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The Lotus Kings

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1245 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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DOORS: 6pm | SHOW: 7pm

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

GENRE: Tribute

An All-Star Tribute To Santana Featuring Steven Kikoen, Paul Wertico, and Cecy Santana
THE LOTUS KINGS is truly a labor of love for Deacon Blues founder Steven Kikoen. When Steven was twelve years of age he befriended a new classmate who had just moved to the Chicago area from Madrid. This new student’s name was Guy Raymond Jeanes. On his first day of school, Guy showed up in a sport jacket, complete with shirt and tie. The guys in the class didn’t get it. The girls dug it. When Steven approached Guy to begin a friendly conversation, it didn’t take long for him to discover that he and Guy shared many similar interests; the most significant being their shared passion for guitar playing. A lifelong friendship was born.
Fast forward a year. While Steven was deep into The Beatles, B.B. King, The Who, and Eric Clapton, Guy proceeded to turn him on to Carlos Santana –– when Guy’s oldest sister brought home a Santana album. Within minutes the course of Steven’s path in musical awareness changed dramatically. There was such a connection to the sound, the sustain, and the phrasing of Carlos’ work, not to mention the innovative joining of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms with rock, funk, and later, jazz.

Now, a quantum leap later and after the success of Deacon Productions’ first two “All-Star” Bands (Deacon Blues: The All-Star Grammy® Tribute to Steely Dan and BIG SUIT: The All-Star Tribute To Talking Heads), Steven has returned to his earliest roots and rediscovered Carlos, not unlike what Clive Davis did for Maestro Santana back in 1999 with Supernatural. Taking a cue from Mr. Davis, Steven’s aim was to surround himself with the best of the best from the Chicago area with regard to musicians who have an absolute passion for all things Santana.

The All-Star LOTUS KINGS collective includes guitarist Steven Kikoen (Deacon Blues, BIG SUIT, The Deacons) on guitar and Brazilian performer Cecy Santana on vocals, with Chicago virtuosos including keyboardist Ben Lewis (Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band), and iconic bassists Richard Patterson (Miles Davis, Michael McDonald, Boz Skaggs), Chuck Webb (Deacon Blues, Al Di Meola, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin) and Wally Hustin (Deacon Blues, Dave Mason, Phoebe Snow, Mike Stern); 7-Time Grammy® Winner – drummer Paul Wertico (Deacon Blues, Pat Metheny, Wertico, Cain, & Grey), and Phil Brines (Deacon Blues, BIG SUIT), master conguero Joe Rendon (Chevere), premier timbalero Jaime Claudio, and award-winning percussionist Janet Cramer. Musical direction & vision by Steven Kikoen and Joe Rendon.

As Carlos would say ... “Be ready to rearrange the molecules with the light” as THE LOTUS KINGS prepare to transport you into the magical world of SANTANA. In the words of another famous band . . . “A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All!”

THE LOTUS KINGS – “OBRIGADA”
The Lotus Kings is concurrently an original band and compositional vehicle for Steven Kikoen and Cecy Santana. The Lotus Kings debut album is called “Obrigada” and will be released in 2019. The music has an Afro-Cuban Jazz-Funk Fusion vibe with infectious grooves and soaring melodies. Stay tuned for “Obrigada!”


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Unless otherwise indicated, all of our shows are all ages. Please bring a valid ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Residential street parking is free after 6pm Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free on Sunday. Metered parking is free after 9pm. SPACE is located one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop.

What can I bring into the event? SPACE has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails and an extensive beer list. While we do not serve food in our venue, customers are welcome to bring in pizza from Union, the restaurant up front. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions regarding your order, please email boxoffice@evanstonspace.com or call 847.492.8860.

What's the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable.

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