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. Each week we've got Open Mic Wednesday, and our Bluegrass Thursday features an open jam at 6pm and Atlanta's best Americana 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. Each week we've got Open Mic Wednesday, and our Bluegrass Thursday features an open jam at 6pm and Atlanta's best Americana at 8pm.

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Upcoming Red Light Café Events, Concerts & Shows

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Eventbrite - WALLER w/ Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen, Auction House Letters

WALLER returns to RLC Bluegrass Thursday as a tight-knit 3-piece with Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen and Auction House Letters. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show at 8pm.

Don't forget: Listen to Back Alley Pork Roost — Sundays from 9–10pm on WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM — for a chance to win tickets to RLC Bluegrass Thursday shows!


Doria Roberts & The Blackeyed Susans

FRI ✦ APR 25 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door

Eventbrite - Doria Roberts & The Blackeyed Susans

Doria Roberts once again returns to Red Light Café along with her band The Blackeyed Susans! Indie folk-rocking singer / songwriter Pete Helfrich opens the show.

This is a Farm to Ear Tour show so Doria is making dessert and her wife, Chef Calavino, is making Local Grassfed Meat and Local Veggie Lasagnas plus a Local Veggie VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE Enchilada. Dinner is $10, all come w/ a Side Salad and the lasagnas come with Local Garlic Bread. NO reservations needed, just order it when you get to the show!


The Bitteroots w/ Greco, Sleuth Hound, & Kristen Englenz

SAT ✦ APR 26 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door

Eventbrite - The Bitteroots w/ Greco, Sleuth Hound, & Kristen Englenz

The Bitteroots return to Red Light Café with special guests Greco, Sleuth Hound, and Kristen Englenz.


The Powerhouse Burlesque Show

SUN ✦ APR 27 ✦ 8:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door (VIP Tables Available)
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Powerhouse Burlesque Show

When Bettina May and Vita DeVoid come to Atlanta, a show has to happen! Join us for a night of sizzling entertainment starring these two visages of perfection along with an array of local talent including Sadie Hawkins, Talloolah LoveUrsula Undress!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 28 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door

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.


Kwesi K w/ Chelsea Shag, Vinchelle Woods, Kristen Englenz, Ten O'Clock Reservation

TUE ✦ APR 29 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $7 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Kwesi K w/ Chelsea Shag, Vinchelle Woods, Kristen Englenz + more

Supporting his new EP, Lovely, Kwesi K brings his mini-tour to Red Light Café with special guests Chelsea Shag, Vinchelle Woods, Kristen Englenz, and Ten O'Clock Reservation.


Open Mic Wednesday

WED ✦ APR 30 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door

For nearly 20 years running, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday has been Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Sign up sheet goes out at 7:30pm, performances start at 8:30pm, and all live performers are welcome (no tracks!).


TDawg Presents: The Duhks w/ Jeff Mosier

THU ✦ MAY 1 ✦ 8 PM
$17 Adv – $20 Door

Eventbrite - TDawg Presents: The Duhks w/ special guests

TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally-acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta! GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration — and nothing short of a spiritual experience. Jeff Mosier (Blueground Undergrass / The Mosier Brothers Band) opens the show.

Don't forget: Listen to Back Alley Pork Roost — Sundays from 9–10pm on WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM — for a chance to win tickets to RLC Bluegrass Thursday shows!


Michelle Malone with special guests

FRI ✦ MAY 2 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door

Eventbrite - Michelle Malone with special guests

Michelle Malone returns for yet another intimate evening at Red Light Café!


Sugarfoot w/ special guests Corduroy

SAT ✦ MAY 3 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Sugarfoot w/ special guests Corduroy

Join us for a jam, funk, booty-shakin' get down with Sugarfoot and special guests Corduroy!


Leo & Anto (of The Saw Doctors) with special guests

SUN ✦ MAY 4 ✦ 8 PM
$18 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Leo & Anto (of The Saw Doctors) with special guests

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite of The Saw Doctors bring their U.S. Tour to Atlanta's own Red Light Café!


TDawg Presents: An Evening with Caroline Pond & Friends

MON ✦ MAY 5 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - TDawg Presents: An Evening with Caroline Pond & Friends

TDawg Presents brings the one and only Caroline Pond of Snake Oil Medicine show back to Red Light Café for yet another intimate evening of music with friends!


Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys w/ Little Country Giants

THU ✦ MAY 8 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys w/ Little Country Giants

On tour for their new album, Somewhere Far Away, Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Little Country Giants kick things off at 8pm after the open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ MAY 9 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is back at Red Light Café, blending the sounds of jazz, big band, and electronica to meld the classics with the contemporary in a way that's sure to make your feet move.


Eventbrite - Trembling Earth w/ Lara Oshon, Daniel Hutchens (Bloodkin) & Steven Glude

Trembling Earth celebrate the release of their second studio album with special guests Daniel Hutchens (from Bloodkin) and Steven Glude.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAY 12 ✦ 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 ✦ MAY 19 ✦ 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 ✦ MAY 26 ✦ 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.


Last Pasties Standing: Road Trippin' — An Improv Burlesque Game Show

TUE ✦ MAY 27 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: Road Trippin' — An Improv Burlesque Game Show

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing! — a burlesque game show in which two (eight, actually) will enter, one will… well, nobody will end up wearing much. May's theme is "Road Trippin'" — songs about being on the road, as well as some psychedelia. Join us for a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun!


Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners w/ The Fern Hollow Boys and Look Homeward

THU ✦ MAY 29 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door

Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners bring their love of good times, good people and hootenanny music to RLC Bluegrass Thursday with special guests The Fern Hollow Boys (featuring members of Rolling Nowhere) and Look Homeward. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show at 8pm.


Gibson Wilbanks with The Get Right Band

FRI ✦ JUN 20 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $8 Door

Eventbrite - Gibson Wilbanks with The Get Right Band

A.M.P. presents the unique, Southern-bluesy sounds of Gibson Wilbanks with special guests The Get Right Band!