Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 27 and 28, 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 180 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 27, and 12-noon to 8pm on Sunday, April 28. 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.
2013 ADAMS AVENUE UNPLUGGED
Saturday & Sunday
April 27th & 28th
San Diego roots band and traditional Mexican folk song balladeers Los Alacranes, was founded by Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez and his brother Ricardo. They will perform with special guests Louie Perez and Conrad Lozano. (Grammy Award winners and founders of Los Lobos).
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur
The inimitable Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur, co-founders of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, generated a national interest in pre-World War II rural music with their string of solid albums and good-humored performances.
Reilly & Friends
Reilly & Friends will showcase Oscar nominated actor and musician John C. Reilly, singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau, plus Willie Watson and Dan Bern.
Comprised of five young troubadours from Colorado, the Haunted WIndchimes' catalogue is full of barnburners, campfire sing-alongs, and lush reveries full of four and five-part harmonies. They have been featured performers on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."
Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown Americana music that will make you stomp, clap, shake and holler. Since they started singing together on the streets of New York City, their songs have rung-out a pure and timeless quality. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion.
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John C. Reilly & Friends playing at Adams Avenue Unplugged 4/28/13
video courtesy of John Diaz