Sammy Hagar Announces First Post-Coronavirus Performance

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Sammy Hagar and the Circle will take to the stage for the first time since the world went into lockdown as the headline performance for Rockin' Fore the Kids on September 18.

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The charity event takes place at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, raising money to benefit the Shower Family Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders at Akron's Children's Hospital, MusiCares and local food banks. As stated in a press release, the event "will be produced according to all COVID-19 guidelines" and that "social distancing guidelines will be followed at the outdoors concerts."

Joining the bill are the Ohio Weather band, Brother Trouble, Ira Dean, alongside retired athletes Jim McMahon, Bret Saberhagen, Larry Johnson and Ray "Boom Boom Mancini." The event also includes a celebrity golf tournament and silent auction. 

Earlier this year, the Red Rocker incited controversy when he shared he'd "rather personally get sick and even personally die, if that's what it takes" for the live concert industry to get back on the road. He later reassured fans that that any potential plans for future touring would be "safe and responsible." 

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All attendees are mandated to fill out a questionnaire and have their temperature taken. Masks are required to enter the Rock Hall, but are not mandatory at the outdoor plaza, which will enforce a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests.

"When we started LOPen Charity Events back in 2003, my wife Jennifer and I never thought it would grow to where it is today," organizer Phil Lopez shared in a press release. "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."

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