Steve Poltz

Some people start life with a plan. Not Steve. He opens himself up to the universe in a way most of us will never be loose enough to achieve, and the universe responds with a wink, a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration, and the talent to truly connect with an audience. While 2021 could have found him adrift, faced with a tour moratorium the likes of which he hadn’t experienced in decades, it opened a door — literally, his friend Oliver Wood of The Wood Brother’s door  — to creating an exuberant, thoughtful batch of songs that celebrate life in all of its stages.  

With a cult following that includes fellow musicians, regular folks and festival goers who stumble onto his performances, there’s no common denominator to Steve’s fans. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in San Diego, CA Steve toured and recorded with San Diego cult favorites The Rugburns (they still play annual sold-out reunion shows). But it was through his creative partnership with Jewel that he vaulted into the national spotlight; co-writing her multiplatinum Billboard Hot 100-busting smash, “You Were Meant For Me,” and continues to work with her to this day.

Over the years, the Nashville-based troubadour has built a fascinating solo catalog, earmarked by his debut, One Left Shoe, Dreamhouse, Folk Singer, and 2019’s Shine On. No Depression crowned him, “A sardonic provocateur with a lighthearted acoustic-driven wit, suggesting at times a sunnier, less psychedelic Todd Snider, or maybe a less wan, washed Jackson Brown,” while the Associated Press dubbed him “part busker, part Iggy Pop and part Robin Williams, a freewheeling folkie with a quick wit and big heart.”

Among other collaborations, GRAMMY-winning bluegrass phenom Billy Strings tapped him to co-write “Leaders” on 2021’s Renewal and he’s co-written with Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Nicki Bluhm, Oliver Wood and even Mojo Nixon.

 

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Saturday Sunday
10:30 AM
Gospel Workshop
Amphitheatre
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
The Lee Boys
11:00 AM
Have We Met?
Gazebo Wine Bar
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Marshall Veroni(H), Mia Kelly, Magenta

The Voice - Owen Sound
Down By The Bay
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
The Small Glories (H), The Pairs, and Windborne
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Simon Dawes In Concert
Gazebo Wine Bar
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Simon Dawes

Sit Down Young Stranger - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
Down By The Bay
12:10 PM
1:10 PM
David Newland (H), Gunning and Cormier, Mia Kelly, The Pairs, The Small Glories, Shane Pendergast, Scott Cook, Julian Taylor, and Mimi O'Bonsawin

Paige Warner In Concert
Gazebo Wine Bar
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Paige Warner

Kamden Gillespie In Concert
Gazebo Wine Bar
1:10 PM
1:40 PM
Kamden Gillespie

In Concert Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira
Down By The Bay
1:20 PM
2:00 PM

In Concert with Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira
Down By The Bay
1:20 PM
2:00 PM

Shane Pendergast In Concert
Gazebo Wine Bar
1:50 PM
2:30 PM
Shane Pendergast

Songsmith Sessions
Down By The Bay
2:20 PM
3:20 PM
Mimi O'Bonsawin, Julian Taylor, Serena Ryder

Coco Love Alcorn and The Wonderland Singers
Gazebo Wine Bar
2:40 PM
3:50 PM
Coco Love Alcorn - It don't mean a thing if you're not gonna sing

Folk and Soul
Down By The Bay
3:45 PM
5:30 PM
The Lee Boys, Angelique Francis

In Concert Graham Lindsey
Gazebo Wine Bar
4:00 PM
4:40 PM
Graham Lindsey

Amphitheatre Appetizer
Gazebo Wine Bar
5:00 PM
5:40 PM
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind

Amphitheatre Appetizer
Gazebo Wine Bar
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
With Jessica Pearson and the East Wind
A Mighty Wind
Gazebo Wine Bar
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, Shane Pendergast, and Paige Warner

Jam Junction
Down By The Bay
12:00 PM
1:20 PM
RedFox and Shred Kelly

Mia Kelly In Concert
Gazebo Wine Bar
1:15 PM
1:55 PM
Mia Kelly

Fiddle Nations
Down By The Bay
1:45 PM
2:55 PM
Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira, Jess Weed of Jessica Pearson Band, and Shane Cook of Allison Lupton Band

Songs From A Hat
Down By The Bay
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Featuring Coco Love Alcorn

Songs of Struggle and Hope
Gazebo Wine Bar
2:05 PM
3:05 PM
Windborne, and Scott Cook

Staff Shenanigans
Gazebo Wine Bar
3:10 PM
4:00 PM
Skylark, Jaret Koop, James Keelaghan, and Dave Rosenfeld

A Joyful Noise
Down By The Bay
3:15 PM
4:35 PM
Gunning & Cormier (H), The Small Glories, & Coco Love Alcorn

Allison Lupton
Amphitheatre
4:00 PM
4:40 PM

Amphitheatre Mainstage Broadcast
Gazebo Wine Bar
4:00 PM
9:00 PM

Scott Cook
Amphitheatre
5:00 PM
5:40 PM

Julian Taylor
Amphitheatre
6:00 PM
6:45 PM

The Small Glories
Amphitheatre
7:00 PM
7:40 PM

Matt Andersen
Amphitheatre
7:45 PM
8:45 PM

Amphitheatre Finale
Amphitheatre
8:50 PM
9:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
The Pairs
Amphitheatre
6:00 PM
6:40 PM

Amphitheatre Mainstage Broadcast
Gazebo Wine Bar
6:00 PM
11:00 PM

RedFox
Amphitheatre
7:00 PM
7:40 PM

Where Can I Find Me
Down By The Bay
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Mimi O' Bonsawin(H), Magenta, Kamden Gillespie

Windborne
Amphitheatre
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Guitars From Heaven
Down By The Bay
8:20 PM
9:20 PM
J.P. Cormier (H), Jono Townsend of RedFox, and Tony McManus of Allison Lupton Band

Angelique Francis
Amphitheatre
9:00 PM
9:45 PM

Celtic Extravaganza
Down By The Bay
9:40 PM
10:40 PM
Graham Lindsey (H), Allison Lupton, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira

Serena Ryder
Amphitheatre
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
A Summerfolk Farewell
Down By The Bay
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
The Lee Boys, and Shred Kelly
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
Shred Kelly
Down By The Bay
11:10 PM
11:50 PM

Wesli
Down By The Bay
11:59 PM
1:00 AM
11:30 PM

Saturday

  • Have We Met? Gazebo Wine Bar · Marshall Veroni(H), Mia Kelly, Magenta
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Voice - Owen Sound Down By The Bay · The Small Glories (H), The Pairs, and Windborne
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Simon Dawes In Concert Gazebo Wine Bar · Simon Dawes
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Sit Down Young Stranger - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot Down By The Bay · David Newland (H), Gunning and Cormier, Mia Kelly, The Pairs, The Small Glories, Shane Pendergast, Scott Cook, Julian Taylor, and Mimi O'Bonsawin
    12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
  • Paige Warner In Concert Gazebo Wine Bar · Paige Warner
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Kamden Gillespie In Concert Gazebo Wine Bar · Kamden Gillespie
    1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
  • In Concert Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira Down By The Bay
    1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
  • In Concert with Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira Down By The Bay
    1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Shane Pendergast In Concert Gazebo Wine Bar · Shane Pendergast
    1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Songsmith Sessions Down By The Bay · Mimi O'Bonsawin, Julian Taylor, Serena Ryder
    2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
  • Coco Love Alcorn and The Wonderland Singers Gazebo Wine Bar · Coco Love Alcorn - It don't mean a thing if you're not gonna sing
    2:40 PM - 3:50 PM
  • Folk and Soul Down By The Bay · The Lee Boys, Angelique Francis
    3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • In Concert Graham Lindsey Gazebo Wine Bar · Graham Lindsey
    4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Amphitheatre Appetizer Gazebo Wine Bar · Jessica Pearson and the East Wind
    5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Amphitheatre Appetizer Gazebo Wine Bar · With Jessica Pearson and the East Wind
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • The Pairs Amphitheatre
    6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Amphitheatre Mainstage Broadcast Gazebo Wine Bar
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • RedFox Amphitheatre
    7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
  • Where Can I Find Me Down By The Bay · Mimi O' Bonsawin(H), Magenta, Kamden Gillespie
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Windborne Amphitheatre
    8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Guitars From Heaven Down By The Bay · J.P. Cormier (H), Jono Townsend of RedFox, and Tony McManus of Allison Lupton Band
    8:20 PM - 9:20 PM
  • Angelique Francis Amphitheatre
    9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Celtic Extravaganza Down By The Bay · Graham Lindsey (H), Allison Lupton, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira
    9:40 PM - 10:40 PM
  • Serena Ryder Amphitheatre
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Shred Kelly Down By The Bay
    11:10 PM - 11:50 PM
  • Wesli Down By The Bay
    11:59 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday

  • Gospel Workshop Amphitheatre · The Lee Boys
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • A Mighty Wind Gazebo Wine Bar · Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, Shane Pendergast, and Paige Warner
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Jam Junction Down By The Bay · RedFox and Shred Kelly
    12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
  • Mia Kelly In Concert Gazebo Wine Bar · Mia Kelly
    1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
  • Fiddle Nations Down By The Bay · Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira, Jess Weed of Jessica Pearson Band, and Shane Cook of Allison Lupton Band
    1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
  • Songs From A Hat Down By The Bay · Featuring Coco Love Alcorn
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Songs of Struggle and Hope Gazebo Wine Bar · Windborne, and Scott Cook
    2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
  • Staff Shenanigans Gazebo Wine Bar · Skylark, Jaret Koop, James Keelaghan, and Dave Rosenfeld
    3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
  • A Joyful Noise Down By The Bay · Gunning & Cormier (H), The Small Glories, & Coco Love Alcorn
    3:15 PM - 4:35 PM
  • Allison Lupton Amphitheatre
    4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Amphitheatre Mainstage Broadcast Gazebo Wine Bar
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Scott Cook Amphitheatre
    5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Julian Taylor Amphitheatre
    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • The Small Glories Amphitheatre
    7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
  • Matt Andersen Amphitheatre
    7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Amphitheatre Finale Amphitheatre
    8:50 PM - 9:00 PM
  • A Summerfolk Farewell Down By The Bay · The Lee Boys, and Shred Kelly
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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