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 Comedy Shows and Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers and entrées.

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Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JAN 16 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 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. 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.


All Black Comedy Show

THU • JAN 17 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Come kick it with Comedian Shack DD as he preaches the Ghetto Gospel and hosts an incredible line up of some of Atlanta's funniest stand-up comics. You can catch the All Black Comedy Show every month at Red Light Café.


Priscilla Block w/ Mark Mulch

FRI • JAN 18 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Priscilla Block is a recording artist based out of Nashville TN, originally from North Carolina. Block fuses country pop and southern rock to form the Block Party sound.

Mark Mulch — a 13-year Nashville veteran singer / songwriter / producer and founding member of The Mulch Brothers — opens the show at 8pm.


Johnny Pine LIVE From Behind Bars | Chapter 2: Johnny Arrives in Atlanta

SAT • JAN 19 • 9 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Johnny Pine returns to The Red Light Cafe for the second chapter of his hit show, LIVE From Behind Bars! A night of music, cocktails, and fantastic stories, the Atlanta crooner and professional bartender takes the audience on a memory filled ride through his storied 20 year career. Also written to be performed from — and ON — the bar at The Red Light Cafe, Chapter 2: Johnny Arrives in Atlanta promises to charm, intrigue, and intoxicate you! Travel with Johnny through time as he continues on to his next 20 years behind the bar and on the stage.

Doors and bar open at 8 pm, Johnny starts riffing at the bar at 9 pm!


Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge

SUN • JAN 20 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Every third Sunday of the month, Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comics at Red Light Café!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JAN 23 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 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. 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.


The Candybox Revue's Burlesque Karaoke

THU • JAN 24 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 21+)

Come turn the mic on while we take it off at Burlesque Karaoke! Sing your favorite jams while the amazing burlesque dancers of The Candybox Revue perform LIVE to your voice (or that of your reluctant friend)!

EVERYONE is welcome!

This is an incredible entertainment mashup, where you get to have all the fun of karaoke, while watching the amazing sexy talent of burlesque dancers ALL COMBINED INTO ONE! Bring your $dolla-dolla$ bills to show our performers your appreciation for their improvisational skills!

Vocal warmup starts at 8pm and burlesque performers hit the stage at 9pm.


Atlanta Jazz International Sounds Series: Emrah Kotan

FRI • JAN 25 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Emrah Kotan kicks off Atlanta's first ever showcase series featuring Top International Artists based in Georgia presented by America's Songbird of the South Myrna Clayton and CedarTree Worldwide Production. Showcases, every fourth Friday, will lead up to Atlanta's 2nd Annual International Jazz Day Jazz Jam, April 30, 2019, at Red Light Cafe.

Emrah Kotan (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Composer, Educator), classically trained percussionist who came to the U.S. from his native Turkey and received a master's degree in Jazz Studies at Georgia State Univ., is one of the most sought after musicians in the Atlanta music scene.


The Moonlighters Jazz Band

SAT • JAN 26 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door ($5 w/ Student ID)
Doors @ 7 PM

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.


New Year New Me Burlesque

SUN • JAN 27 • 6 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door – $30 VIP
Doors @ 5 PM (ages 18+)

They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Well, the bombshells of Glitter Goddess Productions have one night to make an old routine new again! Be prepared as some of your favorite performers take routines that you may know and love and shine them up for the new year.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JAN 28 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8pm, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Berdolé welcomes dancer Antonio Granjero back to the flamenco tablao at Red Light Café on January 29, 2019. Accompanied by artists from Spain, he will showcase live guitar, singing, and dance in the style of the tablaos of Andalucía, where performances built on improvisation create electricity that is tangible in the spaces of small audiences. This performance is part of a one-week residency by a Través in which performing artists are also teaching dance and music in an after-school program to expose kids to the art and lifestyle of Spain.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JAN 30 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 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. 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.


Royal Johnson w/ Chris Edmonds Band

THU • JAN 31 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Royal Johnson, nominated by the readers of the 11th Hour as Macon’s Best Rock Band for 2018, is a southern-fried rock band from middle Georgia with thick elements of funk, blues and country. An iconic Atlanta figure in the 1980's and early nineties, Chris Edmonds was the singer and songwriter for The Swinging Richards, a famous Atlanta band.


International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA: Day 1

FRI • FEB 1 • 7:30 PM
$10 Adv / Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

International Pop Overthrow is storming into Atlanta for our eighth year, from February 1 through 3 with all shows to be held once again at that fine venue, Red Light Cafe! IPO Atlanta features 20 of the best pop and rock bands from Atlanta and beyond!

Here's the super stellar lineup for Day One:

7:30 — Leisure McCorkle 
8:15 — Heart Hunters 
9:00 — What The…?
9:45 — Orange Hat 
10:30 — Paul Melancon & the New Insecurities 
11:15 — Kenny Howes & The Wow 
12:00 — The Raving Knaves 


International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA: Day 2

SAT • FEB 2 • 7:30 PM
$10 Adv / Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

International Pop Overthrow is storming into Atlanta for our eighth year, from February 1 through 3 with all shows to be held once again at that fine venue, Red Light Cafe! IPO Atlanta features 20 of the best pop and rock bands from Atlanta and beyond!

Here's the super stellar lineup for Day Two:

7:30 — The Raves
8:15 — The Sunset District 
9:00 — Daniel & Bristol 
9:45 — Netherglades 
10:30 — The Shut-Ups 
11:15 — The Ringos 
12:00 — Sunshine Slowdown 


International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA: Day 3

SUN • FEB 3 • 6:30 PM
$10 Adv / Door
Doors @ 5:30 PM

International Pop Overthrow is storming into Atlanta for our eighth year, from February 1 through 3 with all shows to be held once again at that fine venue, Red Light Cafe! IPO Atlanta features 20 of the best pop and rock bands from Atlanta and beyond!

Here's the super stellar lineup for Day Three:

6:30 — David Ryan
7:15 — The Good Graces 
8:00 — Keith Slettedahl
8:45 — Rob Vincent and The Accents 
9:30 — The Joe & Joe Show 
10:15 — The Soogs 


Art Amok Slam

TUE • FEB 5 • 8:30 PM
$10 Adv / Door ($5 Slammers / Judges)
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam Team 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.)

In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday!

First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, 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 • FEB 6 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 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. 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.


BOMBSHELL BURLESQUE: A Taste of New Orleans!

FRI • FEB 8 • 9 PM
$25 Adv – $30 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

The original Four Suits family is coming to Atlanta to bring Mardi Gras to you! We will also be celebrating the birthday of founder and co-producer Gideon Hodge! You don't want to miss this star studded line up we have in store for you.

Emcee Vincent Gallant will be hosting our events of the evening as we titillate and tease you in the spirit of Carnival season! Join the Four Suits gang as we welcome our headliner Roxie Le Rouge along with our other guest performers: Roux La La, Persé Fanny, Ember Blaize, Nina Charrise, and Dahlia Grey!

Space is limited and its never too early to make plans for the month of love. Bring a spouse! Bring a boyfriend or girlfriend! Bring a partner! Bring a friend! And while you're at it bring yourselves and come play with us at another installation of Bombshell Burlesque!

Roxie Le Rouge is "The Best Booty in The Big Easy." She is a dynamic and versatile burlesque powerhouse from New Orleans who performs both traditional and neo-burlesque styles. She has a BFA in Dance and has 8 years under her belt as a professional Burlesque Performer. She is also a full-time performer with both Fleur de Tease and Slow Burn Burlesque, plus she has a repeat feature in The Burlesque Ballroom and Creole Sweet Tease. She has appeared in several films and TV shows such as Treme, True Detective, Common Law, and more. Often called the "hardest working gal in New Orleans Burlesque," she has traveled across the country performing in cities such as Chicago, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Austin, and Houston. There are no signs of slowing down for this petite firecracker!


Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Joe M. Turner + Chris Hanowell + Dan Garrett

SAT • FEB 9 • 8 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — returns to Red Light Café with opener Joe M. Turner, featuring Chris Hanowell, and headliner Dan Garrett.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • FEB 11 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 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: Hearts & Heartbreakers

TUE • FEB 12 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Syrens of the South celebrate Valentine's Day early with Tease Tuesday: Hearts & Heartbreakers!

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!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gift bags.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • FEB 13 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 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. 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.


Just Can't Quit You: A Valentine Burlesque Show

THU • FEB 14 • 9 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door – $40 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Join us Valentine's Evening as we celebrate the things in life we love to love...or can't live without. Everyone has THAT ONE THING (maybe more). Maybe it's Person, Thing, Food, Hobby, Habit, Compulsion, or Quest. It keeps you going, puts a spring in your step, hurts so good. Regardless, we all have a story to tell about That One Thing. Join our star-studded cast from around the Southeast as we tell you about ours. With stripping.

***ALL RELATIONSHIP STATUSES WELCOME***

NOTE: Burlesque is the art of the striptease, often accompanied by the circus and variety arts as well, and for audiences 18+.

VIP includes front row seating and swag bag and will sell out.

Smoking / vaping outside only. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO - Please enjoy the show with your eyes only. All documentation, recording, streaming, vlogging, storying, etc is prohibited during performances. Anyone in violation of this policy will be asked to leave without refund and may be banned from attending future shows. Thank you for understanding.


An Evening with Nancy Gaddy: Songs About Love, Lust & What I Ate

SAT • FEB 16 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Just in time for Valentine's Day (or not) comedic songstress, Nancy Gaddy delivers heartfelt and sometimes hilarious renditions of classic, quirky and clever songs of love, lust, longing and more.

Featuring:

Andrew Fazackerley — Musical Director
Chris Riggenbach — Bass
Paul Fallat — Drums


Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge

SUN • FEB 17 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Every third Sunday of the month, Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comics at Red Light Café!