Festivals

  • Your complete guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

    Your complete guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

    Stein glasses, giant pretzels, lederhousen and, of course, incredible Oktoberfest beers are taking over San Diego starting this weekend. With so many opportunities to experience the German festivities around town, we compiled the best of Oktoberfest events for you to check out. Get ready to drink...

  • Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Like any big festival, fans are forced to deal with overlapping set times and choices must be made. On Saturday night at KAABOO Del Mar, two polar opposite headliners split the biggest crowd of the weekend in two. With matching 90-minute set times of 8:25 to 9:55 p.m., New York’s DJ duo The Chainsmokers...

  • Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    Avett Brothers hit KAABOO with 'True'

    It’s hard to believe that The Avett Brothers are in their 16th year of making music. North Carolina-based brothers Seth and Scott Avett, along with bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon, have made an incredible transformation since their start as string-breaking, fingers-bleeding punkers-turned-folkies....

  • 20 years in, Aoki still a force

    20 years in, Aoki still a force

    Steve Aoki is a household name in EDM. But the Grammy-nominated electro house DJ and producer is just as well known for the music on his L.A.-based, independent record label, Dim Mak. Started out of his dorm room in 1996 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dim Mak has grown into a global...

  • Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    KAABOO Del Mar is chock-full of talented humans, but one woman who stands out in the crowd is comedian Natasha Leggero. The veteran comedian-turned-actress is in the middle of the second season of her popular television show, “Another Period,” on the Comedy Central cable channel. Upon her return...

  • New flavors, smoother operation for food, drink fans at KAABOO

    New flavors, smoother operation for food, drink fans at KAABOO

    Forget about tough corn dogs and gigantic turkey drumsticks, because location is all that KAABOO Del Mar has in common with the county fair. Remember, the three-day music and comedy event made its debut last year with a sophisticated, borderline anti-festival approach aimed at drawing discerning...

  • KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    Shakey Graves 3 p.m., Trestles stage: This bluesy guy is a must-see at KAABOO, in my eyes. He blends old school rock and roll with blues and grass-roots, folk music seamlessly. The musician is typically seen performing as a one-man show, but will likely be coming to this concert with a full band....

  • Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    The time has come again for the huge New Belgium bike ride known as Tour de Fat. The San Diego edition of the nationwide event will be rolling through Golden Hill Park for a beer-filled day of fun on Saturday, Sept. 24. The party will kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4:30 p.m The celebration’s...

  • Chef Sinsay promotes the art of food

    Chef Sinsay promotes the art of food

    KAABOO is again set to launch music festival food into another stratosphere with even more participating restaurants, chef partners and delicious gourmet eats than last year. We caught up with one of the busiest chefs in attendance, Anthony Sinsay. He took the reins at Jsix last summer and days...

  • Catching up with KAABOO headliner Jack Johnson

    Catching up with KAABOO headliner Jack Johnson

    The Hawaiian-born troubadour credits San Diego fans for helping to jump-start his career

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