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.

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Upcoming Events, Concerts & Shows

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Parkinson's Research Fundraiser

FRI ✦ SEP 19 ✦ 8 PM
FREE (donations accepted)
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for a concert to raise funds for the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center at Emory University featuring performances by Battlefield Collective, Mr. Blue Sky, He Sang She Sang, Sanjay Kothari and Leslie Michelle Steele. This is a FREE show, but please donate what you can for this cause.


Rhythm & Soul

SAT ✦ SEP 20 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

C.O.R.E. Culture Group & Team Wildlife present Rhythm & Soul — Hosted by Zai Air and Michael + and featuring Matt De LeReaux, Rizzo, Richelle Brown, Atlas, Jaixx, Bonnie Bordeaux, Brik.Liam, and spins by ControBAND. After the guests perform, the mic will be opened up to the members of the audience!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ SEP 22 ✦ 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.


Laura Cantrell w/ Mandi Strachota

TUE ✦ SEP 23 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Laura Cantrell w/ Mandi Strachota

Laura Cantrell brings her U.S. tour down to Atlanta's Red Light Café! Special guest Mandi Strachota opens the show.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ SEP 24 ✦ 8 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.


Mipso w/ Rye Baby @ RLC Bluegrass Thursday

THU ✦ SEP 25 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Mipso @ RLC Bluegrass Thursday

Renegade traditionalists Mipso (now a quartet!) return to Red Light Café with their Appalachian-influenced Dark Holler Pop. Pre-show bluegrass jam at 6pm; show begins at 8pm with special guests Rye Baby!


The Bonaventure Quartet ft. Amy Pike

FRI ✦ SEP 26 ✦ 7:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Bonaventure Quartet ft. Amy Pike

The Bonaventure Quartet featuring Amy Pike return to Red Light Café for another fabulous evening of Gypsy Jazz and Sultry Swing! 9 String Theory open the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ SEP 29 ✦ 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 ✦ OCT 1 ✦ 8 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.


Joe McGuinness w/ Bill Sheffield

THU ✦ OCT 2 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Joe McGuinness w/ Bill Sheffield

Joe McGuinness headlines a night of blues / folk / americana roots music with special guest Bill Sheffield. Pre-show open bluegrass jam begins at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.


Mowse Cafe Gallery Opening ft. Nick Rosen Element + Keena Graham

FRI ✦ OCT 3 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Come join Murph (Mowse Cafe) and view his newest art installation & gallery opening at Red Light Café! There will be live painting and musical performances by Nick Rosen Element + Keena Graham.


ASC Showcase ft. Alfred Goldsmith + Joe Kulbago + Jesse Landers

SAT ✦ OCT 4 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Showcase featuring Alfred Goldsmith & Friends, Joe Kulgabo, and Jesse Landers!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ OCT 6 ✦ 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 ✦ OCT 8 ✦ 8 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.


Peter Case

FRI ✦ OCT 10 ✦ 8 PM
$17 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Peter Case

Three time Grammy nominee Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls) sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, spanning a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Eric Norman opens the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ OCT 13 ✦ 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 ✦ OCT 15 ✦ 8 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.


NS2 & Windstorm Productions present

Antsy McClain

FRI ✦ OCT 17 ✦ 8:30 PM
$18.50 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Antsy McClain

NS2 & Windstorm Productions present singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain. Special guests to be announced.


Windstorm Productions presents

Ruth Moody Band

SAT ✦ OCT 18 ✦ 8 PM
$17.50 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Windstorm Productions presents Ruth Moody

Windstorm Productions presents two-time Juno Award winning singer / songwriter Ruth Moody (of The Wailin' Jennys) performing live with her band at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ OCT 20 ✦ 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.


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

WED ✦ OCT 22 ✦ 8 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.


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!


TDawg presents

The Ragbirds

SUN ✦ OCT 26 ✦ 8 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7 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 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.


Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ OCT 29 ✦ 8 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.


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."