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Mon 15 Oct

Guerilla Toss

w/ The Trees and The Frecks (Doors at 7pm, $10, 16+)

Guerilla Toss are jarring. They are glitchy. They’re dissonant and uncomfortable and yet they are so much fun. Catch the New York 5-piece tearing up our stage in October with support from minimal post-punk outfit, New Doubt.

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Mon 15 Oct

Monday House Party

w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

Retrolution, the longest running dance night in the history of Tucson featuring all your favorite hits of the 80’s, is finally being dragged, kicking in screaming, into the 90’s.  We hope to ease the way with $1 wells from 9-11pm, $3 wells after, $4 Dos Equis, and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. Don’t Worry, DJ Sid the Kid will throw in the occasional New Order or Prince hit to help smooth the transition. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


Mon 15 Oct

Random Acts of Karaoke

(Starts at 9pm, FREE)

Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 9pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!


Tue 16 Oct

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts Bar Trivia at over 300 pubs and restaurants in 25 states. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Join us every Tuesday at Hotel Congress for 8 rounds of madness and flaunt your pop-culture knowledge for a chance at tons of great prizes!


Tue 16 Oct

Amped Up Open Mic

(Feature Artist: 8:30pm, Start Time: 9pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.


Wed 17 Oct

Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family

(Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency! They will be playing all night, so stop by for a minute or stay for the whole show – you’ll be blown away no matter what!


Thu 18 Oct

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

(Doors at 7:30pm, $3, 21+)

Join a menage a trois of local comics as they host a f*%cking comedy talk show with stand-up, interviews, and (maybe) sexual insight. It’s basically an hour and twenty minutes of sex jokes…and you’ll be in and out and home by 10pm!

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Thu 18 Oct

Optimist Club

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJ Bob Really delivers the heavy hitters and house party favorites in the club, while a rotating cast of DJs soundtrack your smoke break with fresh hits on le plaza. Come for the $3 wells and party pics, stay for the music, dancing, and good vibes!


Fri 19 Oct

Welshly Arms: No Place Is Home Tour

w/ The Glorious Sons & Charming Lairs (7pm, $15, 21+)

A gritty blues-rock outfit with vintage soul and classic rock influences, Cleveland’s Welshly Arms returns to the Club Congress stage for their “No Place Is Home” Tour!

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Fri 19 Oct

Rhythm and Roots Fest: Karl Blau

w/ The Easy Leaves (Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free)

Karl Blau is a Pacific Northwest staple, a prolific troubadour who defies genre. Outfitted with an unmistakable, deeply emotional voice that roams between baritone and falsetto with ease. Catch him kicking off our first annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival on the plaza stage with support from The Easy Leaves!


Sat 20 Oct

Deafheaven & DIIV

w/ IONNA GIKA (Doors at 7pm, $20-$25, 16+)

Post-Punk and Post-Metal? At first glance, Deafheaven and DIIV don’t have a whole lot in common, but both bands have previously been accused of “shoegazing” (in good and very different ways). Witness a shoegaze meeting of the minds at Club Congress this October, with support from IONNA GIKA (fka Io Echo).

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Sat 20 Oct

Rhythm and Roots Fest: Guitar Rumble

w/ Mike Hebert, Loren Dircks and more (Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30, free)

The best of the best of Tucson’s guitar scene are coming together for an evening of back to back, doubleheader, triple whammy guitar rumbles! Hosted by Prison Band’s Mike Hebert, the night will feature performances from Pete Fine, Ed Delucia, Mitzi Cowell, Loren Dircks and more!


Sat 20 Oct


w/ DJ Bob Really & Sid the Kid, ($3, 10pm, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sun 21 Oct

Death Valley Girls

w/ Draemings, The Rifle, & The Exbats (Doors at 7pm, $10 - $12, 21+)

At the core of Death Valley Girls, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel channel a modern spin on Fun House’s sonic exorcisms, ZZ Top’s desert-blasted riffage, and Sabbath’s occult menace. Were welcoming them back to Club Congress on the heels of a new record, Darkness Reins!

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Sun 21 Oct

Rhythm and Roots Fest: Revered Peyton’s Big Damn Band

w/ Tom Walbank (Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free)

Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Plaza Stage to close out our first annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin, with an opening set from local Delta Blues wonder, Tom Walbank. See you there!


Sun 21 Oct

Ynot Late Night Karaoke

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

Ynot Karaoke is hands down Tucson’s largest karaoke company providing the largest song selection and best quality karaoke equipment. You can join them here at the Hotel Congress every Sunday from 10pm-2am for FREE. Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends!


Mon 22 Oct

Exploded View

w/ EXEK, Lenguas Largas, & Ruff Idyll (Doors at 7pm, $10, 16+)

The shimmery, somber, synth-infused quartet is making their debut at Club Congress. Lose yourself in their post-punk-meets-kraut drawls and experience music in a way you likely haven’t unlocked before.

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Tue 23 Oct

KT Tunstall

w/ Special Guests (Doors at 7pm, $25-$99, 21+)

Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. We’re very happy to welcome her back to the Sonoran Desert for the first time in over five years!

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Wed 24 Oct

Molly Burch

w/ Jesse Woods, Casey Golden, Charlie Moses (Doors at 7pm, $8/$10, 16+)

Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance that she wrote after studying Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Tucson on the heels of her new album for Captured Tracks, with support from Jesse Woods.

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Fri 26 Oct

Nightmare on Congress Street

w/ Michigan Rattlers, The Surfbroads and more! (7pm-2am, $10-$30, 21+)

We’re kicking off Halloweek with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET. This year, we’re taking over 5th Ave and opening up a third stage on the street, so brace yourselves for three stages, four bands, late night DJs, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $3000 in cash and prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress and beyond for the best kick off to Halloweek this year! Get your tickets early – they are cheap and sell out fast! And bring that great costume!

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Free Entertainment





Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)

Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)


Geeks Who Drink (8pm)

Patio Party (10pm)


Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)


Optimist Club  (10PM)


El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)

After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)


Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)


Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)

Ynot Karaoke (10pm)