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.
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.
Pick up this week’s print issue of Xpress for your free copy of Mountain Oasisland, an original board game, compete with a helpful map, music schedule, and insider insights on some of the fun things to do around town!
After operating for 14 months in downtown Asheville, the Apothecary is closing its doors Nov. 1.
Asheville’s quirky political scene will soon get national attention with a segment on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” set to air later this month.
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.
Rap superstar Big Boi’s new video for “Thom Pettie” features footage from his sold-out spring show at the Orange Peel in Asheville.
This Friday, Sept. 13, is opening night of Eliada’s Annual Corn Maze.
The Asheville Pinball Museum opened Aug. 30, offering a unique new way to have a ball downtown. (photos by Max Cooper)
The family feud continues over where to store renowned electronic instrument inventor Bob Moog’s archives, with his widow and the president of his daughter’s foundation releasing dueling statements.
It is, I think, safe to conclude that the art films have it this week. We have two of those (it was three, but the third got wisely moved to next week) and two mainstream titles. The art titles are very choice indeed. The others — one I’m skeptical of, the other I’m confident will be just plain ghastly.
Hundreds of celebratory bike riders took to Asheville’s streets and greenways yesterday for a St. Patrick’s Day community ride. This post features a slideshow of photos from the event.
The Western North Carolina Alliance is hosting the traveling 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, stopping in Asheville and Cullowhee in April.
Entrepreneurs and artists are gathering for the third annual Creative Sector Summit, a series of events that aim to spur economic growth in the local arts sector.
The fifth annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Asheville Racquet Club.