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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Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ MAR 4 ✦ 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).


The Plate Scrapers w/ Todd & Alex + Jesse & Noah

THU ✦ MAR 5 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - The Plate Scrapers w/ Todd & Alex + Jesse & Noah

The Plate Scrapers headline RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Atlanta's Alex & Todd and Nashville's Jesse & Noah opening the show. Join in our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.


Moonshadow Marauders w/ Poverty Level Band + The Threadbare Skivvies

FRI ✦ MAR 6 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Moonshadow Marauders w/ Poverty Level Band + The Threadbare Skivvies

Posse up! Moonshadow Marauders ride into town to headline with Matt Donald on guitar and Yoshi Furuta on lead guitar. Loco D and Laidback will be on percussion and bass, and they will also back Poverty Level Band, who will follow the opening act, The Threadbare Skivvies. This fantastic duo, Kate Wright and Chris Adams, will set off the festivities at 8pm, and they will join the Marauders later on for an epic closing set. Randy Burnett will be working fire between sets all night long!


An Evening of Jazz with Virginia Schenck

SAT ✦ MAR 7 ✦ 8 PM
$15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for an evening of jazz with soulful vocalist Virginia Schenck and special guests. From both straight-ahead jazz and free improvisation to the centuries-old tradition of circle singing, Virginia has proven herself to be a singer of enormous range. But it’s jazz that makes her soul soar. Give her a Leonard Cohen tune or Bonnie Raitt ballad, and she’ll mix up the rhythms or add a vocal twist, and the song becomes her own.


Windstorm Productions presents

The Tannahill Weavers

SUN ✦ MAR 8 ✦ 7:30 PM
$22.50 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Tannahill Weavers

Windstorm Productions presents The Tannahill Weavers — one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAR 9 ✦ 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.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque

Syrens of the South presents Tease Tuesday Burlesque! March is full of the holiday spirit — The Ides of March, St. Patrick's Day, the first day of Spring, the NBA Final Four, and of course, Southern Fried Burlesque Fest! We're going to celebrate all of these holidays and possibly more —10 amazing acts for $10 including Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists. You never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows!


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ MAR 11 ✦ 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).


Coldheart Canyon w/ Keena Graham & Sofia Lute

THU ✦ MAR 12 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Coldheart Canyon w/ Keena Graham & Sofia Lute

Coldheart Canyon is a trio that blends Americana, Bluegrass, and Pop to craft songs about hope, heartbreak, and some good ol’ fashion whiskey — and that sounds just about perfect for RLC Bluegrass Thursday. The trio (Rachel Petit, Robert Green and Jenna Mobley) are joined by Keena Graham & Sofia Lute performing their originals as a duo.


Cory Welch w/ Kate Schettler + SenoritAwesome + Kenzie Waltz

FRI ✦ MAR 13 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Cory Welch w/ Kate Schettler

Singer / songwriter Cory Welch is joined by Kate Schettler, SenoritAwesome and Kenzie Waltz for an evening of pop, rock, soul, folk and sometimes-ukulele-fueled Americana!


Escape Vehicle — St. Panic Day Party & Jam

SAT ✦ MAR 14 ✦ 9:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 9 PM

Eventbrite - Escape Vehicle — St. Panic Day Party & Jam

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with Escape Vehicle's St. Panic Day Party & Jam! The soulful, hard-working Escape Vehicle will be playing tons of Widespread Panic (and more!) on this special pre-St. Patty's Saturday night, so get ready to hit the dance floor for this raucous live show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAR 16 ✦ 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 ✦ MAR 18 ✦ 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).


Jason Waller w/ Hailey Whitters + Stephanie Lambring

THU ✦ MAR 19 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Jason Waller w/ Hailey Whitters + Stephanie Lambring

Jason Waller performs solo at this week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Nashville's Hailey Whitters and Stephanie Lambring opening the show. Open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ MAR 20 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta continues, and we're getting ready to thaw out and warm up the stage in a big way. Our featured performer is the nuclear bombshell herself, Nikki Nuke'm! She'll be heating things up, literally, with her fire performance as well as cabaret acts unlike any you've seen. In addition, we'll have the long-legged lick of lollipop, Candi LeCoeur, back on our stage to go go galore, and the lovely retro model Trini Quinn debuts first Speakeasy gogo girl performance!

DJ Doctor Q spins our staple songs and we'll have dance lessons at 8pm, show at 9pm, and the return of our special souvenir glass giveaway for our first 20 patrons (who give the secret speakeasy password), as well as drink specials. Be sure to ring in Spring at Red Light Café!


Donna Hopkins Band w/ Alex Guthrie Band + Divine Love Mission + Gibson Wilbanks

SAT ✦ MAR 21 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $14 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Donna Hopkins Band, Alex Guthrie Band, Divine Love Mission, Gibson Wilbanks

Donna Hopkins Band, Alex Guthrie Band and Divine Love Mission perform with tweener sets from Gibson Wilbanks.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAR 23 ✦ 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 ✦ MAR 25 ✦ 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).


Smokey's Farmland Band w/ Kelen Rylee & Sylvia Rose Novak

THU ✦ MAR 26 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Smokey's Farmland Band

Smokey's Farmland Band blends musical influences ranging from bluegrass to gypsy jazz to Cajun, creating a progressive sound they like to call "Goodtime Eclectic Bluegrass". Kelen Rylee (of Five Shot Jack) and Sylvia Rose Novak open the show at 8pm after our weekly open bluegrass jam starting at 6pm.


Dynamo

FRI ✦ MAR 27 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Dynamo

The Nashville-based 9-piece Dynamo combines aggressive instrumental jazz fusion, catchy vocal hooks and funk / R&B roots for a unique live sound that you can't miss. They'll be performing two sets at Atlanta's Red Light Café with special guests!


Eric Norman "Cadillac Blue" CD Release w/ The Ain't Sisters

SAT ✦ MAR 28 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Eric Norman "Cadillac Blue" CD Release w/ The Ain't Sisters

Eric Norman — one of RLC's favorite local songwriters — celebrates the release of his new album, Cadillac Blue, with special guests The Ain't Sisters opening the show! Cadillac Blue is a collection of original material by Eric, engineered and produced by Will Mitchell, with session players Vince "The Last Gonzo" Brooks (Lead Guitar), Melanie Storrusten (Vocals), Justin Blake Evans (Piano), Ben Williams (Bass), and Jaron Pearlman (Drums).


Yon Pale Tree: A Night of Folk Music

SUN ✦ MAR 29 ✦ 6 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 5 PM

Six Atlanta-based performers to play a miscellany of folk-styled musics all evening long!!! Featuring Boo Reefa, Julian Morena, The Brookses, Zac Jimenez, Stephanie Cozy and Gas Hound.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ MAR 30 ✦ 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 — April 1, 2015 — Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Americana Open Mic — April 1, 2015 — Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ APR 1 ✦ 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).


Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath w/ Anthony Aparo

THU ✦ APR 2 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath w/ Anthony Aparo

Jeremiah Daly & Logan Vath bring their Spring tour to Red Light Café with Atlanta's own Anthony Aparo opening the show for an evening of folk + indie rock infused Americana. Pre-show open jam at 6pm; show begins at 8pm.


WUSSY w/ Fairshake

FRI ✦ APR 3 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - WUSSY w/ Fairshake

The critically acclaimed five-piece Wussy (you *did* pick up their album Attica! last year, right?) return to Atlanta's Red Light Café to once again grace our stage with their "loud rock and roll heavily influenced by late 60′s pop and psychedelica, as well as seminal 70′s songwriters from John Cale to John Prine... bridging the gap between The Band and Sonic Youth." ATL up-n-comers Fairshake open the show at 8pm.