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Submit your DJ mix for a chance to open up the stage at Tucson’s Gem & Jam Festival [Contest]

In just a few weeks, Gem & Jam Festival is set to blaze through Tucson, Arizona for their 16th edition, calling the breathtaking desert landscapes home once again. The three-day event is slated to welcome over 50 multi-genre acts to their stages, bringing out names like LP Giobbi, The Disco Biscuits, Mr. Carmack, and Of The Trees for an unforgettable weekend.  

For those dreaming of sharing the stage with dance music’s best, Dancing Astronaut is partnering up with LP Giobbi, her respective Femme House label, and Gem & Jam Festival to give one budding artist their chance of a lifetime. Entrants can submit a 30-minute DJ mix and be entered to win an opening set at Gem & Jam Music Festival, taking place February 2 – 4, 2024 at the Pima County Fairgrounds. 

The submission deadline is January 18th at 11:55pm MT. Festival organizers will collectively vote on their favorite mix, and the winner will be notified by January 25, 2024 via email. The winner will receive two (2) three-day festival tickets, two (2) VIP upgrades, a car camping pass, and a $100 travel stipend.

Learn more about Gem & Jam Festival and purchase passes to 2024’s upcoming event here.

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