2017 Shaping Up to be Best Year Yet for Arizona’s Gem & Jam Festival

Our neighbors to the south have been quietly building one of the best festival experiences in the country over the years, and 2017 is looking like it could be the best chapter of Gem & Jam to date. In addition to some stellar jam band talent, the electronic influence packs a punch as well, with names like Gramatik, EOTO, G Jones, and Opiuo highlighting the deep lineup. Check out the full press release below and get ready to kick off the 2017 festival season this February in Arizona!



All-Star Grateful Dead Tribute Set Planned, featuring: Steve Kimock & Friends, Members of The Motet, and More


$169 Festival Passes Now On Sale; Camping Packages Available With Onsite RV Camping, Boutique Camping, Car Camping and Walk-In Camping


Tucson, Arizona (December 6, 2016) – Gem & Jam Festival is excited to announce the addition of Mike Gordon  bassist of perennial jam band favorites, Phish. Joining Gordon on stage will be: keyboardist, Robert Walker; multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Scott Murawsk; drummer, John Kimock and percussionist, Craig Myers. The 11th annual three-day music, art, performance and gem & mineral festival continues to underscore the “jam” in Gem & Jam, having previously announced Dead & Co.’s Jeff Chimenti would be joining Steve Kimock & Friends and 4 of the 6 String Cheese Incident members would be coming together to perform as The Trancident  Additionally, Steve Kimock & Friends along with members of The Motet will be coming together for an entire set of Grateful Dead music, called Play the Dead!

Gem & Jam’s full performer lineup, including those previously announced is: 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 3 stages, with special late night sets, gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries, painters, dancers, daytime workshops, and much more.

“There is something truly special about this year’s lineup,” says festival co-producer Josh Pollack. “It will be really exciting to see these collaborations come together, for a magical few nights under the desert sky.”

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering camping options for the first time, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. 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.  General Admission passes are available now for $169, plus fees. Camping options will be available starting at $30, plus fees. Prices will remain frozen, until December 15th. Tickets are available online at www.gemandjamfestival.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, and Challenger Presents. Visit www.gemandjamfestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

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