In just a few short weeks, Arizona’s fabled Gem and Jam Festival embarks on their 11th magical, musical journey to a new location – Tucson’s Pima County Fairgrounds – from February 2nd through the 5th with both single day and full weekend passes still available. Happening in parallel with the largest Gem and Mineral show on the West Coast, the Gem and Jam Festival has evolved into a staple of the boutique festival circuit and draws crowds from every corner of West Coast. Facilitated by the move to a new location, Gem and Jam will now be camping festival, so bundle up and get ready to bounce!
Talent for this year’s event includes a veritable artistic cross-section of movers and shakers in the dance music industry – modern musicians, producers, and DJs who prefer to throw it back to when real instruments were the preferred method of choice and jamming out was a soul’s improvisational release in this rigid world. Artists for this year’s Gem and Jam Festival include the funklord Gramatik, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, The Floozies, Lotus, EOTO, G Jones, Thriftworks, The Russ Liquid Test, Poolside, Opiou, Com Truise and so many more.
Pima County Fairgrounds
11300 South Houghton Road,
Tucson, AZ 85747
One of the best parts of the Gem and Jam Festival are the esteemed and expertly curated pre-parties that pop up all along the West Coast, if you can’t make the trek to Tuscon – groove your way down to Los Angeles for A-Bun-Dance’s Pre-Gem and Jam Party featuring the artwork of Alex + Allyson Grey.
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