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 Live Music, Concerts & Shows

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Dynamo

FRI ✦ MAR 27 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Dynamo

The Nashville-based 9-piece Dynamo combines aggressive instrumental jazz fusion, catchy vocal hooks and funk / R&B roots for a unique live sound that you can't miss. They'll be performing two sets at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Eric Norman "Cadillac Blue" CD Release w/ The Ain't Sisters

SAT ✦ MAR 28 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Eric Norman "Cadillac Blue" CD Release w/ The Ain't Sisters

Eric Norman — one of RLC's favorite local songwriters — celebrates the release of his new album, Cadillac Blue, with special guests The Ain't Sisters opening the show! Cadillac Blue is a collection of original material by Eric, engineered and produced by Will Mitchell, with session players Vince "The Last Gonzo" Brooks (Lead Guitar), Melanie Storrusten (Vocals), Justin Blake Evans (Piano), Ben Williams (Bass), and Jaron Pearlman (Drums).


Yon Pale Tree: A Night of Folk Music

SUN ✦ MAR 29 ✦ 6 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 5 PM

Six Atlanta-based performers to play a miscellany of folk-styled musics all evening long!!! Featuring Boo Reefa, Julian Morena, The Brookses, Zac Jimenez, Stephanie Cozy and Gas Hound.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAR 30 ✦ 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 — April 1, 2015 — Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Americana Open Mic — April 1, 2015 — Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ APR 1 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Every Wednesday it's RLC's Americana Open Mic — 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).


Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath w/ Anthony Aparo

THU ✦ APR 2 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath w/ Anthony Aparo

Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath bring their Spring tour to Red Light Café with Atlanta's own Anthony Aparo opening the show for an evening of folk + indie rock infused Americana. Pre-show open jam at 6pm; show begins at 8pm.


WUSSY w/ Fairshake

FRI ✦ APR 3 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - WUSSY w/ Fairshake

The critically acclaimed five-piece Wussy (you *did* pick up their album Attica! last year, right?) return to Atlanta's Red Light Café to once again grace our stage with their "loud rock and roll heavily influenced by late 60′s pop and psychedelica, as well as seminal 70′s songwriters from John Cale to John Prine... bridging the gap between The Band and Sonic Youth." ATL up-n-comers Fairshake open the show at 8pm.


The Upbeatniks ft. Kodac Harrison (Early Show)

SAT ✦ APR 4 ✦ 7 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Upbeatniks ft. Kodac Harrison

With a nod towards the music and poetry of the Beat Generation, Kodac Harrison and The Upbeatniks put a 21st Century spin on Jazz and Spoken Word. Join them for an evening of music featuring tasty jazzy selections sprinkled with Upbeatnik-backed Kodac originals, Kodac Spoken Word Poetry, and some classic covers that fit like a glove, man.

 

Yonrico Scott Band (Late Show)

SAT ✦ APR 4 ✦ 10 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 9:30 PM

Yonrico Scott, Joseph Patrick Moore and Nick Rosen perform as a trio — The Yonrico Scott Band — at a special 10pm late show at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 6 ✦ 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 ✦ APR 8 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Every Wednesday it's RLC's Americana Open Mic — 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 Fustics + Brillig

THU ✦ APR 9 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - The Fustics + Brillig

RLC Bluegrass Thursday crosses state lines and international borders this week — and it's a treat! Wilmington, NC's The Fustics incorporate a slab of blues, gallons of folk, a pint of punk, and a hint of country within their blue-collar rock. And Adelaide, Australia's Brillig are storytellers from another time, boldly twisting the traditional in Americana/Folk into an artful blend of toe-tapping cowboy tunes, rollicking sea shanties & deliciously dark folk ballads.


Jordan Igoe w/ Rosey

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

Eventbrite - Jordan Igoe w/ Rosey

The amazing Jordan Igoe, singer / songwriter from Charleston, SC, performs with Atlanta's own rock 'n' roll soul siren Rosey opening the show!


Ben Wade Band w/ Jason Marcum

SAT ✦ APR 11 ✦ 9 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Ben Wade Band w/ Jason Marcum

Atlanta's own Ben Wade Band performs with special guest (and Ben's brother) Jason Marcum opening the show!


Front Country w/ City Mouse

SUN ✦ APR 12 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Front Country

Front Country — winners of the Rockygrass and Telluride bluegrass festivals — return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for a special Sunday evening show! ATL favorites City Mouse open the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 13 ✦ 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 ft. Tuesday Laveau

TUE ✦ APR 14 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque ft. Tuesday Laveau

Syrens of the South presents 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! This month features Tuesday Laveau who brings her Dirty South Tour all the way from Bristol, UK to Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Live Flamenco ft. Vicente Griego & Joaquín Encinias

WED ✦ APR 15 ✦ 7 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Eventbrite - Live Flamenco ft. Vicente Griego & Joaquín Encinias

Berdolé is proud to present a live Flamenco performance by dancers and musicians from the National Institute of Flamenco, based in Albuquerque, N.M. Dancer Joaquín Encinias and singer Vicente Griego lead a show studded with members of the Yjastros and Toro companies (Carlos Menchaca & Alisa Alba), as well as students of the Tierra Adentro Flamenco Charter School — all part of the NIF.


Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys + .44 Smokeless + Whoa Nelly

THU ✦ APR 16 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys + .44 Smokeless + Whoa Nelly

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys headline Atlanta's RLC Bluegrass Thursday with .44 Smokeless (ft. RLC favorites Rev. Hylton, Jenna Mobley, Robert Green & Dave Pritchard) and Whoa Nelly Bluegrass Band opening the show! Pre-show open jam at 6pm, then Whoa Nelly kicks things off at 8pm.


Last Pasties Standing's Disco All-Star Invitational

FRI ✦ APR 17 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv (VIP Options) – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing's Disco All-Star Invitational

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: a game of sultry (and silly) spontaneous striptease where you get to decide who moves on to the next round. April's LPS will feature past winners, invited for an all-star disco showdown — Lola LeSoleil, Scarlett DeWolf, Coquette de Jour, Melissa Coffey, Violet Chachki, Benjamin Elizabeth, Roula Roulette, The Chameleon Queen, Ada Manzhart, Regina Luvv, Ariel Allegro, Sin Tillating, Ursula Undress and Talloolah Love!

Front Row VIP Tables available for $100/table (each table seats four) and Second Row VIP Seating available for $20/seat!


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

SAT ✦ APR 18 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Spring is in the air, and Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is heating up for our first ever Saturday Show! We're going the be partnering back to back events with the ever popular Last Pasties Standing at Red Light Café to give you a full weekend of burlesque! You'll be delighted by our headliner performer, the newly minted vixen Ada Manzhart.

We'll also be showcasing Claire Voyant of Nashville's Cabaret Noir Collective to our stage and welcoming back returning favorite Foxy Roulette as our dancers for the evening. With the lovely kitten Lucy Purr on hand and featuring a special performance by Last Pasties Standing's own Sadie Hawkins, what more could you ask for?

Why of course the music! DJ Doctor Q resumes his residence, but to make this show extra-special, he'll be joined by Atlanta's DJ Bouncyhouse to make the night last well into the long hours. All that and free dance lessons from Down South Swing and spring specials at the bar will make this the place to be for a full weekend of entertainment at Red Light Café.


BAAT's Stevie Wonder TRIBUTE JAM

SUN ✦ APR 19 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - BAAT's Stevie Wonder TRIBUTE JAM

Bad Ash Allstar Team hosts another epic jam, this time grooving to the soul, funk sounds of Stevie Wonder! 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!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 20 ✦ 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.


City Hotel (CD Release) w/ American Hologram + Georgia Mountain String Band

THU ✦ APR 23 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - City Hotel (CD Release) w/ American Hologram + Georgia Mountain String Band

Savannah's City Hotel celebrate the release of their new album Dogged Days with fellow Savannahians American Hologram and Atlanta's Georgia Mountain String Band! Join us at 6pm for our weekly pre-show open bluegrass jam before the show begins at 8pm.


Heyday Revival with special guests

FRI ✦ APR 24 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Heyday Revival with special guests

Heyday Revival blends complex fiddle melodies, sophisticated vocal harmonies, exuberant guitar rhythms and solos, and thundering bass lines into a sound that is uniquely their own. Covering both traditional bluegrass songs and popular hits, as well as performing their own original material, Heyday Revival is sure to have something to please everyone.


TDawg Presents

The Duhks w/ Bottom Dollar String Band

THU ✦ APR 30 ✦ 8 PM
$18 Adv – $22 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - The Duhks w/ Bottom Dollar String Band

TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally-acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta! GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. Bottom Dollar String Band opens the show at 8pm (weekly pre-show bluegrass jam at 6pm).