Kaaboo Cayman 2019 Preview

Kaaboo Del Mar brought a wide and upscale festival experience to southern California. Now the festival expands to the Cayman Islands, to warm up the start of 2019...
Kaaboo Cayman

Kaaboo Cayman

Kaaboo Del Mar brought a wide and upscale festival experience to southern California (QRO 2018 recap). Now the festival expands to the Cayman Islands, to warm up the start of 2019 in the beautiful tax haven, Friday & Saturday, February 15th & 16th:



Digicel Ironshore Stage

The Chainsmokers, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

New York electro-house duo The Chainsmokers (QRO photos at a festival) road high with 2014 hit, “#Selfie”. They’ve since become a huge crossover hit with 2017’s debut full-length, Memories…Do Not Open, loved by the EDM bangers & the mainstream.
The Chainsmokers
Bryan Adams, 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

One of the longest-lasting and successful imports from Canada, Bryan Adams heads way down south to Her Majesty’s Kaaboo Cayman. Known for such mega-hits as “Run to You”, “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, more recently he wrote the music to the musical for Pretty Woman (QRO live review of cast recording release party, with Adams), and will soon be releasing Shine a Light in celebration of turning sixty (around fifty years after summer of 1969…).
Bryan Adams
Flo Rida, 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Flo Rida, who surprisingly enough hails from well, Florida, makes club music. He makes music that makes babies. Ok, maybe not babies, but it makes sweat, and that sweat comes from the writhing bodies that smush together when listening to music from Flo Rida. Expect the same writhing, sweaty bodies during his Kaaboo Cayman set.
Flo Rida

Maxi Priest, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Transviolet, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PMQRO live review

Rico Rolando, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM


Virgin Coral Reef Stage

Counting Crows, 9:00 PM – 10:15 PM

In the alternative boom of the early nineties, Counting Crows (QRO photos) always leaned more to the adult contemporary side, but that didn’t stop much wondering over who “Mr. Jones” is. That hit single, and singer Adam Duritz’s trademark look (QRO photos), established them as a consistently successful act for a quarter-century (QRO photos).
Counting Crows
Maren Morris, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Hit Nashville country music gal Maren Morris (QRO live review) comes to the Caribbean. She plays Kaaboo Cayman in the run-up to the release of her anticipated GIRL and world tour.
Maren Morris
Margo Price, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

The Fader once called Margo Price (QRO photos at a festival) “country’s next star,” and she’s increasingly becoming it. There’s not a better place to find that out than at Kaaboo Cayman, which she comes to after 2016’s big and powerful All American Made.


Magic!, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Suckerbox, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Margo Price

Britcay Humor Me Stage

Natasha Legerro & Moshe Kasher, 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Kaaboo Cayman doubles up, as wife-and-husband stand-ups Natasha Legerro and Moshe Kashner team-up on stage, on both Friday and Saturday (see below).
Natasha Leggero
Norm MacDonald, 7:35 PM – 8:35 PM

The phrase ‘comedian’s comic’ can easily be overused, but it’s very apt for Norm MacDonald. From running the Weekend Update desk at Saturday Night Live, which he was fired from, to failed sitcom ventures and even a movie, as much as he’s never found wide commercial appeal (aside from portraying Colonel Sanders in KFC commercials), he’s always been a favorite of comedians – just see Netflix talk show Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and his epic appearances on Conan.
Norm Macdonald
Kevin Nealon, 5:35 PM – 6:35 PM

Another Weekend Update anchor coming to Kaaboo Cayman, Kevin Nealon had a storied run on the show, including such characters as Subliminal Message Man and Franz of Hans and Franz. More recently, he’s been pot-smoking accountant & city councilman Doug Wilson on Weeds to Hiking With Kevin interview show.
Kevin Nealon
Darrell Hammond, 3:35 PM – 4:35 PM

Another longtime SNL alum (and another portrayer of Col. Sanders), Darrell Hammond was the longest serving and with most impressions, until recently passed by Kenan Thompson. On SNL, Hammond did everyone from Bill Clinton to the absolutely hilarious Sean Connery in Celebrity Jeopardy – and is currently the show’s announcer. Plus, his Trump impression is way better than Alec Baldwin’s.

Darrell Hammond

Bon Vivant Palate Stage

Richard Blais, 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Nina Compton, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Josef Felts, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Cody Rush & Anthony Lawson, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Dylan Rengit, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Richard Blais

Bask Stage

DJ Jax, 12:30 AM – 2:00 AM

Glenroy, 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM

DJ Lin, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Jonesian, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Riaan Smit, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Danny Loops, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Max Kazakov, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Garman, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DJ Jax



Digicel Ironshore Stage

Duran Duran, 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM

If you listened to music in the eighties, you know Duran Duran (QRO live review). Leading the “Second British Invasion” of that decade, with copious amount of help from MTV (back when it played music), as the group pioneered music videos as their own professional genre (including “Girls On Film”…). Their electronic dance music far predated today’s scene, for so long that it’s come back, and so have Duran Duran (QRO live review), who are “Hungry Like the Wolf” as they come to headline Project Pabst behind 2015’s Paper Gods.
Duran Duran
Zedd, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

German electro-house producer Zedd (real name: Anton Zaslavski) has been branching out into complextro & dubstep, as he’s become a festival regular (QRO photos at a festival).
LIVE, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

You remember LIVE as a hit nineties act, with their album Throwing Copper and “Lightning Crashes”. More recently, singer Ed Kowalczyk split with the band in 2009, a new singer was recruited & new album released, but in 2016 Kowalczyk returned for the full Live experience (QRO photos at a festival).
Shaggy, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

You know you came to hear the sweet reggae fusion R&B of Shaggy – don’t say, “It Wasn’t Me”.
Salt-N-Pepa, 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Spice things up with the iconic Salt-N-Pepa (QRO photos at a festival). One of the first female rap groups, along with DJ Spinderella, they “Talk About Sex”.


Romain Virgo, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Shameka Clarke, 12:20 – 12:45 PM


Virgin Coral Reef Stage

Jason Derulo, 9:15 PM – 10:30 PM

“Whatcha Say”, Kaaboo? That debut hit launched Jason Derulo (QRO photos at a festival) into the big time, and the singer has stayed there with singles like “Wiggle”, “Talk Dirty”, and “In My Head”.
Jason Derulo
Sean Paul, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

From just over in Jamaica, Sean Paul (QRO photos at a festival) has been one of the most successful dancehall rappers out there, virtually assured a Grammy nomination whenever he puts out a full-length. He’s also been featured in many hit singles by others, including “Baby Boy” by none other than Beyoncé.
Sean Paul
Blondie, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

One of the most veteran acts out there is the one-and-only Blondie (QRO live review outdoors). Deborah Harry and Chris Stein helped found American New Wave in the seventies and early eighties, before Harry went solo. But in 1997 the group (QRO live review) reunited to great success – including induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, live shows (QRO live review), and new albums, most recently 2017’s Pollinator. They come to Kaaboo Cayman (QRO photos at a festival) after last year’s release of Stein’s book of photos, Point of View (QRO photos of signing).
Blues Traveler, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Princeton, New Jersey knows how to bring the jam, from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio to all of the Blues-rock Blues Traveler, who hit it big back in 1994 for fourth album Four. The drug overdose of bassist Bobby Sheehan & singer John Popper’s (QRO photos at a festival) weight struggles caused struggles for the band, who were dropped from their major label at the start of this millennium/century, but that only opened the door for an independent road, including the festival circuit (QRO photos at a festival). They come to Kaaboo after last October’s release of Hurry Up and Hang Around.
Blues Traveler

Hirie, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Lionfish, 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

Matt Brown, 12:10 – 12:25 PM

Matt Brown

Britcay Humor Me Stage

Wanda Sykes, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

One of the funniest people in America for decades now, Wanda Sykes first came up doing Emmy-winning writing for The Chris Rock Show, then great sitcom work in the underrated The New Adventures of Old Christine and acclaimed Curb Your Enthusiasm, plus movies, animation, and good ol’ stand-up.
Wanda Sykes
Natasha Legerro & Moshe Kasher, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Kaaboo Cayman doubles up, as wife-and-husband stand-ups Natasha Legerro and Moshe Kashner team-up on stage, on both Friday and Saturday (see below)


Finesse Mitchell, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Alonzo Bodden, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Moshe Kasher

Bon Vivant Palate Stage

Michael Mina, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Michelle Bernstein, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Thomas Tennant, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Maureen Cubbon, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Thomas Seifried, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Michelle Bernstein

Bask Stage

Dirty Vegas, 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Billy Corduroy B2B Urusai, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

DJ Lora, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Mat Banx, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

DJ Cliff, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1503, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dirty Vegas



For festival website, go here: https://www.kaaboocayman.com/