On Tuesday (October 16), Warren Haynes announced the lineup for his 2018 Christmas Jam. Though the artists joining together for the charity event are all impressive — Jim James, Grace Potter, Eric Church and Warren's own Gov't Mule are all set to perform — there's one name on the bill that really piqued excitement: Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters band leader and "friends" will be performing his 23-minute-long instrumental track "Play" during the event.
Christmas Jam is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and proceeds will benefit local area Habitat for Humanity. The event is set to take place on December 7th and 8th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
“I can’t believe that it has been 30 years since myself and a few friends held a small event in a local club so we could all play together around the holidays and donate a small amount of money to charity,” Haynes said in a statement. “Never in our wildest dreams did I, or anyone in attendance that night, expect that our little show would evolve into the event that it has, taking place over two nights at the arena where I saw so many great shows as a teenager. It’s gone from being a local event to an international one and we couldn’t have done it without the help of all the great artists, bands, and musicians that have donated their time through the years. I am thrilled and humbled that so many incredible musicians are going to help celebrate this milestone. This is truly going to be the biggest and best Christmas Jam yet.”
Check out the nightly lineup below.
Warren Haynes 2018 Christmas Jam Lineup
Dark Side of the Mule (Gov't Mule's Pink Floyd tribute band)
Dave Grohl and Friends play “Play”
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