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.
young hunter Watch / Listen Young Hunter by Young Hunter Young Hunter began as the solo recording project of songwriter/singer/guitarist Benjamin Blake, blossomed into a seven-piece band in Tucson, Arizona, and has been distilled down to a crushing, dynamic five-piece in Portland, OR, where the band is now based. After touring in support of their debut full length Stone Tools and EP Embers at the Foot of Dark Mountain, Young Hunter was reincarnated when Blake relocated to Portland in 2013…
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!
Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, the sole member of the Austin-based indie rock band of which she remains the lone original member, is gracing the Club Congress stage and debuting a new body of exciting solo material! You can’t miss it!
Seattle musician Rocky Votolato is a soft-spoken, very kind, very hard-working father of two, born in rural Texas and raised in the Pacific Northwest indie scene (where he fronted the acclaimed rock band Waxwing). His gravelly, sandpaper smooth voice and introspective lyrics mark him as that most rare of punk-rocker-turned-acoustic-troubadours: Votolato writes graceful, understated, human, unpretentious songs, demonstrating that simplicity is still a viable option for accomplished songwriters. Votolato is coming to Club Congress on September 29th, and he’s bringing with him Chris Staples, an indie musician from Florida. Hope to see you there!
We’re bringing you a TRIPLE release party, celebrating the release of local psych rock band, Mute Swan’s new album “Ultraviolet”, as well as the Asian Fred vs. Dirt Friends split cassette release. Joining these three KILLER bands are local indie pop outfit, The Rifle, and San Francisco swooner, Luke Sweeney. See you there!
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. DJ Ripdee joins the party every Friday in the club with a tasteful blend of Hip Hop, EDM, and Top 40.
Four Color Zack is a technically dazzling “DJ’s DJ” and top party rocker at the same damn time, deftly cutting between arena shows, Vegas megaclubs and underground parties with style and ease. Between his winning sets at the Red Bull Thre3style World Championships and his unrelenting touring schedule, the Seattle record slinger showed the entire globe what it means to be the best behind the decks, but real heads have known for years that every single FCZ set is a master class in creativity.
Join us for a night of psychedelic bliss as we welcome psych wizards Mystic Braves and their electro-psych friend The Dream Ride. Bring vibes and an open heart and prepare to be blown into a kaleidoscopic oblivion!
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!
Formed in 2009, the prolific Austin, TX experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E have released two full-lengths and numerous EPs / singles since their inception, including recent contributions to the soundtrack for the acclaimed indie horror film “The Guest” and hit new series “Stranger Things.”
Rolling Stone has hailed California musician, Margaret Glaspy’s, single “You and I” for its “hot barbs of electric guitar,” and BrooklynVegan declared it a “stomping rocker with a DGAF attitude”. On October 5th, Glaspy is bringing her jagged guitar rock to Club Congress! See you there!
A band started as the recording project of Avi Buffalo aka Avi Zahner-Isenberg, who built around his songs a full electric band to play live shows. The rest, is HISTORY. Join the Sub Pop signee with support from local wonderboy Jess Matsen for this FREE pre-Optimist Club performance.
We are excited to be throwing a benefit concert for No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona whose mission is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands. We have live performances from great local talent, such as Gabriel Sullivan, Leila Lopez Band, Carlos Arzate & the Kind Souls and Vox Urbana! Come on down!
We are beyond excited to welcome long-time Tucson and Club Congress amigo Robyn Hitchcock back to the stage! He is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers and we couldn’t be happier to have him back! Joining him is collaborator and wandering songbird Emma Swift who will enchant you with her minor chords, scuffed-up boots, gin and endless pedal steel. Can’t wait to see you all there!
Ruby Jane Smith started playing at the tender age of 12, was youngest fiddler player invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry, and has toured as lead violinist for artists Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Lady Gaga, Local Natives, Marty Stuart, Blues Traveler, and performed alongside acts Sheryl Crow & ZZ Top. Now, she’s bringing her new band to Club Congress! Expect fiddle…lots of fiddle! We can’t wait!
Pearl Charles are bringing their timeless rock n roll sound back to Club Congress and we could not be more excited! Come on down for this awesome free/21+ show after Deerhunter rocks 191 Toole down the street.
The Hotel Congress joins in on Tucson Fashion Week for a VIP art exhibit and more. Experience TFW as a Chic Seat VIP for front row seats, drinks, after parties and more.
Break out your glow sticks and get ready to flow with us at Hotel Congress to the beats of DJ HERM! We will be raising money for Beads of Courage. Enjoy Body paint, glow sticks, swag and a raffle with amazing prizes!
Join us on the plaza for the Hotel Congress free, fall concert series bringing you great music from world renowned artists. Tonight we are happy to bring back the talented songwriter guitarist, Ian Moore, with special guest and recent Seattle transplant, Gerald Collier. Best of all, it’s free!
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 (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)