It's a big Saturday in San Diego. The inaugural Adams Avenue Unplugged kicks off today and continues on Sunday. Taking the place of the Roots Fest, which blocked off the streets of Normal Heights, this new event takes advantage of the flourishing businesses along Adams Avenue with acoustic performances by dozens of local and touring musicians. The event is free and all-ages except in bar venues which will maintain their 21-and-up age restrictions. Performers include local stalwarts Josh Damigo, Colin Clyne, Gregory Page, Lisa Sanders and special touring acts like John C. Reilly (the actor, but also a talented bluegrass musician). It is also worth a big mention that Saturday is Record Store Day, and all of your local shops are offering rare and limited edition vinyl along with live music. Collectors know that they should be there bright and early in the morning, with live music mostly in the afternoon.
Saturday, April 21:
Adams Avenue Unplugged @ Cafe 21, Twiggs, Cantina Mayahuel, Kadan, Antique Row, AC Lounge, Jayne's, Sabuku Sushi, El Zarape, Triple Crown, Lou Jones, The Ould Sod, Rosie O'Grady's, Blind Lady, Dimille's, Adams Parks, Back From Tomboctou, Lestat’s, Ken Club, Cafe Cabaret, Ponce’s, Ken Grill, Ken Club, Kensington Library, Ken Cafe (free, all-ages except bar venues, 12-6 p.m.)
Record Store Day featuring the Donkeys @ M-Theory (5 p.m.)
Record Store Day featuring the Lumps, the Marshmallow Men @ Thirsty Moon (1-6 p.m.)
Record Store Day featuring Trouble in the Wind, the Paragraphs, Sick Balloons, Oldest Boy & Girl, Nena Anderson, DJ set by Lexicon Devil (member of local band Duchess) @ Spin Records (Store opens at 10 a.m. Live music at noon. Free/all-ages/free food while it lasts.)