Warren Haynes’ 17th annual Christmas Jam concert is set for Dec. 17 at the Civic Center Arena in Asheville, N.C. The artist will perform with his band Gov’t Mule at the event, which will also feature Trey Anastasio, Ray Lamontagne, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and John Medeski.
Other artists on the bill include Electric Hot Tuna, Audley Freed, Kevn Kinney, Edwin McCain, Dave Schools, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Marty Stuart and Patterson Hood and Jason Isbell from the Drive By Truckers.
Post-production proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Prior to the 2003 concert, Haynes gave keys to a family for their new Habitat for Humanity home, which was constructed with funds from the 2002 concert. The 2003 and 2004 events raised $100,000 each, bringing the total for the last four years to more than $300,000.
Gov’t Mule is in the midst of its About to Rage tour, which will conclude Dec. 3 in Cincinnati. The band will then regroup for a Dec. 29-31 stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre, dubbed Mule-a-Go-Go.