PLAY: Red Light Cafe (Atlanta) Summer

Posted by:  Red Light Cafe  | When:  –  | Where: Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between. Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers, and entrées.

The Opportunity

  Red Light Cafe is looking for awesome bands to play throughout the summer. Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, we're a popular destination for live music, burlesque and great drinks.This is an opportunity to build your own bill, headline your own shows. We're looking for local and regional acts. Red Light Cafe is a venue that nourishes emerging acts and gives them a platform to build their career and fan base.

The Band

  • We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Jazz, Folk, Acoustic, Country, Blues and Soul acts, but we're open to all genres if it's good music
  • Must not book other shows in the greater Atlanta area within 4-6 weeks before or after your confirmed date 

  • It is the responsibility of the band selected to promote the show and bring a crowd
  • Must have a strong social media following

  •  Bands must be actively playing shows 

  • Acts must have a solid online presence 

  • All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site

The Gig

  • The stage is 10' x 12', 16 channel PA, 3 monitors, full house system including stands, mics, DI boxes, etc.
  • No backline provided
  • Cap = 100+
  • Online advance tickets set up and sold by Red Light Cafe (do not need to sell your own tickets)
  • Except for underage ticket sales (venue keeps these sales), 100% advance ticket sales and door cover charges go to the acts (to split as they see fit / have agreed upon) after the venue's production costs have been met
  • Bands may sell merch onsite & keep 100% of proceeds 


  • Percentage of Door: 100%
  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%