Jason Felts, chief brand officer for the Kaaboo festival

The KAABOO Cayman festival has announced plans to donate some of its proceeds to local nonprofit agencies on the island.

In a news release, festival organizers said $1 of every ticket sold would be set aside to support three local and one international charitable groups. Two-day passes for the festival are expected to start at more than $200 when the lineup of entertainers is announced at 7:30 a.m. on May 15. Officials said they hope to sell 11,000 tickets.

The festival is scheduled for Feb. 15-16, 2019.

KAABOO Cayman will be supporting the National Gallery, Feed Our Future and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, along with MusicCares, a Recording Academy program that has been a partner in the KAABOO Del Mar festival in California.

In a follow-up email, officials said the nonprofits would be able to sell passes and keep a portion of the proceeds. They also said they are planning a silent auction during the event to help raise additional funds.

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The Del Mar event has partnered with local artists to promote their work. A portion of the sales of those pieces goes toward supporting the Southern California nonprofits it is aligned with.

“It is our belief that local charitable organizations share our own brand purpose of affecting positive change in a community,” KAABOO Chief Brand Officer Jason Felts said in the release. “The KAABOO Kindness program originated in 2015 and has had a great impact in Southern California to date. We are pleased to extend KAABOO’s charitable alignments into the Cayman Islands and beyond.”

Organizers are promoting the event here as Five Senses Under the Sun. In addition to music and comedy acts, the festival will have an art element with an on-site contemporary exhibit and large-scale outdoor murals and installations, gourmet food and craft libations, a spa area where attendees can get massages, haircuts and skin treatments, and separate day/nightclub adjacent to Seven Mile Beach.

For more information about KAABOO Cayman, visit www.kaaboocayman.com.

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