The Church of Music Is a Whimsical Dance Music Series Breaking Barriers In Southern California
When COVID first hit and dancefloors closed, Alina Gordon carefully observed new guidelines and restrictions on gathering. And she realized that for so many, music is religion.
So the entrepreneur, musician, community builder and self-appointed "Ministress of Music" took it upon herself to create the Church of Music (COM).
Religion, faith and practice are all cornerstones of any church. Since 2020, over 100 weekly COM "sermons" have united San Diego's underground house music scene by hosting live dance music events at secret locations, which are disclosed every Sunday morning. Every sermon—which runs from 1 to 8pm—features a variety of house music and its many sub-genres, ranging from tech and deep to progressive and afro house.
More often than not, COM events take place along the idyllic San Diego coastline, offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.