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Tue 3 May

Agave Heritage Week

Agave Heritage Week celebrates the culinary heritage, art, culture...

This year we are excited to announce that our annual Agave Festival is now a week long celebration. Agave Heritage Week celebrates the culinary heritage, art, culture and science of the indigenous agave plant, reflecting influences from both sides of the border.

Fri 6 May

So Hideous and Bosse-de-Nage

w/ Languish and Chronovorus (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Having formed in 2008 and with two EPs and a full-length under their belts, Brooklyn’s orchestral post-metal outfit, So Hideous, are set to release their most ambitious offering to date with their seven song conceptual opus, Laurestine. Check them out on tour with Boss-De-Nage this Friday at Hotel Congress for FREE!


Fri 6 May

Tucson John hosts Maynard’s Happy Hour

(10pm-12am every Friday and Saturday)

Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place to be for late night grub on the weekend. They have curated local music, great eats, and drinks all starting at 10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday. Tucsonans will enjoy dining downtown under the stars, sipping a craft cocktail, and noshing from the eclectic menu of scrumptiously prepared shared plates, large and small, by their Senior Executive Chef Mike Byrer. This delightful fusion is the perfect solution for those looking to eat at a casual place downtown after a show or even to get their late night started off right. #maynardslatenight

Sat 7 May

8th Annual Agave Fest!

$35 in advance $40 day of event

Join us for Agave FEST the original CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS AGAVE We cap Agave Heritage Week with the 8th Annual Agave Fest aka: The Tequila Lovers Paradise. Partnering with Visit Tucson and the Mexican Consulate,  Agave Fest is bringing some of the most interesting, rare and delicious agave-based spirits in the world here to Hotel Congress. But that is only part of the fun. Once you glance below at the list of some of what Agave Fest has to offer,…

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Sat 7 May


w/ DJ Bob Really, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.


Sat 7 May

Super Soul Saturdays at Maynards Late Night

w/ DJ Roch Kiss (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us as we debut our new Soul/Motown party every Saturday (starting in May) at Maynards, we are gonna turn amtrak into Soul Train, while eating and drinking from the best late night happy hour in downtown Tucson!


Sun 8 May
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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 9 May

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 $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), 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.


Tue 10 May

Matt Andersen w/ LEE HARVEY OSMOND

(Doors at 8pm, $12/$15, 21+)

With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.

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Tue 10 May

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!


Wed 11 May


w/ La Cerca and Foxx Bodies (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Los Angeles lady trio SUSAN returns to Tucson for this special FREE Wednesday performance. The band brings a nice blend of garage pop and riot girl punk, topped off with a perfect amount a rock n roll attitude. They will be joined by special local guests, mark your calendars!


Thu 12 May

Gabriel Francisco CD Release Performance

(7pm, Free on the Plaza, 21+)

Join us on the plaza this Thursday as local Spanish guitar virtuoso Gabriel Francisco Romo’s celebrates his CD releasee at Hotel Congress with a special FREE performance. Grab a bite at the Cup Cafe and enjoy the music!

Fri 13 May

Rising Appalachia

w/ Arouna Diarra (Doors at 8pm, $15/$18, 21+)

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do… Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art.

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Sat 14 May
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Cash’d Out

(Doors at 7pm, $10, 21+)

Everyone has an artist they’ve wanted to see perform but for some reason (death, break ups, etc) they can’t. Johnny Cash is a prime example of one these missed opportunities – maybe you weren’t old enough, or couldn’t catch his Folsom Prison show… Whatever the case. You now have a chance to see next best thing at Hotel Congress, Cash’d Out – a San Diego based Johnny Cash cover band. We have hosted these gentleman before and it’s our pleasure to welcome them back to the Old Pueblo for this Saturday concert.

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Sat 14 May
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Nathaniel Knows

w/ Sid the Kid, Andrew Shuta, and Bob Really (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Throughout his life, Nathaniel Knows embraced and absorbed an eclectic array of quintessential vibes, honing his unique skills as a genre-bending DJ. Join us this Saturday as we welcome the Tucson native back to town for a FREE Saturday performance alongside resident DJs Sid the Kid and Bob Really. FREE ENTRY!


Mon 16 May

Aesop Rock

w/ Homeboy Sandman (Doors at 7pm, $20/$22, 16+)

Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. Catch him live at Hotel Congress on Monday, May 16th with special guest Homeboy Sandman.

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Tue 17 May

Wreckless Eric

w/ Bradford Trojan (Doors at 7pm, $10, 21+)

Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat. His new album, “amERICa,” out now on Fire Records, is enjoying universal acclaim from critics and public alike. Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty-seven years of touring have left him in good shape. He’s coming to town.

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Wed 18 May


Im A Piece Of Sh*t Tour w/ TOMMY GENESIS (Doors at 7pm, $17/$20, 16+)

We are more than excited to welcome cinematographer, producer and recording artist FATHER to the Tucson for the very first time. The young artist made a splash into the scene with his 2014 hit single “Look at Wrists” and hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down since. Let’s gather together in the Club this Wednesday and show him why it was a good idea to make Tucson a stop on the “Im A Piece of Sh*t Tour.”

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Fri 20 May

Katterwaul and Head Over Heart

West Foot Forward 7" Split Release Show (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Baby Gas Mask Records is announcing the third split 7” vinyl release in the West Foot Forward series that features twenty-four up and coming Arizona musicians and bands. The third release in the series features Head Over Heart and Katterwaul, and will be available on Friday May 20th at the Hotel Congress. The third release is being co-released with Commercial Appeal Records also out of Tucson.


Sat 21 May

Retro Game Show Night presents The Hollywood(ish) Squares

(Doors at 6pm, $12 Reserved Seating / $10 Day of Show, 21+)

Join the irresistible Tempest DuJour – RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 contestant and Tucson’s Delicate Flower of the Desert – as she hilariously hosts twisted versions of vintage television game shows complete with contestants from the audience, special celebrity guests and life-changing prizes! When you purchase your tickets online, you’re guaranteed great seats in the Splash Zone – the best seats in the house! Online ticketing isn’t set up to select specific seats, but the folks at Retro Game Show Night will make sure every Splash Zone victim – er, guest – has an awesome seat waiting. $10 festival seating tickets are available at the door the night of the show.

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