First Friday Fun on August 5!
August 5th Downtown Los Altos First Friday promises lots of fun and plenty of entertainment. 16 Live bands will be playing from 6-9 pm around downtown on the street corners, outside restaurants and businesses. Our stores are unique and spectacular, voted the best on the Peninsula for 2022.
Nature Gallery and Dogma will be serving complimentary refreshments and featuring live bands … Rick Sanders at Nature Gallery and Tyler Drummond at Dogma.
We Love our First Friday Bands!
Our amazing First Friday bands donate their time to play for you every month, so remember to tip them generously. Some of them even take online payments like Venmo. Many of the FF bands are available for private events & gigs. Scroll down to find contact info for your favorite First Friday bands.
Bands on Main Street
at Hotel Enchante
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.
at Chase Bank
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.
Please message us to book.
at Rustic Oyster House
Born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Gaby Castro is a folk/Americana singer-songwriter with the soul of a mountain songbird. She has the poise and presence of performers twice her age, but that should come as no surprise as she’s been performing since the age of 14. Her voice is described as soft and sweet, her lyrics contemplative and powerful. Her songwriting incorporates the lyrical power of Carole King, infectious hooks of Taylor Swift, and storytelling feel of Jewel. Over the years she’s gained a loyal following from her songs and stories about life, love and mental health. Her upcoming fourth album delves heavily into the latter, exploring her struggles with depression and anxiety much like the stages of grief; feeling each raw emotion but ending in acceptance and finding a path forward. Let her music tell the stories.
Links: Facebook, Spotify Apple Music, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube
at Le Boulanger
An eclectic, electric mix of timeless rock, pop, and homegrown creativity. Sing along, dance along or just sit back and get your three drinks in while this band of four peninsula-based musical spirits guides you through the process.
at The Post
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), bass (Russ) and drums (Jeff). We are available for festivals, wineries, restaurants, community events, and private parties.
Booking info: www.wanderingacoustics.com
at Round Robin
Sunday Seven was formed fifteen years ago with seven musicians on a Sunday afternoon. The band enjoys playing polkas, waltzes, oldies, and sing-alongs at venues in the South Bay Area.
Bands on State Street
at 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.
One Man Band
at Urfa Bistro
People have often referred to Mike as a One-Man-Band (OMB) or a Jukebox because he can play so many different tunes on request and is happy performing solo.
“I get charged up when I connect with a live audience. Whether that means getting them to sing along to “Country Road Take Me Home” or the “Gambler “or to dance to their favorite Country or Classic Rock & Roll tune. I believe that it’s important for me to use my musical gift to bring joy to people’s lives. I’ve volunteered as a music teacher for kids through Music for Minors and for the past 7 years I’ve been singing to cancer patients at UCSF. Playing music and engaging with a live audience fills my heart with joy,” –Mike “One Man Band” Ofiesh. For private bookings, contact Michael at: e-mail
at BK Collections
Cool Fire is a rock cover band performing a wide range of classic and contemporary rock, R&B, and blues tunes. The band features Carmen Briggs on vocals, Lisa Anderson on vocals and keys, John Gann and Glynn Echerd on guitar, Chris Chaney on bass, and John Love on drums.
Bands on First Street
at Amandine Project
Born in Costa Rica, of Italian and Spanish descent, Enzo made his musical debut at only five years old.
At a young age Enzo demonstrated a remarkable and versatile musical ability and created his own musical works.
“Out of Love” was one of his first compositions, and “Forever” one of the most recognized hits in his album called “Mas que palabras” meaning “More than Words”.
Enzo has performed in 3 different languages in theaters, special events, and restaurants. Performing in important venues like As Of Spades in Sacramento, California, Enzo also opened concerts for other well-known artists such as Yuridia, Karla Morrison, Escats, Individuo, playing his original music. His audiences love his extraordinary and powerful voice and his lyrics.
Enzo is now performing in his own concerts.
at Hyper Space
Mars is a family band (a father and 2 children) playing classic rock covers, having fun as often as possible, and sharing their love of music with everyone. They look forward to First Friday events in Downtown Los Altos.
HKH and the Imponderables
at La Scala
Barry Harvis: Attorney-at-Law
Daniel Kottke: Palo Alto Man About Town
Luke Harvis: Screenwriter Netflix (“Clinical” and “The Diabolical”).
They play classic Rock and Roll.
Bands on Second Street
Tyler Diamond is an exciting one man show, multi- instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. Music has always been his biggest passion. His main influences are blues, rock, funk and soul. He performs original music and covers from the 60s to the present. His mission is to spread love and positivity through music.
at the Veteran's Community Plaza
Top Shelf Big Band is a seventeen-piece big band in the South San Francisco Bay Area.
We play jazz and swing from the music of such artists as Count Basie, Les Brown, Ted Heath, Glenn Miller, and Frank Sinatra, to contemporary bands like Gordon Goodwin and Louis Dowdeswell.
Hear us at parks, markets, and festivals throughout the South Bay Area. We are available for hire for weddings, parties, or any other special event.
Learn more about us at www.topshelfbigband.com