Your Guide to KAABOO Del Mar
KAABOO: San Diego’s inaugural three-day “mixperience” goes beyond music festival to encompass artwork, culinary competitions, comedy and more. With A-list headliners, stellar amenities and enough to keep attendees busy exploring all day, KAABOO is set to splash the headlines beyond San Diego and we’ve got your guide to the action.
Music & Encore
Headliners for the weekend include No Doubt (Fri.), Zac Brown Band (Sat.) and The Killers (Sun.), but with seven stages and morethan 100 music acts and performances, the fun doesn’t stop for set changes. Other artists performing include Train, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Slightly Stoopid, Counting Crows, Grace Potter, O.A.R. and many more. Performances start as early as 11 a.m. and continue through 10 p.m. with late night “Encore” performances by bands and DJs on Friday and Saturday going until 2:30 a.m. Click here for the full concert schedule.
San Diego’s burgeoning culinary scene gets a stage all its own. On Saturday, KAABOO Rock’n Chef Competition features six San Diego celebrity chefs as they compete to be the first ever KAABOO Rock’n Chef. Starting at noon, Amy Dibaiase, Brian Malarkey, Chad White, James Montejano, Jason McLeod and Javier Plascencia will go head-to-head in two rounds dishing up one appetizer and one entree within one hour. The two chefs with the highest scores will then create one entree (Chicken Fried Recipe Challenge) and one dessert. Throughout the weekend, the Palate stage will also host celebrity chef demos, chef and artist book signings, surprise musical performances and more. Attendees can also sample from 18 local restaurants and chefs, 30 California wineries and 30 craft distilleries.
KAABOO truly embraces all things San Diego by giving the city’s craft beer industry a spot in the sunshine. The “Crafty” beer garden offers a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy America’s Finest City’s best brews. With suds from 30 local breweries, the beer garden is the perfect spot to relax and refuel between music acts.
Other noteworthy KAABOO attractions include Indulgences with product demonstrations, luxury services, chic lounge areas, fashion stylists; Posh Nosh dining; Artwork with mural and sculpture artists and a contemporary art fair; Humor Me with 10 comedy acts and openers; and Bask, the sandy beach area at the Sunset Cliffs Main Stage with a pool, cabanas and more.
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.