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 Events, Concerts & Shows

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Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUL 28 ✦ 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.


Open Mic Wednesday

WED ✦ JUL 30 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? ARE YOU? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Hosted by the one and only Keena Graham, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday is Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all live performers are welcome — no tracks, Jacks (and Jills). Admission includes a recording of your performance.


Alex and Todd

THU ✦ JUL 31 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Alex and Todd w/ Alan Barrington

Alex and Todd perform at RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Pre-show bluegrass jam at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.


School of Rock: Summer Camp Showcase

FRI ✦ JUN 13 ✦ 5:30 PM
FREE
Doors @ 5 PM

Come support aspiring young musicians at the School of Rock: Summer Camp Showcase! This is a FREE late-afternoon show before our Friday night main event!


The Whiskey Jackets w/ Sadie Hawkins & Friends

FRI ✦ AUG 1 ✦ 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - The Whiskey Jackets w/ Sadie Hawkins & Friends

New Orleans' The Whiskey Jackets bring their tour to Atlanta's Red Light Café with burlesque performances from Sadie Hawkins and more!


Wussy "Attica! Tour 2014" w/ New Terminus + Al Shelton

SAT ✦ AUG 2 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Wussy "Attica! Tour 2014" @ Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Wussy bring their Attica! Tour 2014 to Red Light Café with special guests New Terminus and Al Shelton!


An Evening of Jazz w/ The Micah Cadwell Quartet + The Cook Trio

SUN ✦ AUG 3 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - An Evening of Jazz w/ Micah Cadwell + The Cook Trio

The Micah Cadwell Quartet and The Cook Trio provide a Sunday evening of Django-esque Gypsy Jazz (and more).


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 4 ✦ 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.


Whose EFF Is It Anyway? DEBUT!

TUE ✦ AUG 5 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+)

Join us for the disturbing and awkward debut of Whose EFF Is It Anyway? Phantom Troublemaker and Miss Lady Flex host this unwholesome game show devoted to penetrating the seedy world of Erotic Fan Fiction. YOU the audience will be the contestants, competing for fabulous and filthy prizes!


Open Mic Wednesday

WED AUG 6 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? ARE YOU? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Hosted by the one and only Keena Graham, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday is Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS!

Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all LIVE performers are welcome — NO TRACKS (this isn't karaoke). Admission includes a recording of your performance.


Private Event

FRI ✦ AUG 8

Red Light Café is closed to the public this evening for a private event.

Want to host your own party, event, what-have-you at Red Light Café, too? Find out more on our booking page!


Last Pasties Standing Goes Metal — An Improv Burlesque Game Show

SUN ✦ AUG 10 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing Goes Metal — An Improv Burlesque Game Show

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: an improv burlesque game show in which two (eight, actually) will enter, one will…. well, nobody will end up wearing much. The theme for August is METAL. Hair. Heavy. Hellacious.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 11 ✦ 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

TUE ✦ AUG 12 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque

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!


Open Mic Wednesday

WED AUG 13  8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? ARE YOU? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Hosted by the one and only Keena Graham, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday is Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS!

Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all LIVE performers are welcome — NO TRACKS (this isn't karaoke). Admission includes a recording of your performance.


Atlanta Bluegrass Allstars

THU ✦ AUG 14 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

The Atlanta Bluegrass Allstars headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.


The Mulligan Brothers

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

Eventbrite - The Mulligan Brothers

The Mulligan Brothers — whose music crosses borders between folk rock, Americana and alternate country — perform with special guests.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 18 ✦ 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.


Open Mic Wednesday

WED AUG 20  8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? ARE YOU? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Hosted by the one and only Keena Graham, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday is Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS!

Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all LIVE performers are welcome — NO TRACKS (this isn't karaoke). Admission includes a recording of your performance.


Bumper Jacksons

THU ✦ AUG 21 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

Eventbrite - Bumper Jacksons

Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, from street blues, to country swing, to viper jazz, Bumper Jacksons headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Doors at 6pm for our weekly bluegrass jam; show starts at 8pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 25 ✦ 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.


Open Mic Wednesday

WED AUG 27  8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? ARE YOU? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Hosted by the one and only Keena Graham, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday is Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS!

Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all LIVE performers are welcome — NO TRACKS (this isn't karaoke). Admission includes a recording of your performance.


Sweetwater Creek Bluegrass Band

THU ✦ AUG 28 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)

The Sweetwater Creek Bluegrass Band perform after our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm!


Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express

SAT ✦ AUG 30 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express with special guests!


TDawg presents

Folk Soul Revival w/ special guest Hannah Zale

SAT ✦ SEP 6 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $13 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Folk Soul Revival w/ special guest Hannah Zale

TDawg presents Folk Soul Revival — a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy, rootsy Americana band from the Appalachian mountain region of Virginia/Tennessee. Special guest Hannah Zale opens the show.


SQUAT 20th Anniversary Show

SAT ✦ SEP 13 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - SQUAT 20th Anniversary Show

Award-winning Athens- / Atlanta-based jazz band Squat returns to Atlanta's Red Light Café for a special two-set 20th Anniversary Show!


NS2 & Windstorm Productions present

Antsy McClain

FRI ✦ OCT 17 ✦ 8:30 PM
$18.50 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Antsy McClain

NS2 & Windstorm Productions present singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain. Special guests to be announced.