KAABOO Cayman 2019: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Friday, February 15th might've been the day after Valentine's Day for some, but for those arriving or living on Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean, it was officially Day One of the premiere KAABOO Cayman Festival. Following in the footsteps of its sister festival, KAABOO Del Mar in San Diego, KAABOO Cayman brought culture to […]

The exceptional KAABOO Cayman experience | Top Shelf Reggae

Boarding a plane to an island adventure is one thing; knowing your Caribbean vacation includes the first annual KAABOO Cayman is quite another. Following four successful years in San Diego's luxurious Del Mar Fairgrounds, the KAABOO crew decided to branch out of their SoCal bubble, advertising sister festivals on Grand Cayman island and inside the […]

KAABOO Texas coming to Cowboys Stadium | Top Shelf Reggae

Six months ago, the fastest growing festival in the nation announced another site to call home. What was principally known as KAABOO Del Mar has now morphed into a festival conglomeration of epic entertainment proportions, encompassing the Caribbean waters and the state of Texas for 2019 on top of its sunny San Diego roots. 2019 […]

7 Irrefutable reasons to attend KAABOO Cayman | Top Shelf Reggae

The fastest growing festival in southern California is soon to be the fastest growing chain throughout the world. That's right, KAABOO Del Mar is branching out of its SoCal bubble following four successful years at the Del Mar Racetrack in sunny San Diego. Before the 5th Annual hits in mid-September, festival owners have proudly announced […]

KAABOO 2018: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

Excited energy flowed throughout the Del Mar Fairgrounds the morning of Day Three KAABOO Del Mar 2018. With two full days of music down, there was still so much to go before KAABOO 4 was over! Arriving slightly past noon meant that early acts of David Francisco, Elise Trouwe, Bay Ledges and Chelsea Cutler were […]

KAABOO 2018: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

KAABOO Del Mar 2018 forged on with Day Two on Saturday, September 15th. Attendees poured into the Del Mar Fairgrounds just as early as the day before to catch opening acts Lost Beach, Creature Canyon and FITNESS before Soul Asylum took the MGM Stage to much applause. 90s-lovers basked in the early day nostalgia (whether […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

The gates opened to lines wrapped around every building to kick off Day One of the world-famous KAABOO Del Mar at San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds, back in its fourth year. The late morning of Friday, September 14th was a hot one, so much so that the bask area filled up fast. Between the three […]

The full KAABOO 4 feels | Top Shelf Reggae

If three-day music festivals don't leave you feeling entertained, then they didn’t do their job. In the realm of captivating competence, KAABOO far exceeds expectations. With street performers parading as wild animals and robots, there’s always something to see and do at San Diego’s world-renowned KAABOO Del Mar. The 4th Annual began like any other, […]

KAABOO Texas announced for 2019 | Top Shelf Reggae

Back in its fourth year at the famous Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, California, KAABOO Del Mar marks the end of summer with an annual mid-September party too good to pass up. Boasting a 'rock-centered' focus, KAABOO brings forth all kinds of acts from nearly every musical genre – albeit, the finest – throughout […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2018 revealed | Top Shelf Reggae

Few festivals have escalated through the ranks as fast and ferocious as San Diego's KAABOO Del Mar. Over the past three years, KAABOO has been a milestone for the renowned Del Mar fairgrounds, welcoming only the best acts in music, comedy, cuisine and couture. Guests are dazzled the minute they step through the gates and […]

KAABOO 2017: Day Three | Top Shelf Reggae

After two full days of music, one would expect a festival to conclude with a mellow Sunday. Day three usually is painful for most festivalgoers for obvious reasons. Well, the 3rd Annual KAABOO Del Mar wasn't ready to stop the party. Day Three started with a skanking party for ska-reggae-alternative band Fishbone, followed by the […]

KAABOO 2017: Day Two | Top Shelf Reggae

Day Two KAABOO Del Mar turned out to be pure MAGIC. From start to finish, the day was filled with performances that truly brought the thunder. While One Drop was kicking off the Grandview DARENOTS were on each other's shoulders, The Tubes lead singer struggled out of a straight jacket, Garbage's Shirley Manson took the band […]

KAABOO 2017: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

KAABOO Del Mar 2017 hit the ground running, with the full MIX-perience firing at all cylinders the minute the gates opened to the public on Day One. Looking around the grounds was almost overwhelming, with so much to take in: artists erecting enormous masterpieces, entertainers absolutely slaying each of the six stages, and hired acrobats […]

The 3rd Annual KAABOO MIX-perience | Top Shelf Reggae

What to say about the third annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival… what not to say, rather? Being stationed on the coastline of sunny San Diego in mid-September is not a bad place to be in the first place, let alone reveling in celebrities and surprises, with everyone around you having the time of their lives. […]

3rd Annual KAABOO Festival announced | Top Shelf Reggae

San Diego's biggest and best festival is back, with a more amplified line-up than ever before! Del Mar's KAABOO Music and Arts Festival stands as a sophisticated 'MIX-perience': a synthesis of sound, culture, cuisine, art, and comedy. And, class – lest we forget. This isn't Coachella, marketed primarily to youngsters; this isn't Oldchella, lost on Gen Z […]

Gallery: KAABOO 2016 | Top Shelf Reggae

For the past two years, thousands of Southern California residents have flocked to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in September to enjoy a weekend like none other. The grounds – being home to the Del Mar Fair, horse races, and summer concert series – is known for its eloquence, sophistication, and its prime oceanfront location; it's […]

San Diego’s 2nd Annual KAABOO Festival | Top Shelf Reggae

For the past two years, thousands of Southern California residents have flocked to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in September to enjoy a weekend like none other. The grounds – being home to the Del Mar Fair, horse races, and summer concert series – is known for its eloquence, sophistication, and its prime oceanfront location; it's […]