2nd May 2023
JUMP TO: San Francisco / Santa Rosa

Our 3rd Annual Anchor Donor Drive Kicks Off with a Message from Executive Director/Janitor Brett D. Cline!

Anchor Donors are…

People who are pitching in to The Lost Church Nonprofit with small monthly or quarterly contributions.

They are the backbone of our organization that keep our theaters open through thick and thin.

$5, $10, $25 really adds up and inches us closer to stability.

Our goal this May is to add 70 new Anchor Donors.

It’s a concrete way you can keep the arts in San Francisco and Santa Rosa alive during these turbulent times.

Be a part of the solution! Thank you.

May 2-8, 2023

Wednesday, May 3rd | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm  MAGIC & MENTALISM

Brad Barton, Reality Thief: A Fun Interactive Magic & Mind Reading Show


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

”The expected was shattered on the floor, leaving eloquent shards of the unexpected. I laughed, I gasped, and then I told friends.”
Mike Gordon 

Thursday, May 4th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm  FOLK-ROCK/SINGER-SONGWRITER

Under the Influence… Of Elvis Costello (1st Thursdays) 


Mark Governor‘s “Under the Influence” honors the music of Elvis Costello with Alexis Harte, Emily Zisman, Claudia Russell, Bruce Kaplan and special guests performing Elvis’ songs alongside their own original material that he inspired.

Recommended if you like: Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss, Richard Thompson

Friday, May 5th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm  FOLK/AMERICANA

Jimbo Scott & Yesterday’s Biscuits, w/ Honey Run


A favorite of the Bay Area’s folk and Americana scene, Jimbo Scotts powerhouse voice along with his band, Yesterday’s Biscuits, evoke traditions of Tennessee country and bluegrass, Oakland soul in sepia toned California landscapes and life-scapes alongside Honey Run‘s tender to downright fun eclectic mix of old timey roots and folk.

Recommended if you like:  Sam Bush, Watkins Family Hour, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Rainbow Girls, John Craigie

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

Drunk Theatre


Drunk Theatre is an unpredictable, crazy comedy show with an improvised play performed after 5 shots of whiskey. Come see what Thrillist, Eventbrite, SF Weekly and the SF Chronicle, Timeout, and Eventbrite have all been talking about.

*Event is all ages, but we can’t guarantee the comedy will be kid friendly.*

Recommended if you like: Improvised Shakespeare, Drunk History, Whose Line is it Anyway?

Sunday, May 7th | Doors at 11:00am Show 11:30am-12:30pm   FAMILY SHOW (AMERICANA MUSIC)

Enzo’s Instrumentarium (1st Sundays) 


Multi-instrumentalist, Enzo Garcia, is one of the top ten best children’s music recording artist of all time. He has performed his family music show, “Breakfast with Enzo”, weekly in San Francisco for the past 19 years, encouraging a wide community of family music makers.

California governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed January 26th official “Breakfast with Enzo Day” in San Francisco in recognition of Enzo’s contribution to the families of the city.

Recommended if you like: Parenting, Interactive musical experiences, Authentic human expression

Sunday, May 7th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm  THEATRE

Andrea Snow and Jeff Raz Live Dramatic Readings


Multi-genre award winning artists, Andrea Snow and Jeff Raz bring “Love Death and Circus” and “Dark Days and a Black Dog” vividly to life through their live dramatic readings.

Recommended if you like: David Sedaris, Annie Proulx, Joan Didion, Tiffany Haddish

Monday, May 8th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm   FOLK MUSIC

An Evening with Ira Wolf


With more than 100 million plays on Spotify, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ira Wolfs writing is intended to connect listeners to their emotions while creating a space for introspection. After stepping away from music for a few years to focus on her mental health, Ira will be releasing her fourth studio album this year and plans to continue touring both nationally and internationally to promote its release.

Recommended if you like: Phoebe Bridgers, Gregory Alan Isakov, Gillian Welch

ADA Accessible.

The Lost Church San Francisco 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…DON’T YA KNOW)

Just Announced at The Lost Church


WED 5/24 The Lowest Pair – INDIE-FOLK – TIX

SAT 5/27 Living Impaired presents The Schadenfreude Showcase: A Weird Variety Show! – COMEDY/THEATER – TIX

FRI 6/9 Daniel Weingarten – COMEDY: STAND-UP – TIX

FRI 6/23 GOTHICC- a body poz all inclusive goth variety show! – BURLESQUE VARIETY SHOW – TIX

SUN 7/16 Sara Rodenburg w/ Hines & Pete Kronowitt w/ V & Jamie WIlson – AMERICANA – TIX

May 2-8, 2023

Wednesday, May 3rd | Doors at 7:30pm Show 8:15-10:30pm – JAZZ

Gabriel Wheaton and Sophie Ruehr Album Release Show, w/ Jesse Klein 


Gabriel Wheaton and Sophie Ruehr’s album release show, with Jesse Klein, meld genres from Grappelli-style hot club jazz, bossa nova, funk, Celtic, latin, rock, new age, classical, and world music.

Recommended if you like: Norah Jones, Andrew Bird, Laufey

Thursday, May 4th | Doors at 7:30pm Show 8:15-10:30pm – COMEDY & IMPROV

StandProv! (stand-up meets improv) 


Franco Tevini hosts StandProv!, an evening of equal parts standup and improvisational comedy with featured comics: Daniel Lewis, Clara Bijl, Zorba Hughes.

Recommended if you like: John Mulaney, Upright Citizens Brigade, Emily Heller, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Josh Fadem, Samuel Horwitz

Friday, May 5th | Doors at 7:30pm Show 8:15-10:30pm – ROCK AND ROLL/R&B 

Lee Vandeveer Band & from, jacob 


The Lee Vandeveer Band and from, jacob blend a powerful bundle of blues, psychedelic rock, R&B, and jazz.

Saturday, May 6th | Doors at 7:30pm Show 8:15-10:30pm – AMERICANA

Misner & Smith with Ismay 


Ismay conveys sweet tones of country soundscapes inspired by the great legends of Americana from their grandfather’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and perfectly paired with Misner & Smith’s soaring vocal harmonies, tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting.

Recommended if you like: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dr. Dog, Watchhouse, Bonny Light Horseman, Laura Marling, Andy Shauf

Sunday, May 7th | Doors at 2:00pm Show 2:30-5:30pm – ROCK AND ROLL STUDENT RECITAL

Nick Simmons and David Silva Student Concert


The Nick Simmons and David Silva present an afternoon of music, shining the rock and roll light on their students.

Rent The Lost Church

In addition to hosting an eclectic mix of music, literary events, theater, comedy and a variety of performing arts, The Lost Church is also available for private event rentals. Recently people have rented TLC for a Video Shoot, a Family & Friends Film Night, and a Memorial. Click HERE to book your event.

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.

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…JUST SAYIN’)

Just Announced at The Lost Church


WED 5/17 The Lowest Pair – INDIE FOLK – TIX

WED 6/7 Stav McAllister, Grace Harriet, Samantha McKaige – INDIE/FOLK – TIX

SUN 6/18 Shawna Hervé’s Vocal Studio Showcases – STUDENT SHOWCASE – TIX

FRI 7/7 Jon Snodgrass, Darius Koski and Nick Machado – ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK – TIX


Seating is First Come, First Served.

All Ages are welcome

(Except for babies, children, and adults who may be disruptive.)

ADA Accessible.

Attention Showtimes and more information

From The Lost Church Video Archives

Joselyn And Don perform “Storm” at The Lost Church – Santa Rosa on 4/1/23.


Video by Eyeclash Ragazine

Action shot of band and dancer from a video of Briget Boyle’s Album Release Party at The Lost Church San Francisco on April 21st, 2023. (Video by Aireene Espiritu. Click HERE to see more).

Our Current Safety Protocols

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

Ticket Sales Alone Don't Keep Theaters Open...Donors Do

From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Oh, heck yeah!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we celebrate our Anchor Donors and invite new Anchors to join in on our cultural experiment to keep San Francisco and Santa Rosa arts going by our community’s own means.

Anchor’s give recurring monthly or quarterly donations that form the foundation of our nonprofit. It’s an easy “set it and forget it” way to be of service to local arts and our community.

I’m an Anchor Donor and am proud to wear my Anchor Pins!

I can’t wait to add the 2023 edition to my collection of one-of-a-kind TLC Pins.

Together we can keep The Lost Church alive this year and for many years to come.


Michele & The Lost Church

Email us at hq@thelostchurch.org with your questions and comments, testimonials, rentals…and share your favorite memory!

7th Annual Railroad Square Music Festival is June 11th

One Day of Fantastic and Free Music for Everyone


Railroad Square Music Festival 2023

Railroad Square Music Festival returns to the heart of Santa Rosa on Sunday, June 11th.

Help keep it FREE by supporting at https://www.gofundme.com/f/railroad-square-music-festival-2023

More at


***RSMFest is a Project of our Nonprofit thelostchurch.org

Summer On The Square Returns to Santa Rosa

June & July 2023

Summer on the Square in Santa Rosa 2023

The Lost Church is excited to share that we have co-produced this year’s Summer on the Square Series.

Not only that, but we’re running the bar!

This means that when you join us at one of these fun summertime concerts or movies you not only get to say hello to the TLC Staffer who is pouring your drink, but every purchase you make goes directly to support our theater and nonprofit!

Since the concerts end at 8pm you can make an evening of it and come to our Downtown Santa Rosa Theater to keep having fun and feeding your senses afterward.

Music on the Square will bring live music and dancing to Downtown Courthouse Square on seven Fridays throughout the summer. The Lost Church, a nonprofit arts organization with a Downtown performance space, is helping coordinate the scheduling of local performers who bring a diversity of styles.

Movies on the Square are back this year and better than ever. Four Monday night screenings on a massive LED screen will light up Courthouse Square in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Learn more at the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Website.


May 2023 at TLC Santa Rosa

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The Lost Church Video Archives on YouTube

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May 2023 at TLC San Francisco

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Rent The Lost Church

San Francisco and Santa Rosa

In addition to hosting an eclectic mix of music, literary events, theater, comedy and a variety of performing arts, The Lost Church is also available for private event rentals, film and video shoots and more.

In the coming months people have rented TLC for a Video Shoot, a Film Festival, a Memorial, and a Movie Night.

Click HERE to book your event.

Rent The Lost Church

All Day Music Festival in North Beach

Coming September 23rd


We’re working with festival creators North Beach Neighbors and NEXT Village SF to host the evening concert at the upcoming…


on Saturday, September 23rd

Visit the new website for more details alldaymusicinnorthbeach2023

Use Code TLC for 15% off Rates at Santa Rosa’s ArtHouse Hotel and Hotel e

Discount Code for Art House Hotel in Santa Rosa

 The good people at ArtHouse Hotel and Hotel e in Santa Rosa are offering a 15% discount plus free valet and indoor secured parking to our artists and audience.

Use rate code TLC

—when making a reservation at one of the hotels or on their booking engine.




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