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 100 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 33rd Annual Street Fair occurs on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Sept. 27th & 28th
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2014's Adams Avenue Street Fair headliners include: the Austin-based quartet Heartless Bastards, San Diego rockers the Burning of Rome, R&B tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, indie artists the Album Leaf, the Nervous Wreckords featuring former Louis XIV guitarist Brian Karscig, Indiana’s blues/rock/funk trio the Kinsey Report, English reggae singer/toaster Pato Banton, singer/songwriter Tom Brosseau, and salsa band Charlie Chavez y su Afro Truko. Also performing are; River City, Sara Petite & the Sugar Daddy’s, The She’s, The Loons, Hills Like Elephants, Robin Henkel and Mama Tokus, Missy Andersen, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, Taryn Donath Trio, Bill Magee Blues Band, Revival, Javier Escovedo & the City Lights, Dave Humphries Band, Combo Libertad, Bass Clef Experiment, The Bixby Knolls, Lisa Sanders, Jeff Berkley, The Baja Bugs, and the Earful. 110 musical acts in all. See schedule and map for more info.