We had a blast adventuring through Arizona to the city of Tuscon for Gem & Jam, a music and art festival at the heart of a massive, three-week gem & mineral show. The collaboration of these events attracts visitors from far and wide. A joyful experience is born, and anyone who happens to be in the area can guarantee a good time.
From the vast & vibrant landscapes, mid-winter sun exposure, and incredible music line-up, it’s already on our list for next year. But, Gem & Jam has far more to offer than that, with an abundance of interactive and intriguing art filling the venue and crystals everywhere we looked.
We attended an Acro Yoga workshop and feel significantly more confident in our skills now. The festival has a variety of engaging extracurriculars to become involved in, and make you feel zen.
This was the first year at their new venue, so we can’t wait to see how Gem & Jam continues to evolve as it grows. It was certainly a success this year, so we look forward to what they’ll bring us next time!
Check out this short and sweet video of our Gem & Jam journey! We hiked around a beautiful lake up near Pheonix, AZ and then checked out a few gem shows in Tuscon. After we had our dose of In-N-Out and filled our bags with precious minerals, we entered the festival to groove to some of our favorite electronic acts and jam bands!
Good times, and we hope to see you there next year! If you made it this year, who was your favorite act (ours was a tie between Thriftworks & Dimond Saints)? What do you anticipate for the festival next year? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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