Adams Avenue Unplugged

Saturday, April 27, 2024 

The event will feature 60+ live musical performances staged inside 20 restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries on Adams Avenue.

Details for 2024

When

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Noon – 10pm

Where

Adams Avenue

Cost

Free!

20 Stages & 60+ Performances

2024 Lineup Coming Soon!

2024 Schedule Coming Soon!

VIP Beer and Food Deal Coming Soon!

Headliner Ticket Info Coming Soon!

Adams Avenue Unplugged

On April 27, 2024, 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. 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 series. This year’s headliner will be announced soon! 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.

 

2023 Press sandiegouniontribune.com Dave Alvin will perform at Adams Avenue Unplugged

2023 Press CBS 8 San Diego

2023 Press San Diego Union Tribune

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Details for 2022

When

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Noon – 10pm

Where

Adams Avenue

Cost

Free!

20 Stages & 50+ Performances

Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place April 29th, 2023 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 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 hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.
 
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public.
 

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.

 

Adams Avenue Unplugged is underwritten by a Community Enhancement Grant from the County of San Diego.

2022 Press: San Diego Union TribuneJohn Doe will perform, minus X, at Adams Avenue Unplugged

 

When

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Noon – 10pm

Where

Adams Avenue

Cost

Free!

30 Stages & 100 Performances

Adams Avenue Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place April 25th, 2020 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 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 hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.
 
Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public.
 

Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get quite congested. MTS bus routes 2 & 11 will service the neighborhoods. There is free trolley that will run from noon to 10 pm along Adams Avenue. Wear comfortable walking shoes and plan on getting your exercise by exploring all the avenue has to offer.

 

Adams Avenue Unplugged is underwritten by a Community Enhancement Grant from the County of San Diego.

Adams Ave Unplugged 2016

2019 Press: San Diego Union TribuneUnplugged Headliner Gaby Moreno has sung with Bono,                                                                                                  Chris Thile, Hugh Laurie, Van Dyke Parks

2019 Press: KPBSMidday Edition interview with Gaby Moreno

2019 Press: San Diego TroubadourDavid Lindley: A Journeyman in the Truest Sense

2019 Press: San Diego Uptown NewsMusic fest seizes Adams Avenue

2019 Press: San Diego Union Tribune – From Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish to Lyle Lovett and Lizzo: Top San Diego pop concerts of 2019

 

2019 Adams Avenue Unplugged Spotify Playlist