Gem & Jam Festival has just now announced its star-studded lineup for its 15th edition. We’ll be jamming our hearts out at the latest edition, which will take place February 3-5. It’ll be three amazing days of music, art, and live performances, plus a unique showcase of gems and minerals. Head on out to the scenic desert landscapes of Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona for all the fun!
And the headliners for this iconic festival include the legendary jam band The String Cheese Incident and psychedelic bass purveyor LSDream, both of whom will be making their Gem & Jam Festival debuts. Gem & Jam veteran headliners include electro-funk duo The Floozies and genre-melding producer Emancipator. It’ll be one groovy jam, that’s for sure!
Gem & Jam Festival will also welcome back acts like the genre-blending funk band The Motet, electro-twang outfit Dirtwire, psychedelic dub producer Ott, saxophone-wielding bass producer SoDown, Canadian glitch-hop duo The Funk Hunters, Chicago-house music pioneer Mark Farina, and blues-inflected multi-instrumentalist/producer Marvel Years. Talk about them jams!
First-time Gem & Jam Festival performers include house purveyor Justin Martin, spiritual vocalist Ayla Nereo, Grammy-nominated producer Haywyre, indie-jam rock group Aqueous, experimental bass-music duo EAZYBAKED, Pete Tong-heralded soulful house producer Justin Jay, soul trio The Nth Power, world music multi-instrumentalist Poranguí, and the metal/bass-music melder Ravenscoon. We are loving it!
Speaking on last year’s Gem & Jam, Billboard stated, “Gem & Jam’s intimate footprint (three outdoor stages, an indoor space, a row of food and craft vendors and areas for live artists and workshops) made it possible to explore every nook and corner of the site, much of which was decorated with a gem theme… With 6,000 attendees … this was the biggest iteration of the festival to date. Still, the vibe was homey and homespun.”
The festival is on 640 acres and is just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson. And you’ll just LOVE the Pima County Fairgrounds as they are surrounded by nature and reside in a stunning desert environment, creating an expansive and magical setting perfect for Gem & Jam Festival. And similar to years past, Gem & Jam will offer on-site camping, RV passes, glamping options, late-night music, daytime workshops, delicious food & drink, a world-renowned vendor bazaar, and of course, around-the-clock music and art. So much fun to do!
And if you really want to enhance your experience, add in those glamping options! While they are not included in the initial ticket price, you are sure to be camping in style! The sites are reserved on a shaded campsite on grass, each luxury tent sleeps two comfortably and comes inclusive with an inflatable mattress, bedding, furniture, space heater, and electricity. It’s everything you need!
Payment Plans are available for 3-day weekend festival passes. Attendees can split up the cost of their ticket over a few easy payments. All ticketing options can be found here.
Following their successful 2022 partnership, Gem & Jam is once again teaming up with environmental festival organization Green Disco to improve the festival’s environmental footprint and give its audience the opportunity to have an eco-friendly experience. How cool! Gem & Jam attendees can buy a Green Disco Eco-Band – an optional ticket add-on that supports nonprofits in Tucson, offsets measurable amounts of carbon, and supports data collection efforts. Made from 100% hemp, this optional $20 wristband allows you to wear what you value and provides access to exclusive perks on-site!