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Nashville Folk Musician Steve Poltz Returns to San Diego to Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Local Nonprofit Physical Rehabilitation Center with a Benefit Concert.

10 November 2022

The benefit concert will help raise much needed funds for Adapt Functional Movement Center’s scholarship program after surviving two years of COVID restrictions.

Carlsbad, CA - Local nonprofit neurological rehabilitation center, Adapt Functional Movement Center, is celebrating their 5th anniversary with a benefit concert to support individuals impacted by MS and other chronic neurological conditions at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Thursday, November 10th, 2022. Featuring the legendary folk singer Steve Poltz, with all proceeds of the concert being donated to Adapt’s scholarship fund, which provides financial support to those affected by these conditions to get therapy and rehabilitation.  


“We are incredibly excited to be back in person putting on some great music for an even better cause. Filling the void in ongoing rehabilitative care for people suffering from some of the most challenging conditions on the planet is where we thrive. The return of our annual benefit concert allows us to fundraise to reach an even more broad population of people who desperately need our services.” said the organization’s co-founder and executive director John Monteith. 


Nearly one million people are living with MS in the United States, and for the founders of Adapt, John and Melanie Monteith, this statistic hits close to home. After Melanie was diagnosed with MS, the couple started the nonprofit in 2017 with the goal to provide an integrative neurological recovery experience. The benefit concert marks their first in-person fundraiser since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed in San Diego.


“San Diego is like coming home to me. It’s where I started The Rugburns and it’s where I met Jewel,” said Steve Poltz, who co-wrote her multiplatinum smash hit ‘You Were Meant For Me’. “I have a friend who is currently navigating her journey with MS. Adapt is a great organization and I’m honored to team up with them.”


Doors open at 7pm and opening act, local artist Ryan Hiller, will take the stage at 8pm for this 21+ event. Tickets are $50 for general admission and are available online from the Belly Up Tavern or


About Adapt Functional Movement Center

Adapt (a 501c3 public charity) is a neurological rehabilitation and recovery center located in Carlsbad, California. Adapt’s integrative recovery programs encompass physical wellness, mental health, community development, patient education, enablement and advocacy for individuals impacted by chronic neurological diseases and injuries including Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy. Since its beginning, Adapt has supported over 650 unique members from over 20 different countries including; Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Egypt, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, all of whom travel for the world-class programs offered by Adapt. 

Media Contact:

Kristee Shepherd

Adapt Functional Movement

(760) 688-7323

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