Gem & Jam Festival 2016: Official Late Night Shows & On-Site Camping Announced!

Experience the power of Gem & Jam - held during Tucson Gem and Mineral show each year (Photo: Gem & Jam 2015)

Gem & Jam

It’s almost here–the unique music festival experience raved about by attendees in Tucson, AZ and surrounding areas–Gem and Jam Festival. Not strictly dedicated to music, the musical talent is one of many aspects that contribute to making this fest so special for attendees and cause it to grow in size as time passes. Whether its the energy expelled by the precious minerals and stones at the famed Gem and Mineral Show, or simply that the event attracts a crowd that brings positive energy–is up to you to decide! 

Gem & Jam Festival is as thrilled as we are to announce the official festival late night shows that will be taking place during this year’s 10th annual festival taking place in Tucson, AZ over Valentine’s Day Weekend – February 12-14th, 2016. Hailed as the “Crown Jewel of the Southwest Festival Scene” (Huffington Post) and among “Ten Inspirational Sights to See in 2016” (Daily Beat), Gem & Jam is held each year during the internationally renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral show, and hosts more than 50 different musicians across 3 different stages, in addition to gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries and painters, dancers, daytime workshops, and so much more.

Determined to keeping the music going all night long again, this year’s Gem & Jam late night shows are set to feature two shows each night of the festival beginning at 1:45 AM and finishing off at 5:30 AM. These events will be held nightly at the Solar Culture/Galactic Center (18+) and The Club at Gem and Jam (21+), located on festival grounds, which will feature an open bar while supplies last! These nightly events will be something you don’t want to miss, but make sure to get there early if you’re planning on hitting the open bar.

The Gem & Jam 2015 Recap Video is all the proof you need that this fest is going to be as incredible as it sounds:

See all of the confirmed late night shows and lineups below:

Gem & Jam 2016 Official Late Night Shows

2/12/16       Tucson, AZ  |  Solar Culture/Galactic Center (18+)

Eliot Lipp, Gladkill, Treavor Moontribe, Templo,

Safi’s Lab, Johnny Swoope

2:00 AM – 5:30 AM

2/12/16          Tucson, AZ  |  The Club at Gem and Jam (21+)

Project Aspect, Unlimited Gravity, BLVD

1:45 AM – 5:15 AM

2/13/16         Tucson, AZ  |  Solar Culture/Galactic Center (18+)

IAMNOBODI (Soulection), Krooked Drivers, Cofresi,

Soulular, Smokovich, The Flying Skulls

2:00 AM – 5:30 AM

2/13/16         Tucson, AZ  |  The Club at Gem and Jam (21+)

Borahm Lee (Break Science), Govinda, Souleye

1:45 AM – 5:15 AM

2/14/16            Tucson, AZ  |  Solar Culture/Galactic Center (18+)

Mark Farina (House Set), DynoHunter, Dehli 2 Dublin (DJ Set),

Conduit (Adem & Lucia), Dirty Gem Stones (Kruza Kid)

2 AM – 5:30 AM

2/14/16            Tucson, AZ  |  The Club at Gem and Jam (21+)

Manic Focus, Exmag (DJ Set), Marvel Years

1:45 AM – 5:15 AM


That’s not all: For the first year ever, attendees are now allowed to camp on site at this year’s festival, so don’t forget your tents! There are a variety of options when it comes to prices and packages, all ranging from individual and car camping passes to experience packages such as the Smokey Quartz Experience pass if accommodations are already handled (with perks including: 1 Gem and Jam Festival Ticket, 1 tickets for the Late Night Show at the Festival Friday-Sunday, 1 Gem and Jam Grassroots Hat, 1 Gem and Jam Hat Pin, 1 Gem and Jam Shirt, Access to the VIP Lounge with refreshments during the festival, and more!) More information can be found here.


About Gem & Jam

Gem & Jam Festival has revealed the dates and musical lineup for its 10th annual event February 12, 13, and 14 in Tucson, Arizona. Held each year during Tucson Gem and Mineral show, Gem & Jam hosts over 50 musicians across 3 stages, along with a plethora of gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries and painters, dancers, performers, daytime workshops, late night after parties and much more – all in the stunning Southwestern desert landscape.

Experience the power of Gem & Jam - held during Tucson Gem and Mineral show each year (Photo: Gem & Jam 2015)
Experience the power of Gem & Jam – held during Tucson Gem and Mineral show each year (Photo: Gem & Jam 2015)

For its 10 year anniversary over Valentine’s Day Weekend (Feb 12-13-14) in 2016, Gem & Jam Festival welcomes heavy-hitters like Beats Antique, Lettuce, Michal Menert (Pretty Lights Music), The Polish Ambassador, Tycho DJ set, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Minnesota, OTT (UK) and Lyrics Born (Live).

Rounding out the top half of the lineup are Pretty Lights Music’s Break Science, performing with The Shady Horns along with more PLM talent, like Eliot Lipp. Just added to the lineup, Manic Focus, will also be taking the stage at this year’s Gem & Jam Fest. Additional talent includs, Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz), Desert Dwellers, Dirtwire (ft. members of Beats Antique), Govinda, Delhi 2 Dublin, Exmag, Krooked Drivers, Marvel Years and many more!

Gem & Jam has also added a Soulection Stage to the 2016 lineup.  On February 13th, the Soulection Stage is set to feature a heavy-hitting lineup curated from the Soulection roster, including:  Sango, Esta, Joe Kay, Insightful and The Whooligan. This stage is sure to be a real treat for attendees at this year’s 10th anniversary.


Known for hosting a unique celebration of music, art and gems, Gem & Jam 2016 will—for the tenth year in a row—bring together a vibrant and creative community gathered in a desert oasis for three days and nights.  In addition to the music aspect of the fest, attendees can also enjoy gem, crystal and mineral vendor tents, transcendent visuals by this year’s featured artist Johnathan Singer (Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” and Tipper), live painting and performance artists, art exhibits, a variety of daytime classes and workshops to be taken, late-night after parties, and so much more.


Don't forget about the other aspects that make Gem & Jam so memorable-like the live painters! (Photo: Gem & Jam Facebook)
Don’t forget about the other aspects that make Gem & Jam so memorable-like the live painters! (Photo: Gem & Jam Facebook)

-Check out ticket and hotel packages – available now at:

-To stay up to date on all Gem & Jam Festival news, please visit: and the official social media pages regarding the fest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! –and don’t forget to hashtag #gemandjam!

-To apply for media credentials please visit:

-Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth Muziq, and Challenger Presents.

By FestPop Senior Editor & Social Media Director

Courtney Young

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