Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, 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 25, 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.

The KIND 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.
Saturday & Sunday
April 25th & 26th
Adams Avenue
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2012 News
John C. Reilly & Friends playing at Adams Avenue Unplugged 4/28/13

video courtesy of John Diaz
2013 News
Reserved Seating Ticket Sales
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. 
Adams Avenue Unplugged Kickstarter
 Adams Avenue Unplugged Kickstarter
Help us out!
Church Stage
April 27th 4:00 PM
Church Stage
April 26th 7:00 PM
Church Stage
April 26th 5:00 PM
Church Stage
April 27th 6:00 PM
2014 News
Unplugged Trolley sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks
$5 Craft Cocktail Specials presented by Jack Daniels
at these participating locations
Polite Provisions, 4696 30th St
AC Lounge, 4673 30th St
Jayne’s Gastropub, 4677 30th St
El Zarape, 3201 Adams Ave
Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave
Heights Tavern, 3377 Adams Ave
Sycamore Den, 3391 Adams Ave
Rosie O'Grady's, 3402 Adams Ave 
DiMilles Italian Restaurant, 3492 Adams Ave 
Fish Public, 4055 Adams Ave
Ponces Mexican Restaurant, 4050 Adams Ave 
Kensington Club, 4079 Adams Ave 

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Official Unplugged Stages
$5 Craft Cocktail & Wine Specials presented by Jack Daniels

$3 Beer & Sake Specials

Unplugged Kickstarter Sponsors
Let's Frolic Together
Ivy Iverson
Robert Gaede
Julie Hocking
The Incredible Cheesecake Company
David and Summer Goon
Melanie Peters Productions
Brazil Cultural Center - San Diego
Katie Patané
AC Lounge
The Normal House
Dana Bessenecker
Paul Coogan & Maggie Friend
John, Allison & Alec Walsh
Andrew Goldfinch
Adams Avenue Integrative Health
Snappy McGee Photobooth
Clem's Bottlehouse & Tap House
ZEN Sanctuary Massage SkinCare & Acupuncture
​​Annie Ross
McDaniel Tax & Administrative Services

The Scalo Family
Chris Ward
Jessica Hartung
Eric Hubbell
Valerie E. Polichar
Family of Judy A. Moore
Management Solutions
Bob Reisinger
Phillip Youngren
SD Urban Rentals
Warren Christenson
Suzanne Ledeboer
Aubrey Bachman
Channel Sound
Bud & Steve Kader
Russ Vuich
Mark's Bark @ Bettina's Custom Catering, Inc.
​Bena Leslie
San Diego Ceramic Connection
Classic Bows Violin Shop
Zac's Attic
Kensington Veterinary Hospital
​David Pugh and Cindy Simpson
The Key Crew
Village Vino
Norma & Peter Stafford
Liquid Eden
House of Imago
Liljegren Law Group
Villianous Liar Comics and Gaming
Kensington Video
Lynne A March DDS
Tere Beckman
The Zomisky Family
A. Brown
Nancy & Gary, Emily, Spencer & Jon, Franklin & Marcus
Blind Lady Ale House
Get Fit With Tamara
Urban Elements
Adams Ave Car Wash

*Bold listing denotes AABA Member