First Friday Dance for Joy
Looking for a Moving Experience?
On First Friday October 1st Moving to the Grove is the theme for Downtown Los Altos First Friday.
Los Altos Dance Academy (formerly San Juan Dance), will be performing outside the Assistance league on State Street and The Spartan Dance club from Mountain View High School will be performing at the Veterans Community Plaza. Both dance groups will perform, teach a community dance lesson and then the young dancers will be “dancing for joy” around downtown to the 14 First Friday Bands.
“Put on your dancing shoes and have some fun on First Friday” say First Friday organizers Carol Garsten of Nature Gallery and Jamie Lucia of Altos Animal Chiropractic. “The combination of music, dance and community is magical,” say the First Friday duo.
Pictured are some of the dynamic young dancers from Los Altos Dance Academy and the Spartan Dance club at Mountain View High School.
For more information about the dance groups, bands and the locations downtown where they will be playing visit our web site: www.losaltosfirstfriday.org
Bands on Main Street
Houseband plays an eclectic mix of rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The group plays concerts, private events, and parties.
They have been together for 10 years.
Bigelow's Tree House
Since 2008, the Bay Area’s own Bigelow’s Treehouse has been setting the tension of the modern world to a bopping beat. Armed with a cocktail of guilt, delusion, and fizzy water, they shuffle their way through nervous funk, eighties-tinged alt Brit rock, and cinematic Real Book surf dub jazz trip hop. Bigelow’s Treehouse has been redefining dad rock for a generation of slackers who still look to bands for answers to questions that nobody asked.
Halsey and the Hi Hats
Born and raised in Los Altos, Halsey has toured the world,
from Singapore to the Arctic Circle. Now she’s home
and she’s brought her band with her to entertain you
with jazz from the roaring 20s to the swinging 60s.
Eurotrash is a San Jose-based band playing Rock and Blues tuns from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as a bit of Fund, Country, and whatever else grooves.
They play concert venues, wineries, company events, and private parties.
Rustic Oyster House
My name is Peyton Noell and I’m an acoustic pop singer and songwriter from Los Altos CA. I’m 17 years old. I’ve been singing since I was 9 and writing songs for the past three years. I write about romance, relationships, and to shine a light on mental health through my songs.
The Wandering Acoustics band plays Classic Rock, Pop and Americana favorites from the 60’s through the 90’s, with layered harmonies backed by guitar (Sam), violin (Sonia) and bass (Russ). We are available for festivals, wineries, restaurants, community events, and private parties.
Bands on State Street
Assistance League of Los Altos
Fully Funded is a classic rock cover band from Los Altos, CA
that has been performing regularly at First Friday events for many years.
We play classic favorites from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
We enjoy seeing families and kids playing, dancing, and
singing along to our music.
Los Altos Dance Academy
Los Altos Dance Academy, the next generation of San Juan Dance in downtown Los Altos, is carrying on the long-standing legacy of raising good humans through dance.
LADA fosters a positive learning environment that encourages & supports students’ growth both as humans and as artists/athletes. LADA wants each student to be proud of their ongoing progress and personal achievements. www.losaltosdanceacademy.com/
The Song Gardeners are at the forefront of the New Age Pop genre – creating well-crafted contemporary songs with positive, empowering messages.
The band includes multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe.
Rick is an acoustic guitarist, singer, and live-loop artist who mainly plays covers of songs you love from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Newly formed, patio band who is having fun exploring 70s and 80s rock and pop music and some Latin and new country music
Norm takes you on a musical journey and
touches the lives of people through his music.
His repertoire includes singing, guitar and piano.
While playing soft rock, Country, Broadway tunes, and his own original works
He shares the stories of known musician artists and his own life adventures.
State of Mind
NOS enjoys performing popular hard rock from the 80s, 90s, and 00s – bringing upbeat, guitar-driven tunes with something for everyone!
Forming right before the pandemic, NOS hails from Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Cupertino – with Eric on guitar, Jake on drums, David on bass, Judy on vocals/acoustic, and Kevin on vocals/guitar.
Bands on First Street
Cool Fire is a rock cover band performing a wide range of classic and contemporary rock, R&B, and blues tunes. The band features Paige Wolfson and Carmen Briggs on vocals, John Gann and Glynn Echerd on guitar, Chris Chaney on bass, and John Love on drums.
Band in the Veteran's Community Plaza
Band in the Veteran's Community Plaza
Big Mike and the Hart Beats
Spartan Dance Club
The Spartan Dance Club seeks to foster a love of dance in students of all experience levels, and to bring the joy of dance to our community.