Local country supergroup (Hadji Banjovi, Jimmy Carr and more), The Infinite Mercies, will be bringing their charming, pedal-steel laced sounds to our plaza stage as part of our annual Fall Concert Series. Joining them are West Texas Intermediate, a like-minded local outfit whose sounds are perfect for a beautiful fall evening.
Psychedelic doom metal group, Young Hunter, are returning to Club Congress to share the bill with locals Mute Swan and The Myrrors. Together, these three bands will ease you into a state of hypnotic bliss like none other.
Retro Game Show Night is hosted by Tempest DuJour, the “Delicate Flower of the Desert.” She is Tucson’s (and possibly Arizona’s) largest drag queen and has a blazing wit that’s just as big as she is. At RGSN, we play vintage television game shows with special “celebrity” guests and real contestants from the audience. This month, we’re playing the $9.95 Pyramid – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in northeastern New Mexico and now resides in our home of Tucson, Arizona. We are so excited to welcome him back to our plaza stage as part of our Fall Concert Series. It’s going to be a wonderful Saturday evening at Hotel Congress, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid 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.
This is Maynards Market & Kitchen new sweet sounds of soul, Super Soul Saturday parties! It’s gonna be Motown, Soul and a little bit of Funk presented this Saturday by DJ Desert Deer! He will get us groovin on that Patio late night… along with the incredibly good Happy Hour priced food and drinks. MAYNARDS LATE NIGHT MENU Get in on the action from the beginning! We are gonna turn Amtrak into Soul Train! Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place…
Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Stage! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin. See you there!
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!
Ever wanted to see Brian Jonestown Massacre live but never had the chance? Well now you can see them reincarnated as LSD and the Search for God! The San Francisco outfit channel the best of BJM’s shoegazey, psychedelic swells, and now, they’re coming to a city near you! Supporting them are local shoegaze favorites Mute Swan and Hikikomori. This is not a show to miss!
Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 8:30pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
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.
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. He is bringing his signature sound to Club Congress fresh off the release of his latest album, Own Light, which pushes listeners to see the true beauty in the world. Supporting him on this tour are Sa-Roc, Last Work (DJ Set) and Sol Messiah. Can’t wait!
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!
Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistress Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America’s most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson’s own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission.
The baritone vocal melodies of Anders Rhedin, the LA-based Danish producer known as Dinner, recalls YMO visionaries Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono as well as 60s and 70s baroque pop. His new album, “New Works,” is out on September 8th on Captured Tracks.
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJs Bob Felix & J.R. Harrison deliver the heavy hitters in the club, while the Bank Notes crew broaden horizons w/ the vintage, leftfield, and cutting edge out on the patio. Photography by Tucson John all night long…. and of course, THE DRINK SPECIALS CANNOT BE BEAT: $1 WELLS 9PM – 11PM | $2 WELLS 11PM – 1AM
Ben Goldberg (aka Token) is a true wunderkind. Since kicking off his hip hop career at only 17, he has been running the gambit of hip hop blogs and collaborations with the greats. Check out his inventive, youthful energy at Club Congress!
We’re kicking off Halloweekend with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET, featuring 2 stages, 5 acts, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $1000 in prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress for the best kick off to the Halloweekend this year! Get your tickets early – they are cheap and sell out fast! And bring that great costume! Enjoy performances from Tom Walbank and The Ambassadors, Alien Atmosphere, The Surfbroads, DJ RipDee and…
We are so excited to welcome back to our stage, Cash’d Out, the best Johnny Cash tribute band around! They’ll be performing Cash’s harrowing tunes on day two of our Halloweekened celebration. Get ready to get spooky and to get Cash’d Out!
The Sonoran Dogs are releasing a new album, “Navajo Rug”, and we’re throwing a party on the plaza! Featuring the bluegrass stylings of Peter McLaughlin, Mark Miracle, Tyler James and Brian Davies, The Sonoran Dogs are here to blow you away! Join us for the celebration as part of our Fall Concert Series. It’s going to be a wonderful evening and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts
Nick Hakim (8pm)
Geeks Who Drink – Pub Quiz (8pm)
Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family (8pm)
Guantanamo Baywatch (7pm)
Optimist Club (10pm)
Young Hunter (8pm)
Fall Concert Series: Infinite Mercies
El Tambo with M’Rocka (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Fall Outdoor Concert Series: John Coinman (7pm)
Retro Game Show Night (6pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (7pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)