Blues Music Scene in Atlanta


BLUES & BEYOND: ‘All female, all fun’

01/31/2023 11:36 AM
Blue Velvet Atlanta don’t need no stinkin’ guys

BLUES & BEYOND: Documenting Atlanta blues

12/01/2022 11:59 AM
Grab a PBR: the long awaited Northside Tavern documentary is finally here; Tinsley Ellis tells his tales

BLUES & BEYOND: Area roots icons Amy Ray and William Bell keep Georgia on their minds

11/01/2022 4:37 PM
Ray’s new album sparkles, Bell receives yet another award

BLUES & BEYOND: The envelope, please…

10/04/2022 2:29 PM
Winners of this year’s Atlanta Blues Challenge gear up for the big showdown in Memphis; the great soul man William Bell returns

BLUES & BEYOND: New music from old professionals

09/06/2022 12:51 PM
Grant Green Jr. and Hermon Hitson unveil recent albums

BLUES & BEYOND: Challenge this!

08/01/2022 12:56 PM
The Atlanta Blues Challenge sends the city’s best blues talent to Memphis

BLUES & BEYOND: Blind Willie McTell (Mosaic) Reborn, R.I.P. Lil’ Joe

07/05/2022 11:35 AM
The Georgia 12-string guitar legend’s tiled tribute finds a new home, Lil‘ Joe passes


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Live Music Club

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that's been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its signature guitar-wielding neon alligator, has persevered through an unpredictable economy on the strength of the roots-based music that regularly fills the dimly lit r... | more...

Late Night Food, Barbecue

Live blues and the love of good barbecue bring people from all over town to the small, boxy barbecue joint. An Atlanta landmark, Fat Matt's turns out ribs, chopped-pork barbecue sandwiches and chickens by the score. With classic sides like a creamy coleslaw, "rum" baked beans and Brunswick stew, thi... | more...

Live Music Club

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular Wednesday night slot held down by Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck, who helped make the club a blues hot spot in the 1980s. Weekends bring a grab bag of local and touring acts. | more...

Night Club, Live Music Club

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. | more...