KAABOO Del Mar announces 2017 dates


Although KAABOO Del Mar just came to a close, festival organizers have already announced dates for the third annual three-day event. KAABOO is set to return Sept. 15-17, 2017, to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

“We started working on the lineup even before KAABOO happened last year,” KAABOO founder and CEO Bryan E. Gordon recently told this newspaper. “We’ve already started work on next year’s lineup.”

The inaugural KAABOO debuted last September with more than 100 acts on seven stages, attracting 50,000 attendees.

The second annual KAABOO kicked off Thursday, Sept. 22 with the VIP Amplify party featuring singers Chris Isaak and Macy Gray. The three-day music, comedy and art festival then ran Friday through Sunday with headlining performances by Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Aerosmith, Jack Johnson and Fall Out Boy.

“Early bird” passes priced at $199 to $2,599, plus service fees, are already on sale for next year’s edition of KAABOO. For more about KAABOO, visit