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 Comedy Shows and Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue 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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Ben Wade Band w/ BRYTLY + Manny Cortes

SUN • JUN 24 • 7 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Join us for an evening of Soulful Americana Roots Rock with Ben Wade Band and special guests BRYTLY and Manny Cortes.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUN 25 • 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 • JUN 27 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Ashley Heath + Salt & Pine

THU • JUN 28 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

North Carolina's Ashley Heath and Florida's Salt & Pine meet each other halfway at Atlanta's Red Light Café for an evening of Americana, Roots and Folk.


An Evening With the Jess Wells Trio feat. Michelle Wallace

FRI • JUN 29 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Jess Wells is an Atlanta area singer / songwriter who has been playing songs for people's earholes for the past 15 years. In this intimate show, Jess will be joined by Bryan Hall of Wet Willie fame, cash considerations, singer Michelle Wallace, and more.


Britcom Burlesque presented by Sadie Hawkins

SAT • JUN 309 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Sadie Hawkins presents Britcom Burlesque: A burlesque show paying tribute to BBC comedies! More details coming soon!


An Evening with Be Steadwell

SUN • JUL 1 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, a capella and folk, Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be's original music features earnest lyricism, and Affirming LGBTQ content.


Art Amok Slam

TUE • JUL 3 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam Team 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.)

In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday!

First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!!

Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance.


Lip Sync Slam Part Deux!

SAT • JUL 7 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Some of Atlanta's favorite poets, performance artist, storytellers and comedians step into new shoes and lip sync to their favorite songs. Anything goes in this specialized slam, costumes, props, feather boas bring all the shiny things and dazzle us. There will be 10 competitors, 2 rounds, 1 winner.

This is a fundraiser for the Art Amok Slam Team as they prepare to represent Atlanta Georgia, and the Red Light Cafe at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, Illinois this August. 

Atlanta has a rich artistic community, let's let our hair down tonight and enjoy being silly with each other.


An Evening with Mia Borders

SUN • JUL 8 • 7 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Mia Borders returns to Atlanta for an intimate solo performance at Red Light Café.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUL 9 • 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: Patriot Acts

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

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 gift bags.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 11 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Prayer Requests: A Stand-Up Comedy Cry for Help

THU • JUL 12 • 8:30 PM
$5 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

A stand-up comedy show featuring the best comics from Atlanta and beyond! Hosted by Katherine Blanford and Powell Mansfield, who could for sure use your prayers.


Risky's Birthday Slash

FRI • JUL 13 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

The Ghouls of Bump in the Night Ghoulesque would like to cordially invite you to join us this Friday the 13th for our slasher inspired burlesque revue, and to help us celebrate the birth of our Macabre Mistress Risky Sour!

We have dredged up some of the most iconic villains in horror to entertain you on this night of bloody celebration! Take a walk down Elm Street, go for a midnight swim at Camp Crystal Lake, But the lotion on your skin, but whatever you do, don't miss out on Risky's Birthday Slash! We have such sights to show you...


Atlanta Blues Society Gathering & Jam

SUN • JUL 15 • 3 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 2:30 PM

The July 2018 monthly gathering and jam of the Atlanta Blues Society will be held from 3pm – 6pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Red Light Café with host band Patrick Vining Band. We will have a jam, so make sure to bring you instruments and/or voice and show us what you got.


Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge

SUN • JUL 15 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Every third Sunday of the month, Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comics at Red Light Café! This month's performers to be announced soon.

And when the show's over, be sure to stick around for After Mic: Comedians trying out their newest jokes in an open mic format with the best sets of the night getting booked on future shows!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 18 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


REM Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

THU • JUL 19 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

This event goes out to the one I love... Come witness some enthusiastic musicians who love REM play a whole night of one of GA's best alternative rock bands. BadAsh Allstar Team will surely hit all the hits, and some classy deep cuts as well. If you don't come, it might be the end of the world as we know it!


Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Danny Whitson + Mike Fuller + Gusto

FRI • JUL 20 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — returns to Red Light Café with opener Danny Whitson, featuring Mike Fuller, and headliner Gusto.


Last Pasties Standing

SAT • JUL 219 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: the improv burlesque game show! Don't miss the excitement as these burlesque babes battle for bragging rights... it's a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun!

This quarter's show is all about FOOD! All of the music will refer to eating... putting things in your mouth... fun with foodstuff.


The Fandom Nerdlesque's Sexcellent Adventure!

SUN • JUL 229 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door – $30 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Come join The Fandom Nerdlesque for an epic time travel adventure! We will be time traveling to see different fandoms and characters past, present, and future! This is sure to leave every Fandom fan with nostalgia, and feeling some kind of way by the end of the evening! ;)


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUL 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 • JUL 25 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Charlie Hunter Trio

SAT • NOV 17 • 7 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.