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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The Foothill Brothers + Young Again Band

SAT • AUG 18 • 7 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

The Foothill Brothers and Young Again Band will be rotating sets through the night, with a special 5th set of both groups jamming together late into the night! Come rock out and have a folkin' great night!


SPARK ROCKS w/ Miles Willner & Friends

SUN • AUG 19 • 2 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 1 PM

Springdale Park Elementary fourth grader Miles Willner will perform his first full show as a fundraiser benefitting the music program at SPARK. He'll play his favorites from Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendez and more, with additional performances from special guests. Come out and support our school with an afternoon of music, food, drinks, and fun at the Red Light Cafe.

Additional donations to help support SPARK's music program are greatly appreciated!


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

SUN • AUG 19 • 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! This month's performers to be announced soon.

And when the show's over, be sure to stick around for After Mic: Comedians trying out their newest jokes in an open mic format with the best sets of the night getting booked on future shows!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 22 • 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.


cheer and friends. An evening of acoustic music.

FRI • AUG 24 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

We’re truly delighted to be hosting. The handsome & well-intoned Eric Bandurski will be featured on cello, with yours truly (Scott Bendzlowicz) on guitar & vocal musings.

We are so STOKED to have local singer songwriter Parks McIntosh opening. His tunes will captivated you, bring tissues.

Please come out and share some libations with us.


'The Sax Man' Dwan Bosman w/ special guest Morgan Bosman

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

Prepare to have your musical listening gauge elevated defying everything you know about the lucid sound of the saxophone. Saxophonist Dwan Bosman with his tremendously seasoned ensemble including William Menefield on Keys, Joel Powell on Bass and Emrah Kotan on Drums will unleash a euphonic and powerful performance of Jazz tunes from the 40’s to present time, along with original music from his album Sax Attack (released in 2013). 'Soul-drenched Songstress' Morgan Bosman opens the show at 8pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • AUG 27 • 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.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 29 • 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.


Fairshake + R-Dent + Downcast + Kid Macho

FRI • AUG 31 • 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

High energy Rock, Pop, Punk and Emo Night featuring Atlanta's Fairshake, Downcast and Kid Macho with touring act R-Dent bringing their insane live show to Atlanta!


Art Amok Slam

TUE • SEP 4 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door

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 • SEP 5 • 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.


CON CRASH with The Fandom Nerdlesque

FRI • SEP 79 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Are you crashing from a weekend full of Dragon Con cosplay and partying? Do you wish every weekend could be a Con weekend? The Fandom Nerdlesque has the fix for you! CON CRASH!!! A healthy dose of nerdlesque with a dab of humor and a spoonful of dancing will get the pep back in your step! Don't put those cosplays away just yet!


Collins Drive's 5th Anniversary Show w/ The Brookses + Julie Gribble

SAT • SEP 8 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Collins Drive celebrate their 5th anniversary with an evening of Roots Rock and Americana featuring special guests The Brookses and Julie Gribble.


Mark Miller + Michael Zaib + Martin Joseph

SUN • SEP 9 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

An acoustic evening of songs and stories with Atlanta singer /  songwriters Mark Miller, Michael Zaib and Martin Joseph.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • SEP 10 • 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: Nerdtastic!

TUE • SEP 11 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

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 • SEP 12 • 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.


Prayer Requests: A Stand-Up Comedy Cry for Help

THU • SEP 13 • 8:30 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

A stand-up comedy show featuring the best comics from Atlanta and beyond! Hosted by Katherine Blanford and Powell Mansfield, who could for sure use your prayers.


Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Christopher Moorman + Matt Baker + Tom Vorjohan

FRI • SEP 14 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 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 Christopher Moorman, featuring Matt Baker, and headliner Tom Vorjohan.


An Evening with Peter Case

FRI • SEP 15 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls) sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, spanning a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock.


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

SUN • SEP 16 • 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!

And when the show's over, be sure to stick around for After Mic: Comedians trying out their newest jokes in an open mic format with the best sets of the night getting booked on future shows!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • SEP 19 • 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.


Jam Band Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

THU • SEP 20 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

A Jam of Jam Bands with the BadAsh Allstar Team! This jam will be curated by some serious Jam Band connoisseurs, Johnny Barrett and Michael Plunkett, and they've created a great playlist to work from! We'll have a veritable cornucopia of jam bands to choose from, including Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, Dave Matthews Band, moe., STS9, Blues Traveler, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Medeski (Scofield) Martin & Wood, and Tedeschi Trucks Band! And, as always, if you have any suggestions to add to the list, please let us know by adding it to the spreadsheet!


Tall As Pine + How and Why + Katie Martin

FRI • SEP 21 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

A night of sweet-tea infused local indie folk, soul and rock with Tall As Pine, How and Why, and Katie Martin.


The Tannahill Weavers: 50th Anniversary Tour

SUN • SEP 23 • 7:30 PM
$25 Advance
$30 Day of Show
Doors @ 6:30 PM

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.

With the band's 50th anniversary in 2018, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • SEP 24 • 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.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • SEP 26 • 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.


Vocalist Eileen Howard, is joined by internationally renowned pianist Kenny Banks, performing songs by two of America’s most iconic composers: Harold Arlen and Hoagie Carmichael. Songs like 'Old Black Magic', 'Georgia on my Mind', 'Come Rain or Come Shine', 'I’ve Got the World on a String' and, of course, 'Stardust' and 'Over the Rainbow', will be woven together with funny tidbits about those crazy cats who wrote and performed the songs back in the heyday of the Sing Era. Swing, Latin and ballads — the dance floor will be open! Also featuring musical greats, Craig “Shawboxx” Shaw on bass, Justin Chesarek on drums and Matt Miller on sax.


Maria Muldaur

SAT • OCT 6 • 8 PM
$25 Adv – $30 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.

In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.


Samuel J Comroe LIVE: Stand-up Comedian from America's Got Talent

SUN • OCT 7 • 7 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Samuel J Comroe, stand-up comedian and contestant on the current season of America’s Got Talent, comes into Atlanta for one night only to perform with some of his comic friends from LA.

This show is all-ages, but there may be adult language.


Charlie Hunter Trio

SAT • NOV 17 • 7 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Joining Charlie for his Atlanta performance will be Dara Tucker (vocals) and Keita Ogawa (percussion).