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Mercury Insurance Announces Winner of the 2017 Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash Sweepstakes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Mercury Insurance congratulates Richard “Rick” H. Redpath, Jr., of Greene, N.Y., on winning the 2017 Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash Sweepstakes, a music festival getaway to the legendary rocker’s annual celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This is the second year Mercury has partnered with Hagar to give his fans the chance to win a trip to this event that sells out in minutes.

“I’ve been a fan of Sammy Hagar since I was in high school and started listening to his band Montrose. I was a lead singer myself and loved singing ‘Bad Motor Scooter,” said Redpath. “Winning the contest sounded too good to be true, but when the reality sank in, I yelled so loudly that my neighbor called to see if I was okay! I can’t wait to meet the rock legend.”

Redpath will attend Hagar’s annual Birthday Bash with his fiancée. The two will enjoy:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico;
  • Hotel accommodations for three (3) nights;
  • Roundtrip transportation from the airport to the hotel;
  • Two (2) VIP tickets to the show;
  • A meet-and-greet with the Red Rocker; and
  • Roundtrip transportation from the hotel to the show.

“Last year’s Bash was amazing and tickets are hard to come by, so we wanted to give another Redhead a chance to attend,” said Erik Thompson, Mercury’s head of advertising and public relations. “They’re going to have a great three days in Cabo and they’ll get to meet the Red Rocker, himself. What could be better?”

The sweepstakes is part of Mercury’s sponsorship of AXS TV’s “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance,” which features Hagar giving viewers behind-the-scenes access to music stars, including John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Toby Keith, Vince Neil, Mick Fleetwood, Joe Satriani, Adam Levine and more. Season three of the series is scheduled to air in early 2018.


Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information visit or Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.


Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s hit franchise series include THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR and AXS TV FIGHTS.

AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum TV, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH, Frontier, Sling TV, Altice/Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum TV, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit and Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstvInstagram; Cyber Dust and YouTube.


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