A gathering around wood burning installation. Photo taken at the 2017 Gem and Jam Festival. Photo by: Samantha Harvey
A gathering around wood burning installation. Photo taken at the 2017 Gem and Jam Festival. Photo by: Samantha Harvey

12th Annual Gem & Jam Festival Hosts STS9, Lettuce, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Dozens More in Tucson

Gem and Jam Festival will kickoff Thursday, January 25 and run through Sunday, January 28 from the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona.

The festival will host two nights of STS9 live on stage. The band recently released new material they recorded in February 2017 via their 1320 Records.

STS9 has released the following statement:

;Presenting the latest release from 1320 Records, Wave Spell: 9.17.2017. Available here: https://sts9.bandcamp.com/album/wave-spell

This series is dedicated to our belief that music is one of the most powerful forces in nature. It casts its spell through waveforms carrying sound and light, moving energy and frequencies through our mind, body and soul.

Wave Spell is STS9 in its rawest form. Where we don’t talk about what we want to play, we just try and tap in to the moment and let the music happen. It’s a conversation where we speak solely with our instruments. A time where we’re completely free to explore.

Thank you for inspiring our Wave Spell. Can’t wait to see where it takes us…;

Preview the self-titled track from the album on YouTube.

The weather this weekend is expected to be sunny and cool for the four day event.

Connect with the festival’s main website for ticket information. Use the map below to connect with the festival’s location. Camping options are available.