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  • KAABOO comedy co-headliner Sebastian Maniscalco owes it all to Stevie Wonder

    KAABOO comedy co-headliner Sebastian Maniscalco owes it all to Stevie Wonder

    Sebastian Maniscalco may be the only comedy star who can credit the start of his career to a fourth-grade book report, let alone a book report about one of the most revered artists in popular music history. "I did a book report on the autobiography of Stevie Wonder and I came into class  dressedas...

  • KAABOO-bound Michael McDonald is hip again, thanks to new collaborations

    KAABOO-bound Michael McDonald is hip again, thanks to new collaborations

    Former Steely Dan and Doobies Brothers' singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald is hip again - at the age of 65. Credit his recent collaborations with Thundercat and Grizzly Bear, shout-outs from Mac DeMarco, and the surge in popularity of yacht-rock with young hipster music fans. In addition to being...

  • KAABOO is back, as number of music festivals explodes (and some implode)

    When KAABOO Del Mar debuted in 2015, its focus on ritzy amenities - gourmet food and drinks, concierge service, Mercedes-Benz car service, private cabanas, surfing lessons, massages, a Las Vegas-styled "day club," and a swimming pool overlooking one of the main stages - made it seem like a high-stakes...

  • KAABOO releases 2017 performance schedule

    KAABOO releases 2017 performance schedule

    On July 11, single-day ticket lineups were announced for the upcoming KAABOO Del Mar, but today the third annual event went one step further with all performance times being released. The announcement covers music, comedy, art and cuisine schedules for the mixperience event, which will take place...

  • PACIFIC is giving away 50 pairs of KAABOO tickets

    PACIFIC is giving away 50 pairs of KAABOO tickets

    During a special giveaway party hosted by PACIFIC and Omnia San Diego, guests have the chance to win one of 50 pairs of single-day tickets to the upcoming KAABOO Del Mar. From 8-9 p.m. on Thursday, enjoy a hosted bar, then, after all of the tickets have been given away, stay and enjoy the rest...

  • Things to do in September

    Things to do in September

    September is filled with cool events including CRSSD, San Diego Restaurant Week, KAABOO Del Mar and the 36th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair. 9.1-4: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo Sand sculptors from around the world compete for top honors during this four-day bayside extravaganza...

  • Ahead of KAABOO, Jane's Addiction drops milestone collection

    Ahead of KAABOO, Jane's Addiction drops milestone collection

    In just over a month, Los Angeles rock vets Jane's Addiction will help anchor the third annual KAABOO Del Mar festival. But first, they're taking the time to commemorate a significant band milestone. On Thursday, the more than 30-year-old rock quartet releases Ritual De Lo Habitual Alive At 25....

  • KAABOO releases 2017 culinary lineup

    KAABOO releases 2017 culinary lineup

    Damn right it's better than yours! Will those lyrics from Kelis's 2003 hit song, "Milkshake," become a mantra for the chefs who demonstrate their skills at KAABOO  Del Mar  in September? We'll find out when Kelis - a Le Cordon Bleu graduate who in 2014 debuted her Cooking Channel show, "Saucy and...

  • KAABOO Del Mar releases comedy lineup

    KAABOO Del Mar releases comedy lineup

    Patton Oswalt, David Spade , and Sebastian Maniscalco head the list of confirmed acts for KAABOO Del Mar's 2017 "Humor Me" comedy lineup. Also booked to appear at the festival, which takes place Sept. 15-17, are former TV host Arsenio Hall, "Saturday Night Live" alum Norm MacDonald and Nick Swardson...

  • KAABOO reveals full music lineup for 2017 mixperience festival

    KAABOO reveals full music lineup for 2017 mixperience festival

        KAABOO Del Mar did not lack for star power in 2015 and 2016, when the ambitious new festival's expansive lineup featured No Doubt, The Killers, Aerosmith, Cheech & Chong, The Chainsmokers and Jimmy Buffett. Even so, KAABOO is hoping to up the ante when the upscale music, comedy and gourmet...

  • Weezer is first band announced to perform at KAABOO Del Mar

    Weezer is first band announced to perform at KAABOO Del Mar

        The full lineup for the 2017 edition of the upscale KAABOO Del Mar festival won't be announced for nearly two months. But Weezer has been confirmed as the first act booked to perform at the annual music, food, drink and comedy fete when the event returns in September for its third edition....

  • 2016 arts year in review: Music

    2016 arts year in review: Music

    It's difficult to recall a year in which so many significant musicians passed away - from David Bowie, Prince, Eagles' co-founder Glenn Frey and Earth, Wind & Fire mastermind Maurice White to Merle Haggard, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Mose Allison and more, including such San Diego-based stand-outs...

  • 16 coolest San Diego shows of 2016 (in chronological order)

    16 coolest San Diego shows of 2016 (in chronological order)

    3.29: Justin Bieber - Valley View Casino Center The Biebs kicked off the second leg of his North American "Believe" tour here in 2013. And thanks to criminally catchy singles such as "What Do You Mean," "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" from the pop superstar's multiplatinum LP "Purpose," his sold-out...

  • Get a Jump on KAABOO 2017

    Get a Jump on KAABOO 2017

    Sponsored KAABOO Del Mar recently wrapped up after a stacked line-up of incredible music, delectable cuisine, inspiring contemporary art, hilarious comedy, luxurious spa indulgences and the very best craft libations over the three-day weekend in September that took "festival life" to the next level,...

  • KAABOO gets Shakey on Sunday

    KAABOO gets Shakey on Sunday

    A heavy marine layer had enveloped KAABOO Del Mar when Shakey Graves started his set on Sunday afternoon. But the billowy blanket of clouds above Trestles stage didn't prevent things from heating up below ? even if it did take things some time to get started. With a capacity crowd filling the confines...

  • Laughs unlimited at KAABOO Humor Me stage

    Laughs unlimited at KAABOO Humor Me stage

    In year one of KAABOO Del Mar, the people spoke, and this year, the festival's comedy venue Humor Me was moved to a larger, cooler area complete with plush seats. It was such a hit, in fact, that long lines could be seen for most of the shows during the 3-day event. Long gone were the days of overheating...

  • Sit back and relax at KAABOO

    Sit back and relax at KAABOO

    For those who have ever spent time at a multi-day music festival, you know all too well how tiring it can be walking around a festival for hours at a time. This can be especially true if you had one too many Sierra Nevada brews or craft cocktails the night prior - that's why the spa area was a...

  • Melee breaks out outside KAABOO after hours venue

    Melee breaks out outside KAABOO after hours venue

    Social media was a buzz this morning with reports of what some were calling a "riot" as Day 2 of KAABOO Del Mar drew to a close. While details are still being investigated, an apparent fight broke out just outside the Encore stage, which happens to be sponsored by DiscoverSD. Sheriff's officials...

  • KAABOO crowd spans multiple generations

    KAABOO crowd spans multiple generations

    For only its second year, KAABOO Del Mar has provided a festival "mix-perience" with unique offerings for a diverse section of fans. Whether looking for high-end, low-end, daytime, nighttime, new music or old, festival organizers made a concerted effort to get it all covered. And thus far, patrons...

  • Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Like any big festival, fans are forced to deal with overlapping set times and choices must be made. On Saturday night at KAABOO Del Mar, two polar opposite headliners split the biggest crowd of the weekend in two. With matching 90-minute set times of 8:25 to 9:55 p.m., New York's DJ duo The Chainsmokers...

  • The Shelters shake up KAABOO on Saturday night

    The Shelters shake up KAABOO on Saturday night

    L.A.-based band, The Shelters, shook the Tourmaline stage on Saturday night of KAABOO Del Mar with extreme guitar rifts and a real deal, rock-n-roll sound. It's no surprise that the quartet exhibits that sort of old-school rock charm, produced by the legendary Tom Petty. The Shelters nailed a set...

  • Gavin DeGraw talks growing up and new music at KAABOO

    Gavin DeGraw talks growing up and new music at KAABOO

    Sitting in his home, a plush yet quaint house on wheels, Gavin DeGraw looks out onto the outer-edge of the Del Mar Fairgrounds where a giant hot air balloon is slowly rising up into the sky. He reminisces about a terrifying experience in which his brother abandoned him on a similar-looking basket...

  • KAABOO is one year older, one year wiser

    KAABOO is one year older, one year wiser

    A bright, big and seemingly full moon shined down on the content faces at the Del Mar Fairgrounds - a place that many of us local San Diegans already hold near-and-dear to our hearts. Those in attendance at this year's KAABOO Del Mar festival on Friday were enjoying an escape from reality while...

  • KAABOO Del Mar gets off to breezy start

    KAABOO Del Mar gets off to breezy start

    "It's a beautiful night, KAABOO. KAABOO! KAABOO!" said Daryl Hall, and so it was as the KAABOO Del Mar festival kicked into high gear early Friday evening at the Del Mar Racetrack and adjacent fairgrounds. It was seven hours into the opening day of the music, comedy, food, drink and lifestyle festival's...

  • Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    It's hard to believe that The Avett Brothers are in their 16th year of making music. North Carolina-based brothers Seth and Scott Avett, along with bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon, have made an incredible transformation since their start as string-breaking, fingers-bleeding punkers-turned-folkies....

  • 20 years in, Aoki still a force

    20 years in, Aoki still a force

    Steve Aoki is a household name in EDM. But the Grammy-nominated electro house DJ and producer is just as well known for the music on his L.A.-based, independent record label, Dim Mak. Started out of his dorm room in 1996 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dim Mak has grown into a global...

  • Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    KAABOO Del Mar  is chock-full of talented humans, but one woman who stands out in the crowd is comedian Natasha Leggero. The veteran comedian-turned-actress is in the middle of the second season of her popular television show, "Another Period," on the Comedy Central cable channel. Upon her return...

  • New flavors, smoother operation for food, drink fans at KAABOO

    New flavors, smoother operation for food, drink fans at KAABOO

    Forget about tough corn dogs and gigantic turkey drumsticks, because location is all that KAABOO Del Mar has in common with the county fair. Remember, the three-day music and comedy event made its debut last year with a sophisticated, borderline anti-festival approach aimed at drawing discerning...

  • KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    Shakey Graves 3 p.m., Trestles stage: This bluesy guy is a must-see at KAABOO, in my eyes. He blends old school rock and roll with blues and grass-roots, folk music seamlessly. The musician is typically seen performing as a one-man show, but will likely be coming to this concert with a full band....

  • Kaaboo By The Sea? Sure!

    For fans of big-time rock bands and other entertainment A-listers, September promises a shore thing: KAABOO. KAABOO Del Mar is several festivals rolled into one. Now in its second year, the music, comedy, food, drink and visual-art extravaganza returns to the Del Mar Racetrack and fairgrounds September...

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