PHILADELPHIA -- A benefit DVD, representing the latest fundraising effort for Bryan Stow that involves Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery, soon will be available to the public. "Tim Flannery & Bob Weir Live at The Uptown" will be released Tuesday. The Giants will mark the occasion with a pregame ceremony before that night's game against San Diego. The 72-minute DVD will be sold at AT&T Park's Giants Dugout store and at other Dugout stores throughout the Bay Area. It also will be available as a digital download or by mail by going to www.musicII.net. The price is $20 per unit. All proceeds will go to the Bryan Stow Foundation, which benefits the Giants fan who was critically injured in a beating at the Dodger Stadium parking lot following a March 31, 2011, game.
The DVD shows highlights from a Jan. 28 concert in Napa during which Weir, an original member of the Grateful Dead, joined Flannery and his band, The Lunatic Fringe, for a set of songs. Viewers of the DVD, Flannery said, "are going to see the love again and they're going to see the support again from the people in San Francisco -- and all over the country for that matter, in Giants nation -- from people who love music." Flannery, who doubles as a singer/songwriter, has remained passionate about maintaining support for Stow. He believes that the DVD will contribute significantly to that endeavor. "Musically, it's as well as we've played," said Flannery, who also headlined a benefit concert for Stow last November at Yoshi's in San Francisco. "Bob Weir's being a part of it makes it magic. It's something I'm very proud of musically, and I'm very honored and humbled to be able to use the music to help."