Come be a part of Lotus’ annual Summerdance Festival at the beautiful Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, OH, August 30th thru September 1st! Camp by your car under the forest canopy; swim in the cool refreshing quarry waters; dance in the stagefront sand as you’re treated to six sets of Lotus, Start Making Sense, Moon Hooch (two sets), Luke The Knife, Cut Chemist, Paris Monster, Wax Future, Patrick Richards ft. Mike Greenfield, and Kitana!
General Admission Tickets + VIP Passes available! VIP EXPERIENCE Includes: three day pass, backstage tent throughout the weekend, signed Summerdance poster, Lotus LED flashlight, free happy hour and private meet and greet with Lotus plus DJ set, live downloads of Lotus’ Summerdance 2019 sets. Check out the Facebook Event page!
Nelson Ledges is a close to an amusement park for festival addicts as you can get- with festivals most weekends from late April til Halloween. The amazing huge quarry lake is a perfect swim spot and the audience area is sand in front of the stage. An incredible amount of camping is available, too and the crew who are there are adept at throwing events that are great for families and festivarians alike.
Lotus has always been difficult to define musically; an instrumental jamband that has favored groove-based improvisation instead of gaudy solos and noodling. Influences of classic electronic dance music, funk, post-rock and dance-rock have all made their way into the Lotus sound. Over the years, their unique musical blend of electronica with jam music has helped forge a new path in the jamband landscape, influencing many younger bands in the scene.
Their latest studio effort, Frames Per Second (December 2018), aims to showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio. Tracked live at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia with cameras rolling, the all-instrumental result is both an audio and video project. Instrumental jazz-funk, Norwegian space-disco and other sounds make their way into the expansive 19-song album and documentary. For Frames Per Second, Lotus aimed to incorporate pyschedelia into the album’s sound by combining hypnotic beats with unexpected harmonic or timbral turns.
Approaching two decades together, 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. A Lotus live show is an experience, a uniquely crafted and improvised set taking everyone, the crowd and band, on a journey.