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Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe kick off the second annual Rock in the Park live concert series at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe take the stage on Friday, January 16. Doors open at 7 p.m.

January 09, 2015

San Diego, CA—The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center welcomes the 2015 centennial with the first of many concerts in our Rock in the Park live concert series!

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe will perform at the Fleet on Friday, January 16, at 7 p.m. The opening act for the show will be veteran San Diego musician Michael Tiernan.

Many people know Tim Flannery as the hard charging former San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants third base coach. He earned a reputation as a fierce and passionate competitor in his 34 years in professional baseball, as a player and as a coach.

Many people don’t know that Tim Flannery is also a world-class musician!

Last November, after helping to lead the San Francisco Giants to another World Series title, Tim Flannery announced his retirement from professional baseball, deciding instead to focus his attention on family and music.

"I will of course take this music love of mine to another level in hopes of raising money, awareness, for things dear to my heart," Flannery wrote on Facebook when he announced his retirement last November.

In January 2014, Flannery and his band, The Lunatic Fringe, concluded a series of four sold-out Northern California concerts benefiting Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered traumatic injuries and brain damage from being severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011. Flannery was able to present the family of Bryan Stow with $96,000, which was all the revenue generated at the concerts from the purchases of Flannery's 11th album, "Outside Lands," released in November 2013.

In January 2015, Flannery plans to launch the Love Harder Project, dedicated to bringing attention and funds to people and organizations in need.

His music is some of the most gorgeous acoustic music to roll out of California since the halcyon days of the ‘70s folk explosion. He is a prolific and talented songwriter, having released eleven albums in 15 years. He is a seasoned fingerstyle legend of Americana music with a gift for crafting potent, resonant songs and delivering energetic, emotional live shows.

Flannery’s music enjoys radio support across the planet. He has been joined onstage by the likes of Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Garth Brooks and Jimmy Buffet. Flannery’s concerts ebb and flow with brilliant melodies, soaring harmonies and themes of love, travel and connecting with the Great Spirit. And of course, he sings about baseball.

Flannery’s latest record, “Outside Lands”, is a rich collection of stories amassed over the past two years, as fate released him and his teammates into the most fantastic journey of their collective lives. It is an extraordinary album that will only enhance his standing as a must-see performer.

The opening act for the show is Michael Tiernan. He has hung with monks deep in desert monasteries and lived in the Vatican, but he left the seminary for the higher calling of music, and has since racked up several national and international awards for his songwriting. His acoustic blend has a relaxed vibe mixed with a big city sound. Deep in meaning, yet playful in attitude, Michael’s music takes you from the temple to the tavern and from the beach to downtown.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Michael Tiernan performs at 7:30 p.m. Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe perform at approximately 8:20 p.m.

Parking is free in the lot at Space Theater Way off Park Blvd. All performances are in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The venue is the Theater Lobby, indoors, standing-room only. 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.

There will be beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-host bar, food available for purchase and the Fleet's 100+ hands-on exhibits open for exploration!

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

Come early, get your hands on fun science exhibits, grab a bite to eat, get a beverage and the Fleet will rock you!


Advance sales:

$27 general admission
$24 Fleet members, staff and volunteers

Day of show price:

$32 at the door, no discounts

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To schedule an interview or a media appearance, please contact Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Public Relations Manager Nathan Young at 619-685-5743 or nyoung@rhfleet.org.

We can arrange interviews and live on-air performances by the bands involved in the shows.

More about Tim Flannery

Home page: http://www.timflannery.com/ (music and visual media available on this link)

Operation Love Harder: http://www.operationloveharder.com/

Retirement Announcement: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/25/tim-flannery-retires-but-plans-more-music/2/?#article-copy

Bryan Stow Fundraiser: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10360834/tim-flannery-san-francisco-giants-gives-96k-bryan-stow-family

Tim Flannery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonny.strayhorse

More about Michael Tiernan

Home page: http://www.tiernantunes.com/

Bio: http://www.tiernantunes.com/#!story/c161y

Direct Song Links:  

"Inside Your Head - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21682309-inside-your-head

"Run" - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21374648-run

"Never Alone" - http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeltiernan/song/21682439-never-alone

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About Rock in the Park

The 2015 edition of our popular live concert series features five established local musical acts to entertain and engage. Musical genres include rock, country, blues, folk and soul to ensure that the concert series has something for everybody.

The lineup:

Friday, January 16: Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
Friday, February 20: Venice
Friday, March 27: Earl Thomas
Friday, April 17: Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Friday, May 22: Steve Poltz

Plus special guest Michael Tiernan opens each show.

Each show features two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner. There will also be beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-host bar, food available for purchase and the Fleet's 100+ hands-on exhibits open for exploration!

Doors open at 7 p.m. The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. Parking is free in the lot at Space Theater Way off Park Blvd. All performances are in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The venue is the Theater Lobby, indoors, standing-room only. 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.