The third annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature more than 100 artists performing on 24 stages along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue on Saturday, April 26, noon -10pm, and Sunday, April 27, noon-7pm. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature performances staged in participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and galleries, as well as four community stages along Adams Avenue.
The 2014 headliners include Chris Hillman, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (for the Byrds), the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas. Chris will perform with Herb Pedersen, leader of the Laurel Canyon Ramblers, and a member (along with Chris) of the Desert Rose Band. Also performing will be former Plimsouls and the Nerves singer-songwriter Peter Case, and ex-Old Crow Medicine Show singer-guitarist Willie Watson. Rounding out this year’s headliners will be country music singer-guitarist Jonny Fritz (aka Jonny Corndawg), Canadian alternative /country duo The Sumner Brothers, six-piece roots/Americana band The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, and old time country band Shaggy Manes.
Joining the headliners will be a variety of sensational local musicians, including Tom Brosseau, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Joey Harris, Robin Henkel, Jeff Berkley, Chris Carpenter, Tomcat Courtney, Sara Petite, Bayou Brothers, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Patty Hall & Greg Campbell, The Lacemakers, Joe Marillo, Euphoria Brass Band, Podunk Nowhere, Liz & Kent Every Brothers Tribute, David Blackburn & Robin Adler, Joe Rathburn, Dave Humphries, Christopher Dale, Alan Land, Billy Watson & His Submarine Trio, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Charlie Imes, Coco & Lafe, Ross Altman, Jim Hinton, Trails and Rails, John Bosley, Jon Kanis, Ben Powell, and Zzymzzy Quartet.
(The final line-up and performance schedule coming soon at the official festival website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com)
Many of the performers will play multiple sets to allow attendees to catch their favorite artists while taking advantage of the neighborhoods many unique shops along the Adams Avenue business district.
Adams Avenue Unplugged will be held on Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the west end, through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington on the east. Since street parking is limited, organizers will provide free trolley service along Adams Avenue, during the event. In addition, mass transit bus service (MTS #2 & 11) will also be available since Adams Avenue will be open to traffic during the event.
For further information call (619) 282-7329 or visit adamsavenueunplugged.com.