KAABOO Del Mar 2019 performance schedule and critic’s picks

Here’s the hour by hour 2019 KAABOO schedule; our critic’s picks range from Maren Morris and Wu Tang Clan to Tig Notaro and Toots & The Maytals


The fifth annual KAABOO Del Mar festival, like its four previous editions, offers dozens of musical options.

They range from the headliners — which this year include Kings of Leon (Friday), Dave Matthews Band (Saturday) and Mumford & Sons (Sunday) — to such young acts as Maren Morris, Badflower and the electronic music trio Cheat Codes.

In between are an array of veteran acts, from Jamaica’s Toots & The Maytals, Engalnd’s Duran Duran and California’s The Bangles to Squeeze, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians and today’s Night & Day cover subject, Sheryl Crow. (Ticket information appears below.)

Then there’s Friday’s joint appearance by Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan, a West Coast rap meets East Coast rap jam of potentially major proportions. It could be riveting, a train wreck, or a riveting train wreck — depending on how much (or little) prep time Snoop and Wu Tang have expended to smoothly integrate their respective songs. It’s also unclear exactly which Wu Tang members will be present, since the group’s lineup can be fluid from show to show.

Still, the prospect of hearing Snoop and Wu do a live mash-up of, say, his “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and their “C.R.E.A.M.” is an enticing one.

Also enticing, at least for fans of Bruce Springsteen, are this weekend’s KAABOO performances by two of the Boss’s oldest musical collaborators.

Namely, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, who perform Friday afternoon, and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes, who perform Saturday afternoon. For fans of blue-eyed soul and brassy, bar-band rock, both Little Steven and Southside Johnny should get KAABOO popping from their very first downbeat.

(* indicates U-T critic’s pick; ! indicates PACIFIC critic’s pick)

KAABOO Del Mar Daily Schedule 2019


Sunset Cliffs Stage

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness 3:05–4:05 p.m.

REO Speedwagon 4:35-5:55 p.m.

Maren Morris * 6:25-7:45 p.m.

Kings of Leon ! 8:25-9:55 p.m.

USAA Grandview Stage

Plain White T’s 2:30-3 p.m.

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul * 3:40-4:20 p.m.

Boyz II Men 5:10-6:10 p.m.

Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan * 7:35-9:35 p.m.

Silversun Pickups will perform at KAABOO Del Mar on Friday.
(Photo by Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

BMW Encinitas Trestles Stage

Vintage Trouble * 3:05-3:35 p.m.

Silversun Pickups ! 4:25-5:05 p.m.

The Cult ! 6:15-7:30 p.m.

IFC Humor Me Stage

Cameron Esposito + Cristela Alonzo ! 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Kevin Smith 6:35-7:35 p.m.

Pete Holmes & Friends ! 11p.m.-12:00 a.m.

San Pellegrino Palate + Play Stage

J. Human 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Chef Eduardo Garcia 4:30-5:10 p.m.

Evan Diamond & The Library 5:40-6:10 p.m.

Chef Ryan Gilbert 6:35-7:05 p.m.

Grizfolk 7:35-8:05 p.m.

Amplify Escape

Hailey Whitters 2:15-2:45 p.m.

Tori Kelly 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jemaa The Nomad Pool Party at Bask

Knock 2 2-3:30 p.m.

DJ Mikey Beats 4:25-4:55 p.m.

Cheyenne Giles 5:55-6:25 p.m.

DJ Dynamiq 7:40-8:25 p.m.

Bai Silent Disco at the USAA Grandview Stage

Heavy Water Film Screening 10-11:15 p.m.

DJ Will Hernandez 10-11:15 p.m.

Erick Diaz 11:15-11:50 p.m.

DJ C-Riz 11:15-11:50 p.m.

White Panda ! 11:50-12:35 p.m.


Sunset Cliffs Stage

Badflower 2:05–2:35 p.m.

Switchfoot * 3:05–4:05 p.m.

Bryan Adams 4:35-5:55 p.m.

OneRepublic 6:25-7:25 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band * 7:55-9:55 p.m.

USAA Grandview Stage

Mix Master Mike * 1:30-2 p.m.

Laine Hardy 3-3:30 p.m.

Cheat Codes ! 4:20-5:05 p.m.

Sublime With Rome 5:55-6:55 p.m.

Black Eyed Peas 8:05-9:30 p.m.

BMW Encinitas Trestles Stage

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes * 2-3 p.m.

Blind Melon 3:35-4:20 p.m.

Keuning * 5:05-5:50 p.m.

Squeeze * 7-8 p.m.

IFC Humor Me Stage

Tom Green 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Jimmy O. Yang ! 4-5 p.m.

Tig Notaro * 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Bert Kreischer 11:00-12:00 a.m.

San Pellegrino Palate + Play Stage

Chef Travis Swikard 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Suckerbox 2:45-3:15 p.m.

Chef Nyesha Arrington 3:45-4:30 p.m.

The Gooms 5-5:30 p.m.

Chef Michael Mina 6-6:45 p.m.

Amplify Escape

Sir, Please 2:15-2:45 p.m.

Tim Reynolds 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Chevy Metal 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jemaa The Nomad Pool Party at Bask

Saxophone sets all day with Jeremy Jackson

Mr Brown 1-1:45 p.m.

DJ Common Dream 2:15-2:45 p.m.

DJ C-Riz 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Erick Diaz 5:35-6:10 p.m.

DJ Murphi Kennedy 7:10-7:55 p.m.

Bai Silent Disco at the USAA Grandview Stage

DJ Diallo Riddle/ BBC America’s Blue Planet II 10:00-11:15 p.m.

Erick Diaz 10-11:15 p.m.

Niiko x Swae 11:15-11:50 p.m.

DJ Murphi Kennedy 11:15-11:50 p.m.

Rome & LDontheCut 11:50-12:35 p.m.


Sunset Cliffs Stage

Xavier Rudd 1:05–2:20 p.m.

Lifehouse 2:50–3:35 p.m.

The Bangles * 4:05-5:05 p.m.

Sheryl Crow 5:35-6:35 p.m.

Mumford & Sons ! 7:20-9:05 p.m.

USAA Grandview Stage

Perta 1:00-1:35 p.m.

Alec Benjamin 2:05-2:35 p.m.

Cash Cash 3:30-4:05 p.m.

The Revivalists 5:05 -6:05 p.m.

Duran Duran * 7:15 -8:45 p.m.

BMW Encinitas Trestles Stage

Con Brio 1:35-2:05 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals * 2:35-3:30 p.m.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians 4:05-5:05 p.m.

Colbie Caillat 6:05-7:15 p.m.

IFC Humor Me Stage

Taylor Tomlinson + Jen Kirkman 2:05-3:05 p.m.

Bob Saget 4:20-5:20 p.m.

Wayne Brady 6:35-7:35 p.m.

San Pellegrino Palate + Play Stage

Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Chef Antonia Lofaso 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Electric Mud * 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Richard Blais (chef) 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Walden 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Des Rocs 7:45-8:35 p.m.

Amplify Escape

DJ Ricky For Real 2:30-3 p.m.

Trevor Daniel 4-4:30 p.m.

The Bacon Brothers 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Jemaa The Nomad Pool Party at Bask

DJ C-Riz 1:00-1:40 p.m.

DJ Bryan Kato 2:10-2:40 p.m.

DJ Common Dream 3:25-3:55 p.m.

Erick Diaz 4:55-5:25 p.m.

DJ Will Hernandez 6:25-7:10 p.m.


When: 2 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Tickets: $139 daily general admission; $250 for two-day Friday and Sunday general admission passes; $359 for three-day general admission pass. Military and student discounts are available. Three-day VIP Hang Five and Hang Ten packages, which are priced from $959 to $3,999, are sold-out. Three-day $20,000 Ultimate Hang passes are also sold out.

Phone: (855) 798-5995