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Del Mar Fairgrounds: Press Releases


Released: March 10, 2016

Media Contact:
Linda Zweig


Del Mar, CA (March 10, 2016) - In response to recent queries regarding the event, Founder and CEO of KAABOO Bryan Gordon says, “It is misleading to portray that the 2016 event is on hold. We are moving full steam ahead and are looking forward to another successful year. The finalization and vote on a mutually desired long-term contract is the only element that was postponed in the meeting on March 8, 2016. Both parties desire to enter into that agreement and are in the final stages of working through details to be responsive to constructive feedback from our neighbors in the community.”

Tim Fennell, CEO/General Manager of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, confirms with certainty that KAABOO will be returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in September, 2016 as previously announced. "We jointly look forward to finalizing the long-term contract that will ensure this exciting event is retained at this venue for many years to come.”

Russ Penniman, Board President of the 22nd District Agricultural Association stated, “KAABOO was highly successful in 2015 and was well received by local commerce and concert attendees. Moving forward, we strive to be good neighbors and want to assure that all details are addressed as we continue to work together with our local communities. The 22nd District Agricultural Association and the KAABOO producers and organizers are committed to making this musical celebration Southern California’s premiere annual musical event for many years to come.”
Additional details will be available soon, with the talent line-up set to roll-out in waves in March and April, 2016. For the most updated information, please visit the KAABOO website: and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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. Already announced acts include Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Goo Goo Dolls, Jason Isbell, Rachel Bloom and Janeane Garofalo, as well as artist Caratoes with many more names to be added to the lineup in March -- stay tuned. Located at the historic Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, just north of San Diego on the Southern California coast.

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 .

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Linda Zweig
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