Sammy Hagar is teaming up with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and a handful of other fantastic performers for this year’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit concert. The one-night event will take place at The Fillmore in San Francisco on May 15, with proceeds going to benefit the pediatric cancer program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, one of the top medical facilities for kids in the Bay area. The star-studded event will also feature performances by guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, aka Hagar’s rock and roll supergroup Chickenfoot.
Eddie Money, guitarist Vic Johnson and REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin are also featured on the event’s lineup poster, which was revealed earlier this week. Famous world music-fused bluesman Taj Mahal will also be in attendance to perform and celebrate his 75th birthday as part of the all-star concert.
"I was a fan of Taj Mahal long before I had my first record deal with Montrose in 1973," Hagar said about the legendary blues musician in a statement. "He's become a dear friend over the years and without a doubt, is one of the most important blues legends we still have left on this planet ... It's going to be a lot of fun and for an important cause – it just doesn't get any better than at this annual event."
Both Weir and Hagar have become San Francisco music legends since each of their bands (Hagar’s Montrose and Weir’s Grateful Dead) rose to prominence throughout the 1970s and 80s. Another notable San Franciscan in Metallica’s James Hetfield, had been one of the main stars of the annual event since co-founding Acoustic-4-A-Cure alongside Hagar back in 2014. Tickets and more general information on this year’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure event can be found by visiting its official website.
The former Van Halen singer recently celebrated his own milestone, with a 70th Birthday Bash concert event which was filmed and broadcasted via AXS T.V. back in October of last year.
5/15/18 - Acoustic-4-A-Cure #5 - The Fillmore@BobWeir, @tajmahalblues, @_MadAnthony , @kcreospeedwagon, Vic Johnson, @ImEddieMoney, @ChickenfootJoe, @RHCPchadhttps://t.co/riOPFFZewN pic.twitter.com/PcPUen7qk9— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) March 26, 2018