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Sun 21 Oct

Death Valley Girls

w/ Draemings, The Rifle, & The Exbats (Doors at 7pm, $10 - $12, 21+)

At the core of Death Valley Girls, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel channel a modern spin on Fun House’s sonic exorcisms, ZZ Top’s desert-blasted riffage, and Sabbath’s occult menace. Were welcoming them back to Club Congress on the heels of a new record, Darkness Reins!

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Sun 21 Oct

Rhythm and Roots Fest: Revered Peyton’s Big Damn Band

w/ Tom Walbank (Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free)

Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Plaza Stage to close out our first annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin, with an opening set from local Delta Blues wonder, Tom Walbank. See you there!


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Sun 21 Oct

Ynot Late Night 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!


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Mon 22 Oct

Exploded View

w/ EXEK, Lenguas Largas, & Ruff Idyll (Doors at 7pm, $10, 16+)

The shimmery, somber, synth-infused quartet is making their debut at Club Congress. Lose yourself in their post-punk-meets-kraut drawls and experience music in a way you likely haven’t unlocked before.

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Mon 22 Oct

Monday 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 $1 wells from 9-11pm, $3 wells after, $4 Dos Equis, 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.


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Mon 22 Oct

Random Acts of Karaoke

(Starts at 9pm, FREE)

Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 9pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!


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Tue 23 Oct

KT Tunstall

w/ Special Guests (Doors at 7pm, $25-$99, 21+)

Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. We’re very happy to welcome her back to the Sonoran Desert for the first time in over five years!

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Tue 23 Oct

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE on the Plaza, 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!


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Wed 24 Oct

Molly Burch

w/ Jesse Woods, Casey Golden, Charlie Moses (Doors at 7pm, $8/$10, 16+)

Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance that she wrote after studying Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Tucson on the heels of her new album for Captured Tracks, with support from Jesse Woods.

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Thu 25 Oct

Optimist Club

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJ Bob Really delivers the heavy hitters and house party favorites in the club, while a rotating cast of DJs soundtrack your smoke break with fresh hits on le plaza. Come for the $3 wells and party pics, stay for the music, dancing, and good vibes!


FREE SHOW!

Fri 26 Oct

Nightmare on Congress Street

w/ Michigan Rattlers, The Surfbroads and more! (7pm-2am, $10-$30, 21+)

We’re kicking off Halloweek with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET. This year, we’re taking over 5th Ave and opening up a third stage on the street, so brace yourselves for three stages, four bands, late night DJs, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $3000 in cash and prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress and beyond for the best kick off to Halloweek this year! Get your tickets early – they are cheap and sell out fast! And bring that great costume!

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Sat 27 Oct

Retro Game Show Night Presents Hollywood(ish) Squares

(Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm; event ends around 9pm)

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 Hollywood(ish) Squares – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!

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Sat 27 Oct

SATURDAZE Dance Party

w/ DJ Bob Really & Sid the Kid, ($3, 10pm, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sun 28 Oct

Still Corners

(Doors at 8pm, $10, 21+)

Still Corners are bringing their sultry indie pop to Club Congress and we couldn’t be more excited! Let the London-based duo enchant you with their soft harmonies, ethereal melodies and hypnotic rhythms – we promise you won’t regret it.

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Tue 30 Oct

Sunbathe

w/ Ryan Von Gonten, Feverfew, Chelsey Lee Trejo (8pm, free, 21+)

Sunbathe is the devastatingly catchy, fuzzed-out pop band brought to you by songwriter Maggie May Morris. Suffused with lyrical honesty and a raw performance style, Morris can command the stage coasting along on an abundance of hooks and lighthearted guitar. Join us in welcoming Sunbathe to Club Congress for the first time, as they perform alongside Ryan Von Gonten and locals Feverfew and Chelsey Lee Trejo.


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Thu 1 Nov

Y La Bamba

w/ Winter and Weekend Lovers (Doors at 7pm, $12/$15, 21+)

Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico, Luz Elena Mendoza spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs. Now, with her latest release, she returns to themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity, and a faith that is greater than just religion. Join Luz as she returns to our club stage with a myriad of incredible talent!

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Fri 2 Nov

Fall Concert Series: Birds and Arrows CD Release

w/ The Surfbroads (Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free, On the Plaza)

Congress’ rock n roll favorites, Birds and Arrows, are releasing a brand new album and we’re throwing a party on the plaza to celebrate! Join them under the stars as they perform all new songs and usher in a whole new musical era for the North Carolina transplants.


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Fri 2 Nov

Combo Chimbita

w/ Ojalà System (Doors at 8pm, $12-$15, 21+)

Rooted in Colombia and based in New York, Combo Chimbita lives in the future. After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers—powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta—began experimenting with different traditional musical styles during their late night residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Exploring the connections between visual identity and improvisational long-form trips, Combo Chimbita came together as a four-piece band with an unrivaled energy and vision. A highlight of HOCO Fest 2018, we’re ecstatic to welcome them back to our stage.

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Sat 3 Nov

Despise You

w/ Transient + Bastard Noise, Woundvac & Realize (7pm, $15, 16+)

Join Despise (CA) and a host of killer dark and heavy acts as they take down the club on a wild Saturday night. The debauchery features a collab set from Transient and Bastard Noise, plus sets from locals Woundvac and Realize. $15, 16+

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Sun 4 Nov

Face Paint Town feat. The Artisanals

w/ Mike Herbert, Hot Club of Tucson, and more (Doors at 12pm, FREE)

Alt-americana upstarts The Artisanals blew us away with their polished heartland rock chops, so we’re thrilled have have them back to headline our annual Face Paint Town alongside the Hot Club of Tucson, Mike Herbert’s Prison Band, and the DJ Butta Fly! Face painting starts at noon, so get here early to pregame the procession, get your face painted, and enjoy a full afternoon of great live music.


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THIS WEEK

Monday

Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)

Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)

Tuesday

Geeks Who Drink (8pm)

Patio Party (10pm)

Wednesday

Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)

Thursday

Optimist Club  (10PM)

Friday

El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)

After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)

Saturday

Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)

Sunday

Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)

Ynot Karaoke (10pm)