The team behind the High Sierra Music Festival announced the launch of a concert series that aims to bring the spirit of the event to live music performances throughout the year. The inaugural High Sierra Music Presents concert features troubadour Steve Poltz‘s debut at Terrapin Crossroads’ Grate Room in San Rafael, California on Friday, September 7.
“There’s this magical amalgamation that happens between music lovers and musicians at High Sierra that creates this unmatched communal spirit—musicians and fans alike leave the festival each year buzzing with joy and connection,” said Paige Clem, Director of Marketing and Special Programs for High Sierra Music. “Bringing ‘High Sierra Music Presents’ to life is a way foster that interconnectedness and grow the inimitable HSMF spirit year-round and we’re delighted to present Steve Poltz who is simply a master at bringing people together.”
Poltz is an improvisational songwriting wizard who appeared at five past installments of the High Sierra Music Festival including this year’s event. The wordsmith suffered a stroke while performing at a 2014 concert and went on to finish the show despite temporarily losing his vision. Steve spent plenty of time listening to the music of the Grateful Dead during his recovery and calls himself a “post-stroke Deadhead,” so his upcoming show at the venue owned by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be a special one for the singer-songwriter.
Watch Steve Poltz discuss his stroke and fondness for the Grateful Dead with host Jarrett Bellini on Apparently This Matters:
Tickets are on sale now via the venue’s website.