It was an unseasonably warm December afternoon on Soulshine Court in Habitat for Humanity’s Hudson Hills subdivision in West Asheville. A crowd of neighbors, volunteers and fans gathered around the work site for the wall-raising of Habitat’s 2015 Christmas Jam house. For 17 years, Warren Haynes, Asheville native and world renowned musician, has worked closely […]
A Woodfin native, Grammy-winning rocker Warren Haynes returned home this weekend for the 26th annual Christmas Jam. Over the course of the 7-hour concert at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, Haynes was joined onstage by Jason Isbell, Billy Kreutzmann, Caleb Johnson, Jackie Green and many more acts. Concert-goers posted photos and other dispatches from the Dec. 13 event via Twitter late into the night.
Last week, Woodfin native and world famous rocker Warren Haynes performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden. Haynes will be back in Asheville for the Dec. 13 Christmas Jam, his popular annual fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity organization. This year’s event will […]
Warren Haynes celebrated the 25th anniversary of Christmas Jam in style this weekend with two full days of epic concerts at the U.S. Cellular Center and other venues in downtown Asheville.
A festive musical spirit reigned last night as Christmas Jam stretched into the wee hours, with Widespread Panic closing things down at around 4 a.m. This post features a slide show of photos from the concerts. (photo by Nick King)
Leading up to the 2013 Christmas Jam, we’re running a series of Q&A interviews with some of the performing artists. Here, we talk to saxophonist Ron Holloway.
Leading up to the 2013 Christmas Jam, we’re running a series of Q&A interviews with some of the performing artists. Here, we talk to saxophonist Bill Evans.
Local hip-hop band Free Radio, fronted by Austin Haynes and Johnny Reynolds, will play the exclusive Pre-Jam (kicking off the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam) this Thursday. In advance of the show, Austin talks to Xpress about Free Radio’s new as-yet-to-be-named backing band, what it means to represent Asheville at the Christmas Jam, and why sharing a stage with his uncle is such a big deal. Photo by Nick King.
Reflecting on his 25 years of annual Christmas Jam benefit concerts, Warren Haynes says there’s been “too many highlights to list.” The event’s grown from a small concert at the now-defunct 45 Cherry nightclub into one of the city’s biggest entertainment events, held this year on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at the U.S. Cellular Center. With proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, the shows are meant to celebrate Asheville’s philanthropic and artistic values, says Haynes.
Leading up to the 2013 Christmas Jam, we’re running a series of Q&A interviews with some of the performing artists. Here, we talk to Aquarium Rescue Unit drummer Jeff Sipe.
Leading up to the 2013 Christmas Jam, we’re running a series of Q&A interviews with some of the performing artists. Here, we talk to OAR saxophonist Jerry Depizzo.
As Asheville prepares to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Christmas Jam, the musical lineup keeps getting better and better. Plus, a special Christmas Jam Session Ale has hit the shelves of local stores.
Warren Haynes’ 25th annual Christmas Jam will return to Asheville’s US Cellular Center on December 13-14 with a lineup featuring Phil Lesh, Michael Franti, Gov’t Mule and more.
So many memories, captured here by photographer John Zara. Also, check out the full list of the songs Warren Haynes and crew played on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Grateful Bread will hold their 3rd annual winter clothing collection at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam this year. (Pictured: James and Kelly Carmody at last year’s event. Photo provided by James Carmody)
Have you seen these Brothers? If so, your Christmas Jam just got a bit more handsome. The folk-pop heroes will play tomorrow’s all-star event. (Pictured: The Avett Brothers at the Civic Center/U.S. Cellular Center in 2009. Photo by John Zara)
There were a lot of big names at the Asheville Civic Center this weekend. Did you suffer from proper-noun overload? Xpress is here to help, pictures, video and streams included.
Michelle Bevans got to meet Warren Haynes today. Long a fan of his music, and now a fan of his charitable giving, Haynes dedicated the fifth annual Christmas Jam Habitat House which will become Bevans’ home in a few short weeks. Just before the hug. Howard Hanger, Bevans and Haynes looking through the window on […]
The Southern rockers pull out due to illness, leaving a hole in the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam lineup. Xpress wants to know what you think about this year’s remaining Jam roster.
Just when you thought you’d have to wait until next year for more Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Jesse Hamm’s got three more Jam videos shot for Xpress.
As promised, here’s footage from deft videographer Jesse Hamm. The first is the Stones’ classic “Wild Horses.” Then there’s Govt’ Mule’s “Brokedown on the Brazos.”