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.

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.

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Upcoming Live Music, Concerts & Shows

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Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUL 6 ✦ 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.


Look Homeward

WED ✦ JUL 8 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Look Homeward

Look Homeward pairs the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous. Marrying banjos with brass, the quartet celebrates the American South in a mingling of old and new, traditional yet surprising. Add honest folk songwriting and the result is music that just might sound like home — wherever you’re from.


Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys w/ Whoa Nelly

THU ✦ JUL 9 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys w/ Whoa Nelly

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys return to Atlanta's Red Light Café for another night of bluegrass swagger! Pre-show open jam at 6pm, then Whoa Nelly kicks things off at 8pm.


Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express ft. Johnny Knapp

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

Eventbrite - Col. Bruce Hampton & The Madrid Express ft. Johnny Knapp

Col. Bruce Hampton has been touring since 1963 with the bands IV of IX, Hampton Grease Band, Late Bronze Age, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and too many more to count. Join us as this Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist, and soothsayer performs with The Madrid Express.

The absolutely mesmerizing Johnny Knapp — whose careers spans performing with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, and countless others — will be joining in on keys.


Cedar Hill w/ Shaky Jane

SAT ✦ JUL 11 ✦ 9 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Cedar Hill w/ Shaky Jane

Cedar Hill — Atlanta's Most Entertaining Bluegrass Band — performs with Shaky Jane opening the show!


Rissi Palmer — The Back Porch Sessions Acoustic Tour & Release Party

SUN ✦ JUL 12 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $13 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Rissi Palmer — The Back Porch Sessions Acoustic Tour & Release Party

One of country music’s most soulful female vocalists in the past decade — Rissi Palmer — is making her return to the spotlight with a brand new 5-song EP, The Back Porch Sessions, featuring a sound that she describes as "Southern Soul" and blending together all her musical influences from country to soul and R&B. Join us in celebrating her new release with a night of music!!!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUL 13 ✦ 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: Patriot Acts

TUE ✦ JUL 14 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Patriot Acts

Spice up your night 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 ✦ JUL 15 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café'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).


Jon Stickley Trio w/ Georgia Mountain String Band

THU ✦ JUL 16 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Jon Stickley Trio w/ Georgia Mountain String Band

The genre-bending Jon Stickly Trio — with roots in bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and hip-hop — perform with Georgia Mountain String Band kicking things off at 8pm. Doors at 6pm for our weekly open bluegrass jam.


Last Pasties Standing: Girl Groups

FRI ✦ JUL 17 ✦ 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Last Pasties Standing: Girl Groups

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: a game of sultry (and silly) spontaneous striptease where you get to decide who moves on to the next round. A creative and sexy improv burlesque showdown, Last Pasties Standing is a burlesque game show in which two (8, actually) talented performers will enter, one will…. well, nobody will end up wearing much.

The Summer 2015 edition of Last Pasties Standing is GIRL GROUPS!


Underhill Rose CD RELEASE SHOW w/ Max Dvorak + Ryan Langlois

SAT ✦ JUL 18 ✦ 8 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Underhill Rose CD RELEASE SHOW w/ Max Dvorak + Ryan Langlois

Underhill Rose makes music from the heart, drawing inspiration from life-long listening to folk, old country, and rhythm and blues. Armed with a fresh sound and an extraordinary ability to blend a multitude of musical genres, Underhill Rose is an acoustic trio that will touch your soul.

Join us in celebration of the release of their new album, The Great Tomorrow, with special guests Max Dvorak and Ryan Langlois!


The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue Present: SPF 15

SUN ✦ JUL 19 ✦ 10 PM
$10 Door
Doors @ 9 PM (ages 18+)

The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue is bringing you Something Pretty F&%#ing, fun, profound, bad ass, seductive, bizarre, elusive, ridiculous, fascinating, and everything in between! Acts that were created from a dream, an idea, during a wild night. Or from an intimate moment, brought to life once again. No theme, no rules, clothing optional! Don't forget your protection, these stars shine as bright as the sun!

Starring Rebel Belle, Magnolia Minxxx, Erin GO Brahless, Vesper Von Havoc, Sadie De Sade, Edie Bellini, Jack N' Thacox with Master of Ceremony Skippy Spiral and featuring special guest Sadie Hawkins!


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUL 20 ✦ 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 ✦ JUL 22 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café'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).


"A Rootsy Evening" with Mystery Loves Company + Brit La Palm + Francesco

THU ✦ JUL 23 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - "A Rootsy Evening" with Mystery Loves Company + Brit La Palm + Francesco

Join us for an evening of rootsy music with Mystery Loves Company, Brit La Palm, and Francesco. Doors at 6pm for our weekly open jam before the show starts at 8pm.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI ✦ JUL 24 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Summer sizzles further as we return to the Speakeasy for a night of sinful heat, ice cold drinks, and the wonderful company we've come to expect at Red Light Café. We'll even be showcasing an all-new show format that shines the spotlight both on our dancers as well as the music. Our featured entertainers include Pixie-Vixen, Sunshine Divine, and Ariel Allegro. And our special guest and headliner is none other than Lola LeSoleil! This multiple title holder is an Atlanta favorite sure to leave you slack-jawed with delight.

DJ Doctor Q continues his musical residency as he spins the brand of electro swing tunes we've come to dance to, and, in addition, he may even lead those who arrive when the doors open in some basic dance lessons to make sure you're armed with the right steps to dance the night away. Our bartenders will keep the drinks ice cold so bring yourselves down to the hottest little speakeasy in town!


The Upbeatniks feat. Kodac Harrison

SAT ✦ JUL 25 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Upbeatniks feat. Kodac Harrison

The Upbeatniks and Kodac Harrison team up to present a collaborative night of music featuring some tasty jazzy selections focused on the year 1959, sprinkled with some Upbeatnik-backed Kodac originals, some Kodac Spoken Word Poetry, and some classic covers that fit our sound like a glove.

Featuring Kodac Harrison (guitar / lead vocals), Alan Dynin (keys), Scott Glazer (bass), Mac Isseks (sax), and Adrian Ash (drums).


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ JUL 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 ✦ JUL 29 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café'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).


Circus Mutt + The Maggie Valley Band

THU ✦ JUL 30 ✦ 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Circus Mutt + The Maggie Valley Band

It's an evening of Blue Ridge Bluegrass with North Carolina's Circus Mutt and The Maggie Valley Band! Doors at 6pm for our weekly open bluegrass jam before the show begins at 8pm.


The Bonaventure Quartet feat. Amy Pike

SAT ✦ AUG 1 ✦ 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

THIS SHOW IS BEING MOVED TO A NEW DATE — Stay tuned for details!

The Bonaventure Quartet featuring Amy Pike return to Red Light Café for another fabulous evening of Gypsy Jazz and Sultry Swing!

"With the sultry, silky voice of former Lost Continentals front woman Amy Pike and the gypsy-jazz flavored guitar of Charles Williams, Bonaventure is a marvelous melting pot. They add Southern sass to the smokey jazz of Parisian cabarets between the world wars…" — Shane Harrison, Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 3 ✦ 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.


Sadie Hawkins presents

Mondegreen-A-GoGo: A Burlesque & Variety Show

TUE ✦ AUG 4 ✦ 8:30 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Mondegreen-A-GoGo: A Burlesque & Variety Show

Sadie Hawkins presents Mondegreen-A-GoGo: a burlesque and variety show features acts that pay tribute to misheard lyrics. (Mondegreen means a misheard word or phrase that makes sense in your head, but is, in fact, entirely incorrect.)

Wait... what was that?
"'Scuse me while I kiss this guy"?
"There's a bathroom on the right"?
"Hold me closer, Tony Danza"?

More details coming soon!!!


Americana Open Mic

WED ✦ AUG 5 ✦ 7 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café'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).


The Jangling Sparrows w/ Alex Commins & Todd Prusin

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

Eventbrite - The Jangling Sparrows w/ Alex Commins & Todd Prusin

Paul Edelman's The Jangling Sparrows perform at Atlanta's Red Light Café with local favorites Alex Commins and Todd Prusin opening the show. Weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.


The Jackie Myers Band w/ special guests

FRI ✦ AUG 7 ✦ 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - The Jackie Myers Band w/ special guests

The Jackie Myers Band play beautiful, captivating, complex music. Some call the style “groove” or “funk.” Others don’t try to name it and just like to listen to the flavors of blues, jazz, and funk. It's the sound of blue-eyed soul...


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON ✦ AUG 10 ✦ 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: Back to School

TUE ✦ AUG 11 ✦ 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Back to School

Spice up your night 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!


Passerine w/ Molly Conrad

THU ✦ AUG 13 ✦ 8 PM
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)

Eventbrite - Passerine w/ Molly Conrad

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.

Molly Conrad opens the show at 8pm after our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm.


Mark Miller w/ special guests Classical Mountain Fiddles

FRI ✦ AUG 14 ✦ 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Mark Miller w/ special guests Classical Mountain Fiddles

Southern roots singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Miller performs with special guests Classical Mountain Fiddles — a group of two seasoned classical musicians (Tiffany Watson, Erica Ransbottom) and one seasoned bluegrass musician (David Ellis) formed to test the boundaries between their two forms of music.


The Dappled Grays CD RELEASE SHOW

SAT ✦ AUG 15 ✦ 9 PM
$15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Dappled Grays CD RELEASE SHOW

After eight long years, The Dappled Grays are releasing a new album: Last Night Tomorrow. Come and join us for a night of music, fun and hanging out!


Americana Open Mic feat. SOFT CACTUS

WED ✦ AUG 19 ✦ 7:30 PM
$3 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Red Light Café's Americana Open Mic is Atlanta's showcase for the best Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, and all other things Americana. This week, we're shining the spotlight on Massachusetts' Soft Cactus who'll be opening and closing the night as part of their East Coast Summer Tour!

Sign ups begins at 7pm sharp, Soft Cactus will perform at set at 7:30pm, then Open Mic performers begins taking the stage at 8:30pm. Soft Cactus will then wrap up the night with a closing set at 10:30pm.

For the open mic performers, the usual rules still apply: Solo performers or bands are a-ok, and we welcome all live Americana acts (i.e., no tracks or pre-recorded music)!