First Friday | Joaquin Santos & The Dope Lotus - New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Dope Lotus

$10 for members | $20 for non-members.


Friday, April 5 at 6:00pm

Join us for a date night or night out with friends at the Whaling Museum, tailormade for grownups!  Our 21+ after-hours First Fridays feature fun entertainment amongst fine art collections and artifacts, complete with signature cocktails or mocktails and delicious complimentary lite bites.

On Friday, April 5, we feature Joaquin Santos and The Dope Lotus quartet, known for their distinctive soulful vocals, tight funky grooves and poetic authenticity to their musical roots.

Joaquim Santos, son of Jackie Santos of Tavares fame is a gifted drummer and musical director in the new England area. He is also a Zildjian endorsed artist. Taking after his father, he has been working as a professional drummer for the past fourteen years including touring with Grammy award winning Tavares to South America with Earth, Wind & Fire. Tours with LFO, also featured in Billboard and AMP magazine. Santos musically directs and plays many private events across new England and founded and coordinated events for his collaborative project Joaquin Santos & Friends and The Dope Lotus. He has his own private practice called Jackie/drums and also taught at Berklee college of Music for the groove school. Santos currently teaches at Fall River Arts Academy.

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