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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Jerry Farber presents

Atlanta Magic Night! feat. Joe M. Turner, Mark Johnson & Chris Beason

SUN FEB 26 8:15 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:15 PM

Eventbrite - Atlanta Magic Night! feat. Joe M. Turner, Mark Johnson & Chris Beason

Jerry Farber presents Metro-Atlanta's favorite evening of comedy, mind-reading and magic — Atlanta Magic Night! — featuring mentalist / magician Joe M. Turner, mentalist Mark Johnson, and magician Chris Beason. It's an exciting evening of magic, mind-reading, and other matters of importance!

This event has been rescheduled from Friday, January 6th. If you purchased tickets for the January show, they will be honored at this February 26th show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON FEB 27 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.


Tinderbox Circus Sideshow Swipes Right Tour feat. Dizzy Diamond + Trixie Turvy

TUE FEB 28 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Tinderbox Circus Sideshow Swipes Right Tour w/ Dizzy Diamond + Trixie Turvy

*Tinder*box has swiped right, and will be taking their crushes on dates all throughout the southeast! That's right! You read it!

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow's Captain Darron von Awesome, Sideshow Extraordinaire & Träshique are taking the south by storm with their comrades in arms from the World of Wonders Sideshow, Dizzy Diamond & Trixie Turvy!

In a double feature smoothly combining two of the east coast's hardest-hitting sideshow duos, TinderWoW (a loving nickname) will shock you, amaze you, twist your thoughts, bust your gut, and have you standing on your chairs in applause before you even know what's happened! We're doubling up and bringing a punch with new acts from the quartet--because, after all, we're better together.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED MAR 1 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 MAR 2 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

Greg Presmanes and the FOG

FRI MAR 3 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $15 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.


Frank Hamilton School Presents

Max and Maggie, Pickled Holler, Rev. Jeff Mosier

SAT MAR 4 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Max and Maggie, Pickled Holler, Rev. Jeff Mosier

The Frank Hamilton School is excited to present one of its own, Max Godfrey, in the group Max & Maggie, joined by Athens-based Pickled Holler and good buddy Rev. Jeff Mosier in what promises to be an incredible night exploring the tradition and progressions of American roots and old-time music.


Free Spin Atlanta

SUN MAR 5 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 MAR 7 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 MAR 8 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

Hip V. Swag 7: Birthday Show

FRI MAR 10 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $13 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Greg Presmanes and the FOG

Hip V. Swag is back! This time hosted by the hilarious Lace Larabee. The line up includes some of the best talent in all of Atlanta!

Featuring:

Mo Arora
Lisa KO
The Hilarious Dr. O
(it's his birthday)
Gay Bob
and more!

Obviously, there will be DJ Serengeti Yeti spinning on the 1's and 2's.

Proceeds benefit NICU Rides!


The Men's Room: Gentlemen, Quarterly

SAT MAR 11 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 8:00 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - The Men's Room: Gentlemen, Quarterly

Sadie Hawkins presents The Men's Room: Gentlemen, Quarterly — let's hear it for the boys! The fellas are going to dance, sing, and even take it off during an evening featuring male-presenting burlesque and variety performers. Mister strippers! Dudes that duet! Gentlemen who take it off gently! Virile vocals!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 13 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: Spring Fling!

TUE MAR 14 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Spring Fling!

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 MAR 15 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.


Steel City Jug Slammers w/ The Brookses + Moses Nesh

FRI MAR 17 8:00 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:00 PM

Eventbrite - Steel City Jug Slammers w/ Moses Nesh

Like juke-joint heroes of the early 1900s, Steel City Jug Slammers perform Delta blues and old-time jug music. And they do so well enough to champion the Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands, as well as earn an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion! This eclectic group of young musicians plays all traditional and homemade instruments, bringing a variety of wonderfully nostalgic sounds into the room. In return, comes the warmth of a musical art form that was almost lost in history. Don’t miss this unique evening of sure-to-be-memorable music!

Moses Nesh opens the show at 8pm followed by The Brookses.


BadAsh Allstar Team presents

David Bowie Jam

SAT MAR 18 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - David Bowie Jam

BadAsh Allstar Team hosts another epic jam, this time the second annual celebration of the music of David Bowie. He is sorely missed, but will never be forgotten, especially as we keep his music alive and live!

BAAT is a community of Atlanta musicians that tackles some of the most challenging and fun music out there, playing frequent tribute jams and having a blast doing it! Sign up to play or sing with some of the best musicians and folks in town! You've got some time to shed, too! Or just come witness the carnage of ~30 Atlanta BadAshes slay this great music! See you there!


An Intimate Evening with Keith Harkin

FRI MAR 24 8 PM
$55 Adv / $60 Door — VIP Meet-And-Greet
$35 Adv / $40 Door — General Admission

Doors @ 7 PM — VIP Meet-And-Greet
Doors @ 7:30 PM — General Admission
Show @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - An Intimate Evening with Keith Harkin

Keith Harkin is an Irish singer / songwriter and guitar-playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. HIs musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring.

Join us at Atlanta's Red Light Café for an intimate, acoustic evening with Keith Harkin. VIP admission includes a meet-and-greet with Keith for autographs and photos.


Tony Levitas and The Levitations w/ Roadkill Debutante

SAT MAR 25 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Tony Levitas and The Levitations w/ Roadkill Debutante

Saturday Night sounds right for Southern Americana from Tony Levitas and The Levitations following the Hillbilly Surf Rock & Hully Gully Twang from Roadkill Debutante at 8pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 27 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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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!


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!


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.