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.
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!
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.”
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
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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!
JUSTIN MOODY Watch/Listen LNG Studios | Justin Moody | Highway 89 from The LNG Company on Vimeo. One thing Justin Moody will always keep under lock-and-key is the outright magnitude of honesty welling up in every poetically calculated confession. Moody’s lyrics are built around a longing for closure while staying clean enough to be the finest distillation of his pure talent for feeling. After bouncing around between Prescott, Tempe and Phoenix, Justin is finding his feet in the Phoenix music…
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.
Come out early this Saturday for a FREE showcase of local songwriters. Two of our springtime residents, Billy Sedlmayr and Jess Matsen will be keeping you entertained on the plaza while you order delicious food from the Cup Cafe. Start your Saturday night off right at the Hotel Congress!
ChamberLab, Tucson’s alt-classical concert series, presents new music for strings, featuring a trio and solo by violinist Samantha Bounkeua, a piece for piano and violin by pianist Marco Rosano, a quintet and quartet by cellist Michael Simmons, a solo work by violinist Klara Wojtkowska, and the work-in-progress debut of Chris Black’s new audience-driven musical adventure story, entitled “Everything Happens for a Reason.”
How do you write a bio about a musician who has spent more than 30 years defying musical conventions? One of Tucson’s most prized musicians returns to Hotel Congress to celebrate the release of his new album “Heartbreaker Pass.” Don’t miss this early Sunday show, Howe is sure to bring on many special guests.
We have an awesome early show for you this Monday with Ava Luna from Brooklyn, NY. They will be supported by two of Tucson’s hottest new bands, Forest Fallows and Wight Lhite. Don’t miss this all ages party!
Earth was formed in Olympia, Wa. In 1989 by Dylan Carlson, with an ever evolving line up including Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars founder), Joe Preston (Melvins) and many others. After moving to Seattle and signing to Sub Pop in 1990 they would release 3 full lengths and an EP including “Earth 2”. Considered by many a definitive statement of the drone triumphant, others have described it as “the inevitable result of the damage done by downers to perception of time”. Whichever the case, its influence is undeniable. If it wasnt for this album, bands like Sunn 0))) simply would not exist.
Fat White Family are the greatest young rock band in the UK and this probably extends to the rest of the world as well. For a band that only really coalesced as the Fat White Family in 2011, the six piece have already got several once-in-a-lifetime/ ‘OMG – were you there?’ gigs under their belt. Do not miss your chance to see them rock Club Congress.
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
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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)