PLEASE NOTE that due to covid, all gigs and speaking engagements have been suspended. See you all some time in 2021.

NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE (January 16-19, 2020) After an exciting showing at the Summer NAMM Show where we won “Best In Show,” the INNOVA crew will once again host a booth at the National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, California, to show off the WalkaBout. We’ve got some new accessories to unveil at the show, so you’ll want to stay tuned. If you’re a NAMM participant, please make sure you come by Booth 7445! More info on

INTERSECTIONS: ARTS & FAITH CONFERENCE, SACRAMENTO (February 14-15, 2020) If you’re a dancer, painter, musician, actor, writer, etc., you need to come to this gathering of artists of faith! This year’s event will be at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. Details and registration on their website,

ASCEND 2020 CONFERENCE, ASHLAND, OREGON (June 24-27, 2020) Endeavoring to ascend toward your best you as a visual artist or musician? Then join other aspiring and talented creatives (age 15-30) at this four-day atelier-style event. I will be one of the main speakers at this conference, which also features training with top art and music professionals. More on

BOEGER WINERY (July 17, 2020) We’re back at one of our favorite gigs, the Sunset Sippin’ Concert Series at Boeger Winery on Friday evening, July 17, from 6-9 PM. Bring the family and some lawn chairs and enjoy the absolutely beautiful winery grounds. Boeger is located at 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, CA 95667. More info on their website.

WORSHIP SONGWRITER WORKSHOP, SACRAMENTO (Summer 2020)  I encourage all worship leaders and songwriters in northern California to be a part of this upcoming workshop, where you can learn a very practical and productive method of songwriting for you and your team. I’ll be leading the teaching at this gathering, and Chris Long (Deer Hill Music) will also talk about the business/legal aspects of songwriting. For more information and registration, see their Facebook page here.

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS I’m always looking for opportunities to speak on worship or faith and the arts, perform as a soloist or with my duo, Waiting For Sunday, or my trio, ML3, and lead worship with God’s people. If you’d like me to visit, please contact me. I’d love to join you in your journey.

CHILTON_PalmSunday2009-010OAK HILLS CHURCH    As the Creative Arts Pastor, I regularly lead worship at my home church (1100 Blue Ravine Road in Folsom, phone 983-0181). While I don’t consider this “performing” in the typical sense of the word, I would love to have you join us as we meet God together. Services are Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 AM.

To get the latest info, friend “Manuel Luz,” “Manuel Luz Trio,” “Waiting For Sunday,” and “Imagine That Book” on Facebook. THANKS!