Sammy Hagar announced plans to transform Las Vegas’ newest music venue, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, into an epic, belated Birthday Bash on Sat., October 18.

Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar

The announcement follows on the heels of Hurricane Odile which forced Hagar to cancel his 24th annual Birthday Bash at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico.

Sammy Hagar’s Belated Birthday Bash will feature Sammy Hagar & The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson rocking a set list spanning four decades – including hits from Montrose, Hagar’s solo career, Van Halen and beyond – and with Bonham on board, they can also expect a few Led Zeppelin classics. In addition, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith will join Hagar and Anthony for a special CHICKENFOOT encore.

Distraught but undeterred by the hurricane, Hagar took to social media to explore alternative locations with his Redhead fans and Vegas became an early frontrunner. With a rum bash at DLV already in the works, Hagar’s choice was made easier and he quickly locked in the earliest date possible at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

DLV will bring the Cabo lifestyle to the desert with exotic cocktails, street food, sand volleyball, and of course, rock & roll. General admission tickets are $65. “Red Zone” tickets, offering exclusive access to the Party Pit and prime views of the stage, are $85. Tickets are available for purchase at at 10 a.m. PDT on Thursday, September 25.

Fans who purchased tickets to Sammy’s Birthday Bash in Cabo can transfer their tickets to the Belated Birthday Bash event in Las Vegas and will receive a complimentary upgrade to Red Zone passes. Sammy is giving all fans who purchased tickets to his Birthday Bash in Cabo a complimentary digital download of his new acoustic album scheduled for release beginning on his birthday, October 13. Ticket purchasers will be contacted through email with their special code to download the album on the release day. Cabo Birthday Bash ticketholders who are unable to attend the Las Vegas bash may obtain a ticket refund. For information on ticketing and downloading Sammy’s new album, fans can visit

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is a Grammy award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician, who in 2007 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to his multiplatinum solo career and his ride as the frontman of Van Halen, he’s set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written—with songs like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Rock Candy,” “There’s Only One Way to Rock,” “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy,” “Finish What Ya Started” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.”

Throughout his prolific 40 + year career, Hagar’s solo and group albums have globally amassed 25 Platinum certifications on sales surpassing 40 million. In 2014 “The Circle” was formed when he joined forces with Michael Anthony, the renowned rhythm section bassist who’s played with him for the last 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Vic Johnson, guitarist from Hagar’s band the Wabos; and Jason Bonham, the acclaimed drummer and son of iconic Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham.

Those attending the Vegas event can post up for the weekend at the D Las Vegas. Located just steps from DLV, the D provides an ideal locale for a weekend of partying. Click here to book rooms.

About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and audio equipment. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue will play host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more.