The first (of many) Christmas Jam lineup announcements came today, and there are already some heavy hitters on board: The Steve Miller Band (maybe they enjoyed their summer Biltmore House show so much they wanted to come back?), the Drive-By Truckers, Gregg Allman, members of Widespread Panic and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (who just killed it at Pisgah Brewing last week).
VIP tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 14, and regular tickets on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Here’s all the news, from the Christmas Jam website:
“Warren Haynes presents: The 22nd Annual Christmas Jam. Dec. 11, 2010 at the Asheville Civic Center.
Over the past 22 years Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam has blossomed into a tradition held each December in the guitarist’s hometown of Asheville. Bringing together both bona fide living legends and some of the best young artists touring today, Christmas Jam has raised nearly One Million Dollars to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
The event’s reputation as a marathon concert featuring stellar performances and collaborations will be bolstered this year with a line-up highlighted by the legendary Steve Miller Band and the debut performance of The Warren Haynes Band, along with an incredible array of musicians and bands.
THE INITIAL LINE-UP:
THE STEVE MILLER BAND
The Debut of THE WARREN HAYNES BAND
JOHN BELL of Widespread Panic
JOHN “JOJO” HERMANN of Widespread Panic
THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
There will be a 2-Day Pre-Sale through Christmas Jam Ticketing beginning this Thursday October 14th at Noon EDT and running until Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. EDT, while supplies last. During the Pre-Sale we will be offering a limited number of 4-Pack Tickets, where you will be able to save $10 per ticket when purchasing 4.
VIP & Hotel Packages will also be available starting Thursday, Oct. 14 at Noon Eastern and will be available as long as supplies last.
This years VIP Package includes:
One (1) Ticket to the private “Pre-Jam” at the Orange Peel featuring many of the Xmas Jam artists on Dec. 10 – The “Pre-Jam” is not otherwise open to the public and will feature most of the Xmas Jam artists in an intimate setting,
One (1) Ticket for the 22nd Annual Xmas Jam at The Asheville Civic Center on Saturday Dec. 11,
Early Entry to the Asheville Civic Center on Dec. 11 – VIP ticket holders will have a separate entrance and be allowed into the Civic Center before the general public,
Admission to the VIP Room at the Asheville Civic Center with finger foods and private cash bar,
(NEW) VIP Viewing Area – For the first time, based on your requests, we will be setting up a special VIP area at the Asheville Civic Center on the floor close to the stage just for VIP ticket holders,
One (1) Warren Haynes Signed 22nd Annual Christmas Jam Limited Edition Poster,
One (1) 22nd Annual Christmas Jam Shirt,
One (1) Christmas Jam Gift Bag,
One (1) Christmas Jam Merchandise Gift,
The public On-Sale Will Be Saturday, Oct. 23, through Ticketmaster and The Civic Center Box Office.”
Here’s a video of moe from last year’s Jam.