Trey Anastasio At Christmas Jam
Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB will be at this year’s Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 9, 2017.
Warren Haynes’ 29th Annual Christmas Jam is once again taking over Asheville, NC’s U.S. Cellular Center on December 9, 2017, where an incredible line-up of artists will take the stage in Haynes’ hometown for a good cause in the spirit of the holidays. One of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S., the Christmas Jam is a beloved tradition that brings together the Asheville community with performing artists, volunteers and friends from all over the country to raise funds for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. For the 19th year in a row, proceeds from the Jam will go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses (36 houses have been built so far) as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions. To date, more than 2 million dollars has been raised by the Jam for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. This year’s Christmas Jam House will be built in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest neighborhood, a 21-house community in Arden (South Asheville).
Today the Christmas Jam has announced this year’s line-up which includes sets by: Gov’t Mule who will be joined by Ann Wilson of Heart as a special guest for a portion of their set, Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB, The Avett Brothers, Les Bros. and Blackberry Smoke, along with special guests Jake Shimabukuro, Holly Bowling, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Kevn Kinney, and Mike Barnes with more to be announced!
The pre-sale including a limited number of 4-packs, as well as VIP tickets, and travel packages begins Thursday, October 19th. The public on-sale begins Thursday, October 26th. An increased number of reserved seats in the balcony of the arena will be made available this year during both the pre-sale and public on-sale, offering a guaranteed seat for the entire 7+ hour show with the flexibility to also go downstairs and enjoy the show on the floor. The floor and the majority of sections upstairs will remain General Admission.
Offering musical pairings that cannot be seen anywhere else and many special guests, the Jam is always a not-to-be-missed evening and unforgettable live experience. This year’s Jam-goers can look forward to Phish founding member Trey Anastasio returning to the Jam stage for the first time since 2005, where he played a one-time only show with the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Phish bandmate Mike Gordon. After a critically acclaimed collaboration at this year’s LOCKN’ festival Ann Wilson of Heart will once again join Mule onstage for a portion of their set, making her first-ever Jam appearance. Fans will also bear witness to a set by Les Bros., an all-star group comprised of Allman Brothers Band members Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, and Jack Pearson, as well as longtime collaborators including Lamar Williams Jr., and Bruce Katz.
“Xmas Jam By Day” events and concerts will pop up around Asheville and feature special collaborations alongside some of the best local musicians plus the annual art show. Attendees will also have the opportunity to give back during the annual “Before The Jam, Lend A Hand” event where fans, staff and artists come together and volunteer to help build the houses made possible by Christmas Jam donations. Stay up-to-date on Christmas Jam info as more details are announced on the website, Facebook and Twitter.
About Christmas Jam
Curated and presented by Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is a one-of-a-kind music marathon. Since its inception 29 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 19 years, Haynes – an Asheville native – has worked closely with the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. To date, 36 houses have been built with proceeds from the Jam and more than 2 million dollars has been raised, including a record-breaking half-million dollars marking one of the largest-ever contributions to the organization. In addition to supporting the construction of Habitat homes, proceeds also go towards purchasing and developing land to build entire Habitat neighborhoods – such as the 25-house Hudson Hills neighborhood in West Asheville. The subdivision was named in honor of Warren and his wife Stefani’s son Hudson. And the street – Soulshine Court – is named after one of Warren’s most beloved songs, “Soulshine.” This year’s Xmas Jam House will be built in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s newest neighborhood, a 21-house community in Arden (South Asheville).
Christmas Jam’s rich history continues to grow year after year and has seen unforgettable musical moments from past performers including The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh Quartet, Coheed & Cambria, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Ani Difranco, Peter Frampton, Michael Franti, Ben Harper, Hot Tuna, Ray LaMontagne, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Matthews, Steve Miller Band, Neville Brothers, O.A.R., Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Widespread Panic, John Scofield, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bob Weir, Johnny Winter and many more.
For tickets and more info visit: xmasjam.com