The Charlie Daniels Band has announced the initial lineup for its 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam, which is scheduled to take place August 12, 2015, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Among the artists who have signed on to perform at the concert are veteran Southern rockers The Outlaws and country stars Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Kentucky Headhunters.
More artists will be added to the bill soon, while unannounced special guests also are expected to appear at the event.
Speaking about the Volunteer Jam as its milestone anniversary approaches, Daniels says, "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."
He adds, "I'm very, very excited to continue the Jam tradition 40 years later. Ain't it good to be alive and be in Tennessee."
Money raised from the concert will benefit The Journey Home Project, a nonprofit organization Daniels co-founded that helps U.S. military veterans, as well as The Predators Foundation, which supports various Nashville-area charities.
Tickets for the bash will go on sale on January 30 at the Bridgestone Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $17.68 and $40, while VIP packages cost $500.
Meanwhile, The Charlie Daniels Band has a bunch of other 2015 U.S. tour dates lined up. Visit CharlieDaniels.com to check out the group's full itinerary.
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