Blues Music Scene in Atlanta


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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

BLUES & BEYOND: Frankie Lee’s mission is the blues … and beyond

06/03/2022 3:10 PM
The six headed proponent of blues, soul, jazz and zydeco returns to the stage

BLUES & BEYOND: The Waymores offer pure honky tonk and western swing

05/09/2022 3:47 PM
Husband ’n’ wife duo release second album

BLUES & BEYOND: Atlanta shows its blues roots

03/01/2022 10:24 AM
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins’ new release — and the Northside Tavern gets some Hollywood love

BLUES & BEYOND: New Year, new music

02/03/2022 5:55 PM
Fresh tunes from Atlanta veterans kick off our next trip around the sun


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...

Food, Entertainment Business

UPDATE: This business has been listed as Permanently Closed. The legendary bar attracts patrons with live music coming from fresh talent in the blues community. Chef Akin heads the kitchen, which serves tasty burgers and wings for lunch and dinner. Weekdays mostly feature Darwin's alumni musicians a... | more...

Bar or Pub

This tiny bar in a lovingly renovated old building in Downtown's Castleberry Hill boasts an authentic neighborhood vibe. Downstairs hosts a variety of low-key jazz, open mic jams, and experimental music nights for the sonically adventurous. | 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...

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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...