The Charlie Daniels Band’s legendary Volunteer Jam, a star-studded, multi-genre musical extravaganza that has featured artists like James Brown, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd (to name a few), returns to Nashville. In addition to The Charlie Daniels Band, the highly-anticipated 40th anniversary event will bring a slew of special guests to Bridgestone Arena, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt, with even more exciting artist announcements coming soon. And, because this is THE Volunteer Jam, ticket holders can expect a few BIG surprises from unannounced acts.
Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime event go on sale Friday, January 30, at all Ticketmaster locations.
Profits from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project, a non-profit Daniels co-founded to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and The Predators Foundation, which is devoted to funneling the excitement of professional sports towards the needs of this community. For more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org.
Daniels was quoted as saying “We never had any idea how big it would become,” broadcasting around the world and on Voice of America. We thought it was a hometown thing. We never realized it would become an international event.”
“I hope to see more Nashville Volunteer Jams in the future. I’m very very excited to continue the Jam tradition 40 years later. “Ain’t it good to be alive and be in Tennessee.”
About The Volunteer Jam:
The Volunteer Jam, a multi genre musical extravaganza is one of Charlie Daniels’ best known accomplishments. The legendary event began in 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN as a way of celebrating their first hometown sellout concert. The CDB invited numerous musical compadres to stop by “and do some jamming.” Among those who dropped in were members of the Marshall Tucker Band and The Allman Brothers Band. Recordings from this Jam are included on the CDB’s Fire On The Mountain LP, and 100 radio stations aired one-hour tapes of the event.