Phish's Mike Gordon and All-Star Grateful Dead Tribute Added to Tucson's Gem & Jam Festival
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Courtesy of Gem & Jam Festival
The three-day Gem & Jam Festival down in Tucson just got a little jammier.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon will join the lineup of the festival, which takes place February 3-5, 2017, at the Pima County Fairgrounds.
Gordon's band for the evening will include guitarist Scott Murawsk, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Meyers.
The festival also announced that a Grateful Dead tribute going by the name of Play The Dead! will join the lineup. The band will consist of Steve Kimock and Friends — a group that has included Bobby Vega on bass, Wally Ingram, and Jeff Chimenti on keys and vocals — and members of Colorado jam band The Motet.
The announcements are in line with the collaborative spirit of the event, which already had announced a rare supergroup of sorts — The Trancident, a group featuring four out of the six members of String Cheese Incident.
Tickets for the festival start at $169 and do not include camping, which costs $85 a car.
Here's the full lineup for the 2017 Gem & Jam Festival:
The Trancident, featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis, Michael Kang, and Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident
EOTO & Friends
The Infamous Stringdusters
Steve Kimock & Friends, featuring Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega and Wally Ingram
8 Minutes to Burn
Desert Hearts Showcase, featuring Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds and Marbs
The Funk Hunters
Keli & the Big Dream
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Late Night Radio
The New Deal
The Russ Liquid Test
Safi’s Lab; Smash & Grab
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