Maritime Museum Of San Diego Hosts Holiday Favorite Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe Concert December 17 Aboard Star Of India
Performing songs from their new album Waiting on a Miracle, Annual Holiday Waterfront Event Supports Maritime Museum of San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA — Home to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits, Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe Saturday, December 17, 2022 performing songs from their newest album Waiting On A Miracle. Tim Flannery is widely popular for his colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling. The beloved former San Diego Padres, MLB broadcaster network show announcer and analyst turned musician and passionate philanthropist has performed this annual holiday concert aboard Star of India nearly 20 times. The concert is a welcome waterfront occasion of celebration for “Flan” and his audience of adults 21 and over. All proceeds from this concert are donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Flan writes songs about his family roots, love, and the surrender that comes when you understand some things are out of your control. He writes about baseball and being on the road, the call of the highway, and the beacon of home. His ace band, the Lunatic Fringe, bring his songs roaring to life in various musical genres like bluegrass, country, and rock.
Flan has three World Series Championship rings as a third-base coach with the San Francisco Giants, and he has released 14 albums of original music over the years. He and his wife, Donna, created the Love Harder Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to anti-bullying and funded by proceeds from his performances and public donations. In 2020, Flannery developed a life-threatening staph infection, but after two of the hardest months of his life was able to recover at home with help from his ever-loving family.
Despite a global pandemic, war, social upheaval, wildfires, a nearly lethal infection, and a long recovery, Tim Flannery is miraculously still standing. Tim says, “Someone once told me, “Miracles only come to those who believe in them.” If that’s true, maybe miracles are merely waiting for us to notice their constant presence. Waiting on a Miracle is an electric hymn to those daily miracles, from the Grand Canyon stars that grace the album cover, to the love and music that transform trouble. Its rocking Americana has roots in Appalachia and Ireland, outlaw country and the Cherokee heritage of Tim’s grandmother.
VIP concert tickets are $99.00 with perks such as early entrance aboard Star of India to select seats at 6:00 p.m. and inclusion of a delicious holiday appetizer and dessert box plus two complimentary drinks. Drink tickets may be used for two beer/wine beverages or one mixed cocktail beverage. General admission concert guests may board Star of India for the concert starting at 7:00 p.m. The concert is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. General admission concert tickets are $65.00. A no-host bar will be open from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Space is limited and early reservations are recommended.
Waiting on a Miracle turns hard times into the most inspired and edgy music of the bands career, after twenty years and fourteen albums together. The album aptly begins with “Last Man Standing,” Tim’s remembrance that at any moment, each of us might end up the last of our clan alive, before surrendering our brief precious life to eternity. “River of Time” follows, its relentless groove singing of our place within the context of a thousand generations. It’s a song that often opens the Lunatic Fringe’s live shows. The title track, “Waiting on a Miracle,” deepens an album filled with the most soulful and deep vocals of Tim’s life.
The band recorded Waiting on a Miracle live in the studio, right after road-testing the songs on tour. That gives the album an aliveness only a live band can offer. The Lunatic Fringe’s core has stayed steady for a couple of decades and Waiting on a Miracle features the deep talents of Jeff Berkley (guitars, vocals, and producer), Doug Pettibone (guitars), Shawn Rohlf (bass, mandolin, and banjo), Josh Weinstein (keyboards), Chris Grant (drums) and Tim Flannery (vocals).
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.