KAABOO is almost here! This event promises to redefine the live music experience, merging an energetic concert atmosphere with refined amenities, world-class food, unique cocktails and a host of personal indulgences that are unique to the multi-day live event world. If you aren’t already aware of all that KAABOO has to offer, here are the top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss this unique event:

1. Top-flight Headliners.

Friday night with No Doubt. Saturday night with Zac Brown Band. Sunday night with The Killers. ‘Nuff said.

2. Magical Musical Mystery Tour.

While the really big names are anchoring the show, there are nearly 100 other bands that span a wide range of musical genres, from rock to reggae and everything in between. We’re talking about a lineup that includes everything from Dirty Heads to Dirty Dozen Brass Band, from The White Panda to The White Buffalo. Throw in some Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Train, 311, Counting Crows, Slightly Stoopid, Spoon, The Roots, Ben Harper, Neon Trees, Grace Potter, Young the Giant, Bonnie Raitt, Fitz and the Tantrums, O.A.R., AWOLNATION, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brandi Carlile, Switchfoot, Icona Pop – the list goes on. You want to go on a weekend-long musical exploration? KAABOO is the place.

3. Side-splitting comedy.

They say that laughter is music for the soul. Well, we’ve got music and music for the soul. When was the last time you bounced from Sheryl Crow to Iliza Shlesinger, or from AWOLNATION to Anthony Jeselnik? Well, at KAABOO you can. Dance your ass off, then laugh it off at our onsite comedy club.

4. Food that makes you go “Mmmm.”

Festival food has a time and place, and we’ll have plenty of quick, on-the-good eats at KAABOO. But we’re also offering you fine cuisine worthy of a big night out. This is food you can actually look forward to, from some of the nation’s most renowned chefs. We’re even throwing a chef cookoff and a battle of the chef bands, inside the onsite culinary hub, Palate.

5. Grown-up Time.

KAABOO is an adult’s escape. A weekend away from the pressures of work, daily activities, family obligations -it’s your adult playground punctuated by your favorite bands and comedians, world-class cuisine and enough personal indulgences to leave you feeling both refreshed and energized. Relax, pamper yourself, have a craft brew in our onsite beer garden. This is an event built to help you make memories, so go ahead, enjoy.

6. A VIP’s VIP.

Private lounges. Exclusive access areas. Artist meet and greets. Complimentary valet parking. Designated VIP retreats. On-site valets, preferred seating at the comedy venue, a “SuperLounge” with a view of the main stage. Even a special VIP night with performances by Ed Kowalczyk and Sheryl Crow. KAABOO’s Hang Five and Hang Ten VIP passes have it all.

7. Be a Part-Time VIP.

If a VIP pass for the whole weekend isn’t in your budget, don’t worry, we still have BASK, a special lounge with a pool, dedicated bar, rental cabanas and other speciality options. And it’s available as a very affordable upgrade for anyone with a KAABOO pass!

8. Postcard Perfect Setting.

C’mon, it’s Del Mar! There’s a reason that this zip code is among the nation’s most desired. It’s beautiful. The weather is nearly perfect. You’re a hop, skip and a jump from the beach. And the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds offer a venue that is both well appointed and diverse, with great facilities, a good mix of indoor and outdoor space, and striking architecture.

9. An Option for Insomniacs.

The party doesn’t have to stop when the headliners power down from their last encore. There’s another Encore on site, the KAABOO late-night dance club, where we’ll have world-renowned DJs and live performances going strong until 2:00 a.m. We’ll also keep the laughs rolling with late-night comedy from Lewis Black and Joel McHale starting up after your old high school curfew. Hey, it’s your weekend, keep it going as long as you want.

10. Rest for the Weary.

Want to sit down for a real meal? We’ve got you covered. Need an air-conditioned space out of the sun? We’ve got ’em in spades. Looking for a place to recharge, reconvene and grab a bite without fighting ridiculous crowds? Yep, got that two. And did we mention the bathrooms? Notice we didn’t say “port-a-potties,” ’cause you won’t find those here. Only real facilities that flush. We built KAABOO to be clean and comfortable, so you can spend your energy enjoying yourself, not trying to find a way to bathe yourself in hand sanitizer to compensate for the day’s activities.

And an extra one, just for good measure …

11. A Taste of Culture.

KAABOO goes beyond the music to be a journey of exploration for all five senses. It’s a cultural experience that includes live art exhibitions, an onsite art fair, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, intimate performances and more. We’ve brought in world-famous graffiti artists and mural painters to create a large-scale installment onsite. We have chefs showing their techniques for all to see. We have exclusive access to some of the finest brands and personal indulgences, from cigars to wine to small batch bourbon. Go ahead, rage all you want, and then step it back and cater to your sophisticated side. If nothing else, you can show your date just how versatile you are.