The 13th annual Gem & Jam Festival is back after a hiatus year, and this 2020 edition is shaping up to be the best one yet. This three-day multi-stage music, art, performance, and gem and mineral festival features world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors, and much more. A mere 20 miles south of Tuscon, the Pima County Fairgrounds encompasses 640 beautiful desert acres surrounded by nature and is the perfect oasis for Gem & Jam.
The festival is known for its diverse lineups, satisfying a wide range of music fans. From heavy space bass to string-strummin’ jam bands, and almost everything in between, Gem & Jam truly has it all. Today, the coveted daily lineups were released and they are as follows:
- Friday, January 31st includes Tipper, Manic Focus, Dirtwire, Thriftworks, Christian Martin, Marvel Years, Mersiv, Cofresi, Daily Bread, M3GA-SCOPES, Mystic Grizzly, Tenth Mountain Division, The Bennu, Endoplasmic, Glass Connon, Gonzofuze, M-Q, Since JulEYE, Soulular, Eons, Kip Killagain, Blessit, Kiitos, Prism Shank, and Nastyhumanz.
- Saturday, February 1st includes Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Desert Hearts Takeover (featuring Mikey Lion, Marbs, RYBO, and Lubelski), Buku, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, SoDown, Ana Sia, Balkan Bump, Eminence Ensemble, Late Night Radio, Nobide, SaQi, The Flying Skulls, Dollarsine, Asyouwere, Dirty Nabz x Atom, Ill Divo x Jaybird, JXCHRISTO, Pvpi Frvnko, Ratchet Noir, Slick Floyd x Kody Black, and Smoakland.
- Sunday, February 2nd includes Twiddle, Billy Strings, TH3 (featuring Michael Travis, Jason Hann, and Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident, and Matt Hill of The Floozies), Desert Dwellers, a Gem & Jam Grateful Dead Tribute (featuring Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Eric Krasno, Mihali Savoulidis, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops), Bluetech, Michal Menert, Pink Talking Fish, Kitchen Dwellers, Megan Hamilton, Supertask, Adem Joel, Scott Nice, Autonomix, Funkstatik, Party People, Safi’s Lab, Smokovich, Deux Yeux, Duste, Kate Riles, Louis IV, Albert Huxley, and Sunn Rays.
Currently, weekend and single day General Admission tickets are on sale. VIP passes are also available, including everything that a GA ticket provides plus: VIP Main Stage Viewing Area, access to VIP lounge with complimentary snacks and beverages, VIP bathrooms, a VIP laminate and lanyard, commemorative poster, VIP Grassroots California’ hat, VIP pin, and keychain. Hotel and ticketing options and payment plans, and pay with friends are available. Camping options are available starting at free walk-in camping with a $20 parking fee, car camping and RV options with hookups. Additionally, Gem & Jam offers two elevated camping experiences; Ready Set Camping and the Camping Bundle ticket. With Ready Set Camping, you can experience the future in insulated shift pods, made of composite fabric that keeps you cool during the day and warm into the night. The ticket includes an inflatable mattress, bedding, furniture, a space heater, electricity, and sleeps two comfortably. For those looking to travel light and take the thinking out of camping, Gem & Jam offers a pre-prepped Camping Bundle, which includes all the essentials two people could need; a tent for two, one lantern, two flashlights, pillows, sleeping bags, and a queen size inflatable mattress. Any leftover camping items will be donated to Youth on their Own, a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County, Arizona.
The festival is a completely immersive experience into the world of entertainment and wonderment, with stellar talent across three stages, plus special late-night sets, gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries, painters, dancers, daytime workshops, and much more. Gem & Jam is produced by Fog City Productions, Legion of Bloom Music, and Mammoth Music Group. Click here for the most up-to-date information and all ticketing options. Stay connected with Gem & Jam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Gem & Jam Festival is an all-ages event. The time is almost here, so grab your tickets, pack you pashminas, and get ready to get Tipped in the desert!
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