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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center announces the 2015 lineup for Rock in the Park, our second annual live concert series!

The monthly concert series runs from January to May Kicking off with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe On Friday, January 16, at 7 p.m.

December 03, 2014

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is ready to ROCK with our second annual live concert series!
The 2015 edition of our popular monthly live concert series features five established local musical acts to entertain and engage. Musical genres include rock, country, blues, folk and soul to ensure that the concert series has something for everybody.
The lineup:
Friday, January 16: Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
Friday, February 20: Venice
Friday, March 27: Earl Thomas
Friday, April 17: Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Friday, May 22: Steve Poltz
Plus special guest Michael Tiernan opens each show.
Each show features two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner. There will also be beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-host bar, food available for purchase and the Fleet's 100+ hands-on exhibits open for exploration!
Doors open at 7 p.m. The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free in the lot at Space Theater Way off Park Blvd. All performances are in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The venue is the Theater Lobby, indoors, standing-room only. 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.
Tickets are on sale now! Purchase at the Fleet ticket counter (open daily starting at 10 a.m.), online at http://sandiego.strangertickets.com or by phone by calling the Fleet's Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233 x806.
Artist Bios
Friday, January 16: Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
When Tim Flannery isn’t coaching third base for the San Francisco Giants, he’s writing some of the most gorgeous acoustic music to roll out of California since the halcyon days of the ‘70s folk explosion. He is a prolific and talented songwriter, currently preparing to release his eleventh album in 15 years. He is a seasoned fingerstyle legend of Americana music with a gift for crafting potent, resonant songs and delivering energetic, emotional live shows.
Friday, February 20: Venice
Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. Their distinctive vocal sound and harmonies have allowed Venice and its members to perform and/or record with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Cher, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, America, Heart—and the list goes on.
Friday, March 27: Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas had never picked up a microphone in his life until he was nearly killed after losing his footing at the edge of a 50-foot ravine. He slid all the way down, landing unconscious on a pile of broken glass and debris. Luckily, the 22-year-old dental student was only bruised, but not knowing the extent of the damage upon regaining consciousness, he reflected on his disappointment at not having pursued his dream of becoming a singer, and resolved to do just that if he survived. Nine years later, he recorded 1991's Blue ... Not Blues, a record strongly influenced by his parents' love of blues and gospel music and his own affinity for '60s and '70s soul.
Friday, April 17: Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Berkley Hart Selis Twang provides a shot of California country rock and a dash of folk, poured over 70s harmony with a newfound edge. Berkley Hart Selis Twang combines the country-rock of Eve Selis and Marc “Twang” Intravaia (of the Eve Selis Band) with the country-folk of Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart (of Berkley Hart) to create a fresh sound, rich with vocal harmony and powerful lyrics. If you like Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, you’ll love Berkley Hart Selis Twang!
Friday, May 22: Steve Poltz
Former frontman of the semi-legendary Rugburns, Steve Poltz positively owns a crowd when he's on stage. His shows are the stuff of legend—no two are alike—and can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room. It's also worth mentioning that he is an astonishing guitar player on top of everything else. He is quite possibly the most talented, and engaging, solo performer on this planet. That's what 250+ shows a year on three continents will do for you.
Special Guest: Michael Tiernan
Michael Tiernan opens each show. He hung with monks deep in desert monasteries and lived in the Vatican, but he left the seminary for the higher calling of music, and has since racked up several national and international awards for his songwriting. His acoustic blend has a relaxed vibe mixed with a big city sound. Deep in meaning, yet playful in attitude, Michael’s music takes you from the temple to the tavern and from the beach to downtown.
Parking and Times
All performances will be held at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Ample FREE parking is available in the lot at Space Theater Way at Park Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Michael Tiernan performs at 7:30 p.m. Headliners perform at approximately 8:20 p.m. Come early, get your hands on fun science exhibits, grab a bite to eat, get a beverage and we will rock you!
Advance sales:
$27 general admission
$24 Fleet members, staff and volunteers
Day of show price:
$32 at the door, no discounts
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To schedule an interview or a media appearance, please contact Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Public Relations Manager Nathan Young at 619-685-5743 or nyoung@rhfleet.org.
We can arrange interviews and live on-air performances by the bands involved in the shows.

About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.