What to Wear to Gem and Jam Music Festival 2023, Tucson, AZ

What to Wear to Gem and Jam Music Festival 2023, Tucson, AZ

What to Wear to Gem and Jam Music Festival - Our 2023 Festival Clothing Guide | Furrocious Furr

Jem and jam festival

What Should You Wear to Jem and Jam Music Festival?

Gem and Jam is an evolving electronic music festival in its 15th year that is hosted in Tucson, AZ during the Gem and Mineral Show Feb 3-5th.   The diverse electronic music lineup is incredible and showcases talented artists who mix behind the decks or play live instruments. The production in this desert city is always beautiful with a variety of live painters, vendors, and flow artists.  

Gem and Jam is a camping festival with 4 stages and a silent disco.  The Funk Hunters, The Floozies, Dirt Wire, Emancipator, and LSDream are some of the performers this year.  Don't be fooled that it's going to be warm in Tucson.  This desert climate gets extremely COLD at night in the 30's and 40's.

The most important piece of clothing to pack is a warm, super comfortable, high quality coat.  As long as you have the right coat everything else you need will basically be an accessory to the coat.

Jem and jam festival jems and crystals

Festival Outfits to Consider

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Dress for Dancing  

Look for flowy kimonos, skirts, and comfy pants that will enhance your flow on the dance floor.  Check out some of our favorite hand made festival kimono brands:






kimono dave

Kimono by @kimonodave

burning man outfits

Outfits by @nancymarcusdesigns

Dress for Fun

Anything goes, so get creative.  Bright colors, sparkly things, anything vintage, or costume like.  You can raid your Halloween costume collection or your local thrift store to find fun things to wear or add to an outfit.

burning man outfit

Outfit by @kalifesta

For one of a kind festival fashion clothing check out some of our favorite brands:











Daytime Outfits

2 festival girl outfits

Tops & Bottoms

Layers are a good thing to consider as temperatures can change throughout the day.  Look for light and breathable pieces that are also fun and creative.  Here is a list of festival fashion must have's:

  • kimonos/ dusters
  • tie dye
  • mesh, sheer
  • bodysuits
  • crop tops
  • bikini tops
  • leggings, harem pants
  • comfy knits
  • boho & bohemian vibes
  • fun graphics, scared geometry 
  • anything with fringe, chains, or sparkle.

blue festival outfit

Outfit by @Zenma_design

Some of our favorite hand made women's festival fashion brands: 









black mens festival outfit

Outfit by @eternal.mode

Men's hand made festival fashion brands: 





festival outfits

Outfits by @aumi

Men & Women hand made festival fashion:

Festival party-wear @aumi

Hippie festival wear rave outfits @warriorwithindesigns

Desert wear nomadic designs @yoshizencouture

Desert wear @glorka, @theomnicollection

Steampunk @firekult

Tie Dye @psytiedye

Psychedelic graphics @jumbieart

 festival couplel outfits

LED Fur Vest and LED Temptress Coat 

Nighttime Outfits

Dress for the cold.  Layers are key here like hoodies, hoods, vests, kaftans, shawls, scarves.  Fun jackets are essential, especially a cozy faux fur coat. Other ideas are military style, vests, leather jackets, ponchos, 80's style bombers, etc.

Dress for Warmth

Again layers are key here like hoodies, hoods, vests, kaftans, shawls, scarves.  Fun jackets are essential, especially a cozy faux fur coat.  Other ideas are military style, leather jackets, ponchos, 80's style bombers, etc.  

Don't forget your warm pants, leggings, and wool socks.  Ski thermals are always warm layering pieces you may already have in your closet.  Hats and gloves can come in handy when the temperature drops.

gray wolf coat

Desert Warrior Coat in Gray Wolf

Festival Coats

A warm and cozy coat is the most important part of your festival outfit when the sun goes down at an outdoor festival.  Faux fur coats are the best option in our opinion.  Nothing is truly warmer than high quality faux fur coat.  Save your ski coat for the slopes and get a fun, fashionable and of course warm faux fur coat or jacket.  Furrocious Furr has the widest selection and variety in mens and women's quality faux fur coats and vests.


Top and bottom layers are great way to adjust to how warm or cold you are.  Fleece lined leggings and ski thermals can go under any outfit.  One of our favorites fleece leggings is Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Warm Leggings

If you want to wear that sparkly dress or skirt get a pair of fleece lined stockings. Our favorite fleece tights Blostirno Fleece Lined Tights

We love sexy thermal layers for women from Free People Movement and Sweat Betty.

dolls kill shoes

Shoes by @dollskill

Comfy Shoes

We love the funky festival boots and shoes from Dollskill.   Moonboots are a sure win for comfort.  Uggs guarantee warmth and coziness.

black festival onsie

Outfit by @warriorwithindesigns

Women's festival clothing







mens leggings

Leggings by @kapowmeggings

Men's festival clothing




The Hooder

Aori Designs

print onsies

Onsies by @badinkastyle

Festival Onesies For Women & Men 

@badinkastyle, @candycatz.wear

Unique comfortable lounge wear, Boho clothing for men & women



silver jacket

Jacket by @festivoatelier

Festival Outerwear

Printed cloaks:


Ponchos, light weight outerwear:



Sequin luxury kimonos & jackets:


Faux Fur Coats:



festival accessories

Accessories are not only a fun addition to your outfit but also quite functional and essential to making a more enjoyable time. Go wild and crazy with jellyfish earrings or go natural with third eye pine cone necklace.


A pair of cool sunglasses will really make your outfit.  For hand crafted sunglasses, check out @mywillows, @ayaheye, and @medusacomplex_fashion.  


You definitely want a leather holster so you can carry your things and be hands free for dancing.  We like @mysticfables, or Ellko and Uber Gypsy fashion on Etsy.  For vegan leather holsters check out @wildjunedesigns.

For other fun accessories including head pieces, hats, googles try @whocares_whynot, @fancyvandals, @serpentfeathers


Festival fashion headware, hats @missgdesigns, @thatdomepiece, @oohlalaboudoir

festival hat and face chain

Hat & face chain by @knightbeauties

Face chains, jewelry



thirdeye pinecone necklace

Necklaces by @thirdeyepinecones

Hand crafted jewelry

Organic jewelry @thirdeyepinecones

Crystal jewelry @goghaus 

Lazer cut jewelry @lasertrees

Handmade marcrame jewelry @JahdoraGemsShop

Talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs Chrysalism

Lazer cut light up pendants


Handmade body jewelry




feather earings

Feathers by @noyamagic

Feather earrings & accessories


Talismanic, earth-inspired jewelry designs Chrysalism

Handmade marcrame jewelry @JahdoraGemsShop

Get the perfect warm & cozy Festival Fashion from Furrocious Furr

fake fur coats

Men's Desert Warrior Coat in Silver Jaguar, Women's Playa Coat in Pink Acid

At Furrocious Furr we have a vast variety of warm, cozy and super stylish faux fur coats and accessories for men and women.  From short to long, light weight to super warm, hooded or collars, bright colored to natural faux fur, to sequins and novelty fabric we have it all.  If you don't see your dream coat here, we can make it for you.  Contact us about our custom orders

luxury faux fur coats

Brown Carmel Coat, Desert Warrior Coat Fenrir, Vandal Chinchilla Coat Silver Fox

For last minute shopper you can always check our in stock items that are ready to ship

led fur coat

LED Desert Warrior Coat Aqua

If you are really wanting to stand out from the crowd be sure to check out our exclusive LED Collection.  We guarantee hours of fun with 200 Light changing patterns controlled with a blur tooth app on your phone.

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Yes, there is a large camping area on the fairgrounds at Jem and Jam festival. They offer car camping, clamping, RV passes, and pre-prepped camping bundles.

Yes, the Jem and Jam festival is held outside on the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona.

Over 55,000 people come to Tucson, Arizona during the during the 3 week Gem and Mineral Show which is during the 3 day Jem and Jam festival each year.

If you like electronic music you will enjoy a wide variety of incredible music with talented artists who mix behind the decks or play live instruments and a beautiful production with a variety of live painters, vendors, and flow artists.

Gem and Jam is not just a music festival. It offer various workshops, performers, visual artists, high-end art gallery installations coupled with cutting edge production.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show happens at the same time as Jem and Jam festival which is open to the public. Tickets are $13 to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

They are more than good. Faux fur coats are essential to staying warm at Jem and Jam. Desert temperatures can drop into the 30s, 40s and 50s at night. Having something warm, soft and cozy like a luxury faux fur coat is really the most important item you should have in your festival wardrobe. If you do not have a warm faux fur coat to wear when the temperature drops, I guanrantee you will be cold and miserable.

Furrocious Furr makes the best faux fur coats for Jem and Jam. Furrociuous faux fur coats are not only styish and fashionable but completey fuctional for all your festival needs. They have a wide variety of styles for men and women to choose from. Furrocious Furr coats are extremly comfortable and cozy. Each coat is made of the softest faux fur and most high quality materials, super cozy lining, has multiple pockets, and backpack straps so when its too hot you can wear you coat like a cape and never have to put it on the ground. Save your self the trouble of illumniating yourself with blinky string lights and get a LED Furrocious Furr Coat. You are immedaitley lite up with the push of a button and ready for a safe night in the dark desert.

Furrocious Furr makes the warmest festival coats compared to other brands. In addition to thier wide range of faux fur from thin to thick, to super thick, to various faux chinchilla qulaities, they use a plush minky cuddle lining that adds extra warmth and coziness to each coat. They have the level of warmth each person needs.

Furrocious Furr makes the softest faux fur coats for Jem and Jam festival. They only use the highest quality faux fur which are all extremely soft. The faux chinchilla furs are by far the softest.

You can get a nice faux fur coat made in China for under $100 on Amazon. But there is no guarantee how well it will fit and how long it will last. It also won't have multiple pockets and other design features that a more expensive faux fur coat will have. If you are looking for fast disposible fashion you can buy a cheap nice faux fur coat but it you want a quality faux fur coat that will last and be eco friendly a more expensive coat is the better option in the long run.

A well made faux fur coat is better than a vintage real fur coat for Jem and Jam because it is not only animal free but also more comfortable, durable, and fucntional. With advanced fabric technology high quality faux fur can be as warm as real fur. Today it is doubtful that a vintage real fur coat will fit as well as a faux fur coat made today. A vintage fur coat will not have as many pockets as a new faux fur coat. Many vintage real fur coats have lost durabilty over time and will not hold up as well as a quality faux fur coat.

Yes, a faux fur coat is warm enough for Jem and Jam. With cold winds and temperatures dropping into the 30's, 40's and 50's at night, its essential to have a warm and cozy faux fur coat for outside festivals. Faux fur coats range in thickness and levels of warmth. You should choose a faux fur coat that matches your level of tolerance in cold temprateures.

Faux furs coats CAN get wet, but it not recommended. It's best to keep it dry whenever possible. Rain won't ruin a faux fur coat and will dry hung in a ventialted area. Use a brush to fluff the fur back to life after it dries.

Yes. We recommend dry cleaning your faux fur coat at a reputabe cleaner for best results. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent or shampoo. Hang to dry. No heat.

Yes, you can wash a coat covered in dust and dirt. You must you a machine gental cylce. Too much agitation will ruin the fur. Air dry. No Heat!

It is recommended that you dry clean your faux fur coat after going to a desert festival to refresh it. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent combined with vinegar. Hang dry the coat in a ventilated area and fluff with brush.

A faux fur coat is made of synthetic acrylic and polyester fibers.

A faux fur coat is 100% ethical and moop free making it the perfect eco conscience choice to wear at the Jem and Jam Festival. You may loose a hair or too but its less than the amount you will shed from your head.

Faux fur is made out of synthetic materials in an attempt to mimic the appearance of animal fur but is made only of synthtic man made fibers making it 100% vegan and animal free.

Faux Fur coats are not toxic to wear and cause no allergic reactions.

Faux Fur coats are the not only the fashionable thing to wear at the Jem and Jam Festival but also an essential item to wear to survive cold desert nights. With so many options in faux fur coats today you can express your persoanl style with a fashionable faux fur coat.

The most important thing to look for in a faux fur coat for festivals is quality, durability, fit, and feel. There are a few things to think about when deciding on which faux fur coat to buy for Jem and Jam. 1. The Fit. You need to make sure the coat is comfortable, feels cozy, and fits over what you plan to wear under it. 2. The Fur. How thick do you need the fur to be? How cold do you get? 3. The style. Do you want a hood? A collar? or perhaps a zip off hood. 4. The Length. Do you want the coat short? mid thigh? knee lenth? or to the ground?

Fun faux fur was already a part of the rave and club cultures in the 1990's. The outside desert location and cold night temperatures of the Jem and Jam Festival gave faux fur its place. Faux Fur coats have become an essential part of most people's festival wardrobe.

So many festival goers wear faux fur coats because most importantly they are warm, cozy, and comfortable. They are also love faux fur coats as a way to express their own unique persoanl style.

The style of the faux fur coat a person needs for the Jem and Jam Festival depends on that individual's needs and personal taste. For example many guys run hot and don't need the same type of faux fur coat a female who gets cold very easily will need. A faux fur vest is often the best solution for men that run hot. There are also different thicknesses/ warmth levels of faux fur to consider as well as different lengths of faux fur coats ranging, from waist lenth to floor length.

Quality faux fur coats are made to be worn and with stand any harsh environment like the desert. Dry cleaning your coat at a reputable cleaner after wearing it at a weekend festival will result in your coat looking like new again. Standard dirt and dust will completly dissolve in the dry cleaning process. Cheap poor quality faux fur coats will just not look as good after a week in the Desert.

High quality faux fur coats are not moopy. Less faux furs will fall off than hairs on your head. A cheap poor quality faux fur coat may moop.

Furrocious Furr makes the best LED/light-up faux fur coats. They are by far the most durable, high quality LED faux fur coats in the market. The Furrocious Furr LED collection has the widest variety of styles and colors of LED faux fur coats for both men and women.