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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Charlie Hunter Trio

SAT • NOV 17 • 7 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Joining Charlie for his Atlanta performance will be Dara Tucker (vocals) and Keita Ogawa (percussion).


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

SUN • NOV 18 • 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!

And when the show's over, be sure to stick around for After Mic: Comedians trying out their newest jokes in an open mic format with the best sets of the night getting booked on future shows!


The Bad Hats + Ghost Moths: An Evening of Songs & Stories

MON • NOV 19 • 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for an evening of songs and stories with The Bad Hats and Ghost Moths. The Bad Hats are a Nashville-based contemporary folk group dedicated to blending harmony with story-telling. From the lyrics, to the instrumental passages, their music is ready to take you on an adventure of friendship and heartaches. Ghost Moths is a Southern Gothic Blues artist that blends Appalachia storytelling with modern musical sensibilities.


An Evening with Lynn Drury

TUE • NOV 20 • 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

New Orleans singer-songwriter Lynn Drury brings her signature NOLAmericana® sound to Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, GA on November 20, 2018.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 21 • 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.


The Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show

FRI • NOV 23 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Glenn Phillips hosts his Annual Day-After-Thanksgiving Show once again at Red Light Café! Glenn will be playing at 8:00 and 10:00, and both sets will featuring the Glenn Phillips Band, as well as the Supreme Court with Glenn and Jeff Calder (of The Swimming Pool Q's), Bill Rea and John Boissierre.


Tres Duos presents Perkins Wood + Flap + Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel

SAT • NOV 24 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

A night of original music by three Atlanta duos: Perkins Wood (10pm), Flap (9pm), and Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (8pm).


Joshua Achiron / Patrick Arthur Guitar Duo

SUN • NOV 25 • 8 PM
$5 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Joshua Achiron and Patrick Arthur are Atlanta natives that have been studying guitar and jazz performance their whole lives. The guitar duo is influenced by modern jazz and bluegrass artists such as Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Joshua’s classical and jazz influence along with Patrick’s modern jazz and rock blend together to make amazing music.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • NOV 26 • 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.


All Black Comedy Show

TUE • NOV 27 • 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 • NOV 28 • 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.


Dead King Cotton + Alex & Todd

THU • NOV 29 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Dead King Cotton is a Folk-Rock band out of Knoxville, TN. Their high energy shows feature original and interesting takes on popular and obscure covers.

Both Alex Commins and Todd Prusin are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar has provoked positive notices all over Atlanta.


Queerly Beloved Revue presents: Queer Idols

FRI • NOV 30 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Queerly Beloved Revue presents Queer Idols (A tribute to the performers favorite Queer Artist or Ally).

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 Dahlia Grey, Vegina George, Silver Kitsune, La Reina Delight, Clyf Hangar, Edie Bellini, Edna Allan Hoe, Magnolia Minx, and The Chameleon Queen.

Reading by Shay Alexi.

Stage Panther stylings of Benjamin Unbutton.

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!!


The Throne Room: A Royal Tease Experience

SUN • DEC 2 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM (ages 18+)

The Throne Room is an experience cultivated by Creative Loafing's Best Burlesque 2018, Royal Tee. This show exists as an outlet for everyone involved to be able to express a piece of their story in a safe space of exploration, without judgement, ostracism, ridicule, or complaint. Join us in an evening of 'finding your royalty' and be inspired to seek out your story and your rightful spot on the Royal Throne. This is also a 30th birthday celebration of the Queen herself, Royal Tee!

Featuring performances from the Royal Court: Ariel Allegro (ATL), Coco Rosé (Memphis & ATL), Edie Bellini (ATL), Evangeline Laveau (ATL), Flux Inqueerior (ATL), Frankie Love (ATL), Lottie a la West (Chicago), Risky Sour (ATL), Tittiana Sprinkles (Athens), AND The Royal Teasers!

Noble Kittening provided by Ruby Marx (ATL) and Luna Lovesgood (ATL).


Art Amok Slam

TUE • DEC 4 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
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 • DEC 5 • 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.


Winter Wonderland Lyra & Sensual Dance Holiday Showcase

THU • DEC 6 • 8 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 7:15 PM (ages 18+)

Join PoleLaTeaz and Dream Girls Lyra for our Winter Wonderland Showcase as we dance through a winter wonderland filled with snowflakes, marshmallows and more! Come see stunning and beautiful performances on the aerial hoop (lyra), sultry chair dances and burlesque style striptease acts!


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.