Java Monkey

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Call: (404) 378-5002 or visit javamonkeymusic.com
A Decatur fixture since 1993, this is more than your average coffee shop. While the bar sells wine and beer along with coffee drinks and the pastry case turns out truly great sandwiches, twentysomethings and hipsters flock for the daily live music and poetry readings in the bohemian atmosphere.

Violin Fun to present Premier Concert in the ATL

Saturday August 25, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Violin fun will be performing on his unique 6 string electric violin including classical to EDM styles with some stops in between. It’s violin like you’ve never heard before. Mark T. Williams has 47 years of classical training, teaching and playing violin under his belt. He has toured Europe and Ame...
Cost: Free

Jeff Ruby

Tuesday April 17, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
<br>Nashville singer-songwriter (rock/folk), Jeff Ruby, will be performing a free show of original music.
Cost: Free

Jeff Ruby

Tuesday April 17, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Nashville singer-songwriter (rock/folk), Jeff Ruby, will be performing a free show of original music.

Cost: Free

Carlton Heston's "S'November Like Showvember" Live In Entirety

Thursday November 2, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Music

The hour strikes sharply at 8PM, on that fateful Thursday, the 2nd night of November.

Returning heretoforth upon Our Fair Lady of the Java Monkey, Carlton Heston(ne) will be around to serenade you with the smooth sounds of contemporary Carlton classics + news. Dance the night ...
Cost: FREE

David Ryan-Java Monkey, 425 Church Street Decatur, GA 30030 7-9pm

Friday June 23, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
David Ryan is going places. From New England to Nashville; from Metal to Americana; from drummer to singer-songwriter-one thing is clear: this man is on a journey. His starting point on the map is the Boston suburbs, where he joined the school band at a young age. As a member of the drumline until g...
Cost: Free

Talicha Johnson

Saturday August 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Poetry pasha of Atlanta Theresa Davis hosts proficient writer and member of the Art Amok Slam Team Talicha Johnson in part of the Java Monkey Speaks series. Johnson, who’s competed in regional slams with the Respect Da Mic Slam team in Charlotte, North Carolina, presently preps for the release of ...
Cost: Free

Jeff Ruby

Monday July 11, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Nashville rock singer and songwriter, Jeff Ruby, will be performing a free solo acoustic show in Decatur. With the release of his new single, Buy In"
Cost: Free

Matthew Frantz

Monday May 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Indie singer and songwriter Matthew Frantz performs at Java Monkey.
Cost: Free

Complete Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets (154!)

Friday April 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Poetry Atlanta presents over 50 writers, actors, poets and artists for a straight-through reading of Shakespeare's sonnets on the 400th anniversary of his death, April 23, 1616. With Alice Lovelace, Mary Lynn Owen, Collin Kelley, Theresa Davis and Jessica Handler.
Cost: Free

Amanda Sprecher, Robert Scalici

Friday April 8, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
One night only! Award winning Broadway vocalist, Amanda Sprecher, and accomplished jazz guitarist & composer, Robert Scalici, appear LIVE at Java Monkey during their 2016 Birthday Tour. Performing singles from their 2 albums (available on iTunes). Perfect for those who enjoy Diana Krall, Joe Pass, a...
Cost: Free

Acoustic Show

Thursday March 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
DanahKae, is a Canadian folk-infused adult contemporary vocal duo, offering unique and smooth as silk harmonies to create a soulful inspiring sound.
Cost: Pay What You Can

Lost Dog Street Band plays Java Monkey

Monday February 22, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Lost Dog Street Band is a trio from Tennessee. Together they have traveled the country wide, at first bringing music with them on foot. The first two years were spent journeying by freight train and hitchhiking. Today, they travel by van.Drawing on the inspiration of hard times on the road, personal...

Rich Strater @ Java Monkey

Thursday February 18, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Hello Friends! I'm going to be playing a few songs with my wonderfully talented friend Dendera Bloodbath at Java Monkey in Decatur,GA(Atlanta) on February 19th. Come by for an evening of songs and beverages. Admission is Free!Rich Strater: richstrater.bandcamp.com 9:45pm-10:45pmDendera Bloodbath: ht...
Cost: Free

Swamp Rabbit Railroad Live

Wednesday January 27, 2016 07:00 pm EST
This modern folk duo, originally from Upstate South Carolina, blends originals with creative covers in a way that truly showcases folk music.
Cost: Free

Bennet Jackson - Live Original Music

Wednesday January 20, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Come discover and enjoy outstanding original music by Bennet Jackson. Bennet is a performing musician based in Johns Creek, Georgia. Lush melodies, creative hooks, honest lyrics, soulful vocals and exceptional guitar work define his style that is an Indie Pop/Rock fusion with Jazz and Blues influenc...
Cost: FREE

Acoustic Open Mic with SLOWPARADE

Sunday December 13, 2015 07:00 pm EST
SLOWPARADE hosts a weekly acoustic open mic at Java Monkey in Decatur. 2 mics and 2 DI are available. Each act to play 3 songs maximum. No amps, no drum sets please. No house guitar is provided. All styles are welcome
Cost: FREE

Bennet Jackson - Live Music Performance

Monday December 7, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Come discover and enjoy outstanding original music by Bennet Jackson. Bennet is a performing musician based in Johns Creek, Georgia. Lush melodies, creative hooks, honest lyrics, soulful vocals and exceptional guitar work define his style that is an Indie Pop/Rock fusion with Jazz and Blues influenc...
Cost: FREE

Jason Stoneking w/ musical guests Alex Gordon and Marshall Ruffin

Monday November 30, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Author Jason Stoneking will be in town from Paris, France, reading some of the candid, philosophical, and occasionally psychedelic essays from his brand new book. Followed by an intimate music set with local duo Alex Gordon on baritone guitar and Marshall Ruffin on vocals.
Cost: Free

Jeff Ruby

Friday November 27, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Nashville rock singer/songwriter to perform a solo acoustic show.
Cost: Free

Will Mitchell / Melanie Storrusten / Julian Morena

Friday October 16, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
No cover.8:00 Julian Morena9:00 Melanie Storrusten10:00 Will Mitchell
Cost: $0

Talitha Gabrielle and Aether Solaris

Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Local acoustic singer-songwriters Talitha Gabrielle and Aether Solaris will both be singing and playing acoustic originals of their own, and acoustic covers of pop and alternative songs.
Cost: FREE

Twin Courage - acoustic indie folk duo

Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The project aims to take portable, acoustic instruments such as the guitar, ukulele, melodica, and some hand percussion and make good, captivating music with them. Influences include the Everybodyfields, Midlake, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, and many more. Expect a lot of instr...
Cost: FREE

Jeff Ruby

Monday October 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Nashville rock singer/songwriter, Jeff Ruby, returns to the Java Monkey in support of his latest release, Hourglass. Ruby will be performing a solo acoustic show of original music and covers.
Cost: Free

Sarah Donner

Friday August 29, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Sarah Donner will be stopping in Decatur on her current tour in support of her new record “That Is A Pegasus”.

Adam Burrows Live at Java Monkey

Monday August 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
After supporting Australian artist, Stu Larsen, on his North American tour, Nashville folk singer/ songwriter Adam Burrows will return to Decatur to perform at Java Monkey on Tuesday, August 12th at 8:00p.m. Adam Burrows creates unpretentious folk music that invites the listener to pay attention to...
Cost: free

Sara Nelms

Monday August 4, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Southern raise, Brooklyn based, singer songwriter, Sara Nelms on her summer solo acoustic tour will share her sultry, folksy music with you.Check out Saranelms.comAnd reverbnation.com/saranelms
Cost: free

Mountain Party

Friday August 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Mountain Party (aka Justin Green - http://mountainparty.net) is playing at Java Monkey in downtown Decatur on Saturday August 2nd! Free show.
Cost: free

A Big Acoustic jam Thing

Friday July 25, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Billion Dollar Baby, Swanky Ali, Jamee Cornelia and many more are performing @ The Java Monkey July 26th for The Bog Acoustic Show Thing and it will be cool. So come out!
Cost: Free

Mountain Party

Monday July 7, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Mountain Party (aka Justin Green - http://mountainparty.net) is playing at Java Monkey in downtown Decatur. Free show.
Cost: Free

Luke Carter

Thursday November 28, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Acoustic Singer Songwriter Luke Carter performs songs from his last 4 records. From a rural county between Athens and Atlanta he brings light to Java Monkey (Nov 29) and welcomes your presence. Free cds will be given away from 2 of his releases and tips are gratefully appreciated. His new EP Stars ...
Cost: Free

Billion Dollar Baby

Monday November 25, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Come and support your best local Rock n' soul duo Billion Dollar Baby.
Cost: FREE

Jeff Ruby

Thursday November 14, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Nashville rock singer/songwriter, Jeff Ruby, will be performing a solo acoustic show of originals and covers.
Cost: Free

Will Mitchell / Boo Reefa / The Last Gonzo

Friday November 1, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Come have some coffee, beer, or wine...perhaps a panini. Maybe I could interest you in a biscotti served on a paper doily?While you eat or drink your own favorite confection we will play some laid back tunes for you while you bask in what we hope is lovely fall Atlanta weather on Java Monkey's cover...
Cost: FREE

Katharine Cole Live

Monday October 21, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Katharine Cole performs selections from her new album There is No God""

Josh Schicker & Friends

Thursday September 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Join Josh Schicker & Friends for an evening of folk/pop music. For more on Josh Schicker's music, visit his website: www.joshschicker.com
Cost: FREE

The Turtle and the Moon, Poems and Lyrics by Kodac Harrison

Saturday August 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
On Sunday, August 18, 2013, Poetry Atlanta Press will release The Turtle and the Moon, Poems and Lyrics by Kodac Harrison. Kodac's first book release, it is a retrospective of Kodac’s work starting in the 70s through the present. On this night, Kodac will recite, read, and perform works from the ...

Listen HeaR, Curvature

Thursday June 27, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Poetry reading with Susanna Lang

Saturday May 11, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Susanna Lang will read from her third collection, Tracing the Lines (Brick Road Poetry Press).
Cost: Free

Jon Davidson

Friday May 3, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Rye with City Mouse

Friday March 29, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Free show - vintage folk rock fromRye: www.RyeTheBand.comCity Mouse: www.citymousemusic.com
Cost: Free

Jeff Ruby

Friday March 8, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Nashville rock songwriter performing originals and covers as a solo acoustic act.
Cost: Free

Fayth HopeL Stripped Down & Exposed

Wednesday January 23, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Join Fayth for an intimate, storyteller set consisting of soulful and jazzy covers and originals in addition to BRAND NEW, UNHEARD, UNRELEASED MUSIC. Supporting Fayth for the night will be Kevin Staley on keys and B. Courtland Saxon on tenor sax and flute. Special guest: Spoken Word Artist Ebonie M...
Cost: FREE

Eric Fontaine

Thursday September 13, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
free improvised music with Eric Fontaine on saxophones & clarinets with cello and viola and light drums.
Cost: $0.00

Dan Lipton & The Rye Band

Friday September 7, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Dan Lipton and The Rye Band play Java Monkey. A mix of folk-rock, rock & roll, country, and harmonies.
Cost: Free

Local Poets Stage

Friday August 31, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Hosted by Poetry Atlanta, this event will have a different poet read every 15 minutes until the Invitational Slam begins where the best slam poets compete for a cash prize.
Cost: Free

Kate & Corey, Hannah & Maggie

Thursday July 19, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Now You See Them

Saturday January 22, 2011 12:00 am EST
BioSee MoreNow You See Them is a super-fun acoustic indie folk/pop trio dedicated to delivering a great time. Appealing to virtually all audiences through beautiful harmonies, slow burning lyrics, and non traditional instruments, NYST combines thoughtfully ironic originals alongside carefully select...
Cost: Free

Last Chance Runaround

Friday November 19, 2010 12:00 am EST
The jangle-guitar-pop of the '80s meets the harmonious acoustic folk of the '60s for a swirling, melodious, thought-provoking 21st century mash-up. Think: the prettier leanings of Yo La Tengo or a peppier Mojave 3, with an unyielding emphasis on beauty and timelessness. Join Last Chance Runaround fo...
Cost: Free

Ian McFeron live @ Java Monkey

Wednesday November 10, 2010 12:00 am EST
Ian Mcferon embarks on a national tour, performing over 70 shows in 88 days! McFeron takes the stage at Java Monkey on Wednesday, November 10th at 8:00pm, with longtime musical partner Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler and cellist. Join us for an evening of all-original roots country, folk, and ...
Cost: Free!
425 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-5002

Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Fri. - Sat. 7 a.m. - midnight
Sun. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.