Gem and Jam 2020: What to Expect

Gem and Jam Festival 2020

The Gem and Jam Festival will be returning to Tuscon, AZ at the Pima County Fairgrounds on January 31st – February 2nd, 2020. 

After taking a year hiatus, this well-loved music festival is excited to announce its return – along with its initial artist lineup. 

The 2020 Gem and Jam Lineup (1st & 2nd Round)

The 13th annual performer lineup headliners include Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, Twiddle and – newgrass favorite – Billy Strings

Fans will be excited to see collaboration groups Desert Hearts Takeover (Mikey Lion, Marbs, RYBO and Lubelski) an TH3 (Michael Travis, Jason Hann and Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident) and Matt Hill (The Floozies)). 

“We are beyond excited to be able to bring Gem & Jam back for an epic three nights in the desert,” says festival co-producer Josh Pollack. “We have the best fans out there and cannot wait to share all we have planned for 2020.”

Other artists announced include: 

Manic Focus; Dirtwire; Desert Dwellers; Thriftworks; Bluetech; Buku; Christian Martin (Dirtybird, TAT); Kyle Hollingsworth Band; Marvel Years; Mersiv; SoDown; Ana Sia; Balken Bump; Cofresi; Cycles; Daily Bread; Eminence Ensemble; Kitchen Dwellers; Late Night Radio; Megan Hamilton; Mystic Grizzly; Nobide; Saqi; Supertask; Tenth Mountain Division; Adem Joel; Autonomix; The Bennu; Dollarsine; Endoplasmic; The Flying Skulls; Funkstatik; Glass Cannon; Gonzofuze; M-Q; Party People; Safi’s Lab; Scott Nice; Since Juleye, and Smokovish.


Second Round Announcements include: Gem & Jam Grateful Dead Tribute, featuring: Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Eric Krasno, Mihali Savoulidis, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops; Michal Menert; Pink Talking Fish; M3GA-SCOPES; Albert Huxley; Asyouwere; Atom; Blessit; Deuz Yeux; Dirty Nabz; Dusted; Eons; Ill Divo; Jaybird; JXCHRISTO; Kate Riles; Kiitos; Kip Killagain; Kody Black; Louis IV; Nastyhumanz; Prism Shank; PVPI FRVNKO; Ratchet Noir; Slick Floyd; Smoakland; Soulular, and Sunn Rays.

Gem and Jam 2020 Lineup

The Venue

Gem and Jam has historically been held at the Pima County Fairgrounds located just 20 miles South of downtown Tuscon, Arizona.  The desert environment is spread across 640 acres surrounded by nature, allowing plenty of space for art installations, multiple stages, and camping options (including car and RV camping). 


The Experience 

The 2020 Gem & Jam Festival 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.

Beyond the Music

Gem and Jam festival is not just about the music.  It takes place during the annual Tuscon Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, which attracts over 55,000 gem lovers to the Tuscon area over a 3-week period. 

In addition to the Gem and Mineral show, the festival will showcase art installations and performances, workshops, lectures, and many forms of artistic entertainment.  Additionally, expect several delicious options from the on-site food and beverage vendors.  

Get Your Gem and Jam Tickets!

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $159, plus fees. Camping options are available starting at free walk-in camping with a $20 parking fee, car camping and RV options with hook ups. Hotel and ticketing options, and payment plans are available.

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