10th August 2022

Friday, August 19th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

MAITA – solo (Portland) + Zoë Winter 


Hot off the heels off MAITA’s 2020 debut, Best Wishes,  named one of the “50 Albums that Define Oregon” (Portland Monthly), MAITA’s sophomore LP, I Just Want To Be Wild For You, digs into the crippling oxymoron of modernity: the constant bombardment of communication paired with utter disconnection. 
Released February 18th via venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars, I Just Want To Be Wild For You grasps passionately for a world that too often seems at a gauzy distance.
Of the new record, Bob Boilen (NPR music) says “She just has this sensitivity to her sound that I really really love.”  
KEXP calls MAITA, “a master storyteller who can turn intimate moments into quippy, catchy indie-rock songs.
“A clear-eyed look at growing up and holding yourself responsible for actively creating the life you want to live instead of just waiting around for it to happen.” — Cyrena Touros, NPR’s All Songs Considered
I Just Want To Be Wild For You is emotional gold.”- BUST

 “The rarified class of artists with the ability to enthrall the listener right from the jump”-  Spin


Zoë Winter

Coastal Sonoma County singer-songwriter Zoë Winter lulls the heart with lilting and enchanting melodies akin to Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell & Nick Drake.

Recommended if you like: Mirah, Horse Feathers, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt

Saturday, August 20th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

An Evening with David Luning (Invitation Only via his website and email list)

Visit https://www.davidluning.com for the invitation and tickets.

“He has a lot of originality going on…. his music, his words, and his appearance.  There’s something with Luning’s songs that you immediately connect with which makes his music special and that makes David a cut way above the rest!” Regarding Just Drop On By, “A truly very good debut outing from a, more than likely, major talent!” Bill Bowker KRSH Radio

Sunday, August 21st | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

Dana Cooper & Joel Rafael

Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. Cooper’s lifelong passion & devotion to music began at age 2 in Kansas City. His father, George, was a huge influence. One of Dana’s earliest memories is of his father taking him to the Calico Cat, popping a coin in the jukebox and listening to Dana sing along with Hank Williams & Ernest Tubb. At age 20 a move to LA resulted in a record deal with Elektra Records where he recorded his first album with members of “The Section” Russ Kunkel and Leleand Sklar, as well as other luminary players Jim Horn, Al Perkins, Jim Gordon, Joe Osborne, and Lee Holdridge. This album still wins accolades today and was recently reissued on the Warner/Japan label. After several years in California and a year recording in Seattle, Cooper moved to Texas where he wrote and performed with Shake Russell. They released several independent albums and one album for Southcoast/MCA. Dana formed his own experimental bands, DC3, and Nuclear Family and released his first solo project Complicated Stuff. In 1988 he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue his songwriting career collaborating with other songwriters such as Hal Ketchum, Kim Richey, and Kim Carnes. https://www.danacoopermusic.com

Joel Rafael It has been said the best writing comes from writing what you know – and based on Joel Rafael’s life experiences and over 50 years of making music, he has a deep well from which to draw. He has chronicled his life and the world around him with songwriting rooted in the folk tradition; and no influence is more obvious in his work than that of Woody Guthrie. Rafael is among the best Woody Guthrie students, proponents and interpreters we have. His two-CD collection, The Songs of Woody Guthrie, Volumes 1 and 2 (Inside Recordings 2009) features five previously unpublished Guthrie lyrics for which Rafael composed the music, and two of those were published by the Woody Guthrie Archives in Every 100 Years: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Songbook (2012.) That same year, the International Acoustic Music Association awarded Folk Song of the Year to the Guthrie-Rafael collaboration, “Dance Around My Atom Fire.” In 2019, his co-write with Jason Mraz, “Under Our Skin,” was awarded IAMA Best Group or Duo. Rafael’s songs conceal passionate messages within graceful melodies.

He began performing in showcases and small clubs around Southern California in the early 70s. In 1981, he toured with Jesse Colin Young, and released his debut album, Dharma Bums . Rafael won Kerrville’s New Folk award in 1995 and gained national airplay with the seminal Joel Rafael Band, touring the southwest with Joan Baez in 2003. Rafael has been a featured performer at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival every year since its inception in 1998.

“Joel Rafael’s songs are filled with passion and compassion; passion for social justice and compassion for those among us who have to struggle for a place at the table of American prosperity. His voice is unmistakably his own, big, warm and strong, and a conductor for the human emotions that connect us all.” – Jackson Browne.

“Joel Rafael is a disappearing breed: a Guthrie-Dylan-Llewyn Davis-style folk singer and Vietnam draft-dodger armed with a harmonica rack and acoustic guitar, who sings tales of love and history flickering with ache and political outrage.” – Rolling Stone (2015) http://joelrafael.com

Recommended If You Like: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Marshal Crenshaw

The Lost Church Santa Rosa is located on Ross Street (between Mendocino & B) in Downtown Santa Rosa

(23-min from Petaluma, 40-min from San Rafael, 1 hr 6-min from San Francisco, 1 hr 9-min from Oakland)

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

Join us in celebrating the reopening of The Lost Church San Francisco and or new North Beach Theater with these amazing performers!


Wednesday, September 7th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MAGIC & MENTALISM

Brad Barton, Reality Thief

Performing for over 30 years, Brad Barton, Reality Thief combines magic, psychology, comedy, mind reading, and audience participation to create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. 

Brad has performed backstage at Madison Square Garden, inside Alcatraz Prison AND Grace Cathedral, as well as private homes for guests like Francis Ford Coppola and Spiderman’s Andrew Garfield. He was invited to perform at rock band Phish’s first Reunion Festival in 2009, was the special guest performer for Prince’s final performance at the San Francisco Fillmore, and is the only magician ever known to steal music legend Tom Waits’ watch!

You are truly in for a treat. Get ready for Brad Barton, Reality Thief! realitythief.com

Thursday, September 8th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – COMMUNITY CATHARSIS and OPEN MIC

You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes

is a total open mic event, with no set or featured performers, but only the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality, to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE. yg2d.com

Saturday, September 10th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC

An Evening with Rachel Garlin and Band

With eight indie albums and main-stage appearances nationwide, Rachel Garlin is a folk-rock-troubadour who writes “infectiously poignant music that resonates in a timeless way” (Glide Magazine). Her interest in people—their stories, struggles, and truths—is at the heart of her work. Bringing a sense of spontaneity to every concert, Garlin shows up to connect and co-create experiences with live audiences. Empathic and prolific, she shares songs that imbue their recognizable, everyday characters with dignity and humanity. rachelgarlin.com

Recommended if you like: Cat Stevens, Brandi Carlile, and Sheryl Crow

The Lost Church San Francisco (opening in September) is located at 988 Columbus Avenue at Chestnut Street in North Beach.

(26-min from Oakland, 33-min from San Rafael, 52-min from Vallejo, 1 hour and 6-min from Santa Rosa)

Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm

We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

More shows are being announced every week!

We are currently booking October, and November at The Lost Church San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

If you’re a Performing Artist in MUSIC – COMEDY – SPOKEN WORD – LECTURES – THEATER PRODUCTIONS – PERFORMANCE ART please visit our Booking page.

Film screenings are also welcome.

Seating is First Come, First Served.

All Ages are welcome

(Except for babies, children, and adults who cannot focus for two hours and enjoy the performance)

Local writer, musician, public school teacher and Board Member of The Lost Church .Org, Dawn Mermer will be introducing you to a member of our staff in this new series.

Joshua James Jackson

TLC Community Manager

As a working musician who has played a variety of venues domestically and internationally, The Lost Church’s Community Manager Joshua James Jackson is inspired by how the non-profit organization operates. 

“I have long loved The Lost Church and had played the San Francisco room. It’s been really inspiring to me to be involved with The Lost Church. Seeing how The Lost Church works from the inside with the non-profit model has been a real inspiration for me as an artist in America. Because art and capitalism don’t work together, they are not copesthetic. Knowing that has been a source of torment for years because I’ve been everywhere, man,” Jackson said.

Jackson has been in charge of The Lost Church’s social media presence and online promotion since July 2021, and is one the bridges from the organization to the community. Having to get the word out about his own music makes him uniquely positioned to know how and be motivated to get seats filled in its Santa Rosa venue and soon in its San Francisco theater, and to be actively engaged in promoting an inclusive roster of performers. 

“I’ve played a lot of different venues. It’s been a really hopeful experience to work for The Lost Church. Not only because the money that comes in goes right back into it, but we get to host the type of art that needs hosting and that we love and it works.”

Jackson became involved with the inner operation of The Lost Church through the non-profit’s Development Director Josh Windmiller. They were both in the Santa Rosa band The Crux and promoted events together in the North Bay since 2007. Now based in Oakland, Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who has played with many bands, including TLC regular The Sam Chase, and who is currently playing with several bands in the North Beach blues scene. 

Soon, the focus will be solely on Jackson. He gets to merge two of his jobs and passions and promote his own show at The Lost Church. He will be playing a solo show at the then newly opened San Francisco theater in North Beach on September 23, the day before his album Living the Dream is released. https://joshuajamesjackson.com/

We were kindly invited to curate the live performances at the upcoming Wine Country Distillery Festival.


The Sean Carscadden Trio (a contemporary mix of blues, New Orleans funk, and soul) and Nate Lopez (8-string hybrid guitarist).

It’ll be a fascinating peek into the world of our regional creative Craft Distillers and a real fun time!

We’ll have a Lost Church table there, too, so come by and say hello.

READERS OF Lost Church Bulletin receive 20% off TICKETS at

https://bit.ly/37RlFra when you use FFF at checkout!

Our Current Safety Protocols are changing on September 1st to:

Vaccines, boosters, and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required as per local Public Health Policy.

From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Hello there,

As we move closer to our TLC San Francisco Reopening in September we wonder…

Will we see long time friends?

Have new people moved to the City?

Will SF welcome us back?

Do people want to gather in an intimate live performance theater and experience the special energy only found when we gather for music, poetry, comedy, theater, and other arts?

What do you think?

We whole heartedly believe that the answer to all of these questions is YES.

Let’s find out together.

Santa Rosa is all we dreamed it would be with friendly faces, talented performers of all kinds, and people who love to meet up and be inspired by each other. Thank you, Sonoma County. Each week brings a new surprise and we feel more and more a part of this rich and utterly unique community.


Michele & The Lost Church

Email us at hq@thelostchurch.org with your questions and comments.


Hangover Sessions featuring Meredith Edgar

Hosted by DJ Webbles at Le Barn

Sundays 11am-1pm PST


Lost Church Free Radio


New Episodes Galore!

Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst feat. Alex Riggs — Sundays 10-11am


Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles feat. Meredith Edgar (8/7 & 8/14) + Tamar Berk (8/21 & 8/28) – Sundays 11am-1pm


Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. LOLAH 1-2pm


You’re Going to Die: Going with Grace…Alua Arthur in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm


Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation featuring double shots of songs by Silent Partners, The Phantom Blues Band, Marina Crouse, DaShawn Hickman, Mighty Mike Schermer and more.  – Sundays from 6-7pm


The Contagion Collection with The Tourist “Hey, Remember the One Time?” Soul, Psych & Funk  – Mondays at 4:30pm


Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket – Psych Rock from local favorites and from afar.  Mondays 6-7pm


In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – uncover the depth of the human condition through insane stories  Tuesdays 5-6pm


Johnny Tripod Happy Hour – Episode 11: Children’s Songs featuring The Whale, I Wanna Be Like You, Go Speed Racer Go, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm


A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu. By popluar demand..an encore edition of Queen Lili’oukalani and Hawaiian Music with guest Kainani Hartnett – Thursdays 6-7pm


All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French featuring Bizarrely Detroit with Blogger Briana Hernandez – Fridays 2pm PST


West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Healing Potpurri and music from Mapache, Born Ruffians, Brijean, Lupa Rosa, Rainbow Girls, and more  – Fridays 12-2pm


Tranimal Radio Hour a gender and genre free audio blitz with Shawna Virago – Fridays from 6-7pm


We feature a mix of original conversations about music and motherhood or about your favorite songs and their deeper meanings or about our shared mortality and love of living. Our station also features uniquely curated travels through the world of local and national new music of all genres, hilarious true storiesaudio memoirsinterviews with world renowned artists, plus music from artists who have graced our theater stages or are about to, and much more!



Johnny Tripod Happy Hour Episode 11 Children's Songs

Hosted by Johnny Tripod

Wednesdays 5-6pm PST


TLC Stage Sneak Peek where you can hear the artists coming to our stages before they perform!

August 2022 Episode of TLC Stage Sneak Peek features

Dana Cooper (performing 8.21 TLC Santa Rosa)

Ananta Fiddle-Hooper (performing 8.26 TLC Santa Rosa)

Bobby Jo Valentine (performing 8.28 TLC Santa Rosa)


Volunteer Needed


Female Scientist

We have an admin/research project in need of a clever, curious, and brilliant volunteer.

TASK: Create a spreadsheet of local San Francisco and Santa Rosa Hotels for postcard distribution.

HOURS: approximately 4-6 hours total.

Please reach out to Michele at hq@thelostchurch.org if you’re available and interested.


Summer on the Square

The Lost Church booked the music for this early evening series.

Summer on the Square

We’ve curated a whole summer of free late afternoon shows for you in Downtown Santa Rosa!


August 11th with Stella & the Starlights

August 18th with Gill Brothers Band.

Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm.

Have a picnic in the park and enjoy these artists and then keep it going by coming to TLC Santa Rosa for our evening shows. It’s summertime…let’s live it up!


We STRONGLY RECOMMEND MASKS be worn while inside our theater to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are no longer mandated by the State of California and are no longer required for entry.

Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa and TLC San Francisco

Now Booking Holiday Events!

Private Events at The Lost Church Theaters are fun.

Looking for a charming, easy, memorable, and fun place for your  Birthday, Anniversary, New Year Party or Company Party?

Contact us to find out more about our  Private Event Rentals at either of our  theaters.

A private event in our beautiful and rather eccentric theater is a party or event that your guests will really remember.

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