Steve Poltz 10th Annual 50th Birthday ft. The Rugburns

with special guests!

Steve Poltz 10th Annual 50th Birthday ft. The Rugburns

Sat Feb 23

Steve Poltz 10th Annual 50th Birthday ft. The Rugburns

with special guests!

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$34-$36

From his time fronting punk-folk legends, The Rugburns, and now, as a solo artist, Poltz has created an impressive collection of ballads, rock, and uniquely melodic acoustic numbers that reflect his incomparable style of guitar work.

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Genre: STEVE POLTZ!


Ticket Price: $34 advanced / $36 day of show / $60 reserved loft seating


Steve Poltz 10th Annual 50th Birthday
ft. The Rugburns
plus special guests Will Kimbrough, Dan Bern & Rainbow Girls

Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal.
He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life inSouthern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen – Canada/USA – but has often said that, “should a hostage situation arise, I become conveniently Canadian.” Over the course of his life he’s met Elvis Presley (who hugged his sister for far too long), trick or treated at Liberace’s house (each finger had a diamond ring), was Bob Hope’s favourite altar boy (according to him), bravely traveled the world busking before he knew how to do it, famously co-wrote “You Were Meant For Me” with Jewel, pissed off David Cassidy and can count some of the world’s coolest people as fans.
He’s also an ex high school wrestler (98 pound class), an obsessed baseball fan, a yoga practitioner, a hopeless romantic, a smart-ass philosopher and a child-like adventurer/observer with an absurdist’s view of this crazy world and the various life-forms that inhabit it. He’s interested in it all – the big and the small, the sublime and the ridiculous, the terrestrial and the cosmic. He doesn’t just love life, he rides it bareback, naked, at a full gallop with one hand clenched deep in its mane and the other waving to anyone watching as he flies by. Time is ticking and he has work to do…

The Rugburns

The Rugburns group formed and began playing in the local San Diego, CA area as a duo. In the beginning, Steve Poltz and Robert Driscoll were acoustic duo playing in various coffeehouses and bars including the Blarney Stone Pub, Innerchange Coffee House, Megalopolis, and Java Joe's. They would sometimes be joined by Gerald "Child" McMullin making them a temporary acoustic power trio. The group released several self-produced cassette tapes in this band formation and were becoming a huge local draw and favorite in San Diego.

Rainbow Girls

“A gang of sweet angels punching you in the heart,” Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north of California's Bay Area. Comprised of three unique musical talents - Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey - they seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into an unusually beautiful sonic tapestry. Pairing their voices with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, voice, harmonica, and an array of more unexpected vocal techniques like beat-boxing and mouth trumpet, they create engaging and emotionally moving live performances.