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!
It’s a complicated quest, trying to pin down all the different sides that make up Matt Pond PA, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. They have always defied conventional descriptions; perhaps the only way to make sense of it all is to bring the band’s past and future together as one, to let them meet and shake hands.
That’s precisely what they’ve spent the last year chasing. The 10 Year Anniversary Tour of Emblems allowed fans old and new to experience the entire critically-acclaimed album from start to end.
We are thrilled for our friend and Amped Up! open mic host Tristyn Tucci as she gets set to release her debut self-titled album under the moniker Lady Lark. To help celebrate the special occasion, locals Surcloc and MK Ultraviolet will also be performing on this awesome FREE bill.
Known for captivating their listeners with their down to earth and truthfully poignant raps, electrifying live performances, and stellar production, The Grouch & Eligh have released over twenty projects within their respective solo careers, as well as a duo. The Grouch & Eligh have toured extensively over the course of their career gracing stages across the continental US, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
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
California places a distinct sonic stamp upon the music born with in its boundaries. Owens had his Bakersfield, Parsons his Joshua Tree, and Malkmus his Stockton, and in their tunes you can hear dust, desert highways, and skateboards gliding over suburbia. The Donkeys have San Diego, and from that environment have woven a fundamental ease in their music – a rock, a roll, a sway, a slide – you could even call it a breeze. On Ride the Black Wave, The Donkeys continue their easy rolling, classic vibrations, but add a mystery and tension that make this record their most lyrically and instrumentally compelling.
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 party in the Club.
We are trying to find the most promising young musicians – 21 and under – to showcase their songs and compete for the title as the best young musicians in Tucson! This year’s finalists include: Weird Guilty Pleasures, The Looks, Kyle Gallardo, Creating The Scene, and Roman Barten-Sherman & the Interstellar Blues Orchestra. Don’t miss this early showcase of young local talent at Hotel Congress.
Hailing from New York City, Vannessa Lundon now contributes to the local music scene in Tucson with her talents and unique sound. Not only can she sing, she is also proficient with the guitar, piano and especially baby harmonica. Born in England, but raised in New Jersey, she has participated in open mic nights and performed on the streets of NYC.
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.
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!
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.
Stand up comedy on the fly! Arizona’s finest comedians put together a show right before your very eyes. Watch as the comedians improvise comedy to audience submitted topics. Hosted by Henry Barajas & Pauly Cassillas, each show is an original, so each show is worth seeing. We never know what is going to happen!
There are four boys who make up Reptar. They have offered twice as many (if not more) explanations for why they chose to name their band after a Rugrats character. But these days, the Athens, GA based group is sticking to this one: “I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend,” giggles singer-guitarist Graham Ulicny. “And everybody goes, ‘that is the stupidest name I have ever heard in my life.” So why Reptar? “It is the second stupidest band name we have ever heard.”
If you thought Agave Fest couldn’t get any better, you’d be wrong. The conservation of local agriculture is something all partners are passionate about, especially Janos Wilder. Hotel Congress is working in conjunction with the DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails Owner to host an Agave Dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in the Drawing Room at Maynards Market & Kitchen. There are only 32 seats to the exclusive fundraising dinner and tickets are $95 (plus tax and gratuity) each with…
Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona formed in 2003 by front man Leighton Antelman. After a brief hiatus in 2010, the band returned in September 2011 with a new song, “Dragging Your Feet in the Mud” and Paint It Golden was released shortly after in October of 2011. The band has recently released their first single “Knee Deep” from the new record, Devil, produced by Colby Wedgeworth. Leighton Antelman and the new full band line-up’s new release will be their fifth.
KICK OFF CINCO DE MAYO WEEK AT HOTEL CONGRESS FOR OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS AGAVE! Join us at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 for our 7th Annual Agave Fest. Who knew the seventh year of Hotel Congress’ Agave Fest would be the year to turn what was known as just a tequila lovers paradise into an event infused with the history and culture of agave based spirits? We partnered with Vamos a Tucson and the Mexican Consulate…
We have a super line up for you this Sunday with a some radical rockers headed to Austin Psych Fest. Southern California brings us three of it’s finest up and coming acts, Cosmonauts, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, and Kim & the Created. They are joined by one of our favorite local acts The Myrrors for this all ages show. Do you ever feel like you are spoiled by the Hotel Congress? Well you are.
Join us this Tuesday for our annual Cinco de Mayo blowout! This year’s festivities will feature one of Tucson’s favorite party bands, The Jons. They will be joined by our resident Friday DJ and one of the most tasteful Latin/World DJs in Arizona, DJ Dirtyverbs. Don’t miss this FREE FIESTA!
ge Francis is widely considered one of our generation’s greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay which creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, it’s more about storming the castle than about watching the throne.
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
at hotel congress
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.
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)
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)
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)