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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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/ Brooke Taylor + special guests

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 Brooke Taylor and special guests.


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 ft. Denny Vanesky

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.

THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT @ 9:30 PM: Denny Vanesky!

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!


Ben Farmer’s Music Student Open Mic

SUN ✦ NOV 9 ✦ 5 PM
FREE
Doors @ 4 PM

Join us for Ben Farmer's Music Student Open Mic featuring special guest Freezing Fire!


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.

THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT @ 9:30 PM: Eric Sommer! Eric started his musical career in the Boston area and has been a regular player on many national tours and showcases. He worked in Europe for two years with Nick Lowe and acts Bram Tchaikovsky and Wreckless Eric on Danish, German and British rock stages, returned to Boston and formed The Atomics, a cult power-pop band in South Boston. His influences are as diverse as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Steve Howe and The Ramones. Mr. Sommer's current project with power trio "The Solar Flares" shake up Chet Atkins and David Bromberg influences with those of Randy Travis and British Rocker Elvis Costello - a remarkable mix.

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!


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Cabaret!!!

FRI ✦ NOV 14 ✦ 10 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 9 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Cabaret!!!

As we usher in the fall and the weather turns crisp, we're taking our Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta to a hot spot — The Cabaret! We'll be joined by the touring gypsy cabaret duo, Frenchy and the Punk! We'll also be joined by resident DJ Doctor Q for our usual electro swing beats, and dancing the gogo galore will be none other than returning favorites Lucy Purr and Candi Lecoeur!

Doors will open at 9pm this time around, with Frenchy and the Punk going on at 10pm, followed by Doctor Q bringing the swing 'til late.


Private Party

SAT ✦ NOV 15

Red Light Café is closed to the public this evening for a private event.

Want to host your own party, event, what-have-you at Red Light Café, too? Find out more on our booking page!


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 ft. Sweetwater Creek

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.

THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT @ 9:30 PM: Sweetwater Creek Bluegrass Band!

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


David & Valerie Mayfield

THU ✦ NOV 20 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - David & Valerie Mayfield

Bluegrass veterans David & Valerie Mayfield headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Our weekly open bluegrass jam begins at 6pm before the Mayfields take the stage at 8pm.


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.