Warren Haynes Christmas Jam Announces 2019 Hiatus, Plans 2020 Return
Warren Haynes‘ Christmas Jam will take a one-year hiatus. The charity event in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville will not be held in 2019 but will resume in 2020 at the U.S Cellular Center.
Here’s more information from a press release about the decision:
This break will enable the team to build even further upon Christmas Jam’s charitable reach and mission to best serve the needs of the Asheville community and return in 2020 with an exciting line-up and a weekend full of memorable music and Christmas Jam activities. An announcement regarding the 31st Christmas Jam will be made in early 2020.
Last year, the Christmas Jam spanned two nights and a donation was made for $400,000 to the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity. The event has raised $2.7 million for the charity since 1999. Read a note from Warren Haynes:
Since we started the Christmas Jam in 1988, it has grown in every way we wished for, and in many ways that we could have only hoped for when we first set out. After three decades, and an amazing two-night 30th Anniversary last year, it feels like the right time to take a brief moment to press pause. We have poured our heart and soul into creating this annual event and our commitment to serve the Asheville community and Habitat for Humanity remains strong.
I am so grateful to our many partners that help us bring the community together around the Christmas Jam every year, including the city of Asheville, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, WNCW, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., CID Entertainment, all of our production partners, venues, hotels, and local businesses, our incredible staff and volunteers, and countless others. And, of course, all the fans who have supported the Christmas Jam. We can’t do it without you.
I will certainly miss seeing you all this year. Christmas Jam has become such a special time for me, my family and our Asheville community, and we look forward to continuing the tradition that we have all built together for many years to come. We are already planning a big show for 2020 and we can’t wait to share with you what’s in store. We will see you next year.
On December 13, Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Volume 16 featuring highlights from Warren Haynes‘ December 2014 Christmas Jam benefit concert in Asheville will be released. The live album/concert film will be available on CD/DVD, vinyl, Blu-Ray and digitally.
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