Sammy Hagar, 2017 Humanitarian Award Recipient
Sammy Hagar is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, proving his star power in bands such as Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot, not to mention a highly successful solo career. His powerful voice and engaging personality have propelled him to legendary status in the music industry.
The Red Rocker, as he’s affectionately known, is also a great humanitarian, having created The Hagar Family Foundation with his wife Kari. The charity is a private non-profit which puts their community philosophy towards giving into action by eliminating the red tape in getting funds and food quickly into the hands of the people and charities in need. Since the launch of their foundation in 2008, they’ve given away almost $4 million.
“It’s always exciting to receive an award, but this one is extra special. To be recognized for something you truly love doing and in front of an audience of your peers, doesn’t get any better than that,” says Hagar of receiving the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards. As for his foundation, Hagar says, “We look for things that are grassroots. We want to give a dollar to somebody and have it go right in their pocket or put food on their table.”
Join Sammy Hagar when he is honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards on Oct. 24 at The Novo in Los Angeles. Ticket information can be found here.