The fifth annual “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit concert on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco will see (among others) Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) join forces. The night will also mark a special 75th birthday celebration for blues icon Taj Mahal.
Speaking about Taj Mahal, Haggar said, “I’ve been a fan of Taj Mahal for a long time. He’s become a dear friend, and without a doubt, is one of the few living blues legend left on this planet.”Also participating in the event will be Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money and Vic Johnson. Weir will be the co-host for the 2018 concert which benefits The Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. PDT via LiveNation.com. and are priced as follows: $150 each for a general admission ticket which this year also include a commemorative poster.
Over the years, “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” has featured legendary artists performing acoustic sets, epic collaborations and impromptu jams. The benefit was created by Hagar and James Hetfield, who co-hosted the first three years. They envisioned throwing a straight-up must-see rock concert for fans and donating the proceeds.