The fifth annual “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit concert is gearing up to take place on May 15th at the Fillmore in San Francisco. A couple of bay area locals are set to take the stage, as the red rocker Sammy Hagar will be joined by Bob Weir as the co-host for the event.
The event will also be a special 75th birthday celebration for the great, Taj Mahal, which will also include the likes of Chickenfoot members, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony. Joining in on the festivities as well (in case the lineup wasn’t already stacked) are Eddie Money, Kevin Cronin, and Vic Johnson.
“I was a fan of Taj Mahal long before I had a record deal in Montrose 1973,” said Sammy Hagar. “He’s become a dear friend over the years and without a doubt, is one of the few living blues legend left on this planet!!! Having Bob Weir, being on the same page, understanding how important and how much fun this will be much less with a bunch of great artist, for a good cause!!!! It doesn’t get any better than this annual event.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale exclusively on Live Nation, this Friday, March 30th at 10am. The event will be a fun filled jam packed evening, as it has been since its inception 5 years ago, when Hagar and Metallica guitarist James Hetfield started it. It’s not only a great way for fans to take in some amazing rock music, but also to donate proceeds to a great cause, The Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital.
JT “Doc” Berry \m/