Grammy-, Emmy-winning group to perform kids music Friday

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Photo courtesy of the band by Jeff Newton.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is presenting First Fridays for Families, starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening at The Commons.

The free family-friendly event will feature Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. The band has produced five albums and won an Emmy for their children’s show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too,” a Grammy and a Latin Grammy — the first American band to do so. The group features Diaz and his wife, Alisha Gaddis, daughter of East football coach Bob Gaddis.

First Fridays for Families is a family entertainment series meant to introduce young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts in a fun, informal setting. The events are held on the first Friday nights of the month, through April.

The series is sponsored by Old National Bank and the City of Columbus. Doors open at The Commons at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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You can find out more about the band at