The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley—along with (((folkYEAH!)))  productions—will proudly present Australian band The Church in its Marisa Funk Theater on May 5.

Hailing from Sydney, The Church exploded onto the new-wave and pop scenes with their hits like “Metropolis,” “You’re Still So Beautiful,” and 1988’s “Under The Milky Way,” which was prominently featured in the movie Donnie Darko.

The Church  band

The group formed in 1980 and has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning the decades since; they employ dreamy melodies and rich soundscapes, much like their contemporaries and fellow Australians INXS. Dominating the alternative radio stations in the ‘80s, they found success and have released 25 studio albums in their long career.

The group was described by journalist Glen A. Baker as “distinctive, ethereal, psychedelic-tinged.” The group’s most recent release was “Man Woman Life Death Infinity,” released in 2017. Appealing to more than those looking to travel back in time, The Church continue to carry on their own tradition of guitar-driven alt-pop music that is all the same soothing.

For more information please visit or call The Center for the Arts at (530) 274-8384.

Since 2000, The Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, has grown into a leading presenter of music, dance, theater, comedy, literary and visual art, and family programming, offering more than 150 events per year from its location in downtown Grass Valley. The Center recently completed a major renovation of its multiuse, 21,000-square-foot facility in downtown Grass Valley, making it a premier performing arts destination. The venue includes the Main Stage, which accommodates up to 492 guests in configurable theater seats and up to 700 patrons for dance shows, and a 90-seat studio theater.

WHAT:  (((folkYEAH!))) Presents The Church
WHERE: The Center for the Arts’ Marisa Funk Theater | 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley

WHEN: Thursday May 5 | Doors 7:00 p.m. Show 8:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $32-$36

WEBSITE & INFO: or (530) 274-8384CONTACT INFO: Eli Bacon  (530) 274-8384