Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Red Light Café is a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. We're located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA. Every Wednesday we've got Americana Open Mic Spotlight, and our Bluegrass Thursday features an open jam at 6pm and Atlanta's best Americana bands at 8pm.

Red Light Café is a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. We're located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA. Every Wednesday we've got Americana Open Mic Spotlight, and our Bluegrass Thursday features an open jam at 6pm and Atlanta's best Americana bands at 8pm.

All of our October shows are part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days — an annual global concert network affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship and our shared humanity — in memory of slain journalist / musician Daniel Pearl, who traveled the world working toward cross-cultural understanding with simply a pen and a fiddle.

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Upcoming Events, Concerts & Shows

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Tease Tuesday Boolesque Spooktacular!

TUE ✦ OCT 21 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Boolesque Spooktacular!

Spice up your Tuesday nights the second Tuesday of each month with Syrens of the South's Tease Tuesday Burlesque! October's theme is naturally BOOLESQUE SPOOKTACULAR! Join us for 10 amazing acts for $10 including Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists... you never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows!


Americana Open Mic Spotlight ft. Caleb Warren + Miguel Olascuaga

WED ✦ OCT 22 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT @ 9:45 PM: Caleb Warren (of Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen) and Miguel Olascuaga (of Blood on the Harp)!

Online sign ups are now live!


Adam Klein + Rev. Hylton & The Devil's Hands

THU ✦ OCT 23 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Adam Klein + Rev. Hylton & The Devil's Hands

Adam Klein's rustic country folk tempers the outlaw Americana of Reverend Hylton & The Devil's Hands at RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Doors at 6pm for our weekly open bluegrass jam; show starts at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Samhain Soiree

FRI ✦ OCT 24 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Samhain Soiree

Great ghosts and goblins, Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is giving the Red Light Cafe a touch of macabre with the first annual Speakeasy Samhain Soiree! Swing kittens dance with werewolves as we welcome to the stage the arrival of America's sweet little psycho all the way from Knoxville, Kisa Von Teasa!

In addition to Kisa's lovely brand of the spooky strip, we'll also be graced by the returning atomic sensation Nikki Nuke'm and debuting on our stage is gogo goddess Foxy Roulette! We'll have dance instruction at the start of our show (free with admission) and we'll also be offering souvenir shot glasses and drink specials with a secret password that will be released shortly before the show on our event page. So be sure to RSVP.


Eddie's Attic presents

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

SAT ✦ OCT 25 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 21+)

Eventbrite - Eddie's Attic presents Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas bring their rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk sound down from Detroit to Atlanta's Red Light Café! WWAYLON opens the show.


TDawg presents

The Ragbirds

SUN ✦ OCT 26 ✦ 7 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - TDawg presents The Ragbirds

TDawg presents The Ragbirds! Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world for a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow.

Shawn Spencer & Colin Vinson (of Seven Handle Circus) and Battlefield Collective open the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ OCT 27 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $3 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


ASC presents Music Theory 101

TUE ✦ OCT 28 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Atlanta Songwriters Club presents Music Theory 101. Hosted by Will Mitchell, this session will be covering the basics of music theory — so if you have never taken a theory class, this is the one for you!


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ OCT 29 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

Online sign ups begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


The Matchsellers w/ Georgia Railroad

THU ✦ OCT 30 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $9 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - The Matchsellers w/ Georgia Railroad

Midwesterners The Matchsellers headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Atlanta's own Georgia Railroad opening the show! Weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.


Halloween Americana Bash w/ Dear Mr. Peasant + Sans Abri + Rye Baby

FRI ✦ OCT 31 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Halloween Americana Bash w/ Dear Mr. Peasant + Sans Abri + Rye Baby

Let your Americana Psycho run rampant at our Halloween Americana Bash featuring Dear Mr. Peasant, Sans Abri and Rye Baby! Show up in costume for a chance to win fabulous prizes — more details to come!


Lexi Street w/ Gemma Ray + Brooke Taylor

SAT ✦ NOV 1 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Lexi Street w/ Gemma Ray + Brooke Taylor

Lexi Street, on the verge of a new EP release, headlines with UK's Gemma Ray and ATL's Brooke Taylor opening the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ NOV 3 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $3 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ NOV 5 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

Online sign ups begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


Spottiswoode & His Enemies

SAT ✦ NOV 8 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Spottiswoode & His Enemies

NYC's Spottiswoode & His Enemies bring their fall tour down to Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ NOV 10 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $3 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ NOV 12 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

Online sign ups begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


TDawg presents

Secondhand Swagger w/ Major and the Monbacks

THU ✦ NOV 13 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Secondhand Swagger w/ Major and the Monbacks

TDawg presents a special Thursday night of vintage southern soul + funk with Atlanta's Secondhand Swagger and Norfolk's Major and the Monbacks!


Windstorm Productions presents

Patty Larkin

SUN ✦ NOV 16 ✦ 7:30 PM
$21.50 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Patty Larkin

Windstorm Productions presents Patty Larkin at Atlanta's Red Light Café! Redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics, Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments" while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading."


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ NOV 17 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $3 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ NOV 19 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

Online sign ups begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ NOV 24 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $3 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ NOV 26 ✦ 7:30 PM
$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

Keena Graham hosts the Americana Open Mic Spotlight — Red Light Café's Wednesday showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

Online sign ups begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


An Evening of Flamenco from Spain

SUN ✦ DEC 7 ✦ 7:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - An Evening of Flamenco from Spain

Special guest artists from Spain headline an evening of Flamenco, featuring Flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain; Francisco Orozco "Yiyi" of Barcelona, Spain; as well as Cristian Puig, a Flamenco guitarist with Gypsy lineage to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain; and Seville-trained dancer Julia la Luna.