Event Preview: Gem & Jam 2023

The Gem and Jam festivals remain a top choice for DJs/producers of electronic dance music as the electric scene continues to develop. The festival’s 15th phase will take place in Tucson, Arizona, and it appears to be one of the most thrilling yet.  

Set Times Announced (1/28/23)

Are you ready for an extraordinary experience? Here are some headliners expected to light up the stage and make this an unforgettable experience!

Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, TUCSON AZ

Date: February 3-5

Lightcode Sound Healing Set by LSDREAM

DJ/producer LSDREAM’s distinctive sounds will be a must-hear at the Gem and Jam music festival this year. The psychedelic bass DJ/producer will perform his live Lightcode act on his debut. Immerse yourself in a healing trip with unique music, sound baths, and meditations.  

It makes sense why many people at other events praise LSDREAM’s Lightcode shows as remarkable. But that’s not all; LSDREAM, also known as the multi-talented Sami Diament, will perform with his distinctive fusion of experimental bass, uplifting messages, and hypnotic visuals.

LSDREAM is a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music world thanks to his expanding fan base and praise for his most recent endeavor. The unique live set will surely enhance the live performance and expect the meditation-focused Lightcode project to revitalize you.

Talking Dead: Grateful Dead & Talking Heads Hybrid Tribute Set

If you enjoy listening to The Grateful Dead and Talking Heads, you’re in for a treat with this year’s Gem and Jam lineup. Talking Dead will perform and mash up songs from both bands intriguingly and originally. Talking Dead is a collaboration between Garcia Birthday Band and Life During Wartime musicians.

Debut Performance by Snakes & Stars Featuring Michael Travis and Aaron Johnston

The Snakes & Stars project consists of Michael Travis and Aaron Johnston. Electric State can’t wait to see how this group will get the crowd moving at Gem & Jam’s Festival.

The group is sweeping the electronic music industry using an improvisational technique that combines drumming with various electronic sounds.  

They’ve created a buzz at previous events, and their loyal fan base, obsessed with their distinctive sound, continues to grow. They use a variety of instruments to create a sound that is constantly unique and captivating, making their live shows genuinely one of a kind.

They go all out to make their music vibrant, using samples, guitars, bass, drum kits, synthesizers, electronic pads, and vocalists. The groups have worked together and been friends for a long time, and their chemistry on stage is evident.

We at Electric State are excited to see what they have in store for us at Gem & Jam’s festival, as they have promised to perform improvisational music in their collab.

Wrapping Up

With an electrifying lineup of DJs/producers for three days, the party will feel nonstop. You’ll find something you love, whether you’re into electronic dance music, funk, rock, or hip-hop. With over 40 homegrown artists from a wide range of genres, you’ll enjoy a diverse and dynamic experience.

But the festival isn’t just about the music — it’s also about the atmosphere. So, join Electric State Radio as we anticipate immersing ourselves in the music festival and letting the music take us away. 

Get ready to experience the best local Arizonan talent and make unforgettable memories!

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