Country icon Charlie Daniels has announced the return of his long-running Volunteer Jam all-star concert for 2020, revealing early details of the tradition’s 21st undertaking.
Set for September 15 at at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the next Volunteer Jam will once again be headlined by Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band. As in years past, it will also feature a lengthy list of guest artists taking the stage for a loose-feeling night of collaborations, with 2020’s supporting acts expected to be made public in February.
“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 in a statement about the news. “Jammin’ in the Guitar Town, second to none!”
Daniels hosted the first Volunteer Jam in 1974, and the off-the-cuff show proved so popular it became an off-and-on tradition. Over the ensuing decades, Daniels led superstar friends like 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 and more through 20 concert events.
The previous Volunteer Jam was held in 2018 and was set up as a tribute to Daniels, and was also filmed for TV broadcast by Blackbird Presents. That lineup featured Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt and others.
Tickets for Charlie Daniels 2020 Volunteer Jam go on sale December 20 at 10 a.m. CT.