DEERING BANJOS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION And BENEFIT CONCERT

Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert

On
The Star of India
Featuring
The Kruger Brothers

Come aboard the worlds oldest active sailing ship, and a National Historical Landmark to celebrate 40 years of crafting banjos here in San Diego! Partnering with the San Diego Music Foundation, proceeds from this event will go to music in the schools programs around San Diego County.

A rare occurrence to have a public concert aboard the Star of India, Deering is thrilled to bring the world renowned Kruger Brothers back to San Diego to headline for this memorable night. Don’t miss this evening of genuine incredible musicianship.

The Star of India will stay docked for this event, with a view of the summer sunset over the bay and no need to bring your sea legs!

When

Saturday, July 18th 2015.
7:00-11:00pm

Where

Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship.

Docked at:
1492 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets

Event is both seated and standing room, with limited seats available. Each of the three decks on the ship will be able to see the concert.

$50 per guest. Each ticket purchased is entered to win a Goodtime Banjo. Winner will be announced the night of the event before the Silent Auction ends!

VIP Guest Ticket

$100 per guest. Additional to each ticket purchased being entered to win a Goodtime Banjo, the VIP Guest includes 2 drink tickets, gift bag of local treats and crafts, and reserved seats at the performance stage. Only 50 VIP Tickets available.

Meet and Greet VIP Ticket

$150 per guest. This includes all of the above, as well as pre-reception from 6-7pm with The Kruger Brothers & Deering Family the night of the show! Pre-reception includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Only 10 Meet & Greet VIP Tickets available.

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Event Schedule


7:00-8:00pm

Reception

Reception featuring San Diego musicians performing at various locations around the ship and no-host bar.

7:00-8:00pm

Auction

Silent Auction of local products with proceeds going to San Diego Music in the Schools Programs. Donations made on winning bids are tax deductible.

8:00-8:30pm

Winners

Silent Auction winners announced by surprise celebrity guest!

8:45-10:30pm

Performance

The Kruger Brothers performance.

We are thrilled to announce the talented San Diego artists who will be sharing their music with us during the Silent Auction portion of the evening’s celebration. Welcoming Gayle Skidmore, Josh Damigo, Jesse LaMonaca and Brian Holwerda to the event! You can read about these wonderful people here.

About the Kruger Brothers


Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of abiding musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very ex­tensive musical upbringing, joined the brothers in the early 90s and together they established the incomparable sound that the trio is known for today.

Jens Kruger has been inducted into the Blue Ridge Mountain Music Hall of Fame in 2011, and awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2013.We are thrilled to bring the world renowned Kruger Brothers back to San Diego to perform for this night.

Guests with Handicaps

If you wish to attend and have a handicap that may require assistance in boarding the ship for this event we are here to make sure you can attend. After you purchase your ticket please contact Carolina Bridges at carolinabridges@deeringbanjos.com with all of your information so we can have everything ready for your smooth boarding and enjoyment of the show!

Parking


The new underground parking garage across the street at the County Building is open for public use. This is a pay to park location.

The lot directly in front of the Star of India has Port of San Diego metered spaces. Good for up to 3 hours. They are enforced 10:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Sunday.

The Midway lot is also open to the public.