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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Americana Open Mic Spotlight

WED ✦ OCT 1 ✦ 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 are now closed — here's the lineup this week!

8:15pm - Jim Seem
8:30pm - Ed Dean
8:45pm - Drew May
9:00pm - Promise Keepers
9:15pm - Jason Wallis
9:30pm - Ain't Nobody
9:45pm - Charley Gressett
10:00pm - Chu Bruno
10:15pm - Dakota Foster
10:30pm - Chasing Jonah


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 ft. Natassja

WED ✦ OCT 8 ✦ 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: Kozmik Soul chanteuse, Natassja, performs a live acoustic set of original songs including "Can't Take Me Home", "September", and "Do U Care 4 Me".

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


The Darnell Boys w/ Amy McCarley

THU ✦ OCT 9 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - The Darnell Boys w/ Amy McCarley

The Darnell Boys (Flagpole Magazine's Best Live Band + Best Americana Band, 2014) headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with special guest Amy McCarley. 6pm open bluegrass jam; show starts at 8pm!


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.


Owner of the Sun + Hannah Aldridge + Kristen Englenz

SUN ✦ OCT 12 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Owner of the Sun + Hannah Aldridge + Kristen Englenz

Join us for Sunday Evening Americana with Owner of the Sun, Hannah Aldridge and Kristen Englenz!


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.


Ian Moore

TUE ✦ OCT 14 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Ian Moore

Ian Moore brings his Southeast Acoustic Tour to Atlanta's Red Light Café! Chelsea Shag opens the show.


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.


The Parmesans w/ Alex & Todd

THU ✦ OCT 16 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - The Parmesans w/ Alex & Todd

Hot on the heels of the release of their new LP, Flat Baroque, San Francisco's The Parmesans headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with their unique brand of contemporary folk, alt. country, not-quite-bluegrass sound. Alex and Todd open the show at 8pm after our weekly bluegrass jam at 6pm.


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!


Last Pasties Standing Goes Punk Rock

SUN ✦ OCT 19 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing Goes Punk Rock

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: a creative and sexy improv burlesque showdown in which two (eight, actually) talented performers will enter, one will…. well, nobody will end up wearing much. This month, the show goes punk rock, with 3-chord anti-establishment songs setting the stage for sultry (and silly) striptease where you get to decide who moves on to the next round.


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 ft. Caleb Warren + Miguel Olascuaga

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.

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 begin at noon on the Monday before each show.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.