Locations listed counter-clockwise from 1st Street, down State Street, and up Main Street back to 1st Street. Final list of bands for each month subject to change. Check back a couple days before each event for the latest info.
1. At Hyperspace Los Altos
This family arcade business features a lovely outdoor seating area with picnic tables, right across from Safeway. Bring some food from the store, or order takeout from a downtown restaurant, and settle in to enjoy one of our bands. If you have kids, consider letting them enjoy the arcade while you sit outside and enjoy the music.
Inertia, JFB Music
Inertia, JFB Music, is the latest project of songwriter and guitar player Juan Bilbao, with original music sprinkled in between classic rock, pop and R&B. The band features Gwilu Stevens on vocals, Mark Olson on bass and vocals, Hunter Cowdery on keyboard, Rouslan Dimitrov on cajon and lead guitar, and Karen Rose on drums.
2. The Plaza At 400 Main Street
Enjoy a cocktail at Amandine Lounge, or bring a small folding chair to sit a while as you enjoy this band.
Crossing Dana is a local Los Altos, Mountain View and Peninsula band. The band performs a wide selection of rock, contemporary and rhythm & blues music. They play at a variety of venues from pubs and wine bars, to private parties and corporate events.
3. At B K Collections
Stroll on over to BK Collections to enjoy one of our local bands. Bring a folding chair if you’d like to sit a while.
Tebo started playing music as a child and plays the guitar left handed and upside down! He has recorded and performed with such artists as Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, MC Hammer, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, New Edition, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Kenny Neal, just to name a few. He has also toured around the world with John Lee Hooker jr. Tebo’s music is known for being: funky, bluesy, rocky, and extremely uncommon.
4. At Dogma
FIRST FRIDAY PARTY! Featuring live music, a taco bar, drinks, and more!
Get a free studio Christmas photo like the one seen here! We’ll have a professional photographer from Lighting Up Your Life Portrait & Event Photography, with a Christmas backdrop and studio lighting! Don’t miss out!
Born in Costa Rica, Enzo made his musical debut at only five years old. Enzo has performed in 3 different languages at theaters, special events, and restaurants, and has recorded an album, “Mas que palabras”. Enzo also performs at his own concerts.
6. At Linden Tree Books
Have a seat and enjoy one of our bands in the cozy sitting area outside this beloved downtown book store.
The Song Gardeners
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.
7. At Urfa Bistro
This is a great place to have dinner.
Norm takes you on a musical journey and touches the lives of people through his music. He plays rock and pop cover song classics as well as some of his originals. He specializes in vocals, guitar, piano and harmonica. He enjoys connecting with his audience. He plays concert venues, city events, wineries, private parties and nonprofit events.
8. At Assistance League Of Los Altos
This beautiful plaza is a great place to enjoy some local music. Bring a folding chair if you’d like to sit a while.
Top Shelf Big Band
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.
9. At Enchante Boutique Hotel
Make a dinner reservation for an exquisite meal while you enjoy the msuic.
House Band plays high energy dance music from the Stones, Beatles & Elton John, to Pink, Black Keys & Adele.
Tom Corn – guitar/lead vocals, Brendan DeLumpa – guitar/lead vocals, Bob Kaplan – drums, Barbara Nelson – keys/vocals, Rob Van Wandelen – bass/lead vocals.
At Village Park
Bring a folding chair and enjoy one of our bands at this cozy downtown park.
10. At Veterans Community Plaza
Order takeout from any local restaurant and enjoy music in the plaza!
Fully Funded is a classic rock cover band from Los Altos 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.
11. At Round Robin
Jazz Before Midnight
Jazz Before Midnight plays swing tunes from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, Brazilian Bossa’s, Cool Jazz tunes and our favorites from the Great American Songbook. We’ll have your toes tapping, your body swaying, and will put a smile on your face.
12. At Cheeky Monkey Toys
Enjoy one of our bands outside this fantastic downtown toy store, and consider ordering take-out from one of the nearby restaurants. Consider bringing a folding chair if you’d like to sit and listen for a while.
13. At Chase Bank
Rock out to one of our bands at the plaza outside Chase Bank. Limited seating is available, so consider bringing a folding chair if you’d like to sit and listen for a while.
Charline’s Angels (formerly On The Edge) formed a few years ago during Covid. We cover ballads, rock classics and pop tunes. We are available for booking!
14. At Yoshi Sushi
The Imponderables play classic Rock and Roll.
-Barry Harvis: Attorney-at-Law
-Daniel Kottke: Palo Alto Man About Town
-Luke Harvis: Screenwriter Netflix (“Clinical” and “The Diabolical”).
15. At Rustic Oyster House
A great spot to have dinner and enjoy one of our bands!
Dhruv plays a variety of music, covering bands across the spectrum of rock music like Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, America, CSNY; with other selections from the British & American Folk anthology.
16. At La Boulanger
This location has seating, so pull up a chair and enjoy one of our bands.
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.
17. At The Post
A great spot to have dinner and enjoy one of our live bands!
Wandering Acoustics specializes in playing rock and pop classics for all ages to sing and dance to! Featuring vocal harmonies backed by guitar, violin, bass and drums, they are available for festivals, wineries, restaurants, and private events.
18. Los Altos Community Mural Dedication
Enjoy one of our local bands, and consider buying a drink or takeout from one of our local businesses. Bring a folding chair if you’d like to sit and listen for a while.