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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Upcoming Live Music, Concerts & Shows

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The Moonlighters Jazz Band w/ Scott Draffin Quartet

SAT ✦ APR 25 ✦ 7:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door ($6 w/ Student ID)
Doors @ 7 PM

Ukulele Open Mic

SUN ✦ APR 26 ✦ 6 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 5 PM

Red Light Café is happy to host an Open Mic devoted entirely to the sweet sounds of the Hawaiian Ukulele! All performers of any age are welcome to play their four string wonder. Cover charge includes an emailed recording of your performance.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 27 ✦ 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.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ APR 29 ✦ 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).


TDawg Presents

The Duhks w/ Bottom Dollar String Band

THU ✦ APR 30 ✦ 8 PM
$18 Adv – $22 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - The Duhks w/ Bottom Dollar String Band

Join us for a wild night of devilish debauchery as Cirque du Lune presents The Dime Show Cabaret, hosted by the world-reknowned Carny Preacher Armitage Shanks; featuring acts by internationally acclaimed belly dancer, ShoShannah Estell; the magnificent Imperial Opa Circus; Bella Agogo, all the way from Dublin, Ireland; and other spectacular vaudevillians!


Porch Bottom Boys w/ Megan Saunders & The Driftless

FRI ✦ MAY 1 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Porch Bottom Boys w/ Megan Saunders & The Driftless

The Porch Bottom Boys' music is based in bluegrass, seasoned with the diverse backgrounds of the band members in jazz, blues, rock, and other styles. Come here them showcase some new material — tons of great original instrumentals and vocal numbers — along with classic PBB favorites thrown in!

Opening the show are Chattanooga's Megan Saunders and the Driftless whose "plaintive original melodies ... take you to an earthy, vintage, dream-like setting."


Diane Durrett & Soul Suga'

SAT ✦ MAY 2 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Diane Durrett & Soul Suga'

A fun filled evening with Diane Durrett & Soul Suga' featuring Melissa Junebug, Yoel b'nai Yehuda, Gregg Shapiro, and Joseph Burton with special guest Lil' Joe from Chicago on trombone. The dance floor will be open for those who are feelin' it; seating for those dancing in your soul…


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAY 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.


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ MAY 6 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

RLC's Americana Open Mic is 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).


Grits & Soul w/ special guests

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

Eventbrite - Grits & Soul w/ special guests

Grits & Soul forges a powerful connection between hard-driving bluegrass, barroom honky tonk, Celtic, Southern gospel, and slow-burning blues. Don't miss this amazing duo from Asheville, NC as they perform with special guests!


Transfigured w/ Sami Michelsen

SAT ✦ MAY 9 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Transfigured — a new project from Ryan & Gabriel Chapman, formerly of Aya Sofia + About A Girl / Juno+Jupiter — debuts at Atlanta's Red Light Café with their blend of alternative rock + world sounds. Sami Michelsen, vocalist for Alchemy and winner of ATL's Sing For Your Life: Season 3, opens the show.


Berdolé presents

Live Flamenco ft. Carlos Menchaca + Cristian Puig + Julia la Luna

MON ✦ MAY 11 ✦ 7:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Live Flamenco ft. Carlos Menchaca + Cristian Puig + Julia la Luna

From the National Institute of Flamenco and presented by Berdolé, Flamenco dancer Carlos Menchaca performs at Red Light Café with guitarist / singer Cristian Puig and dancer Julia la Luna. The group performs in the tradition of the "tablao", conversing in music and movement in the language of Flamenco.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: MAY DAY!

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: MAY DAY!

Spice up your Tuesday nights 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!


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ MAY 13 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

RLC's Americana Open Mic is 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).


Benny Galloway / The War and Treaty

THU ✦ MAY 14 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Benny Galloway / The War and Treaty

Benny Galloway & The Sleepy Cowboys (Josh Thane, Drew Lloyd, Jared Womack) and The War and Treaty perform at Red Light Café's Bluegrass Thursday. Pre-show open jam at 6pm; show begins at 8pm.


Carly Gibson + Patrick Taylor + Jennifer Zuiff — "In The Round"

FRI ✦ MAY 15 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Carly Gibson + Patrick Taylor + Jennifer Zuiff — "In The Round"

Singer / Songwriters Carly Gibson (Gibson Wilbanks, The Pussywillows) + Patrick Taylor (Moonrise Collective) + Jennifer Zuiff (Indee Killed the Pop Star) perform "in the round". These talented artists are also music teachers, and some of their students will be taking the stage to play a few songs to open the show!


Lexi Street w/ Will Mitchell + A Late Set Special Guest

SAT ✦ MAY 16 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Lexi Street w/ Will Mitchell + A Late Set Special Guest

Lexi Street writes bitter sweet music about love, sex and just being human. Will Mitchell writes about... different things. See them both perform LIVE along with a late set by a special guest to be announced soon!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAY 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.


Cortez Garza w/ Christopher Lockett

WED ✦ MAY 20 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Cortez Garza w/ Christopher Lockett

Americana singers / songwriters Cortez Garza (Athens, GA) and Christopher Lockett (LA) perform a special Wednesday night show at Atlanta's Red Light Café!


Wayward Souls w/ Alex & Todd

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

Eventbrite - Wayward Souls w/ Alex & Todd

Wayward Souls is a sextet whose music and performances sway from Southern Gothic to Blues to Folk to Dark Americana. Joining them are RLC Bluegrass Thursday favorites Alex Commins & Todd Prusin who open the show at 8pm. As always, show up early for our weekly open jam starting at 6pm!


Private Party

FRI ✦ MAY 22

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!


Cirque du Lune presents

The Dime Show Cabaret

SAT ✦ MAY 23 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv (VIP Options) – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - The Dime Show Cabaret

Join us for a wild night of devilish debauchery as Cirque du Lune presents The Dime Show Cabaret, hosted by the dastardly handsome Doctor Thomas Maslow; featuring acts by internationally acclaimed belly dancer, ShoShannah Estell; the magnificent Imperial Opa Circus; Irish Burlesque Queen, Bella Agogo, all the way from Dublin; and other spectacular vaudevillians!

Front Row VIP Tables available for $100/table (each table seats four) and Second Row VIP Seating available for $25/seat!


Windstorm Productions presents

David Torn

SUN ✦ JUN 7 ✦ 8 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - David Torn

Windstorm Productions presents David Torn — ever-exploratory guitarist, producer, improviser, film composer and soundscape artist — at Atlanta's Red Light Café, Sunday, June 7th at 8pm!