Gem & Jam Festival announced additions to the lineup for its 2020 event, which will mark the festival’s return to Tuscon’s Pima County Fairgrounds following a one-year hiatus in 2019.
The 13th edition of the mineral and music festival, set to take place from January 31st–February 2nd, will now include a special Gem & Jam Grateful Dead Tribute featuring Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Eric Krasno (Soulive), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven, Billy & The Kids), and Todd Stoops (RAQ). Other new artist additions include Michal Menert, Pink Talking Fish, M3GA-SCOPES, Albert Huxley, Asyouwere, Atom, Blessit, Deuz, Dirty Nabz, Dusted, Eons, Ill Divo, Jaybird, JXCHRISTO, Kate Riles, Kiitos, Kip Killagain, Kody Black, Louis IV, Nastyhumanz, Prism Shank, PVPI FRVNKO, Ratched Noir, Slick Floyd, Smoakland, Soulular, and Sunn Rays.
The newly announced artists join an already strong Gem & Jam 2020 lineup featuring Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Twiddle, Billy Strings, Desert Hearts Takeover (ft. Mikey Lion, Marbs, RYBO, and Lubelski), TH3 (ft. Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Kyle Hollingsworth, and Matt Hill), Manic Focus, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers, Thriftworks, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and many more.
Located just 20 miles south of downtown Tuscon, Gem & Jam features an intersection of electronic genres in an expansive desert environment, free from noise ordinances and the clutter of urban life. In addition to the all-star lineup, the festival will also be expanding entertainment options with an added emphasis on art including live painting, artist galleries, installations and more. As the festival’s name suggests, Gem & Jam 2020 will feature an array of mineral and gem vendors from around the country who will bring precious elements and energies from around the world to the gathering.
Various camping packages are available ranging from free walk-in camping to “Ready Set Camping”—which offers campers the option to stay an insulated shift pod—to a Camping Bundle that includes all the camping essentials for those who are traveling light out to the desert.
For more information on Gem & Jam, head to the festival’s website.