Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam Announces Additional Guests, Livestream and Jam By Day Lineup

Article Contributed by Press Here Publicity | Published on Thursday, November 30, 2023

Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam has announced the addition of various special guests and has revealed next weekend’s event will be available to livestream on Volume.com. Joining an already stellar lineup featuring performances from Slash & Myles Kennedy, Billy F. Gibbons, Gov’t Mule, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Clutch, American Babies (featuring Tom Hamilton, Jim Hamilton, Joe Russo), and Karina Rykman will be George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Bill Evans, Mike Barnes, Greg Morrow and more. The 32nd Christmas Jam, also presented by the W&S Charitable Foundation and Stefani Scamardo, takes place Saturday, December 9th at ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC and will once again benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and BeLoved Asheville.

Limited tickets are still available for the Christmas Jam; visit www.xmasjam.com for ticketing details and to purchase. For those unable to attend in person, tickets for the livestream can be purchased at www.volume.com/xmasjam. Livestream tickets will include access to stream the annual Pre-Jam on Friday, December 8th live from The Orange Peel.

The Christmas Jam’s annual Jam By Day lineup has also been revealed. Taking over three of Asheville’s premier music venues – Asheville Music Hall, The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, and Jack of the Wood – on Saturday, December 9th will be daytime performances from Empire Strikes Brass, Colby T. Helms, The Snozzberries, Cody Jasper, Red Clay Revival, and many more. For the full schedule and lineup, visit www.xmasjam.com. Tickets to the Christmas Jam By Day shows are $20, available for purchase at each respective venue’s box office. There will be one inclusive ticket for both Asheville Music Hall and The One Stop and a separate ticket for Jack of the Wood. VIP ticket holders receive complimentary access to all daytime events, space permitting.

In other local happenings that weekend, The Christmas Jam will set up an exclusive record signing event and merch pop-up at Records in the RAD. Warren and his Gov’t Mule bandmates Matt Abts and Danny Louis will be on hand on Friday, December 8th from 12:30-2:00pm signing copies of The Benefit Concert Volume 20 (out that day via Evil Teen Records/Mascot Label Group) as well as Mule’s latest albums, Peace…Like A River and Heavy Load Blues. Exclusive merchandise will also be available at Records in the RAD, owned and operated by Brian, Susan and Dylan Haynes, on December 8th and 9th, while supplies last. Grateful Bread will also host their 11th annual warm clothing drive outside of Harrah’s Cherokee Center on Saturday, December 9th accepting new or gently used warm clothing donations. Coats, gloves, scarves, and hats are the most needed and will be donated directly to Homeward Bound Asheville. Additionally, BeLoved Asheville will be hosting a toy drive outside of the Pre-Jam at The Orange Peel on Friday night and at both the Asheville Music Hall and Harrah’s Cherokee Center on Saturday seeking new, unwrapped toys for children aged 0-10.

Attendees also have the opportunity to give back during the annual "Before The Jam, Lend A Hand" event where fans come together and volunteer to help build a house made possible by Christmas Jam donations. To view the opportunities and sign up, PRESS HERE.   

Curated by Grammy Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and guitar legend Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is one of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the U.S. Held each year in Asheville, performing artists, volunteers, and friends from all over the country come together to raise funds for longtime partner Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity as well as last year’s new partner, BeLoved Asheville. Over the last 30 years, Christmas Jam has raised more than $2.8 million for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, constructing over 50 homes and helping to pay infrastructure and development costs of entire Habitat neighborhoods. On the other end of the spectrum working to help with the region’s housing needs is BeLoved Asheville, which assists those struggling with housing insecurity to create innovative solutions. Together, these local housing organizations are ensuring more neighbors have a decent place to live.