KAABOO returns to San Diego

KAABOO is San Diego’s largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival.

Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor

KAABOO is more than just a music festival. It is San Diego’s largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival and it returns this weekend to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.

The event is “a new kind of entertainment and arts experience designed around comfort, hospitality and good times,” according to the KAABOO website.  

Musicians include:

  • Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Katy Perry
  • Robert Plant
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Incubus
  • Post Malone
  • Billy Idol
  • Cake
  • Nelly
  • Big Boi
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Alice in Chains
  • Blondie
  • TLC
  • War

The artists will be performing on half a dozen stages throughout the fairgrounds.

In addition to music, KAABOO offers comedic performances on the Humor Me comedy stage. Comedians include:

  • Craig Ferguson
  • Iliza Shlesinger
  • Craig Robinson
  • Whitney Cummings
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Louie Anderson
  • Pauly Shore

Only a few Friday single-day passes remain on sale, according to the website as of Sept. 11.  If you can’t get a ticket, you can live stream KAABOO on Stingray Quello.