The Red Rocker cut the ribbon on Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill on Friday afternoon in Harrah’s St. Louis. Hagar’s portion of the restaurant’s profits will go to local charities.
From KPLR 11:
Sammy Hagar Opens New Bar – ‘Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill’ at Harrah’s
February 27, 2009
It was a Cabo Wabo start to a Friday at Harrah’s — 61 year old Sammy Hagar doing shots with fans who lined up before 9:00am to hang with the Red Rocker and I suspect, do a shot or two themselves. Sammy’s Beach bar comes with a pledge, profits will be put back into the music.
“Now we can get back to keeping tickets cheap, and this will take care of
the rest, OK” – Sammy Hagar
Hagar’s philanthropy is well known and admired — his “Blessings in a Backpack” foundation feeds thousands of school kids.
“I try to find grass roots, hands on organizations that when you give ’em a check, it’s in the system working, not in a bank account” – Sammy Hagar
Hagar’s new band is called Chickenfoot.
“It’s hard rock, a little more passionate. I have a hard time at my age singing that high school stuff” – Sammy Hagar
And of course, there’s Sammy the sports fan.
“If you’re the Red Rocker, you’ve gotta be a Cards fan. Are you kidding, I live in San Fransisco and they get mad cuz I love St. Louis” – Sammy Hagar
And here’s some footage by St. Louis Post-Dispatch: