KAABOO Del Mar offers chance at big stage

Third time is the charm, right? Well, it is if you’re talking about the KAABOO Discovery Tour.

KAAABOO Del Mar, which takes over the Del Mar Fairgrounds September 18-20, features art, comedy, and food in addition to headliners like No Doubt, The Killers, and Snoop Dogg.

Since the end of July, the KAABOO Discovery Tour has been looking for local bands to join the action.

Using a battle-of-the-bands format, three locals will get the chance to perform on KAABOO’s Emerging Artist Stage during the three-day event in September.

Partnering with the music app GigTown, the KAABOO Discovery Tour has already determined two of the three winners.

Singer/songwriter Tolan Shaw emerged victorious from the July 19 showcase at San Diego’s Brick By Brick, while rock quartet Garrett Lee Robinson took home the honors on the July 26 date at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach.

The final competition takes place on Sunday at San Diego’s own Quartyard. A line-up of Grizzly Business, Jet West, Ki, and the Stranger Band will compete for the coveted last local slot.

Shaw, Robinson, and the last winning band will help close out KAABOO’s inaugural run, all performing on festival’s last day.

We’re thinking they’ll probably hang around to catch some of The Killers or Ben Harper’s set as well.


When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug 9

Where: Quartyard, 1102 Market St., East Village

Cost: $10


Source: DiscoverSD