Sammy Hagar to Headline This Year’s Rockin’ FORE the Kids


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Now in its 16th year, the annual Rockin’ FORE the Kids concert provides support for the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Organizers have just announced that Sammy Hagar will headline this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday, June 2, at MGM Northfield Park (Hard Rock Rocksino).

Special guests Jim Peterik and the Ides of March will join Hagar for the concert.

“This is the 16th year for our event, and we could not be any more thrilled to have the talented singer and guitarist Sammy Hagar headline this concert,” says Phil Lopez, co- founder of LOPen Charities, a non-profit that operates through the locally based Mawaka Foundation, in a press release about the event. “Every year we’ve been fortunate to have major musical acts, sports figures and chefs help us raise money for the children and families who benefit from the services of Akron Children’s Hospital.”

Pre-sale tickets for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The public sale begins at 10 a.m. on Friday. VIP tickets are $250 and can only be purchased online. Those tickets include open bar, food, VIP section and entrance to pre-party festivities at Rocksino.

Past performers have included Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts and Eddie Money.

Confirmed attendees for this year’s event include Jim McMahon, Bret Saberhagen, Larry Johnson, Ted DiBiase, Jr. and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.

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