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GEM & JAM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2014


The 8th Annual Gem and Jam returns to 1102 W. Grant 
in Tucson, Arizona from February 7th-9th.

Euphonic Conceptions, Infinite Music, New Earth MuZiQ & Challenger present:

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GEM & JAM FESTIVAL 2014

featuring…

ALEX GREY & ALLYSON GREY
MIMOSA
PURITY RING (DJ Set)
THE MOTET
BOOMBOX
RANDOM RAB (LIVE BAND)
THRIFTWORKS
BLUETECH
ELIOT LIPP
RUSS LIQUID
LOVE & LIGHT
TWO FRESH
KALYA SCINTILLA
SUPERVISION (Pretty Lights Music)
PAUL BASIC (Pretty Lights Music)
DESERT DWELLERS
SOULULAR
INSIGHTFUL
MARVEL YEARS
NICO LUMINOUS
TREAVOR MOONTRIBE
AMANI
MATT HAZE
KRUZA KID
SMOKOVICH
SMASH & GRAB
BOGL
VNDMG
DIGITAL CONNECTION
LOST OPTICAL
NVO
SPAFFORD
ENDOPLASMIC
MACRODOT
THE BENNU
JOSHUA POCALIPS
ADAM JOEL
ELECTRIC FEEL DJ’S


** All 3 Nights with visuals by Johnathan Singer
** Live Art, Performances, Gem & Mineral vending
** Travel / Hotel packages available
** Late Night Afterparties
** Day time Gem show tours
** Drawing Workshop w. Alex Grey

CHECK OUT WE WENT HARD’s 2013 GEM & JAM COVERAGE 

Travel Packages:

Platinum VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at Holiday Inn Express for 3 nights (within walking distance to the festival)
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Artist meet & greet backstage each night after the event
– Driving tours of the gem show on Saturday and Sunday
– 2x entry to all official Gem & Jam associated events (workshops / late nights)
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $1299

Gold VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at Holiday Inn Express for 3 nights
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Driving tours of the gem show on Saturday and Sunday
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $999

Silver VIP ( for 2 People )
– Double or king room at the Flamingo Inn for 3 nights
– 2 x 3-day passes to festival
– Limited edition Gem & Jam T Shirts and Posters
Cost: $799

 

History:

Like many independent festivals, Gem & Jam evolved from a simple idea. Since 1955, Tucson

has hosted the legendary Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, drawing tens of thousands of

international vendors and enthusiasts. An all-encompassing event for the city, the month of

February revolves around the show and related activities, with patrons filling hotels,

restaurants, and convention centers large and small. The only thing missing was a nightlife….

and so Gem and Jam found its unique niche, a vibrant place to let loose.

 

Gem & Jam came on the scene in 2003, opening at the Lazy K Ranch. The second year the event

was brought to downtown Tucson to the legendary Club Congress in the Hotel Congress. Gem

& Jam continued to grow in numbers and a larger venue was indicated. The Hut, a tiki-style

club, became home for two years. After 2008, Gem and Jam’s popularity moved the event to

the historic Rialto Theater, home to some of the largest shows in the Southwest.

In 2009, the international Gem and Mineral Show was deeply affected by the national recession.

Declining attendance created a difficult economic climate in Tucson. We at Gem & Jam decided

to hold plans until signs of a recovery provided a safe investment atmosphere. In 2012, the

event re-emerged, ready for growth at a new level. With invigorated investment partnerships

came new ideas, the event growing into a finely planned festival of great performances and

creative vendors. The new venue offers up to 4000 guests a satisfying state-of-the-art

experience.

 

Musical artists over the years have consisted of STS9, Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Purity Ring,

EOTO, Ghostland Observatory, Mimosa, Bluetech, Prefuse, Boombox, The Motet Vibesquad,

Michal Menert, Random Rab, Govinda, Desert Dwellers, Eliot Lipp, Greyboy All-stars, Mad

Professor, Pnuma Trio, BLVD, Nit Grit, DJ Vadim, Signal Path, Kaminanda, Ana Sia, Abstract Rude,

The Polish Ambassador, Lipp Service, Telepath, Octopus Nebula, Flying Skulls, Jamie Janover,

and many many more.


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