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Atlanta, GA 30312 30312

Venkman’s

 
Call: (470) 225-6162 or visit venkmans.com
Chef Nick Melvin’s long-awaited Old Fourth Ward restaurant/music venue, Venkman’s, opened its doors in September 2015. The eatery is a casual neighborhood spot that boasts live music seven nights a week. Expect dishes such as celery salad with Parmesan, smoked almonds, and burnt lemon vinaigrette; pastrami-wurst with ballpark mustard and Brussels kraut on a pretzel roll; honey-roasted chicken with bread crumbs and vinaigrette; and cornbread sundaes with crème fraîche gelato, preserved peaches, and pralines for dessert.

The Sundogs Play Dead + Redhead Diamond

Saturday February 17, 2018 08:30 pm EST
Join us February 17th for as The Sundogs pay tribute to The Grateful Dead with a special unplugged tribute to Linda Ronstadt by RedHead Diamond. Ticketing and Reservation Info: Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table. Additional reservations are not required if a table, booth or banquette have been purchased via Ticketfly. PLEASE NOTE: If earlier dinner reservations are made, your seats are not guaranteed for the show. For example, it is unlikely to be able to reserve a table at 8:00pm and keep it for a 10:00pm show. The only way to guarantee a seat for the show is to purchase table, booth, or banquette tickets. Bar area and patio seating is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for the Captain’s Room (private dining room) can be reserved for parties of 10-24 guests. For more info call 470-225-6162.
Cost: $12-$22

Venkman’s presents Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam

Tuesday February 20, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Venkman’s is the home of ATL’s most legendary jazz jam, hosted by Joe Gransden and his house band every Tuesday. Dinner reservations are available from 5:30p, sign-ups start around 7:30 PM and music starts around 8 PM. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. Venkman’s features half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Tickets are not available for FREE shows. For seating at a FREE show, please make reservations for the appropriate time at www.venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), or by calling 470-225-6162.  
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents (Not Annoying) Trivia

Wednesday February 21, 2018 07:30 pm EST
(Not Annoying) Trivia brings you everything you love about trivia without the annoying DJ chatter! Hosted by DJ Quasi Mandisco with his trusty overhead projector, Venkman’s take on trivia will get your competitive spirit racing without getting your blood boiling by hearing “Get those answers in” for the 500th time.
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents not annoying trivia

Wednesday February 21, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Not annoying trivia brings you everything you love about trivia– without the one thing you don’t – annoying DJ chatter! The competition starts at 8 p.m. every Weds.
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents (Not Annoying) Trivia

Wednesday February 21, 2018 08:00 pm EST
(Not Annoying) Trivia brings you everything you love about trivia without the annoying DJ chatter! Hosted by DJ Quasi Mandisco of Clermont Lounge with his trusty overhead projector, Venkman’s take on trivia will get your competitive spirit racing without getting your blood boiling by hearing “Get those answers in” for the 500th time. Sign-ups and music kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents (Not Annoying) Trivia

Wednesday February 21, 2018 08:00 pm EST
(Not Annoying) Trivia brings you everything you love about trivia without the annoying DJ chatter! Hosted by DJ Quasi Mandisco of Clermont Lounge with his trusty overhead projector, Venkman’s take on trivia will get your competitive spirit racing without getting your blood boiling by hearing “Get those answers in” for the 500th time. Sign-ups and music kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dine Out for IPS at Venkman’s

Thursday February 22, 2018 06:00 pm EST

Nick from Yacht Rock Revue (and IPS dad) will perform a couple short sets of children’s songs by the Beatles, Raffi and more! 10% of food sales (and 100% of the music tip jar) will be donated to IPS so bring the family for some fun! Reservations available at Venkmans.com This is FREE event! Tickets are not required for FREE events, but dinner reservations are highly encouraged. See Venkmans.com (RESERVE) or call 470.225.6162.
Cost: Free

The Krickets, Shannon LaBrie and Kyshona

Thursday February 22, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Kyshona Armstrong, a music therapist gone rogue, has a natural gift for using music to tap into emotion. She began her career as a music therapist, working in mental health hospitals and correctional facilities, writing music with her patients and using music to redirect behaviors and emotions. Kyshona soon found the need to write music independently to help her process her daily experiences with her clients. Audiences will often find a common thread of overcoming, hope, and empowerment in her songwriting and storytelling. She uses her emotional intelligence to create her unique bluesy and soulful style of music. Her latest album, “The Ride”, shows off vocal stylings that are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green.
Cost: $8-$15

ILLin-N-CHILIn – the music of the Beastie Boys & the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Friday February 23, 2018 09:30 pm EST
Behind the Sun will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of RHCP’s seminal “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” album and ILL Comm will be rockin’ classic Beasties in their trademark non-stop throw-down. But the party ain’t done til the bands take the stage together for their mash-up Finale. ILL Communication – Fronted by 3 of ATL’s most versatile performers, ILL COMM brings back the glory days and one-of-a-kind party vibe of Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D with their high energy tribute to the Beastie Boys. Behind the Sun – Touring with their new frontman, who just happens to be a dead ringer for Anthony Kiedis, and nailing the legendary musical chops of Flea, Frusciante and Smith, BTS has asserted themselves as the nation’s ultimate Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute act
Cost: $12-$25

Nick, Tim and friends celebrate George Harrison’s 75th birthday!

Sunday February 25, 2018 07:00 pm EST
We’re celebrating what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday with an acoustic show at Venkman’s! Listen to an all-star group of Atlanta musicians led by Nick Niespodziani.
Cost: $5-$10

Venkman’s presents Joe Gransden’s jazz jam

Tuesday February 27, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Venkman’s is the home of Atlanta’s most legendary jazz jam, hosted by Joe Gransden and his house band every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome!
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents (Not Annoying) Trivia

Wednesday February 28, 2018 08:00 pm EST
(Not Annoying) Trivia brings you everything you love about trivia without the annoying DJ chatter! Hosted by DJ Quasi Mandisco of Clermont Lounge with his trusty overhead projector, Venkman’s take on trivia will get your competitive spirit racing without getting your blood boiling by hearing “Get those answers in” for the 500th time. Sign-ups and music kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

PleaseRock presents Atlanta Funk Society

Friday February 16, 2018 09:30 pm EST
Atlanta Funk Society is a Funk band from Atlanta, GA, playing classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including everything from “Superbad” by James Brown, to “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” by Chaka Kahn. Started in the summer of 2010, the Atlanta Funk Society brought together a collection of some of the best musicians Atlanta had to offer. Founding members guitarist and vocalist Rob Lane (the Apostles) and bass player Kevin Scott (Col. Bruce Hampton, and others too numerous to mention) wanted to fill the need for a hard hitting funk band playing classic hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Cost: $10-$20

PleaseRock presents Atlanta Funk Society

Friday February 16, 2018 09:30 pm EST
Atlanta Funk Society is a Funk band from Atlanta, GA, playing classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including everything from “Superbad” by James Brown, to “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” by Chaka Kahn. Started in 2010, the Atlanta Funk Society brought together a collection of some of the best musicians Atlanta had to offer. Founding members guitarist and vocalist Rob Lane (the Apostles) and bass player Kevin Scott (Col. Bruce Hampton, and others too numerous to mention) wanted to fill the need for a hard hitting funk band playing classic hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Cost: $10-$20

The Big Lebowski *Free Movie Screening*

Thursday February 15, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Celebrate the DUDE in all of his wonder on Thursday, February 15 at Venkman’s. We’ll be screening the movie at 8pm with a White Russian drink special. Anyone with a legit Lebowski costume gets 20% off food and tons of credit for being awesome. This event is FREE. Tickets are not required for a FREE event, but reservations are highly encouraged! Venkmans.com or 470-225-6162.
Cost: Free

Be My Valentine Charlie Brown presented by David Ellington

Wednesday February 14, 2018 08:30 pm EST
Grab your lover or your loved ones and swing into the V for a light-hearted, romantic evening of Vince Guaraldi’s classic Be My Valentine Charlie Brown performed by Dave Ellington’s Peanut Gallery. Plus more jazz piano favorites from Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk and Ahmad Jamal. Also featuring jazz vocal numbers from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and more. Ticketing/Reservation info:  Tickets are required for every man, woman and child.  Your tickets serve as your reservation. Additional arrangements are not required once tickets are purchased. For special seating requests (highchairs or booster seats, or to combine parties), please call 470-225-6162.
Cost: $5

Be My Valentine Charlie Brown presented by David Ellington

Wednesday February 14, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Grab your lover or your loved ones and swing into the V for a light-hearted, romantic evening of Vince Guaraldi’s classic Be My Valentine Charlie Brown performed by Dave Ellington’s Peanut Gallery. Plus more jazz piano favorites from Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Ahmad Jamal. Also featuring jazz vocal numbers from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and more! Ticketing/Reservation Info:  Tickets are required for every man, woman and child.  Your tickets serve as your reservation. Additional arrangements are not required once tickets are purchased. For special seating requests (highchairs or booster seats, or to combine parties), please call 470-225-6162.
Cost: $5

Venkman’s presents Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam

Tuesday February 13, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Venkman’s is the home of ATL’s most legendary jazz jam, hosted by Joe Gransden and his house band every Tuesday. Dinner reservations are available from 5:30p, sign-ups start around 7:30 PM and music starts around 8 PM. Everyone is welcome and it’s free! Venkman’s features half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays!
Cost: Free

The Jazz of Prince: Madhouse

Sunday February 11, 2018 07:00 pm EST
A night paying honor to MADHOUSE. The always prolific Prince needed a musical outlet during the height of the Purple Rain hysteria so he recorded hours worth of jazz music with his only help coming from Eric Leeds (sax & flute). Warner Brothers wouldn’t allow him to release the music as Prince so he created the fictitious ‘band’ MADHOUSE, three masterpiece albums later.
Cost: $15-$25

Early Show: ATL Collective relives Sade’s Love Deluxe

Saturday February 10, 2018 06:00 pm EST
We are thrilled to welcome back ATL Collective on February 10th for their Valentine’s Eve re-creation of the smooth and sexy sounds of Sade’s Love Deluxe. Curated by Khari Cabral Simmons – lineup includes Brenda Nicole Moorer, Lola Cole, Cleveland Jones & more. If you’ve not seen a Collective presentation before, it’s really like nothing else going on. They carefully select the finest albums and hand pick the best talent to perform those albums from top to bottom, complete with food and beverage tie ins and storytelling about the artist and the album and the times it was released in. Check them out at www.alt-collective.com
Cost: $25-$45

ATL Collective presents Sade’s Love Deluxe

Saturday February 10, 2018 06:00 pm EST
We are thrilled to welcome back ATL Collective on February 10th for their Valentine’s Eve re-creation of the smooth and sexy sounds of Sade’s Love Deluxe. Curated by Khari Cabral Simmons. If you’ve not seen a Collective presentation before, it’s really like nothing else going on. They carefully select the finest albums and handpick the best talent to perform those albums from top to bottom, complete with food and beverage tie-ins and storytelling about the artist and the album and the times it was released in. Check them out at www.alt-collective.com
Cost: $25-$45

ATL Collective relives Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite

Friday February 9, 2018 10:00 pm EST
Venkman’s proudly welcomes back the ATL Collective as they recreate Maxwell’s 1996 R & B masterpiece, Urban Hang Suite, curated by your favorite and ours: Khari Cabral Simmons. If you’ve not seen a Collective presentation, you’re missing out on one of the finest musical happenings inside (or outside) the perimeter. Expect incredible recreations of this epic album from top to bottom along with narrative and multi-media pieces to tell the story of why this album is so historic. Get your tickets before they’re gone.
Cost: $25-$45

ATL Collective presents Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite

Friday February 9, 2018 09:30 pm EST
Venkman’s proudly welcomes back the ATL Collective as they recreate Maxwell’s 1996 R&B masterpiece, Urban Hang Suite, curated by Khari Cabral Simmons. Expect recreations of this epic album from top to bottom along with narrative and multi-media pieces to tell the story of why this album is so historic.
Cost: $25-$45

PleaseRock presents (Not Annoying) Trivia

Wednesday February 7, 2018 08:00 pm EST
(Not Annoying) Trivia brings you everything you love about trivia – mind-bending questions, group camaraderie, great music, food and drink specials, prizes – without the one thing you don’t – annoying DJ chatter. Hosted by DJ Quasi Mandisco of Clermont Lounge fame with his trusty overhead projector, this uniquely Venkman’s take on trivia will get your competitive spirit racing without getting your blood boiling by hearing “Get those answers in” for the 500th time. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Tickets are not available for FREE shows. For seating at a FREE show, please make reservations for the appropriate time at www.venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), or by calling 470-225-6162. Sign-ups and music kick off at 7:30pm with competition rocking at 8:00pm every Wednesday.
Cost: Free

Venkman’s presents Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam

Tuesday February 6, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Venkman’s is the home of ATL’s most legendary jazz jam, hosted by Joe Gransden and his house band every Tuesday. Dinner reservations are available from 5:30p, sign-ups start around 7:30 PM and music starts around 8 PM. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. Venkman’s features half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays! THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Tickets are not available for FREE shows. For seating at a FREE show, please make reservations for the appropriate time at www.venkmans.com (see “Reservations”), or by calling 470-225-6162.    
Cost: Free

New Sensation - The INXS Tribute Band

Saturday February 3, 2018 09:30 pm EST
New Sensation is the leading INXS Live tribute band in the USA. Based in Atlanta, The band adheres to INXS’ sound and look and delivers a unique concert experience that cuts across all ages. The sound is the classic INXS sound – spikey, slick, smooth and funky. 
Cost: $12-$25

Saved By The Band

Friday February 2, 2018 09:30 pm EST
Got a special event? We got you covered. We are SAVED BY THE BAND, Atlanta’s premier provider of songs you know. You want all 90s? Perfect. Nothing but 80s? That’s perfect, too. How about a mix of 80s, 90s, and songs from this century? The MOST perfect. Check out our massive Song List, pick your faves, and leave the rest to us. We’re professionals and we know how to blow the roof off. Here’s a sampling of who we cover: Weezer. Talking Heads. AC/DC. Whitney Houston. Maroon 5. Bonnie Tyler. Young MC. Prince. The Killers. Deee-Lite. Alanis Morissette. Tom Petty. B-52s. Jimmy Eat World. Pat Benatar. Spice Girls. Violent Femmes. Bon Jovi. Simple Minds. Third-Eye Blind. Beastie Boys. Lenny Kravitz. Rick Springfield. Metallica. Lisa Loeb. Journey and many, MANY more. SAVED BY THE BAND will get your party singing, dancing and all sorts of sweaty.
Cost: $10-$20

The Dirty Doors: a Tribute to The Doors

Friday January 26, 2018 10:00 pm EST
The Dirty Doors return to Venkman’s performing all of your favorite songs by The Doors. The Dirty Doors formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – The Doors. With each performance, they bring the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else.
Cost: $12-$25

The Dirty Doors: a Tribute to The Doors

Friday January 26, 2018 09:30 pm EST
The Dirty Doors return to Venkman’s performing all of your favorite songs by The Doors. The Dirty Doors was formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – The Doors. With each performance, they bring the energy, excitement and passion to the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else.
Cost: $10-$25

Beatles Crayon Drawing Request Night with Nick and Tim

Thursday January 25, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Back by popular demand, Acoustic Beatles by Nick from Yacht Rock! Joined with very special guest, Tim Smith, of The Producers, Jellyfish, and Noah Gallagher and The High Flying Birds! Join us early on for solo acoustic versions of Beatles favorites. For this portion of the show, Nick & Tim will be taking requests via crayon drawings (crayons and index cards provided) so bring your inner 3rd-grade artist to help curate the show!
Cost: Free

ATL Collective presents Erykah Badu’s Baduizm

Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00 pm EST

ATL Collective + musical curator, Khari Cabral Simmons, take on Erykah Badu’s Baduizm with ATL-local musicians. Discover your new favorite Atlanta artists while singing your old favorite songs. A live cover series dedicated to reliving the album. The ATL Collective creates musical events that seek to replicate the intimate experience of listening to an album for the first time, going track by track, reading through the liner notes and turning over the record, truly enjoying the music for what it is, without distractions. Each month, the ATL Collective picks a classic album and collectively covers the track list in sequence – many times completing the event with themed refreshments for attendees. Previous albums have included The Beatles’ Abbey Road, The Clash’s London Calling, Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, to name a few.
Cost: $25-$60

Ladies of ‘60s Soul, with Keisha and Kourtney Jackson

Saturday January 20, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Relive the golden era of soul music at Venkman’s with Keisha and Kourtney Jackson. This mother-daughter duo sings hits by Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, the Supremes, The Staple Singers, the Ronettes, Martha Reeves, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and more! Keisha has toured with OutKast, Erykah Badu, and Big Boi; Kourtney carries on the family tradition started by the matriarch of the musical family – soul legend Millie Jackson. They both also sing with the Yacht Rock Revue on the regular. They’re joined on stage by guitarist Tomi Martin, who has toured with Madonna, TLC and OutKast and worked as musical director for Justin Bieber.
Cost: Free

Nameless Nameless

Friday January 19, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Nirvana Tribute Band that is nerdy about details. We are constantly collecting more authentic instruments, pedals, clothing and stage props to re-create the closest thing to seeing Nirvana live in 93-94 era, minus most of the drugs and discontentment. Recently Nirvana have been in the news with the release of the documentary Montage of Heck and the accompanying Kurt Cobain solo compilation album, several significant anniversaries, and their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nameless Nameless hopes to offer the closest representation to seeing the real thing live, since most of us never got the chance.  
Cost: $12-$25

1978 Forever with Greg and Bencoo from Yacht Rock

Friday January 19, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Billboard Hits of 1978 from artists like Billy Joel, Bob Seeger, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, Kenny Rogers and more!
Cost: Free

The Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra

Thursday January 18, 2018 07:30 pm EST
New on the scene in Atlanta, the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra is the hottest sound in Latin Jazz in the Southeast. Featuring music from the legends – Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, and Perez Prado – and the latest in Latin Jazz Big Band – Michael Philip Mossman, Michel Camilo, and more, the ALJO will make it almost impossible to sit still. Featuring some of the finest musicians in the Southeast, and led by Atlanta music scene veteran Rob Opitz, the ALJO makes even the most difficult music sound easy. Check us out on Facebook and online at www.atlantaljo.com. This is a FREE event. Tickets are not required, but you’ll want to secure reservations fast! Venkmans.com (RESERVE) or 470.225.6162 Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Puppet Brunch: The Reluctant Dragon

Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00 am EST
Categories: Family

Princess Penepole loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets and befriends a dragon! Their introduction coincides with the arrival of a much-touted dragon slayer, Sir Reginal Thwebes. Upon discovering the potential threat of a dragon in the palace, King Rhubarb charges Sir Reginald to fight the dragon. Will it be a fight to the death? Will it be a draw? Will they even fight at all? Find out in All Hands Productions version of “The Reluctant Dragon.” Loosely based on Kenneth Grahame’s book, this production utilizes colorful moving-mouth hand puppets and rod puppets to tell a story about friendship and understanding. Puppets created by David Stephens and costumes by Sottie Rowell. This show was funded in part by a 2008 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant.
Cost: $5

An Evening of Steely Dan by Yacht Rock Schooner

Friday January 12, 2018 10:00 pm EST

PleaseRock presents an evening of Steely Dan with Yacht Rock Schooner. The Pirates of Smooth return with a set of your favorite hits by Steely Dan, including Decade of Dan, and their landmark album Aja, played in its entirety! Don’t miss it!
Cost: $12-$22

This is Spinal Tap *MOVIE SCREENING*

Thursday January 11, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Go to 11 on January 11th! A screening of the mockumentary rockumentary that started it all. This event is FREE. Tickets are not required for a FREE event, but reservations are highly encouraged! Venkmans.com (RESERVE) or 470.225.6162.  Detals.
Cost: Free

Yacht Rock Revue performs Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday January 6, 2018 09:00 pm EST

The Sultans of Smooth perform two iconic albums.
Cost: $15-$30 

Yacht Rock Revue performs Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon

Friday January 5, 2018 09:00 pm EST

The Sultans of Smooth perform two iconic albums.
Cost: $15-$30 

New Years Eve w/ Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Sunday December 31, 2017 10:30 pm EST
Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen. Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.
Cost: $40-$100

New Year’s Eve w/ Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Sunday December 31, 2017 10:00 pm EST

Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen. Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.
Cost: $40-$130

Tribute to Rufus feat. Chaka Khan

Saturday December 30, 2017 09:00 pm EST

Hot Ice LIVE is paying homage and bringing the funk with a Tribute to Rufus f. Chaka Khan ‘72-‘83. Join us for hits like “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Ain’t Nobody” and more. The set features Atlanta based musicians, vocalists, and other special guests.
Cost: $15-$28

Tribute to Rufus feat. Chaka Khan presented by Hot Ice LIVE

Saturday December 30, 2017 09:00 pm EST

Hot Ice LIVE is paying homage and bringing the funk with a Tribute to Rufus f. Chaka Khan ‘72-‘83. Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. The band itself was respected on the Chicago scene and at one time included band members from Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, And The Rotary Connection with Minnie Ripperton. Songwriters included the likes of Stevie Wonder, Brenda Russell and Ray Parker, Jr. Over their career together with Chaka Khan, they racked up a list of hits, four Gold records, and two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Cost: $15-$40

The B-Sides: Tribute to Aretha and Booker T

Saturday December 23, 2017 08:30 pm EST

It’s sweet soul night at Venkman’s. Join us as we celebrate the deep catalogs of Stax legends Booker T and the MGs, and the one and only Aretha Franklin. We’re going back to the vault to fetch some forgotten classics from soul’s golden age, performing them live from wax on the Venkman’s stage for one night only. Local musicians: Ansley Stewart (vocals), Aaron Trubic (bass), David Ellington (keys), Nick Johnson (guitar), and Darren Stanley (drums).
Cost: $10-$30

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Saturday December 23, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Saturday December 23, 2017 06:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Friday December 22, 2017 09:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Friday December 22, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Friday December 22, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening.
Cost: $5-$100

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Thursday December 21, 2017 09:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Thursday December 21, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Sunday December 17, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Sunday December 17, 2017 06:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

Tweed + The Get Right Band

Saturday December 16, 2017 09:00 pm EST

Philadelphia’s funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of high energy performance and improvisation. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging, disco dance parties driven by their own incessant beat. With national tours, countless festival appearances, and a uniquely cohesive sound, they have proven they can bring the fun anywhere they go.
Cost: $10

Atlanta Funk Society

Friday December 15, 2017 10:00 pm EST

Atlanta Funk Society is a Funk band from Atlanta, GA, playing classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including everything from “Superbad” by James Brown, to “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” by Chaka Kahn.
Cost: $6-$20

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Sunday December 10, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Presented by David Ellington

Sunday December 10, 2017 06:00 pm EST
Grab the whole family and get in the holiday spirit at Venkman’s with David Ellington’s Peanut Gallery as they perform the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, album throughout the evening. Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 22 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Dec. 23 - 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Cost: $5 

Ladies of Prince

Friday December 8, 2017 10:00 pm EST
Aan evening celebrating the vast catalog of music that Prince created for and/or with female musicians during his unparalleled music dynasty. Music Director, Khari Cabral Simmons, takes guests on a journey that spans 30+ years of creativity that led to countless commercial and critically-acclaimed hits, fan favorites, and prolifically lesser-known material that he wrote and created for these female musicians.  Tickets
Cost: $18-$30

Merry Funkin’ Christmas feat. Secondhand Swagger

Friday December 1, 2017 09:00 pm EST

Secondhand Swagger is more than a name; it’s a lifestyle. We’re an Atlanta-based band with a passion for vintage sounds and style, disciples of soul music from the 1960s and 70s. Our mission is to keep this music alive and people dancing, taking it back to a time when lyrics and melodies came from the heart with a wink and a laugh.
Cost: $20-$30

Yacht Rock Revue Turkey Eve

Wednesday November 22, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Join the Sultans of Smooth, acoustic-style, for an evening of food, frolicking and fresh ’70s and ’80s hits.  Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It goes without saying they have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel, and fitness guru Jillian Michaels. The band has won accolades ranging from “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” to “Best Place to Start an Extramarital Affair,” and has been name-dropped by the New York Times, Pitchfork, the Guardian UK, Spin, TimeOut New York, Billboard, MTV.com, and (probably) your mom at her last cocktail party.
Cost: $18.00-$40.00

The Dirty Doors: A Tribute

Friday September 8, 2017 09:00 pm EDT
Cost: $10 - $25

AUGUST 27 | VENKMAN’S | SECOND ANNUAL SWINE, WINE AND SUNSHINE

Sunday August 27, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
If you’re looking to switch up your Sunday routine, how does a backyard party and whole hog roast complete with yard games sound? Come join us for the highly anticipated return of Venkman’s Swine, Wine and Sunshine on Sunday, August 27. The event will run from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will feature a whole hog roast, libations, live music from Lilac Wine and more. The menu will feature all the fixings guests will need to make their own whole hog tacos. Taking place in Venkman’s patio and parking lot, it is an ideal way to celebrate the end of summer with good friends, rose and a whole hog. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting venkmans.com. Tickets include all you can eat food and live music. Beverages can be purchased separately and the full bar will be open inside also for guests to purchase drinks. For more information, please call 470-225-6162 or visit venkmans.com. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta GA 30312 Connect on Facebook and Twitter!
Cost: $30 

Talking Dreads

Saturday August 5, 2017 10:00 pm EDT
Talking Dreads will be playing at Venkman’s on August 5 at 10pm. Talking Dreads is the brainchild of Head Dread, Mystic Bowie, and his music will make you stop, listen and smile a little bit more as you’re grooving along to the joyous rhythms and jubilant spirit of the island vibe. So come on out and enjoy the feel-good vibes! Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table and the bar area seating is first-come, first-serve. Additional reservations are not required if a booth, table, or banquette has been purchased via Ticketfly. For more info call 470-225-6162.
Cost:

Princess Brunch: FROZEN in July Sing-a-long

Saturday July 15, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Advance reservations are encouraged for this free brunch and movie screening. This week’s movie will be Disney’s “Frozen”, which kids will be encouraged to sing along to.
Cost: Free

Catalina Wine Mixer

Thursday July 13, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Cost:

Catalina Wine Mixer

Thursday July 13, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Summer going by too quickly? It’s time to celebrate! Join your friends over at Venkman’s and celebrate on Thursday, July 13 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm with groovy tunes and great food. Specialty Frose slushies, select half-priced bottles of wine, and Yacht Rock tunes spun by DJ RaeTone will get you back in the summertime mood. 70s’ cult classic movies will be silently playing in the background as DJ spins and Venkman’s standard menu will be available until 10:30 pm. There will also be a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Yacht Rock Revue and Yacht Rock Schooner shows! Admission is free, but reservations are recommended as this place will fill up fast! For more information about DJ RaeTone and to reserve a table, visit the website here. Rock!
Cost: Free

Venkman’s Half Price Wine Menu

Monday June 26, 2017 05:30 pm EDT
Starting on Thursday June 15, Venkman’s will be the perfect spot to kick off your weekend with the new half price bottles of wine! Every Thursday, select bottles of wine will be available all night for half the price. With the wine menu changing weekly, we always have something new for you to try, so Venkman’s can be the perfect spot for your Thursday glass of wine.
Cost:

Kermit Ruffins and The Barbeque Swingers

Saturday June 3, 2017 10:00 pm EDT
Looking to put a little Big Easy soul in your life? Jazz torchbearer Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers are bringing New Orleans to Venkman’s on June 3. Starting at 10 p.m., join Ruffins as he personifies the laid-back vibe of New Orleans on stage. A founding member of Rebirth Brass Brand, Ruffins keeps the jazz music tradition alive and well for listeners young and old. He regularly appears on the HBO series Treme and the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and now Ruffins will bring his love for the classics to Venkman’s! Remember that purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table at the event! Booth, table or banquette tickets are available for purchase. Additionally, if earlier dinner reservations are made, your seats are not guaranteed for the show. The only way to guarantee seats at the show is to purchase booth or banquette tickets. For more information about Kermit Ruffins, this event and for tickets please visit the Venkman’s website or call (470) 225-6162. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30312 Venkmans.com | 470-225-6162 Connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Cost: $25 

Venkman’s Patty Melt Special

Thursday June 1, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Venkman’s infamous Patty Melt special is back and will be running for two weeks starting June 1 in celebration for being chosen as Atlanta Magazine’s Critic’s Pick for the month of June. The sandwich is made with beef that is ground in-house and topped with American cheese, French’s yellow mustard, onions and topped with rye bread. For two weeks only, this special will be served for $13 every night while supplies last.====== ======
Cost: $13 

Patty Melt

Thursday June 1, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Venkman’s infamous Patty Melt special is back and will be running for two weeks starting June 1 in celebration for being chosen as Atlanta Magazine’s Critic’s Pick for the month of June. The sandwich is made with beef that is ground in-house and topped with American cheese, French’s yellow mustard, onions and topped with rye bread. For two weeks only, this special will be served for $13 every night while supplies last.
Cost: $13 

A CHaRM’ing Evening

Thursday April 27, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Take a step beyond filling the recycling bin and raise money for Live Thrive Atlanta and the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM). The nonprofit is Atlanta’s primary drop-off facility for nontraditional recyclable materials and aims to sustain a healthy environment. For $50, guests can become environmentalists and enjoy an evening of music, food and fun. WABE’s Lois Reitzes lends her distinctive voice to the cause as emcee, and local favorite Yacht Rock Revue provides a live soundtrack. Chef Nick Melvin from Venkman’s (pictured above) prepares a menu of passed appetizers, and guests receive two drink tickets as well. Commuters can upgrade their 85 detours with a raffle entry for a 2017 BMWi3. All proceeds will help support Live Thrive’s operation costs for a year. www.venkmans.com - Essence BiJan
Cost: $50 
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 225-6162
venkmans.com
Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Made Again
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Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
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Google Fiber Space
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Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
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Kale Me Crazy - Inman Park
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Ton Ton
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Bread & Butterfly
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Hampton + Hudson
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Botiwalla
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Beetlecat
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TWO urban licks
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Zuma Sushi & Sake Bar
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Chin Chin 2
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Inman Perk Coffee - Inman Park
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Minero
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Nexto
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El Super Pan
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Dancing Goats Coffee
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Sotto Sotto Restaurant
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The Albert
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Spiller Park Coffee
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H&F Burger
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Jia
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Marrakesh Mediterranean Market
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Biltong Bar
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Parish
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Ponce City Farmers Market
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Queen of Cream
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WH Stiles Fish Camp
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Brezza Cucina + Pizzeria
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8ARM
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Pure Taqueria - Inman Park
300 North Highland Ave. 30307
Jack’s Pizza and Wings
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Char Korean Bar & Grill
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Nine Mile Station
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 30308
Highland Bakery - Old Fourth Ward
655 Highland Ave. N.E. 30312
Simply Seoul Kitchen
650 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 30308
The Model T
699 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 30308
The Tap on Ponce
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Le Maison Rouge
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Highland Cigar Co.
245 North Highland Ave. N.E. 30307
City Winery
650 North Ave 30308
Victory Sandwich Bar
913 Bernina Ave. N.E. 30307
Barcelona Wine Bar - Inman Park
240 North Highland Ave. N.E. 30307
Venkman’s
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E. 30312
The Mercury
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 30308
City Winery
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Made Again
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Inman Park Pet Works
914A Austin Ave. 30307
Market Across the Street
670 Highland Ave. N.E. 30312
Adaptation Floral Design
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Barcelona VinoTeca
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Smith Dalia Architects
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Southern Star Tattoo - Poncey-Highland
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Citizen Supply
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City Issue
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Liberty tattoo
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Posman Books
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Any Spine Chiropractic Center
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The Frye Company
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Magick Lantern
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Lila Boutique
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Ponce City Market
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Passion Nails
245 North Highland Ave. 30307
Adore Hair Studio - Inman Park
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Green’s Beverages - Ponce De Leon
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Freedom Farmers Market
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