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Sun 30 Aug
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Huey Mack with Blackbear

(Doors at 7pm, $12/$15 G.A., $35 V.I.P., All Ages)

Joseph Dalton Michael, better known as Huey Mack, is an American hip-hop artist from Morgantown, West Virginia. He started writing music as a joke at the age of 14 to pass the time while he was attending Morgantown High School. He soon stopped writing and took a few years off as he never saw it being a career just something that he did as a “joke”. A few years later at the age of 17 he decided to start back up and released his first free mixtape “Wish Me Luck” at the age of 18. This mixtape led to a following some described as “cult-like” which opened the door to the releases of a few more mixtapes including the free mixtape “A Boy Named Hue” which also charted at number “3” in the rap/hip-hop section on iTunes despite being free.

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Sun 30 Aug
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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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 31 Aug
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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.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 1 Sep
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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!


FREE SHOW!

Wed 2 Sep
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C-Rayz Walz

w/ Mossferatu, Big Meridox, & more (Doors at 7pm, $5, All Ages)

C-Rayz Walz, is an American Hip hop recording artist from The Bronx borough of New York City. Aside from his solo career he is also a member of the East Coast hip hop syndicate, Stronghold. C-Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He hosts many hip-hop shows and events, has appeared on over 43 singles and launched his own label, SunCycle Entertainment.

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Fri 4 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 1 (Feat. Roger Clyne, Cracker, Chicha Dust, & more)

30th Anniversary of Club Congress 1985-2015 (Doors at 6pm, $10/$12, 21+)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 1 featuring Roger Clyne, Cracker, Chicha Dust, Chick Cashman & Ron Reyes, Crookes from London, and reunions from Molten Leather, Mankind, and Great American Tragedy.

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Sat 5 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 2 (Feat. Camper Van Beethoven, Gentlemen AfterDark, River Roses, Pollo Elastico, & more)

30th Anniversary of Club Congress 1985-2015 (Doors at 6pm, FREE, 21+)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 2 – FREE DAY – featuring Camper Van Beethoven, Friends of Dean Martinez, The River Roses, The Sidewinders, & more!


FREE SHOW!

Sun 6 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 3 (Feat. Mexrissey, Mexican Institute of Sound, Joe King Carrasco, John Coinman, & more)

30th Anniversary of Club Congress 1985-2015 (Doors at 6pm, $13/$15, 21+)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 3 featuring Mexrissey, Mexican Institute of Sound, Joe King Carrasco, John Coinman, Metalachi, Sergio Mendoza, Sweet Ghosts and so much more!

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Tue 8 Sep
manman

Man Man

w/ Shilpa Ray (Doors at 7pm, $15, All Ages)

Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix.

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Wed 9 Sep
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Mik and Scott

w/ Deschtuco and Cassette Culture (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Join Tucson’s funkiest duo Mik and Scott this Wednesday at the Hotel Congress. Watch them build masterpieces with the most unlikely of instruments… From a melodica to a telephone, these guys will keep you entertained! They will be joined by fellow local acts Deschtuco and Cassette Culture for this FREE party.


FREE SHOW!

Thu 10 Sep
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Le Youth

(Doors at 9pm, FREE, 21+)

90s sounds refracted through a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Tracks that are serious about moving a dance floor full of people without coming on too strong. Breezy California vibes touched by a twist of European flair and an air of mystery. This is what Le Youth is about.


FREE SHOW!

Fri 11 Sep
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Stefan George Tribute

(6pm on the Plaza, FREE, 21+)

Join us on the plaza September 11th as we pay tribute to a great Tucson musician and friend, Stefan George. We at the Hotel Congress are very thankful for this strong community and are happy to host some of Tucson’s finest for this uplifting night in Stefan’s honor.

Sat 12 Sep
Todd Barry

Todd Barry

w/ Chris Fairbanks (Doors at 7pm, $15/$20, 21+)

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, but there is so much more to it. Todd has made stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd also recently just released his own Netflix special “Crowd Work.” Basically the guy is hilarious, don’t miss him live at Hotel Congress, limited to 200 tickets.

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Tue 15 Sep
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Hippie Sabotage

(Doors at 8pm, $12, All Ages)

Sacramento DJ duo and brothers Hippie Sabotage bring their ragin’ party to the Hotel Congress. After exploding with a killer remix of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High),” the boys have been makin’ noise on the road with high energy dance party DJ sets. Don’t miss your chance to see them in the intimate setting of Club Congress.

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Wed 16 Sep
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Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips

(Doors at 7pm in the Copper Hall, $12/$16, 21+)

Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin’s two highly acclaimed albums, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona, established the duo as significant musical performers and creative songwriters with an appreciation for life in the rugged Southwest. Two-time Grammy-award winner bassist and producer Todd Phillips has made a career of consistently performing and recording with acoustic music finest artists.

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Thu 17 Sep
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Blackalicious

w/ Lateef & Lifesavas (Doors at 8pm, $15/$18, All Ages)

In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way–rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting”, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats.

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Fri 18 Sep
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Born & Brewed: Tucson’s Beer Cup

Starting off the weekend is year’s 4th Annual Born & Brewed which is new and improved and better than ever:  The title for the Tucson’s Beer Cup is taking place on Friday, September 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Hotel Congress plaza. We’ve switched it up with new judges, more beer titles, beer trailers and more! After a full year of going to the drawing board and developing new beers and new strategies, the finest brew masters in Tucson put…

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Fri 18 Sep
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Katterwaul Album Release Party

w/ Ultra Maroon and New Doubt (Doors at 9pm, FREE, 21+)

Katterwaul is getting set to release a new album on local label, Commercial Appeal Records. It’s only fitting we throw a big family style fiesta at Hotel Congress to celebrate! Katterwaul will be joined by some heavy hitters in Ultra Maroon and New Doubt… Come ready to get wild!


FREE SHOW!

Sat 19 Sep
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Bikes, Brew & BBQ

With a fully packed weekend of events, join the East End in celebrating all things craft beer weekend with beer, bicycles, bbq and brunch. Welcome to the inaugural Bikes, Brew & Barbecue hosted at The Hotel Congress. This exciting event hosts bicycle tours that complete the trifecta of the serious fun of brew hopping, riding bikes, and feasting on barbecue. Brew, Bikes and BBQ celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist as well as…

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Sun 20 Sep
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Mike Krol

w/ Hermanitos and Un:ted States (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal mic into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.


FREE SHOW!

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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.

Free Entertainment

  • SALVADOR DURAN

    SALVADOR DURAN THURSDAYS ON THE PATIO

  • HOT CLUB OF TUCSON

    HOT CLUB OF TUCSON BRUNCH TIME JAZZ

Club Nights

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

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

Wednesday
Live Music!

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

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

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

Sunday
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)