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Gem and Jam Festival announces Phase 2 lineup, adds headliner Shpongle (Simon Posford live set), Melvin Seals & JGB, and more to cross-genre, star-studded lineup

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Psybient progenitor Shpongle joins the ranks of STS9, Liquid Stranger, Claude Vonstroke, Lotus, and CharlestheFirst as Gem and Jam Festival’s final headliner, taking place at Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona on February 4 – 6, 2022.

Shpongle’s Simon Posford will make his highly-anticipated festival debut at the 14th annual Gem & Jam with a special live, mind-melding set. Known for his shape-shifting mix of psychedelic, trance, and world music, Shpongle promises to create an immersive experience replete with kaleidoscopic visuals, backed by the festival’s scenic desert landscapes.

The festival will also welcome legendary jam band group Melvin Seals and JGB; Melvin is best known as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band. Other additions include Siren & Seer, the new project from saQi and his partner Diamonde on live guitar and vocals; the Grateful Dead Dance party Smokestack Lightning; and the funk and soul DJ Takimba. And finally, The Opal stage will host a slew of local talent.

Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of the Southwest Festival Scene” by Huffington Post, Gem and Jam is a completely unique and memorable gathering that intentionally brings together music, art, performance, gems and community unlike anywhere else.

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a stunning desert environment, creating an expansive and magical setting perfect for Gem and Jam. Similar to years past, Gem and Jam will offer on site camping, RV passes, glamping options, late night events, daytime workshops, delicious food & drink, a world renowned vendor bazaar, and of course, around the clock music and art.

Gem and Jam will also be including festival glamping this year, where attendees will step into the campground of the future where insulated Shift Pods dot the landscape and radiant community wanders throughout. The “Ready Set Camp” Shiftpods are made of a composite fabric that keeps cool during the daytime, while retaining warmth on cool nights.

Glamping options are not included with ticket admission and available for purchase separately via the Gem and Jam website. Reserved in shaded campsite on grass, each “Ready Set Camp” Shiftpods sleeps two comfortably and comes inclusive with an inflatable mattress, bedding, furniture, space heater, and electricity.
Festicket: Split the Payment With Your Friends, and pay only your part today.

Organizers have also introduced Festicket for this year’s event, a “Pay With Friends” program offering travel and lodging options for groups to purchase together. Festicket is available for GA & VIP tickets, RV, glamping, car camping, and hotels. Split the Payment With Your Friends, and pay only your part today.

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Payment Plans will be available for all Gem and Jam 2022 ticket tiers and camping options. Attendees can split up the cost of their ticket over a few easy payments. All ticketing options can be found here.

Join Pollen! The Gem and Jam Ambassador Program

Pollen, Gem and Jam’s ambassador program, has returned in 2022! Fans can sell tickets to their friends and earn tickets and experiences. More details can be found at

Gem and Jam partners with Radiate 

Radiate is hosting the festival’s Official Social Community, so that everyone who will be at Gem & Jam can meet each other, find people to travel and camp with, share good vibes, and more! All you have to do is download Radiate and join our Community:
GA and VIP Tickets are available via the festival website.

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