Adams Avenue Street Fair

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival San Diego, California, USA
Festival Contact Information

Adams Avenue Business Association
4649 Hawley Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92116 USA
Phone: +01 619-282-7329
Fax: +01 619-282-8751

Festival Description

The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE music festival, will celebrate its 29th anniversary on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, September 26, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, on Adams Avenue, located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego. The Street Fair offers fun, great entertainment and excitement for all-ages, all weekend.

This year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair will include more than 60 musical acts performing on six stages spread out over eight-blocks of Adams Avenue. Street Fair-goers will enjoy a variety of music, including blues, gospel, rock, reggae, swing, roots-rock, folk-rock, Latin jazz, and zydeco. This year’s headliners will include former X singer/songwriter Exene Cervenka, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Peter Case, noted songwriter Jack Tempchin (performing with Rocket Science), blues legend James Harman and Friends, Mariachi El Bronx, and Robert Walter. In addition to the wide-range of music, there will be three beer & wine lounges, giant carnival rides, children’s activities and more than 300 food, arts and craft vendors selling their specialties along Adams Avenue.

During the past 28 years, the Adams Avenue Street Fair has generated critical acclaim for its focus on rising local, regional, national and international talent, as well as established artists who have influenced generations of musicians. Past Adams Avenue Street Fair performers – many of whom are Grammy Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees – include; Big Jay McNeely, No Doubt, Lila Downs, Pops Staples, Andy Summers, Wanda Jackson, Nortec Collective, Koko Taylor, Dave Alvin, The Zeros, Johnny Johnson, Rosie Flores, Los Fabulocos with Kid Ramos, The Beat Farmers, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Charles McPherson, GOP, and Mojo Nixon.

Festival Dates September 28 - 29, 2013
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