From the first time the Charlie Daniels staged his Volunteer Jam concert event in Nashville in October 1974, the caliber of talent and number of surprise performers kept fans returning year after year.
To commemorate the legendary concert’s 40th anniversary, the star-studded event returns to Music City on August 12, 2015, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, with special appearances from Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt. More guest artists are expected to be revealed soon. Tickets, including special VIP packages, will go on sale Friday, January 30th at the Bridgestone Arena box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
Past performers at Volunteer Jam events through the years have included James Brown, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Little Richard, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
“We never had any idea how big it would become. Broadcasting around the world and on Voice of America,” Daniels says in a statement. “We thought it was a hometown thing. We never realized it would become an international event.”
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Journey Home Project, a non-profit co-founded by Daniels to help veterans of U.S. Armed Forces, and also the Predators Foundation, which assists Nashville’s NHL pro hockey team in efforts to serve local families in need.