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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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!


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ MAY 27 ✦ 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).


Georgia Mountain String Band & Friends

THU ✦ MAY 28 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

It's a Summer Bluegrass Kickoff Jam with Georgia Mountain String Band & Friends! GMSB is a gathering of musicians from some of Georgia's best bluegrass bands — Waller, City Hotel, Smokey's Farmland Band, High Strung String Band, and I Want Whisky to name a few. The line up changes but the songs remain the same. Open jam starts at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta: CIRCUS NIGHT

FRI ✦ MAY 29 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta: CIRCUS NIGHT

Step right up! STEP RIGHT UP!!! Join the cats and kittens of Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta for a special CIRCUS NIGHT! We are going to be joined this month by none other than the live band This Way to the Egress on their Great Balancing Act Tour! Their special blend of cabaret and electro swing beats are sure to keep your feet tapping, and they've even invited our gogo gal Claire Voyant from April's show to dance with them.

DJ Doctor Q will be spin tunes around the band and keep folks dancing all night, alongside the sideshow tap dancing joy of Tippy Tapage and the sultry cirque stylings of Candi LeCoeur. Our opening hour from 8–9pm will be an informal happy hour and meet and greet during sound check in lieu of dance lessons this time, and the show gets underway at 9pm, with the band starting at 10pm.  

There will be all manner of song and dance to close out the month of May, so be sure not to miss it.


Katharine Cole w/ Humdinger

SAT ✦ MAY 30 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Katharine Cole w/ Humdinger

Katharine Cole returns to the Red Light Café with the band to rock the night away! Humdinger opens the show at 8pm.


Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

SUN ✦ MAY 31 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard: “a Thelonious Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity”. At center stage, steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music.

Jazz Society of Atlanta Band opens the show at 8pm before Jonathan Scales Fourchestra take the stage at 9pm.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUN 1 ✦ 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 ✦ JUN 3 ✦ 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).


Rust w/ The Wilhelm Brothers

THU ✦ JUN 4 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Rust w/ The Wilhelm Brothers

Rust melds the sounds of the Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, and Folk music. The Wilhelm Brothers play Folk Rock with Cello Infusion. Come check 'em out at this week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday, and show up early at 6pm for our weekly open jam!


The Barrow Boys w/ Blue Blazes

FRI ✦ JUN 5 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Barrow Boys w/ Blue Blazes

Join us for The Barrow Boys' Latin-infused, occasionally surf-influenced, Americana complimented by the old country bluegrass "with a pinch of rock 'n' roll" sounds of Blue Blazes.


Markey Blue w/ special guests

SAT ✦ JUN 6 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Markey Blue bring their timeless soul and R&B with hook-smart pop songwriting, cool grooves and fire-breathing arrangements to Atlanta's Red Light Café!


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!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

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

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque

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!


Reverend Hylton & The Devil's Hands w/ The Horse Traders

WED ✦ JUN 10 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

It's an evening of Outlaw Americana Roots Rock 'n' Roll with ATL's Reverend Hylton & The Devil's Hands and West Virginia's The Horse Traders!


Danny Vinson & The Second Hand Devils + Herbie D & The Dangermen + Tiffany Huggins Grant

THU ✦ JUN 11 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Danny Vinson & The Second Hand Devils headline with Virginia's Herbie D and the Dangermen and Nashville's Tiffany Huggins Grant opening the show.


Sadie Hawkins presents

CHEAP THRILLS: Burlesque on a Budget

FRI ✦ JUN 12 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - CHEAP THRILLS: Burlesque on a Budget

Burlesque on a budget! Variety store variety acts! It’s craftacular! Sadie Hawkins' CHEAP THRILLS is a burlesque + variety show featuring acts created and costumed on the cheap. All costume components and props must be procured within the allocated budget for each act: either $15 or $35. Performers will be asked to document their act creation and costume development process science fair style, also creating a display with receipts, photos and narrative.


Southern Fried Sideshow w/ special guests El Capitan & the Band with No Name

SAT ✦ JUN 13 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv ($20 VIP) – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Southern Fried Sideshow feat. El Capitan & the Band with No Name

Southern Fried Sideshow is bringing a bevy of entertainment that will leave you astounded and AMAZED! Join the ridiculously good-looking (self proclaimed) Rose Bros, and the ever promiscuous Miss Minnie, as they host an evening filled with LIVE music from El Capitan & the Band with No Name, HEART STOPPING stunts from Captain & Maybelle, and a variety of equally impressive acts delivering an UNFORGETTABLE night of laughs, shock and hip-shakin' good times!

VIP tickets include reserved, priority seating and a personally autographed show poster from the cast!


An Evening of Jazz with Mary Sigalas

SUN ✦ JUN 14 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - An Evening of Jazz with Mary Sigalas

Mary Sigalas re-imagines the classic jazz / blues from the 1920's through the 1950's with the deeply personal depth of a contemporary alternative artist. Into the performance of classics, Mary weaves originals that meld her love of jazz and international flavors with her unforgettable vocals. Soulful and bluesy, smooth and sensitive are all common descriptive words for Sigalas’s delivery.

Join us as Mary performs with Kevin Bales (piano), Craig Shaw (bass) and Justin Chesarek (drums).


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUN 15 ✦ 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.


BAAT's Billy Idol / Heart / Blondie TRIBUTE JAM

WED ✦ JUN 17 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - BAAT's Billy Idol / Heart / Blondie TRIBUTE JAM

Bad Ash Allstar Team hosts another epic jam, this time celebrating the music of Billy Idol, Heart, and Blondie. Join us as some of Atlanta's best local musicians and singers come together to pay tribute to these three amazing bands!

BAAT is a community of Atlanta musicians that tackles some of the most challenging and fun music out there, playing frequent tribute jams and having a blast doing it!


My Brother's Keeper w/ Casey Camp

THU ✦ JUN 18 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - My Brother's Keeper w/ Casey Camp

Cincinnati's My Brother's Keeper was raised on Folk, Bluegrass, and Gospel and brings a fresh blend of Bluegrass to new audiences through tight four-part harmonies, rock-driven lead vocals, blazing solos, and complex and interlaced musical interludes. Atlanta's Casey Camp opens the show at 8pm following our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


SUSTO w/ Caitlin Harnett + Kip Bradley

FRI ✦ JUN 19 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - SUSTO w/ Caitlin Harnett + Kip Bradley

SUSTO (performing as a trio) bring their "SUSTO '15 REAL" tour to Red Light Café with Australia's Caitlin Harnett, and Kip Bradley opening the show.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUN 22 ✦ 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 ✦ JUN 24 ✦ 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).


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUN 29 ✦ 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.