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Normal Heights Walking Tour (c. 2004)
by the Normal Heights Cultural Council

2023 Adams Avenue Unplugged in Normal Heights
Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout, takes place April 29th, 2023 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 60+ live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars & coffee houses lining the neighborhood.
Pairing 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, except for the headliner concert series, this year featuring Dave Alvin for a $25 ticket. The historic Normal Heights United Church hosts the events Main Stage, which also includes the Community Beer Garden where you can take advantage of the VIP Food & Drink Deal for $24. The event has performances staged outdoors at various patio locations, including the Smitty’s Food Court, and Lestat’s Coffeehouse.
Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get quite congested. MTS bus routes 2 & 11 will service the neighborhoods. Wear comfortable walking shoes and plan on getting your exercise by exploring all the avenue has to offer.
Follow the link for general information, Music Schedule, Music Lineup, Dave Alvin tickets and VIP Food Deal Adams Avenue Unplugged

(Source: Adams Avenue