September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Del Mar
Del Mar


KAABOO Festival is a three day music festival held in Del Mar, California

The festival includes world-class music, comedy, gourmet cuisine, craft libations, and inspiring contemporary art.

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Lenny Kravitz
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
bornMay 26, 1964
New York City, United States
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
The Chainsmokers

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James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American musician, songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads".

Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs, "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville". He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain.


Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston"[6] and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".[7][8][9][10] Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock,[11][12] has come to also incorporate elements of pop,[13] heavy metal,[11] and rhythm and blues,[14] and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.[15] They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970.[5] Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with vocalist/pianist/harmonicist Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974.[16] In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars.[17] Two additional albums followed in 1977 and 1979. Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Hot 100 singles. By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army".[18] However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981, respectively; they were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay.[12] The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, which was certified gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which won some critical praise but failed to come close to commercial expectations. It was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. in 1986, and the 1987 multi-platinum release Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s.[19] In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), and embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date. The band also became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock 'n' roll history.[11][12] Additional albums followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012. Since 2001, the band has toured every year except 2008. After 46 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is contemplating a farewell tour slated to begin in 2017.[20]

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone.[21][22] With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American group and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[23] In 2013, the band's principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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News Articles13

Watch Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers Accidently Fall Off The Stage
edmsauce.com  –  September 20, 2016
The life of a DJ is sometimes harder than it looks. During the Kaaboo Del Mar music festival this past weekend, The Chainsmokers‘ Alex Pall took a tumble while performing his DJ set. The “Closer” songmaker didn’t seem phased when he fell ...
KAABOO 2016 Review
San Diego Entertainer Magazine  –  September 20, 2016
KAABOO returned to Del Mar on Sept. 16 th through Sept. 18 th for yet another year of big name bands, witty comedians, good food, and plenty of beer. From K’s floating through the sky, free samples of food, and chances to win spectacular prizes ...
Steel Pulse – Kaaboo 2016
alanhessphotography.com  –  September 19, 2016
This past weekend I got to see them for the second time this year at the Kaaboo festival in Del Mar. I have a lot of thoughts on how Kaaboo was run and the issues with crowds and access, but that will be covered in another post after the dust has settled.
Buffett performs at KAABOO Del Mar
buffettnews.com  –  September 17, 2016
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at KAABOO Del Mar near San Diego. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the songs played included “Piece Of Work”, “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor”, and “Margaritaville ...
KAABOO Del Mar selects Bulldog Digital Media for live streaming strategy
KTVN-TV  –  September 16, 2016
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KAABOO Del Mar, a completely curated three-day sound voyage that combines incredible genres of music and taste making socials with a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the Pacific, has selected industry ...
Jimmy Buffett Live From KAABOO Del Mar, CA
blog.margaritaville.com  –  September 16, 2016
Radio Margaritaville brings you the KAABOO experience-world class music, comedy, cuisine, and more! Listen LIVE as Jimmy Buffett’s headlines this unique festival in beautiful Del Mar, California. The pre-concert tailgate party starts Friday at 11pm ...
Parrotheads Galore at KAABOO Del Mar, Rock to Jimmy Buffett, Hall & Oates
timesofsandiego.com  –  September 15, 2016
Proof was KAABOO. Jimmy Buffett belts out a song at KAABOO in Del Mar. Photo by Chris Stone Friday’s opener of the three-day music and lifestyle festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was one for the ages, especially those who came of age in the H&O heyday ...
KAABOO Del Mar creator seeks to redefine music festivals
sandiegouniontribune.com  –  September 15, 2016
With Aerosmith, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett and Cheech & Chong headlining the 2016 edition of KAABOO this weekend, the three-day festival at the Del Mar Racetrack and adjoining fairgrounds does not lack for star power. Johnson will be making his first ...
Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Del Mar goes KAABOO! this weekend
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News  –  September 15, 2016
KAABOO, the big arts and entertainment festival, returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend, and the lineup is, I must say, pretty impressive. The event organizers promise “plenty of shade and seating, all restrooms are clean with flushable toilets ...
Kaaboo Del Mar – Kaaboo ArtworK Preview
bizarrebeyondbelief.com  –  September 14, 2016
KAABOO Del Mar is thrilled to announce its second annual KAABOO ArtworK ... kicked off on July 9th and features KAABOO ARTWORK 2016 muralists. This event will further PangeaSeed’s mission to utilize the power of art to generate awareness and change ...
KAABOO Del Mar: What You Need to Know
goodmusicallday.com  –  September 12, 2016
Take a browser around the fairgrounds, grab some food, an ice cold drink and have one hell of a weekend. For tickets and more info regarding KAABOO Del Mar, click here.
KAABOO DEL MAR – 6 Reasons It’s The Ultimate Mixperience
blog.sandiego.org  –  September 9, 2016
Amplify your experience with HANG FIVE program. Enjoy dedicated viewing areas, lounges and access to the Thursday Night AMPLIFY event to get your KAABOO Del Mar weekend started sooner!
KAABOO set to take the stages
The Coast News  –  September 8, 2016
DEL MAR — As the second annual KAABOO Del Mar music and arts festival prepares to open Sept. 16, organizers of the three-day event are confident adjustments made in the past 12 months will hopefully eliminate — or at least drastically reduce — noise ...

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