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 Family Fuss – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in northeastern New Mexico and now resides in our home of Tucson, Arizona. We are so excited to welcome him back to our plaza stage as part of our Fall Concert Series. It’s going to be a wonderful Saturday evening at Hotel Congress, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
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.
Join us on November 18th for a day filled with celebrating 100 years of Hotel Congress! We’ll have hotel and historic tours, a birthday cake lit by 100 candles, specialty cocktails, a John Dillinger gun show, poetry readings by UA Poetry Center contest winners, and more! Paint the Hotel Congress on the Tap Room patio with Creative Juice, learn a little Tucson history with a lecture in Club Congress, and bring something to put in our time capsule! In celebration of our anniversary, we are creating a time capsule to be opened again in another 100 years. Help us fill the capsule by bringing items that represent Hotel Congress and downtown Tucson!
OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Brighton based quintet yndi halda are hot off the release of their latest album, A Sun-Coloured Shaker, and are bringing their mellow, post-rock sounds to Club Congress. Supporting them are Staghorn, a spoken word, post-rock outfit from Illinois.
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!
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!
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!
Tucson’s own indie rock outfit, Holy Rolling Empire, are back at Club Congress in who knows how long performing with local favorites Asian Fred and Dirt Friends.
It’s time for another edition of Ladytowne Live! If it seems like it’s been a while, it has!! Please join us for a beautiful evening, courtesy of your favorite live & local feminist talk/ variety show, that will include interviews and performances from a plethora of incredible talent.
As a former member of seminal acts Psychic TV and Coil, Drew McDowell’s influence on electronic music cannot be overstated. In his solo career McDowall has created an arresting body of brooding and apocalyptic compositions. See the legend live as he tour’s his newest release on Dais Records alongside Hiro Kone, Dismorphic, Lana Del Rabies, and Plastic Disease!
Steve Hauschildt is an American electronic musician and recording artist who resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously exploring the sonic world with his early 2000’s project, Emeralds, Hauschildt has embarked on an other-worldly solo endeavor that truly showcases his ability to coil his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. Gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. Sonic fibres sway like pendulums from static melancholy to motoric bliss. Hauschildt’s work is an experience like none other. Come explore his world with support from local sound artists Ryan Alred and Jon Rex.
Who wants to DANCE?! The talent behind Retro Game Show Night, Tucson’s longest-running, live monthly comedy show, have now teamed up with Hotel Congress to bring you Super Gay Party Machine, an outrageous extravaganza of dancing, dope beats, drink specials and drag! Hosted by the woke but glamorous Tempest DuJour (“Best of Tucson” reigning drag queen three years running!) and featuring Phoenix music maven DJ Shorty and performance art collective Haus of K, don’t miss HoCo’s first LGBTQA party in 17 years (!) and a night that will go down in Tucson herstory!
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day as we celebrate the work and lives of two legends: Easy-E and Freddie Mercury! This all ages event will include music, dance, and speakers from around the world! Featuring the talents of Janee Starr, The David Clark Band Featuring The Jons and Paul Jenkins, and more!
It’s a free Tucson super show featuring rock n’ roll mainstay, Armando Moreno & the Southern Revival, garage rock group, Juju Fontaine, and indie rock artist, Seanloui.
Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink (8pm)
Patio Party (10pm)
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)