31st May 2022

Only a few hours left to get your 2022 Anchor Donor Pin

May is our Anchor Donor Drive

All who become Anchors by 12am will receive this year’s Anchor Donor metal and cloissonné pin. We design a new pin each year for new Anchors and for Anchors who continue their support this year. Years from now you’ll have a sweet collection of limited edition pins to jazz up any jacket or hat.

Become a Lost Church Anchor Donor at thelostchurch.org/donate

Big Thanks!

Original Anchor Donor Anastastia wearing last years Anchor Pin!

She continues her recurring donation into 2022 and beyond and will be receiving this year’s pin, too. Start your Lost Church Anchor Pin Collection now by setting up a monthly or quarterly recurring donation.

We are 56% to our goal of 50 new Anchor Donors

Can you help us make it before Midnight tonight — May 31st?!

If you already are an Anchor Donor please invite more people to join by sharing our Social Media Posts and telling people WHY you are a Lost Church Anchor Donor.

Our Anchors are people who want a concrete way of keeping the arts alive in the Bay Area and donate $5, $15, $20 or more each month or some choose to make a gift of $25, $100 or more each quarter.

It’s a set it and forget it way of automating support for The Lost Church in a seriously meaningful (and tax deductible) way.

Our Next Performances at TLC Santa Rosa

Wednesday, June 1st | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm

West Coast Songwriters Open Mic: Santa Rosa Chapter Premiere

West Coast Songwriters welcomes songwriters to join us the first Wednesday of every month at The Lost Church in Santa Rosa for an evening of shared music! Members and non-members are welcome to participate in this special community event.
20 slots available, 1 song each unless less than 10 performers then 2 songs each. Originals only.

Founded in 1979, WCS has grown into one of the most active music associations in the USA, offering more than 20 events per month. Whether your goal is personal expression or to make a living in the music industry, knowing how to write, or recognize a well crafted song is key to your success.

At WCS, members establish important relationships, both professionally and personally, that enhance and accelerate their development. Music ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking and support that WCS provides.

To Foster Creativity, Build Community and Provide Opportunity for Music
Career Development through Education and Connection.

WCS is a 501(c)(3) Organization

Friday, June 3rd | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm

PRXZM (Acoustic) + Kalinders 

SOLD OUT (thank you!)

— we might be able to take a few walk-ups if any ticket holders no show and we have the room. (roll the dice…take a chance…no guarantees).

California-based duo PRXZM has brought their unique, ’80s-infused style to their modern-day electro pop since first coming together in 2014. Emma Maidenberg and Nick Ortega continue to grow with each passing release and performance, sharing their captivating live show with audiences all over the globe. https://www.youtube.com/prxzm

2 pt. rock, 1 pt.blues, a dash of folk and a lot of heart, Kalinders is the birth child of a songstress and storyteller trying to make some sense and magic out of time, transition, love, loss and Venusian energies. https://kalinders.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, June 4th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm

The Black Feathers (UK) and John Roy Zat

The Black Feathers

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Their music quickly draws the interest of listeners, but it is the stage chemistry that will keep them riveted. Having already built up a loyal following in the UK, The Black Feathers have been spreading their wings across the US. https://theblackfeathers.com/

John Roy Zat (with Emily Lois & Tim Sheehan)

With Appalachian influences, dust bowl, Cajun and a dash of old-time, John Roy Zat comes from that long line of American singer-songwriters who occupy the space between traditional country and folk.  Think John Prine, Rodney Crowel, Jesse Winchester – you get the idea.  Kate Wolf recorded his words to the song Midnight On The Water for her second album and the song has since been covered by Banish Misfortune, Caroline Herring and others.  His bands have opened for Asleep At The Wheel and Tanya Tucker to mention just two, and he has played with Kate Wolf, Nina Gerber, Queen Ida, and many more.    Since 2011, John has released four CDs, all of which have charted well on Roots Music Report and other radio playlists.Performing with John will be Emily Lois and Tim Sheehan of Heartwood Crossing.   If you like great songs, fine vocals with rich harmonies, sweet fiddling and guitar picking – join us !! https://royzat.com/

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 sit quietly for two hours and enjoy the performance)

Live from The Lost Church Archives

King Dream performs “Past, Present, Future” live at The Lost Church – Santa Rosa on September 8, 2021 — featuring Caitlin Gowdey (Rainbow Girls) and Joshua James Jackson.


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Friday, June 24th: Gillian Grogan and Hannah Frances (Chicago) 

Recommended If You Like: Joni Mitchell, Adrianne Lenker, Nick Drake & Jessica Pratt

Saturday, June 25th: The Blushin’ Roulettes and Ring of Truth Trio (2pm Matinée)

Recommended If You Like: Iris Dement, Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, Rosanne Cash

Friday, July 8th: Gabe Katz + Michael J. O’Connor

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

Wednesday, November 9th: Crys Matthews & Heather Mae (Nashville) and Mya Byrne

Recommended If You Like: Toshi Reagon, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Nicks, Sarah Bareilles, The Band, Lucinda Williams

June 2022 at The Lost Church Santa Rosa

Summer on the Square in Downtown Santa Rosa curated by The Lost Church

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!


From Your Everlovin’ Editor

Hi everybuddy!

Oh, wow — I could cry tears of joy when I think about how our Anchor Donors have kept us afloat during these stressful years of reopening our Santa Rosa theater, low attendance (understandable, but still hard), another shut down earlier this year, and our flagship theater in San Francisco being closed for 2 years and 3 months, so far.

We really wouldn’t be here without the strong support of monthly Anchors. It’s how we know what money will be there to move forward with our mission of creating, sustaining, and defending spaces for live performance and the communities they serve.

As the number of Anchor Donors grow — the number of performers we are able to serve also grows. And the number of people in the Bay Area who get the fun, happiness, camaraderie, laughs, and mental health benefits of gathering for live showcases grows, too.

Thanks to all who sustain us each month. If you aren’t, yet, an Anchor Donor, please join and help make real change.


Michele & The Lost Church

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

A Color Coded Symphony on the Air with Aireene Espiritu

Thursdays 6-7pm PST on Lost Church Free Radio

A Color Coded Symphony on the Air on Lost Church Free Radio

New June Episode debuts on Thursday, June 2nd!


“In this episode, our guest is multi-instrumentalist composer, recording artist and educator, Bo Razón. Bo did a presentation with us back in October 2021 on the Overview of Philippine Native Music. You can watch that on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/K_kZGtRvQuw.

But this time we are featuring his own ethnofusion music from the Philippines to Cuba and beyond.

BO RAZÓN || https://www.fb.com/borazonmusic

Bo Razón is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording artist, and educator whose experience spans more than four decades.

His influences are mainly native music from North & Sub-Saharan Africa, Cuba, Southeast Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean, North America, the Iberian peninsula, and the Middle East.

Passionate about traditional music of indigenous world cultures as well as by contemporary music genres, he seeks ways in which the two may coalesce organically. His skill sets have brought him to work in a musical capacity with several global institutions of art and culture such as the British Council, the Goethe Institute, the Alliance Francaise, Instituto Cervantes, and the Philippine National Commission for Culture & the Arts. He has taught World & Afro-Latin music at the University of the Philippines, and has taught music to elementary and middle school students in California. Bo plays several stringed and skinned (percussion) instruments from diverse global cultures and has performed with many major artists from around the world in many settings and venues in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.” — Aireene Espiritu (host and creator of A Color Coded Symphony Project)

_Babalu Aye (Gitano Mix)
_Afroyesa Maranaw
_And The River Flows On
_Sahara Mon Amour
_Ochun a Mamayog

Songs, sounds and rhythms from local and worldwide regions, connecting listeners to their ethnic origins through music with special guest artists sharing songs and stories.

More info about Color-Coded Symphony at http://www.colorcodedsymphony.com


Railroad Square Music Festival

Sunday, June 12th :: FREE!

Thanks to the Press Democrat and Dan Taylor for the great write-up about our BIG return to Railroad Square on June 12th.

Press Democrat Article about Railroad Square Music Festival

Several things make Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival stand out. First of all, it’s free. Second, it features only local and regional acts, some of them getting their first major exposure. Third, the entire festival runs on solar-powered generators.

And it’s free. Don’t overlook that.

Founded in 2015 and last held live in 2019, before the COVID-19 shutdown, the festival returns for its sixth celebration Sunday, June 12, with more than 20 bands performing, and food, wine and beer available to buy.

It opens at noon and runs until 7:30 p.m., but you might want to get there early. In 2019, the outdoor event drew 6,000 people.

“A lot of music festivals cost money to go to, and that makes it exclusive. We want an inclusive event,” said the event’s production director, Susie Dugan.

The emphasis on showcasing local talent is just as important, she added.

“We don’t bring in headliners. We use local musicians,” Dugan said. “The whole focus is to shine a light on the North Bay.”

While other festivals may focus on country music or folk, the Railroad Square Music Festival is deliberately eclectic.

“What makes it special is there’s more of a focus on diversity,” said the event’s marketing director, Bryce Dow-Williamson. “There are more female acts and more people of color, as well as various genres of music.”

This year’s performers include Oakland-Guerneville hip-hop artist Kayatta, as well as Latino bands Tamborazo Santo Domingo and La Agencia. There’ll also be rap, rock, folk, Americana and even children’s music.

Railroad Square Music Festival June 12, 2022 Poster with Artists

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE  to learn more!

*Railroad Square Music Festival is FREE and is a project of The Lost Church .Org

We’re looking for fun loving Volunteers to pour beer and be a part of the backstage crew.

We need YOU!

Sign up to help out HERE

Full Radio Schedule

June 2022 Episodes from…

Lost Church Free Radio – all times PST

Adobe & Teardrops with Rachel Cholst — Sundays 10-11am

Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles feat. Andre Cruz & Chris Lujan – Sundays 11am-1pm

Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. Kate Burkart 1-2pm

You’re Going to Die: The Power of Negative Thinking with Sarah Ramey in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm

Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani (music from the Little Village Foundation) – Sundays from 6-7pm

Where the World Begins with Avery Hellman – Mondays from 9-10am

The Contagion Collection with The Tourist “Ode to an Awkward Nervous Tic”  abstract beats/scattered electronics and other oddities  – 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 “Female Vocalists, Pt. 1” – Wednesdays 5-6pm

A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu feat. Bo Razón – Thursdays 6-7pm

All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French “Bizarrely Detroit” with Blogger Briana Hernandez – Fridays 8-9am

West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. Papercuts  – Fridays 12-2pm

Special Broadcast of Music My Mother Would Not Like with Bruce Swan feat. The Black Feathers – Friday, June 3rd & Sat., June 4th 4:30pm

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!


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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