Chad Kroger from Nickelback and Toby Keith hanging out together at the Cabo Wabo
Chad Kroger from Nickelback and Toby Keith hanging out together at the Cabo Wabo celebrating our 26th anniversary.The crowd went crazy when they hit the stage together... where is Sammy? Ha ha.
"These guys rock the Cantina damn near as often as I do - I love these guys, I love this place. I built it for this very reason, for my friends and fellow musicians to be able to do what we love to do even on vacation and that's play music" - Sammy
"No cover charge. Come as you are. I love this bar" says Toby
Wonderful afternoon at the 13th Annual John Varvatos Benefit
On April 17, John Varvatos hosted the 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit at the Varvatos location in Hollywood, CA. On hand for a special superjam were the likes of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith and Vic Johnson, who got some help from newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.
Recording artists Michael Anthony, Chad Smith, Sammy Hagar, and Vic Johnson performed onstage during the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids' Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique.
Van Halen Acoustic "Cabo Wabo" - Happy Anniversary Cabo Wabo Cantina
"It's hard to believe it's been 26 years! Some of the most fun I've had in my life has been since the opening of the Cabo Wabo. I just spent a week down there celebrating the anniversary because I couldn't be there today... played the Cantina three times! The most fun is when nobody knows, I just walk out there, always a great feeling makes everybody so high. You can do no wrong on stage after that ha ha.
The discovery of a place like Cabo and the creation of the Cantina has created a lifestyle for me and hundreds of thousands of fans. Its one of those dreams I never dreamt would come true. I don't know where I would be in my life or how I would even dress if it weren't for that lifestyle change.
I thank the fans and the staff at the Cantina from the bottom my heart, Michael Anthony, Eddie and Alex, and my partners Marco, Jorge, and all the staff (some that have been there 26 years) - it's awesome! thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Sammy
The Cabo Wabo Cantina opened its doors in April 1990 and Van Halen was there to throw a monster opening party. This is a clip of an acoustic Van Halen performance of the song "Cabo Wabo".
Check out this clip from MTV when the Cabo Wabo Cantina had just opened!
Unofficial 26th Anniversary of the Cabo Wabo Cantina ROCKED THE HOUSE!
Last night was the unofficial 26th anniversary of the Cabo Wabo Cantina. I played with Cabo Uno to a packed house. The Cantina filled up early like a birthday bash, we had to shut down the entrance at 8 PM.
Lots of redheads came down, it was as close to the birthday bash as it gets -- I loved it. The real anniversary is Sunday the 17th, but I will be doing the John Varvatos Stuart house event in Los Angeles with Mikey, Vic, and Chad, but I bet there's a hell of a party at the Cantina.
Cabo Wabo Cantina 26th Anniversary Off To a Great Start!
I did a surprise acoustic set with the band Sister Dass tonight at the Cabo Wabo Cantina. We played 45 minutes to 100 surprised guests. It was fantastic - I've never done that patio thing in 26 years. Wow, be doing some more of that! Ps. Blew the PA up on Red Voodoo oooops! Ha. 26th anniversary week starting off with a bang. See you all Wednesday with, Cabo Uno! - Sammy