The San Diego area’s largest music, entertainment and arts experience, KAABOO Del Mar is happening Sept. 15 - 17. In only its third year, the three-day all-ages extravaganza has already established itself as a major player in the live event sector. Situated at the Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fairgrounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the upscale curated “mixperience” indulges all the senses.
Known for its world-class musical entertainment, KAABOO 2017s music headliners are alternative rock icons Red Hot Chili Peppers (first-day headliners), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (scheduled to close out the event), international stadium rockers Muse, and Pop songstress Pink (Saturday co-headliners). Also confirmed to appear are the iconic power pop band Weezer, Jane’s Addiction (the group’s only 2017 performance scheduled), David Guetta, Garbage, Smash Mouth, Ice Cube, Michael McDonald, Jason Derulo, Dave Mason, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, Alanis Morissette and much more. The full daily lineups are here.
Much more than a music festival, KAABOO features Art & Exhibits: National and international artists in this year’s Contemporary Art Fair exhibition as well as inspiring visual artistry created on-site during the event (see artist profiles here); Dine & Drink: Local and regional gourmet cuisine and spirits created by today’s culinary rock stars — Robert Irvine anyone?; Spa & Beauty: Spa indulgences and relaxation, i.e., gentlemen’s hot shaves, hair blowouts, and tattoo brightening at Indulgences; Smile & Laugh: With nationally recognized comedians at Humor Me, KAABOO’s indoor, air-conditioned, seated comedy club; After & Late: A high-end, late night dance party (18+) featuring award-winning DJs at Club Elevate; Sun & Splash: Enjoy a poolside lounge experience in the pristine ocean air from the privacy of your own cabana while taking in the sights and sounds of the Grandview Main Stage.
“I am thrilled with this year’s extraordinary lineup and proud to be building on the success of our last two KAABOO Del Mar events,” said KAABOO founder and CEO Bryan Gordon in a statement. “We strive to curate an event that is multi-generational and diverse — something for all of our fans. When you look at this lineup, we have everyone from Alt Rock legends and bucket list icons to today’s hottest hitmakers and incredible up-and-comers.”
Partnering this year with Virgin Produced, the entertainment production division of Virgin (specializing in movie, television and new media production), Gordon is enthusiastic about the festival's growth coupled with Virgin Produced.
KAABOO captures the heart of San Diego, appealing to the locals and tourists alike. For those from out of town, there are plenty of hotel accommodations around the area, and well-thought-out public transportation options to get to the venue, including ride sharing.
One- and two-day passes are on sale, starting at $119 and $239, respectively. Three-day passes, Hang Loose (GA), and Hang Five are still available, beginning at $299. Three-day passes include additional access to Amplify Zones, which provide premier stage viewing areas at each stage, private restroom facilities, and access to the Thursday night Sneak Peek kickoff party featuring Barenaked Ladies and The Dan Band. For every pass sold, $1 will be distributed among organizations with distinct causes in the San Diego area. Check out the festival's website for ticket options and all things KAABOO Del Mar 2017.
No matter how many times you have seen an artist perform, it’s always an invaluable opportunity to catch them live. See you at the most enjoyable festival experience in the world — KAABOO Del Mar — created by music lovers for music lovers. Do you have your passes yet?