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40th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair 2022

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Event Summary

The 40th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 65 musical acts on six stages – is scheduled from  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.
Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival is held each year in September in the community of Normal Heights. The event also features carnival rides, beer gardens and beer tastings, festival foods and 300 arts and crafts booths.

Beer connoisseurs will enjoy the Street Fair’s Craft Beer Taste (from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only), across from the Starbucks Stage. Visitors to the craft beer taste will have the opportunity to sample 2oz. tastes from 20 breweries for only $25. 

Three additional beer gardens are open throughout the two-day run of the street fair featuring full pour servings of San Diego’s best craft beer selection.
Vendors with unique offerings also will be participating in this year’s street fair and will be set-up throughout the venue. A complete schedule of events, performance times and an Adams Avenue Street Fair map are coming soon!

Adams Avenue Street Fair is underwritten by a grant from the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and culture and the County of San Diego.

Source: Adams Avenue Business Association (2022/09/24)

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Adams Avenue Street Fair 2006

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Official Adams Avenue Street Fair Press Release
This year’s Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California’s largest FREE two-day music festival, will take place Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, September 25, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, on Adams Avenue, located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego. The event is open to all-ages.

The Street Fair will feature more than 70 musical artists performing on six stages spread out over an eight-block radius. Attendees will enjoy a variety of music, including blues, roots-rock, World, Latin jazz & salsa and alt-country. Among the artists set to perform are the Hacienda Brothers, Nortec Collective, The Bell-Rays, Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Boys, Transfer, Quetzal and legendary blues artist Pinetop Perkins. In addition to the incredible music, there will be three beer gardens, giant carnival rides, and more than 400 food, arts and craft vendors.

For further information, please call the Adams Avenue Street Fair office at (619) 282-7329.

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2005 Performers

  • Skid Roper Combo
  • Working Cowboy Band
  • Mark Jackson Band
  • The Coyote Problem
  • Cash’d Out
  • The West Coast Pinups
  • The Shadowdogs
  • Holiday & The Adventure Pop Collective
  • Kelly Bowlin Band
  • The Boogiemen
  • Tomcat Courtney
  • Bishop John W. Haynes & Change
  • Lady Star & The Bustin’ Loose Band
  • Len Rainey & The Midnight Players
  • Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
  • The Mighty Gospel Revelators
  • David Myers & The Blues Crew
  • Robin Henkel
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds
  • Brett Sanders Soul/Jazz Project
  • Sol E Mar
  • Stranger
  • Prisa
  • Kush & Bloodfiyah Angels
  • Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad
  • Bolga Zohdoomah
  • The Devastators
  • Quinazo with Quino
  • Action Andy
  • Peter Hall
  • Peter Bolland
  • Anna Troy
  • Steve White
  • Patty Hall
  • Roy Ruiz Clayton
  • Lindsey Troy
  • Dehra Dun
  • Allen Singer
  • Will Edwards
  • Michele Lundeen
  • Billy Watson
  • Lou & Virginia Curtiss
  • Nathan James & Ben Hernandez
  • Jane Lui
  • Jim Earp
  • Cindy Lee Berryhill & the Wigbillies
  • Angela Correa
  • Chuck Schiele
  • Les Shelleys
  • Billy Shaddox
  • Ledesma Brothers
  • Mary Dolan
  • Ashley Matte
  • Gregory Page
  • The Passion of Jose Sinatra
  • The Shambles
  • Al Howard & The K-23 Orchestra
  • The Spots
  • The Strangers Six
  • Truckee Brothers
  • Transfer
  • The Baja Bugs (Photo)
  • The Travis Larson Band
  • Silver Sunshine
  • The Loons

2005 Featured Performers

Pinetop Perkins
The Hacienda Brothers
The Bell-Rays
Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Boys
Nortec Collective
Little Charlie & The Nightcats (Due to a family emergency, Little Charlie & The Nightcats will not be performing)
Carlos Guitarlos

Our 2005 sponsors

Adams Avenue Street Fair 2004

Welcome to the un Official Adams Avenue Street Fair Page. This years Street Fair will run Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th, 2004. This is the 23rd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair. Please visit the Official Adams Avenue Street Fair website for the latest information.

Since the 2004 Street Fair has already passed, don’t forget to check out the 2005 Adams Avenue Roots Festival happening in April.

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2004 Performers

Floyd Dixon
Lester Chambers
Rosie Flores
Los Alacranes
Los Mocosos
Stew (from The Negro Problem)
Jupiter Affect
Ruby Hayes
The Latin Trumpet Summit featuring Gilbert Castellanos
Becky Barksdale Trio
Deke Dickerson & the Ecco Fonics
Joe Marillo and Friends
Cee Cee James
Len Rainey
Peggy Watson
Bishop John W. Haynes and Change
Ledesma Brothers
Tomcat Courtney
Bill Magee
Los Able Minded Poets
Pawn Shop Cowboys
Angela Patua
Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra
Willie Venant and Simple Life
Rick Felan
J. Turtle
Will Edwards Band
Peter Hall
Happy Endings
The Shamrockers
Roy Ruiz Clayton and Jump Jones
145 Street Deluxe Blues Band
Modern Rhythm
Go Betty Go
Mary Dolan
Elijah Emanuel and the Revelations
Afro Mestizo
Ross Altman
Baja Bugs
Barefoot Hockey Goalie
Cindy Lee Berryhill & The Wigbillies
Annie Bethancourt
Binational Mambo Orchestra
Ryan Blue
Buckshot (Western Swing)
Peter Bolland of The Coyote Problem
Lou & Virginia Curtiss
Dead Rock West
The Ex Friends
Four Eyes
Free * Star
Ghost Town Deputies
Golden Hill Ramblers
Robin Henkel
Jump Jones & Roy Ruiz Clayton
Les Shelleys
Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak
Neverly Bros
Tracy Lee Nelson & The Native Blues Band
Gregory Page & Friends
Lisa Sanders
Aliah Selah
Billy Shaddox of Billy Midnight
Jose Sinatra & The Troy Dante Inferno
Soul Water
The Stereotypes
Sugar Duo
Trophy Wife
Jimbo Trout
Anna Troy
Lindsey Troy
The Truckee Brothers

Adams Avenue Street Fair 2003

22nd Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair 2003

This years Adams Avenue Street Fair will run from Saturday September 27th from 10am to 9pm and Sunday September 28th from 10am to 6pm.

The Adams Avenue Street Fair is Southern California’s largest free music festival. The Street Fair falls on the last weekend in September and features over seven stages of live music. Several blocks of Adams Avenue are closed off, from Bancroft to 35th street. The street fair attracts many vendors and exotic foods.

For more information, call 619-282-7329, email [email protected], or the official site. needs your help needs your help covering a table to help promote the Web site. We will be selling License Plate Frames and buttons, as well as passing out fliers. See the Sign-Up Sheet or email us

Event Summary

2003 Performers

Andy Summers Trio
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Los Alacranes (with Quino from Big Mountain)
Gary Jules Band
The Delgado Brothers
Carlos Guitarlos
The Blazers
Jack Tempchin & Rocket Science
Bernie Leadon
Kenny Wertz & the Bluegrass Oddessey
Guitar Shorty
Little George Sueref


Abigail’s Attic
Baja Bugs – A Beatles Cover Band
Bayou Brothers
Berkley Hart Band
Annie Bethancourt
The Brombies
Ryan Blue
Blue Rockit
Peter Bolland & Broken Hill
Curt Bouterse
Tom Brosseau
Slam Buckra & his Groove Palookas
Roy Ruiz Clayton
Dan Connor & Little Big Men
Angela Correa
Tomcat Courtney
Lou & Virginia Curtiss
Dee Ray
Derek Duplessie
Will Edwards
Eleonor England Trio
Fowl Play
The Fremonts
Fuga (Link Fixed)
Gayma D
Sage Gentle-Wing
Fred Gerlach
Ghost Town Deputies
Hatfield Rain
Phil Harmonic
Robin Henkel
Hot Like (A) Robot
Mark Jackson Band
The Kernel
Jamie Jenkins
Johnny Love Sound
Lady Star & the Bustin’ Loose Blues Band
Anya Marina
Billy Midnight
The Modern Rhythm Band
Nitro Express
Omo Ache
Other Natural Flavors
Gregory Page
San Diego Cajun Playboys
Sue Palmer & her Motel Sing Orchestra
Radio La Chusma
Joel Rafael Band
Action Andy Rasmussen
Rookie Card
Skid Roper & the Shadowcasters
Lisa Sanders
Chuck Schiele & Sven-Erik Seaholm & Scott Wilson
Aliah Selah
The Shambles
José Sinatra & the Troy Dante Inferno
Trailer Park Queen/
Tribe of Judah
Trophy Wife
Truckee Brothers
West Coast Pin-Ups

Artists are subject to change. Please visit the Official Site of the Adams Avenue Street Fair for updated information.

Presented by the Adams Avenue Business Association, The Normal Heights Community Association, and the City of San Diego. Muisc Produced by Lou Curtiss & Folk Arts Rare Records in association with Victor Payan. Music Info: (619) 282-7833 / For Booth Rentals: (619) 282-7329.
Partially funded by the City of San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program & the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund with the support of District 4 Supervisor, Ron Roberts.