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Gem and Jam Lineup 2018. Photo by: Gem and Jam Festival
Gem and Jam Lineup 2018. Photo by: Gem and Jam Festival

Gem and Jam Festival Releases its Initial Lineup Including Two Nights of STS9, Lettuce and More

Gem and Jam Festival will be taking place from January 25th – 28th in Tucson, Arizona. The music and cultural event has released their initial lineup featuring two nights of STS9.

This eclectic festival, which features an unbelievable amount of art installations, gallery pieces, live painters, and minerals for display and sale, has outdone itself with this year’s lineup.

This year, headliners STS9 and Lettuce, will both be performing two nights. STS9, with their signature out-of-this-world livetronica style, will help set the narrative for the entire festival and take attendees on a journey through space and time while grooving beneath the clear desert sky. While funk favorite, Lettuce, is sure to keep energy up and the party bumpin’ with upbeat tunes such as ‘Lettsanity’ and ‘Sounds Like a Party to Me.’

Greensky Bluegrass and Railroad Earth are this year’s heavyweight representatives of the bluegrass, folk and Americana genre. While many of the Gem and Jam headliners and supporting acts are based in the electronica realm of music, these artists bring a down-home flavor to what’s sure to be an ecstatic dance party.

Also not to missed is [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, which merges Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee of Break Science and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits. This rare collaboration blends the dance-heavy electronic hip-hop style of Break Science and the spacey jams of the Disco Biscuits and is sure to deliver a wonderfully weird set.

Emancipator will surely be delivering an ultra-chill performance to the Gem and Jam. With his dreamy, melodic, absolutely gorgeous sound, my personal hopes and dreams are for a sunset set.

Also featured on the lineup are Thiftworks, the ultra-funky Russ Liquid Test, Random Rab, Michael Menert, Jade Cicada, Marvel Years, Maddy Oneal, Zoogma and Bass Physics.

Additional artists new to the lineup include: Flamingosis; John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing, Govinda, Saqi, Ill Esha, Charlesthefirst, Modern Measure, Blunt Force, Safis Lab, Flying Skulls, Skydyed, Kyma, Adem Joel, Electric Feel, Smokovich, Endoplasmic, The Bennu, Neon Prophet Band, Jahmontee, SuDs, M/Q, Truth Cartel and GonzoFuZe.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale for $169.00 at gemandjamfestival.ticketfly.com. Be sure to grab yours before the price goes up. See you in the desert!

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