Live music in Atlanta can be found all over the city, from salsa bands and dancing in a hip tapas lounge to classical symphony performances in an outdoor amphitheatre. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly venue, a bar to hang out with friends, or a late-night date spot, you’ll find it all in Atlanta.

    Live music venues in Atlanta range from intimate performances at Eddie’s Attic to lounging on the lawn at Chastain Amphitheatre and high-energy rock shows at the Tabernacle. Learn about some of the best spots in Atlanta to see live music.

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    Fox Theatre 

    See a show in an eclectic space

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    The Fox Theatre is a performing arts venue located in Midtown Atlanta, at the centre of the Fox Theatre Historic District. Originally opened in 1929 as an upscale cinema, this opulent venue features a variety of architectural styles ranging from Islamic to Egyptian and Arabian.

    A range of performances and events held at the Fox Theatre includes live music and concerts, cultural performances, ballets, plays, and films. Notable performers at the Fox Theatre have included Prince, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, and James Brown.

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    Location: 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

    Phone: +1 855-285-8499

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    Eddie’s Attic 

    Have an intimate night of acoustic music

    Eddie’s Attic is an intimate music club located in city centre Decatur, about 15 minutes east of Atlanta. Founded in 1992, the venue also operates as a restaurant and tavern, and hosts nightly live performances for singer-songwriters.

    Eddie’s Attic has been a springboard for many well-known musicians in launching their musical careers, including John Mayer, Justin Beiber, The Civil Wars, Sugarland, and Crystal Bowersox. The venue hosts a long-running weekly open mic night, where contest winners advance to a semi-final event to compete for a cash prize. Eddie’s Attic also houses a covered patio and pool room.

    Location: 515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm, Sunday from 4.30 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 404-377-4976

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    Terminal West 

    Attend incredible shows in a former foundry

    Terminal West is a mid-size performance venue within the King Plough Arts Centre, located in Atlanta. A former foundry and machinery plant, the venue maintains many original industrial features throughout, including a patio overlooking historic railway tracks.

    Notable past performers at Terminal West have included The Killers, T.I., Imagine Dragons, 2 Chainz, Alessia Cara, and Charlie Puth. The venue’s adjacent restaurant serves snacks and concessions on show nights and includes a full bar. A paid car park is available at the King Plough Arts Centre, and shows are typically all-ages unless otherwise noted.

    Location: 887 West Marietta St NW C, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

    Phone: +1 404-876-5566

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    Variety Playhouse 

    See live music in a historic theatre

    Variety Playhouse is an intimate music venue located in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points area. The historic building has been utilised in the past as a cinema and theatre of the arts, before being converted to a live music venue. It maintains original Art Deco elements.

    Past performers at the Variety Playhouse have included Adele, the Dresden Dolls, Gnarls Barkley, Modest Mouse, and Ghostface Killah. The venue offers a full bar and has a small paid car park behind the building. Shows at Variety Playhouse are typically all-ages unless otherwise noted.

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    Location: 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

    Phone: +1 404-524-7354

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    Chastain Park Amphitheatre 

    Enjoy concerts in the outdoors

    Chastain Park Amphitheatre is a spacious outdoor amphitheatre located in Atlanta’s Chastain Park, in North Fulton County. Opened in 1944, this is one of the oldest historic music venues in Atlanta. Shows are typically held between April and October.

    Live music at Chastain Park Amphitheatre has ranged from performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to concerts by Frank Sinatra, Janet Jackson, Hootie & The Blowfish, Billie Eilish, and Joan Jett. Ticketed seating within the amphitheatre can range from tables and chairs in the lower orchestra section to rows of theater-style seating and general admission lawn seating. Parking is limited at this venue, and performances are typically all-ages.

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    Location: 4469 Stella Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

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    Tabernacle 

    Listen to music in a restored historic church

    The Tabernacle is a mid-size performance venue located in city centre Atlanta, near Centennial Olympic Park. The venue is a converted historic church and maintains many original features, including stained glass and unique architectural features.

    Live performances and concerts at the Tabernacle have included Guns N’ Roses, Eminem, Adele, Prince, Kendrick Lamar, and Lana del Ray. Shows typically offer a mix of general admission or standing room and balcony seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple paid car parks are located near the Tabernacle. Live music and performances at this venue are typically ages 18 and up unless otherwise noted.

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    Location: 152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

    Phone: +1 404-659-9022

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    Buckhead Theatre 

    See famous acts in a historic landmark

    Buckhead Theatre is an intimate music venue located in Atlanta’s Buckhead area, on Roswell Road. The historic building was originally built in the 1930s and maintains many original Spanish-baroque style architectural features.

    Notable past performers at the Buckhead Theatre have included Indigo Girls, Mumford and Sons, Pat Green, Phish, Harry Styles, and Travis Tritt. Shows and performances typically offer a mix of general admission and standing room and ticketed seating. The venue does not have a dedicated car park, though there are paid lots in the area around the theatre.

    Location: 3110 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

    Open: Hours vary by event

    Phone: +1 404-843-2825

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    Smith’s Olde Bar 

    Enjoy diverse comedy shows and concerts

    Smith’s Olde Bar is a area pub and live music venue located on Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta. The bar has been an Atlanta hotspot for live music since 1994, offering 2 different spaces for music and intimate performances.

    Smith’s Olde Bar has hosted a diverse collection of shows from major musicians like David Bowie, Bjork, Toby Keith, Train, Collective Soul, and The Wallflowers. The bar keeps a full calendar of events ranging from live music multiple times per week to trivia and karaoke, comedy shows, and DJs. Free parking is available at the Ansley Mall lots.

    Location: 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

    Open: Monday—Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday—Saturday from 3 pm to 3 am, Sunday from 3 pm to midnight

    Phone: +1 404-875-1522

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    The Earl 

    Sample pub fare with live music

    The Earl is a music club and restaurant located in East Atlanta Village. This local nightclub opened in 1999, known for live music, classic pub fare, and a full bar.

    Past performers at The Earl have included Iron & Wine, The Avett Brothers, VNV Nation, Joanna Newsome, and The Reverend Horton Heat. The front room at The Earl houses their restaurant and pub, head down the hallway to the backroom for an intimate performance space and a second full bar. Parking is limited at this venue, and shows are typically 21 and up.

    Location: 488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

    Open: Monday—Saturday from 11.30 am to 2.30 am, Sunday from 11.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 404-522-3950

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    Loca Luna 

    Dance and drink at a tapas bar

    Loca Luna is a tapas restaurant and bar hosting nightly live music just off Piedmont Park in city centre Atlanta. This Midtown restaurant hosts various weekly events, from salsa dancing nights to happy hour events and festivals.

    Loca Luna maintains a lively atmosphere with live music from salsa bands and plenty of dancing. A mojito bar offers a range of seasonal cocktails, plus a full bar with beer, wine, and spirits. Tapas and dinner menus are offered, as well as Sunday brunch menus. Reservations are available online and by phone.

    Location: 550 Amsterdam Ave NE C, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

    Open: Wednesday from noon to 11 pm, Thursday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday—Saturday from noon to 11 pm, Sunday from noon to 8 pm (closed Monday—Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 404-875-4494

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