Fayetteville Roots Fest artist Steve Poltz coming back to Fayetteville Sept. 22

Steve Poltz / Courtesy photo

One of the standout performers from this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival is already coming back to Fayetteville.

Songwriter Steve Poltz, who performed a few sets at the festival this year including a free show on Town Center plaza during the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, will be in town for a Monday night show at Greenhouse Grille on Sept. 22.

Poltz is well known as one of the founders of mid-1990s San Diego indie rock band The Rugburns, a band with a following characterized from “cult” to “crazed substance-abusing fanatics.”

His live shows are so frenetic that John Doe of the band X once said, according to Poltz’s bio, “My idea of hell would be having Steve Poltz open for me every day. There’s no place left for the audience to go.”

In addition, Poltz is known for his work as a co-writer, opener, and collaborator with multi-platinum recording artist Jewel. He also starred in the video for her 1996 single, You Were Meant For Me.

Tickets to Poltz’s Sept. 22 performance at Greenhouse Grille are $10 at the door. The show will begin at around 5:30 p.m., and food and drinks will be served.