Previous events


The Call to Create: A Musical Performance and Discussion of the Creative Process

Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

The Call to Create is an exploration of creativity and the creative process, inspired by the book “The Call to Create: Celebrating Acts of Imagination” by Jungian analyst and scholar Linda Schierse Leonard. In this session, Melinda will be performing some of her original music and discussing the creative and songwriting process as it relates to themes of expressive arts and Jungian / archetypal psychology.

Yoga with Klare Featuring Melinda Joy - Beautiful Illusions

Be The Change Yoga and Wellness - Online Class via Zoom

Join Klare for Yoga for All Bodies as we connect mind, body, move, and breathe with live music by Melinda Joy from her new album "Beautiful Illusions".

We celebrate being in community with Be The Change Yoga and Wellness and honor the time we shared together to self care and to co-regulate together.


Donations go to BTC Collective as they rest and create new dreams.



Melinda Joy at The Sunday Songwheel

SquareRut Kava Bar, 1601 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas

Three singer-songwriters trade off songs, stories, jams and more, as each fateful spin of the Songwheel carries them into the unknown. FREE SHOW, 1-3pm.

Think Songwriters-In-The-Round meets Wheel of Fortune.

Hosted by Joseph Mach Music


"On Longing" Lecture with Jennifer Leigh selig, Ph.D. at the Jung Society of Austin

Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas

I will be making a musical appearance on Friday, January 31st, at the Jung Society of Austin providing a bit of musical accompaniment for Jennifer Selig's talk on archetypal longing, with songs to illustrate some of the 14 archetypal longings that she will be discussing :)

The event starts at 7:00 pm at Trinity Church of Austin, 4001 Speedway.

Tickets and more info are available on Eventbrite (tix also available at the door):


Melinda Joy & Friends + Joseph Mach

EAST Reception & Creative Salon, 1609 Willow St. - Backyard Studio, Austin, Texas

East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) Reception with artist talks, creative salon & live music - Saturday, November 23rd starting at 5:00 pm with Melinda Rothouse / Ziji Photos, Tashi Cowen / Tashi Pics, and special guest architect Eric Brown, LEED, with music from Melinda Joy & Friends featuring Jason Mabry on guitar and Wiley Koepp on percussion + singer/songrwiter Joseph Mach:


Melinda Joy at HerbDay 2017

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American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX

Join MJ for HerbDay 2017 at the American Botanical Council - Tours of the medicinal and culinary herb gardens, presentations, vendors and more. The HerbDay event occurs at ABC’s headquarters at the historic Case Mill Homestead, 6200 Manor Road in East Austin, from 10 am until 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Plants, books, refreshments, and membership information will be available in addition to free sample issues of ABC’s acclaimed, full-color, quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal, HerbalGram, and other educational literature.

There will be live music throughout the day and special events for children including a May pole, an herbal art activity, and planting a seedling to take home.