CHRISTIAN CREATIVE CONFERENCE, SANTA ROSA (September 21-23, 2018)  I am slated to join my good friend Bob Kilpatrick and keynote Sue Mohr at this first annual bay area gathering of artists. Sponsored by Christian Creative North Bay. This conference will be at Faith Community Church, 7352 Boris Court in Rohrnert Park. More on their website.

INTERSECTIONS: FAITH & THE ARTS, ROCKLIN/ROSEVILLE (October 13, 2018)  This Sacramento-area gathering of artists of faith will take place this time at Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville, California. Note that we are now doing this event more than once per year, and the venue will rotate around the NorCal area. Registration is free, but please sign up on the Facebook site.  If you’re a dancer, painter, musician, actor, writer, etc., you need to come to this event! Bridgeway is located at 8150 Industrial Avenue in Roseville, California.

THE APPRENTICE GATHERING, WICHITA (October 25-27, 2018)  I’m excited to lead worship and speak at the Apprentice Gathering, an annual Christian spiritual formation conference sponsored by the Apprentice Institute at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Theme for this year is “The Magnificent Journey, and keynote speaker is James Bryan Smith. For more information, see their website.

CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN SUMMIT, TACOMA (November 1-3, 2018)  I will be workshopping my new book, Honest Worship, at this year’s CMS, as well as providing demos for the WalkaBout drum. CMS provides “practical training and resources for musicians, leaders, technicians, songwriters & indie artists to improve skill and inspire talent for God’s glory.” Information and registration at

PROCLAIM! INTERNATIONAL GATHERING, ORLANDO (November 7-13, 2018)  My friends at Proclaim! International have invited me to lead worship at their annual gathering in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to fellowshiping with these great ministry partners.

HOPE FULL CIRCLE (November 15, 2018)  Hope Full Circle is “a night of art, music, and expectation in the round” which benefits Folsom’s Hope, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk children and their families. ML3 will perform at this event on November 15, 6:30 PM, at the Folsom Community Center. Tickets are $35 each and are available on EventBrite.

NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM (January 24-27, 2019)  The INNOVA crew will host a booth at the Winter National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, California to show off the WalkaBout. There are quite a few exciting developments to share, and we’re busy preparing for them. If you’re a NAMM participant, please make sure you come by Booth #7445! More info on

BICOL CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP, LEGAZPI (June 1-13, 2019)  I will once again be traveling to Legazpi, Philippines, to support our good friends at BCCL, to teach classes and workshops, and lead worship for their province-wide Free To Worship Concert on June 12. Please let me know if you’d like to help sponsor this trip.

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS  I’m always looking for opportunities to speak on 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!