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Thu 26 Mar


(10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Membership), 21+)

One of Tucson’s premier dance nights for the past 5 years and counting. Things you can expect at OPTIMIST CLUB: tons of surprises, installations, touring acts, fresh dance music, good looking people, $2 drinks, & FREE entry with an Opti Club membership card! #ILLUMINOPTI

Fri 27 Mar

Tom Walbank

w/ Roman Barten-Sherman (6pm, FREE on the Plaza)

Delta blues via Devon England comes only in one form – legendary local musician Tom Walbank. Come kick off your weekend with Tom who anchors our free early evening entertainment every Friday on the Hotel Congress Plaza. Be ready to be blown away by some amazing blues performers.


Fri 27 Mar

Chicha Dust

w/ Mute Swan (Doors at 8pm, $10/$12, 21+)

It’s a late night Cumbia dance party with Chicha Dust and Mute Swan. The Tucson all stars triumphantly return to the Club Congress for what is set to be a loco fiesta! Kick off your spring the right way with a hip shakin’ extravaganza.

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Fri 27 Mar

DJ Dirtyverbs

(10pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

Since his start DJing houseparties and mezcal speakeasies in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2007, DJ Logan "Dirtyverbs" Phillips has used cumbia as a lengua franca to sonically travel across Las Américas and beyond. He has played at venues across the United States, in Mexico and Colombia, and currently hosts Friday nights on the Plaza at Hotel Congress as well as El Tambó, a quarterly tropical bass dance...


Sat 28 Mar

Simply Rap

Feat. Jabee, Cash Lansky, Marley B, & more! (6pm, $8/$10, All Ages)

We kick off an evening full of hip hop this Saturday with “Simply Rap.” An all ages celebration of some of the best underground rap, not only in Arizona, but in the United States. Join Jabee from Oklahoma City, Mouse Powell from Phoenix, as well as Cash Lanskey, Marley B, and Young One Era from Tucson for this early show. Simply Beat Battle on the Plaza immediately following the show (21+).

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Sat 28 Mar

Simply Beat Battle

(10pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

Join us on the Plaza this Saturday for our 2nd annual “Simply Beat Battle” winner take all beat battle brought to you by GLDN ARTIST GROUP & wearebugginout.com. Entries will be submitted before Feb. 1st and announced soon after.


Sun 29 Mar
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Ynot 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 30 Mar

90s 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 90 cent PBR Draft Beers (12oz), $2 Wells, and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


Tue 31 Mar

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE, 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 31 Mar
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Amped Up!

(Sign up is at 8:30pm, Start Time is at 9:00pm, End Time is at 11:00pm)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new 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. The Details: Sign up is at 8:30pm Start Time is at 9:00pm End Time is at 11:00pm *We want to extend th...


Wed 1 Apr

Dengue Fever

w/ Louise Le Hir (8pm, $10-$12, All Ages)

Dengue Fever’s psychedelic take on the Cambodian pop sounds of the 60s makes them one of rock’n’roll’s most unique success stories. Take our word for it (we see about 365 concerts a year), you do not want to miss this show!

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Thu 2 Apr


w/ Josh Harmony's Freckles, Chris Hall, and Rad Randy (7pm, FREE, 21+)

Thrasher Magazine’s 2010 annual “Skater of the Year” Leo Romero visits the Hotel Congress for the first time with his band, Travesura. He will be joined by fellow pro-skater Josh Harmony’s band Freckles and Chris Hall of Tucson for this FREE pre-Opti country punk party!


Fri 3 Apr

Horse Black CD Release Party

w/ The Electric Blankets and Brass Hands (9pm, FREE, 21+)

We are more than excited to host Horse Black’s release party for “People and Places Not to See” this Friday at Hotel Congress. The Electric Blankets and Brass Hand’s are joining the boys to celebrate this monumental event. The show is free so save your cash to buy the album!


Sat 4 Apr

The Sonoran Dogs

(7pm, $10/$12, 21+)

The sonoran dogs Watch/Listen The Electric Sonoran Dogs are amped up and electrified! This rarely assembled all-star group of eight blazes through rock, blues, alt-country, bluegrass and gypsy. Their level of virtuosity is energetic and magical to the core. The Sonoran Dogs original four includes 1988 National Flatpicking Champion Peter McLaughlin on guitar, Mark Miracle on mandolin, Dr. Brian Da...

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Sat 4 Apr


w/ DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, JALPH, & Andrew Shuta (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, Jalph, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. Free entry, $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.


Tue 7 Apr

High On Fire

w/ Saviours and Godhunter (7pm, $17/$20, 18+)

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as "a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume," HIGH ON FIRE has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and ab...

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Wed 8 Apr


w/ Daniel the Lion (7pm, $12/$14, All Ages)

Rising Wisconsin act PHOX will be making their first stop in Tucson on their to play Coachella Music Festival. This will be their first time at the Hotel Congress, and from what we hear, their stage chemistry is something special. Don’t miss this group in the intimate setting of the Club before they are selling out theaters!

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Thu 9 Apr

Peelander Z

(7pm, $12, All Ages)

PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC, was originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they’ll tell you they’re all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.

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Fri 10 Apr
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The Cloud Walls and Texas Justice

(9pm, FREE, 21+)

The Cloud Walls is the new formation of a band formerly known as Marvin and The Cloud Wall. The band has been musically streamlined, playing a mash-up of fuzzed-out old-school soul, garage rock and punk blues all tinged with a cinematic flare and the occasional old-fashioned country song.


Sun 12 Apr


w/ Little Annie featuring Paul Walfisch (7pm, $23/$25, All Ages)

Modern legends, SWANS, will be making their first visit to Hotel Congress since April 1992. We couldn’t be more excited for a show, get your tickets now before it’s too late!!!

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From its 1985 inception as a once-weekly showcase for downtown Tucson’s creative community, to its current status as “One of the 10 best rock clubs in the United States,” Club Congress has continuously striven to be a catalyst for art. In addition to showcasing music’s cutting edge, the Club Congress has earned repeated accolades as the city’s best dance club.

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Club Nights

90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts

Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
The Switch Comedy (8pm)

Live Music!

Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)

Live Music!
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)

Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph

Hot Club of Tucson (10am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)