As Gem & Jam prepares to kick off it’s 9th annual event, there are a few reasons to consider as to why you can’t miss the gathering. Taking place February 6-8th in Tucson, AZ and hosted by Alex and Allyson Grey, it is an event unlike any other. Here are the top 5 things that make Gem & Jam a must-attend event winter 2015.
Gem & Jam is easily one of the most affordable festivals of the winter season. With three day event tickets going for as low as $109, you definitely get bang for your buck. Not to mention amazing VIP packages, giving attendees the ultimate festival experience. The VIP options can set you up withe everything from a place to stay to something to wear for the weekend, as well as a ticket to a hands on workshop with Alex Grey himself!
The festival itself is run by two of the most prominent psychedelic inspired artists and visionaries in the world, Alex and Allyson Grey. The couple sets a creative tone for the festival by painting live next to the musical performers all three nights of the festival. Besides Alex and Allyson, there are many other live performers scattered throughout the festival grounds, displaying their skill throughout the weekend. Even the stage visuals are art produced by the very talented Jonathan Singer, they are both unique and mesmerizing.
What could be better than working with some of the most talented people in the art world in a hands on environment? At the Gem & Jam this is possible. Attendees are able to sign up to participate in an interactive workshop with Alex and Allyson Grey during the day before the festival grounds open. The opportunity allows participants to learn from the masters, and get an entirely new perspective on their craft.
Throughout the years Gem & Jam has brought in some great names on its lineup, 2015 is no exception. With talent including Emancipator Ensemble, The Michal Menert Trio, Papadoiso, and Phutureprimitive headlining, the line up is packed with funky live music. The roster also features innovative producers such as Giraffage, Random Rab, Thriftworks, and more well representing innovative electronic music far from generic edm. The weekend is absolutely packed with talent, and is one of the best jam band line ups until summer festivals, making it a weekend you definitely don’t want to miss!
Gem & Jam creates an ambiance unlike any other festival. Taking place in the beginning of February in Tucson, AZ attendees are able to enjoy rather pleasant weather. Also, the entire festival is a piece of art, everything from the stages, the visual projections, stage performers, the music--- it’s the ultimate creative showcase. The people emit nothing but good vibes and pleasant energy, making them one of the most enjoyable festival crowds to be a part of.
For Tickets and More Information: http://www.gemandjamfestival.com/
Written By Madi Lawton