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Adams Avenue Street Fair Takes Over Normal Heights

San Diego artist Sara Petite performing on stage in an undated photo

Credit: Dennis Anderson Photography

Above: San Diego artist Sara Petite performing on stage in an undated photo

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The 34th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair starts this weekend, featuring eight stages and more than 100 musical acts.

The two-day festival is billed as one of the largest, free musical festivals in Southern California.

Among this year’s performers is San Diego country music artist Sara Petite. Two years after the release of "Circus Comes to Town," the singer-songwriter says she’s working on a new album due out in early 2016 titled "The Road Less Traveled."

Petite, who is nominated for a 2015 San Diego Music Award, previewed some of her new material in a special live performance Thursday on Midday Edition. She said her writing is a bit different on her new album than on past albums.

"I think you change and evolve. Just as a human being in the last few years I've gone through a lot of changes," Petite said. "There are a lot of sad songs, but some happy ones, too. You don't always get the rainbows if you don't get the rain, you know."

This weekend’s line-up also includes, San Diego-based acoustic trio The Rugburns, reggae artists The Wailing Souls, along with alternative folk group Honey Honey.

The street fair starts Saturday at 10 a.m., on Adams Avenue between 32nd and 35th streets.

For more information and a list of artists, visit the event website.

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