Adams Avenue hosts weekend music fest

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GuitaristsSAN DIEGO — More than 130 musical acts are scheduled to perform along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue this weekend in Kensington, Normal Heights and University Heights.

The annual Adams Avenue Unplugged music festival is set to begin at noon Saturday and Sunday, with free performances lined up at a variety of outdoor venues, restaurants, coffee houses and bars.

Among the top acts on the bill are John C. Reilly & Friends, the band of the Oscar-nominated actor, and Los Alacranes, with Los Lobos members David Hidalgo and Louie Perez.

Reilly’s band has two performances scheduled Saturday — at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. — at the Larry Robinson Memorial Stage between 30th and 35th streets.

Los Alacranes will perform Sunday at 3 p.m. at 30th Street and again at 6 p.m. at Adams Park on 35th Street.

Local favorites set to play are Cindy Lee Berryhill, Gregory Page, Sara Petite, the Mark Jackson Trio and Lisa Sanders.

The event, organized by the Adams Avenue Business Association, takes place roughly between Mississippi Street and Marlborough Drive.

Neighborhood parking is expected to be congested in the area. A pair of double-decker buses will be on-hand to shuttle attendees to the various venues.

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