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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ATL Performance Artists & Community Autumn Cocktail Mixer

SAT • NOV 18 • 8 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 7 PM

Join members of the Atlanta variety performance community and its supporters for a casual evening of networking/getting to know one another at Red Light Cafe.

Do you get on stage? You're a performer! Do you see shows? You're part of the community! Come on out and have a drink or two — stay for the whole thing or stop by on the way to / from a gig.

There is no show. No obligations. You're welcome to bring relevant items to sell / trade, and there may be some impromptu stage time if the feeling is right. But really, this is a chance to have some casual chats and maybe meet someone new that's been a part of making Atlanta a creative, supportive environment for performing artists. 

Burlesque. Circus. Drag. Music. Performance Art. Theatre. Variety. Wonderful weirdos.

This is a free event. Donations will be accepted to defray the cost of Red Light Cafe letting us have the place all to ourselves.


Sweet Lu Olutosin presents

Real Jazz Gives Back

SUN • NOV 196 PM
$15 Advance or Door ($5 off door with a nonperishable food item)
Doors @ 5:30 PM

Eventbrite - Real Jazz Gives Back

Sweet Lu Olutosin presents Real Jazz Gives Back — an annual fundraiser benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).

Last year (2016) with the help of the Real Jazz Community we were able to provide over 4,400 Meals for Atlanta area people in need. This year we will exceed this with our goal of feeding 10,000 people in need. You can help by attending and bringing a non-perishable food item and/or making a cash donation online to our ACFB fundraiser page.


Sarah and the Safe Word + Loi Loi + May Tabol (of Pree)

MON • NOV 20 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Sarah and the Safe Word + Loi Loi + May Tabol (of Pree)

A night of high energy performances by Atlanta's Sarah and the Safe Word with DC band Loi Loi (Johnny Fantastic of Stronger Sex) and Pree front-woman May Tabol!


Caroline Culver Single Release Party

TUE • NOV 21 • 8:30 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 8 PM

Come out for an intimate acoustic set from local singer / songwriter Caroline Culver who will be releasing her newest single, “Hot Tea,” on iTunes and Spotify!


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 22 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


The Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show

FRI • NOV 24 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Eventbrite - The Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Goes Electric album! It received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone and featured Glenn Phillips, Jeff Calder of the Swimming Pool Q's and bassist Bill Rea. Along with drummer John Bossierere, they'll play the entire CD mixed in with many favorites from Glenn's albums, and all are welcome to stay for both sets. Don't miss this!


Laughing Skull Lounge presents Best of Atlanta Comedy

SUN • NOV 26 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Eventbrite - Laughing Skull Lounge presents Best of Atlanta Comedy

Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comedians! This month's performers are Bob Place, Andrew George, Andrew Barnhart, Scotty K, Madison Erceg, Andrew Stanley, Olive Lynch, Joe Smith, Clark Franzman, Katie Hughes and Fray Forde.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • NOV 27 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • NOV 29 • 9 PM
$5 Door
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. 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.


Eventbrite - Flamenco feat. José Manuel + Francisco Orozco 'Yiyi' + Antonio Granjero + Julie Moon

In partnership with A Través, Berdolé brings Flamenco back to Red Light Café on November 30, 2017. Artists from Spain will showcase live guitar, singing, and dance in the style of the tablaos of Andalucía, where performances built on improvisation create electricity that is tangible in the spaces of small audiences. This performance is part of a two-week residency by a Través in which performing artists are also teaching dance and music in an after-school program to expose kids to the art and lifestyle of Spain.

The show features dancer Antonio Granjero, singer Francisco Orozco “Yiyi”, guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, and dancer Julie Moon.


Comedy Benefit for the Atlanta Homeless Shelter

FRI • DEC 1 • 8:30 PM
$20 Adv – $25 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

Comedy Benefit for the Atlanta Homeless Shelter

A young preacher, a young lady, and young black man, and two old Jews walk into a bar....

Join us for a night of comedy to benefit the Atlanta Homeless Shelter (begun by former Atlanta Mayor, the Honorable Andrew Young) hosted by Jerry Farber (an old Jew) and featuring Andrew Stanley (a preacher), Jen O'Neil (a lady), MANDAL (a black man), and Elliott Server (the other old Jew).


Roots at The Red Light w/ Hard Luck & Trouble + Cedar Hill + Red Clay Poets

SAT • DEC 2 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Eventbrite - Roots at The Red Light w/ Hard Luck & Trouble + Cedar Hill + Red Clay Poets

Join us for three Atlanta-based Roots music groups ranging from folk, bluegrass to hard driving Rockabilly and country music: Hard Luck & Trouble, Cedar Hill, and Red Clay Poets.


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice

TUE • DEC 12 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Eventbrite - Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice

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.


Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada

TUE • FEB 6 • 7 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM

Eventbrite - Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada

Charlie Hunter is famous to some and widely considered the authority on the seven and eight string guitar. His fans across the globe travel great distances to marvel first hand at his technique and to savor the sweet sounds of his music.

Silvana Estrada, a native of Mexico’s southeast, had just started her studies of jazz at the University of Veracruz and quickly became known throughout the Jazz Studies Centre as a unique triple-threat talent: a musician, vocalist and songwriter whose original compositions are a mixture of Latin American sounds and a vocal interpretation that comes from the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz.

A freshmen in college, Silvana found her way quickly with a band of kindred spirits calling themselves Ciudad De Los Flores (City of Flowers). On a whim after rehearsing one day, Silvana and the band took a road trip to hear one of their heroes - Charlie Hunter was in in Mexico City delivering a Master Class at the University.

Inspired (and pushed by Alex the drummer) the band waited to meet Charlie whereupon Silvana sang for him on the spot. Charlie was so impressed that he ended up staying in Mexico, calling his sound engineer buddy Chris Finney from New Orleans and together, they went all drove to magical hometown in the Southeastern hills of Mexico to record her debut album – Lo Sagrado (The Sacred) that will be released on Charlie’s non-profit 30Amp Circuit later this month.

After an enormous amount of paperwork (thank you Mister President) and an enormous amount of money (thank you Mister President) Charlie and his teammates were able to get Silvana a one year work Visa to take advantage of her music and newfound friends.