On April 29, 2023, AABA will host the free musical walkabout, Adams Avenue Unplugged. This event features over 60 live musical performances inside restaurants, bars, and coffee houses 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. It also has performances outdoors at various patio locations, including the Smitty’s Food Court and Lestat’s Coffeehouse. Most of the venues are all ages. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public, except for the headliner concert at the Main Stage. This year’s featured artist is Dave Alvin for $25. The historic Normal Heights United Church hosts the Main Stage and the Community Beer Garden where you can take advantage of the VIP Food & Drink Deal for $24.
Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get congested. MTS bus routes 2 and 11 services the neighborhoods. Wear comfortable walking shoes and plan on getting your exercise while exploring all the avenue has to offer.