Featuring local bands in the downtown triangle from 6-9 PM.
First Friday Joy on December 2!
We have an amazing First Friday planned on December 2nd in Downtown Los Altos. First Friday promises lots of fun and plenty of entertainment. Sixteen 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. They will be open late for evening shopping in time for the holidays or better yet, buy a gift for yourself! Our restaurants and cafes are waiting to delight you with vast array of exquisite culinary delights. We have food to nourish and music to soothe the soul!
Dogma and the Nature Gallery will be serving complimentary refreshments and featuring two live bands …On the Edge at Dogma and Rick Sanders at Nature Gallery! Dogma and the Nature Gallery will also be giving away First Friday swag!
Join the fun with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Veterans Community Plaza.
Three festive pedicabs will cycle holiday shoppers around downtown during the evening festivities. They will be decorated with lights and be playing holiday music. Pedi-cab rides are free!
The pedicab pick-up point will be at Veterans Community Plaza.
We Love our First Friday Bands!
Our wonderful 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.
Molly and Scott
at Adventure Toys
Mollie and Scott have been performing a mix of
kids, pop, folk and country for First Friday events
for several years with just a guitar, 2 voices and a love of music.
Don’t stand too close or we might ask you to join
the band in song or dance!
at Le Boulanger
The Lawn Darts emerged from front yard jam sessions for our neighbors during the dark days of 2020. We play mostly classic rock covers, but venture regularly into country, oldies, pop, and “alternate” rock territory.
One Man Band & Pete Sommer
at Rustic Oyster House
Michael Ofiesh aka OMB is a one man band and South San
Francisco artist! Armed with his acoustic guitar and a set list filled with a wide range including throwback hits, country and new-school jams he brings all the ingredients necessary for a good time! One Man Band Mike Ofiesh
Pete Sommer is an award winning producer of music and TV shows.
Pete sings and plays guitar in concerts and clubs, leans towards favorite covers of classic light rock, folk and country sharing the background stories of how they became popular! Pete Sommer
Mike and Pete met at first Friday!
at Round Robin
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.
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 Saturna Cakes
Irish Twins (Maggie Wing and Frank Conrad) are an acoustic duo whose sound combines the best of folk, Americana, and indie pop. With tight harmonies and a well- curated song list, they keep an audience engaged — and often singing along.
Maggie Wing has been writing songs and performing since she was child. Maggie’s debut album in 2016 drew comparisons to Shawn Colvin, John Prine, and Gretchen Peters. Her follow-up album, Burn This Note, will be released in early 2023.
Frank Conrad has been performing and teaching music in the Bay Area since the 1980s. He studied jazz with Terry Summa at Foothill College and jazz/song writing with Randy Masters at San Jose State University. Frank has been teaching guitar, electric bass, and drums for more than 20 years, and he’s co-founder and general partner of Hope Street Music Studios.
Videos: Angel from Montgomery, Norwegian Wood, Desire
Strolling First and Main Streets
We’re four guys who share a passion for singing barbershop.
Bands on State Street
at Assistance League
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.
at BK Collections
at Urfa Bistro
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
The Song Gardeners
at Linden Tree
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.
Bands on First Street
at The 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.
John Henry's Farm
John Henry’s Farm band blends originals, Americana, Country, Blues, Jug Band, Folk, and Bluegrass into “Porch-Stompin” music.
John Henry Bradshaw was born at home in Palo Alto., the middle of 7 boys. He began playing musical instruments at age 5 with his older brother Bryan. John Henry leads this band and plays guitar, banjo, and sings.
Local musicians often join the band adding drums, stand-up bass, piano, fiddles, banjos, and singing.
It’s a real hootenanny with easy sing-alongs for kids and adults.
John Henry teaches many instruments to kids through the “After School Music” Academy. He also teaches all ages privately including small family group classes called “Music in You”. You can contact him through email or cell phone: firstname.lastname@example.org 650-906-0908
Links: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, SoundCloud, johnhenrysfarm.com, Tiny Desk Entry Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIvEGEMjybQ
Bands on Second Street
On the Edge
On The Edge formed in 2018 with Google employees jamming together. We play covers of ballads and rock classics. We added a young female vocalist (16) last year and are having fun playing recent pop tunes…
On the edge
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