The 11th annual Gem & Jam Festival, located in the sunny and beautiful Tucson, Arizona, is right around the corner and the lineup is stacked with talented music masterminds!
The weekend kicks off with an especially rare treat, four of the six members from the String Cheese Incident will be performing as the Trancident. The festival schedule amps up as Mike Gordon from the infamous jam-band, Phish, will be performing as well as other jam legends such as Dead & Co’s Jeff Chimenti and Steve Kimock & Friends. The compilation of artists is exceptionally diverse and the lines defining producers and live-bands are blurred as we see performances by Gramatik, Lotus, the Floozies, Infamous Stringdusters, the Funk Hunter, the Motet, Russ Liquid Test and more! I recommend paying close attention to the schedule as it is perfectly constructed to foster unique and one-of-a-kind collaborations between artists.
Nestled in the serene Pima County fairgrounds, the three day camping festival happening February 3rd -5th will feature unparalleled art, music and performances, accompanied by gem & mineral displays and vendors. Gem & Jam’s full lineup includes: Gramatik; The Floozies; Lotus; The Trancident, featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis, Michael Kang and Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident; EOTO & Friends; G Jones; The Infamous Stringdusters; Poolside; Com Truise; Steve Kimock & Friends, featuring Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega and Wally Ingram; Opiuo; The Motet; 8 Minutes to Burn; Adem Joel; Another Monkey; The Bennu; Cadillac Mountain; Cool Nasty; Desert Hearts Showcase, featuring Mikey Lion,Lee Reynolds and Marbs; Dimond Saints; Electric Feel; Endoplasmic; Evanoff; Flying Skulls; The Funk Hunters; Gipsy Moon; Jaw Gems; Keli & the Big Dream; Kitchen Dwellers; kLL sMTH; Kyle Hollingsworth Band; Kyma; Late Night Radio; Maddy O’Neal; Majitope; M-Q; The New Deal; Onism Qi; Party People; Rebel Disco; The Russ Liquid Test; Safi’s Lab; Smash & Grab; Smokovich; Thriftworks; Tnertle and Unlimited Aspect. The lineup is its biggest yet, hosting over 50 musicians across three stages, with special late night sets, gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries, painters, dancers, daytime workshops, and much more.
The Pima County Fairgrounds are surrounded by nature and resides in an expansive, desert environment, creating the perfect setting for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival is offering camping options for the first time!
In addition to this new element, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more.
Tickets are available here – http://gemandjamfestival.ticketfly.com