Win Tickets ($60): An Evening with Lotus @ Crystal Ballroom | Instrumental Electronic Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with Lotus @ Crystal Ballroom on April 29. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed April 24.


From our sponsors:
An evening with Lotus
April 29, 2023
6:30PM doors, 8PM show | 18+
$20 early bird, $25 ADV, $30 Doors
$35 21+ reserved balcony
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Lotus is a five-piece instrumental band formed while members were in college and has evolved and grown over 20 plus years. They were early adopters of using electronic beats and sounds from dance music with jam music, but also draw on psych-rock, post-rock, disco, funk and jazz. Their dance-inducing, high energy shows have made them festival favorites.

The band cut its teeth on the road building up a loyal fanbase by word of mouth. They also have released a steady stream of studio albums that showcase the band’s diverse musical tastes and production styles. The latest pair of albums, Free Swim (2020) and Citrus (2021), were tracked live in the studio and highlight the band’s groove and improvisational sides.

In 2021 Lotus welcomed new lead guitarist Tim Palmieri to the group. Tim has been a pillar of the scene for two decades known for his virtuosic playing and melodic improvisation. He has brought a new energy to the stage and will be featured on the band’s upcoming 2022 studio album.

The first incarnation of Lotus came together for a music showcase in 1998 at Goshen College in Indiana. Albums such as their debut studio release, Nomad (2006) have become a touchstone for how to organically fuse elements of electronica with jam music. Over the last two decades, Lotus has toured actively throughout the US working their way up from dingy basement clubs to world-class venues such as Red Rocks. They’ve become festival favorites, playing everything from Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco and Outside Lands to Ultra Music Festival and Electric Forest, building a hyper-loyal following along the way. The band also hosts their own annual Summerdance Festival in Garrettsville, Ohio. A Lotus live show is an experience, a uniquely crafted and improvised set taking everyone, the crowd and band, on a journey




  1. Steve Russell on December 5, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    This would be a fun gig to come see. Worth the 180 mile drive

  2. Roger Leece on December 6, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Lotus are a very intriguing group and I think they would be a real fun live act. Have never seen them perform before. Would love to win tickets! Thank you for the chance.

  3. James Tiefenthaler on December 7, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Great band!

  4. Bradlee Webber on December 7, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Saw these guys like 15 years ago at the Crystal Ballroom and was super impressed!!! Loved them ever since!!!

  5. David on December 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Ahhh!!! Music and nothing but!

  6. Deb Maryanov on December 10, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Jamming and dancing!!

  7. Andre Jaillet on December 12, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    I need to experience the floating floors with these guys

  8. Molly Malone on December 13, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Would love to gift this to my friend for her birthday – day of the show ✨

  9. Pamela on December 13, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Let’s go!!!

  10. Deb Maryanov on December 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I’ve been wanting to see Lotus!

  11. Matt Ellis on December 20, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    My partner has been wanting to see Lotus for ages and this would make for an incredible surprise. We promise to dance the entire show and tip the venue! 🙂

  12. John on December 20, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    We’d love to go!

  13. Morgan D. on December 20, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Sounds fun and you know what? I DESERVE A FUN NIGHT OOUT

  14. Willow Batson on December 27, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Lotus!!! We’ve been waiting for you ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Ryan on December 28, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I’ve been really into their newest album Bloom & Recede, and I’d love to see them do tracks from it at the Crystal.

  16. Carol Trekas on December 31, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Want to see the new lead guitarist Tim please.

  17. Hunter on January 3, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    these guys are sick!!

  18. Matthew on January 3, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    As a fellow GC grad, I would love to see these guys!

  19. Patrick Shamel on January 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Haven’t seen Lotus in years, would love to see them w/ Tim!

  20. Brian LeVene on January 3, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Yes, please! Lotus is one of the best groups to pop up in the past few months!

  21. Carol Trekas on January 3, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    Love a good jam band.

  22. Kevin Williams on January 4, 2023 at 7:55 am

    Trippin dycularman. I can dig it

  23. Amanda Davis on January 5, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Would love to go

  24. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    Never saw lotus before. Would like to please.

  25. pizza on January 6, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    i love this band so much that i would eat an entire pizza to myself.

  26. Britany on January 10, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Lotus is coming to Portland!!! Lotus was the first jam-band I ever saw back in 2007, saw them MANY times after while living in CO! Unfortunately, I haven’t seen them since I moved to Portland, about 10 years now… Lotus was supposed to be my last show at Red Rocks in CO before I moved to OR (2013), but a massive flash-flood canceled the show 🙁 Winning this would be quite the redemption!!! (& a celebration as my birthday is just two days before the show) <3

  27. Carol Trekas on January 11, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    I’d love to go.

  28. Aimie on January 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Them sounds seem great.

  29. Joe trekas on January 17, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Want to take my wife out on a nice date night please.

  30. Noodleround on January 17, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Just hear from the POTUS… he said “ give him tickets to Lotus”! (Pretty please!)

  31. Peter on January 19, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Would love to see these guys again. Fun!

  32. Doc Ramblings on January 26, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Oh dang, I would love to get down with Lotus, especially at the Crystal! Thump thump thump, bounce bounce bounce.

  33. Alexis on January 26, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    I first saw Lotus at All Good Music Festival in 2009 on Marvins Mt. Top in West Virginia. They plaid until the sun came up and it was one of the most memorable music memories of my life. I have seen the band many more times at festivals ads NYC but not since I moved to Portland 10 years ago. I would love to be able to share this night of live music with my husband so he can experience some Lotus magic too.

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