One of the highlights of the country rock calendar, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, has been rescheduled for Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 22 February 2021. The event, which had been due to take place on 15 September this year, will have newly-added appearances by rockers 38 Special and the Allman Betts Band as well as bluesman Cedric Burnside.
“Volunteer Jam is alive and well and is moving from September 2020 to February 22, 2021,” says Daniels. “The Jam turns 46 years old this year and this could be the best one yet.”
The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the event, which also features other such southern rock institutions as the Marshall Tucker Band, Delbert McClinton, the Outlaws, the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League. The 2021 Volunteer Jam will star a genuine trailblazing titan of country music, Charley Pride.
An impressive bill also features Chris Janson, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Keb’ Mo’ and Jenny Tolman. The recent Billboard Country Airplay-chart-topping Travis Denning also features along with Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, the Scooter Brown Band, the SteelDrivers and comedian Dusty Slay.
Daniels’ manager David Corlew notes: “My career with Charlie Daniels has spanned almost 50 years, and I have been blessed to have been a part of every Volunteer Jam since its inception in 1974. This concert will offer musical diversity at its finest. The Jam took on a fresh new life when Mike Smardak and Vaughn Millette at Outback Presents came onboard. We are grateful for our friends at Outback!”
As a goodwill gesture during our uncertain times, the Charlie Daniels Band and the event organisers are donating 500 tickets for the Jam to volunteers who have contributed to recent emergency relief efforts across Middle Tennessee. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are now on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Previously purchased tickets will transfer to the new concert date.