Previous events

Matre & Lesley Kernochan Living Room Concert

BOL Meditation, 1184 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

Acoustic Hip Hop with my dear bestie whom I've known since birth. We grew up on the same block, walked to school together, and both became musicians! And now we are collaborating, bringing together my folk flare, and his hiphop soul. We are having a blast creating together, and I hope you'll come out and see this special show. Matre is a deeply spiritual wordsmith, and I'm a big hearted goofball so the combo is clearly a spirit-hearted wordball goofsmith.

Sister Shivani Meditation Event

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Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd #180, Los Angeles

I will be singing the song that came to me called "The Universe", joined by hiphop artist Matre, for this free meditation event with Sister Shivani.

Here is the Brahma Kumaris event description:

Although humanity stands at the moment of unprecedented division, we are also on the precipice of increasing unity, harmony, peace and integrity. Major global changes begin with increased individual awareness and personal accountability.

We invite you to join in a thought- provoking conversation with a great wisdom keeper of our time Sister Shivani to hear the ways in which we may positively influence humanity through our inner evolution.

Germany Tour

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23/11 Bad Salzuflen @ Wüstener Krug

24/11 Parchim @ Irish Pub

25/11 Paderborn @ Fischerhütte

26/11 Offenbach @ Hafen 2

27/11 Hannover @ Theater am Küchengarten

28/11 Berlin @ Valentin Stüberl

29/11 Quedlinburg @ KuZ Reiche

30/11 Ruppertshain @ Felsenkeller

01/12 Köllerbach @ Uhrmacherhaus

02/12 HH-Bergedorf @ Chrysander

04/12 Hamburg @ Spielbudenplatz

05/12 Bielefeld @ Plan B

06/12 Düsseldorf @ Csikos

07/12 Bad Bentheim @ Altes Museum

09/12 Dortmund @ House Concert

10/12 Opening for Stoppok in Unna

15/12 Opening for Stoppok in Erfurt

Transgender Celebration Flash Mob!

Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10003

The annual Transgender Awareness Week Flash Mob is coming up! This year will be a bigger crew than ever before, and as usual we are going to dance in two different parks in Manhattan. Rehearsal will be Thursday evening, November 16th. Please message me if you are interested and I will send you the details. The dance is simple and all levels of movers are welcome. The more the merrier! We will be dancing to the song, "Esprit Yourself", which you can download for free on my website under MUSIC. Hope to see you there!

NYC Album Release Show at Joe's Pub

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Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

Joe's Pub is a gorgeous cabaret room. I'm beyond thrilled to offer this new album of music and many more songs to you all in this beautiful venue. This will be a very special evening!

A Calm Sun ~ East Coast Tour

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Here are the details for the tour so far. I'll be filling in the list with more shows and details as they reveal themselves. If you'd like to come to a house concert, message me and I'll get you the details. See you soon!

9/16 3-3:30pm CDT FB Live Concert from Nashville, TN with Clint Hartzell at

9/17 5-6:30pm Knoxville House Concert

9/18 WSM 650AM Nashville, TN Radio

9/19 3pm WHAY 98.3FM Whitley City, KY Radio

9/20 12noon WDVX 89.9FM Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN Radio Show Live In-Studio Audience

9/21 WETS 89.5FM Johnson City, TN Radio

9/23 9:30-10am WTJU 91.1FM Charlottesville, VA

9/23 7pm Washington DC House Concert

9/25 7pm Philadelphia, PA House Concert Triple Bill with Elijah Tucker & John Bickel

9/28 Fairfield, CT House Concert

9/30 9:30-10am WMBR 88.1FM Boston Radio

9/30 Medford, MA House Concert

10/1 4pm Exeter, NH House Concert Double Bill with Three Quarter Moon!

10/2 Concord, NH Out of the Woods Radio (

10/3 6-7pm WRFR 93.3FM Rockland, ME 21st Century Bohemian with Teresa Piccari

10/4 Portland, ME House Concert

10/5 Camden, Maine House Concert

10/7 Burlington, VT House Concert

10/8 Canada with special guest violinist Joe D'Esposito

Charcoal Americana Hip Hop: A House Concert

The Glowbox, 1725 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

I have technically been living in LA now for 11 months, and have yet to play a show in my hometown. This is absurd! So, I am hosting a house concert in my summer resting place (The Glowbox) just one block from the Santa Monica ocean. Please join us for a lovely evening of live music and art featuring my Americana songs, the hip hop talents of Matre, and charocal art by Dean Liao. The doors open at 7pm, show is at 8pm. We will provide some snacks and drinks, and feel free to bring a bottle of whatever you like to drink.

$10 donation for the artists.

For more information on each of these creators.. MATRE Dean Liao Art Lesley Kernochan

Thank you! ~Lesley

Oregon Eclipse 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Gathering

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Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

This is a big beautiful festival happening in Eastern Oregon. There will be dance parties all around. I'm playing in the Kidzbiosis Dream Village. Though I have a children's music album, I will be sharing mostly my current Americana music from the new album "A Calm Sun." I'm blessed to be joined by the fabulous oud player Netanel Lesser (Atallah)! It's going to be a World Music Americana set like no of course, the Total Solar Eclipse of the sun.

Show times at the Kidzbiosis Family Tent are:

Saturday, August 19th, 12noon-1:15pm (with Atallah)

Sunday, August 20th, 4:30-5:45pm (with Atallah)

Monday, August 21st, 5:30-6:45pm (solo show)

House Concert in Santa Barbara

DoLa Home , 2000 Las Canoas Ridge Way, Santa Barbara

This is the gorgeous mountain ridge home of my middle sister Lauren and her husband Doug. I'll be sharing music from the most recent album "A Calm Sun", and whatever the heck else I feel like playing in the moment. Bring your mountain bike if you've got one, cause they have their own trails on their land. Yes, I just said that.

US Album Release Tour!

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all across the country and back

I'm heading out in my car solo to bring the new album "A Calm Sun" to you. I'll be playing house concerts, radio shows, and venues throughout this beautiful land. If you'd like to come to a house concert please contact me and I can give you the address and invitation. I'll be adding dates to this list along the way too. I hope to see you out there!

May 12 - KCBX San Luis Obispo 11am

May 12 - Santa Barbara House Concert

May 13 - Santa Cruz House Concert

May 14 - KPIG Santa Cruz 11:30am

May 15 - KRSH Santa Rosa 7pm

May 16 - Ohmega Salvage 4-6:30pm (Berkeley, CA)

May 17 - KRCB Rohnert Park 10am

May 18 - KPFA San Fran 11pm

May 19 - A CALM SUN Album Release Day!

May 21 - Elixart 7-9pm (Nevada City, CA)

May 22 - KVMR Nevada City 1pm

May 23 - KDRT Davis 4-5pm

May 25 - La Grange Cafe 5-7:30pm (Weaverville, CA)

May 26 - JPR Radio Ashland 12noon

May 26 - Ashland, OR House Concert

May 27 - Salem, OR House Concert

June 1 - Portland, OR House Concert

June 2 - Corvallis, OR House Concert

June 3 - Vashon Island, WA SPOKE 9pm

June 4 - Seattle House Concert

June 5 - KBCS Bellvue, WA 1:30pm

June 7 - Salt Lake City, UT Sugarhood Sound Series

June 9 - KRFC Fort Collins 2pm

June 9 - Denver, CO House Concert

June 10 - Boulder, CO House Concert

June 11 - Peach Street Distillers 4-6pm (Palisade, CO)

June 12 - KAFM Grand Junction 12:45pm

June 12 - Palisade House Concert

June 14 - The Butcher & The Baker 7-9pm (Telluride, CO)

June 14-18 Telluride Bluegrass Fest (Lesley & the Flying Foxes plays the Family Tent)

....and many more TBA

House Concert with Matre, Rick Ellis, & Lesley Kernochan

Lauren & Doug's House, 2000 Las Canoas Ridge Way, Santa Barbara

WHAT: Great music, sunset views, beer and wine, good friends WHEN: Friday, May 12th at 6pm, music starts at 7 WHERE: Doug and Lauren's house. (Lauren is my sister!) Parking is limited so please park at the bottom of the driveway, carpool, or bike BRING: $10 at the door (all money goes to the musicians), collapsible chair if you have one, picnic dinner if you want one

Matre is a phenomenal conscious hip-hop artist (who grew up down the street from me). Rick Ellis is a brilliant rock and blues guitarist/songwriter/singer/producer. The three of us have been having a blast mixing our different musical styles together.

There will be drinks and chocolates. Feel free to bring your dinner and enjoy a picnic here.

Double Bill: Lesley & Robin Jackson!

White Eagle, 836 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Robin and I have been basically brother and sister forever now. We traveled and toured in March Fourth Marching Band and Vagabond Opera together. Then we both became our worst nightmares: singer/songwriters! So, we may as well share an evening of it together at the White Eagle. Here's more info on this talented, hilarious, wonderful chap:

And the facebook event:

Lesley Kernochan House Concert at Rob Stroups'

Portland, OR

House Concert at Rob & Naomi's! Rob Stroup is the amazing man who co-produced, recorded, and mixed The Pickle Jar. I love this guy, and it is an honor to play a house concert at his home. I'll be mixing up the old and new, the funky and the folky, as usual. Come for this special night of cuddling on the couch and music. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP at and I will send you the address. Thanks!

CD Release Tour in Germany!

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I'm coming back to Germany this winter 2017! We had such a wonderful time this past May, and I'm thrilled to be coming back so soon thanks to signing with Make My Day Records, and the amazing hard work of Olaf. I will be touring with a trio again, which will include my dear talented friend Amy Shelley on drums, and Eugen Koop on bass! Here are some of the shows, and more to come:

Jan 27 Bad Bentheim @ Altes Museum

Jan 28 Homburg @ Mandy's Lounge

Jan 29 Offenbach @ Hafen2

Jan 31 Berlin @ Valentin Stüberl

Feb 1 Düsseldorf @ Csikos

Feb 2 Magdeburg @ Blue Note

Feb 3 Bad Frankenhausen @ Panorama Museum

Feb 4 Parchim @ Irish Pub

Feb 05 Bielefeld @ Mellow Gold

Feb 6 Hannover @ Theatre at Küchengarten

Feb 7 Hamburg @ Astrastube

Feb 8 Köln @ Lichtung

Feb 9 Zwickau @ Tavolino

Feb 10 Bergedorf @ Chrysander

Feb 11 Buchholz @ Kunsttempel

We Shall Overcome: An Inauguration of Love

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Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

This Inauguration Day it feels particularly essential to "be the beauty we wish to see in the world." To tune our beings to peace and love, so that we are clear and strong for this new chapter. Please join us this January 20th for an evening of Inaugurating Love through somatic guides, live music, and community.

Here is the schedule: 7:30pm event begins

8-8:30pm Alex & Casey's Somatic and Sonic Guided Meditation

8:30-9pm Katy Gunn: a live acoustic set with violin + looper featuring a short appearance by Little Church, and accompanied movement/performance art by Autumn Kioti

9-10pm Lesley Kernochan & band featuring Arthur Vint on drums, Boo Reiners on guitars, and Abby Hollander on bass. Music much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates... though these days many of the chocolates seem to have a soft country twang flavor.

Cost: $10-20 donation at the door please

The Location: The closest subway stop is Greenpoint Avenue on the G-train. Exit at main entrance at the intersection of Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues and walk 11 blocks east on Greenpoint Avenue. Or take Bus B24 to Greenpoint Ave/Kingsland Ave. We are on the third floor (external staircase) within the Luna Lighting complex.

For more information about each act please head to the venue website:

Flash Mob for Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Washington Square Park & Bryant Park, New York, NY

This is an annual flash mob that I put together for Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year we will do two consecutive flash mobs, and like last year, we will be dancing to a song I wrote called Esprit Yourself. The flash mobs will be in Washington Square Park 1pm, and in Bryant Park at 2pm. Come share your booty with us on behalf of a very important cause! It is not ok that people are being murdered for being trans. We must bring love and sanity to our community! More details of this event are on our facebook event:

Satsong: an evening of meditation and music

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Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

A satsang is a sacred gathering in honor of Truth & Being. This is a satSONG in which we weave together meditation and music in a gathering of community. All are welcome.

A lightly guided meditation will be given by Taz Tagore of The Reciprocity Foundation to begin the evening. The music will be offered by Lesley Kernochan, and then Sam Hammerman. We will close the evening with a music jam and prayer.

Sam Hammerman is a singer/songwriter whose music lives in the pop world, filled with beautiful melodies and catchy guitar hooks but with a depth and soul rare in that field. The lyrics are rich, the voice is smooth as a waterfall, and the chords are imaginative.

Lesley Kernochan is soon to release a new album of songs that come from her unexpected love affair with country music while living in NYC. Her deepening love for meditation blended with the country influence creates a unique twang and tenderness.

Location: Last Frontier NYC

Donation $5-10 Reciprocity youth free. Facebook Event:

We hope to see you there!

BB-Booking Showcase 2016

Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, 196 Allen St, New York, NY

This lovely evening is hosted by Olaf, a dear friend who books NYC artists tours in Germany when he's not teaching Kindergarten. Talk about an angel! This evening features his main touring acts: Steve Waitt, Lowry, Nick Africano, Luke Wesley, and myself. We will each play 20min sets, starting at 8pm. Come join the fun!

Here's the facebook invite: