edition to stretch across two star-packed nights.
By Fred Mills
This afternoon at 5pm
EST the announcement for this year’s Warren Haynes Christmas Jam will arrive
via the event’s official website and over the airwaves at selected radio
stations. Details including the roster of performers and ticketing information –
the official public on-sale for tickets is always preceded by a pre-sale for
fans who register at the site – will be disclosed for the 2008 Jam, which takes
place on December 12 & 13 at the Civic Center in Asheville, NC.
The 2008 installment will mark the 20th anniversary
of the Jam, hence the expansion of the event to two evenings instead of the
one. As has been the custom in recent years there will be an invitation-only
pre-jam Jam on Dec. 11 at the 900+ capacity Orange Peel venue in Asheville. Each year
brings new surprises in the artist lineup as well as the possibility of a
mini-Bonnaroo springing up around the numerous collaboration possibilities –
that’s why they call it a “jam.”
Proceeds from each year’s Warren Haynes Christmas Jam go to
benefit Habit For Humanity.
Be watching the BLURT site at 5pm for details of the Jam, or
go to the website listed above. You can also tune into WNCW-FM (located in Spindale, NC, near Asheville) at 5pm to hear
an interview the station conducted with Haynes earlier this week in which he
sketches out the information. Locally it’s 88.7 on the FM dial, and online at