After attending my first Gem & Jam last year, I knew this was a festival I had to keep coming back to. While this year was canceled for obvious reasons, the festival will be returning to Pima Country Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona. I know I’ll be marking my calendar off for February 4-6, 2022 and I can’t wait to make the trek out west for this lineup.
As per its name, the event sells gems and showcases jam bands; but it’s not only limited to that. Next year’s headliners are super diverse, featuring names like STS9, Liquid Stranger, Claude Von Stroke, Lotus, and CharlesTheFirst. As an electro-soul fan, the undercard is where it’s at. OPIUO, Sunsquabi, Daily Bread, and Maddy O’Neal are names I’m hyped to catch again. And if you haven’t seen them live yet, this is the perfect chance.
Gem & Jam is always filled with homie vibes, which is refreshing when coming from a busy city like myself. Since it’s a pretty intimate venue, you’ll be sure to run into people 2-3 times throughout the weekend. Also, it is a camping festival, so make sure to come prepared by checking out the FAQs on their website.
Check out the full lineup below and buy your festival tickets as well as camping passes here. And if you see us there—make sure to say hi!