Sammy Hagar and The Circle set to perform Friday, September 18th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
LOPen Charity Events and the Mawaka Foundation have announced “Rockin Fore the Kids” to take place on Friday, September 18th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock n’ roll icon Sammy Hagar returns to headline the event on Friday with a very special performance to raise funds for children and their families fighting cancer in Northeast Ohio, as well as raising funds for MusiCares and local food banks. This marks the 18th year for the popular LOPen Charity Event which has raised over $3 million for the hospital and sells out each year. This year’s event will be more exclusive with only a select number of tickets to be sold. The event will be produced according to all COVID-19 guidelines. The performance will take place outdoors on the promenade of the Rock Hall.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ Hagar and Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vick Johnson return to kick off the event on Friday. The supergroup will perform a very special jam session that will see them seamlessly rip through career-spanning hits from Hagar’s career including Montrose, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and the band’s 2019 No. 1 debut album Space Between. For more than forty years, Hagar has been rocking audiences around the globe and earned numerous accolades including Grammy and American Music Awards, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, dedicated philanthropist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Hagar & The Circle performed at last year’s LOPen event to a sell out crowd and helped raise thousands of dollars for the charity. The Ohio Weather Band will open for Hagar.
Each year the LOPen charity event hosts an array of superstars from the world of music and sports. In addition to Hagar performances by country music duo Brother Trouble and Ira Dean are scheduled. Sports icons Jim McMahon, Bret Saberhagen, Larry Johnson and Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini also return as guests.
“We are so thrilled to welcome back rock icon and friend Sammy Hagar. When we started LOPen Charity Events back in 2003 my wife Jennifer and I never thought it would grow to where it is today,” shares LOPen founder Phil Lopez. “The plan was to put on an event the first year and hope we raised some money to help kids fighting cancer. Today we are marking our 18th and final year producing the event which has grown into an annual weekend program featuring some of the biggest names in music and sports. We are grateful that Akron Children’s Hospital put their trust in us from the beginning and we hope this year’s event proves to raise even more money to help kids battling cancer at the hospital. It’s about saving lives and providing the best treatment possible for the children. We also thought that with all the other issues going on in this world, we would allocate some of this years donations to help out MusiCares and local food banks!”
The weekend event includes a sold out Celebrity Golf Tournament and a night of music at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Food, drinks, live and silent auctions are all part of the musical event at the Rock Hall. Tickets will be limited for all performances. Social distancing guidelines will be followed at the outdoor concerts.