2016 Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 30 and May 1, 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 100 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. 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 will treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture. Music is scheduled from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 30th, and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, May 1st. 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.

Unplugged on Tap

This year as an addition to Adams Ave Unplugged, a beer stroll will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 12-4pm. We are looking for retail and service locations to be hosts for this new Unplugged event component to take advantage of the large Unplugged crowds.

The AABA will sell 500 tickets to Unplugged event goers who will be able to taste beer in a number of different locations during the 4 hours of the event. As a host, your responsibilities would be providing a table and a designated area for tasting, and a volunteer security guard to make sure participants toss their cup before exiting your store.

We will provide the beer and a server. The AABA will also provide temporary ABC permits for each participating location, as well as marketing, ticket sales, and trolley transportation for consumers. Your business will be featured in the advertising campaign for the event.

Please respond to this email or [email protected] ASAP if you would like to be considered as a beer taste location.

AABA Welcomes New Holistic Practitioner 

New Adams Avenue business owner Judy Meyer, HHP is offering AABA members a free 30-minute energy healing as a way to get to know her new neighbors. She is practicing out of the Acu-Care Health Center at 2852 Adams Ave, which houses several other holistic practitioners. The offer is good throughout the month of March and is available to all AABA business owners and employees. To make an appointment, contact her via her website at www.holisticdepressioncoach.com or e-mail [email protected].

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon offer to AABA Business Owners

This is Rock ‘n’ Roll’s 4th year running down Adams Avenue and they want to continue to connect with the local communities by offering businesses the opportunity to promote their businesses to over 30,000 runners and volunteers by participating in the FREE promotional Runner Perks campaign.


-Create a simple offer or discount unique for runners! To participate send the following info to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 6.

-Business Name

-Logo (if available)

-Address, Phone, Website and/or Email

-Discount/Special offer to our runners

*Please keep to 40 words or less and include dates when discount is available

*Example- “Congrats runners! Celebrate your monumental victory by bringing in your bib or medal for 20% of your dinner check (alcohol excluded)”

2016 Save the Dates

Adams Avenue Unplugged: April 30th & May 1st

Art Around Adams: June 4th

Rock ‘N Roll Marathon: June 5th

Taste of Adams Avenue: June 26th

Adams Avenue Street Fair: Sept 24th & 25th

Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll: Nov 26th

Holiday on Adams Avenue: Dec 11th