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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Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON FEB 15 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.


BAAT TRIBUTE JAM: David Bowie

TUE FEB 16 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - BAAT TRIBUTE JAM: David Bowie

Bad Ash Allstar Team hosts another epic jam, this time honoring one of music's great icons, David Bowie. He will be sorely missed, but never 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!


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED FEB 17 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert: The Georgia Crackers & Rev. Jeff Mosier

The Frank Hamilton Folk School is excited to kick-off its inaugural concert series with a journey back to 1920s old-time and country music with The Georgia Crackers and a performance by one of the more eclectic, genuine musicians Atlanta has to offer in Jeff Mosier! A portion of the proceeds will benefit FHFS and its continuing development & community involvement!


FrazierBand w/ Kristina Murray + Battlefield Collective

FRI FEB 19 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - FrazierBand w/ Kristina Murray + Battlefield Collective

Join us for an amazing evening of eclectic Americana with FrazierBand with Kristina Murray and Battlefield Collective!

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. Kristina Murray’s music is steeped in troubadour storytelling, southern rock grit, and the audible legacies of country queens of yesteryear. Battlefield Collective is high-energy, in yo' face mix of bluegrass, americana, punk rock, and roots.


Escape Vehicle w/ The By Gods

SAT FEB 20 7:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Escape Vehicle w/ The By Gods

Escape Vehicle have been brewing their batch of gritty, down-home, whiskey-drenched rock n’ roll in and around the southeastern United States since 2001 with a musical styling that incorporates the sounds of Traffic, J.J. Cale, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Widespread Panic, Grateful Dead, and The Allman Brothers with just a touch of outlaw country.

Nashville-based band The By Gods breed hook-laden, roll-your-windows-down rock & roll, respectfully reminiscent of the band’s early to mid-90’s alternative predecessors.


Play More Music — 2016 Honors Recital

SUN FEB 21 12:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 11:30 AM

Join us as Play More Music students perform at their 2016 Honors Recital. These students have been nominated by their teachers as the most engaged and dedicated in the studio. This annual event is sure to turn out many stellar performances by kids age 10-18.


Warmth For All Atlanta Chapter Stitch-In w/ entertainment by Clay Spurz, Spurz of the Moment

SUN FEB 21 4–6 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 3:30 PM

Come stitch for a good cause! Gather with fellow knitters and crocheters and create cold weather items such as hats, scarves, and mittens for the refugee clients of the Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee. Don't know how to knit? Want to learn? One free lesson will get you started on a scarf to donate to the cause. Bring your own project materials — and extra to donate if you'd like!

As a special treat, Clay Spurz, Spurz of the Moment will be performing. Clay Spurz sings hundreds of pop, folk, and country classics and a hundred of his own tunes of those varieties.


Malcolm Holcombe CD Release Show w/ special guests Nine Years Apart

SUN FEB 21 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Malcolm Holcombe CD Release Show w/ special guests Nine Years Apart

Malcolm Holcombe returns to Atlanta's Red Light Café to celebrate the release of his new album Another Black Hole. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."

Special guests Nine Years Apart — a duo out of Decatur, Ga consisting of Justin Hylton on Guitar and vocals and Jessica Almand on Fiddle and vocals opens the show at 8pm.


Thunder Snow Cone — Winter Whimsy II Tour

MON FEB 22 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Thunder Snow Cone — Winter Whimsy II Tour

Thunder Snow Cone is based out of Philadelphia, PA and tours nationally. Our show is a blend of high energy acts including juggling, burlesque, aerial hoop, feats of balance, danger, comedy, games, and more. Featuring east coast tour darlings Smurfasaur SG and Scarlett Storm, Banana Nemesis Mikey Mangorilla and Queen of Catastrophe Kitty Kaos! Musical guest for the evening Deadly Lo-Fi!

We have performed and toured with Funny or Die's Oddball tour with Louie CK and Sarah Silverman, Slipknot's Knotfest, Coney Island Rock'n'Roll Road Show, Troma, Cut Throat Freakshow, Disgraceland Family Freakshow, Humboldt Circus, Chattanooga’s River City Rumpus, Hubba Hubba Revue, Tattoo Conventions for Villain Arts and Visionary Arts, Horror Conventions, Zombie Crawls and more!!! We recently performed with Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque tour and Chicago’s Night of the Stripping Dead. Our show even has a feature in the March 2016 issue of Hustler magazine (out now).


Traveling Broke and Out of Gas + Hot Rod Walt + The Boy Jones

TUE FEB 23 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
oors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Traveling Broke and Out of Gas + Hot Rod Walt + The Boy Jones

Join us for the Psychedelic Folk / Bastard Americana of Traveling Broke and Out of Gas with special guests Hot Rod Walt of the Psycho-DeVilles (with Steve Stone on pedal steel), and The Boy Jones!


Inman Jazz All-Stars (INJA) CD Release Show w/ special guests

WED FEB 24 6:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 6 PM

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishment of seven young, and very talented musicians, INJA. Their work began as a collaborative effort between Inman Middle School Band and Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta and DeKalb. Special thanks to Arneesa Woods and Derona King; as well as Khari Cabral Simmons and Daz-I-Kue who saw the potential of this project and helped shape work that is a beautiful expression of the hope of a generation to be more inclusive, more kind, more engaged – to be more of a community that does not see some of us, but one that sees-- All Of Us.


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED FEB 24 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


Fairshake + Collins Drive + Alex and Todd

THU FEB 25 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Fairshake + Collins Drive + Lady of the Lake

Fairshake makes beautiful indie southern pop. Collins Drive is an Americana Folk Rock band that just wants to bring their favorite kinds of music into one place and create a sound and songs that everyone can connect with at some level. Rounding out the evening is the stunning "interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar" of Alex & Todd.


Steampunk Electro Swing Atlanta's KURIOS Salon

FRI FEB 26 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Steampunk Electro Swing Atlanta's KURIOS Party

Get your goggles on, corset tightened, top hat on, and full steam ahead! Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is overjoyed to present a very special evening of anachronistic entertainment. We've gone steampunk in celebration of the pending debut of Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS show coming to Atlantic Station. So much so, that we'll be giving away tickets to the show and telling you all about what you can expect. Featuring:

- Steampunk and Victorian themed performances from Tippy Tapage and Amelia Barehart
- Additional entertainment from Serpentene from Art to Life
- Headlining, the current winner of Steampunk Chronicle's Steampunk Pin Up, the Queen of the Subtle Tease herself, Miss Talloolah Love
- A steampunk and electro swing set from our own DJ Doctor Q
- A steampunk costume contest, with various winners receiving tickets to Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS show

Be sure not to miss the steampunk spectacular! See you there.


Tim McNary EP Release w/ Paul Warner & Julie Gribble

SAT FEB 27 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Tim McNary EP Release w/ Paul Warner & Julie Gribble

Americana artist and Songwriter, Tim McNary, will perform an early release show in his hometown on Saturday, Feb. 27th at Red Light Cafe. Tim, a resident of Nashville, has opened for the Civil Wars and Griffin House, received airplay around the Southeast, and recently had his song “Echoes of a Whole” featured in Atlanta based Paste Magazine.

There will be two opening acts, Paul Warner (who produced the album) and Julie Gribble.


Ben Farmer’s Music Student Open Mic Winter 2016

SUN FEB 28 5:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 4:30 PM

Musician Ben Farmer curates a mix of Rock and Pop songs performed with his music students in this showcase of local talent.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON FEB 29 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.


Art Amok Slam!!!

TUE MAR 1 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'!!!


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED MAR 2 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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 Folk School Concert Series Featuring Hair of the Dog

THU MAR 3 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Featuring Hair of the Dog

Frank Hamilton Folk School is excited to present one of the longest-standing bands in Atlanta, Cajun band Hair of the Dog! These folks bring a high energy mix of Cajun, blues, and honky tonk to get folks into a fine boogie groove. With fiery fiddling (Barbara Panter-Connah), soulful blues harp and accordion (Whit Connah), driving guitar (John Ferguson), bass (Chris Tinsley) and and drums (Doug Landsburg), pedal steel (Bill Fleming), and traditional Cajun triangle - or ‘tit fer - and rubboard (Audrey Ferguson) . They have played at festivals and venues around the southeast and beyond, including tours of Europe and the British Isles.


Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours — Friday Show

FRI MAR 4 8 PM
$16 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours — Friday Show

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for two nights of performances — Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th!


Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours — Saturday Show

SAT MAR 5 8 PM
$16 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours — Saturday Show

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for two nights of performances — Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th!


Alex Wong + Korby Lenker + Megan Slankard: DOERS AND DREAMERS Tour

SUN MAR 6 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Alex Wong + Korby Lenker + Megan Slankard: DOERS AND DREAMERS Tour

The DOERS AND DREAMERS tour with Alex Wong, Korby Lenker and Megan Slankard celebrates the spirit of the modern independent artist – the artist who not only dreams, but makes it happen! When the days of million dollar record deal advances, MTV video airplay, and chart busting singles have become more and more a thing of the past, the musician of today is a part of a rapidly growing movement of artists who are making a living on a grass roots, fan-forward, DIY level. Our mission at DOERS AND DREAMERS is to embody the spirit of independent creativity. As living, breathing examples of full time creators, we give our audiences a unique perspective from the front lines - at what we do as artists who have each carved out individual paths to sustainability. There are infinite ways to make a life out of art, and we are excited to share a few of them. We want to share our experiences - through songs, stories, and improvised collaborations - to empower our listeners to reach for their own creative stars, to make a sustainable living from their own creative passion. We hope that through sharing our own art and experiences and stories, our audience members will go home inspired to make it happen for themselves too!  We challenge the traditional notion of experiencing live music and give audiences a more immersive, interactive, and enjoyable experience, breaking down the fourth wall and letting our listeners take part in the creative process.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 7 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 Burlesque: Spring Fling

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque

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!


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED MAR 9 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


The Ain't Sisters / She Returns From War / Brian Robert / Jason Waller

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

Eventbrite - The Ain't Sisters / She Returns From War / Brian Robert / Jason Waller

The Ain't Sisters (funk-infused, blues-driven Americana) are joined by She Returns From War (Southern acoustic folk), Brian Robert (Indie Folk) and Jason Waller (Americana cause it's not country and it's not rock and roll — all music is folk music).


Nolatet: Dogs CD Release Show

FRI MAR 11 8 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Nolatet: Dogs CD Release Show

Nolatet features legendary New Orleans rhythm section players Johnny Vidacovich (drums), James Singleton (upright bass), Mike Dillon (vibes and percussion) and Brian Haas (piano).

While traditional jazz is the backbone and starting point for the Nolatet's musical language, each member's piercing individuality allows innovation to be a constant throughout their debut album, Dogs — a collection featuring all original material influenced by the diverse lives and perceptions of these four jazz avatars.


A CELEBRATION OF BOWIE'S LIFE AND LEGACY feat. Jerome Newton and the Band Who Fell to Earth w/ Lingua Franca + Musée du Coeur

SAT MAR 12 9 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

With the passing of David Bowie, Jerome Newton and the Band Who Fell to Earth, an Atlanta-based band pays homage to Bowie and the Glam Rock era, are finding themselves called upon to celebrate the Man Who Fell to Earth. Opening the evening will be the premiere of Lingua Franca, a duo featuring UK vocalist Kim Ribbans and Jerome Newton keyboardist Allen Welty-Green. Interstitial dance numbers by local burlesque troupe Musée du Coeur will occur throughout the evening.


The Waymores + The Vaudevillains + Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

SUN MAR 13 6 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 5 PM

Eventbrite - The Waymore + The Vaudevillains + Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

The Waymores (made up of local rockabilly hero Willie Heath Neal and country siren Kira Annalise) are teaming up with The VaudeVillains once again to bring you a night of authentic classic country and western swing music that will have you both stomping your boots and crying in your beer. They'll be joined by Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, hailing from the great state of North Carolina, who're blazing a new trail in traditional Appalachian music with their foot-stompin', jazz-infused whiskey folk.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 14 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.


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED MAR 16 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


Todd Prusin Experience w/ Alex and Todd

THU MAR 17 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Todd Prusin Experience w/ Alex and Todd

Todd Prusin takes over Atlanta's Red Light Café with a doubleheader featuring Alex and Todd (Alex Commins and Todd Prusin) opening the show with the Todd Prusin Experience headlining the night!


Migrant Worker w/ Allen Thompson Band and Lindsay Rakers

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

Eventbrite - Migrant Worker w/ Allen Thompson Band and Lindsay Rakers

Atlanta's own Migrant Worker will bring their unique blend of Americana, Country and Rock to Red Light Cafe on March 18th. Joining them will be psychedelic roots rockers from Nashville, TN, Allen Thompson Band. Opening the night will be a special set from local songwriter Lindsay Rakers.


The Clermonts

SAT MAR 19 8 PM
$8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

The Clermonts are an Atlanta, GA based party rock, cover band, playing a variety of hits from such bands as The White Stripes, Beatles, JET, GnR, Tom Petty, Clapton, Devo, Pink Floyd, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones and many more.


Eventbrite - Four Shillings Short — Around the World in 30 Instruments

Four Shillings Short perform a special afternoon concert — Around the World in 30 Instruments — at Atlanta's Red Light Café as a benefit for the Frank Hamilton Folk School.

Four Shillings Short is part of the creative fusion that is happening in World Music today. Blending music of India, Ireland, Scotland, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Americas, Blues, Folk and Original compositions, the international duo have carved out a musical identity all their own.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 21 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.


BAAT TRIBUTE JAM: Prince

TUE MAR 22 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - BAAT TRIBUTE JAM: Prince

Bad Ash Allstar Team hosts another epic jam, this time paying tribute to the artist-formerly-known-now-currently-known as Prince!

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!


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED MAR 23 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


Upstate Rubdown + Cortez Garza

THU MAR 24 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Benyaro + Upstate Rubdown + Cortez Garza

Upstate Rubdown is a group of rowdy musicians dedicated to creating fun and provocative acoustic pop music, with clever rhythms and harmonies. The band's influences range anywhere from Traditional to Classical and from Jazz/Show Tunes to Funk, with a shared love of Soul, Motown, and classic R&B, for a unique, body warming sound.

Having over 10yrs experience performing in front of audiences in various types of musical projects, ranging from hip-hop, punk rock, techno and Americana, Cortez Garza’s style of country, folk, and bluegrass can easily be described as unique due to the multiple genres he is musically influenced by.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta feat. Swingrowers Live!

FRI MAR 25 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta feat. Swingrowers Live!

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is back at it again, and we're overjoyed to present to you all the first electro swing Live Band to come through Atlanta! Swingrowers will be our featured entertainment as they join our Speakeasy as part of their North American tour. 

Add to this, DJ Doctor Q providing an opening and closing complimentary set to keep the excitement going, alongside a lovely gogo gal to dance with you all, Miss Annette Coquette! Between live music, dance, and spinning beats, what's not to love? Welcome to Spring in the Speakeasy!


Byrne and Kelly: Album Launch Tour — Matinee Show

SAT MAR 26 1:30 PM

$55 Adv — Pre-Show Meet-And-Greet + Show
$35 Adv — Seated General Admission
$30 Door — Standing-Room-Only

Doors @ 1 PM

Eventbrite - Byrne and Kelly: Album Launch Tour — Matinee Show

An intimate, acoustic afternoon with Irish duo Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder as they launch their third album and play through all of the new tracks, tell the stories behind the songs and the songwriting process. There will be a Q&A segment at the beginning of the event.

Pre-Show "Meet and Greet" ticket holders should arrive before 12:30pm. Doors will open for General Admission ticket holders at 1:00pm before the show begins at 1:30pm.


Byrne and Kelly: Album Launch Tour — Evening Show

SAT MAR 26 7:30 PM

$55 Adv — Pre-Show Meet-And-Greet + Show
$35 Adv — Seated General Admission
$30 Door — Standing-Room-Only

Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Byrne and Kelly: Album Launch Tour — Evening Show

An intimate, acoustic evening with Irish duo Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder as they launch their third album and play through all of the new tracks, tell the stories behind the songs and the songwriting process. There will be a Q&A segment at the beginning of the event.

Pre-Show "Meet and Greet" ticket holders should arrive before 6:30pm. Doors will open for General Admission ticket holders at 7:00pm before the show begins at 7:30pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON MAR 28 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.


The Gordon Vernick Quartet — Wednesday JAZZ JAM

WED MAR 30 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. The quartet features Kevin Bales on keyboard, Marlon Patton on drums, Craig Shaw on bass, and Dr. Gordon Vernick on trumpet.

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.


Laura Gibson CD Release Show

THU MAR 31 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Laura Gibson CD Release Show

Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming new album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1, 2016 via Barsuk, her second record for the label and fourth LP. Join Laura at Atlanta's Red Light Café as she celebrates the release of her new album!


Band of Lovers + Fairshake + The War and Treaty

FRI APR 1 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Band of Lovers + Fairshake + The War and Treaty

Band of Lovers have a modern take on folk sound and pop structure, their songs draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of North America. Fairshake makes beautiful indie southern pop that's catchy and infectious. The War and Treaty is a little bit of Classical, Soul, Folk, Americana, and Love Filled Revival convicting lyrics.


Bay Station + The Stoplight Roses + Stephen Chopek

SUN APR 3 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Bay Station + The Stoplight Roses + Stephen Chopek

Join us at Atlanta's Red Light Café for an evening of Americana-Folk-Pop-Indie-Rock with California's Bay Station, Atlanta's The Stoplight Roses, and Memphis' Stephen Chopek!


Windstorm Productions presents

DAVID LINDLEY

THU APR 7 8 PM
$22.50 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - DAVID LINDLEY

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.


Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Featuring Dangermuffin

THU APR 7 10 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series Featuring Dangermuffin

The Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series is excited to welcome the dynamic trio and national touring act Dangermuffin! Their Friday night showcase performance at last April's TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny was off the charts musically, a defining two-set gem that displayed true respect to the traditional roots music while creating a progressive acoustic folk-rock sound all their own. They have developed quite a nice grass-roots following in the Atlanta area, so you can expect a very enthusiastic crowd that appreciates fine musicianship. This incredibly dynamic trio brings out a sound that captures you in their groove almost instantly, and we couldn't be happier to bring them to you via the FHFS! From Folly Beach, SC just outside of Charleston, their melodic sound represents three musicians bringing you something unique.  Expect an acoustic set and an electric set and perhaps some special sit-ins.


The Tannahill Weavers

FRI APR 8 8 PM
$22.50 Adv / $25 Day-of-Show
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Tannahill Weavers

Windstorm Productions presents The Tannahill Weavers — one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.


Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series featuring Grant Green Jr.

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

Eventbrite - Frank Hamilton Folk School Concert Series featuring Grant Green Jr.

Grant Green Jr. is a member of the legendary group Masters of Groove, along with drummer Bernard Purdie and B3 Organ player Reuben Wilson. Son of the great jazz guitarist Grant Green, Green Jr. has continued the family tradition just fine. Growing up in Detroit, his neighbors included Stevie Wonder's parents, Marvin Gaye lived a few blocks away, and many more Motown artists were in the area. Needless to say, Grant certainly had the influences growing up, most notably his father and Stevie Wonder.

Grant's performances are extremely soulful and uplifting, his skills on the guitar are second to none. Expect an incredible evening of music by a music gem we are fortunate chose to make Atlanta his home (by way of New York).