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 Red Light Café Events, Concerts & Shows

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Open Mic Wednesday

WED ✦ APR 16 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door

For nearly 20 years running, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday has been Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Sign up sheet goes out at 7:30pm, performances start at 8:30pm, and all live performers are welcome (no tracks!).


Chris Emerson & Ty Bennett w/ Reed Turner

THU ✦ APR 17 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $8 Door

Eventbrite - Chris Emerson & Ty Bennett w/ Reed Turner

Chris Emerson & Ty Bennett (of Candlewyck and Natty Boh) perform with special guest Reed Turner! Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show starts at 8pm.

Don't forget: Listen to Back Alley Pork Roost — Sundays from 9–10pm on WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM — for a chance to win tickets to RLC Bluegrass Thursday shows!


Eventbrite - Donna Hopkins, Carly Gibson, Hannah Zale & Julie Holmes — "In The Round"

Donna Hopkins, Carly Gibson, Hannah Zale and Julie Holmes together and performing in the round!


Lone Wolf OMB ✦ Ashley Rivera ✦ Jeff Banks

SAT ✦ APR 19 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $7 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Lone Wolf OMB ✦ Ashley Rivera ✦ Jeff Banks

Lone Wolf One Man Band, Ashley Rivera and Jeff Banks perform for an evening of Blues, Country, Appalachian, Southern Folk and more!


Cicada Rhythm w/ Ruby the RabbitFoot & Christian Lee Hutson

SUN ✦ APR 20 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $7 Door

Eventbrite - Cicada Rhythm w/ Ruby the RabbitFoot & Christian Lee Hutson

Atlanta's own Cicada Rhythm perform with Athens' Ruby the RabbitFoot and Nashville's Christian Lee Hutson.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 21 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door

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.


Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: The Classics — A Burlesque Game Show

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing! — a burlesque game show in which two (eight, actually) will enter, one will… well, nobody will end up wearing much. Join us for a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun!


Open Mic Wednesday

WED ✦ APR 23 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door

For nearly 20 years running, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday has been Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Sign up sheet goes out at 7:30pm, performances start at 8:30pm, and all live performers are welcome (no tracks!).


Eventbrite - WALLER w/ Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen, Auction House Letters

WALLER returns to RLC Bluegrass Thursday as a tight-knit 3-piece with Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen and Auction House Letters. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show at 8pm.

Don't forget: Listen to Back Alley Pork Roost — Sundays from 9–10pm on WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM — for a chance to win tickets to RLC Bluegrass Thursday shows!


Doria Roberts & The Blackeyed Susans

FRI ✦ APR 25 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door

Eventbrite - Doria Roberts & The Blackeyed Susans

Doria Roberts once again returns to Red Light Café along with her band The Blackeyed Susans! Indie folk-rocking singer / songwriter Pete Helfrich opens the show.


The Bitteroots w/ Greco, Sleuth Hound, & Kristen Englenz

SAT ✦ APR 26 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door

Eventbrite - The Bitteroots w/ Greco, Sleuth Hound, & Kristen Englenz

The Bitteroots return to Red Light Café with special guests Greco, Sleuth Hound, and Kristen Englenz.


The Powerhouse Burlesque Show

SUN ✦ APR 27 ✦ 8:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door (VIP Tables Available)
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Powerhouse Burlesque Show

When Bettina May and Vita DeVoid come to Atlanta, a show has to happen! Join us for a night of sizzling entertainment starring these two visages of perfection along with an array of local talent including Sadie Hawkins, Talloolah LoveUrsula Undress!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ APR 28 ✦ 8 PM
$3 Door

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 ✦ APR 30 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door

For nearly 20 years running, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday has been Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Sign up sheet goes out at 7:30pm, performances start at 8:30pm, and all live performers are welcome (no tracks!).


TDawg Presents: The Duhks w/ special guests

THU ✦ MAY 1 ✦ 8 PM
$17 Adv – $20 Door

Eventbrite - TDawg Presents: The Duhks w/ special guests

TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally-acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta! GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration — and nothing short of a spiritual experience.

Don't forget: Listen to Back Alley Pork Roost — Sundays from 9–10pm on WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM — for a chance to win tickets to RLC Bluegrass Thursday shows!


Michelle Malone with special guests

FRI ✦ MAY 2 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door

Eventbrite - Michelle Malone with special guests

Michelle Malone returns for yet another intimate evening at Red Light Café!


Leo & Anto (of The Saw Doctors) with special guests

SUN ✦ MAY 4 ✦ 8 PM
$18 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Leo & Anto (of The Saw Doctors) with special guests

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite of The Saw Doctors bring their U.S. Tour to Atlanta's own Red Light Café!


Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys w/ Little Country Giants

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

Eventbrite - Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys w/ Little Country Giants

On tour for their new album, Somewhere Far Away, Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday! Little Country Giants kick things off at 8pm after the open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ MAY 9 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is back at Red Light Café, blending the sounds of jazz, big band, and electronica to meld the classics with the contemporary in a way that's sure to make your feet move.


Eventbrite - Trembling Earth w/ Lara Oshon, Daniel Hutchens (Bloodkin) & Steven Glude

Trembling Earth celebrate the release of their second studio album with special guests Daniel Hutchens (from Bloodkin) and Steven Glude.


Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners w/ The Fern Hollow Boys and Look Homeward

THU ✦ MAY 29 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Door

Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners bring their love of good times, good people and hootenanny music to RLC Bluegrass Thursday with special guests The Fern Hollow Boys (featuring members of Rolling Nowhere) and Look Homeward. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm; show at 8pm.


Gibson Wilbanks with The Get Right Band

FRI ✦ JUN 20 ✦ 8 PM
$6 Adv – $8 Door

Eventbrite - Gibson Wilbanks with The Get Right Band

A.M.P. presents the unique, Southern-bluesy sounds of Gibson Wilbanks with special guests The Get Right Band!