Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert

The Star of India


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 the continuation of music in the schools programs around San Diego County.

We are thrilled to bring the world renowned Kruger Brothers back to San Diego to perform for this night.

The Star of India will stay docked for this event so no need to bring your sea legs!

When: Saturday, July 18th 2015. 7:00-11:30

Where: Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship. Docked at:  
1492 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101


7:00-8:00pm - Reception featuring San Diego musicians performing at various locations around the ship and no-host bar.

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 - Silent Auction winners announced by surprise celebrity guest!

8:45-10:30pm - The Kruger Brothers performance.

  • 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.

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.

Tickets: $50 per guest. Each ticket purchased is entered to win ***. 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 ***, 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 & Greet VIP Ticket: $150 per guest. This includes all of the above, as well as pre-reception from 6-7pm with The Kruger Brothers the night of the show! Pre-reception includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and ***. Only 10 Meet & Greet VIP Tickets available. 


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.


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 with all of your information so we can have everything ready for your smooth boarding and enjoyment of the show!

For additional information or questions on The Star of India Ship at the Maritime Museum San Diego visit: