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Red Light Cafe

Call: (404) 874-7828 or visit redlightcafe.com
The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers as well, plus diverse events. Food and drink available.

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday May 23, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
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. Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Fairshake Album Release Show w/ Like Mike + Psycho Hill + The Keepsake + Broken City Sky

Thursday May 24, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrate the release of the new album by Fairshake with special guests Like Mike, Psycho Hill, The Keepsake, and Broken City Sky. Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $8-$12

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday May 16, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
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. Cash only at the door.  
Cost: $5

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday May 14, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

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. $5 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $5 Door

Skyballs (Atlanta's premier Phish tribute band) w/ Mark Michelson

Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

The Return of Skyballs is imminent! Join us Thursday, 5/10 at the Red Light Cafe as we prepare to unleash two full sets of Phishy greatness. Featuring special guest Mark Michelson, who will be opening up the evening with some choice acoustic songs. Come out and rage to as many Phish classics as we can fit in. We're beyond excited to be back on the scene! $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7 Adv – $10 Door

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday May 9, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Categories: Jazz Jam

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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5 Door

Tease Tuesday Burlesque: May Flowers

Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Categories: Burlesque

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 gift bags. $10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)
Cost: $10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP

ALS Fundraiser Comedy Show presented by Jerry Farber

Friday May 4, 2018 08:30 pm EDT

Join us for a evening of comedy and music to benefit people living with ALS. Performers include Jerry Farber, Kevin Copeland, Mike Shaw, Josh Harris, Ray Rockman, Jerry Garner, and special guest, from Sig Samuel Cleaners, Adam Collins. $20 Suggested Donation Doors @ 7:30 PM
Cost: $20 Suggested Donation

Prayer Requests: A Stand-Up Comedy Cry for Help

Thursday May 3, 2018 08:30 pm EDT

A stand-up comedy show featuring the best comics from Atlanta and beyond with headliner Mia Jackson! Hosted by Katherine Blanford and Powell Mansfield, who could for sure use your prayers. $5 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5 Adv – $10 Door

Art Amok Slam: Can't Sleep Poets Will Eat Me

Tuesday May 1, 2018 08:30 pm EDT

Art Amok Slam Team 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.) In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday! First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!! Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5 Door

International Jazz Day 2018: Atlanta Jam

Monday April 30, 2018 07:00 pm EDT

Songbird Myrna Clayton & Friends Celebrate International Jazz Day with the WORLD and UNESCO, bringing together musicians and jazz lovers from across metro-Atlanta to celebrate jazz and highlight its important role as a form of communication that transcends differences. Jazz performers are invited to join in the celebration! 7pm — Standards / Swing 8pm — Latin / World 9pm — Contemporary / Fusion $10 Adv – $20 Door Doors @ 6:30 PM
Cost: $10 Adv – $20 Door

More Than A Spring Fling

Tuesday April 24, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Are you ready for your heart to feel like Spring and FINALLY bloom from the winter gloom?? So is Fairshake. That's why they invite their long time buddy Mike Frazier and Friends (Avery Mandeville & Marigold) while they stop to smell the roses on their SPRING US national solo/acoustic tour. DO NOT forget the evening accompanied Atlanta's OWN Kyle Troop & the Heretics.
Cost: $9–$12

The Arcadian Wild + Steel City Jug Slammers + Cool Hand Hayes

Friday April 20, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Americana

An evening of Americana music brought to you by Nashville Folk Trio The Arcadian Wild, Birmingham Old-Time Pickers Steel City Jug Slammers, and Atlanta jack-of-all-trades Cool Hand Hayes. $10 Adv – $15 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $10 Adv – $15 Door

Tom Willner & Friends: Live Book Reading and Musical Performances

Tuesday April 17, 2018 07:00 pm EDT

Join us to celebrate the release of his book Having A Ball At Thirty: How I Got Through Cancer by Writing a Musical, and hear how music, humor, and lots of love helped an artist through his cancer diagnosis and recovery, showing how it can strengthen who you are and inspire what you can become. Willner will read excerpts from his book, and perform some musical pieces, along with his musician friends. The Red Light Café holds special meaning, as Willner’s wife threw him a surprise 30th birthday party at the café, before either of them knew the journey he would undertake. Returning to the Red Light Café now years later, to celebrate his book launch, provides the perfect setting. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7 Adv – $10 Door

Stephen Jay / Jim "Kimo" West - Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

I wanted to invite you the Stephen Jay / Jim "Kimo" West 'Parallel Universe' Tour coming to Red Light Café in Atlanta on April 16th. If you're not familiar, both Stephen (bass) and Jim (guitar) are the original band members for "Weird Al" Yankovic. They are well-known to the legendary musical satirist’s legions of fans, able to replicate any genre with total precision. For the first time in over three decades of recording and touring with Weird Al, fans will have the rare opportunity to experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their own original, distinctive music in intimate settings in select cities, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15

Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their original music in an intimate settings, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15-$20

Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their own original, distinctive music in intimate settings, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15

Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their own original, distinctive music in intimate settings, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15

Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their own original, distinctive music in intimate settings, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15

Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Experience Stephen Jay and Jim “Kimo” West perform their own original, distinctive music in intimate settings, with their Parallel Universe Tour.
Cost: $15

Stephen Jay + Jim West: The Parallel Universe Tour

Monday April 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Stephen Jay and Jim West are original and continuing members of 'Weird Al' Yankovic’s band, having recorded and toured with the legendary musical satirist for over three decades. They are currently touring with Weird Al on his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour throughout North America. This one-time appearance at the Red Light Cafe as part of their 'parallel' tour is a rare opportunity to experience their unique musical voices and master musicianship as shape-shifting solo artists. $15 Adv – $20 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $15 Adv – $20 Door

Three Chords And The Truth Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

Thursday April 12, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The BadAsh Allstar Team will be playing songs that have only three chords. Some songs with one, two, or four chords will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any genre is welcome, including blues, jazz and bluegrass songs. Feel free suggest more songs.  
Cost: $7-$10

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday April 11, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers

Tuesday April 10, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
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 gift bags. Ages 18+
Cost: $10-$20

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday April 9, 2018 07:00 pm EDT

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. $5 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $5

Kevin Daniel + Ben Friedman

Sunday April 8, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
From Boston to Atlanta, Kevin Daniel is going on tour with his band, bringing his new EP to the masses. Atlanta's own Ben Friedman, of Cigar Store Indians, kicks things off at 8 p.m.  
Cost: $7–$10

Collins Drive's 5th Anniversary Show w/ The Brookses + Julie Gribble

Saturday April 7, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Come celebrate 5 years of Collins Drive roots rock music and also Don's 45th birthday with special guests The Brookses and Julie Gribble.  
Cost: $7–$10

HT presents THE FUNNY 2

Friday April 6, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
HT presents The Funny 2: Another comic showcase with Carlos Valencia, Liz Brody, Lance Burson, Cassius Creflo, Amanda Marks, Dora Monica, Chelcie Rice, Helen Sexton, Vannessa Stover, and Keith Vance. Special guest for the evening is Jerry Farber with your host, and backing band, HT and The Kind.  
Cost: $10–$15

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday April 4, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Art Amok Slam: Can't Sleep Poets Will Eat Me

Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:30 pm EDT
Art Amok Slam Team 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.) In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday! First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!! Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Peter Mulvey: Benefit for The Giving Kitchen

Saturday March 31, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Peter Mulvey performs to benefit The Giving Kitchen. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $15-$20

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday March 28, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
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.  Doors open  
Cost: $5

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday March 26, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
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 8 p.m., and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Eileen Howard: Rise Up and Shine

Sunday March 25, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Eileen Howard performs sassy blues, funky jazz, and sultry ballads with special guest Lu "Sweet Lu" Olutosin. Doors open at 5 p.m. 
Cost: $15-$20

POP-UP ART SHOW feat. Mowse Cafe + Codey Bearden

Saturday March 24, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A Pop-Up Art Show with Mowse Cafe and Codey Bearden. Art. Vibe. Libations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free

Local Trapstars feat. Ray Rockman + Trilla Kid + Trvp Beez

Saturday March 24, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
We finally decided to do it. Thank you to all of you who told us a thousand times we needed to do a show. Local Trapsters featuring Ray Rockman and Trilla Kid and Trvp Beez. Doors ope at 3 p.m. 
Cost: $5

Tainted Cabaret in Atlanta!

Friday March 23, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Burlesque! Boylesque! Ballyhoo! It's the Tainted Cabaret starring Ula Uberbusen, James & the Giant Pasty, Miss Ekaterina & Wilfredo. With Special Guest Sadie Hawkins! Tainted Cabaret brings together four phenomenal acts direct from New York City's booming variety scene for an adults only variety extravaganza you'll never forget! Weird, wonderful and totally inspirational, Tainted Cabaret is a place where the worlds of burlesque, sideshow, circus and comedy come together to create an unforgettable, feel-good, live entertainment experience. A great night out simply doesn't get better - or sexier! - than this.
Cost: $15-$30

Prince Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

Thursday March 22, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Let's party like it's 1999. Another edition of the Third Thursday Jams at Red Light Cafe, except we got bumped to the 4th Thursday this month. We did this jam two years ago, to the exact day, within a few days of his last concert (just him and a piano) at The Fox. A week later, Prince passed, and we were all devastated. We miss him, and love jamming his tunes. We might also throw in some Morris Day & The Time, Sheila E, and any tune Prince wrote for other artists (Chaka Khan, The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, etc.)! Drive your Little Red Corvette to the show, wearing your Raspberry Beret, and Let's Go Crazy. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $7 Adv – $10 Door

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday March 21, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

The Laymen Play Dave Matthews + Velvet Caviar w/ special guests Marla Feeney and members of Yacht Rock and Rumours

Tuesday March 20, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Velvet Caviar will deliver a full-band set of eclectic originals and twisted covers with a sound somewhere between Nashville and São Paulo. The Laymen will follow with a set of faithfully recreated Dave Matthews tunes. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $7-$10

Lexi Street Band w/ White Buffalo Woman + Ryan Taylor Band

Saturday March 17, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Lexi Street's music that will make you want get up, so you can go get a drink, sit back down to relax with a bourbon in your hand with bitter sweet songs about love, intimacy and just being human. White Buffalo Woman fuse rock, blues, psychedelic, soul and punk into an explosion of new music. Ryan Taylor Band performs Contemporary Americana Folk Rock. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $7–$10

TECHNOSELF with Deantoni Parks, presented by AIR Serenbe, ArtsATL, and Atlanta Science Festival

Friday March 16, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Critically acclaimed drummer Deantoni Parks will present a special performance and conversation that explores the balancing of technology and self. Parks will explore how musicians augment their natural talents with technology, harnessing its powers to fuel their own vision. According to Parks, “The relationship between music and technology is always evolving, but true music cannot exist without a soul.” From this philosophical starting point, Parks will engage with a live audience to seek out where an equilibrium between human expression and machine meticulousness lie. Deantoni Parks, one of the top drummers working today, displays through his work a sleek and intuitive balance between raw rhythmic physicality and machine-like precision. Parks tours internationally, and his talent has led him to collaborations with John Cale, Sade, the Mars Volta and Flying Lotus as well as teaching at the Berklee College of Music.
Cost: $7-$10

The Page Turners + Control Burn

Thursday March 15, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Bluegrass Thursday is back, at least for the Ides of March, featuring The Page Turners and Atlanta's own Control Burn. "The Page Turners harness the best and deepest parts of bluegrass and old-time sounds as their own unique springboard for some wonderful new music. I love what Carolyn and Jake are doing and can’t wait to hear more!” — Bruce Molsky Control Burn is an acoustic trio based in Atlanta that combines bluegrass, country, blues and jazz to create an exciting sound that you'll love. $8 Adv–$12 Door Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $8–$12

The Page Turners and Control Burn

Thursday March 15, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Bluegrass Thursday is back featuring The Page Turners and Atlanta's own Control Burn.  
Cost: $8-12

Irrationally Hot: Pasties, Pastries, & Pi (a Nerdlesque revue)

Wednesday March 14, 2018 08:30 pm EDT
With their powers combined, The FANDom Nerdlesque and Ariel Allegro bring you a Nerdlesque and variety tribute to the nerdiest day of the year. Join us to celebrate geek culture in sexy style and be enter-teased by our cast from around the Southeast, hosted by MC Suzy Sazerac. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Red Light Cafe is a non-smoking (non-vaping) venue with handicap parking & accessibility. 21+ for burlesque shows.
Cost: $15-$30

Irrationally Hot: Pasties, Pastries, & Pi (A Nerdlesque Revue)

Wednesday March 14, 2018 08:30 pm EDT
The Fandom Nerdlesque, Atlanta's only Nerdlesque production company, teams up with Ariel Allegro to bring you Irrationally Hot: Pasties, Pastries, and Pi. This burlesque and variety tribute to the nerdiest day of the year will be hosted by Suzy Sazerac and include a cast of performers from around the Southeast, including Phoenix Midnight and Jadynn Starr on tour from Gainsville, Florida. Join us for this sexy celebration of math, science, education, technology, and pie. VIP admission includes reserved front row seating and goodies. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (ages 18+)
Cost: $15–$30

Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Spring Fling with special guests Phoenix Midnight + Jadynn Starr

Tuesday March 13, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Spice up your night the second Tuesday of each month at Tease Tuesday Burlesque. Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists... you never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows. This month's Spring Fling show features special guests Phoenix Midnight and Jadynn Starr. Doors @ 8 p.m. (ages 18+)
Cost: $10-$20

Keith Harkin: Live Acoustic Album & DVD Tour (9:30pm Show)

Monday March 12, 2018 09:30 pm EDT
Keith Harkin will be supporting St. Patrick’s with his new Live Album + DVD, In the Round, bringing 14 special tracks straight from the soul of a “wandering” musician from Northern Ireland. Highlights include the exciting thrill of new love in past hits like “Lauren & I” and “I Remember It All.” The album also features two new tracks (co-written with Eagles songwriter, Jack Tempchin) in addition to a cover of the Metallica hit, “Whiskey in the Jar.” Doors open at 8:45 p.m. — VIP Meet-And-Greet Doors open at 9:15 p.m. — General Admission Show at 9:30 p.m. 
Cost: $30–$60

Keith Harkin: Live Acoustic Album & DVD Tour (7pm Show)

Monday March 12, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Keith Harkin will be supporting St. Patrick’s with his new Live Album + DVD, In the Round, bringing 14 special tracks straight from the soul of a “wandering” musician from Northern Ireland. Highlights include the exciting thrill of new love in past hits like “Lauren & I” and “I Remember It All.” The album also features two new tracks (co-written with Eagles songwriter, Jack Tempchin) in addition to a cover of the Metallica hit, “Whiskey in the Jar.” Doors open at 6:15 p.m. — VIP Meet-And-Greet Doors @ 6:45 p.m. — General Admission Show at 7 p.m. 
Cost: $30 – $60

Tony B's Birthday Party Jam

Sunday March 11, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Tony wanted to celebrate his birthday this year by jamming to his favorite music with all his favorite friends, so let's celebrate our great friend Tony Brown with a night of what some have called a classic K-tel '70s compilation jam. It's his 25th anniversary of turning 25, so let's play Tony's Playlist. Musicians, please sign up to join us. Doors @ 7 p.m.
Cost: $7-$10

Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Chris Hanowell + Jeff McClure + Ken Scott

Saturday March 10, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — returns to Red Light Café with opener Chris Hanowell, featuring Jeff McClure, and headliner Ken Scott. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Cost: $15-$20

Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta presents The Royal Court of Jazz

Friday March 9, 2018 09:00 pm EST
All of you lovely folks that have been missing us, we're happy to put an end to your winter doldrums and bring in the Spring in a big way with our first show of the 2018 Speakeasy Season. We have an all new format, new entertainment, and are kicking it up a notch. Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta is proud to present... The Royal Court of Jazz. This is a tribute to the Jazz Legends of history. Doors open at 8 p.m. (ages 18+)
Cost: $15-$30

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday March 7, 2018 09:00 pm EST
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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Long Horn

Wednesday March 7, 2018 08:00 pm EST
LONG HORN is Parker Smith’s Jazz side project featuring some of Atlanta’s finest musicians. The members have brought together years of playing experience and intense study from Jazz masters. Doors @ 7:30 PM
Cost: $5

Art Amok Slam: Can't Sleep Poets Will Eat Me

Tuesday March 6, 2018 08:30 pm EST
Art Amok Slam Team 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.) In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday. First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'. Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Cost: $5

The Van Ella Bordella

Sunday March 4, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Welcome to the Van Ella Bordella, an infamous house of ill repute. Join Madam Lola van Ella, her intoxicating and charming courtesans Tanis Lee, Willy LaQueue and Sailem, and "Professor" Mimi Le Uke, for an evening of debauchery, scandal, decadent delights and scintillating Victorian era brothel history. Bring your open mind, a daring sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for an immersive, theatrical and fabulous evening of burlesque harlotry.
Cost: $15-$20

The Van Ella Bordella

Sunday March 4, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Welcome to the Van Ella Bordella, an infamous house of ill repute. Join Madam Lola van Ella, her intoxicating and charming courtesans Tanis Lee, Willy LaQueue and Sailem, and "Professor" Mimi Le Uke, for an evening of debauchery, scandal, decadent delights and scintillating Victorian era brothel history. Bring your open mind, a daring sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for an immersive, theatrical and fabulous evening of burlesque harlotry. Join us for a tantalizing Sunday evening. We promise you'll leave titillated, twitterpated and entertained in a way you've never experienced before. Doors open at 7 p.m. (ages 18+)
Cost: $15-$20

Jerry Farber's 80th birthday celebration with The Moonlighters + special guests

Saturday March 3, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Come celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary comedian Jerry Farber with an evening of comedy and music featuring The Moonlighters Jazz Band, as well as jazz instrumentals and vocals of contemporary artists. Doors @ 7 p.m.
Cost: $5-$15

Jerry Farber's 80th Birthday Celebration w/ The Moonlighters + special guests

Saturday March 3, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Come celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary comedian Jerry Farber with an evening of comedy and music featuring The Moonlighters Jazz Band: a septet whose superb instrumentation combines with heartfelt vocals to ensure memorable performances of jazz standards from the '30s, '40s and '50s (bossa nova, up-tempo, swing, ballads) as well as jazz instrumentals and vocals of contemporary artists.
Cost: $5-$15

American Indiot with Anish Shah

Friday March 2, 2018 08:00 pm EST
American Indiot is Anish Shah's hilarious look at what it means to grow up Indian in the US. From Moms who are very comfortable threatening bodily harm to Dads who would prefer that your first date coincides with your wedding date, growing up Indian has it's own unique and quirky challenges. This show celebrates all that it means to be a Desi kid...and an inevitable disappointment to your parents. And who better to explain that than a guy who spent his Dad's money on a Yale education and then became a comedian? Anish has performed in over 20 countries, taped 2 comedy specials, and told jokes at more than 50 universities, such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern. He also just completed a comedy tour of India and has written for CBS. $25 Adv – $30 Door Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Cost: $25–$30

Jazz jam with the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday February 28, 2018 08:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: $5

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday February 26, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The Atlanta Songwriters Club is a bit like an open mic with a few key differences. If you're a songwriter looking to connect with other songwriter's and get some dialogue happening, this group is for you. A club like this allows us to get to know other local songwriters, and learn from one another.
Cost: $5

Super Happy Funtime! A Live Band Burlesque + Circus + Comedy Show

Sunday February 25, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Super Happy Funtime is a live band / burlesque / circus troupe that has been touring the country for nearly a decade. A show that must be seen to be believed; Super Happy Funtime presents a stage show of sexy striptease and burlesque, bawdy comedy, circus stunts and feats, and high energy live music that all wraps up in one big ball to create a show that gives Rocky Horror a run for its money. Live band, burlesque, a snide and scathing emcee, acrobats and aerialists, and a 350lb male stripper; come see the show. Doors open at 8 p.m.  (Ages 18+)
Cost: $10-$15

Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge (10:30pm late Show)

Saturday February 24, 2018 10:00 pm EST
A special Best of Atlanta Comedy show presented by Laughing Skull Lounge, and featuring Michael Rowland, Matthew English, Keedar Whittle, Kyle Gillis, Yohance Collins, Lisa Smith, Katie Hughes, Ian Aber, Bop Place, and Olive Lynch.
Cost: $10-$15

Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge (8pm early show)

Saturday February 24, 2018 07:30 pm EST
A special Best of Atlanta Comedy show presented by Laughing Skull Lounge, and featuring Michael Rowland, Matthew English, Keedar Whittle, Kyle Gillis, Yohance Collins, Lisa Smith, Katie Hughes, Ian Aber, Bop Place, and Olive Lynch.
Cost: $10-$15

Brian Revels & The Heat Lightning with Five Shot Jack + Jack Couch

Friday February 23, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Brian Revels & The Heat Lightning, Five Shot Jack, and Jack Couch form a collection of Southeastern songwriting engulfed in Folk-Rockabilly fumes. Feet will stomp, hearts (and strings) will break. Whiskey will happen.
Cost: $8-$12

Eagles Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

Thursday February 22, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Time to take it to the limit one more time! Celebrate the music of one of Rock's most classic bands, the Eagles, with the Badash Allstar Team! Tunes from the members' solo projects are fair game, too! Sign up to jam some Eagles with us! Stab it with your steely knives! Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Cost: $7-$10

Jazz jam with the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday February 21, 2018 08:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: $5

The Laymen Play Dave Matthews Band

Tuesday February 20, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Atlanta band The Laymen faithfully recreates classic Dave Matthews Band hits from the albums Under The Table And Dreaming and Crash. The Laymen band includes members of Yacht Rock Revue, Kingsize, and Yacht Rock Schooner. Velvet Caviar opens with eclectic original music.
Cost: $10

The Laymen Play Dave Matthews + Velvet Caviar w/ special guests Marla Feeney and members of Yacht Rock and Rumours

Tuesday February 20, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Velvet Caviar will deliver a full-band set of eclectic originals and twisted covers with a sound somewhere between Nashville and São Paulo. The Laymen will follow with a set of faithfully recreated Dave Matthews tunes. Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Cost: $7–$10

Bob Dylan Jam w/ Mark Michelson & Friends

Saturday February 17, 2018 08:00 pm EST
It's time once again to celebrate the songs of Bob Dylan. Join us the evening of February 17th for select performances by some of Atlanta's best bands and performers at The Red Light Cafe. Proceeds from this event will help raise funds for the Lake Claire Community Land Trust. If you or your band would like to perform in this event, please contact Mark Michelson. mailto:mark@michelson.com Doors open at 7 p.m.   
Cost: $7–$10

Fleetwood Mac Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

Friday February 16, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Join the Badash Allstar Team for a jam of one of rock's most iconic bands: Fleetwood Mac. We'll start the night off with about 2 hours of Fleetwood Mac, and then open up the stage for a couple of hours of open jam. Doors open at 7 p.m.   
Cost: $7-$10

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday February 14, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet performs 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.
Cost: $5

Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers with special guest Franki Markstone

Tuesday February 13, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Spice up your night the second Tuesday of each month with ten acts at Tease Tuesday Burlesque. This month's Hearts & Heartbreakers show features Bodacious Bisexual and Touring Burlesque and Sideshow Showgirl Franki Markstone.
Cost: $10-$20

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday February 12, 2018 08:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: $5

Justin Sams Band + Control Burn

Saturday February 10, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Join us for a night of unique original songs in an Americana vein from Atlanta's own Justin Sams Band. JSB will be joined by smoking bluegrass outfit Control Burn. It's a Saturday night worth coming out for.  $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Cost: $7-$10

Atlanta Magic Night with Jim Leach, Joe M. Turner and Dan Garrett

Friday February 9, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta Magic Night—Metro-Atlanta's monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy—returns with opener Jim Leach, featuring Joe M. Turner, and headliner Dan Garrett.
Cost: $15-$20

Art Amok Slam: Can't Sleep Poets Will Eat Me

Thursday February 8, 2018 08:30 pm EST
Art Amok Slam Team 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.) In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday. First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'. Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance. NOTE: This is a one-off Thursday Art Amok Slam. We'll return to our regularly scheduled first-Tuesday-of-the-month shows in March! Doors: 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday February 7, 2018 09:00 pm EST

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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5 Door

Hip v Swag 8

Saturday February 3, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Hip v Swag is back with your favorite underground hipsters. The line up includes some of the best talent in all of Atlanta: — Amanda Marks — Lisa Osborne — Anwar Osborne — Aram Martinez — Dedrick Flynn — Andrew George and more! And featuring DJ Serengeti Yeti on the 1s and 2s. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10–$15

The BACKYARDBIRDS: A British Blues Invasion

Friday February 2, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Join us for a British Blues Invasion dance party with The BACKYARDBIRDS.
Cost: $7-$10

Prayer Requests: A Stand-Up Comedy Cry for Help

Thursday February 1, 2018 08:30 pm EST
A stand-up comedy show featuring the best comics from Atlanta and beyond featuring Andrew Markle, Katie Hughes, Dedrick Flynn and Michael Rowland with headliner Ian Aber. Hosted by Katherine Blanford and Powell Mansfield, who could for sure use your prayers. Doors open at 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5–$10

Jazz Jam with the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday January 31, 2018 08:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: $5

The Rotten Mangos w/ Satisfiers of Alpha Blue + The Titos

Tuesday January 30, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Psych Rock

Texas psych rock band The Rotten Mangos (Lennon-esque Revolver-era Beatles sound, coupled with a fresh take on Psychedelic pop) are joined by Satisfiers of Alpha Blue and The Titos. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7-$10

The Rotten Mangos, Satisfiers of Alpha Blue, the Titos

Tuesday January 30, 2018 08:00 pm EST
 
Cost: $7-$10

Love is good, even when it's bad: AD2 + Open the Skye

Saturday January 27, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Come be entertained by popular duo, AD2 (Angela Durden and Alan Dynin). Open the Skye opens for AD2.
Cost: $10-$15

Welcome the The FANDom: A Nerdlesque Celebration

Friday January 26, 2018 08:30 pm EST
The FANDom welcomes you to join us as we celebrate all things Nerdlesque. We'll have all of your favorite acts, plus we have invited all performers, in and out of state, to submit their most famous, best of the best nerdlesque acts for your viewing pleasure. Come see your favorite characters make your fan fiction fantasies come to life. After the show, stick around for a dance party with DJ Disco Brains and cake as we officially welcome everyone to The FANDom family. Doors @ 7:30 PM (ages 18+) Get Tickets Here  
Cost: $15–$20

Deuces are Wild: Lexi Street & Ben Friedman w/ Marla Torgerson

Thursday January 25, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Lexi Street shares the stage with Ben Friedman (Cigar Store Indians) for an evening of songs and stories behind them with special guest, Vancouver's urban ingenue, Marla Torgerson.
Cost: $7-$10

Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

Wednesday January 24, 2018 09:00 pm EST
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. $5 Door Doors @ 8 PM
Cost: $5

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday January 22, 2018 07:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: $5

Best of Atlanta Comedy at Red Light Café presented by Laughing Skull Lounge

Sunday January 21, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Every third Sunday of the month, Laughing Skull Lounge presents a showcase stand up comedy show featuring ten top Atlanta comics at Red Light Café! This month's performers are Madison Erceg, Nick Murphy, Ian Aber, Julie Osbourne, Nick Alexander, Travis Jones, Piper Ruhmkorff, Hayley Ellman, Plug Chapman, and Ryan Nasworthy. $10 Adv – $15 Door Doors @ 6:30 PM
Cost: $10–$15

Last Pasties Standing Gets Salty

Saturday January 20, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: the improv burlesque game show! Don't miss the excitement as these burlesque babes battle for bragging rights... it's a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun! $15 Adv – $20 Door Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)
Cost: $15-$20

Peter Case w/ special guests Dead Rock West

Friday January 19, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls) sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, spanning a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Dead Rock West opens the show then join Peter for his first set.  
Cost: $15-$20

Fleetwood Mac Jam w/ BadAsh Allstar Team

Thursday January 18, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Join the Badash Allstar Team for a jam of one of rock's most iconic bands: Fleetwood Mac! We'll start the night off with about 2 hours of Fleetwood Mac, and then open up the stage for a couple of hours of open jam. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7–$10

The Laymen Play Dave Matthews + Velvet Caviar w/ special guests Marla Feeney and members of Yacht Rock and Rumours

Tuesday January 16, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Velvet Caviar will deliver a full-band set of eclectic originals and twisted covers with a sound somewhere between Nashville and São Paulo. The Laymen will follow with a set of faithfully recreated Dave Matthews tunes. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7–$10

Jon Latham Vinyl Release Show w/ Nick Nace + Kristen Englenz

Sunday January 14, 2018 08:00 pm EST
An evening of songs and stories celebrating the vinyl release of Jon Latham's album LIFERS with special guests Nick Nace and Kristen Englenz. $10 Adv – $15 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $10–$15

Atlanta Magic Night! w/ Merritt Ambrose + Mark Johnson + Hayden Childress

Saturday January 13, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Magic, Mentalism

Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — returns to Red Light Café with opener Merritt Ambrose, featuring Mark Johnson, and headliner Hayden Childress. $15 Adv – $20 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $15–$20

The Rainmen Rock & Roll Dance Party

Friday January 12, 2018 08:00 pm EST

The Rainmen will get the dance floor shaking with their selection of upbeat / rocking dance tunes of mostly mid-sixties to mid-seventies groups. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7-$10

Neil Young / Crosby, Still & Nash Jam w/ Mark Michelson & Friends

Thursday January 11, 2018 08:00 pm EST

Join Mark Michelson & Friends as we celebrate the music of Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash. We will be playing mostly acoustic songs this evening, so come on out and warm your bones with some great tunes. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help raise funds for the Lake Claire Community Land Trust. If you are interested in playing, get in touch with Mark Michelson. Note: This might get a little political, as Neil and CSN were known to play a lot of protest songs. $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7–$10

Tease Tuesday Burlesque: 4th Anniversary Show

Tuesday January 9, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Syrens of the South presents the fourth anniversary of having Tease Tuesdays at Red Light Café. Spice up your night the second Tuesday of each month with 10 amazing acts for $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. VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gift bags. $10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)
Cost: $10–$20

Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

Monday January 8, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Guests are invited to 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.  
Cost: $5

Total Babe EP Release w/ Catherine the Great + Cntry

Saturday January 6, 2018 08:00 pm EST

Total Babe EP Release with Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winner Catherine the Great and cool-as-hell riotgrrrlll folk band Cntry. WE MADE SOME SONGS AND ARE SO PROUD TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU *~a backus in every band (it's our birthday!) ~* $7 Adv – $10 Door Doors @ 7 PM
Cost: $7-$10
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