The 29th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

One of the best-loved annual traditions in Asheville, North Carolina, is the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. Presented by Grammy Award-winning musician, Warren Haynes, the Christmas Jam is an unforgettable experience, featuring music from various artists all day long. The concert provides an opportunity for the artists and audience to give back to the local community over the holiday season.


An Asheville native, Warren Haynes has worked closely with the local Habitat for Humanity, raising over $2 million to help families secure affordable housing. All the proceeds from the Christmas Jam go toward helping Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. It's a true testament to the giving spirit of those involved during the holiday season.


Locals refer to the Christmas Jam as the New Year's Eve of Asheville, as it brings high energy throughout the town. The 2016 event offered pre-parties to warm up the crowd before the main events started at Asheville Music Hall, One Stop, and Jack of the Wood venues. A solo performance by Warren Haynes with his lone guitar was one of the highlights of the evening. Other artists like pianist Holly Bowling, kicked off the festivities and performed between acts, ensuring the music never stopped.


Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss brought fans to their feet with a little country flair, while Michael McDonald shared his thoughts about equality and peace for all. His set included many fan favorites. Haynes, Bowling, and Marsalis performed several Grateful Dead songs to keep the energy alive. With so many other appearances and surprises, the night was truly magical.


The date and locations of the 29th Annual Christmas Jam are still in the works. If you've never been, be sure to put it on your short list of must-see events this year. While in Asheville for the Christmas Jam, carve out some time to visit the Biltmore Estate with up to $10 off tickets from AAA. America's largest home is beautifully decorated during the holiday season. Make a vacation out of it and go on a Beer Tour or Foodie Tour for mouth-watering local brews and delectable cuisine.


AAA Travel can help you plan a memorable trip to the Asheville area for the holidays. Leave it up to us, so no detail is overlooked. From flights and lodging to tours and concert tickets, we have you covered. Call 1-800-444-8691 or visit a local AAA Travel office for more information. Asheville awaits… Are you ready?

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