WARREN HAYNES PRESENTS: THE 26TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM
Our Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association guests know Asheville for its live music scene, and there are many wonderful concerts during the holiday season including the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam – a beloved community tradition. Happening this year on December 13, this year’s jam features Billy & The Kids (a new group formed by Grateful Dead founding member Bill Kreutzmann with Aaron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) & Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Brothers Past) Gov’t Mule, Hard Working Americans(featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly & Duane Trucks), Jason Isbell with his band, The Revivalists and Vince Gill. The concert brings together local musicians and old friends and surprise guests for one of the countries greatest live events. The London Times has rated it “One of the top ten concerts in the USA”. Vince Gill, awarded with 20 Grammy awards among many other honors, will be performing at the jam for the first time. It’s sure to be a wonderful night.
Warren Haynes has been coordinating his Christmas Jam for 26 years and the performers have always donated the proceeds to charity. Eventually, they settled on Habitat for Humanity as their charity of choice, and over the last seven years alone the event has donated over a million and a half dollars. Each year the concert continues to donate more than the year before with last year’s donation a record setting $500,000. Tickets are on sale now and you can read more about the event at the website. We hope you’ll spend some time enjoying the season and our hospitality here in Asheville soon.