“Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” for 2019 has been canceled after failing to secure permits.
State Parks superintendent Kevin Pearsall told The Orange County Register that the event’s production company, Freeze Management, failed to pay all fees for the festival, including those related to public safety. He said the company also didn’t produce contracts for sanitation services and hadn’t provided safety documentation for the main stage as required by California State Parks and the Office Of The State Fire Marshall.
“For the first time ever, that I’ve experienced, we are a week out and we were unable to collect fees for any of the required elements of the permit, which included law enforcement, medical and fire,” Pearsall said. “We couldn’t get any of the documents from [Freeze Management] to finish up the Fire Marshall element or the ABC license. Everything has timelines and limits and every single one of them were not met.
“We decided today, at this point, with literally nothing in place, the best thing to do was not to approve the permit.”
Hagar issued a statement, saying: “I was surprised and very disappointed to learn of the cancelation. More than anything, I’m just sorry to inconvenience the fans.”