Adams Avenue Unplugged

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, Adams Avenue Unplugged 2020 has been CANCELLED. This announcement seemed inevitable for some time – and redundant, given our common plight – but we wanted to make it official. We hope to see you at Adams Avenue Unplugged 2021.

The event will feature 100 live musical performances staged inside 30 restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries on Adams Avenue.

Details for 2020


Saturday, April 25, 2020
Noon – 10pm


Adams Avenue



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.

Archived Content

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