Shows & Events

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Rachel Zylstra + The Portobello Community Choir
287 Portobello High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH15 2AR [map]

More info coming soon!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

with The Tacit Turn - 8:00 PM sharp
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Past Dates

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Songs That Wonder Open Mic - 3:00 PM
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
GB
0131 313 4757 [map]

A great wee time which I am privileged to host. Bring your musing songs and poetry to our monthly open mic about things that make you go hmm.  

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Steeple Church
Rachel Zylstra's Songs on Faith and Doubting
Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DG
(0)1382 200031 [map]

More info coming soon!

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Songs That Wonder Open Mic - 3pm
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
GB
0131 313 4757 [map]

Bring your musing songs and poetry to our monthly open mic about things that make ya go hmm.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Songs on Faith and Doubting
St. Silas Church - 7:45 PM for 8:00 PM
69 Park Road
Glasgow G4 9JE
United Kingdom [map]

 

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Songs on Faith and Doubting
Parklane Church - 6:00 PM
16001 SE Main St
Portland, OR 97233
USA
+1 503-253-4728 [map]

free; all ages; freewill offering

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

RZ Concert to Benefit Bethany Building Fund
Bethany Christian Reformed Church - 7:00 PM
1110 S Strong Dr
Gallup, NM 87301
USA
+1 505-722-6444 [map]

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Calvin College @ Ladies Literary Club - 7:00 PM doors open/8pm show
61 Sheldon Blvd
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA
+1 (616) 526-6282 [map]
Price: $5 student/$10 general

link to buy tickets

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Songs on Faith and Doubting
First Christian Reformed Church - 7:00 PM
216 S 7th St
Oostburg, WI 53070
USA
+1 920-564-2725 [map]

Freewill offering to support Rachel's work with a portion of proceeds going to Anchor of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Saltyard Cafe - 3:00 PM
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
UK
+44 (0)131 313 4757 [map]

A monthly open mic hosted by Rachel. What makes you wonder? Bring your musing songs. In-house acoustic guitar and electric keyboard. 

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The Cowshed (Underbelly Cowgate)
PBH Free Fringe - 6:00 PM
Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1
GB
+44 (0) 131 510 0395 [map]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The Cowshed (Underbelly Cowgate)
PBH Free Fringe - 7:00 PM
Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1
GB
+44 (0) 131 510 0395 [map]

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

The Cowshed (Underbelly Cowgate)
PBH Free Fringe - 4:00 PM
Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1
0131 510 0395 [map]

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

G in the Park
12:00 PM
Murieston Park
Edinburgh EH11 2LQ
GB [map]
Price: Free

G in the Park. I'll be playing a set 12:00-12:30 and talking about Songs That Wonder (taking place later same day!)

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

8:00 PM sharp
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: $5-10 suggested (tip jar donation)

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

House Concert at Zylstras'
7:00 PM
412 N Simons St
Ridgefield, WA 98642 [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Benefit house concert for La Center Climbing Tower Project

Brian Zylstra opening

RSVP on Facebook

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Skylight Sessions: Keys 'N' Biscuits
4-6 Anderson Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 5NP [map]
Price: £5

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Market Bar
Rachel Zylstra/Joss Hannah Tour - 10:30 PM
32 Church Street
Inverness IV1 1EH
Scotland [map]
Price: Free entry

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Hebron Evangelical Church
Rachel Zylstra/Joss Hannah Tour - 7:30 PM
Summer St
Aberdeen AB10 1RR
Scotland [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Box Glasgow
Rachel Zylstra/Joss Hannah Tour - 8:30 PM
431 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow G2 3LG
Scotland [map]
Price: Free entry/tip jar

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

The Golf Tavern
7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
30-31 Wright's Houses
Edinburgh EH10 4HR
Scotland [map]

with Laura Ferguson and Jocelyn Hannah

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Songs on Faith and Doubting
6:00 PM doors open/6:30pm show
Saltyard Café - 158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
Scotland
0131 313 4757 [map]

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The Cowshed
7-7:45pm
65 Cowgate
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: Free/tip jar

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Advice Music
7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
Saltyard Café - 158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
Scotland
0131 313 4757 [map]

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Songs on Faith and Doubting
6:00 PM doors open/6:30pm show
Saltyard Café - 158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
Scotland
0131 313 4757 [map]

A unique concert juxtaposing themes of doubt and uncertainty with worship and assurance. Original songs and borrowed hymns given to inspire meditation and conversation. Two dates during Fringe: August 21 & 28. 60-75 minutes.

No cover; freewill donation

Doors open/cafe service 6-6:30 PM
Show 6:30 PM

Hosted by GDS Church

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The Cowshed
4-4:45pm
65 Cowgate
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: Free/tip jar

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Cowshed
2-2:45pm
65 Cowgate
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: Free/tip jar

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Advice Music
7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
Saltyard Café - 158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
Scotland
0131 313 4757 [map]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The Cowshed
2-2:45pm
65 Cowgate
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: Free/tip jar

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

7:30 PM
Buccleuch Free Church
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: £5

Official Fringe debut!

Raised in the rural Midwest and seasoned with a decade of big apple living, Rachel Zylstra is a classically trained performing songwriter and sometimes worship leader. In a voice ‘smoky, sweet and verbose in the best ways’ (ScoutMob.com), Rachel's infectious folk pop melodies carry wry stories and play on the dissonance of longing, doubt, faith, purpose and finding one's place. 

Link to buy Rachel Zylstra Live! tickets

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Advice Music
7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
Saltyard Cafe - 158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
Scotland
0131 313 4757 [map]

Up a Creek? Need Advice? Come for Rachel Zylstra's Advice Music, an "agony-aunt"-esque hour of sorry stories and snappy solutions in song form, based on the beloved blog. Three dates: August 10, 17 and 24. 60-75 minutes.

Submit your questions to rachel [at] rachelzylstra [dot] com. The earlier you submit, the more likely Rachel will be able to answer it live at a show!

No cover; freewill donation

Doors open/cafe service 7-7:30 PM
Show 7:30 PM

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Artichoke Music
Friday Night Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97201 [map]
Price: $5

Great night of Portland area music featuring:

7:30 Jonathan Hoffman – Catchy songwriting, slick fingerpicking

8:00 Rachel Zystra - Smoky, sweet, & verbose

8:45 Clayton & Ernie - Eclectic folk and jazz

9:15 Larry Wilder – Champion of Americana

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Stage 1 - 8:00 PM sharp
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Debuting new songs!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

7:00 PM doors open/7:30pm show
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh UK EH11
0131 313 4757 [map]

Cafe will be open with the doors at 7, serving espresso, teas and sweets until 7:30's showtime!

Free; pass-the-hat; limited seating. Click on poster below to secure your spot on Eventbrite



Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Ascension Balham Hill
Ascend: An Evening with Rachel Zylstra - 7:00 PM
Malwood Road
London, UK SW12 8EN [map]
Price: Free

Ticket/RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ascend-an-evening-with-rachel-zylstra-tickets-23102369810

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

The Old Schoolhouse
7:30 PM doors open/8pm show
140 Morningside Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH104PX [map]

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Friday Night Coffeehouse - 7:00 doors open/7:30 PM show
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97201 [map]
Price: $5

One of four aritsts playing a 30 minute set in an evening of music at the heart of the Portland singer-songwriter scene

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Neon Parrot Lounge
9:00 PM
181 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601 [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

House Concert at the Sutton Residence
Arlington, TX [map]

~More details coming soon~

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
7:30 PM
305 N 30th St
Waco, TX 76710
(254) 752-1773 [map]
Price: $10 suggested

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

House Concert at the Harkey Residence
4:00 PM gather; 4:30 concert
Columbus, GA [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Limited seating
RSVP: put "Columbus" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation

Friday, November 6th, 2015

House Concert at the Seyfrieds'
7:00 PM gather; 8:00 PM concert
Orlando, FL [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Limited seating
RSVP: put "Orlando" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation
Bring a dish or beverage to share

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

House Concert at the Shaws'
5:30 PM gather; 6:30 PM concert
Mt. Pleasant, SC [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Limited seating
RSVP: put "Mt. Pleasant" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation
Bring a dish or beverage to share

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Rachel Zylstra x Hardworker - 8:00 PM
203 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-6663 [map]
Price: Tip Jar Donation

With Hardworker

Friday, October 30th, 2015

House Concert at the DuBay-Hayashis'
7:00 PM gather; 8:00 PM concert
Charlottesville, VA [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Limited seating
RSVP: put "Charlottesville" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation
Bring a dish or beverage to share

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

House Concert at the Planer-Coins'
5:00 PM gather; 6:00 PM concert
Emmaus, PA [map]
Price: Freewill donation

Limited seating
RSVP: put "Emmaus" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation
Bring a dish or beverage to share

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

House Concert at the Harrises'
Parlourphonics Presents: Rachel Zylstra in Concert - 8:00 PM gather; 8:30 PM first set
Brooklyn (Ft. Greene), NY [map]
Price: Freewill donation

A Free Lunch Production
Limited seating

RSVP: put "Brooklyn" in the subject line
Address provided with confirmation
Bring a dish or beverage to share

Friday, September 25th, 2015

7:00 PM
3060 120th Avenue Southeast
Clara City, MN 56222
320-847-3060 [map]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

*Corrected Show Time* - 7:00 PM
21 South Wallace Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 580-9098 [map]
Price: No cover/tip jar

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

8:00 PM
1716 E Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 535-4007 [map]
Price: Free

Friday, September 18th, 2015

House Concert at the Russells'
White Salmon, WA [map]

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Songs on Faith and Doubting - 7:00 PM
311 North Parkway Avenue
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 828-1663 [map]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The Round - 8:00 PM
4272 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103 [map]
Price: $8 door/$6 advance - buy tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/2189146

From THE ROUND press release:

“From Grand Rapids, famous primarily for Gerald Ford and furniture, comes this wordy, bespectacled, self-conscious young lady who for all you know could be Michigan's answer to Nelly McKay. “ - 
Village Voice 

"A classically trained pianist with a weakness for Radiohead... [Rachel Zylstra is] smoky, sweet and verbose (in the best ways)" - Scoutmob.com 

Rachel who now lives in NYC is here on September 8th for Round 124! Joined by up & coming young songwriter Henry Mansfield plus poet Brian McCracken - Wise Fool Speaking just added (from Olympia). Hope to see you at the show...

 

Friday, August 7th, 2015

7:30 PM
5865 North Nevada
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 722-0317 [map]

no cover/tip jar donations

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Private Event
Ludington, MI [map]

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

New Hope Community Church
Songs on Faith and Doubting - 6:30 PM
710 20th Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 [map]

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Songs on Faith and Doubting - 7:00 PM
2618 N. Hackett Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 962-0500 [map]

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48150
734-464-6302 [map]

Tickets: $15/$12 subscribers
With special guest Scott Fab

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Central Vineyard Church
House Concert
North High School 100 East Arcadia Ave
Columbus, OH 43202 [map]

Time and RSVP details forthcoming!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

9:00 PM
1220 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-5140 [map]

With S. Joel Norman; no cover, pass-the-hat

Monday, July 13th, 2015

8:00 PM
1401 West Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 465-9801 [map]
Price: $8

With Jack Tell and The Burning Ponies
Reservations: (773) 465-9801

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Creston Christian Reformed Church
Songs on Faith and Doubting - 6:00 PM
238 Spencer St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 459-2401 [map]

 

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Clifford Lake Inn
Artist Residency at Clifford Lake
Stanton, MI [map]

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Clifford Lake Inn
Artist Residency at Clifford Lake
Stanton, MI [map]

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Clifford Lake Inn
Artist Residency at Clifford Lake
561 Clifford Lake Dr NW
Stanton, MI 48888
(989) 831-5151 [map]

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

7:00 PM
3060 120th Ave. SE
Clara City, MN 56222
320-847-3060 [map]

Enjoy a great glass of wine, the great outdoors, and couple sweet sets of RZ songs to boot. Free. Tip jar donations for the artist - muy appreciated.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

3:00 PM
15455 Old Mill Road
Spicer, MN 56288
320-796-9463 [map]

RZ shares a couple sets of music outside in the great weather on an easy Sunday afternoon at the winery. All ages; tip jar/pass the hat for the artist.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

3:00 PM
1579 Hamline Ave N
Falcon Heights, MN 55108
(651) 644-9959 [map]

Enjoy a musical St. Paul Saturday afternoon with RZ at this terrific little venue. All ages; tip jar/pass the hat for the artist.

Friday, June 19th, 2015

St. John's Episcopal Church
Songs on Faith and Doubting - 7:00 PM
4201 Sheridan Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-0396 [map]

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Turnabout Friday - 8:00 PM
913 Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 262-3999 [map]

An evening out with RZ's music, and coffee and treats by Project Turnabout.  Pass the hat for the artist.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The Tacit Turn
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

 6:30 PM doors open /7:00 PM show

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

In the Round - 9:30 PM
2117 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 915-3622 [map]

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
GB
0131 313 4757 [map]

This will be the first of a monthly experiment, a Saturday afternoon open mic I'm hosting at Saltyard on Dalry Road.

This is an open invitation to all musicians, songwriters, and music lovers, who like to play and hear songs bent on longing, on paradoxes, on spiritual questions and on exploring God, faith, doubt, and "What does it all mean?" (While hopefully still managing to keep a sense of humour.)

Covers and originals of this stripe, are welcome. Let's have a conversation through music - with good tea, coffee, and scones at the ready.

Message Rachel at communitymusic [at] gdschurch.org.uk if you wish to advance sign up for a 10-minute slot.

Cafe service until 4pm. Free entry.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
158 Dalry Road
Edinburgh EH11
GB
0131 313 4757 [map]

This will be the first of a monthly experiment, a Saturday afternoon open mic I'm hosting at Saltyard on Dalry Road.

This is an open invitation to all musicians, songwriters, and music lovers, who like to play and hear songs bent on longing, on paradoxes, on spiritual questions and on exploring God, faith, doubt, and "What does it all mean?" (While hopefully still managing to keep a sense of humour.)

Covers and originals of this stripe, are welcome. Let's have a conversation through music - with good tea, coffee, and scones at the ready.

Message Rachel at communitymusic [at] gdschurch.org.uk if you wish to advance sign up for a 10-minute slot.

Cafe service until 4pm. Free entry.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

The Tacit Turn - 8:45 PM
70 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 302-3770 [map]

Hey guess what. This is a 'bonus weekend night' for many, with MLK day on the 19th! Which means you won't have to worry about getting to bed on time...

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

9:00 PM doors
65 Union Street
Belfast
Northern Ireland [map]
Price: £5

venue phone: +44 28 9023 2474
venue twitter: https://twitter.com/sunflower_pub 

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Teatime Acoustic - 6:30 PM
1A Chambers Street
Edinburgh
Scotland [map]
Price: No cover

venue phone: +44 131 220 4298
venue twitter: https://twitter.com/thejazzbar

Playing in tandem with the fantastic Angus Munro.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The Tacit Turn - 9:00 PM
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Price: no cover

Drink specials 6-8; live music starts at 7; hear us at 9!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Tacit Turn - 7:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

All Angels' Church
The Tacit Turn at Make Music NY - High Noon
251 W 80th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-9300 [map]
Price: Free

All of NYC will be alive with music on June 21 - get an early-ish start! At 12:00 The Tacit Turn (RZ on vox and keys, Alex Paul on vox and drums and Russ Wedelich on bass) kicks off an afternoon of music on 80th Street between Broadway and West End. Stay on for Tobias Christian Wong, John Mosloskie, and more terrific artists.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Lucy Horton Band/Rachel Zylstra/PepperJill & Jack/Samsel and the Skirt - 7:00 PM
3223 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 [map]
Price: $8

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

House Concert at the Russells
White Salmon, WA [map]

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Private Event
Prosser, WA [map]

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Rachel Zylstra / Lucy Horton - 10:00pm showtime
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Joint bill with Seattle up-and-comer Lucy Horton, making her NYC debut!
Don't miss this.

10:00 PM Rachel with Alex Paul (drums/vox) and Russ Wedelich (bass) 
11:00 PM Lucy & co 

http://lucyhortonband.com

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

8:00PM
2848 31st Street
Astoria, Queens, NY 11102
(718) 777-1690 [map]

First Astoria gig of the new decade. Playing a one-hour set from 8:00-9:00 followed by Old Prague's open mic night hosted by Dave McKeon. I have a feeling it will be cozy and delicious.

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

6:30 PM doors open /7:00 PM show
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

WITH

Alex Paul - drums/various

Russ Wedelich - bass
Matt Gelfer - violin/various
Paul Wolfram - cello
Cory Ramey - viola
Mollie Horne - vox

6:30 Doors Open

7:00pm Magic Happens

$10 Suggested

21 and Over

Excited

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

553 Amsterdam Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-7828 [map]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Private House Concert
6:00pm
Grand Rapids, MI [map]

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Church of the Servant
...Songs on Faith and Doubting - 7:00 PM
3835 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 [map]

An evening of RZ's songs in the realm of reworked hymns, contemporary arrangements and new originals based on themes of worship, faith, and spiritual doubt. With Greg Scheer opening.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Lach's Antihoot Radio Night - 7:30 PM
16a Morrison Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 8BJ
+44 131 629 4101 [map]
Price: free admission

RZ is the special guest for this weekly music and comedy night written and produced by BBC Radio 4 star Lach and presented in the style of an old time radio show. 

 RSVP and share on Facebook

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

House Concert
South Bend, IN [map]

Monday, June 17th, 2013

6:30 PM/7:00 PM Show
154 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10001
212-533-7235 [map]

Playing in the round with the radiant Joy IkeJon Paul and another special guest

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

RZ opening for Derek Webb - 7:30 PM
231 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
917-727-8148 [map]
Price: cover TBA

Excited to open for one of my longtime favorite artists: derekwebb.com

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Workshop/Performance @ The Festival of Faith & Music - 2:00 PM
3201 Burton Street, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-8585 [map]
Price: Free with festival admission

Will be performing a solo set and chatting with the audience in tandem with singer-songwriter and fellow Calvin alum Jon Troast.

This presentation is part of the 2013 Festival featuring keynote speaker Chuck Klosterman, concert headliners Andrew Bird and The Welcome Wagon, and much more.

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

8:30 PM
32 Jones Street
New York, NY 10001 [map]

An intimate solo set featuring some new songs. Come a little early; the room will fill up fast!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Jason Harrod & Rachel Zylstra - 6:00 doors open/7:00 show
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

On Tour with Jason Harrod: wsg Buffalo Plaid - 6:30 PM
150 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 383-1505 [map]
Price: $5 suggested

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

On Tour with Jason Harrod: Dinner and a Song Concert Series - 6:30 PM
20 Cottage Street
Sharon, MA 02067
(339) 364-1105 [map]
Price: $20 - RSVP on Facebook

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Rachel Zylstra with STRINGS - 6:30 PM Doors Open / 7:00 PM Show
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Featuring the strings:
Matt Gelfer on violin
Greg Williams on viola
Paul Wolfram on cello

with
Alex Paul on drums
Russ Wedelich on bass
Mollie McComb on backing vocals

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

RZ with the band - 8:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover/tip jar

This is the reschedule for the October 28th show that had to be canceled due to the wrath of Hurricane Sandy (oh, Sandy ~ did your parents not love you?).

Now we're basically overflowing with the desire to put on awesome full-tilt show for ya. And now we'll have to add a couple holiday tunes - of course. Can't wait to see you.

* * *

With the band: Alex Paul on drums/harmonies; Russ Wedelich on bass; Justin Depuydt on accordion/keys/harmonies; Mollie McComb on harmonies

One-drink minimum; no cover; tip jar donation. $10 is suggested so I can pay the band and not go in the hole, and continue to do this in the future. But don't sweat it if you can't swing it. Or if you want to be AWESOME, take along friend or three who haven't heard us yet, and consider that your donation to this enterprise!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Fine Arts Center (Calvin College) - Recital Hall
Rachel Zylstra with Strings - 7:30 doors open/8:00 PM showtime
Grand Rapids, MI 49501 [map]
Price: $10 public; $1 w/ Calvin ID

First gig in GR since 2009, featuring the talents of Calvin string players helping me present the songs from the new album, Strings. Excited to share some new tunes and old favorites. Go Vote - and then come to this show. Buy tickets online

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

9:00 PM
1220 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-5140 [map]
Price: No Cover/tip jar

With S. Joel Norman

Hey Chicago! I'll be a special guest to an S. Joel Norman night at this hidden gem of a piano bar. Come early to enjoy generously poured cocktails and hear Joel kick off the evening. I'll go on at about 9:45 for an hour-long set. 

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Sidewalk Cafe
RZ Presents: A Night at the Sidewalk Cafe - 7pm - 12am
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373 [map]

7pm: phoebe lyng
"With soulful voice and raw appeal, Lyng's rich folk-rock sound and thought provoking lyrics stir and stay with listeners."

8pm: jarrod dickenson
"A voice like a young Tom Waits,... with melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for... Simply breathtaking; ...a name to watch out for."

9pm: the old and lonelies
"Sweet folk melodies, rocking blues, thoughtful lyrics, and graceful harmonies; wonderfully wistful."  

10pm: rachel zylstra + band
"Classically trained... with a sultry edge... smoky, sweet, and verbose (in the best ways)."

11pm: dave mckeon and the legal alternatives
"[An Americana artist] who expresses his awareness in the purest form... poignant storytelling and unsurpassed musicianship.“

 

sidewalk café, 94 avenue A, nyc
no cover, all ages welcome, mandolin tip jar passed for each band

one drink-or-food minimum per set 

 

 


Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

6:30 PM Doors Open / 7:00 PM Show
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

With
Justin Depuydt :: ACCORDION & misc
Alex Paul :: DRUMS & misc
Russ Wedelich :: BASS

no cover
tip jar
21+
one-drink minimum

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

"STRINGS" Solo/Newer Numbers - 5:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Come hear the songs from Strings stripped down to the solo arrangements.  Then I'll play some of my newer material.

No cover; one-drink minimum.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Steeple
Nethergate
Dundee, Scotland DD1 4DG
GB [map]

Time TBA | more info coming soon

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Rachel Zylstra "Strings" - Album Release Show!! - 6:30 Doors Open
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: $10 suggested

Friends, listeners, and supporters, I'm so pleased and grateful to announce the release of my new EP-length album, Strings, available for direct purchase starting April 24.

Join us for a most splendid concert on the occasion of its release. Featuring a full stage of incredible musicians, including the string trio that played on the album:

Matt Gelfer on violin, guitar and vox
Gregory Williams on viola
Paul Wolfram on cello
Justin Depuydt on accordion and vox
Alex Paul on drums and vox

Doors open 6:30 PM. Show time 7:00 PM. No cover; $10 suggested tip jar donation 

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Rachel Zylstra w/ Monica Allison - 4:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Make it an afternoon of piano pop awesomeness. Come at 4:00 for Monica Allison; stay for RZ at 5:00 - with special guest Justin Depuydt.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

The Guinea Pig Show - 4:30 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Playing some old familiars and some brand new tunes.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Sidewalk Cafe
The RZ/New Students Crossover Incident - 7:45 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373 [map]
Price: No Cover

I'm playing a set at 8pm, with some New Student assist.

The New Students are playing a set at 9pm, with some RZ assist.

See how this works? Yea.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

6:30 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

With band: Justin Depuydt on accordion and Alex Paul on drums

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Year-End with RZ - 5:30 PM
913 Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 262-3999 [map]
Price: No Cover

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

6:30 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: Free

Featuring: Justin Depuydt on accordion; Alex Paul on drums

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

7:00pm (doors open)
113 North Main Avenue
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 887-7260 [map]
Price: $8

Friday, October 7th, 2011

8:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
212.477.4155 [map]

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

6:30-8:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
212.477.4155 [map]
no cover

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

3:45 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Debuting new songs! Per the usual, no cover to enjoy this very wonderful venue.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

7:00 PM
4 W 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 268-7088 [map]
Price: $5-10 suggested donation
Playing a mini Advice Music set to open up for the excellently whimsical Marian Call.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

8:00 PM
600 West 218th Street @ Indian Road
New York, NY 10034
(212) 942-7451 [map]
Opening for Marian Call

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It's happening: Sing for Hope's Pop-Up Pianos (City Hall Park)
6:00-6:30 pm
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007 [map]
Totally free and totally acoustic

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Sing for Hope's Pop-Up Pianos (Bryant Park/NYPL)
1:00-1:30 pm
42nd and 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016 [map]
Totally free and totally acoustic!

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

3:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Just a breezy Sunday afternoon show. No cover.

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

4:30 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002 [map]
An ADVICE MUSIC show.

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

5:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY [map]
This is the best intimate room for live music in all of the city.

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

4:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
with Kyle Sandison on guitar/backing vocals no cover

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

4:30pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

4:30pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

A Wintry/Christmas Show - 9:30pm
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 253-8080 [map]
It's almost Christmas. Come be almost-Christmasey with us! special guest Kyle Sandison on guitar/bg vox no cover; tip jar

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

All Angels' Church
7:30 PM
251 W 80th St
New York, NY 10024 [map]
Awesome Lineup Phoebe Lyng + band Marian Call RZ + strings

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Regular Songs + Advice Music Songs - 4:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
No cover Expect a portion of the show to be "best of Advice Music" and bring your questions with you... I will probably answer one question with a song written on the spot.

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Church For All Nations - 8:00 PM
417 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 333-5583 [map]
w/ MEM and Ben Lear

Friday, August 27th, 2010

9:30 PM
820 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-2255 [map]
with Andrea Lynn - http://www.andrealynnmusic.com/

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

6:00 PM
913 Highway 71 Srv Road
Willmar, MN 56201-2654
(320) 262-3999 [map]
No cover, all ages welcome

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

New Hope Community Church
7:00 PM
710 20th Ave S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 [map]
Free, all ages welcome

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Rosewood Manor
House Concert - 7:00 PM
8104 220th st. SW
Edmonds, WA 98026 [map]
with In Mansions (Tara Ward & Graham Travis) ~ $5 suggested donation ~

Friday, August 6th, 2010

6:00 PM
115 N. Main
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 887-7260 [map]
Awesome last-minute show. No Cover! Tip jar donation. Followed by a free movie (something Hitchcock :)

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

4:00pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover
w/ "one-man band" Justin Depuydt

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Sidewalk Cafe
RZ accompanied by Justin Depuydt - 10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Bi-weekly residency Come for Alex Paul @ 9:00 Stay for RZ @ 10:00 as never been heard before - hands-free and accompanied on piano by Justin Depuydt

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

PARTY TREE, part 1 - 8:00 PM
15242 Barnwall St.
La Mirada, CA 90638 [map]
Price: FREE
w/ R. Latif outdoor venue!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Sidewalk Cafe
ADVICE MUSIC - 10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Bi-weekly residency Need advice? Email advice@rachelzylstra.com and you might hear your song at this show! Visit the advice music blog

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Sidewalk Cafe
RZ w/ Strings - 10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Bi-weekly residency w/ Matt Gelfer, Greg Williams & Jenna Girone on strings Stay for The New Students @ 11

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

The Sidewalk Cafe
SoLo ShoW - 10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Bi-weekly residency! No cover; tip jar

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Music Night! - 8:00 PM
219 Sullivan Street
New York, NY [map]
Price: $15 suggested donation
Haiti benefit show - all proceeds as well as RZ CD sales will go to Christian Reformed World Relief Committee relief efforts in Haiti.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

LOVE ON THE SQUARE Cabaret - 7:00 PM
61 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014 [map]
Price: $10
A night of entertainment hosted by On the Square Productions

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraiser - 8:30 PM
43 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003 [map]
See Facebook invite for full scoop. Money raised will go to Americares for Haiti earthquake relief. Doors open 8; music starts 8:30; RZ plays 9:00!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

4:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-5145 [map]
Price: No Cover

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Jazz N Java
6:00 PM
913 Highway 71 NE
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 262-3999 [map]
Price: No Cover

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

7:30 PM
41 Biltmore Avenue @ Aston Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-1001 [map]
Price: No Cover
Fun starts at 7:30; playing two sets

Monday, October 19th, 2009

7:30 PM
515 N Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-4976 [map]
Price: $5
Making Atlanta debut in Eddie's Attic's famous Open Mic Competition!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Ross Bridge
5:00 PM
2101 Grand Ave
Birmingham, AL 35022 [map]
Price: Free
w/ The Spares Outdoor concert!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Most of It Is True - 7:00 PM
196 Allen St
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Price: No Cover
Before you could decide, most of it [was] true. Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoying hearing RZ's eclectic 2005 album performed start to finish (time permitting!).

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

October First - 7:00 PM
154 Ludlow
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Price: No Cover
followed by Mary Bragg & band at 8:00, and Susan Enan's CD release show at 9:00. A full splendid night of singer-songwriters. for realz.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The Show with Strings - 10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: No Cover

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

8:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: No Cover

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

6:00 PM
196 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
212.477.4155 [map]
Price: No Cover

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

8:00 PM
331 E. Market St
Louisville, KY 40202 [map]
Price: No Cover

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Rachel Zylstra / The Spares - 8:00 PM
1130 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 [map]
Price: $12/$10 for CMC members

Friday, June 26th, 2009

11:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: No Cover

Monday, June 8th, 2009

NEW TIME - 9:00 PM
47 East Houston St
New York, NY 10012 [map]
Price: No Cover; 2 drink minimum

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

8:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10036 [map]
Price: No Cover

Monday, May 4th, 2009

9:30 PM
47 East Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-3242 [map]
Price: No Cover, 2 drink min
On Facebook? RSVP here

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

3:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Headliners & Breadlines: A Recession Special - 10:00 PM
61 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-5438 [map]
Price: $10
A variety night of talent presented by Jackie LaVanway and Rachel McPhee's On the Square Productions
2 drink minimum

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

The Sidewalk Cafe
9:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: No Cover

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

7:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

4:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

3:00 PM
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155 [map]
Price: No Cover
Come a little early, grab a drink and settle in for a cozy afternoon set.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

A Winter's Tune - 2:00 PM
1130 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 [map]
Price: $10 in advance/$12 day-of
A benefit concert of NEW and traditional songs for the winter holiday season. I'll be joining folk, pop, rock, jazz, blues and world-beat singer-songwriters for an afternoon in the round. Concert proceeds (and selected download sales) to benefit WYCE 88.1-FM. DVD sales (of previous year's show) help support Wealthy Theatre. tickets soon available: http://www.grcmc.org/theatre/

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
11:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: Free
EP Release pre-show!

Friday, October 17th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
11:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
8:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: Free

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Old First Church Hall & Garden
Music & Art Benefit for Liberian Development - 6:30 PM Doors open/7:00 PM Music starts
126 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 [map]
Price: $25 Suggested Donation
A night of stellar music and art to benefit my dear friend Karen Bulthuis as she embarks on a year of economic development work with LEAD in Monrovia, Liberia. Performances by: Atticus Finch Mary Bragg w/ Jimmy Sullivan Rachel Zylstra w/ Matt Gelfer Plus an auction of work by local Brooklyn artists - Julia Durgee, Kristiana Parn & more. Wine and appetizers will be served. Bring your friends and tell your neighbors! Your support is invaluable! ____ Liberia, West Africa has been struggling to rebuild since a 15-year civil war ended in 2003. LEAD (Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development), a Liberian-owned NGO has been working with Liberian entrepreneurs since 2004 to create jobs and generate income for families through microloans and business training. RSVP on Facebook
See Map

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

8:00 PM
158 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 505-3733 [map]
Price: $8
RZ's Pianos debut! Solo show, classic and simple. 21 and over. RSVP on Facebook
See Map

Friday, July 25th, 2008

9:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: Free

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

8:00 PM
2871 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
USA
(773) 549-5549 [map]
Price: $7
Opening for a great night of performances. The thoroughly engaging guys of Common Shiner go on at 10:30. 21 and older.

Friday, May 30th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009 [map]
Price: No cover

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
May Flowers - 9:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
USA [map]
Price: No Cover

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
10:00 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
USA [map]
Price: No Cover

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

8:00 PM
154 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-7235 [map]
Price: No Cover

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Private Event
8:00 PM
Fajardo, PR [map]

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Sidewalk Cafe
9:00 PM
New York, NY [map]

Friday, December 29th, 2000

8:30 PM
40 Goodramgate
City Centre, York YO1 7LF
UK
+44 1904 611072 [map]

Saturday, October 21st, 2000

Big City Stories - 9:15 PM
39 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002 [map]
Price: Free

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

House Concert at the Planer-Coins
House Concert at the Planer-Coins - 5:00 PM gather; 6:00 PM concert
Address provided upon RSVP
[map]

Limited seating
Inquire on availability/RSVP: put "Emmaus" in the subject line
Free; freewill donation for the artist

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Community Room on King
7:00 PM
106 W King St
Lancaster, PA 17603 [map]
Price: $10/tip jar donation

Opening for Jeff Miller

2009

8:00 PM
6238 Alexander Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105 [map]
Price: TBD

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