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Tipper & Big Gigantic to Headline Gem & Jam 2020

Gem & Jam 2020 Phase 1

Tucson, Arizona – After taking a year hiatus for 2019, fan-favorite festival Gem & Jam Festival is excited to announce its return and with it the phase one lineup. The three-day music, art, performance, and gem & mineral festival will be returning to the beautiful, desert setting of Pima County Fairgrounds, January 31 through February 2, 2020. This past Spring Gem & Jam announced that it indeed would be returning and that planning was well underway. The news continued last week when Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, and Twiddle were announced and would be joined by over 30 additional artists as part of phase one.

Gem & Jam’s 13th annual performer lineup includes: Billy Strings; Desert Hearts Takeover, featuring Mikey Lion, Marbs, RYBO and Lubelski; TH3, featuring Michael Travis, Jason Hann and Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident) and Matt Hill (The Floozies); Manic Focus; Dirtwire; Desert Dwellers; Thriftworks; Bluetech; Buku; Christian Martin (Dirtybird, TAT); Kyle Hollingsworth Band; Marvel Years; Mersiv; SoDown; Ana Sia; Balken Bump; Cofresi; Cycles; Daily Bread; Eminence Ensemble; Kitchen Dwellers; Late Night Radio; Megan Hamilton; Mystic Grizzly; Nobide; Saqi; Supertask; Tenth Mountain Division; Adem Joel; Autonomix; The Bennu; Dollarsine; Endoplasmic; The Flying Skulls; Funkstatik; Glass Cannon; Gonzofuze; M-Q; Party People; Safi’s Lab; Scott Nice; Since Juleye, and Smokovish. The lineup will continue to grow as we enter 2020, hosting a flurry of talent across 3 stages, plus special late night sets, gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries, painters, dancers, daytime workshops, and much more.

“We are beyond excited to be able to bring Gem & Jam back for an epic three nights in the desert,” says festival co-producer Josh Pollack. “We have the best fans out there and cannot wait to share all we have planned for 2020.”

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including onsite RV camping with hookups, car camping, and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors, and much more. General Admission tickets are on sale now for $159, plus fees. Camping options are available starting at free walk-in camping with a $20 parking fee, car camping and RV options with hook ups. Hotel and ticketing options, and payment plans are available. For all ticket options visit, www.gemandjam.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Fog City Productions, Legion of Bloom Music, and Mammoth Music Group. Visit www.gemandjam.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

Dusk Music Festival Drops Diverse 2019 Lineup

DUSK Music Festival 2019

Tucson, AZ – After an incredibly successful 2018 which saw a record number of fans, DUSK Music Festival has announced it will be returning to Armory Park in Tucson, AZ on November 9th and 10th. Partnering with Relentless Beats for the fourth annual, two-day, music, food and art festival, DUSK has also announced its lineup, which includes: Kaskade; REZZ; Two Door Cinema Club; A R I Z O N A; Broncho; Cray; Malaa, and Tokimonsta, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Previous performers have included: Dillon Francis; Big Sean; Louis the Child; Vince Staples; Phantogram; Steve Aoki; Elohim; Big Gigantic; Cold War Kids; Matt & Kim; RL Grime; Jai Wolf; A-Trak, and Cherub, amongst others.

“This partnership is a great opportunity to work with an amazing festival and introduce Relentless Beats to a broader fanbase,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “We are excited to help create an amazing experience for all of Tucson.”

Beginning in 2016, DUSK has worked feverishly to create an unforgettable experience combining a variety of music genres, the best food and beverage Arizona has to offer and an interactive art experience on the grandest of scale, for its fans. While plans for this year’s event are still underway, past incarnations have seen a partnership with regional favorite the Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) which curated a custom culinary program showcasing the dynamic food scene southern Arizona has to offer. A continued partnership with Tucson’ Monsoon Collective is expected to include live art, larger than life sculptures and interactive digital video and lighting exhibits.

“We are excited going into our fourth year and our all-volunteer staff is looking forward to working with the Relentless Beats team to improve many aspects of the festival” says DUSK Festival Director Page Repp. “Support from the Tucson community Rio Nuevo and the downtown businesses has been incredible and we can’t wait bring this special community event back to downtown Tucson.”

Additionally, DUSK Charities 501(c)(3) will be renewing its efforts to develop educational training and career programming to introduce high school and college-aged students to the wide variety of careers and vocations in the music festival industry. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Children’s Museum Tucson, the Armory Park Neighborhood Association, The Rialto Theatre, and several other local foundations and organizations yet to be named.

Two-Day General Admission tickets will go on sale for $99, before fees on Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. MST. VIP passes, complete with express entry lanes, comfortable seating, air-conditioned premium bathrooms, and main stage private viewing area are available starting at $179, before fees. Returning this year, the Platinum includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: access to an all-inclusive, elevated stage-height viewing platform, complimentary wine, beer, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, starting at $399. All ticket types are available online at www.DUSKmusicfestival.com. DUSK is an all-ages event.

Visit www.DUSKmusicfestival.com for the most up-to-date information on DUSK Music Festival. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DUSKmusicfest, on Instagram at @DUSKmusicfestival, and Twitter at @DUSKtucson.

STS9 to Headline Gem & Jam 2018

Gem & Jam Lineup 2018

Emerging from a successful year which saw Gem & Jam embrace the full festival experience with a move from Downtown Tucson to a venue that offered a desert setting with expanded amenities including camping, the twelfth annual event released the first phase of its lineup. Returning to Pima County Fairgrounds for a second straight year- January 25 – 28, 2018, Gem & Jam shows no signs of slowing down attracting some of the biggest talent from the scene. The first round of headliners for the fan-favorite music and camping festival include: two nights of STS9 two nights of Lettuce; Greensky Bluegrass; Railroad Earth; Emancipator and Breaking Biscuits, which features members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science. More performers will be announced in the coming months.

“We are so excited to welcome our fans out to the desert to share in this amazing experience we are building,” says festival co-producer Toby White. “There is something for everyone at Gem & Jam and we still have many more surprises to come.”

Additional artists new to the lineup include: Thriftworks; Masego; Random Rab; Michal Menert; Flamingosis; John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing; Govinda; Jade Cicada; Maddy O’Neal; Saqi; Ill Esha; Charlesthefirst; Modern Measure; Bass Physics; Marvel Years; Zoogma; Blunt Force; Safis Lab; Flying Skulls; Skydyed; Kyma; Adam Joel; Electric Feel; Smokovich; Endoplasmic; The Bennu; Neon Prophet Band; Jahmontee; SuDs; M/Q; Truth Cartel and GonzoFuZe.

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $169, plus fees. Camping options will be available starting at $55, plus fees. Included in these options are: Deluxe RV Camping, Standard RV Camping, Car Camping, Walk-In Camping and Ready, Set Camp. Tickets are available online at www.gemandjam.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, and Challenger Presents. Visit www.gemandjam.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

Gem & Jam Festival Returns in 2018

Gem & Jam 2017

Gem & Jam Festival has announced it will be returning to Pima County Fairgrounds for a second straight year, January 25 – 28, 2018. Coming off a transitional year, which saw the fan favorite festival move from Downtown Tucson to a venue that offered a desert setting with expanded amenities including camping, the twelfth annual event will expanding its offerings, which of course will include a bigger lineup. Previously editions of Gem & Jam have featured such acts as: Gramatik; Mike Gordon; The Floozies; Lotus; The Trancident; Kyle Hollingsworth; EOTO & Friends; G Jones; The Infamous Stringdusters; Poolside; Com Truise; Steve Kimock & Friends; Opiuo; The Motet., amongst others. The first round of performers for the 2018 lineup will be announced in the coming months.

For those who missed Gem & Jam this year or those who are looking to relive the festivities, the festival is also releasing the Official Gem & Jam 2017 After Movie. Clocking in at a dizzying 30 seconds, the video perfectly captures the energy, excitement and love that is Gem & Jam- prepping fans for even more in 2018.

“Last year was such a big step for us, moving from downtown to this beautiful desert setting,” says festival co-producer Toby White. “It is great to the looks on all our fans faces, to help give us the motivation to turn out an even bigger and better Gem & Jam.”

Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more. Early Bird Presale tickets go on sale Friday, July 7th, at 10 a.m. for $179, plus fees. Camping options will be available starting at $55, plus fees. Tickets are available online at www.gemandjam.com. Gem & Jam Festival is an all ages event.

Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, and Challenger Presents. Visit www.gemandjam.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GemAndJam, Twitter at www.twitter.com/GemJamFestival and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/GemAndJamFestival.

Trapfest Tucson Releases 2017 Lineup

Trapfest Tucson 2017

Presented by Relentless Beats, Specto Entertainment and CrowdSurf Concerts, Trapfest Tucson will be dropping at Club XS in Midtown Tucson on Friday, July 14, 2017. Doubling the dose of trap headed to Arizona, Trapfest Tucson comes just a day before the festival stops in Phoenix, at The Pressroom on Saturday, July 15th. The lineup for the Tucson stop will feature: Party Favor, who is a remix favorite for dance music elite, explosive, rapid-fire beat prodigy, Loudpvck, the bi-costal production duo who recently released the monster track, “Bones”, Hard Trap pioneer, SayMyName and quasi hip hop/electronic producer, JSTJR.

“We are psyched to be bringing Trapfest back to Tucson,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “The scene is growing so fast, we felt it was necessary to bring one of the country’s premier trap and bass events back here.”

Trapfest will will take place at Club XS in Midtown Tucson. The indoor 1200 person capacity event space has been a fixture of Tucson for over 27 years and is a regular host of Relentless Beats events. Attendees can expect expanded beer, wine and bottle service offerings from three bars, exclusive VIP accommodations for parties of four or six and much more. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for full details.

General Admission passes are available now for $25. VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, bottle service, restrooms and commemorative lanyard and poster are available starting at $45. Purchase tickets online at www.trapfest.com. Club XS is located at 5851 E Speedway Blvd #141, Tucson, AZ, 85712 Doors open at 8 p.m. Trapfest is an ages 18 and over event.

Trapfest is produced by Relentless Beats, Specto Entertainment and CrowdSurf Concerts. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on Trapfest and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.