Gem and Jam Festival 2017
Photo Credit: Carlos Lopez

Gems and minerals are beautiful and stunning, but the music will have you grooving all night into the early morning at Gem & Jam this year!


Gem & Jam isn’t your typical music festival and the artists that are performing aren’t your typical artists either. Many of the acts featured on the lineup blend a combination of synthetic sounds with live instruments for a unique experience. This blend of analog and digital creates a sound that is both intriguing and pleasing to the ear.

Headliners STS9 will be playing twice and are a favorite of ours here at EDMID. They have performed at festivals like Okeechobee in the past and bring a whole band to create music so groovy it will move your soul. Lettuce, who will also be featured twice, will bring loads of funk for the weekend too. Their electric guitar rhythms and jazzy lyrics are simply the embodiment of happiness.

Other top favorites include Big WildEmancipator, and Papadosio. Big Wild has been on a roll this past year and his remix of For the Love is incredible. Emancipator and Papadosio have an almost cult following and rightfully so with their talented production skills. All three of these artists are ones you should definitely catch at the festival.

With so many artists on the lineup, it’s hard to explore each of them and spend time listening to every track from each one. To help you out, we’ve created a playlist of some of our favorite artists who will be at Gem & Jam this year. So sit back, relax, and tune in to our playlist below!

Stream EDM Identity’s Gem & Jam 2018 Playlist on Spotify:


Gem & Jam 2018 – Event Information:

When: Thursday, January 25, 2017 – Sunday, January 28, 2017
Where: Pima County Fairgrounds – 11300 S Houghton Rd, Tucson, Arizona
Ages: All Ages
Facebook Event Page: RSVP Here
Tickets: Purchase Here


Gem & Jam 2018 Lineup:

Gem & Jam Festival 2018 Initial Lineup


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Carlos was first introduced to the world of EDM in 2014 when he attended EDC Las Vegas. The event changed his entire perspective on music and community. Now you can find him traveling to festivals such as Mysteryland USA, Summerset Music Festival, Tomorrow World, Spring Awakening, and many others. By day he works as a full time application developer.

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