"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!
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.
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
This was at the Cabo Wabo Cantina - Lake Tahoe tonight. Andrew Hagar and Kelly Kristofferson who call themselves the "Appalachian Murder Bunnies" performed some covers and some really cool originals. Later, I joined them with Aaron S. Hagar, Kari, Samantha, and the man himself, Kris Kristofferson. We finish the night off with me and Bobby McGee, Kris, and daughter Kelly bringing tears to my eyes - it was a family affair to say the least
PS Tahoe Wabo rules plenty of redheads on hand. How to hell do they figure that shit out? ha ha ❤
This was Friday night at the Cabo Wabo Cantina with Tre Cool of Green Day and his wife Sarah.
We performed a bunch of tunes including "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "White Wedding", "Should I Stay or Should I Go?", "Born on the Bayou", and a couple Green Day songs. It was a really a fun night Sarah's birthday is today (3/6).... looks like Groundhog Day to me!
Trey and I also did "Winding Down" and "Little White Lie" just the two of us we called ourselves the "No Keys" hah!
Last night's monthly wine collectors' dinner was the best ever. Right Bank Bordeaux was the theme with lots of Saint Emilion and Pomerol, some of the highlights were '75 Petrus and '82/'86 Chevel Blanc - both phenomenal wines (everyone dug deep into their cellars)!
Had a blast the other night at Clive Davis' party with Sylvester Stallone & his wife Jennifer, plus Courtney Love & Avril Lavigne and many others!! Maybe Sly has an Oscar in store for him this year...who knows?!?
We were up real late - we finished up the night with an early morning pizza and beer on the couch, ouch haha.
We had our Valentine's Day dinner last night because we had other plans tonight, but what a beautiful place the Montage Laguna Beach is - one of our favorite romantic spots on the west coast and they treat us like we're celebrities! ha ha!
For dinner they gave me a chefs uniform and made me come into the kitchen and cook some of our courses for Kari, Kama, Samantha, and our friends Rick and Carrie!
Me, Kama, Craig Strong (Exec chef), and Fabian the GM of the restaurant "Studio"