Preserve the Local Culture & Arts Scene!

Verlocal is honored to partner with San Francisco Heritage to present to you: Localize – Music, Art & Heritage, a benefit concert that collectively fosters homegrown trade musicians, artists, and legacy businesses.

Held at the 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House, it is the only Queen Anne Victorian-era residence that is opened to the public today. Watch performances from local artists, join a silent auction to engage in bids on local experiences & gifts, and join a MakeArt table hosted by the Museum of Craft and Design– it will be a lively evening with music, art, and libations curated from local breweries and wineries! All proceeds will benefit the maintenance and restoration of Haas-Lilienthal House and support Heritage free Heritage award-winning education programs.

Meet Local Performing Artists

Joshua McClain

Photo by Joshua McClain

Joshua McClain is a progressive cellist who loops his sound live on stage to create multi-layered soundscapes—exploring rock, blues, and electronic styles. While classically trained, McClain has evolved his style into an unbridled, mesmerizing sound experience—all his own. A multi-talented musician and singer/songwriter, McClain also plays the guitar, baritone ukulele and other instruments, and often works them into his sets and songs.

Credits: Joshua McClain Youtube Channel



Photo by Dagmar

Dagmar is an indie classical, harmony driven band currently based out of San Francisco. A new music project with history, Gemma Cohen (vocals, bass) and Miranda Mallard (vocals, keyboard, guitar) are Dagmar’s core. Gemma and Miranda create original music while rocking their curly manes and singing from the depths of their souls. Harmonies continue to be a staple for this duo along with influences ranging from Phillip Glass to the Fleet Foxes. Dagmar’s sound is raw, challenging, a vulnerable vocal driven exposition of Medieval harmonies and uncrumpled diaries.

Credits: DAGMAR Music Youtube Channel



Desiree Choy

Photo by Desiree Constance Choy Facebook

Desiree has been an avid singer since young, she started playing the piano for 12 years as a child and grew up singing musical theater and jazz. Desiree earned her Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies with a minor in English from UC Berkeley in 2013, where she was part of the premier acapella group: the California Golden Overtones. She left the world of tech and moved into the world of hosting and on-camera work.

Credits: Desiree Choy Youtube Channel



Photo by RosendaleSings Facebook

Brian Wang (known as “RosendaleSings” on YouTube) is a rising Asian American singer and songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. His channel features self-produced covers and original songs in genres ranging from a cappella to alternative acoustic. His videos have garnered over 28,000 subscribers and 3 million views combined.

Brian has also served as a featured vocalist on several electronic and progressive house dance tracks (credited under the name “Rosendale”). His knack for combining original lyrics with catchy pop melodies is showcased in recent releases from Rave Republic, LoaX, Aventry, LUDOMIR, and more.

Credits: RosendaleSings Youtube Channel


Gaby Castro

Photo by A Girl and A Camera Photography

Gaby Castro is a San Francisco Bay Area-based singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, model, actress, and activist. She has released three studio albums of original music, performed nationally and internationally. Gaby plays both the acoustic and electric guitar, piano/keyboards, ukulele, mandolin, and hand percussion (tambourine and shakers).

In 2011 and 2012, Gaby released two albums, “Free Spirit” and “Made to Dream.” Her music and songwriting has been compared to Taylor Swift’s infectious hooks and Carole King’s powerful lyrics. She began recording her third studio album, “Love Always,” with Grammy-nominated artist and producer Robert Berry in July 2014 and released it worldwide on October 9th, 2015. A strumming songbird of the 21st century, Gaby has made a name for herself in the San Francisco Bay Area and Twin Cities.

Credits: Gaby Castro Youtube Channel

Get your tickets to Localize: Music, Art & Heritage now!
Date: Friday, February 17 6:30pm (doors open); 7:00pm show begins Cost: $25/ticket

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