Nightlife: Music


In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

The Arena at Gwinnett Center stands at the heart of an 80-acre lakefront campus designed to host various events such as concerts, perfo

The Buckhead Theatre

After two years of restoration, the Buckhead Theatre reopened its doors in 2010 as Buckhead's premier intimate theatrical venue and is

The Drunken Unicorn

The literally underground club features plenty of figuratively underground punk, electro, and hip-hop acts. Although connected to MJQ C

Earl Smith Strand Theatre

Take in a classic movie or concert at the beautiful 1930s art deco Strand Theatre.

The Earl

East Atlanta staple for local and up-and-coming rock bands, as well as nationally established indie acts, and grub for the hipster-PBR

Eddie's Attic

A venue for aspiring singer/songwriters and the folkie set, Eddie's has shows almost nightly and is famous for its biannual Open Mic Sh


Edgewood Avenue's new home to electro, Afro-Cuban, jazz, and hip-hop dance parties. Downstairs, regular DJs such as Tabone, Presto, Cri

Fox Theatre

In the late ’70s, Atlanta almost allowed a telephone company to demolish one of the city's architectural gems — and a great concert ven

The Goat Farm Arts Center

Originally a cotton-gin manufacturer, the Goat Farm is a Westside haven for working artists and performance companies, a frequent loca

The Mammal Gallery

The Downtown music venue, art space, and burgeoning community center has become one of the most exciting additions to South Broad Stree

The Masquerade

This former excelsior mill hosts a variety of dark, kitschy events, from heavy-metal concerts to goth and retro nights.

Red Clay Theatre

This 257-seat theater hosts a variety of musical acts throughout the week and is affectionately referred to as the songwriters best fri

Reign Nightclub

Reign is a destination for hip-hop with DJ entertainment and bottle service. You’re sure to catch a glimpse of a celebrity entertainer

The Star Community Bar

Features a regular lineup of rockabilly and hard-rockin' acts, as well as the city's best free stand-up on Mondays and, tucked away in

The Tabernacle

Former church turned rock (as well as boxing and comedy) venue has gothic ambiance to spare, and some inviting bar and lounge spaces.

Terminal West

As part of the King Plow Arts Center, Terminal West has become the Westside’s premier live music venue, giving equal stage time to hip-

The Music Room

Cave-like underground bar and live music venue below Pizzeria Vesuvius.

Variety Playhouse

A concert venue that seats up to 1,100 and features national acts of the indie-rock persuasion.

WhirlyBall Atlanta

Located minutes from downtown Roswell, Whirlyball is one of the city's most established and unique entertainment centers. Combining bum

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Amphitheater in southwest Atlanta that hosts jazz, hip-hop, and R&B performers.