Located in the second oldest commercial structure on the public square of historic Dahlonega, GA, The Crimson Moon Café is unique because it offers a rare opportunity to be up close and personal with the artists who perform on it's tiny eight by ten foot stage. The c.1858 Concert Hall Dining Room allows 100 individuals to be within just 45 feet of the stage - a distance usually fought over/unattainable at larger venues. Patrons leave with both the memorable experience of enjoying a true listening room' and the pleasure of dining in one of the Southeast’s most unique restaurants.Using our international travel planner, Dahlonega attractions like Crimson Moon Listening Room can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The eclectic menu offers a 'new south' focus plus several vegan or Gluten-Free options; a coffee house featuring organic/shade grown and fairly traded coffee; and a wide selection of beer and wine, and hand-made cocktails. In 15 years of operation the tiny stage has already offered top tier acts such as Indigo Girls/Amy Ray, Darrell Scott, Shawn Mullins, Lee Roy Parnell, Rory Block, The Greencards, John Cowan, Michael Cleveland & The Flame Keepers, The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch, Kevn Kinney, The Burrito Brothers, Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets, Cracker, John Gorka, Buddy Jewell, Billy Dean, John McCutcheon, Chuck Cannon, Lari White, Sierra Hull, EmiSunshine, Michelle Malone, Col. Bruce Hampton, Billy Strings, and the UK’s Callaghan. – truly making 'The Moon' the Southeast's most intimate of it's 'premier' music venues!
With Sunday Jams for anyone to come join, Tom & Juli Wednesdays, our 'Thirsty Thursday' Open mics, and concerts throughout the weekend, you'll find live music here from Wednesday through Sunday. The Crimson Moon Cafe is truly the Southeast's most intimate music venue – where the creative spirit lives and shines!
The venue is also a memorable place to host a variety of private events. Whether it be a wedding party, birthday party, or business gathering, our Concert Hall & stage offer a unique setting for gathering of up to 75 people, and our 2nd floor's Half Moon Saloon and fresh air porch is perfect for groups of up to 50 people, with its own entrance and restroom. You can choose from our current menu or we can customize one just for your special event, including buffet style dining if desired.
Performance event tickets can be purchased by visiting our website at www.thecrimsonmoon.com, or visiting the historic Parker-Nix building where ‘The Moon’ is located. Private group event reservations can be made by calling 706-864-3982 during the Café’s operating hours or sending an email ( group events only) to Dana@thecrimsonmoon.com
Crimson Moon Listening Room Reviews
As soon as I walked in, I could feel the history. I instantly knew the place had a rich history. We walked in around 2 in the afternoon, and we had the place to ourselves. We asked for a beer, and we ... more »
We went for open mic night on a Thursday and it was actually pretty good. I'm guessing most of the performers were from the University, but local talent is always entertaining when they perform. We'd ... more »
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