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Sun 25 Jan

HOCO Vinyl Fest 2015

5pm-7pm Record Fair in the Lobby, All Ages // 7pm-11pm After Party, 21+

Join us for the 2015 Vinyl Festival this Sunday, January 25th. Numerous local vendors will be in our lobby from 5pm-7pm selling, spinning, and celebrating records. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL, we have an epic after party planned in the Club with Paul Collins (of the Nerves), Holy Wave (Austin), & four more touring acts, all for FREE.


Sun 25 Jan
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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 26 Jan

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 27 Jan

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 27 Jan
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Amped Up!

(Sign up is at 8:30pm, Start Time is at 9:00pm, End Time is at 11:00pm)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new 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 28 Jan
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Santos Bravo

w/ Band of Angels and Naim Amor (9pm, FREE, 21+)

Mark Matos’ Trans Band returns to the Hotel Congress for a late night “New, Weird West” party with support from Naim Amor & Joe Pena’s new project Band of Angels. Don’t miss it!


Thu 29 Jan

Todd Snider

w/ Reed Foehl (Doors at 7pm, $22/$25, 21+)

Todd Snider brings his alternative Americana-Country sounds to the Club this Thursday. The Portland native will be joined by Colorado’s (by way of Boston) Reed Foehl. Don’t miss your chance to catch two highly underrated, very entertaining singer-songwriters at Hotel Congress.

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Thu 29 Jan


(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 30 Jan

Tom Walbank with Roman Barten-Sherman

(5:30pm, FREE on the Plaza)

Delta blues via Devon England comes only in one form - legendary local musician Tom Walbank. Tom anchors our free early evening entertainment every Friday on the Hotel Congress Plaza. Joining him as the opener, is the remarkable Roman Barten-Sherman, the 11 year old blues prodigy that needs to be seen - and heard - to be believed. Come kick off your weekend with Tom and Roman, and be ready to be ...


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 this Saturday’s party early with Tucson’s funnest cover band – 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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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.


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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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)