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Sun 22 Jul

Boy Pablo

w/ Mute Swan (Doors at 7pm, $10, 16+)

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter making bedroom pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Catch him sharing the stage with his four best friends AND Mute Swan at Club Congress for a night of indie bliss!

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Sun 22 Jul

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!


Mon 23 Jul

Save Face

w/ Sundressed (6:30pm, $10/$12, 16+)

Save Face, a killer rock group from New Jersey, are bringing their interstellar guitar tones to Club Congress! Let them dazzle your earholes with help from Sundressed.

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Mon 23 Jul

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.


Mon 23 Jul

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!


Tue 24 Jul

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!


Tue 24 Jul

Dent May

w/ Shannon Lay (Doors at 8pm, $10, 16+)

Dent May, a self-described hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host, has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album “The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele” on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009. In the years since, he’s released three more albums, his latest, “Across the Multiverse”, is out on Captured Tracks. Catch Dent May at Club Congress with support from Shannon Lay.

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Wed 25 Jul

Southwest Songwriter Showcase

w/ Seth Murzyn and more! (Doors at 8pm, free, 21+)

The Southwest Songwriter Showcase brings incredible local gems out of hiding and onto the historic Club Congress stage. This month’s event features performances from Seth Murzyn, Joshua McCormack, Michael P, and Celi & Co. Come on down for this free, local show!


Thu 26 Jul

Christmas in July

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

It’s Christmas! In July anyway… Let your mind take a break from this sweltering summer heat and indulge in the wintery festivities we’ve all been dreaming of. Meet your holiday beau under the mistletoe. Sip holiday drink specials. We even talked Santa into being bad and throwing a snowball fight. So get on your best summer Christmas attire (it’s a thing – ask the southern hemisphere), and you may even get a little Christmas in July miracle.


Sat 28 Jul


(Doors at 6:30pm, Tequila Happy Hour 6:30-7:30pm, $15, 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 sweaty summer party! Come enjoy your favorite metal hits such as: Raining Blood, Master of Puppets, Crazy Train and more… With a Latin twist!!! And for an added bonus, come a little early, because from 6:30-7:30pm, we’ll literally be giving away FREE tequila in the club to all Metalachi ticket holders!

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Sat 28 Jul


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.

Tue 31 Jul

Amped Up Open Mic

(Feature Artist: 8:30pm, Start Time: 9pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.


Wed 1 Aug

Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family

(Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency! They will be playing all night, so stop by for a minute or stay for the whole show – you’ll be blown away no matter what!


Thu 2 Aug

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!


Fri 3 Aug

El Tambó: Yanga & Sister Mantos (LA), DJQ

(Doors at 7pm, $8, 21+)

Seamlessly blending tradition and progression, YANGA brings heavy Afro-Colombian rhythms and rich innovative melody to the dance floor. When Sister Mantos takes the stage, their psychedelic blend of LATIN BEATS, PUNK ATTITUDE, and FUNK RHYTHMS invigorate the crowd to dance, sing and rejoice. Come for this early show inside club congress and stay for the after party on the plaza hosted by DJQ aka Enrique García Naranjo!

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Sat 4 Aug

Taco Sauce

w/ Bruja and the Coyote & The Pork Torta (Doors at 7pm, free, 21+)

Taco Sauce is a Tucson-based Garage/surf-punk inspired band influenced as much by 60s girl groups like the Ronettes and Shangri-Las as they are by early 70s metal and modern lo-fi and surf-punk acts like Wavves, the Oh Sees and La Luz. Catch them and a couple extra special local guests, Bruja and the Coyote & The Pork Torta, playing a free show just for you!


Tue 7 Aug

Bang Data

w/ Ojala Systems and Sonido El Tambo (7pm, $8/$10, 16+)

Based in Oakland, California – BANG DATA is like California itself – built on Latin traditions, but deeply hybrid in expression, fusing hip-hop with high energy Latin rhythms. Joining them are local DJ collective and activist group, Ojala Systems, and our favorite Sonido El Tambo!

Thu 9 Aug

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

(Doors at 7:30pm, $3, 21+)

Join a menage a trois of local comics as they host a f*%cking comedy talk show with stand-up, interviews, and (maybe) sexual insight. It’s basically an hour and twenty minutes of sex jokes…and you’ll be in and out and home by 10pm!

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Fri 10 Aug

Joe Peña Release Show

w/ Miss Olivia and the Interlopers (Doors at 8pm, $5, 21+)

Long time Tucson singer-songwriter Joe Peña debuts his first solo effort with help of local legends, Van Christian, Liza Byrne, Bruce Halper, Mike Semple and Naim Amor. Produced with
Dean Martinez associate, Bill Elm, the project began in 2014 in Joe’s living room. Join him in celebrating it’s release at the Historic Hotel Congress August 10th, 2018 with Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, along with Andrew Sebastian Gardner!

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Sat 11 Aug

The Sea The Sea

w/ Sweet Ghosts (On the Plaza stage, 7pm, free)

The NY-based indie-pop quartet are a cry of joy, bringing their harmony-rich, lyric-driven songs to our plaza stage for beautiful evening under the summer stars. Joining them are local folk outfit, Sweet Ghosts.


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Free Entertainment





Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)

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


Geeks Who Drink (8pm)


Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)


Optimist Club  (10PM)


El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)

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


Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)


Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)

Ynot Karaoke (10pm)