Artist have been announced for the 29th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. The event will take place on Dec. 9 at its usual stomping grounds at the U.S. Cellular Center in Warren’s hometown of Asheville, NC. Christmas Jam will once again see a stellar lineup at this year’s benefit to help raise money for Habit for Humanity in the Asheville area.
Headlining the show will be Gov’t Mule, with special guest Ann Wilson form Heart (making her first appearance at the event), who will perform with the band during their set. The holiday jam session will also include Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB, the Avett Brothers, Les Bros. and Blackberry Smoke. Also, special guest musicians Jake Shimabukuro, Holly Bowling, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Kevn Kinney, and Mike Barnes will sit in throughout the evening, with more soon to be announced.
Habitat for Humanity will take the proceeds from the event to help construct energy-efficient new houses along with purchasing and developing land for Habitat subdivisions. The project has raised over two million dollar, and has seen the construction of 36 houses to date. This year’s Christmas Jam House will be built in the non-profit organization’s new 21-house community in Arden (South Asheville). The Grammy award winning artist curated the event 29 years ago and spent the last 19 years working closely with Habit for Humanity in Asheville on these projects.
A limited pre-sale will be available on Oct 19, where fans can get their hands on four-packs, VIP tickets, and travel packages. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 26. An increased number of seats in the balcony will be made available during both pre-sale and general sale times. Fans will have the flexibility to leave, and return to their balcony seats and mingle downstairs to the open general admission floor area during the more than seven hour long show.