Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — as well as host to some of the best Burlesque in the Southeast! Located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA, Red Light Café is a casual, comfortable, smoking-free environment to enjoy live music & entertainment featuring a full bar (with a massive craft beer selection) and an ever-evolving menu of appetizers, entrées, soups, salads, desserts and more.

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 Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy space 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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The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents

I Love the 90s: A Burlesque Tribute Show

THU • JUL 279 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - I Love the 90s: A Burlesque Tribute Show

Get ready to reminisce your way through one of the most trendsetting and iconic decades of all time. Prepare yourselves as these Teases take you on a trip back, with acts that include a few chart topping hits from the 90s. So grab a pair of big pants, your favorite crochet halter top, throw on a pair of vans, and head down to The Red Light Cafe July 27th as The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents I Love the 90s: A Burlesque Tribute Show.

Starring Rebel Belle, Rita D'LaVane, Jack N ThaCox, Magnolia Minxxx, Buster Cherry, Regina Lee Snatch, Memento Mary, Luna Noir, Skippy Spiral with featured quest Lola Lesoleil!

This event is gonna be all that and a bag of chips!


the Raukus Jubilee feat. Gina Maria

FRI • JUL 28 • 8:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - the Raukus Jubilee feat. Gina Maria

the Raukus Jubilee offers a journey into sound featuring great original Rock & Soul music with world class players and vocal talent to match. We also pay tribute to some of our favorite artists with covers by the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Who, and James Brown. You will not leave unchanged.


Eventbrite - The Vaudevillains, Glacier Singers, Spike Fullerton, Kim & Dave Chamberlain

Join some of Atlanta's most in-demand guitarists for a night filled with six-stringed entertainment featuring The Vaudevillains, Glacier Singers, Spike Fullerton and featuring special guests Kim & Dave Chamberlain. On July 29, some of the busiest musicians in the city will get together for a relaxed night of guitar mania, including scheduled performances, impromptu jams, and local luthiers and amp builders displaying their wares. Whether you're a fellow musician looking to make new connections, or a patron of great music, this show will be one you won't want to miss. The theme of the night will be swing/western swing/Americana, so expect large archtops, Gretsch guitars, Telecasters, and even a few oddballs!

Acorn Amps is a proud sponsor of the evening and will be providing some of the amps used during performances.


Art Amok Slam!

TUE • AUG 1 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam is back once again at Red Light Café!! Come out and share your words, songs, limericks, haiku, knock-knock jokes or interpretive dance. Whatever you bring we want to hear it and see you! (As long as it's not homophobic, racist, sexist, misogynistic crap. Nobody wants to hear that.)

If you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 2 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Mike Fiorello w/ Special Guest Hank Erwin

THU • AUG 3 • 8 PM
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Mike Fiorello w/ Special Guest Hank Erwin

Touring folk/country troubadour Hank Erwin opening for Atlanta's own soul/rock hero Mike Fiorello.


Kevin See Quintet: An Evening of Jazz

FRI • AUG 4 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Kevin See Quintet: An Evening of Jazz

The Kevin See Quintet returns to the Red Light Café on Friday, August 4th for a night of jazz performed by some of the finest musicians in the southeast.

Kevin See — Trumpet
Luke Weathington — Saxophone
Kevin Bales — Keys
Justin Chesarek — Drums
Robert Dixon — Bass


Jon Manos & The Midnight Boys + Shayne Goss + Sawyer & The Toms

SAT • AUG 5 • 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Jon Manos & The Midnight Boys + Shayne Goss + Sawyer & The Toms

Join us for a night of Rock, Power Pop and Indie Folk with Jon Manos & The Midnight Boys, Shayne Goss and Sawyer & The Toms.


Flamenco feat. Cristian Puig, Emrah Kotan, Ryan Zeremeño + Julie Moon

SUN • AUG 6 • 7:30 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Flamenco feat. Cristian Puig, Emrah Kotan, Ryan Zeremeño + Julie Moon

Berdolé presents a Flamenco tablao at Red Light Café on August 6, bringing to the stage the improvisation that is at the core of the art of Flamenco. The show features guitarist and singer Cristian Puig, percussionist Emrah Kotan and dancers Ryan Zeremeño and Julie Moon.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Back to School

TUE • AUG 8 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
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!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gifts.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 9 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Mary and Friends: Punkapalooza!

FRI • AUG 11 • 9 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Mary and Friends: Punkapalooza!

Mary and Friends: A quarterly showcase of queer performers

Celebrate the LGBT+ community with an evening of top-notch performers from all over the SouthEast as we bring you Punkapalooza: a show full of your favorite punk-rock songs and characters! With everything from The Damned to Jem and the Holograms, you won't want to miss this!

Featuring Melissa Coffey, Lucy Antonia Eden, Honey Tangerine, Royal Tee, Tabby LaRasa, Vic Jane, Marti Martini, and (re)introducing Tyler Durhup, with you MC Mary Strawberry and stage kitten Adriana Luce.


Special SUNDAY Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up: Multi-Song Performance Critique

SUN • AUG 13 • 2 PM
$5 Door – $15 Door
Doors @ 1 PM

If your songwriting goals include performing live in front of audiences (whether as the artist or to pitch to artists), then you will want to attend this special limited-time Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up.

The focus for this event will be to perform a two- or three-song set for the sole purpose of getting stage presence feedback.

If you'd like to simply attend, observe and learn, that's fine, too.

More Details on MeetUp.com


A Place Both Wonderful and Strange w/ Dendera Bloodbath + Silk Wolf

SUN • AUG 13 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - A Place Both Wonderful and Strange w/ Dendera Bloodbath + Silk Wolf

It’s no wonder that A Place Both Wonderful and Strange has caught the attention of The David Lynch Foundation. Aptly named, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange produces art that is endearingly odd, much the same as David Lynch’s film work. Bask in the glory that is A Place Both Wonderful and Strange with special guests Dendera Bloodbath and Silk Wolf!


Luray + Nerdkween + Laurie Ray

TUE • AUG 15 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Luray + Nerdkween + Laurie Ray

Atlanta musicians Nerdkween and Laurie Ray join indie-folk band, Luray from Richmond, Virginia for a night of strangely beautiful, vital, and intimate music.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • AUG 16 • 9 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. There's no cover charge and plenty of free, secure parking. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Ellis Dyson & the Shambles w/ The Extraordinary Contraptions + Rodeo Twister

THU • AUG 17 • 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Ellis Dyson & the Shambles w/ The Extraordinary Contraptions, Rodeo Twister

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to Dixieland, to big band swing. Joining them will be The Extraordinary Contraptions and Rodeo Twister.


Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

FRI • AUG 18 • 9 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Eventbrite - Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta heats up with the summer! As temperatures rise, so does our dance floor, the tunes, and the acts to grace our stage. The summer season of the Speakeasy is sure to be sensational! Featuring:

— FREE swing dance lessons at 8p after doors open
— Our resident DJ and MC, Doctor Q 
Lydia Treats as our hostess and stage kitten
Zina Czarina and Josephine la Boheme as our performers and
dancers
Pixie-Vixen as our featured go go dancer
— And our main entertainer of the evening is the co-owner of the Speakeasy and Queen of the Subtle Tease, Talloolah Love


Pretty Fam Burlesque Tour

SAT • AUG 1910 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 9 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Pretty Fam Burlesque Tour

The Petty Fam Burlesque Tour is coming for you but are you ready for them! On their Southeast leg of their tour, the petty is coming to Atlanta to melt your faces off! Starring Nox Falls, May Hemmer, and Tre' Da Marc but you never know who may pop up as a special guest!


An Evening with Farewell Angelina

SUN • AUG 20 • 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - An Evening with Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina is an all-female country band featuring four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and superb multi-instrumentalists. Together their magic blend of two blazing violins and guitars, and unique harmonies have taken Nashville by storm, and that enthusiasm is now spreading via word-of-mouth, social media, and live shows that bring down the house.


Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present

Atlanta Magic Night! feat. Jerry Farber + Joe M. Turner + Mark Johnson

TUE • AUG 22 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Atlanta Magic Night! feat. Jerry Farber + Joe M. Turner + Mark Johnson

Jerry Farber, Mark Johnson and Joe M. Turner present Metro-Atlanta's favorite evening of comedy and magic — Atlanta Magic Night! — with opener Jerry Farber and featuring Joe M. Turner with headliner Mark Johnson.


Jerry Farber presents

Greg Presmanes and the FOG

FRI • AUG 25 • 8:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - Greg Presmanes and the FOG

Jerry Farber presents Greg Presmanes and the FOG (friends of Greg) — a fun evening of contemporary arrangements of timeless hits from the great American songbook, classic rock, and a taste of a few of Greg's original songs.


Dwan Bosman w/ special guest Morgan Bosman

SAT • AUG 26 • 8 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door – $30 VIP
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Dwan Bosman w/ Vanessa Graniero

Prepare to have your musical listening gauge elevated defying everything you know about the lucid sound of the saxophone. Saxophonist Dwan Bosman with his tremendously seasoned ensemble including Kevin Bales on Keys, Ramon Pooser on Up Right Bass and Emrah Kotan on Drums will unleash a euphonic and powerful performance of Jazz tunes from the 40’s to present time, along with original music from his album Sax Attack (released in 2013). Soul-drenched songstress Morgan Bosman opens the show at 8pm.

VIP tickets include CD & Special, Preferred Seating.


Jackie Venson Returns to Atlanta!

SUN • AUG 27 • 6:30 PM + 8:30 PM
6:30 Show: $10 Adv – $13 Door
8:30 Show: $10 Adv – $13 Door
Both Shows: $15 Adv – $18 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (first show) + 8 PM (second show)

Eventbrite - Jackie Venson Returns to Atlanta!

Jackie Venson, as seen recently at Tabernacle with Gary Clark Jr., returns to Atlanta on Sunday, August 27th for one night, two shows at Red Light Café.