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 Comedy Shows and Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue 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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Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • DEC 12 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Cory Hallett + Tommy Johns + Christopher Tracy

THU • DEC 13 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — returns to Red Light Café with opener Cory Hallett, featuring Tommy Johns, and headliner Christopher Tracy.


An Evening with Mia Borders

FRI • DEC 14 • 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Mia Borders returns to Atlanta's Red Light Café for an intimate solo performance.


Sylvia Rose Novak + Abe Partridge

SAT • DEC 15 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join Sylvia Rose Novak and Abe Partridge, two of Alabama’s finest Singer-Songwriters, as they tour to promote their latest respective releases.


Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge

SUN • DEC 16 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Every third Sunday of the month, Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comics at Red Light Café!


Atlanta Songwriters Club HOLIDAY Meet Up

MON • DEC 17 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8pm, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.

This is the last meet up of the year! Bring goodies of your choice to share, as well as your songs. No discussion. Just playing and singing as we want to while we visit and eat. If you haven't been able to make it out to a club meeting this year, then come out for this one.


All Black Comedy Show

TUE • DEC 18 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Come kick it with Comedian Shack DD as he preaches the Ghetto Gospel and hosts an incredible line up of some of Atlanta's funniest stand-up comics. You can catch the All Black Comedy Show every month at Red Light Café.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • DEC 19 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Best of 2018 Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

THU • DEC 20 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

BadAsh Allstar Team will be doing a 'Best Of' jam, featuring the best song of each of the 2018 BAAT jams! Vote for your favorite tunes of 2018, and we'll revisit the massive repertoire this troupe has produced in 2018!


Camille Rae & the Raebans w/ Jake Dupree

FRI • DEC 21 • 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Camille Rae and the Raebans is an energetic and soulful country band out of Nashville, TN. Get ready for a night of amazing originals and a few country covers with a twist!

Jake DuPree is a born and raised Georgia boy also currently living in Nashville, TN. He brings smooth vocals and southern rock energy to the stage.


Diego Wolf's Burlesque 'Tree Nut Legal Defense' Fundraiser!

SUN • DEC 23 • 8 PM
Cash Donations Accepted
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+)

This will be a super fun and fabulous burlesque show with a good cause for a beloved member of our community, Diego Wolf, facing outlandish and unfounded criminal charges. All proceeds raised will go toward his legal defense fees.

Cast and additional information to be announced soon.

Back Story / Facebook Event
Diego's 'Tree Nut Legal Defense' GoFundMe Page


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • DEC 26 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Queerly Beloved Revue presents: Everything Queer for the New Year

FRI • DEC 28 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Queerly Beloved Revue presents Everything Queer for the New Year! Come celebrate with us!!!

We're here and we're queer!! An out of this box variety revue styled show celebrating all spectrums of the rainbow in the forms of burlesque, drag, cirque and more!!

We’ve got talent coming at you from all over!

Performances by Risky Sour, Arica Love Royal, Nick Flair, Nikki Nuke'm, Evangeline Laveau, Désiré Èvoquer, Cage Masters, Magnolia Dances, and Lola Deveux.

Stage Kitten stylings of K.D. Lingus

Our Master of Ceremonies, Hostest with the Mostest, Our Ring Leader... Candida Valentina!

There will be a chance to win two raffles with prizes from amazing sponsors!!


Paul Simon Tribute: Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel performing 'Bookends'

SAT • DEC 29 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Atlanta's best Paul Simon Tribute, Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel, celebrates their seventh anniversary together, performing the album Bookends in its entirety, and featuring songs from the Simon & Garfunkel catalog, as well as the solo Paul Simon catalog. Join us as we start our eighth year together with a classic!


The Candybox Revue's Burlesque Karaoke: New Year's Eve Eve Edition

SUN • DEC 30 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 21+)

Come turn the mic on while we take it off at Burlesque Karaoke! Sing your favorite jams while the amazing burlesque dancers of The Candybox Revue perform LIVE to your voice (or that of your reluctant friend)!

EVERYONE is welcome!

This is an incredible entertainment mashup, where you get to have all the fun of karaoke, while watching the amazing sexy talent of burlesque dancers ALL COMBINED INTO ONE! Bring your $dolla-dolla$ bills to show our performers your appreciation for their improvisational skills!

Vocal warmup starts at 8pm and burlesque performers hit the stage at 9pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta presents

The Gilded Age Gala

SUN • DEC 31 • 8 PM
$40 Advance General Admission
$60 Day-of-Show Admission
$150 VIP Table Admission (includes 2 tickets, a reserved table, 2 drink tickets, and a gift bag)
Doors @ 7 PM

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta's 3rd and FINAL New Year's Eve celebration! Please join us for the final show of our 2018 season, and our last show will be guaranteed to be a blowout and still the best way to ring in the new year! Our loving homage to the roaring 20s in the 21st century comes back, this time with showstopping entertainment courtesy of Burlesque producer Talloolah Love, music from DJ Doctor Q, Photobooth, dance lessons after doors open at 8p, all of which with hors d'oerves and a champagne toast at midnight included with your ticket!


Art Amok Slam

TUE • JAN 1 • 8:30 PM
$10 Adv / Door ($5 Slammers / Judges)
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam Team 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.)

In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday!

First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, 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 • JAN 2 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.