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!
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!
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 Fammob Proph, Natalie Pohanic Band, Dan Stein, Blue Mañana. Come on down for this free, local show!
A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, Cults’ first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, the band returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. Cults are working in Technicolor now, and bringing their new energy to Club Congress!
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJs Bob Really & Sid the Kid deliver 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!
This May, VAMP Drag Show relocates to Club Congress and Teams up with The Haüs, Phoenix’s newest alternative Drag Collective! Starring Jenna DuMay, Tatiana Rexia, Dj Image, Rubye Moore, Dixon DuMay, Ima Peepers, Mynx Sarah, Catherine Astrid, and Purity La’Chaste!
Local songwriter Jacob Acosta’s upcoming release, Desert Sounds, is a record about Arizona’s culture, ecology, history, and the stories and folklore he holds dear to his heart. Joining him for the release celebration are local favorites Leila Lopez and her killer band, as well as Jillian and the Giants.
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 local snowbird/songbird, June West, for her last show of the summer with all her talented, hip-hop and psychedelia oriented LA friends, Slim Jeff, Jansport J and Talk2Strangers.
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!
Richard Buckner approaches songwriting in a way unlike those you would expect – rather than mastering an instrument and letting a song flow out of it, he picks up instruments he is unfamiliar with, letting a song grow as he learns. With those new tracks in hand, Buckner released the album, Surrounded, in 2013 and is still sharing its Americana songwriting glory with audiences around the country today.
Ramones-punk-revivalists Peach Kelli Pop are back for another shredfest at the Hotel Congress! Joining them on tour is Phoenix, AZ jangle-pop favorites Nanami Ozone! This rager is free, so be there or be 🔲.
Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are immigrant children who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what the LA Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.” They play alongside Congress first-timers Making Movies and Alex Cuba. ¡ven a bailar!
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.
“Folk Punk”…“Punk-Grass”, call it what you will. Regardless of genre classification, Larry and his Flask strive to bring the party to every crowd. Their goal is to get everyone stomping, clapping, dancing, smiling and having a damn good time!
Hate to run but love to write? Do you also love supporting great local causes? Then this is the Marathon for you! Join Casa Libre Saturday, June 9th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at Hotel Congress as we write and read 500 Sonnets in 5 hours to raise $5,000 for Casa Libre in their mission to enhance and support the creativity of professional and novice writers!
Banger alert: The recently reformed late-90s Indonesian grindcore outfit ak//47 are headed to the states alongside Frank Zappa-influenced west coast hardcore legends Violent Opposition! See you in the pit~
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!
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)