Kicking Back at KAABOO

Del Mar’s second KAABOO festival was a success, boasting an impressive lineup of diverse musicians, fine cuisine, spirits, art, comedy, a silent disco, and more. The weekend-long “mix-perience” built upon last year’s inaugural set up, attempting to appeal to people of all ages by offering a more upscale music festival experience and a variety of musical genres. In addition to main acts like Jimmy Buffet, Fall Out Boy, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, The Chainsmokers, and Jack Johnson, there were also a number of local musicians who performed, including but not limited to Bang Pow, Steve Poltz, The Verigolds, Almost Monday, Nancarrow, and Aquile. “The atmosphere of this festival was really unique,” said festival-goer Brandon Stachnik. “Being able to see such a range of different types of performances, such as Grouplove and Puddles Pity Party, was really fantastic.”

Being in its second year, the festival is bound to improve and grow immensely next year and in the years to come. “Overall my team felt that it went really well! We received a ton of great feedback and I personally was able to enjoy quite a few different things from the event which I thought were fantastic,” shared Emily Nugent of KAABOO’s public relations agency, Behrman Communications. It has been confirmed that the festival received a five-year contract at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, along with as many as five one-year extensions after that. Discover more about KAABOO and purchase passes for next year’s festival at