Proud to be the founder of Ticket Tomato, Patrick created a brand and company that was both innovative, technologically savvy and user-friendly. From logistics (accounting, scan producers, email management and troubleshooting) to customer satisfaction (user dashboard, web design, customer service line, and promotions), Patrick’s hands-on approach showed in the steady growth of the company. Ticket Tomato grossed over 50 million dollars prior to Patrick losing it in a divorce in 2016.
To look at the diversity of talent on Ticket Tomato, you can still see Patrick’s attention to detail throughout. The dedication to answering calls on holidays and between his own shows created relationships with artists and clients that was authentic and detail orientated. For the artists and the bookings, his ability to work with a client either for 3 years or over numerous coffee sessions paid off. The current lineup of Ticket Tomato with the exception of Harefest and Vanport is the direct result of his work alone on relationship building, industry knowledge and proactive solutions.
To look at the success of Ticket Tomato under Patrick’s vision is to explore the connection between business and community giving. The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon has been a passion for Patrick and his commitment to anti-hunger programs. The Waterfront Blues first Festival Fan Book page was created by Patrick, as was the first Waterfront Blues email list.This relationship, in combination with a successful re-brand, launched Ticket Tomato into a new sphere of customer service and entertainment sales.
Talent Promoter Peter Damman, reached out to Patrick to set up the Waterfront Blues Festival with ticketing services 15 years ago. After Ticket Tomato got its first major client, it needed a re-brand. For high-end collaboration, he reached out to Marc Anteparra Neujeuk, who originally worked at Quango. Patrick set up meetings with Caffelli and Oregon Food Bank, which led to the relationship with the Waterfront Blues Festival. With his drive, creativity, and passion for networking, Patrick both successfully re-branded Ticket Tomato into the service we see today and used his vision to create an extraordinary list of clientèle.
With changes in life and opportunities for growth, Patrick parted ways with Ticket Tomato in 2016, leaving a legacy as the founder of top-notch music bookings and a stellar consumer ticketing avenue. With this change is a reflection and a new cycle of creativity in an already impressive musical portfolio for Patrick. With the same authenticity and creativity he poured into Ticket Tomato, this three time Grammy nominee has delved back into his music, with his latest single, “Homebrew” currently charting at #6 on Billboard.
Ticket Tomato clients brought onto the brand by Patrick:
• Waterfront Blues Festival
• Winthrop Blues Festival
• Portland Vintage Racing Festival
• Jimmy Mak’s
• Parade of Homes
• Jazz at the Oxford
• Guitars Under the Stars
• Mount Baker R&B Festival
• Concert for Cancer
• Limited Oregon Zoo events
• Gorge Blues and Brews
• Adrianna Hill Ballroom
• Craft Beer and Wine Festival
• Street Of Dreams/ Parade of Homes
Icon entertainment group
Icon Entertainment Group was created by Patrick in 2017 as an agency and sound and lighting company as a natural extension of his involvement with the music industry, doing 27 concerts the first summer alone. Icon Entertainment Group is an umbrella for the different bands Patrick Lamb Productions represents including Hit Factory, Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire, Tribute to Ray Charles, The Governor’s Ball, Jazz at the Oxford, Patrick’s two Symphony Shows with the Oregon Symphony, and concert production for Happy Valley, Eola Hills Vineyards, City of Beaverton, and so many others. www.iconentertainmentgroup.com
The Governors Ball
The Governor’s Ball was created when Patrick set a meeting with the best hotel he could think of in the city to create the Premiere New Year’s Eve event in the city 7 years ago. At the time the hotel was called the Governor Hotel and so was called “The Governor’s Ball”. The hotel name has since changed to “The Sentinel” but the name of the event has remained the same as the 4th floor ballroom has retained the name of “The Governor Ballroom”. Information and ticketing can be found at www.thegovernorsball.org for Portland’s Premiere New Year’s Eve event.