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The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

What are you up to this weekend? This edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator can help you answer that question with plenty of concerts to see across the country over the next three days! Check out below for the best shows this weekend including The Wailers, J BOOG, Ballyhoo!, and Shaggy.

It is a great weekend to head down to SoCal and soak up some of the last summer sun. If you need more excuse than a warm 80 degrees on the beach than keep on reading.

KAABOO hits the historic Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds for three packed days of fun in the sun with over 100 music acts and performances happening across 7 stages this weekend. Despite the similarities, the word “festival” was intentionally left out of KAABOO as this event brings together a new kind of arts and entertainment “mix-perience” for the perfect adult escape. KAABOO encompasses a variety of experiences “uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, dancing, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences.”

But do not get the wrong idea…KAABOO still has plenty of “festival” personality, especially with the massive lineup of music performers offering reggae, rock, pop, rock, folk, and even some country. The party officially starts Thursday but really kicks off Friday night with headliners No Doubt and Snoop Dogg following Dirty Heads, Foster The People, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and The Wheeland Brothers. Saturday continues the party strong starting with Natural Vibrations followed by Fortunate Youth, Stick Figure, The Roots, Tribal Seeds, Counting Crows, Slightly Stoopid, and headliners Spoon. Sunday seals the deal on KAABOO with Donavon Frankenreiter, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, 311, and headliners The Killers to close the event.

And when you need a break from the music or warm sun, KAABOO offers plenty more!

“A curated three-day sound voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events in a modern wonderland on the warm shore of the pacific”

A short trip north from San Diego brings attendees to beautiful Del Mar right on the Pacific Coast. For an added unique and scenic alternative to the freeway drive, hop on the Coaster for a cozy train ride along the shores of San Diego. The fairgrounds offer ample space both outdoors and indoors with various attractions spread throughout. Palate provides guests with an upscale culinary experience that includes top local restaurants and chefs, exclusive California wineries offering 60 different wines onsite, and craft distilleries sampling small batch tequila, mexcal, bourbon, gin, rum, vodka, sake, and more. The Indulgences Experience offers attendees a cool indoor area with several curated experience zones to explore like Music & Technology, Sports & Activities, Men’s Gear & Fashion, Women’s Fashion, Women’s Beauty & Day Spa, and even a Bourbon Lounge. For some extra fun that is unique to the coast, check out my long-time friend Brian Espinoza at the Shaper Studios GO Mobile Shaping Bay and watch some hand-shaped surfboards made live onsite. Artwork gives guests a creative opportunity to watch live public art created onsite. For the late-night partiers, Encore is the after show hotspot for club music, exotic cocktails, and lots of dancing. Attendees can kick back and take a load off while laughing in the indorr air-conditioned Humor Me comedy club featuring Joel McHale, Lewis Black, Chris D-Elia, Anthony Jeselnik, Tim Meadows, and many more. Attendees can catch some beach-time at Bask, the sandy stage-side beach area with premium cabanas and chaise lounges available for rent. Crafty is the place to find for beer-lovers looking to quench their thirst, offering Sierra Nevada and lots of local San Diego beer (may I suggest Ale Smith, Lost Abbey, Green Flash, and my personal favorite Red Trolley and Off The Rails from Karl Strauss). Lastly, guests can hit up Posh Nosh for a shaded upscale food plaza centrally located to double as a great meet-up spot.

Additional information can be found online here or by downloading the official KAABOO mobile app. Gates open daily at 11am and indoor entertainment is offered late-night after the bands finish from 10pm to 2:30am. Have fun and be safe!

Remember to come by here every single Thursday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

Friday, September 18th

AER with Cody Simpson and CHEF’SPECIAL
@ Best Buy Theater. New York, NY (One Of A Kind Tour)

Ballyhoo!
@ Martin’s. Roanoke, VA

Chico House Party featuring Mystic Roots
@ The Hut. Chico, CA

Fishbone
@ TURF Fest. Toronto, Canada

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
@ Hippie’s 5th Annual. White Haven, PA

J Boog with Inna Vision and Hot Rain Band
@ Muckleshoot Casino. Auburn, WA (Fall Tour)

Jimmy Cliff
@ Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore, Singapore

Jon Wayne & The Pain with Corey & The Jam Brew
@ Rex Bar. Duluth, MN

KAABOO Music Festival featuring No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Dirty Heads, Foster The People, Los Lobos, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Wheeland Brothers, and many more
@ Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. Del Mar, CA

Katchafire
@ Metro Theatre. Sydney, Australia (Summer High Tour)

Shaggy with Leilani Wolfgram and more
@ Electric Park. Lehi, UT

Spiritual Rez
@ Green Room. Flagstaff, AZ

Stephen Marley with Damian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, SkipMarley, Tarrus Riley, The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage, and more
@ Cuthbert Amphitheater. Eugene, OR (Catch A Fire Tour)

Tribal Seeds with The Expanders and Arise Roots
@ Marquee Theatre. Tempe, AZ (Summer Smokeout Tour)

Saturday, September 19th  

AER with Cody Simpson and CHEF’SPECIAL
@ House of Blues. Boston, MA (One Of A Kind Tour)

Anuhea with Kimie Miner and Mahi Music
@ New Parish. Oakland, CA

Authority Zero with Strung Out and more
@ Marquee Theatre. Tempe, AZ

Fallfest featuring Dirty Heads and more
@ University of Redlands. Redlands, CA

Ethan Tucker
@ Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Lincoln, CA

Iration
@ AT&T Park. San Francisco, CA (SF Giants Pre-Game Acoustic)

J Boog with Inna Vision and Hot Rain Band
@ Wild Buffalo. Bellingham, WA (Fall Tour)

Jon Wayne & The Pain with Corey & The Jam Brew
@ Hot Toddy’s. Bemidji, MN

KAABOO Music Festival featuring Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth, Spoon, Counting Crows, The Roots, Lucero, Natural Vibrations, and many more
@ Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. Del Mar, CA

Katchafire
@ Max Watts. Melbourne, Australia (Summer High Tour)

Last Daze of Summer featuring Fishbone, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and many more
@ Sterling Stage Last Daze Of Summer. Sterling, NY

Nahko and Medicine for the People with The Reals and Ssssnake
@ Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, CA

Riot Fest and Exposition featuring Weezer, Thrice, Motorhead, Against Me!, and many more
@ Downsview Park. Toronto, Ontario

Spiritual Rez
@ Marble Brewery. Albuquerque, NM

Stephen Marley with Damian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, SkipMarley, Tarrus Riley, The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage, and more
@ Marymoor Park. Redmond, WA (Catch A Fire Tour)

The Aggrolites
@ Lefty’s Live Music. Des Moines, IA

The Wailers
@ Village Fest-Santilli HWY. Everett, MA

Thunder Vibes Reggae Festival featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, The Gree, Ethan Tucker, Anuhea, and IrieFuse
@ Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Lincoln, CA

Sunday, September 20th  

AER with Cody Simpson and CHEF’SPECIAL
@ Higher Ground Ballroom. South Burlington, VT (One Of A Kind Tour)

Ethan Tucker
@ Unity Festival. Guerneville, CA

Fishbone
@ Brooklyn Bowl. Brooklyn, NY

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
@ Wormtown Music Festival. Greenfield, MA

J Boog with Inna Vision and Hot Rain Band
@ Knitting Factory Concert House. Spokane, WA (Fall Tour)

Jimmy Cliff
@ Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore, Singapore

KAABOO Music Festival featuring 311, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Donavon Frankenreter, O.A.R., The Killers, The Killers, and many more
@ Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. Del Mar, CA

Katchafire
@ Pier Hotel. Frankston, Australia (Summer High Tour)

Reggae on the Range featuring Iration, The Green, The Expendables, and Common Kings
@ Pozo Saloon. Pozo, CA

Riot Fest and Exposition featuring Weezer (performing The Blue Album), Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves), Atmosphere, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more
@ Downsview Park. Toronto, Ontario

Stephen Marley with Damian Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, SkipMarley, Tarrus Riley, The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage, and more
@ Revolution Concert House. Garden City, ID (Catch A Fire Tour)

The Aggrolites
@ Reggies. Chicago, IL

The Wailers
@ Irie Wine and Beer Festival-Shiley Acres. Inwood, WV

Wormtown Music Festival featuring Zach Deputy, Dumpstaphunk, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and many more
@ Camp Kee-Wanee. Greenfield, MA

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to Eric@ThePier.org before Tuesday of each week to make our weekly Thursday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Eric Schoep

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