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KABOO returns to San Diego with hundreds of musical artists from around the world

Scenes from last year’s KABOO.

Scenes from last year’s KABOO.

KABOO 2016 will be taking place from September 16 – 18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

This is the second year that KABOO will take over the fairgrounds to host hundreds of musical artists from all over the world, fantastic food and drink from various local venues, to feature lo­cal arts, comedy, and commit charitable contributions from the venues proceeds to local causes as they party endlessly over an entire weekend in September.

KABOO has quickly drawn the atten­tion of the masses to their outrageously chill festival through their unique cel­ebration of the arts and the people that inhabit this planet.

Without bias for style, genre, popu­larity, or taste, the founders of KABOO have developed this weekend of whiling to celebrate artistry in its many forms and promote a one-of-a-kind festival ex­perience that has proven to quickly draw the attention of fans all over the country. With artists traveling from all across the globe to be included in this festival line­up, hundreds of thousands of attendees are expected to flock to the scene for a weekend of fantastic food, fun, leisure, and a variety of entertainment options.

KABOO was reported to replace the San Diego Street Scene (which was a popular celebration of culture and vi­brancy back in the early 2000s that fi­nally came to an end in 2009). Creators reflected on what made the lost event great and expanded the concept even further in order to shell out this great ex­perience that celebrates the energy that makes Southern California the part of the world that everyone wants to visit.

Drawing individuals that appreciate a more relaxed party space, attendees get to observe this carousel of talent occupying seven stages around the fair­grounds from lounge spaces; including VIP areas designed to accommodate in­timate couples, families and friends and garden seating.

Swarming with local talent, featured artists include Bang Pow, Almost Mon­day and more. Popular artists headlin­ing for 2016 include Aerosmith, Macy Gray, Jack Johnson, Fall Out Boy, Goo Goo Dolls, Ludacris, Third Eye Blind, Cypress Hill, Gavin DeGraw, Flo Rida, Steel Pulse and DJ Savi.

More than a dozen comedians will be battling to provide the most laughter. Among them are Dana Carvey, Sarah Silverman, Cheech and Chong, Gar­funkel and Oats, Sean Leary, and Dan Venti.

Visit the official website at https:// for the full lineup of musicians, artists, comedi­ans, local chefs and artists.

As KABOO looks to feature new and upcoming talent, they have worked to­gether with GigTown of San Diego to host this year’s “Discovery Tour,” which allowed local artists to show off their talents in hopes of becoming a part of this extensive lineup. For next year’s tryouts, keep an eye on the scheduled events at to take your oppor­tunity in sharing your talents for 2017s big event.

Every ticket sold for KABOO pro­vides a donation of $1 to the event’s KINDNESS program: a charitable giv­ing program that contributes the pro­ceeds to local organizations that help local communities in San Diego County.

This year’s organizations include the San Diego County Surfrider Foundation, Voices for Children, San Diego Music Foundation, and The Armed Services YMCA. Other causes towards helping our community will be contributing to the weekend festivities. A silent auction will run throughout the entire weekend. Auction items are still being accepted.

Simply visit www.kaaboodel­ and fill out the form provided. A charity poker tour­nament will happen September 16 and 17, hosted by television personality Maria Ho. Not only that! KABOO is in support of taking environmental re­sponsibility and nurturing sustainability. With that, they contribute all food that is not consumed at the event to local food banks, offer recycling bins during the event weekend, offer numerous trans­portation alternatives for attending the venue and more.

KABOO 2016 will be taking place from September 16 – 18 in Del Mar. Tickets are still available for purchase on their website. Wristbands are re­quired for attendance. It is advised that they are not donned until officially ar­riving at the event as they lock together and cannot be adjusted or removed once applied. Register your wristbands at­bands/ Gates open at 11:30 am daily. For help in planning your trip visit

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