Adams Avenue Street Fair turns 35 next month

The Adams Avenue Street Fair will celebrate its 35th anniversary Sept. 24 and 25 with a lineup featuring more than 90 artists performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue, between 32nd and 35th streets. Headlining acts for the free, all-ages music marathon include nationally acclaimed San Diego roots-rock band the Beat Farmers, with Grammy Award-winning guest Dave Alvin; veteran alt-rock band Sebadoh; the Sugaray Rayford Blues Band; Lisa Hayley and The Zydekats; and San Diego blues mainstay Tomcat Courtney, who - at 87 - still averages four local performances a week. The eclectic lineup also features neo-surf-rockers Mrs. Magician, troubadour Gregory Page, Celtic-music champions Skelpin, the Dave Scott Jazz Ensemble, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, and The Little Richards. Five of the stages will be outdoors, while two will be inside the year-round Normal Heights music venues Lestat's and Java Joe's. More than 300 food, drink and arts vendors will be on hand. As in previous years, a carnival with fair rides will be set up at the east end of the street fair. In addition, the fair will host three, 21-and-up beer gardens, featuring 32 area craft beer breweries. A craft beer tasting, sponsored by the Union-Tribune, will take place Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. "We encourage people to use the No. 2 and 11 city bus lines, and our free bike valet service," said Scott Kessler, the executive director of the Adams Ave. Business Association, under whose auspices the street fair is held. More information is available online at streetfair.adamsavenuebusiness.com Source: DiscoverSD
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