Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 | 10:38 p.m.
Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar celebrated the third anniversary of his successful Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood with a free concert Saturday night.
Hundreds of fans lined up early morning to get tickets at the Strip-side cantina. Hagar joined the house band Cabo Uno, from the flagship restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, just before 10 p.m. After welcoming fans to the party, Hagar launched into his hit “I Can’t Drive 55.”
Hagar attributed the success of Cabo Wabo Cantina to his fans. “For Cabo Wabo to survive in Las Vegas on the Strip is because of y’all,” he said. “The Redheads rock this place.”
With the show projected on Miracle Mile’s jumbo marquee on Las Vegas Boulevard, the Red Rocker performed for about an hour; the set list included “Mas Tequila,” “Eagles Fly” and the Van Halen hit “Why Can’t This Be Love.”
Hagar concluded by telling partygoers, “We’re giving you the keys. This place is yours now!” Before the performance, Hagar enjoyed his Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum with his wife Kari and mingled with fans. Thanks to contributing photographer Scott Harrison for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.