If a star-studded all-night concert with a couple dozen artists coming together in any number of configurations isn't enough, the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam also packs two days worth of events into the daylight hours (and even some evening hours). The ongoing happenings include an acoustic jam, local band performances, film screenings, standup comedy and an art exhibit. Here's the what-not-to-miss rundown:
• Acoustic jam curated by Kevn Kinney. The all-day jam includes performances by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Anders Edison, Audley Freed, Back Row Baptists, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, Eric Krasno, Fred Eltringham, Jennie Arnau, Mark Stepro, Ray Sisk, Rob Heath, Robert Kearns and more. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. at Jack of the Wood. $10 first come first serve; VIP ticket holders get free admission and priority access.
• Local bands and Christmas Jam artists Jam by Day. Friday at Stella Blue: Sol Driven Train at 1 p.m., Caleb Caudle & The Bayonets at 2 p.m., Moon Taxi at 3 p.m., DJ Logic at 4 p.m. Friday at Emerald Lounge: Velvet Truckstop at 1 p.m., Sons of Bill at 2 p.m., Livingston Leo at 3 p.m., The David Fiuczynski Group at 4 p.m. Saturday at Stella Blue: Bloodkin at 1 p.m., Cornmeal at 2 p.m., Jennie Arnau at 3 p.m., Eric Krasno & Friends at 4 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Lounge: Dangermuffin at 1 p.m., Backyard Tire Fire at 2 p.m., Col Bruce & The Quark Alliance at 3 p.m., The Jamie McLean Band at 4 p.m. $10, tickets available in advance through Christmas Jam Ticketing. VIP ticket holders get free admission to both venues, space allowing.
• Film screenings. A number of films (almost like a rockumentary film fest!) are slated to run at Asheville's Fine Arts Theatre. On Friday: REM: Live @ The Olympia shows at 1 p.m., Icons Among Us: Jazz In The Present Tense shows at 4 p.m. and Stark Raving Mad: A Lewis Black Concert Film shows at 7 p.m. On Saturday: Please Call Home (a documentary about the Allman Brothers during the years 1970-72, followed by a Q&A with longtime Allman Brothers Tour Manager Kirk West) shows at 1 p.m. and Captured (a Clayton Patterson documentary of New York's Lower East side) shows at 4:30 p.m. All screenings are $10 except for Please Call Home, which is $15. Advance tickets at www.xmasjam.tickets.musictoday.com or at the theater. Info: fineartstheatre.com.
• Photography and posters from Christmas Jam artists. The exhibit includes photos from Danny Clinch, Allison Murphy, Dino Perrucci and the Xmas Jam portrait photography of Stewart O'Shields. Art and posters from Gary Houston, Steve Johannsen, Eugene Serebrennikov, Jeff Wood and others. At Satellite Gallery, Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, noon-7 p.m. Reception Friday, 4-6 p.m.