Warren Haynes Announces 2016 Christmas Jam

Warren Haynes’ 28th annual  will be here before you know it, promising a night of terrific tunes from Gov’t MuleBob WeirMichael McDonaldJamey Johnson + Alison Krauss, and more.

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"2016 Global Citizen: The World On Stage," Skirball Center For The Perf. Arts, New York City

The place to be is the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., Dec. 10.

The lineup also includes special guests Branford MarsalisGeorge Porter Jr.Steve KimockMarcus KingKevn KinneyAudley FreedBob Margolin and Mike Barnes with more to be announced.

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"Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerr Garcia," Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

Plus, you can look forward to another performance from The Last Waltz Band playing homage to The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert. This year’s all-star band features Haynes, McDonald and Johnson along with Don WasJohn Medeski and Terence Higgins.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

Proceeds from the Christmas Jam will once again go to the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, with funds earmarked for construction of energy-efficient new homes as well as purchasing and developing land for Habitat subdivisions. Haynes’ annual holiday shindig has raised more than 2 million dollars so farc for the charity.

Presale tickets, as well as travel packages, will be available Oct. 24. The public onsale begins Nov. 1. For the first time, the Jam is selling a limited number of reserved seats in the balcony of the arena. The rest of the venue will remain general admission.

Visit XmasJam.com for more details including information yet to come about the annual “Before The Jam, Lend a Hand” volunteer event.