“John [Paul Jones] sat in with us [Gov’t Mule] at Bonnaroo and after seeing him at the Led Zeppelin concert in London, we spoke about him performing at the Christmas Jam and I’m thrilled he can make it,” Haynes said, according to a statement.
Coheed and Cambria was added to the list of performers after Haynes joined the band on stage for the classic “I Shall Be Released” during its Neverender concert series in New York.
Other performers include The Allman Brothers Band, Del McCoury Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Steve Earle, Ruthie Foster, Michael Franti Acoustic featuring Jay Bowman, Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart and Johnny Winter. There’s also Gov't Mule, JJ Grey, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Robert Kearns, Kevn Kinney, Eric Krasno, and Joan Osborne.
After the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Jam By Day, this year’s fest will feature daytime concerts as well as an art show, movie screenings and the first Christmas Jam Comedy Show.
This is the first year the fest will expand to two nights at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, N.C.
Single-day and two-day tickets will go on sale Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. EST through Ticketmaster and the Asheville Civic Center Box Office. Tickets for each night are $55, plus a $1 facility fee. For VIP Tickets, visit Xmasjam.com for more details.
In the holiday spirit, as always, all proceeds from the Christmas Jam will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.