Anyone who knows anything about Cabo knows that the famous Cabo Wabo Cantina is the brainchild of American rockstar Sammy Hagar, and this year he celebrated his 75th birthday in Cabo with a three-day concert. The famed guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for his solo musical career and his time spent playing with the popular band Van Halen, shared images and videos from the three-day party on Instagram. The concert took place at Cabo Wabo, and there was no shortage of fans lined up in hopes of being able to cheer on the much-loved rockstar.
Tickets to the event were limited, with the first ticket holders being chosen by random drawing. Registration for those tickets took place from May 30 – June 3, and the drawing was held on June 7, and then on July 13, an undeclared number of first-come, first-serve tickets were sold and eventually sold out. Then, on the day before each show, a limited number of “Dinner Show” tickets were sold at the Cabo Wabo Cantina to fans wanting to attend on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The three shows took place on Sunday, October 9, Tuesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 13 – which was the actual day of Sammy Hagar’s birthday. The singer played with his legendary backup band, called the “Waboritas,” or the “Wabos.” The 75-year-old performer just finished up a long summer tour before heading to Cabo San Lucas for his annual birthday bash.
This most recent Birthday Bash is the 32nd one to be held by the rockstar, with almost all of them taking place at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Twice the birthday bash had to be relocated due to hurricanes that affected Cabo and twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. For the last two years, the birthday bash was held on Catalina Island in Avalon, California, so this year is a sort of “coming home” for the rockstar’s annual Cabo celebration.
Despite the fact that fans have to make the journey to the Mexican state of Baja California to attend the event, it is known to sell out to hardcore fans of Sammy Hagar, often referred to as “Redheads.” In fact, not only does the annual bash draw a huge crowd of fans but a star-studded list of celebrities as well. Both as performers and just attendees of the annual birthday bash, famous faces come in droves to celebrate with the legendary rockstar.
Hagar’s friend and business partner in Hagar’s Santo Spirits, Guy Fieri, has been known to attend the birthday bash in the past. And Guy Fieri isn’t the only famous chef that has celebrated Hagar’s birthday in Cabo San Lucas, as Emeril Lagasse has attended in the past as well. Other famous faces that have made appearances over the years include Bono, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Toby Keith, Adam Levine, Joan Jett, Kenny Chesney, John Mayer, Iggy Pop, and, of course, members of Van Halen.
This year, following the October 13th birthday performance, Hagar was treated to a video of birthday wishes from longtime friends and past attendees of the bash. Tommy Lee, Bret Michaels, Nancy Wilson, and Willie Nelson were among the group to send well wishes to the rockstar on his birthday. Sammy Hagar and this year’s Birthday Bash attendees celebrated with some of the star’s own award-winning spirits at the Cabo Wabo Cantina, including Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, Santo Spirits’ Santo Mezquila, Santo Spirits’ Santo Tequila, and sparkling rum canned cocktails made by Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co.
Tickets to Sammy Hagar’s Annual Birthday Bash typically start to become available in May-June. Accommodations should be booked well in advance for those who wish to attend.
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