NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Country music legend Charlie Daniels announced the return of his Volunteer Jam. The show is set for September 15 at Bridgestone Arena and tickets go on sale December 20.
The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the event, but the concert will feature multiple artists.
"We play over one hundred cities every year and they're all special in their own way, but when you get a chance to bring it all back home, especially when so many of your friends are joining you, it don't get much better than that," says Daniels. "Jammin' in the Guitar Town, second to none!"
Participating artists will be announced in February. The Charlie Daniels Band performed the first Volunteer Jam on October 4, 1974, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the beginning of a tradition.
Over the Jam's four-decade history, Daniels and his band have played alongside Ted Nugent, The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff, Carl Perkins, ALABAMA, Don Henley, Barefoot Jerry and more.
Many of these concerts were broadcast live on the radio. The Volunteer Jam on national television included a live broadcast on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and a Dick Clark-produced network special. The Volunteer Jam is also the title of a series of albums released by Daniels of performances from the late 1970s and early 1980s at Volunteer Jam shows.