one of the good guys in the music industry. His 29th annual Christmas Jam with its star-studded lineup blew the roof off Asheville, North Carolina’s U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017, despite the snowstorm that transformed the city into a treacherous yet beautiful winter wonderland.
A snow and ice storm in the Asheville area got the 29th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam weekend off to a shaky start, with the traditional Pre-Jam event at Asheville’s Orange Peel sadly cancelled. But not even Mother Nature can put a damper on one of the most reliably great traditions in our scene
The massive line of people that snaked around the US Cellular Center on this past blisteringly cold Saturday night could only mean one thing: the Christmas Jam had arrived.
Celebrating its 28th year, the Christmas Jam has become more than a hometown homecoming and Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity fundraiser for guitar virtuoso Warren Haynes, it has also become a touchstone for our culture, and a clean slate of intent and purpose as another year comes to end, another ready and roaring to begin.