In what may be music to Del Mar residents’ ears, KAABOO will move from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to Petco Park beginning in September 2020, organizers announced Sunday.
The 5-year-old upscale music, culinary, humor and art festival has reached a multiyear agreement with the San Diego Padres to use the ballpark and surrounding venues Sept. 18-20 next year, announced Jason Felts, managing partner of KAABOO.
“As the KAABOO brand and our live event properties continue to grow and evolve, it’s imperative that we continue to deliver an unparalleled experience for our guests by holding KAABOO in a world-class venue with exceptional room for growth,” said Felts at a news conference at the festival that ends Sunday night.
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“The location of Petco Park and its surrounding venues in downtown San Diego provides fans and artists alike the opportunity to enjoy everything that the vibrant metro area has to offer,” he said.
“We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this partnership and our relocation,” Felt said.
KAABOO met with some resistance at the beginning of its five-year stay at the Del Mar Fairgrounds because of noise concerns in neighboring areas. In response, the festival tried to lessen the noise by including changing the angle of the music stages, and it ended the performances to earlier in the evenings
To be renamed KAABOO San Diego, areas to be included downtown will include Sycuan Stage at the Park, Lexus Premier Lot, and the Tailgate Lot, it was announced.
Tickets for next year’s festival already are available.
KAABOO is offering HANG LOOSE (GA) passes at a special price of $199. HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are also available for $799 and $2999, respectively.
HANG FIVE passes feature premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; exclusive AMPLIFY (VIP) only performances, and more.
HANG TEN passes include all the features of HANG FIVE, plus access to onstage viewing; personal concierge access; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; shuttle services; and more.
For those looking for an entirely immersive experience, KAABOO offers the ULTIMATE HANG pass. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2019 AMPLIFY KAABOO pass holders and Padres Members were given access to a special loyalty discount beginning Sunday at 6 p.m. To purchase passes, visit www.kaaboosd.com.
Erik Greupner, Padres president of business operations, said: “We look forward to hosting an unforgettable and amazing weekend in the heart of downtown.”
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