Soulection Curated Stage Announced at 2016 Gem & Jam Festival

Article Contributed by LiveLoud | Published on Monday, November 9, 2015

Gem & Jam Festival is thrilled to announce the debut of the Soulection Stage on Saturday, February 13th, during the 10th annual festival, featuring this heavy hitter lineup from the Soulection roster: SANGO, ESTA, JOE KAY, INSIGHTFUL and THE WHOOLIGAN. This exciting addition to the Gem & Jam lineup will be one of the first official Soulection curated stages at a music festival in the United States. Also announced today is the addition of MICHAL MENERT (Pretty Lights Music), TEMPLO, COFRESI and KYMA to Gem and Jam 2016. The full lineup is listed below.

Known for curating a “bass-heavy, groove-oriented blend of hot new remixes of rap and soul tracks” (Los Angeles Times), Soulection is a record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers and programmers worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Soulection hand picks timeless music from around the world and increases visibility for The Sound Of Tomorrow™ through weekly Soulection Radio broadcasts, traditional releases, live events and curated visuals. As a trusted resource and global platform pushing forward honest music, Soulection aims to inspire and a cultural shift in music consumption that values the artistry of music and discovery. With its motto of “Do What You Love,” the Soulection Stage is a welcome addition to the 2016 Gem & Jam festival.

Another exciting addition to the main event is Michal Menert, Colorado co-founder of Pretty Lights and member of the PLM (Pretty Lights Music) record label. Menert will be gracing the main stage along fellow PLM member Eliot Lipp, as well as playing an intimate after party. Lineups and details on these late night after parties are to be announced.

Held each year during the internationally renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral show, Gem & Jam hosts over 50 musicians across 3 stages, along with a plethora of gem and mineral exhibits, art galleries and painters, dancers, performers, daytime workshops, late night after parties and much more - all in the stunning Southwestern desert landscape.

For its 10 year anniversary over Valentine’s Day Weekend (Feb 12-13-14) in 2016, Gem & Jam Festival welcomes performers Beats Antique, Lettuce, The Polish Ambassador, Tycho DJ set, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Minnesota, OTT (UK) and Lyrics Born (Live).

Rounding out the top half of the lineup are Break Science with The Shady Horns, Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz), Eliot Lipp (Pretty Lights Music), Desert Dwellers, Dirtwire (ft. members of Beats Antique), Govinda, Delhi 2 Dublin, Exmag, Krooked Drivers, Marvel Years and many others.

The Soulection Stage Lineup




Joe Kay

The Whooligan

The 2016 Gem & Jam Musical Lineup:

Beats Antique


The Polish Ambassador

Tycho DJ set

Nahko and Medicine for the People



Lyrics Born (Live)

Break Science with The Shady Horns

Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz)

Michal Menert (Pretty Lights Music) 

Eliot Lipp (Pretty Lights Music)

Desert Dwellers



Delhi 2 Dublin


Krooked Drivers

Marvel Years

The Magic Beans




Brothers Gow



Crush Effect

Modern Measure



The Flying Skulls


8 Minutes to Burn

Rebel Disco DJs


Safi’s Lab




The Bennu

Electric Feel



Adem Joel

Hey, Bucko

Milk & Scott

Top Dead Center

Elektra Tek

Cadillac Mountain

Jyshua Pcalyps

Keli and The Big Dream


Known for hosting a unique celebration of music, art and gems, Gem & Jam 2016 will again bring together a vibrant and creative community to a desert oasis for 3 days and nights.  In addition to music, attendees will enjoy gem, crystal and mineral vendor spaces, transcendent visuals by featured artist Johnathan Singer (Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” and Tipper), live painting and performance artists, art exhibits, a variety of daytime classes and workshops, late-night after parties, and much more.

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Gem & Jam is produced by Infinite Music Productions, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth Muziq, and Challenger Presents.