Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — including some of the best Comedy Shows and Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers and entrées.

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Americana Open Mic Spotlight

Keena Graham hosts the all new Americana Open Mic Spotlight. It's still our Wednesday Open Mic, with a spotlight artist performing at 11pm, but with a focus on what we showcase best here at Red Light Café: Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, and even a little jazz and R&B. In other words: We're looking for Atlanta's Best Americana — we're looking for YOU.

$5 Performers / $3 General Admission
Doors @ 7 PM

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Performances begin at 8pm sharp with 10 participants getting a 15 minute slot. At 10:30, the top 3 finalists (determined by crowd response (bring your entourage!), Keena, and the RLC Staff) will showdown by performing one more song each to determine the night's winner! The winner receives a $25 RLC gift certificate, and a spot in our monthly Americana Showcase (stay tuned for more details on that)!

Online sign ups end at 5pm day-of-show. Good luck, and make us proud!

Americana Open Mic Spotlight FAQ

  • No tracks — all performances must be live, i.e., no pre-recorded music
  • Solo performers OR bands are a-ok; we welcome all Americana acts
  • Participants will receive a recording of their performance within 48 hours (be patient!)

Check out August 6th winner Justin Hylton's (Reverend Hylton & The Devil's HandsNine Years Apart) performance to see what you're up against…

Americana Open Mic Spotlight hosted by Keena Graham ✦ Doors @ 7pm ✦ $5 Performers / $3 General Admission Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA
Earlier Event: August 12
Tease Tuesday Burlesque
Later Event: August 14
Atlanta Bluegrass Allstars