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Unplugged is a two-day FREE music festival, featuring over 150 performances in venues stretching throughout Adams Avenue.
189 backers pledged $10,328 to help bring this project to life.

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Adams Avenue Unplugged is a two-day FREE musical festival that features over 150 performances in bars, restaurants, cafes, churches, and outdoor stages along Adams Avenue. The event has a 40-year history, dating back to The San Diego Folk Festival and Adams Avenue Roots Festival.  

It is very important to the Adams Avenue Business Association- the event organizers- that all artists are paid fairly for their performances.

Tom Brosseau & John C. Reilly playing Unplugged 2012
Tom Brosseau & John C. Reilly playing Unplugged 2012

We need your help to continue to offer our community this dynamic musical experience.  Please help us ensure that Adams Avenue Unplugged continues to bring so many amazing artists to our community, and allows attendees to enjoy the experience for free. 

With our Kickstarter funds will be able to pay a wide variety of musicians for playing the festival, while still offering free entry into Unplugged.

Stretch goal funds will be used to pay for production costs like sound, staging, and trolley transportation!

This year Unplugged features national touring acts- Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Peter Case, Willie Watson, Jonny Fritz, Tom Brosseau, The Sumner Brothers, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, and The Shaggy Manes.

Local artists include- Aaron Bowen, Alan Land, Angela Patua, Bart Mendoza / Dave Fleminger, Bayou Brothers, Ben Powell, Billy Watson & his Submarine Trio, Charlie Imes, Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits, Chris Carpenter, Christopher Dale, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Cleopatra Degher, Coco & Lafe, Curt Owen, Dan Gindling, Dave Humphries, David Blackburn & Robin Adler, Doug Walker Duo or Trio, El Monte Slim, Eliza Rickman, Euphoria Brass Band, G. Burns Jug Band​, harpO , Hot Butterd Biscuits, James Ruelas, Jeff Berkley, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Jim Hinton, Joe Marillo, Joe Rathburn, Joey Harris , John Bosley, Johnny High Hat, Jon Kanis, Josh Damigo, Julia Davies, Little Galaxies, Liz & Kent do the Everly brothers, Louden Swain, Marie Haddad, Mark Jackson Band, Mason James, Nick Crook, ​Raelee Nikole, Robin Henkel, Ross Altman, Saba, Sara Petite, Scott West, Skelpin, Sub-Niche, The Lacemakers, Tomcat Courtney, Trails & Rails, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Zzymzzy Quartet ​

Risks and challenges

If our project is not fully funded through Kickstarter we may have to consider charging for attendance in the future, or canceling the event past 2014.

Having delivered quality entertainment for free for the past 30 years, we feel confident that, with funding, we will be able to offer an amazing experience to all who attend Unplugged.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Good karma for the entire year, and many thanks from Adams Avenue Unplugged!

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    A 2014 Adams Avenue Unplugged sticker

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    One guaranteed reserved seat for your choice of one of our (4) headliner acts: Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Peter Case, Willie Watson, or Jonny Fritz, at the limited 250 seat United Methodist Church Venue on Mansfield and Adams Ave. (Your name will be on the Will Call list at the Church Stage door).

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    Become an Unplugged sponsor! Get a shout out in the official sponsor section of the Unplugged website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com, and in the event program.

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    Two guaranteed reserved seats for your choice of one of our (4) headliner acts: Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Peter Case, Willie Watson, or Jonny Fritz, at the limited 250 seat United Methodist Church Venue on Mansfield and Adams Ave. (Your name will be on the Will Call list at the Church Stage door).

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    An Adams Avenue Unplugged 2014 t-shirt (S, M, L, XL)

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You become an Unplugged sponsor, which includes a shout out in the official sponsor section of the Unplugged website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com, and in the event program. Plus, you receive an Unplugged t-shirt (S, M, L, XL) and poster!

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    The VIP experience for one. All-access passes that include all reserved seating shows, a complementary meal, a t-shirt (S, M, L, XL), a sponsor listing in the official sponsor section of the Unplugged website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com, and in the event program.

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    The VIP experience for two. All-access passes that include all reserved seating shows, a complementary meal, two t-shirts (S, M, L, XL), a sponsor listing in the official sponsor section of the Unplugged website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com, and in the event program.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    Stage sponsorship including a banner on the stage throughout the weekend, mentions in all media outreach, and excellent karma for everyone you know. Also, two all-access passes that include all reserved seating shows, green room, a complementary meal, two t-shirts (S, M, L, XL), a shout out in the official sponsor section of the Unplugged website: www.adamsavenueunplugged.com, and in the event program.

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Funding period

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