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KAABOO to Stay at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

KAABOO 2016: September, 16-18

Line-up includes: Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band, Aerosmith , Lenny Kravitz, Daryl Hall and John Oates, OneRepublic, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Cypress Hill, Lex, Chris Isaak, Gin Blossoms, The Struts, Collective Soul, Steel Pulse and many, many more.

Del Mar CA— The 22nd District Agricultural Association and KAABOO organizers recent long-term contract agreement secures the venue for what has been called, a “mix-experience for the sophisticated concert goer.” Returning in 2016, the Del Mar Fairgrounds will host KAABOO, the unsurpassed, three-day, all-inclusive concert experience, September 16-18.

On April 12, 2016, KAABOO organizers and the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors signed a contract together that will keep KAABOO rocking at the Fairgrounds for the next five years, with an option of up to ten.  “The approval of this long term contract with KAABOO will yield “win- win” opportunities for the Fairgrounds and for our local communities, as this annual event will secure additional jobs and bring additional commerce to local businesses, restaurants and hotels, says Russ Penniman, Board President of the 22nd District Agricultural Association.  “KAABOO organizers and producers along with the Del Mar Fairgrounds management team are committed to being good neighbors and will continue to work with our local communities to address and resolve any concerns.  The KAABOO concert experience is the first in its class, and I believe this top-tier event has the potential to become the premiere concert destination in Southern California.”

Tim Fennell, General Manager and CEO of the Del Mar Fairgrounds commends the KAABOO business plan and management team, “From an operational perspective, this organization is top-notch and experienced.  They produce a unique event with an emphasis on customer service and in my opinion, maintain and execute the highest standards in the concert and event industry.”

Bryan Gordon, Founder and CEO of KAABOO added, “We are thrilled with the approval of the long-term contract for KAABOO Del Mar, in addition to recently announcing our 2016 lineup. We feel that this lineup has even more depth and variety than last year.  We were overwhelmed by the community support from the 22nd DAA board members, as well as local residents and businesses, and look forward to being a part of the San Diego community for many more years to come.”

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is recognized for its destination and for presenting world class events.  The San Diego County Fair which is the largest Fair in the State of California and one of the top-ten Fairs in North America is held every June through July at the Fairgrounds.  A leader in the Fair industry, the San Diego County Fair has earned world–wide acclaim for forward moving and progressive Fair themes, and innovative marketing and development strategies.  On an annual basis the Fair continues to break attendance records and earns top honors for on-going educational programming that includes the advancement of agriculture, commerce and environmental programming.  The Del Mar Fairgrounds is also home to one of the top three horse race meets in the world, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, for both the summer and fall live racing seasons. The Del Mar Race Track is poised to make horse racing history by hosting the Breeder’s Cup in 2017.


KAABOO is a three-day “mix-perience” and the perfect weekend escape for the sophisticated concert-goer looking for a fully immersive experience without the rough qualities of a traditional outdoor event. It combines a diverse mix of music, high quality culinary offerings, the very best craft libations, visually inspiring art exhibitions, comedy, dancing and all of the indulgent amenities you could hope for, together in one place. Located at the historic Fairgrounds and Race Track, just north of San Diego on the Southern California coast. In a unanimous decision from the board of directors of the 22nd DAA at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the five year (with a five year extension) contract to hold KAABOO at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack was approved on April 12, 2016, ensuring that KAABOO will be a fixture in Southern California for many years to come. For more information contact: www.kaaboodelmar.com

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center.  The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds at www.delmarfairgrounds.com .

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