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 — 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.

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Steel City Jug Slammers + The Glumson Brothers

SAT AUG 27 8:30 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Steel City Jug Slammers + The Glumson Brothers

Join us for a night of traditional music with the Jug Band Blues of Steel City Jug Slammers, from Birmingham, AL, and the Bluegrass tunes of The Glumson Brothers.


Frank Hamilton School Presents GEOFF ACHISON feat. BILL FLEMING

TUE AUG 30 8 PM
$17 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton School Presents GEOFF ACHISON feat. BILL FLEMING

The Frank Hamilton School is excited to present Australian blues guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison in an acoustic performance accompanied by pedal steel guru Bill Fleming.

A self taught musician, Geoff has created his own sound while winning a number of awards along the way. Whether he is with his Souldiggers group or simply solo with an acoustic guitar, Geoff’s infectious and inventive style has earned him fans around the world. Geoff's roots in the South are firmly established, having lived in Decatur for a two-year period while taking the not only the Southeast but the country by storm. He has collaborated with the likes of Randall Bramblett, Delbert McClinton, Jorma Kaukonen, legendary bassist George Porter Jr., the Allman Brothers Band, and the late great Les Paul. While he resides in Australia, we are fortunate that Geoff returns stateside once or twice a year and shares his gift with us! 

This concert features a unique pairing of musicians that will make your experience extra special.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED AUG 31 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Frank Hamilton School Presents An Evening with Donna Hopkins & Daniel Hutchens

THU SEP 1 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton School Presents Donna Hopkins & Daniel Hutchens

The Frank Hamilton School proudly presents two immensely talented musicians and songwriters, Donna Hopkins & Daniel Hutchens, to the stage at the Red Light Cafe! You don't want to miss this intimate show with these two powerful songwriters and musicians! Fireworks are going to happen. If you're looking for a soulful evening of music, this is the spot!


FrazierBand + Julie Gribble

FRI SEP 2 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - FrazierBand + Julie Gribble

FrazierBand inventively mix rock and Newgrass via infectious hook driven pop tunes, adding textures from a variety of influences, including jazz and psychedelic jam/rock.

Julie Gribble has written all sorts of music ranging from folk, rock, hip-hop, pop and country, but her main focus and love is Americana — a genre that's all about freedom and creativity of sound, melody, as well as storytelling.


The Moonlighters Jazz Band w/ Joe Boyce & Friends

SAT SEP 3 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door ($6 w/ Student ID)
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Moonlighters Jazz Band

Join us for an evening of jazz with The Moonlighters Jazz Band, a septet whose superb instrumentation combines with heartfelt vocals to ensure memorable performances of jazz standards from the '30s, '40s and '50s (bossa nova, up-tempo, swing, ballads) as well as jazz instrumentals and vocals of contemporary artists.

Joe Boyce & Friends (vibes, keys, drums, bass and more) open the show at 7:30pm.


Art Amok Slam!

TUE SEP 6 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7:30 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 SEP 7 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Sinséar: Green Grass Meets Bluegrass

THU SEP 8 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Sinséar: Green Grass Meets Bluegrass

Sinséar is an Irish-meets-Bluegrass fusion band that plays roots music with a unique blended sound that you won't find anywhere else in Atlanta making for a night of fun and a very lively show!


Collins Drive 3rd Anniversary Show w/ special guests Laurel Canyon

FRI SEP 9 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Collins Drive 3rd Anniversary Show w/ special guests Laurel Canyon

Folk rock trio Collins Drive celebrate their 3rd Anniversary with special guests Laurel Canyon (Classic Folk Rock Favorites and Originals spearheaded by Heidi Pollyea, John Jackson and Yoshi Furuta featuring 3 part harmonies, guitars, banjo, keys, bass and drums)!

There will be cake, balloons, and great music all night so come early, stay late, and celebrate with us! Collins Drive kick off the music at 8pm followed by Laurel Canyon at 9:30pm.


Grass Is Dead w/ Charlie Fog Band

SAT SEP 10 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Grass Is Dead w/ Charlie Fog Band

The Grass is Dead are a force of Bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

Charlie Fog Band, a Deadhead's Grateful Dead cover band, open the show at 8pm.


Game of Thrones: Burlesque Is Coming

SUN SEP 11 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Game of Thrones: Burlesque Is Coming

What do you get when you combine burlesque dancers, comedians, and the most popular book series and television show of the decade? Burlesque is Coming, the only burlesque tribute to the A Song of Ice And Fire books personally approved by author George R. R. Martin. The national tour, now in its third year, actually goes to Mr. Martin's theater in Santa Fe to play for the man himself.

Don't miss this rare chance to see the houses of Richmonde, DeeCee and Bawlmer as they invade Cambridge with tantalizing teases, farcical follies, and more.

Starring:

Bella La Blanc
Cherie Sweetbottom
Dante the Inferno
Mina Corbeau
Moxie LaBouche
Xander Lovecraft

Hosted by: Ray Bullock.

No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON SEP 12 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: Nerdtastic

TUE SEP 13 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Nerdtastic

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 SEP 14 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Lennon Jones Band w/ Alexis Vear

THU SEP 15 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Lennon Jones Band w/ Alexis Vear

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.

Alexis Vear — a singer / songwriter who uses images to communicate messages through many creations, transported through song — opens the show at 8pm.


Long Horn w/ Samadha

FRI SEP 16 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Long Horn w/ Samadha

LONG HORN is Parker Smith’s jazz side project featuring some of Atlanta’s finest musicians who combine their love of jazz with contemporary music to pay respect to the past and forge ahead with grooving originals. Songs range from jazz / funk standards to quiet ballads and multi-layered compositions.

Samadha exists as the long running artistic project of multi instrumentalist Chris Case and his rouge's gallery of like minded musical miscreants. Deliberately unconcerned with mainstream appeal, Samadha strives to capture and create a state of bliss and compositions that use their framework as vehicles for improvisation and sonic delight.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta's Summer Salsa Night

SAT SEP 17 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta's Summer Salsa Night

After our wonderful Latin themed evening last year, the Summer Salsa Night returns to Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta! We'll be sending Summer out the door in style, with some salsa, samba, and a general Latin rhythm themed to our usual Speakeasy affair.

Featuring:

— The enticing sultry steps of Désiré Èvoquer
— Dancing and performances by Lola Deveaux and Annette Coquette
— Our featured performer is scorching salsa sensation, Nina Charrise!
— Hosted by Persephone Phoenix with music by Michael Champagne to keep the rhythms going
— FREE dance lessons at 8p after doors open with Jack Calico


REFUGEE CAMP MONDAY

MON SEP 19 8:30 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - REFUGEE CAMP MONDAY

Refugee Mondays provides an open ground for artists, visionaries, and revolutionist from all walks of life and all genres of art to connect with the free world! We feature extraordinary artists and bands who have a made an impact in their communities and amongst their followers — Positive Vibrations Only! #PEACEPEOPLE

Any performers interested in joining the movement to showcase their talents or their band/brand; arrive early — there will be TWO open spots each 3rd Monday to hop on the platform and let your voice/talent be heard.

Come, let us get your week started off the proper way with the REFUGEE CAMP.

BAND AND PERFORMERS SHOULD EMAIL LSLANEMUSIC@GMAIL.COM TO RESERVE SPOTS

DISCLAIMER: This event is not meant to intimidate or defame any group(s) or culture(s) of the people. We the people must form a haven that stands as a place of refuge for the creative souls in need of support, love, and protection from the forces that are against our good nature. We are ONE!


Eventbrite - FLAMENCO: Marija Temo, Lisa Vash Herman, Emrah Kotan, Ania Bartelmus + more

Flamenco returns to Red Light Café in the spirit of the tablaos of Spain, where improvisation is at the core of performance. Guitar, song, and dance blend in percussive dynamics that express emotion and passion.

Featuring:

Marija Temo — guitar and vocals
Lisa Vash Herman— vocals
Emrah Kotan — percussion
Ania Bartelmus "La Candela" — dance
Erica Poole, "La Eritaña" — dance
Julie Moon — dance


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED SEP 21 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Cari Ray w/ Russ Still + Dave Franklin

THU SEP 22 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Cari Ray w/ Russ Still + Dave Franklin

Americana Blues powerhouse Cari Ray, touring in support of Swagger, her recent release produced by Reverend Peyton, is making a stop at the Red Light Cafe. She will be joined by local favorites, Dave Franklin & Russ Still.


Whiskey Dixie + The Muckers

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

Eventbrite - Whiskey Dixie + The Muckers

Southern rock band Whiskey Dixie and Irish rock band The Muckers join together in their love of dark liquor and loud music for a raucous Friday night at Red Light Café in Atlanta.


Muscle Shoals Jam presented by Mark Michelson & Friends

SAT SEP 24 7:30 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Muscle Shoals Jam presented by Mark Michelson & Friends

There's something special about Muscle Shoals, AL. Amazing variety of timeless music that came from this place: Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Lynryrd Skynrd, Derek & The Dominos, Percy Sledge, Staple Singers, Wilson Picket and more!

Musicians sign up here.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON SEP 26 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 SEP 28 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Brillig + The Brookses: Australian & Atlantan Americana

THU SEP 29 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
oors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Brillig + The Brookses: Australian & Atlantan Americana

Aussie act Brillig bring their whiskey-soaked folk back to Atlanta alongside ATL's own father/daughter duo The Brookses for a charming evening of original Americana.


cheer! + The Justin Sams Band

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

Eventbrite - cheer! + The Justin Sams Band

cheer! performs original ditties about brooklyn girls, too-kool-for-skool indie bands, quinoa, gluten intolerance, taxidermy, and blah, blah, blah, blah, b

The Justin Sams Band is about the music, purely and simply. Blessed with two principal songwriters, two skilled finger-picking string players and a drummer with a fine touch, The Justin Sams Band delivers original songs that speak to the hearts and souls of their listeners.


VINYL NIGHT: A Meet Up to Spin, Trade, Listen, Dance

MON OCT 3 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 PM

VINYL NIGHT is a gathering for vinyl enthusiasts to meet up with other collectors, curators and vinyl heads to trade, sell and swap from their collections. Your host, Josh Thane, will be spinning throughout the evening from everyone's wax caches.

Come hang out and listen / dance to rare finds, trade some of your own, and enjoy a craft beer or cocktail (or two).


Art Amok Slam!

TUE OCT 4 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7:30 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 OCT 5 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Frank Hamilton School presents

Caroline Aiken w/ special guest Frank Hamilton

THU OCT 6 8 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Caroline Aiken w/ special guest Frank Hamilton

The Frank Hamilton School is proud to present the strong, soulful presence of the incredible Caroline Aiken as a part of its ongoing concert series. Caroline has been a cornerstone of the Atlanta music scene for a long time now and has helped pave the way for many musicians including Shawn Mullins and The Indigo Girls. Her rich history includes recording and performing with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls and opening for Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Water, Doc Watson, Richie Havens and Randy Newman among many other luminaries.

We are thrilled to have our namesake, spiritual leader & teacher extraordinaire Frank Hamilton opening the evening! You won't want to miss this evening featuring two legends in their own right!


Frank Hamilton School presents

Jason Kenney w/ BJ Wilbanks

SAT OCT 8 9 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Jason Kenney w/ special guests

We are thrilled to welcome rising Americana artist Jason Kenney to the Red Light Café stage as part of the Frank Hamilton Concert Series! Jason is a real Georgia gem who has been compared to the intellect of Harry Chapin, the lightheartedness of Jim Croce and the intensity of Lyle Lovett. While he does not sound like any of these folks, he channels like them. He has that kind of insight and is tapped in to the same creative spigot. He’s that good.

BJ Wilbanks opens the show at 9pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON OCT 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: Boolesque Spooktacular

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Boolesque Spooktacular

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 OCT 12 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Ethan Fogus Album Release Party w/ andi. + Cortez Garza + Slow Parade

THU OCT 13 8:30 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Ethan Fogus Album Release Party w/ andi. + Cortez Garza + Slow Parade

This special night celebrates Ethan Fogus’ latest record Southbound. Join us at the Red Light Café to celebrate with special guests andi. (Night Driving in Small Towns), Cortez Garza and Slow Parade.

This event is brought to you in part by The Sound Connector.


Last Pasties Standing: Loud & Proud

FRI OCT 14 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: Loud & Proud

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 edition will feature a playlist of pride anthems. 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!


Refugee Camp Monday

MON OCT 17 8:30 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Refugee Camp Monday

Refugee Mondays provides an open ground for artists, visionaries, and revolutionist from all walks of life and all genres of art to connect with the free world! We feature extraordinary artists and bands who have a made an impact in their communities and amongst their followers — Positive Vibrations Only! #PEACEPEOPLE


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED OCT 19 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 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.


Sinséar: Green Grass Meets Bluegrass

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

Eventbrite - Sinséar: Green Grass Meets Bluegrass

Sinséar is an Irish-meets-Bluegrass fusion band that plays roots music with a unique blended sound that you won't find anywhere else in Atlanta making for a night of fun and a very lively show!