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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Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JAN 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.


DJ Forecast & No Highs present

ESOTRONIK

TUE ✦ JAN 27 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

ESOTRONIK is a lounge atmosphere for the inner city. DJ Forecast & ChristinE spin a variety of UK Garage, House, Instrumental, and other smooth groovy tunes, creating an atmosphere for dancing and hanging out.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ JAN 28 ✦ 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).


Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen w/ HotHouse Peaches + Hunger Valley String Band

THU ✦ JAN 29 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen

Hot on the heels of their new EP release, The River, Caleb Warren & The Perfect Gentlemen return to headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with special guests! Doors at 6pm for our weekly open bluegrass jam, then the show starts at 8pm. HotHouse Peaches and Hunger Valley String Band open the show.


Brock's Folly + Our Great Lifeboat + Jonathan Peyton

FRI ✦ JAN 30 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Brock's Folly + Our Great Lifeboat + Jonathan Peyton

Come out and hear some fantastic Atlanta bands play intimate, energetic sets at the Red Light Café! Performances by Jonathan Peyton, Our Great Lifeboat, and Brock's Folly.


Will Mitchell + Boo Reefa + Cheer!

SAT ✦ JAN 31 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Matt Mixon tells jokes at 8pm, followed by three musical performances from Atlanta-based artists Cheer!, Boo Reefa and Will Mitchell!


ZALE w/ The Pussywillows — Listening Party & Concert

SUN ✦ FEB 1 ✦ 2:30 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 1:30 PM

This is a public listening party for ZALE’s new album, Fortress, with live music by The Pussywillows and ZALE!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ FEB 2 ✦ 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.


ASC presents Music Theory 102

TUE ✦ FEB 3 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Atlanta Songwriters Club presents Music Theory 102. Hosted by Will Mitchell, this is a slightly more advanced course than 101 covering such topics as Songwriting with Modes, Seventh Chords, Secondary Dominant Chords, and much more. If you need a beginner theory class, Will is planning to teach another Theory 101 class soon.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ FEB 4 ✦ 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).


Rye Baby + Tara Mills

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

Eventbrite - Rye Baby + Tara Mills

This week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday features the high-energy Folk, Americana, Bluegrass and Traditional Roots of Rye Baby with special guest Tara Mills. Open bluegrass jam starts at 6pm before the show at 8pm.


Kiernan McMullan + Jordan Igoe & Justin Osborne + Samuel Lindholm

FRI ✦ FEB 6 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Kiernan McMullan w/ Jordan Igoe + special guests

Kiernan McMullan kicks off his 2015 US Tour at Atlanta's Red Light Café with Jordan Igoe & Justin Osborne and Samuel Lindholm opening the show!


Heyday Revival w/ Fuzz Face + Brandon Gunter + wWAYLOn

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

Eventbrite - Heyday Revival w/ Fuzz Face + Brandon Gunter + wWAYLOn

Join us for Heyday Revival's rowdy pop/bluegrass and Fuzz Face's queer alt-folk rock for an evening of fun, twangy, sexy sounds with Brandon Gunter and wWAYLOn opening the show!


Sean Danielsen w/ Melanie Morgan + Downside

SUN ✦ FEB 8 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Sean Danielsen (of Smile Empty Soul) headlines with special guests Melanie Morgan and Downside opening the show.


An Evening with Jewish Songwriters

MON ✦ FEB 9 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for An Evening with Jewish Songwriters "In the Round" featuring Mikey Pauker, Happie Hoffman & Eric Hunker, ZALE, and Sammy Rosenbaum.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers

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! February's Valentine-tastic theme is Hearts & Heartbreakers.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ FEB 11 ✦ 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).


Kenosha Kid w/ Etienne De Rocher

THU ✦ FEB 12 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Kenosha Kid w/ Etienne De Rocher

This week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday spreads its wings to further embrace the defining facets of Americana with the modern-jazz-meets-college-radio of Kenosha Kid and the indie-rock / brit-pop / soulful Americana of Etienne de Rocher. Doors at 6pm for our weekly bluegrass before the show at 8pm.


Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express ft. Johnny Knapp

FRI ✦ FEB 13 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express ft. Johnny Knapp

The legendary Col. Bruce Hampton returns to Red Light Café to perform live once again with The Madrid Express! Col. Bruce will be joined on stage by another incredible ensemble of musicians, including the absolutely mesmerizing Johnny Knapp on keys, whose careers spans performing with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, and countless others.


Valloween Costume Cabaret

SAT ✦ FEB 14 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Valloween Costume Cabaret

We're turning Valentines Day into 2nd Halloween?!? That's right — it's VALLOWEEN! This is a costume party and participation is MOST encouraged. Live music by Mayhayley's Grave, belly dance and sword dance by Claire Voyant of The Cabaret Noir Collective, dazzling hoop dance performances by HoopEssence Hoop Starr the amazing Xavia Rose, a fun photo booth and more!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ FEB 16 ✦ 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.


Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour ft. Sadie Hawkins

TUE ✦ FEB 17 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour ft. Sadie Hawkins

The award-winning ladies of the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour are crossing state lines, six pasties at a time February and March, 2015! Bringing you a show that's got class, sass and a whole lotta ass, just in time for the sexiest of holidays, Valentine's Day! Starring Deanna Danger, Üla Überbusen, Hazel Honeysuckle and featuring Sadie Hawkins at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ FEB 18 ✦ 7:30 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).


Kelen Rylee + Sylvia Rose Novak

THU ✦ FEB 19 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Kelen Rylee + Sylvia Rose Novak

Kelen Rylee (of Five Shot Jack) and Sylvia Rose Novak headline this week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Open bluegrass jam at 6pm, then the show starts at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Blackheart's Ball

FRI ✦ FEB 20 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta Blackheart's Ball

The love of Valentine's over? Maybe the romance blues have you down? Look no further than Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta's Blackheart's Ball! To hell with roses, chocolates, or any of that, this show is for dangerous dames, gritty gents, and all femme fatales and lone wolfs out there. Miss Sin Tillating debuts to gogo with the Speakeasy vixen Lucy Purr, and showing off her gams and more is Sunshine Divine

Doors will open at 7pm, and we'll be having some dance lessons from Down South Swing at 8pm with our resident DJ Doctor Q spinning his brand of electro swing tunes starting at 9pm as we'll dance till our black hearts are blue. There will be drink special and giveaways at the door for some of the best dressed among you. So be sure not to miss it!


Katharine Cole Album Release Party

SAT ✦ FEB 21 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door (includes album download)
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Katharine Cole Album Release Party

Atlanta-based Americana songwriter Katharine Cole debuts her new album Brittle Season at Red Light Café! Known for her compelling lyrics and sultry vocal styling, she will be performing the new collection live. The night’s cover includes one album download (available at the show), and, of course, an unforgettable evening of Americana music. Becky Shaw (Roxie Watson) opens the show!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ FEB 23 ✦ 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.


DJ Forecast & No Highs present

ESOTRONIK

TUE ✦ FEB 24 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

ESOTRONIK is a lounge atmosphere for the inner city. DJ Forecast & ChristinE spin a variety of UK Garage, House, Instrumental, and other smooth groovy tunes, creating an atmosphere for dancing and hanging out.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ FEB 25 ✦ 7:30 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).


Tito & The Chicken Raiders w/ Mudcat

THU ✦ FEB 26 ✦ 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show jam)

Eventbrite - Tito & The Chicken Raiders w/ Mudcat

This week it's RLC Blues Thursday as we welcome Italy's Tito & The Chicken Raiders to our stage with Atlanta blues legend Mudcat opening the show. Pre-show jam at 6pm before the show at 8pm.


Windstorm Productions presents

The Tannahill Weavers

SUN ✦ MAR 8 ✦ 7:30 PM
$22.50 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Tannahill Weavers

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.