Acoustic-4-A-Cure 2015 Poster
Acoustic-4-A-Cure 2016 Poster
Acoustic-4-A-Cure 2014 Poster

2016 Concert

James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar hosted another astounding evening of music at their third annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" concert. Benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" returned to The Fillmore in San Francisco on Sunday, May 15 with another star-studded lineup (in alphabetical order): Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield, Kris Kristofferson, Tommy Lee, John Mayer, Pat Monahan, and Joe Satriani - performing acoustic sets with true once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, collaborations and more.

"Acoustic-4-A-Cure" was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield, whose vision was to raise needed funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF by bringing together some of their legendary friends and throwing a must-see concert for fans. In past years, artists including Billie Joe Armstrong, Jerry Cantrell, Pat Monahan, Linda Perry, Chad Smith, Adam Sandler, Joe Satriani, Nancy Wilson, and more have joined Hagar and Hetfield to rock the sold-out benefit concerts.

Acoustic-4-A-Cure "delivered on its promise of once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, duets, jams and surprise guests" - Rolling Stone

Highlights from 2015 included a surprise appearance from Adam Sandler who performed "Ramble On" and "Dream On" alongside Monahan, Satriani and Smith; Cantrell, Smith and Hetfield joined together for Metallica's power ballad, "Mama Said"; Hetfield accompanied his daughter Cali, who wowed the audience with her performance of Adele's "Crazy for You"; and Satriani and Perry got the crowd rocking with "Communication Breakdown."

"From the moment the doors opened at the venue... more than anything else it felt like a great big party among friends." - The San Francisco Chronicle

Among the 2014 highlights included Hetfield's acoustic rendition of The Beatles "In My Life"; Billie Joe Armstrong, Hetfield and Satriani bringing the house down with a medley of Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and the Hagar promised, "only-in-San Francisco moment" when Hetfield, Armstrong, Satriani, Monahan and Nancy Wilson joined him on stage for an all-star jam of Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" to close the show.

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to make sure that fans get the best tickets, this concert is a "will call only" event. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert begins promptly at 8:00 PM so we encourage guests to arrive early. All ticket orders over the 2-ticket limit will be subject to cancellation without notice. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, billing address, or credit card.

Each customer will need to bring their government issued photo ID and credit card used to purchase the tickets to the box office window on day of show to redeem the tickets. Once the ticket order is redeemed the customer must directly enter The Fillmore. All will call tickets must be picked up by the card holder. Alternate names for Will Call will not be permitted. You cannot leave tickets at will call to be picked up by someone else. No "drop-offs." Live Nation will cancel any and all orders without notice that exceed the ticket limit.

2016 Video Recap

2016 Photo Gallery

Click here for the Facebook photo gallery from the 2016 event. Thank you to everyone who came out and shared their support for the cause!


Below are images and videos from the 2014 & 2015 concerts. Fan-posted videos have garnered 10+ million views.

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About UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital.

About UCSF Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a leading academic medical center that provides innovative treatments, uses advanced technology, fosters collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and employs a highly compassionate team of doctors, nurses and staff.

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