ROSEVILLE DOWNTOWN TUESDAY NIGHTS (June 19, 2018)  Waiting For Sunday will perform on the Strum Shop’s stage for Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights from 5-7 PM. Hang out to some good music with a great small town vibe. The Strum Shop is on 209 Vernon St in downtown Roseville. Admission is freeMore info on the Strum Shop here and on the Summer Tuesday Night events here.

WINTERS GUITAR FEST, WINTERS (June 29-30, 2018)  Hosted by ARC Guitar with the Sacramento Guitar Society, this second annual festival will feature close to twenty luthiers and their handcrafted acoustic instruments, including custom guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and more. I’ll be there showing off the WalkaBout and providing demonstrations. More info at

NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE (June 28-30, 2018)  The INNOVA crew will host 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! More info on

OAK HILLS PICNIC & RIVER BAPTISM, FOLSOM (July 18, 2018) Waiting For Sunday will perform an outdoor concert beginning at 6 PM at Negro Bar State Park in Folsom. This is in support of Oak Hills Church’s annual Picnic & River Baptism. Come out to enjoy the luau-themed potluck (complete with luau pigs!), some fun music, and baptisms in the American River. This event is free, although there is an entrance fee to enter the park.

BOEGER WINERY, PLACERVILLE (July 20, 2018) Waiting For Sunday is pleased to perform at the beautiful Boeger Winery for their Summer Sunset Sippin’ concert series. This is our third year playing at this fun event, and we’ll play on Friday, July 20, from 6-9 PM. Boeger is located at 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, California. For more info, hit the Boeger link.

ROSEVILLE DOWNTOWN TUESDAY NIGHTS (July 24, 2018)  I’ll be backing up my good friend Bob Kilpatrick on the Strum Shop’s Community stage for Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights from 7-8 PM. The Strum Shop is located at 209 Vernon St in downtown Roseville. Admission is free. More info on the Strum Shop here and on the Summer Tuesday Night events here.

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

WORSHIP ARTS: CARING FOR YOUR SOUL (September 27, 2018)  This gathering of worship arts leaders is specific to the North American Baptist Conference, and will take place at my home church, Oak Hills, for benefit of the NorCal Association. Fellowship, lunch, and some sharing from the book.

BOOK RELEASE (September 9, 2018)  InterVarsity Press will officially release of my new book in August, and to celebrate, I’ll be speaking at my home church, Oak Hills, during the Sunday services at 9 & 11 AM. Honest Worship will be available after the services. For more information on the book, please visit the InterVarsityPress website.

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.

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!