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)
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.
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.
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.
The December 15 event lists headliners Blind Boys of Alabama, Sheryl Crow and String Cheese Incident among others.
Just before the Christmas Jam, work began on the fifth annual ‘jam house.’ This week Warren Haynes was back in town to give the keys to the new owner, Michelle Bevans.
(photo by Bill Rhodes)
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“There’s something special about the music that’s made when people know they’re doing it for charity and not getting paid,” says Warren Haynes, longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band.
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 […]
Jesse Hamm got front and center for Warren Haynes Christmas Jam on Saturday, Dec. 12. Check out the brand-new Warren Haynes Band, the Steve Miller Band and Gregg Allman.
So we’re barely to Halloween, but it’s never too early for Christmas Jam news, yes? The initial lineup announcement includes The Steve Miller Band, Gregg Allman, members of Widespread Panic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Drive-By Truckers and of course, The Warren Haynes Band.
Counting Crows and Ani DiFranco top the just-released roster.
Keep checking Xpress for photo galleries of all the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam action.
This year’s Warren Haynes Christmas Jam offers up a jam-packed lineup of jam-masters, from Johnny Winter and J.J. Grey to Steve Earle and Derek Trucks, not to mention the Allman Brothers and the man himself.