“SAMMY HAGAR’S HIGH TIDE BEACH PARTY & CAR SHOW CANCELED DUE TO PERMIT DENIAL,” HAGAR SAYS, “LIKE YOU I AM SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED”
The 2019 edition of Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show has been canceled after failing to secure the necessary permits.
A statement posted on the festival’s web site said the event was called off after California State Parks denied a permit for the event.
State Parks superintendent Kevin Pearsall told The Orange County Register that the event’s production company, Freeze Management, failed to pay all fees for the festival, including those related to public safety. He said the company also didn’t produce contracts for sanitation services and hadn’t provided safety documentation for the main stage as required by California State Parks and the Office Of The State Fire Marshall.
“For the first time ever, that I’ve experienced, we are a week out and we were unable to collect fees for any of the required elements of the permit, which included law enforcement, medical and fire,” Pearsall said. “We couldn’t get any of the documents from [Freeze Management] to finish up the Fire Marshall element or the ABC license. Everything has timelines and limits and every single one of them were not met.
We decided today, at this point, with literally nothing in place, the best thing to do was not to approve the permit.”
Hagar issued a statement, saying: “I was surprised and very disappointed to learn of the cancelation. More than anything, I’m just sorry to inconvenience the fans.”
Additionally, he posted a message on his Twitter page writing, “Like you, I’m surprised & disappointed about High Tide, & sorry for fans who are inconvenienced – I’ll make it up to you Redheads, starting w/ extra free show 10/8 w/ the Wabos in Cabo! Old style: first come, first served
#ImDisappointedToo #RedheadsRule #FansFirst #SeeYouInCabo“