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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Upcoming Live Music, Concerts & Shows

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The Clermonts + Lexi Street

FRI ✦ JUL 31 ✦ 9 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - The Clermonts + Lexi Street

The Clermonts bring the party to Red Light Café to keep your feet moving all night long! Lexi Street starts off the night performing a "naked" solo acoustic set at 9pm.


Ladies in the Round

SAT ✦ AUG 1 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Ladies in the Round

An intimate evening with some lovely Atlanta singer/songwriter ladies, sharing stories and singin' songs! Featuring:

Keena Graham (of Blood On The Harp)
Lindsay Rakers
Leslie Michelle Steele (of Halfgod)
Kim Bates
Sofia Lute
Rachael Petit
(of Coldheart Canyon)


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 3 ✦ 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.


Sadie Hawkins presents

Mondegreen-A-GoGo: A Burlesque & Variety Show

TUE ✦ AUG 4 ✦ 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Mondegreen-A-GoGo: A Burlesque & Variety Show

Sadie Hawkins presents Mondegreen-A-GoGo: a burlesque and variety show featuring acts that pay tribute to misheard lyrics (aka musical "mondegreens"), with each performer sharing their unique interpretation of popular songs. That's the only guideline they have: that the act has to tell the story of the incorrectly-understood phrase. Absurdity is assured.

Featuring:

Ada Manzhart just might "Creep"
Ariel Allegro will "Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer"
Bella La Blanc wants "Somebody To Love"
Benjamin Elizabeth thinks "Dude Looks Like A Lady"
Candi Lecoeur has "Blank Space"
Fianna Flowerchild heard about "Billie Jean"
Nikki Nuke'm just "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
Ruby le Chatte saw the "Bad Moon On The Rise"
Xander Lovecraft who knows "It's Too Late To Apologize"


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ AUG 5 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café's Americana Open Mic is Atlanta's showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. Sign ups start at 7pm sharp with performances beginning at 8pm. Solo performers or bands are a-ok; we welcome all live Americana acts (i.e., no tracks or pre-recorded music).


The Jangling Sparrows w/ Jordan Igoe + Alex & Todd

THU ✦ AUG 6 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - The Jangling Sparrows w/ Alex Commins & Todd Prusin

Paul Edelman's The Jangling Sparrows perform at Atlanta's Red Light Café with Jordan Igoe, and ATL favorites Alex Commins & Todd Prusin opening the show. Weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.


The Jackie Myers Band w/ Myles Brown Band

FRI ✦ AUG 7 ✦ 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Jackie Myers Band w/ special guests

The Jackie Myers Band play beautiful, captivating, complex music. Some call the style “groove” or “funk.” Others don’t try to name it and just like to listen to the flavors of blues, jazz, and funk. It's the sound of blue-eyed soul.

Myles Brown is a fierce electric guitar slinger, a performing classical & jazz guitarist, and a composer of symphonic music, jazz, funk, jam, dance / pop, and instrumental world music.


FrazierBand w/ Pickxen

SAT ✦ AUG 8 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - FrazierBand w/ special guests

Join us for an amazing evening of eclectic Americana with FrazierBand and Pickxen! 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.


The 2nd Annual End of Days Between: A Jerry Garcia Celebration

SUN ✦ AUG 9 ✦ 7 PM
$10 Adv – $13 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Eventbrite - The 2nd Annual End of Days Between: A Jerry Garcia Celebration

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of losing Jerry Garcia, five bands celebrate various musical stylings of this American treasure in an intimate setting.

11 PM :: Captain Midnight Band (psychedelic Jerry & Dead)
10 PM :: gr8FLdüde & frenz (primal Jerry & Dead)
9 PM :: Webster (classic Jerry & Dead)
8 PM :: Alex Commins & Todd Prusin (acoustic early Jerry)
7 PM :: Elegant Bachelors (polished Jerry & Dead)


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 10 ✦ 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: Back to School

TUE ✦ AUG 11 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Back to School

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!


Under the Willow w/ special guests

WED ✦ AUG 12 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Under the Willow w/ special guests

Under the Willow blend socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a brand of songwriting that borrows from bluegrass and folk music but is wholly unique featuring ravenous fiddle playing, guitar, mandolin and banjo. See them live with special guests at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Passerine w/ Molly Conrad

THU ✦ AUG 13 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Passerine w/ Molly Conrad

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.

Molly Conrad opens the show at 8pm after our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


Mark Miller w/ Classical Mountain Fiddles, Melissa Callender & Jody Hughes

FRI ✦ AUG 14 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Mark Miller w/ special guests Classical Mountain Fiddles

Southern roots singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Miller performs with special guests Classical Mountain Fiddles (featuring classical musicians Tiffany Watson + Erica Ransbottom, and bluegrass musician David Ellis), and Melissa Callender & Jody Hughes!


The Dappled Grays CD RELEASE SHOW

SAT ✦ AUG 15 ✦ 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Dappled Grays CD RELEASE SHOW

After eight long years, The Dappled Grays are releasing a new album: Last Night Tomorrow. Come and join us for a night of music, fun and hanging out!


Alex Lattimore & The Tyrone Jackson Trio

SUN ✦ AUG 16 ✦ 7 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Eventbrite - Alex Lattimore & The Tyrone Jackson Trio

Already well known in the Atlanta area and worldwide, Red Light Café is host to a special collaboration between Vocal Master and Composer Alex Lattimore and Jazz Performer, Educator, and Composer Tyrone Jackson. The group also features Brandon Boone on bass and Henry Conerway III on drums. The group will be performing originals as well as improvised laden covers. You don't want to miss this show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 17 ✦ 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 feat. SOFT CACTUS

WED ✦ AUG 19 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café's Americana Open Mic is Atlanta's showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. This week, we're shining the spotlight on Massachusetts' Soft Cactus who'll be opening and closing the night as part of their East Coast Summer Tour!

Sign ups begins at 7pm sharp, Soft Cactus will perform at set at 7:30pm, then Open Mic performers begins taking the stage at 8:30pm. Soft Cactus will then wrap up the night with a closing set at 10:30pm.

For the open mic performers, the usual rules still apply: Solo performers or bands are a-ok, and we welcome all live Americana acts (i.e., no tracks or pre-recorded music)!


Savannah Smith w/ special guests

THU ✦ AUG 20 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Savannah Smith w/ special guests

Savannah Smith brings her North Mississippi Southern Soul to whatever stage she graces. Armed with an uncanny ability to create powerful melodies and lyrics, she continues to wow audiences and is poised and ready to be the next significant female singer/songwriter to come from the talent rich region of Western North Carolina!

Our weekly open bluegrass jam begins at 6pm followed by Savannah and special guests at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ AUG 21 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

The heatwave that's held Atlanta in it's grip is giving us one of the hottest summers ever. Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is doing it's part to keep our temperatures rising higher with the overflow of beautiful dancers and brilliant tunes with yet another month of foot stomping and caterwauling enjoyment! Our feature entertainer for the evening is none other than one of the head mistresses of The Atlanta School of Burlesque, Roula Roulette! And dancing alongside her are returning favorite Annette Coquette with newcomers to the stage Risky Sour and Amelia Bareheart!

DJ Doctor Q will be spinning his trademarked beats sure to set fire to the floor, meanwhile local crooner and dancer New Orleans Jon will be teaching those of you in need of a refresher on basic steps how to move your feet to the rhythm. He may even entertain you afterwards with a song or two as he shares the MC duties with the good Doctor. This show is one to make the dog days of August bark, so be sure to get your tickets while they're hot!


Carlos Danger (and birthday celebration!)

SAT ✦ AUG 22 ✦ 7 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Carlos Danger provides music that touches the souls of music fans, spanning a variety of music including Santana, B52's, Cake, a rock version of Ton Loc's Funky Cold Medina, and much more.

See them perform live as we celebrate Friend-of-RLC Amy Scarborough's 40th birthday!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 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

WED ✦ AUG 26 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café's Americana Open Mic is Atlanta's showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. Sign ups start at 7pm sharp with performances beginning at 8pm. Solo performers or bands are a-ok; we welcome all live Americana acts (i.e., no tracks or pre-recorded music).


Malcolm Holcombe w/ special guest Justin Hylton

THU ✦ AUG 27 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Malcolm Holcombe w/ special guest Justin Hylton

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]..."

Don't miss Malcolm perform with special guest Justin Hylton opening the show at 8pm. As always, our weekly pre-show open bluegrass jam will begin at 6pm. See you there!


Famous by February w/ Digigost + Bold Ashes

SAT ✦ AUG 29 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Famous by February w/ Digigost + Bold Ashes

Famous by February is a 4-piece with a collection of ideas that when mashed together create totally original and captivating sound, using everything from guitars, drums, beat machines, synths, keyboards and effects. Digigost's heavy influence of funk, trip-hop, pop, industrial rock, and Hip Hop hits you with a variety of moods, grooves, and sounds all in a cohesive musical listening experience. Bold Ashes is a duo in truth, trio in execution, tooled for stage dirt — Prog-punk-electro-noise for listening, not eating jerky and talking shit.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 31 ✦ 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

WED ✦ SEP 2 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café's Americana Open Mic is Atlanta's showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. Sign ups start at 7pm sharp with performances beginning at 8pm. Solo performers or bands are a-ok; we welcome all live Americana acts (i.e., no tracks or pre-recorded music).


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Nerdtastic

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Nerdtastic

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!


Game of Thrones: Burlesque is Coming

FRI ✦ SEP 11 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Game of Thrones: Burlesque is Coming

Blacklist Burlesque presents the only burlesque tribute personally approved by "Game of Thrones" author George R. R. Martin himself! After selling out venues up and down the mid-Atlantic last year, the houses of Richmonde, DeeSee and Bawlmer return with tantalizing teases, farcical follies, and more.

Starring: 
Bree MaDonna
Cherie Sweetbottom
Dante the Inferno
Lily Liqueur
Moxie LaBouche
Ray Bullock

Hosted by:
Ego Von Hubris

For the night is dark and full of rhinestones.

Arya gonna come see us? Aw, c'mon, you gotta have a Sansa humor!

No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence.


The Bonaventure Quartet feat. Amy Pike w/ 9 String Theory

SAT ✦ OCT 24 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Bonaventure Quartet feat. Amy Pike

The Bonaventure Quartet featuring Amy Pike return to Red Light Café for another fabulous evening of Gypsy Jazz and Sultry Swing! Joining them will be the immensely talented acoustic duo 9 String Theory.

"With the sultry, silky voice of former Lost Continentals front woman Amy Pike and the gypsy-jazz flavored guitar of Charles Williams, Bonaventure is a marvelous melting pot. They add Southern sass to the smokey jazz of Parisian cabarets between the world wars…" — Shane Harrison, Atlanta Journal Constitution