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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center welcomes Steve Poltz for the Rock in the Park live concert series

Steve Poltz to perform as the fifth headliner in the Rock in the Park live concert series on Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

May 18, 2015

San Diego, CAThe one and only Steve Poltz is coming to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center  on Friday, May 22, as the fifth and final headliner for the Rock in the Park concert series.


San Diego resident Steve Poltz is a talented and prolific songwriter. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, television shows and even the odd commercial.


Music fans have adored him since he first fronted the hallowed punk-folk legends The Rugburns, whose live shows earned the band an enthusiastic following. Poltz' solo body of work is an impressive collection of ballads, rockers and uniquely melodic acoustic numbers that reflect his incomparable style of alternate tunings and savage finger-picking techniques.


His rich and colorful legacy is the stuff of legend, but it is his distinctive style of songwriting that has allowed him to play venues worldwide. Poltz' sound is entirely unique. You know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. To see Steve perform live is an unforgettable event, filled with hilarious stories, sing-alongs and amazing showmanship.


As relentless as he is in concert, he is also the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad "You Were Meant For Me" with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel. Of course, because we're talking about Steve Poltz, it should surprise no one to learn that the song was written on a lazy Mexican beach, where Poltz and Jewel were soon snapped up and sequestered by Mexican Federales and required to witness and eventually assist in a large marijuana bust on the beach. Don't believe it? See for yourself in the pictures on his website.


Steve Poltz transcends the word "talented." He is unforgettable in all the right ways.


The opening act for the show is Michael Tiernan. He has 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.


Doors open at 7 p.m. Michael Tiernan performs at 7:30 p.m. Steve Poltz begins at approximately 8:20 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 Fleet's theater lobby, indoors, standing-room only. 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.


There will be beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-host bar, food available for purchase and the Fleet's 100+ hands-on exhibits, including CIRCUS: Science Under the Big Top, open for exploration!


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. For more information, visit www.rhfleet.org. Come early, get your hands on fun science exhibits, grab a bite to eat, get a beverage and the Fleet 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.


More about Steve Poltz


Home page: http://poltz.com/


"Silver Lining" - https://youtu.be/R4qmqgjj4Do?list=RDHCU2FOI0q3zPU


The Drug Bust Story - https://youtu.be/QrPiyORcBko?list=RDHCU2FOI0q3zPU


More about Michael Tiernan


Home page: http://www.tiernantunes.com/


Bio: http://www.tiernantunes.com/#!story/c161y


Direct Song Links: 


"Inside Your Head - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21682309-inside-your-head


"Run" - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21374648-run


"Never Alone" - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21682439-never-alone 


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About Rock in the Park


The 2015 edition of our popular 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.


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.