Rock In The Park: Earl Thomas

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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center says
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is ready to ROCK with our second annual live concert series!

Earl Thomas presents more than a concert. He's bringing The Blues Cabaret to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center! Starring San Diego’s own Earl Thomas, along with feature soloists Billy Mixer and Jimmy Wilcox, this dynamic quartet, with a hot “blue jazz” combo, will perform songs that bring to life the classic blues themes of love, lust, hurt, fear and betrayal and, for one night, transform the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center into an off-Broadway theatre. Combining the grittiest elements of the blues with the sophistication of jazz and the nuance of Broadway, The Blues Cabaret will take the audience on a musical journey through the lowest lows of the blues to its most exhilarating highs.

Set in a small northern California town, the story centers around a married big-city musician who comes back to his hometown for a weekend gig and runs into an old flame. He entertains “what might have been” for the weekend, only to get jilted again. He'll return home a sadder, but wiser man and beg his wife to take him back. But will she? The story was written by pianist Dave Fleschner. The production made its 2014 theatrical debut last fall in Portland at The Lake Theatre and was an immediate sensation.

Earl Thomas’ music is strongly influenced by his parents' love of blues and gospel music and his own affinity for '60s and '70s soul. His "I Sing the Blues" became a hit for Etta James, and he's played European music festivals with such artists as Elvis Costello and B.B. King. His second album, Extra Soul, was released in 1994 on the Memphis International label, followed by a second for the imprint, Intersection, in 2005.
Listen to Earl sing "I Knew I Had the Blues" from The Blues Cabaret.

- See more at: http://rhfleet.org/events/rock-park#sthash.YXbw8lF7.dpuf

Each Rock in the Park show features:

- Two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner
- Food available for purchase
- Beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-host bar
- The Fleet's 100+ hands-on exhibits open for exploration

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. 21+ only; IDs will be checked at the door. Please note that all performances take place in the theater lobby. This indoor venue is standing-room only.

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase at the Fleet ticket counter (open daily starting at 10 a.m.), online or by phone by calling the Fleet's Client Services Department at (619) 238-1233 x806.
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