Courtesy of Napa Valley Register
Rockers Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Young the Giant, and Billy Idol will perform at the Safeway Open Concert Series at Silverado Resort and Spa in October, organizers announced Thursday. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward relief efforts for last year’s wildfires.
The three-night lineup kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 4, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar and his new band The Circle, performing classics from his career. The band includes former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drum legend Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson.
Friday, Oct. 5, features rock group Young the Giant, with their hit songs “Cough Syrup” and “It’s About Time.” The band’s lead singer Sameer Gadhia has “one of the great contemporary rock voices,” according to the New York Times.
On the final night, Saturday, Oct. 6, Grammy-nominated artist Billy Idol will follow up on his successful appearance at this year’s BottleRock Music Festival, where he was a crowd favorite.
Now in its third year, The Safeway Open presented by Chevron brings together PGA golf action with food and wine in the region and three nights of music, starting after the day’s golf play wraps up.
“The Safeway Open offers our fans the best value on the PGA Tour featuring world-class golf and music along with amazing food and wines at the most affordable pricing of the year,” said Jeff Sanders, executive director of the Safeway Open presented by Chevron. “It’s going to be another fun week of entertainment filled with great golf, delicious food, fine wines and amazing music at Silverado in October.”
Albertsons Companies CEO and Chairman Bob Miller announced back in March that this year’s Safeway Open presented by Chevron and Safeway Open Concert series will be donating 100 percent of all ticket sales in support of the ongoing fire relief efforts in the Napa Valley. Held annually at Silverado Resort and Spa, the PGA Tour golf event and concert series concluded just a few hours before the devastating fires hit the area last October.
Previous lineups for the Safeway Open Concert Series have included Weezer, X Ambassadors, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Gavin DeGraw and Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum.
This year, the shows will again be held on the Chevron Stage at Silverado Resort and Spa immediately following completion of the golf tournament rounds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Daily tickets to the Safeway Open PGA Tour event are on sale now and include admission to the Safeway Open Concert Series, as well as the 27,000-square-foot Safeway Food and Wine Pavilion featuring prime viewing platforms and many on-site food, wine, beer and spirits venues. There is no additional cover charge or upgraded tickets needed for entry into these venues on the golf course.
The event is in its third year with Safeway as the title sponsor and hosts many of the best golfers in the world as they compete Thursday through Sunday for a $6.4 million-dollar purse, with $1.152 million to the winner. The player field of 144 golfers has included elite players such as Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Paul Casey.
The Safeway Concert Series is presented by Smithfield Foods on Thursday night, Jameson Irish Whiskey on Friday night and Golden Road Brewing on Saturday night. The Safeway Open and Safeway Open Concert Series are produced and managed by Lagardère Sports.
For more information on the Safeway Open presented by Chevron, Safeway Open Concert Series, and to buy tickets to support fire relief efforts in the Napa Valley, visit safewayopen.com.