29th June 2022

A heartfelt thanks for reading Lost Church Bulletin each week.

We have some really exciting news that we’re sharing only with you in the next Bulletin

— one week ahead of when we announce publicly.

Early July at TLC Santa Rosa

Friday, July 8th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm — MUSIC

Gabe Katz + Michael J. O’Connor 

Gabe Katz is a drummer/composer/guitarist from Sebastopol CA. While perhaps known for his drumming (Horders, Cash Pony, The Sarcastic Dharma Society, The Coma Lilies), Gabe’s solo guitar work is more gentle. Reminiscent of John Fahey, Do Make Say Think, and John Frusciante. Haunting, mellow, often hypnotic, Gabe’s music can be dark and moody, while at the same time maintaining a theme of catharsis and healing. He has recently released two EPs “Positive Infinity” and “Between the Hours.”

Michael J. O’Connor has been slogging his way through the underground music world for the last 15 years and counting. He has performed at theaters, on street corners, in convalescent homes, and at giant music festivals all over the country. With a wordy, lyrical approach and effortless pop hooks, he has managed to find a balance between heady songsmanship and fun solo shows with live loops and riveting guitar playing.

Recommended If You Like: John Fahey, Do Make Say Think, and John Frusciante

Saturday, July 9th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm MUSIC

Stevie Cornell Duo with Jeff Troiano

Stevie Cornell Duo

Stevie Cornell is a Santa Rosa based singer songwriter who started his musical career in the vibrant East Bay punk scene of the late 70s. He then went on to co-found the popular SF Americana group The Movie Stars and retro country band Red Meat before taking a hiatus to raise a son in deepest Vermont. His songs are short, sharp and catchy, with hummable melodies and well turned lyrics. He just released his first solo album to critical acclaim and will be featuring the tunes in his live show. He is accompanied by Alan Weiss on bass and harmony vocals.

Jeff Troiano emigrated from the big, bad dusty city to Santa Rosa in 2021 where he tends a garden(drought be damned), listens to the traffic whistle past and thinks about writing songs. A couple of his favorite themes are “How We Got Here” and “What’s Up Ahead,” otherwise known as “We’re All Going to Die.” Oh, and “Love.” Jeff is low-key, so no need to wear the dance shoes. He thinks his voice is pretty sweet, and he looks forward to singing his set of moody Americana tunes just for you. https://www.jefftroiano.com/

Recommended If You Like:  Nick Lowe, Tom Petty, Chuck Prophet, Jason Isbell, Todd Snider

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

R.O. Shapiro (San Diego) and Erin Chapin (of Rainbow Girls)

R.O. Shapiro is a peddler of original Americana music, carefully crafted and soulfully sung. Originally from the very east end of Long Island, NY, he spent several years touring and recording with the acoustic trio Odell Fox. When the members of the group went their separate ways in 2017, R.O. settled down in Austin, TX, where he developed a full-band, electrified sound, as heard on his 2021 release King Electric Sessions. With a little bit of New York swagger and Texas twang, he’s drawn comparisons to Josh Ritter, Ray LaMontagne, and Nathaniel Rateliff. R.O. is a recent winner of the 2022 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriting contest. He is currently based in San Diego, CA, and regularly tours solo in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. linktr.ee/roshapiro

Erin Chapin spends her time singing with Karen Dalton, trading fours with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, daydreaming with Joni Mitchell, and plotting the revolution with H.E.R. She’s know for her pregnant pauses, unique approach to slide guitar, and world class mouth trumpeting. She can frequently be found wandering about with a toy guitar, speaking in backwards sentences, and consuming raspberries like it’s a contest. Erin currently lives in Bodega Bay, but spends most of her days on the road with her band Rainbow Girls.
Website: www.RainbowGirlsMusic.com Solo vid: https://youtu.be/CWqKUls1qNk

Recommended If You Like:  Ray LaMontagne, Josh Ritter, Laura Marling, Bill Withers, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Karen Dalton

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 concerns, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.

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)

Our Current Safety Protocols

60 More San Francisco Artists Receive Guaranteed Income Payments Through Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

By Nastia Voynovskaya on KQED.org

Reyes is used to working 10-hour days. Now, thanks to the Guaranteed Income payments, he can afford to take the summer off from his job at 100% College Prep to focus on building an e-sports lounge for teens at City Life Church in the Bayview. (Reyes says he got a $10,000 grant to pay youth to set up the facility; he’s not making money from it himself.)

“I thought it would be a good opportunity to get kids into college to think about the industry of video gaming and entertainment,” Reyes says.

Reyes considers himself a bridge-builder between the arts, San Francisco’s Black and Brown youth and the philanthropists who have the ability to fund much-needed community projects. Cultivating those relationships is often unpaid work. But guaranteed income gives him more freedom to focus on that, and the ability to turn down underpaying gigs.

“As artists, we just don’t use our money for us. We give back to our community,” Reyes says.

READ FULL ARTICLE including more about the program and the other recipients AT KQED.ORG

Help us get real traction in letting people know that we exist!

Please leave a review on our TLC Santa Rosa Theater Google page.

If you also upload a photo (pretty please) — it will be shown to far more people than anything we upload.

It has been a real roller coaster ride with opening our performance space in Sonoma County. But, the joy of seeing the look on a person’s face when they step into our Santa Rosa theater for the first time and experience a showcase is why we keep pushing forward.

It’s a challenge for a small nonprofit like us to inform people that were here and rocking and rolling with some massively talented musicians, comedians, actors, poets, and filmmakers.

If we can reach more people…then we can help more artists and our community.

If you could take a minute to click the stars and write a sentence or two — it will be a BIG help. Thanks to everyone who has written a review, already!


From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Howdy everybuddy,

The time has almost come to announce some big news about The Lost Church San Francisco!

We are thrilled and will be sharing it with you first loyal reader.

I can’t tell you how much it means to us to have you ride along on this great adventure, to be our sounding board, to get your feedback, and to be the first we tell our news to.

We’ve been feeling the love from Santa Rosa and can’t wait to have double this energy when both locations are up and running.

Bringing together these two amazing cities is going to be so much FUN!

Here’s to new beginnings!


Michele & The Lost Church

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

A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Manesh Judge

All New Episodes on Lost Church Free Radio

July 2022

Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst — Sundays 10-11am

Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles – Sundays 11am-1pm Uncovered VIII featuring a plethora of cover tunes you may well have never been acquainted with before.

Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. Rebecca Coseboom (of Beckylin & her Druthers and Halou) 1-2pm

You’re Going to Die: The Power of Poetry & Triumph Over Trauma with Thea Matthews in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm

Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation including Tia Carroll, Whitney Shay, Anai Adina, and more  – Sundays from 6-7pm

The Contagion Collection with The Tourist Still Bill – a tribute to Bill Withers  – Mondays at 4:30pm

Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket  Mondays 6-7pm

In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – Tuesdays 5-6pm

Johnny Tripod Happy Hour Fave Female Vocalists, Pt. 2 featuring Tsunami Bomb, Ex Hex, Michaela Ann, Cat Power and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm

A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu feat. Music of the Tabla with Manesh Judge (North East Indian Classical, Western Folk, Electronica, and beyond) – Thursdays 6-7pm

All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French Genres with Shockingly Black Origins with Guitarist Jafar Green – Fridays 2pm PST

West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Frankie Boots and music from Angel Olson, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Hazel English, New Spell, La Luz, Julee Cruise, and more  – Fridays 12-2pm

Tranimal Radio Hour 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!


Frankie Boots on West of Twin Peaks Radio on Lost Church Free Radio

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!

June 9th – August 18th every Thursday 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.

Our Staff will continue wearing Masks for your safety.

Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa

Let’s Party!

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 in Santa Rosa.

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

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