KAABOO Announces Art and Cuisine Lineups for Fifth Annual Event




KAABOO Del Mar, Southern California’s premier three-day live entertainment experience happening September 13-15, 2019 in Del Mar, CA, has announced its PALATE (culinary) and ARTWORK (visual artist) lineups. The culinary programming for the fifth annual event will feature demonstrations and gourmet tastings from celebrated culinary artisans including Michael Mina, Richard Blais, Antonia Lofaso, Nyesha Arrington, and more. In ARTWORK, globally recognized contemporary visual artists Greg Mike, Yellena James, Georgia Hill, Carly Ealey and Caia Koopman, along with over 70 additional galleries and artists, will showcase their work through live mural paintings, art installations, and exhibitions.

The newly announced culinary and visual artists will join previously announced musical headliners Kings of Leon (Friday), Dave Matthews Band (Saturday), Mumford & Sons(Sunday), and a special Southern California performance by Duran Duran, as well as comedy ninjas Brett Kreischer, Wayne Brady, Bob Saget, Tig Notaro, and many more.

KAABOO culinary brand ambassador chef Michael Mina (Mina Group, International Smoke, Cal Mare) and five-time returning KAABOO chef Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, The Crack Shack), lead the PALATE lineup. The two will bring their respective award-winning menus to the oceanfront festival offering cooking demonstrations and tastings all weekend long. Mina, who is known for his bold dining concepts and internationally acclaimed restaurants, and James Beard nominated Blais, will craft food pairings alongside esteemed culinary experts Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Nyesha Arrington (Native), Eduardo Garcia (Montana Mex), Travis Swikard (Boulud Sud, Bar Boulud), Ryan Gilbert (Vista Valley Country Club), and host Troy Johnson. Additional PALATE offerings are below.

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At KAABOO, guests are encouraged to engage in its highly curated multi-sensory experience. Throughout the property, murals up to 30 feet tall dot the landscape with artists at the top of their game transforming canvases into live public art pieces. Over the course of the weekend, designs shift and finished concepts are revealed. Artists featured this year include pop-art creative Greg Mike, abstract illustrationist Yellena James, Australian multidisciplinary maven Georgia Hill, California native pop-surrealist Caia Koopman, naturally inspired, Spanish street-art specialist Sabek, ethereal muralist Carly Ealey, as well as Kai’ili Kaulukukui, Kalani Ware, and Madeleine Tonzi.

As one of Southern California’s largest contemporary art fairs, KAABOO will once again transform the Del Mar Fairgrounds indoor area into the ARTWORK exhibition, proudly displaying works to be admired and purchased from a variety of international and regionally respected artists and galleries. Exhibiting artists include Alla Tsank, Amandalynn, Ariel Gold, Beautiful Soul, Bici.Arte. by FreeWill, Brady Willmott, Brett Crawford, CamNia Studio, Carolyn Brann, CHIME, Christopher Konecki, Daryll Peirce, David Battaglia, Deadwax1, Dodge Williams, Eli The Man, Erin Yoshi, Everyone Is Starry Eyed, Gloria Muriel, Grayson Studio, Henna Designs by Lindsay, Jaclyn Rose, Jason Humphrey, Jennifer Rae Ochs, John Ha, Jon Savage Gallery, Jonny Alexander, Katie Newell, Kelsey Overstreet, Kristen Lynn Art, Lady Mags, Laura Cunningham, Lee Hendrickson, Lori Landry, Lori Love, Lyn Hiner Studios, Mac Hillenbrand, MarquisLeoCollection, May Levy, Melissa Walter, Michael Carini, Michael Rohner Art, Monty Guy, Monty Montgomery, Nicholas Danger, Niki J Sands, Ocean Arrowhead by Douglas Cross, Persue, Rewind Jewelry, Santos Orellana, Sharon Kaplan, SHDWSOFDUST, Sniptease, Steven Vigil, Taped Metal Canvas, Thomas Lockhart III, Tierney Moses, and VIRALBOA. KAABOO exhibiting galleries include Distinction Gallery, Fathom, Sally Centigrade, Sparks Gallery, Sugar Press Art, and The San Diego Museum of Art.

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The 2019 PALATE program will feature offerings from Bling Bling Dumpling, Bra-boz, Broad Street Oyster Co., Everbowl, Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mariposa Ice Cream, Miss Mini Donuts, Morton's the Steakhouse, Napizza, Nacho Taco, Poseidon Del Mar, Red Hat Coffee, Red O Taste of Mexico, Shawarma Point, So Rich! Chocolates, Stoked Poke, The Baked Bear of Carmel Valley, The Barbecue Experience, and The Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Additional on-site eats include Afters Ice Cream, Belly Bombz, Bread & Cheese, Buqqa Truck Gourmet, Dogtown Dogs, Hungry Belly Thai, Kettle Corn, Matador Paella, Me So Hungry Truck, Meltdown Gourmet, Monster Fries, Oodles of Noodles, Puesto, Rice Balls of Fire, Ricky's California Corn Dog, Romega Taqueira, Roxy Restaurant, Spicy Pie, Superfood & Company, The Deli Doctor, The Middle Feast Food Truck, Union Food Truck, and Wafl Truck.

All KAABOO passes are now on sale at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes are available starting at $339, while HANG FIVE (VIP) and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $979 and $3999, respectively. HANG FIVE (VIP) features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the AMPLIFY Escape lounge featuring private artist performances; and more. HANG TEN (VIP) includes all the features of HANG FIVE (VIP) plus access to onstage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more. For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. Get the full scoop atkaaboodelmar.com/ultimate-hang.

KAABOO has shifted the festival paradigm and carved out its name among international and destination events as a lifestyle and live entertainment brand. At KAABOO, all guests receive an immersive, multifaceted and hospitality-driven experience that engages all five senses. At KAABOO multi-day annual events, guests enjoy a world-class music and HUMOR ME comedy lineup; an on-site Contemporary Art Fair in ARTWORK, plus a display of outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food and craft libations tastings; a Las Vegas-style day club called BASK; plus spa and relaxation services at INDULGENCES.

KAABOO Del Mar, KAABOO’s flagship event, is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and is celebrated as San Diego, CA’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival. For more information, visit www.kaaboodelmar.com. In 2019, KAABOO expanded internationally with KAABOO Cayman in Grand Cayman. The Caribbean festival celebrated a successful sell-out in its first year and will be announcing dates for its 2020 event soon. Visit www.kaaboocayman.com for more details.

KAABOO also expanded its brand in 2019 to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with KAABOO Texas. The event celebrated KAABOO’s elevated live entertainment lifestyle brand at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in the Lone Star State. For more information, visit www.kaabootexas.com.


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