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! We're also proud hosts and partners with the Frank Hamilton School Concert Series.

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Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED MAR 29 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


Bluegrass Stomp on Thursday: The Page Turners + Sonny Houston & The Blue Velvet Band

THU MAR 30 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:00 PM

Eventbrite - Bluegrass Stomp: The Page Turners + Sonny Houston & The Blue Velvet Band

Come join us on Thursday, March 30th to welcome The Page Turners to their first Atlanta date on their March tour and to also welcome the hometown bluegrass gents from Sonny Houston & The Blue Velvet Band. This night will consist soaring harmonies and solid songwriting all in the bluegrass / old time tradition.


Twirly Whirly Burly-Q

FRI MAR 31 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
$30 VIP (special seating + gift!)
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Twirly Whirly Burly-Q

"Classic Burlesque with a Modern Twirl!"

Award-winning NYC Burlesque Stars Ula Uberbusen, Rosie Cheeks & Boo Bess bring you a burlesque extravaganza straight outta the days of old New York! 

Featuring Special Guest Sadie Hawkins!


Lennon Jones Band w/ Tales of Yours

SAT APR 1 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Lennon Jones Band w/ Tales of Yours

Lennon Jones Band is a power-trio that fuses elements of classic rock and jazz tinged instrumentals with textured songwriter-based tunes, delivered with dynamic improvisational feels performed in tight, technical arrangements.

Tales of Yours kicks things off at 8pm.


Free Spin Atlanta

SUN APR 2 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Free Spin Atlanta is a collaboration between audience and DJ — Atlanta's own Vinyl Meet Up! Everyone is encouraged to bring selections from their own vinyl collection to add to the music of the night.

Dance party where anything goes will follow, so come hang out and enjoy a craft beer or cocktail (or two)!

All vinyl all night, accept no substitutions.


Art Amok Slam!

TUE APR 4 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 APR 5 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


Bluegrass Pickin' Party

THU APR 6 6 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 6 PM

Grab your fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, dobro, cajón, upright bass, and come on down for our monthly Bluegrass Pickin' Party! Or just bring yourself and enjoy some dinner, a craft beer or a specialty drink and soak in some of the best damn bluegrass jammin' in Atlanta. It’s an evening of Americana finery!


Jerry Farber presents

The Good to Go Show: An Evening of Comedy and Music

FRI APR 7 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Good to Go Show: An Evening of Comedy and Music

Jerry Farber presents The Good to Go Show: an evening of comedy and music featuring Larry Veal, Alton Walker, Spacey Christina, and Jerry Farber. Music by friend and favorite of Red Light Café, Cheer!.


HT Rosen presents

After Hours Comedy (10pm Late Show)

FRI APR 7 10 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 9:30 PM

Eventbrite - After Hours Comedy (10pm Late Show)

HT Rosen presents After Hour Comedy, a stand up comedy showcase! Featuring Jerry Farber, Trey Brown, Heather Tolley-Bauer, Dango Nguyen, Garett Hayes, Bronson Adams and NYC's Craig Miller. Hosted by David HT Rosen.


Travis Smith w/ Greg Fortune + Konner Scott + Chris Senador

SAT APR 8 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Travis Smith In Concert: When We Learn to Love Tour

Some of Travis Smith's influences include Stevie Wonder, Seal, and the Funk Brothers. This concert is one of many stops on Travis' We Learn to Love tour supporting his latest self-title album.

Atlanta Songwriters Greg Fortune, Konner Scott and Chris Senador open the show at 8pm.


Windstorm & Moonshine present

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

SUN APR 9 7:30 PM
$20 Advance – $25 Day of Show
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Windstorm & Moonshine present Molsky's Mountain Drifters: Bruce Molsky’s brand new trio with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch — Tradition steeped in possibility.

Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers.

Sam Rae opens the show at 7:30.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

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

Join us for the bi-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.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers

TUE APR 11 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers

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!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED APR 12 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


Malcolm Holcombe w/ special guest Jared Tyler

THU APR 13 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Malcolm Holcombe w/ special guest Jared Tyler

Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."

Special guest for the evening is Jared Tyler.


Frank Hamilton School Presents

Dusty Roads + C.J. Jones & The Spirit Bones

FRI APR 14 9 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Dusty Roads + C.J. Jones & The Spirit Bones

The Frank Hamilton School is excited to begin the second year of its ongoing concert series featuring two fantastic up and coming Americana bands from the ATL. Dusty Roads and C.J. Jones & The Spirit Bones represent two different sounds but come together at an amazing crossroads, and you’ll see this connection in their performances back to back as well as a jam at the end. The musicians believe in music both as a connection catalyst and an educational tool.

This event has been rescheduled from Saturday, January 7th. If you purchased tickets for the January show, they will be honored at this April 14th show.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED APR 19 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


Max Godfrey w/ Daryl Shawn + Together S.O.U.L.

THU APR 20 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Max Godfrey w/ Daryl Shawn + Together S.O.U.L.

Charlottesville, VA's Together S.O.U.L. and Pittsburgh, PA-based guitarist Daryl Shawn joins Atlanta's own Max Godfrey for a wide-ranging evening of acoustic music at Red Light Cafe.


Last Pasties Standing: Grab Bag

FRI APR 219 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: Grab Bag

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: a game of sultry (and silly) spontaneous striptease where you get to decide who moves on to the next round. A creative and sexy improv burlesque showdown, Last Pasties Standing is a burlesque game show in which two (8, actually) talented performers will enter, one will…. well, nobody will end up wearing much.

This GRAB BAG edition will feature a playlist developed from songs submitted in response to "what do YOU want to see contestants perform to?" - it could be anything!


The Spring Speakeasy Sock Hop

SAT APR 22 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - The Spring Speakeasy Sock Hop

After our hiatus, we're happy to kick off Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta's main 2017 season with a bang! We'll be stepping out in our poodle skirts, bowling shirts, and getting our pompadour styled for our Spring Speakeasy Sock Hop! This special kickoff for our year is full of amazing entertainment, including: 

— Burlesque and go-go performances from Fianna Flowerchild and Jack n The Cox (our first male performer!)
— Introducing go-go dancer Wolfling for her Speakeasy debut
— Continuing our Sadie Hawkins dance theme with our Stage Panther, Zina Czarina's male alter ego
— The Gentlemen's Room producer and all around gravity defying fireball Sadie Hawkins as our headliner
— Featuring Guest DJ, The Right Reverend Andy, for our Rockabilly themed tunes! 
— FREE swing dance lessons at 8p after doors open from Rosie Rivet-her


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

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

Join us for the bi-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.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED APR 26 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


John Kadlecik Solo Acousti-Lectric

THU APR 27 8:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - John Kadlecik Solo Acousti-Lectric

John Kadlecik — founding member of Dark Star Orchestra and current member of Phil Lesh & Friends and Furthur — performs a special solo acousti-lectric show at Atlanta's Red Light Café on Thursday, April 27th.


Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget

FRI APR 28 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget

Sadie Hawkins presents Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget. This is the fifth edition of Cheap Thrills!, featuring performers who accepted the challenge of developing acts on a shoestring budget (and if you know burlesque performers, you know that's less than their typical rhinestone budget!). Our performers will be creating an act with either a $19.xx budget or by having a swap meet with other cast members - scrounging and scavenging to costume and prop without spending a dime.

They'll be performing these craftacular acts, as well as presenting documentation of their act development via old-fashioned science-fair style displays.


Ben Wade Band w/ Void Luna + Shreeps

SAT APR 29 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Ben Wade Band w/ Void Luna + Shreeps

Ben Wade is an acoustic singer/songwriter and musician whose raw and soulful vocals are reminiscent of the 'old school' soul singers, but with a bit more of a contemporary feel.

Void Luna is an Atlanta based modern alternative rock band combining melodic vocals, a punchy rhythm section and straight forward rocking guitars to bring a powerful sound and show to the stage.

Shreeps is an Atlanta, Ga-based songwriter, singer & guitarist who plays all different types of music as well originals full of melody, guitar playing, and harmonies.


Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show

SUN APR 30 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show

The Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show hits the road again this spring, heading for points south! 

The show is hosted by Fancy Feast (NYC- Miss Coney Island 2016), and consists of Evelyn DeVere (Charleston, SC), Porcelain (Seattle, WA), and Tiger Bay (NYC- Miss Coney Island 2017, winner of the "Huh?" Golden Pastie Awards at NYBF). With each performer comes a unique flavor of striptease, from slow and sensual to energetic and side-splitting! We guarantee there will be something to suit everyone's taste.

Featuring guest star Sadie Hawkins!


Art Amok Slam!

TUE MAY 2 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 MAY 3 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8:30 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.


Jerry Farber presents

Greg Presmanes and the FOG

FRI MAY 5 8:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Greg Presmanes and the FOG

Jerry Farber presents Greg Presmanes and the FOG (friends of Greg) — a fun evening of contemporary arrangements of timeless hits from the great American songbook, classic rock, and a taste of a few of Greg's original songs.

The band will perform two sets — including a medley tribute to the Father of Rock 'n' Roll, Chuck Berry — with legendary Atlanta comedian Jerry Farber performing standup before the band begins and during their break.


Free Spin Atlanta

SUN MAY 7 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Free Spin Atlanta is a collaboration between audience and DJ — Atlanta's own Vinyl Meet Up! Everyone is encouraged to bring selections from their own vinyl collection to add to the music of the night.

Dance party where anything goes will follow, so come hang out and enjoy a craft beer or cocktail (or two)!

All vinyl all night, accept no substitutions.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAY 8 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the bi-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.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: May Flowers

TUE MAY 9 9 PM
$10 General Advance
$20 VIP Advance
$15 Day-of-Show
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: May Flowers

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!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED MAY 10 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.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED MAY 17 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.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAY 22 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the bi-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.


Juliana Finch + Kittens Slay Dragons

TUE MAY 23 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Juliana Finch + Kittens Slay Dragons

Songwriter Juliana Finch shares the evening with NJ-based Kittens Slay Dragons, the new electronic band from singer/songwriter Sarah Donner. It's an evening of energetic performances from nerdy cat ladies.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED MAY 24 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.


Mark Miller Band

SAT JUN 10 8:00 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:00 PM

Eventbrite - Mark Miller Band

On June 10th, at Red Light Cafè, Mark Mller and his stelar band will be debuting his newest material including several songs written with Multi-hit and award winning Country music songwriting legend, Phil Barnhart. As always, there will be plenty of stories mingled in with covers from the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Tom T Hall, Lyle Lovett and Blind Willie McTell.