KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day Three

KAABOO Del Mar started Day Three 2019 with a big public announcement — this is the last KAABOO Del Mar day EVER! Never to fear: KAABOO is simply relocating due south to downtown’s Petco Park, rebranding in the process to KAABOO San Diego from here on out. With that in mind, attendees made the most of the racetrack one last time, starting the mid-September day off with the fun funky sounds of Perta and Con Brio. Over on the Sunset Cliffs main stage, world music from Xavier Rudd echoed for all early birds to enjoy. Kate Usher and her abs, I mean, her Sturdy Souls entertained on the smaller Play + Palate Stage, before the mellow music of Alec Benjamin took over on the Grandview Stage near the front gate. Everyone was grooving by midday, to say the least!

Toots and the Maytals took the stage next, bringing together roots reggae fans on the Trestles Stage before millennium rockers Lifehouse kept the party going. Speaking of party, it was impossible to stand still during Cash Cash. A little midday EDM never hurt nobody…

KAABOO Del Mar started Day Three 2019 with a big public announcement — this is the last KAABOO Del Mar day EVER

Edie Brickell brought the EDM energy down a notch with nostalgic jams, while The Bangles did the exact same thing across the way. The first thing you noticed about The Revivalists next was their double drum sets. It was about to go DOWN. The Revivalists rocked the eyeballs and earholes out of everyone, joining the crowd several times throughout the set. So electric. Sheryl Crow’s aura shone bright next, looking like she hasn’t aged a day since 1995. Neither has her set list.

As the sun set, Colbie Callait and Walden serenaded as headliners Duran Duran and Mumford & Sons closed out the 5th Annual and last KAABOO at the Del Mar Racetrack. Cheers to next year in the Gaslamp!

Photography by Kristy Rose & Sean McCracken

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