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 — including some of the best Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy space with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers and entrées.

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Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUN 26 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the bi-weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUN 28 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Wanted! A Criminal Night of Burlesque and Drag

THU • JUN 29 • 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Wanted! A Criminal Night of Burlesque and Drag

A night of murder, mayhem, and mockery! Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret presents a burlesque and drag show based on famous criminals and malicious dames. You don't want to miss this sexy bloodbath!


Eventbrite - The Gold Griffith Band w/ Visto + Automajic + Benjamin Button Experiment...

The Gold Griffith Band headlines with Visto + Automajic + Benjamin Button Experiment + Say Whoaa.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 5 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Free Spin Atlanta

THU • JUL 6 • 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Free Spin Atlanta is a collaboration between audience and DJ — Atlanta's own Vinyl Meet Up! Everyone is encouraged to bring selections from their own vinyl collection to add to the music of the night.

Dance party where anything goes will follow, so come hang out and enjoy a craft beer or cocktail (or two)!

All vinyl all night, accept no substitutions.


Jerry Farber presents

The Christopher Show! feat. Cyrus Steele, Andrew Stanley, Jerry Farber, and Christopher Leete

FRI • JUL 7 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Christopher Show! Cyrus Steele, Andrew Stanley, Jerry Farber + C. Leete

Every first Friday of the month, legendary Atlanta comedian Jerry Farber presents an evening of comedy and music (and sometimes much more) at Atlanta's Red Light Café.

Join us on July 7th for a Friday Night of Comedy & Laughs at The Christopher Show! featuring Christopher Leete, Cyrus Steele, Andrew Stanley, and Jerry Farber.


Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present

Atlanta Magic Night! feat. West Evans + Paul Sponaugle + Kyle Jarrard

SAT • JUL 8 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Atlanta Magic Night! feat. West Evans + Paul Sponaugle + Kyle Jarrard

Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present Metro-Atlanta's favorite evening of comedy and magic — Atlanta Magic Night! — with opener West Evans and featuring Paul Sponaugle with headliner Kyle Jarrard.


Brian Revels + The Singing Butcher + The Boy Jones

SUN • JUL 9 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Brian Revels + The Singing Butcher + The Boy Jones

A night of Americana with Brian Revels (debuting his new band), The Singing Butcher and The Boy Jones.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUL 10 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the bi-weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $5 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: Patriot Acts

TUE • JUL 11 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Patriot Acts

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!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gifts.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 12 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


cheer! + Justin Sams Band feat. Banjaline

THU • JUL 13 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - cheer! + Justin Sams Band feat. Banjaline

The Justin Sams Band headlines an evening of music with cheer! (8:45) and featuring Banjaline (8pm)!


Sex Drugs & Bluegrass presents

Come to the Square and Dance feat. Randy Steele + Uncle Daddy and the Kissin' Cousins + The Pour Downs

FRI • JUL 14 • 8 PM
$10 Adv / Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Come to the Square and Dance feat. Randy Steele + Uncle Daddy and the Kissin' Cousins + The Pour Downs

Sex Drugs & Bluegrass presents Come to the Square and Dance featuring performances by Randy Steele, Uncle Daddy and the Kissin' Cousins, and The Pour Downs.


The 40th Birthday of Johnny Pine!

SAT • JUL 15 • 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Come celebrate the 40th birthday of Atlanta's one and only Johnny Pine

Johnny wants to spend this milestone dancing the night away with his people, and that means you! The evening will include a few choice performers and music by DJ Kurt Kessler of CG Sound. So come out dressed to kill Johnny Pine style and have some fun with the birthday boy!

There is no cover charge for this party. All you need is money for Red Light's food and drinks!

[Johnny's parents will be in attendance. While he is our favorite rapscallion, we ask that you not mention any non-conventional relationships, illegal activities, drug use, class action lawsuits, that incident with the noodles, underground weasel fighting, toadlicking, or his tryst with Marisa Tomei]

Any performer wanting to gift Johnny with a performance (paid solely in tips) please contact Fritz Krieg.


The Big Lonesome + Choir of Babble + Austin Coleman

SUN • JUL 16 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Big Lonesome + Choir of Babble + Austin Coleman

The Big Lonesome, an indie rock band from Boston, MA, is joined by the melodic rock of Choir of Babble and Americana / Roots of Austin Coleman.


Art Amok Lip Sync Slam!

TUE • JUL 18 • 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Lip Sync Slam!

Some of Atlanta's favorite poets, burlesque artist, storytellers and comedians step into new shoes and lip sync to their favorite songs. Anything goes in this specialized slam, costumes, props, feather boas bring all the shiny things and dazzle us. There will be 10 competitors, 3 rounds, 1 winner.

This is a fundraiser for the Art Amok Slam Team as they prepare to represent Atlanta, Georgia, and the Red Light Cafe at the National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado this summer.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 19 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Last Pasties Standing: Theme Songs & Show Tunes

FRI • JUL 219 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: Theme Songs & Show Tunes

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. A creative and sexy improv burlesque showdown, Last Pasties Standing is a burlesque game show in which two (8, actually) talented performers will enter, one will…. well, nobody will end up wearing much.

This season's edition is Theme Songs & Show Tunes!


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SAT • JUL 22 • ??? PM
??? Adv – ??? Door
Doors @ ??? PM

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Swanky Tiger + The Paper Arcadia + The Warsaw Clinic

SUN • JUL 23 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Swanky Tiger + The Paper Arcadia + The Warsaw Clinic

It goes without saying that Swanky Tiger has established a reputation as an explosive and thoroughly enjoyable live presence in the New York rock and roll scene. Be sure to check them out in a rare Atlanta show with special guests The Paper Arcadia and The Warsaw Clinic!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • JUL 24 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the bi-weekly Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • JUL 26 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


the Raukus Jubilee feat. Gina Maria

FRI • JUL 28 • 8:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - the Raukus Jubilee feat. Gina Maria

the Raukus Jubilee offers a journey into sound featuring great original Rock & Soul music with world class players and vocal talent to match. We also pay tribute to some of our favorite artists with covers by the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Who, and James Brown. You will not leave unchanged.


Art Amok Slam!

TUE • AUG 1 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam is back once again at Red Light Café!! Come out and share your words, songs, limericks, haiku, knock-knock jokes or interpretive dance. Whatever you bring we want to hear it and see you! (As long as it's not homophobic, racist, sexist, misogynistic crap. Nobody wants to hear that.)

If you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 2 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Back to School

TUE • AUG 8 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
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!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gifts.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 9 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Dwan Bosman w/ special guest Morgan Bosman

SAT • AUG 26 • 8 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door – $30 VIP
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Dwan Bosman w/ Vanessa Graniero

Prepare to have your musical listening gauge elevated defying everything you know about the lucid sound of the saxophone. Saxophonist Dwan Bosman with his tremendously seasoned ensemble including Kevin Bales on Keys, Ramon Pooser on Up Right Bass and Emrah Kotan on Drums will unleash a euphonic and powerful performance of Jazz tunes from the 40’s to present time, along with original music from his album Sax Attack (released in 2013). Soul-drenched songstress Morgan Bosman opens the show at 8pm.

VIP tickets include CD & Special, Preferred Seating.