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Adams Avenue Street Fair Acts Announced

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Maybe we’re just getting old, because we can’t believe we’re already speaking of September events. Time doth fly…

But, if you dare to brave the crazy traffic and rub elbows with hipsters, real or imagined, the Adams Avenue Street Fair, held this year Sept. 26 and 27, is a worthwhile experience. This will mark the 34th year for the Street Fair, which bills itself as ‘California’s largest free two-day music festival’.

There is always a ton of music, great beer selections and good grub at the event, and the people-watching rating is off the charts. Needless to say, if you make the commitment to attend this free event, it will definitely be worth the price of admission.

There is always an incredibly large variety of bands and artists and this year’s lineup is as eclectic as ever. Headliners for the 2015 event include former Stray Cats’ bassist Lee Rocker, the eclectic Los Angeles duo Honey Honey, former Fabulous Thunderbirds’ guitarist Kid Ramos, reggae group Wailing Souls and homegrown San Diego favorites The Rugburns.

Other acts confirmed for the free music extravaganza include many lesser-known individuals and bands, such as The Creepy Creeps, Gregory Page, Stranger, Rugburns’ leader Steve Poltz, Wild Wild Wets, Nina Francis, Sara Petite & the Sugar Daddys, The Downs Family and Nick Crook. Also scheduled to appear are Bad Penny & The PistolsLow Volts, Blue Largo, Billy Watson & The Submariners, Bass Clef Experiment, Backwater Blues Band, Roni Lee, Travis Larson Band, The Bayou Brothers, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and more. When I say more, I mean it; at least 110 artists will perform on eight stages at this year’s fest, which is produced by the Adams Avenue Business Association.

In addition to the music, there will be 350 arts and crafts booths, along with food vendors, and beer gardens. A craft beer tasting will be held Sept. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. (21 years of age and up, of course).

While admission to the street fair itself is free, tickets for the beer tasting are $20 and should be available very soon on the event’s website.

The street fair will stretch along eight blocks on (and just off) Adams Avenue, between 32nd and 35th streets, in Normal Heights. The hours for the weekend events are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27th. For more information and the full schedule, visit adamsavenuebusiness.com.

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