The 2012 Adams Avenue Street Fair featured more than 90 musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue. This year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair headliners included 1960’s psychedelic rockers Strawberry Alarm Clock, the reunion of noted San Diego rockabilly icons The Paladins, the return of music provocateurs Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper, blues guitarist Coco Montoya, the 13-piece Puerto Rican-based ensemble Plena Libre, singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin, indie band Cuckoo Chaos, percussionist Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience with special guests, country singer/songwriter Chuck Cannon, bluesman Junior Watson, and East L.A. R&B favorites Tierra.
The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE two-day music festival, occurs annually on the last weekend of September, on Adams Avenue. Located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego, the festival includes 8 stages, over 90 musical acts, beer gardens, a beer taste, giant carnival rides, exotic foods, and 350 arts and crafts booths! The Street Fair offers fantastic entertainment for all-ages, all weekend.
This year's 32nd Annual Street Fair occurs on Saturday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Sept. 28th & 29th
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This year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair headliners include: L.A. garage-rockers the Standells, best known for their 1966 hit “Dirty Water,” will be joined by former Love guitarist Johnny Echols; noted rockabilly band the Dave & Deke Combo; San Diego’s own R&B/funk/soul-sters the Styletones; the Los Angeles-based Afro/Latin-funk band Jungle Fire; Southern California band Old Man Markley, who blend bluegrass with punk rock for a roaring good time; Big Black Delta, a solo project of Mellowdrone vocalist/bassist Jonathan Bates, will be making his Street Fair debut; blues guitarist Zac Harmon & His Band, musical siblings Wild Belle, who mix Motown pop and reggae beats; multi-instrumentalists Saint Rich; former front man of the Push Stars singer-songwriter Chris Trapper; and Welsh born guitarist-songwriter Paul Freeman, who just wrapped-up touring with Chris Cornell and Chris Issak.