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Tue 21 Aug

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 21 Aug


w/ The Molochs and Hannah Yeun (Doors at 8pm, free, 21+)

Smokescreens began as an homage to the Flying Nun scene of the 1980s and have only grown in their voice since then. Join the minimalist twee pop outfit as they grace our stage for the first time. Support from The Molochs and Hannah Yeun.


Wed 22 Aug


w/ Sweet Ghosts (7pm, FREE, 21+)

Alternative folk-rock upstarts Parsonsfield take the show on the road this summer. See them grace the club congress stage for the very first time alongside incredible local alternative folk outfit, Sweet Ghosts!


Thu 23 Aug

The Switch Comedy Show

(Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

The Switch is a fantastic night of stand up comedy on the fly! On Thursday night, Arizona’s finest comedians are putting together a show right before your very eyes. Watch as the comedians improvise comedy to audience-submitted topics. Hosted by Pauly Casillas and DJ Emoji Mike, each show is original, so each show is worth seeing. We never know what is going to happen!


Thu 23 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 24 Aug

Rival Shapes

w/ Broken Girls From Affluent Backgrounds (8pm, $5, 21+)

Rival Shapes hails from the arid desert valley of Arizona where they conjure warm, intimate songs. They are returning to our historic club stage with support from Phoenix’s own Broken Girls from Affluent Backgrounds.

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Sat 25 Aug


w/ Pork Torta (Doors at 7pm, $8-$10, 21+)

The lovely and talented Austin cow punks, the Hickoids, return to the Club Congress for the first time in many, many years alongside their local pals (and Tucson punk legends in their own right) Pork Torta!

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Sat 25 Aug


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 26 Aug

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 27 Aug

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 27 Aug

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 28 Aug

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 29 Aug

HOCO Fest 2018


HOCO Fest – a boutique festival held annually at the historic Hotel Congress in the heart of downtown Tucson – features a vanguard, genre-spanning musical lineup, guest lecturers and producer workshops, vintage clothing and vinyl record fairs, free regional liquor tastings, yoga, and a series of wild, experimental afterparties amid Arizona’s majestic desert daybreaks. HOCO Fest 2018 strives to celebrate everything that makes the culture of the borderlands so important.

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Wed 5 Sep

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!


Sat 8 Sep


(DOORS AT 7PM, $18/$20, 21+)

The New York-based indie electro upstarts take the stage for their nation-wide tour!

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Sun 9 Sep

Sean Healy & Rialto Theatre Present: The Jacks

w/ Wyves (Doors at 7pm, $12/$15, 16+)

With a heavy influence from the British Invasion of the 1960s and 70s, The Jacks have developed a rare sound that is unruly, bold, and hard to be ignored – they won’t settle with blending into the scene. Catch the dynamic and energetic quartet performing live on our club stage with support from Wyves!

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Mon 10 Sep


w/ Mute Swan and Citrus Clouds (Doors at 7pm, $5, 16+)

OHMME is an experiment in voice and sound by Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Their combined vocal and musical talents yield an incredible dichotomy of harmony and chaos that leaves the audience wanting more. OHMME has been compared to PJ Harvey, Nirvana, and Kate Bush, but their innate chemistry creates something uniquely satisfying and wholly different from their predecessors. Catch them performing for the first time at Club Congress with support from Mute Swan and Citrus Clouds (PHX).

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Tue 11 Sep

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.


Sat 15 Sep

Born & Brewed

(7-10pm, $35-75, 21+)

Join us on the Hotel Congress Plaza for our 7th annual Born & Brewed Beer Battle! We’re keeping it strictly local again this year as Tucson breweries compete for judge’s and people’s choice of best beer. Enjoy an evening of local beer, food, and music while tasting and voting for your favorite local brews!

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Fri 21 Sep

Gat Rot

w/ Lariats, The Gallery & DJ Bonus (Doors at 7pm, $5, 21+)

Reminiscent of the great early hardcore bands that once roamed the earth, Gat-Rot and in all of their massive girth, will put you back in your place with an Age of Quarrel ferocity guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Joining them are Lariats, The Gallery and DJ Bonus.

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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)