Get Rocked at the 8th Annual Tucson Gem and Jam Festival

Article Contributed by Tsunami Publicity | Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

February 7th marks the kickoff of the 8th annual Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ. The only festival of its kind, the three-day event is set to take place during the pinnacle weekend of the 60thannual Tucson Gem and Mineral show.The event features artists of all types and mediums, and while music is for many the main attraction, there are many elements to Gem & Jam. Prominently featured is live painting and workshops with the world-renowned visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey.Musically the event has an array of styles represented, headed up by the likes of MimosaPurity Ring (DJ set), BoomBoxThe MotetRandom RabThriftworksBluetechEliot LippGovinda, and more.Loaded to the brim by eager community members, the celebration will feature fire dancers, visual performers, arts and crafts, high end art galleries - and of course the Gem Show.Nearly 55,000 people from around the world visit Tucson during the 3 weeks of the Gem and Mineral show for what is widely known as the best selection and best prices on crystals, stones, and more.The Gem and Jam Festival occurs on the 2nd weekend of the Gem & Mineral Show, Feb  7-8-9. Now located on an expanded outdoor oasis, the music festival features 2 full stages, with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the beautiful desert landscape.As the event grows each year, organizers have found new and creative ways to co-create the event with the community. Event organizers are offering an expanded network of daytime activities, classes and workshops, along with late night after parties with music till dawn. Inclusive hotel and ticket packages are also sold at a discount.Over the last eight years, the festival has hosted such luminary talent as STS9, Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, and many more. In 2014, Gem and Jam is setting the bar high with an incredible lineup of talent from the around the country and it’s all going down in the balmy desert in Tucson.Tickets and hotel packages are on sale now, and can be found at the official event website, www.gemandjamfestival.comFeb 7 – Feb 9, 2014Gem and Jam Festival Tucson, AZFeaturing: Mimosa, Purity Ring (DJ set), Boombox, The Motet, Random Rab, Thriftworks, Bluetech, Eliot Lipp, and many moreLive Art and Workshops with Alex Grey and Allyson GreyGallery Space with Tribe13COMPLETE LINE UP:MiM0SAPURITY RING (DJ Set)BOOMBOXTHE MOTETRANDOM RAB (Live Band)THRIFTWORKSBLUETECHGOVINDAELIOT LIPP (Pretty Lights Music)SUPERVISION (Pretty Lights Music)PAUL BASIC (Pretty Lights Music)RUSS LIQUIDLOVE & LIGHTKALYA SCINTILLAUNLIMITED ASPECT (Unlimited Gravity + Project Aspect)DESERT DWELLERSSOULULARTREAVOR MOONTRIBEAMANIMARVEL YEARSINSIGHTFULNICO LUMINOUSLYNXFLYING SKULLS w. ABSTRACT RUDESMOKOVICHBOGLSMASH & GRABTHE DIGITAL CONNECTIONLOST OPTICALMATT HAZEKRUZA KIDSPAFFORDMACRODOTENDOPLASMICTHE BENNUJOSHUA POCALIPSADEM JOELELECTRIC FEEL DJsNVOVNDMGKROOKED DRIVERSMESCAJOHNNY SWOOPE