Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 26 and 27, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. Being able to pair the Avenue's unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.
Music is scheduled from 12-noon to 10pm on Saturday, April 26, and 12-noon to 8pm on Sunday, April 27. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers.
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public.
Free trolley service will be provided on Adams Avenue during the festival to subsidize the walking required to traverse the expansive event footprint. Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get quite congested. MTS bus routes 2 & 11 will service the neighborhoods. Wear comfortable walking shoes and plan on getting your exercise by exploring all the avenue has to offer.
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John C. Reilly & Friends playing at Adams Avenue Unplugged 4/28/13
Adams Avenue Unplugged is a free event, but due to the demand and limited seating (250) in the Church Stage on Mansfield Street, we are allowing reserved seating for $10 this year. Reserving a seat guarantees your spot at the show. Each of these headliners will also play sets at one of the outside park stages.
Adams Avenue is known for its FREE music festivals, but it is not free to put on the shows. We need your help! Click on the link to find out how you can get involved with our Unplugged Kickstarter campaign.
Adams Avenue Unplugged has always paid musicians to play, and the event has remained free and open to the public. Please help us keep it this way!
If you can't give anything, that is okay! Come to the event on April 26th & 27th and help us out by sharing our Kickstarter link on your Facebook page.