Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — as well as host to some of the best Burlesque in the Southeast! Located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA, Red Light Café is a casual, comfortable, smoking-free environment to enjoy live music & entertainment featuring a full bar (with a massive craft beer selection) and an ever-evolving menu of appetizers, entrées, soups, salads, desserts and more.

Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — including some of the best Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy space with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers and entrées.

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Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present

Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Bill Packard, Mark Johnson + Joseph Daniels

SAT • OCT 21 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Bill Packard, Mark Johnson + Joseph Daniels

Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present Metro-Atlanta's favorite evening of comedy and magic — Atlanta Magic Night! — with opener Bill Packard and featuring Mark Johnson with headliner Joseph Daniels.

This is our Halloween Edition of the show and costumes are welcome!


Clay Melton w/ Pussyfoot + The Last Chance Riders

SUN • OCT 22 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Clay Melton w/ Pussyfoot + The Last Chance Riders

Clay Melton, one of the top guitar players in Texas, and his band are joined by Atlanta's Pussyfoot and Last Chance Riders.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • OCT 23 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • OCT 25 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Collins Drive + The Brookses w/ special guest Emily Backus

FRI • OCT 27 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Collins Drive + The Brookses w/ special guest Emily Backus

Come Celebrate Halloween early with Collins Drive and The Brookses with special guest Emily Backus. Costumes encouraged. There will be some treats (we're bringing Halloween candy and the Brookses will be joining us for an encore of Straight to Hell by Drivin' N' Cryin'.


The 3rd Annual Spookeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

SAT • OCT 28 • 9 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - The 3rd Annual Spookeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

It's time to don our dreadful dresses and deadly dapper duds for the 3rd annual Spookeasy! The fall fright fest is sure to send spines tingling with sex appeal, dancing, and good times. Featuring:

— FREE swing dance lessons at 8p after doors open
— Our resident DJ Doctor Q returns to spook the turntables, joined by Talloolah Love as our scream queen MC
Rosie Rivet-her as our stage kitten and dance instructor
Silver Kitsune and Candida Valentina as our performers and dancer
Sunshine Divine as our featured go go dancer
— Our annual Halloween Costume Contest, judged by Fandom Nerdlesque
— And our main entertainer of the evening is the Atomic Bombshell herself, Miss Nikki Nuke'm!


Eventbrite - Halloween Spooks & Spirits! Clint Grizzly + Shayne Goss + more!

Bring Your Costume & Your Spooky Self! This will be semi-acoustic & intimate performance hosted by Atlanta's Living Room aka the Red Light Cafe! Shayne Goss of Fairshake will be giving a PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME at the end of the night. The entertainment of the evening includes: Josh Padgett, Shayne Goss, Eric Hindman and Clint Grizzly.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 1 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Mary and Friends: Birthday Bash!

SAT • NOV 4 • 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Mary and Friends: Birthday Bash!

Mary and Friends is back for our one year anniversary! It's also our producer's birthday, and a big one at that! Join us to celebrate two incredible occasions with an excellent night of performance and partying!

Mary and Friends is a quarterly show of all queer performers. From burlesque to sideshow and beyond, there's sure to be something for everyone!

This quarter is an all-star cast from all over the US! Featuring:

— Dee Flowered
— The Chameleon Queen
— Diego Wolf
— Lydia Treats
— Adriana Luce
— Frankie Sin

And more!


Art Amok Slam!

TUE • NOV 7 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam is back once again at Red Light Café!! Come out and share your words, songs, limericks, haiku, knock-knock jokes or interpretive dance. Whatever you bring we want to hear it and see you! (As long as it's not homophobic, racist, sexist, misogynistic crap. Nobody wants to hear that.)

If you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 8 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


the Good Graces (solo) w/ Chickens and Pigs + Jphono1 + Emily Backus

TUE • NOV 9 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - the Good Graces (solo) w/ Chickens and Pigs + Jphono1 + Emily Backus

A night of solo singer-songwriters, ranging from bluesy swamp rock to freak-folk and beyond, to celebrate the release of the new EP from Chickens and Pigs, "Laramie."


The Presmanes Brothers

SAT • NOV 11 • 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Presmanes Brothers

The Presmanes Brothers return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for another fun evening of contemporary arrangements of timeless hits from the great American songbook, classic rock, and a taste of a few original songs.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • NOV 13 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Stripsgiving

TUE • NOV 14 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Stripsgiving

Spice up your night the second Tuesday of each month with 10 amazing acts for only $10 at Tease Tuesday Burlesque! See some of the best performers in Atlanta and some amazing new up and coming acts as well! Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists... you never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows! And don't worry, we'll be done before midnight since it's a school night!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gifts.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 15 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta presents

The Freakeasy

FRI • NOV 17 • 9 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - The Freakeasy

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta hits the big top, and rolls out a circus and sideshow spectacular — The Freakeasy! This month's show is not for the faint of heart and features the freakish and fabulous, including:

— FREE swing dance lessons at 8p after doors open
Doctor Q as our MC ringmaster, taking a break from music this time
Candi Lecoeur as our hostess and stage kitten
Lydia Treats and Bette Machette as our sideshow performers and dancers
— All the way from Chicago is our special cirque and sideshow guest and DJ extraordinaire, Vourteque
— And our main entertainer of the evening is none other than the high stepping sensation, Tippy Tapage!


Sadie Hawkins presents

OH NO! and Mondegreen-A-GoGo

SAT • NOV 189 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - OH NO! and Mondegreen-A-GoGo

Sadie Hawkins presents OH NO! and Mondegreen-A-GoGo: a burlesque and variety show featuring acts that pay tribute to misbehaving performers (oh no!) and misheard lyrics (aka musical "mondegreens").


Sweet Lu Olutosin presents

Real Jazz Gives Back

SUN • NOV 196 PM
$15 Advance or Door ($5 off door with a nonperishable food item)
Doors @ 5:30 PM

Eventbrite - Real Jazz Gives Back

Sweet Lu Olutosin presents Real Jazz Gives Back — an annual fundraiser benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).

Last year (2016) with the help of the Real Jazz Community we were able to provide over 4,400 Meals for Atlanta area people in need. This year we will exceed this with our goal of feeding 10,000 people in need. You can help by attending and bringing a non-perishable food item and/or making a cash donation online to our ACFB fundraiser page.


Eventbrite - Flamenco feat. José Manuel + Francisco Orozco 'Yiyi' + Antonio Granjero + Julie Moon

In partnership with A Través, Berdolé brings Flamenco back to Red Light Café on November 30, 2017. Artists from Spain will showcase live guitar, singing, and dance in the style of the tablaos of Andalucía, where performances built on improvisation create electricity that is tangible in the spaces of small audiences. This performance is part of a two-week residency by a Través in which performing artists are also teaching dance and music in an after-school program to expose kids to the art and lifestyle of Spain.

The show features dancer Antonio Granjero, singer Francisco Orozco “Yiyi”, guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, and dancer Julie Moon.