ROSEVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL (May 26, 2018)  I’ll be accompanying my good friend and jazz guitarist, Nate Poehlke, at one of the many amazing venues for Roseville Jazz Day on Vernon Street in Roseville, California. More info on their Facebook page here.

NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE (June 28-30, 2018)  The INNOVA crew will be hosting a booth at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show in Nashville, Tennessee 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 the booth and visit us! More info on

BOEGER WINERY (July 20, 2018) Waiting For Sunday is pleased to be performing at the beautiful Boeger Winery for their Summer Sunset Sippin’ concert series. This is our third year playing at this fun event. Boeger is located at 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, California. For more info, hit the Boeger link.

WINE & WEENIE: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (August 4, 2018) Waiting For Sunday will be playing for this fun summery event at the Boeger Winery from 12-3 PM. Boeger is located at 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, California. For more info, hit the Boeger link.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY (Tentative September 1, 2018)  InterVarsity Press has tentatively scheduled the release of my new book for this fall, and we’ll celebrate it with a release party at Oak Hills Church in Folsom. The book, titled, Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise, is an attempt to tie our theology and practices of spiritual formation to personal and corporate worship.

INTERSECTIONS: FAITH & THE ARTS (October 13, 2018)  This Sacramento-area gathering of artists of faith will take place at Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville, California. 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!

THE APPRENTICE GATHERING (October 25-27, 2018)  I will be leading worship at the Apprentice Gathering, an annual Christian spiritual formation conference sponsored by the Apprentice Institute at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. For more information, see their website.

BICOL CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (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.

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!