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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Upcoming Events, Concerts & Shows

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Tommy Somerville & Friends Play The Can

FRI ✦ NOV 21 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Tommy Somerville and some of Atlanta's / Athens' finest including Carl Lindberg, Trey Wright and Marlon Patton playing country, blues and jazz flavors featuring songs from The Can of Lures and Bait.

The Can gives country music a breath of fresh air with tracks that incorporate flavors of rock, folk, swing, vocoders and dance beats. Marlon Patton plays drums, bass, guitar. He also engineered, mixed and mastered the album. Trey Wright plays guitar.


Heyday Revival & Fuzz Face w/ Brandon Gunter & Indie Killed the Pop Star

SAT ✦ NOV 22 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Heyday Revival & Fuzz Face w/ Brandon Gunter & Indie Killed the Pop Star

Join us for Heyday Revival's rowdy pop/bluegrass and Fuzz Face's queer alt-folk rock, sandwiched between two ATL favorites — Brandon Gunter & Indie Killed the Pop Star — all in one night!

8pm — Brandon Gunter 
9pm — Fuzz Face
10pm — Heyday Revival
11pm — Indie Killed The Pop Star


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.


The Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show

FRI ✦ NOV 28 ✦ 8 PM
$14 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show

Glenn Phillips hosts his Annual Day-After-Thanksgiving Show once again at Red Light Café! Glenn will be joined by Cindy Wilson of The B-52's performing songs by the Glenn Phillips Band, Supreme Court and The B-52's! Two sets at 8pm and 10pm.


Private Party

SAT ✦ NOV 29

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!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ DEC 1 ✦ 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 Vaudevillains' Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & CD Release

SAT ✦ DEC 6 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Vaudevillains' Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & CD Release

The VaudeVillains will be hosting an "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party" at the Red Light Café in order to ring in their new album, A Very Villain Christmas. What does that mean? The 'Villains have been hard at work putting together an album made up of entirely instrumental holiday songs that they will be releasing on December 6th, 2014 and they’d like everyone to come to the debut wearing a hideous, holiday-themed sweater. Joining them to help celebrate the evening will be the immensely talented acoustic duo 9 String Theory and the ever-enchanting Lindsay Petsch. The night promises to be filled with holiday guitar madness fit for the whole family!

Need to get your hands on a sweater for the show? My Ugly Christmas Sweater supplies the world with vintage, up-cycled and brand new Christmas sweaters. Check 'em out!


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.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ DEC 8 ✦ 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: Naughty or Nice

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice

Spice up your Tuesday nights the second Tuesday of each month with Syrens of the South's Tease Tuesday Burlesque! 10 amazing acts for $10 including Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists...you never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows! December's theme is The Holidays, of course... have you been Naughty or Nice?!?


Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters w/ Wild Hands

THU ✦ DEC 11 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters w/ Wild Hands

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Wild Hands opening the show at 8pm. Come early for our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ DEC 12 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Need a way to warm up your winter nights? Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is the place to be! We're celebrating the winter season in all sorts of ways. First, we will celebrate the birthday of our resident DJ, Doctor Q, by inviting guest DJ Bouncyhouse to spin tunes alongside our host. Next, we have dancer Foxy Roulette returning to our stage, joined by superstar Talloolah Love. Ms. Love, the Queen of the Subtle Tease, will delight us with her first go go act routine. Speaking of stars — headliner and Red Light Cafe favorite Sadie Hawkins will be performing!

We promise no Christmas music, of course, you never know… so get your swing dancing on and have one last dance on the floor before the holiday season descends in full force. Drink specials include shots of hot buttered rum plus a few holiday surprise specials leading up to the show, so be sure to RSVP!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ DEC 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.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ DEC 22 ✦ 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.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ DEC 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.