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Fri 30 Jan

Tom Walbank

(7pm, FREE on the Plaza)

Delta blues via Devon England comes only in one form – legendary local musician Tom Walbank. Come kick off your weekend with Tom who anchors our free early evening entertainment every Friday on the Hotel Congress Plaza. Be ready to be blown away by some amazing blues performers.


Fri 30 Jan
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Fred Knipe

(7pm in the Copper Hall, $16/$20, 21+)

Fred Knipe’s songs have been recorded by country music legends and are heard round the world. He has also performed in every major city on hundreds of occasions as a humorist. Fred Knipe brings his one of a kind act to the Copper Hall at Hotel Congress on Friday, January 30th.

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Fri 30 Jan


w/ Santa Pachita (Doors at 9pm, FREE, 21+)

It’s going to be a late night fiesta in the club with Santa Pachita and Tesoro. DJ Dirtyverbs will also be spinning on the plaza for what’s set to be a huge FREE Friday night at Hotel Congress! Doors open at 9pm and music starts at 10pm, don’t miss it!


Fri 30 Jan

DJ Dirtyverbs

(10pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

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...


Sat 31 Jan

80s and Gentlemen

(7pm, FREE, 21+)

Kick off your Saturday early with one of Arizona’s best cover bands – 80s and Gentlemen. Who doesn’t love dancing to their favorite 80s hits? Doors open at 7pm for this FREE / 21+ special!


Sat 31 Jan


w/ DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, JALPH, & Andrew Shuta (10pm, FREE, 21+)

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.


Sun 1 Feb

John Gorka “The Bright Side of Down” Release Show

(Doors at 2:30pm in the Copper Hall, $20/$23, All Ages)

From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Now, 11 critically acclaimed albums later, John is returning to Tucson to release “The Bright Side of Down” and we are more than excited to be hosting this early Sunday afternoon, intimate performance in the Copper Hall!

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Sun 1 Feb
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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!


Mon 2 Feb

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.


Tue 3 Feb

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!


Tue 3 Feb

Gamma Like Very Ultra

w/ Thy Odd Birds (8pm, FREE, 21+)

It’s an experimental jazz night at the Hotel Congress. Gamma Like Very Ultra and Thy Odd Birds join together to bring you the most off the wall yet tasteful jazz Pima County has to offer. Don’t miss this FREE chance to have your mind blown!


Wed 4 Feb


w/ Brass Tax and The Black Jackalope Ensemble (8pm, FREE, 21+)

Some of Tucson’s finest instrumental acts will be on display this Wednesday at Hotel Congress. Starting with the smooth funky sounds of The Black Jackalope Ensemble, followed by the “Math-Jazz” that Brass Tax has become known for, and finally capped off by Godspeed You! Black Emperor inspired HIBRIS.


Thu 5 Feb


(10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Membership), 21+)

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

Fri 6 Feb
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EL TAMBÓ: Two Year Anniversary Tropical Dance Party

w/ DJ Dirtyverbs, DJ Herm, & Cuicani (9pm, FREE, 21+)

After a record-breaking party last December, El Tambó returns for our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY on Friday, February 6th! Come celebrate with host DJ DIRTYVERBS and welcome DJ HERM making his long-overdue El Tambó debut! Also, all the way from Los Angeles: CUICANI, paying homage to Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin rhythms! It’s been two solid years of cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton, salsa, dub, meregue...

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Sat 7 Feb
Whole Lotta Zep

Whole Lotta Zep

(7PM, $6, 21+)

Since 2007 Whole Lotta Zep has been wowing audiences with their faithful renditions of the Led Zeppelin repertoire. Harnessing the power and creativity of those original Heavy Metal pioneers, Whole Lotta Zep never sounds like they are playing “covers”. They feel the music as if it was their own and they have the virtuosity to pull it off. If you haven’t yet heard Tucson’s own Whole Lotta...

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Tue 10 Feb


(7pm, $10/$12, 21+)

A mariachi band that covers metal classics, you can’t really find a better fit for Tucson… We are very excited to host these talented goofballs for this Tuesday party! Come enjoy your favorite metal hits such as: Raining Blood, Master of Puppets, Crazy Train and more… With a Latin twist!!!

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Wed 11 Feb

The Growlers

(7pm, $13/$15, All Ages)

The Growlers are bringing their brand of “Beach Goth” tunes to the Hotel Congress this Wednesday for an all ages party! Don’t miss a chance to see these guys rock the intimate Club setting in support of their fifth full-length “Chinese Fountain.”

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Thu 12 Feb


w/ So Pitted, Prom Body, and Get A Grip (6pm, $5, All Ages)

We have a very special all ages show for you this Thursday. Eternal Vancouver homies WEED return to Tucson, alongside Seattle’s So Pitted and Tucson’s own Prom Body and Get a Grip. This early show is going to be one for the books so don’t miss it — if you’re late we can’t wait!

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Fri 13 Feb
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Mute Swan Album Release

w/ Corners and The Myrrors (9pm, FREE, 21+)

After hosting the Mute Swan’s first show last year (and many others since), we have been dying to hear their psych-pop sound on record, and the time has finally come. To help celebrate the anticipated release, we are bringing in LA post-punk outfit Corners and local band the Myrrors, who recently announced they will be playing this years’ Austin Psych Fest… What a line up!


Mon 16 Feb

The Dodos

(7pm, $13/$15, All Ages)

Super Duper Duo – The Dodos are coming back to Tucson in support of their fifth LP, “Carrier.” Known for their mind-blowing musicianship, do not miss this chance to see them up close and personal in the intimate setting of Club Congress.

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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.

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Club Nights

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)

Live Music!

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

Live Music!
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)