Delta blues via Devon England comes only in one form – legendary local musician Tom Walbank. Come kick off your weekend with Tom who anchors our free early evening entertainment every Friday on the Hotel Congress Plaza. Be ready to be blown away by some amazing blues performers.
Join us this Friday for a bitter sweet night of partying. Longtime bartender and badass Larry Horvath is putting down the shaker after 20 years behind the bar at Hotel Congress. We figured the least we can do is throw a free rager to celebrate our good times together. Music by Texas Trash & the Trainwrecks, Larry’s own Great American Tragedy, and other special guests. Don’t miss it!
Home of the brave, land of the FREE show. Tonight we’ve got an awesome bill, exemplifying what makes the USA the greatest gosh darn country in the WORLD. Finally getting the excellent Amy Mendoza Band to Congress and pairing them with one of Tucson’s hottest new acts, SUR BLOCK. It’s a show fit for a King! (Except that we rejected the concept of a monarchy in 1776) So whatever. Pre-game the Fireworks here, have some beers and celebrate anyway you want. Because you can. Because YOU are an American! (or an illegal alien, and we say “welcome!”)
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.
Save a little 4th of July party for the 5th because we have a doozie this Sunday. Local legends Lenguas Largas are joined by a handful of shredders, Street Eaters from Oakland, Heathers from LA, Mongering Cocks from Phoenix, and Whispering Wires from Tucson. This stacked bill is only going to cost you $5 and it’s all ages, so really there is no excuse.
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 back for one week only! We missed the David Bowie and Tom Tom Club so we decided to bring it back for a little summer fiesta. Sid the Kid will be there rockin’ all the best 80s tunes with 80 cent PBR drafts. Club goin’ up on a Monday.
June 1977, Los Angeles, CA. In an interview for SLASH Magazine they proclaimed “We’re not punks, we’re Weirdos from Hollyweird!”. This wasn’t just goofy sloganeering this was a stance intended to distinguish The WEIRDOS as a band apart from the burgeoning punk rock scenes in New York and London.
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!
We here at the Hotel Congress love our animals. So much in fact that we have teamed up with the Animal Emergency Care Fund to throw our first fundraiser for the little critters. The AECF hopes that every pet can have all the medical treatment necessary to live a long and healthy life and they help pet owners receive help on a sliding scale basis. Join us as we raise money for a wonderful organization with a night full of comedy, beer, and punk rock.
Opti Club goes FREE this summer. Join us for Optimist Club this Thursday at 9pm and dive into the new drink specials: $2 Session, $3 Rolling Rock tall boys, $3 Stoli, $4 Fireball, AND most importantly, $1 drinks for Opti Club members ONLY 9pm-11pm. Thursdays just got a lot better. #ILLUMINOPTI
Join us this Friday as we host a few new promising local acts for the first time at Hotel Congress. Brand new act Emory will be opening up the show with some well-crafted folk anthems, followed by Miss Louise Le Hir and her gang of all stars, and finally rounded out by the smooth sounds of Forest Fallows. With DJ Ripdee closing out the night, we got ourselves a party.
Heavy music, like heavy food, is best consumed voraciously and without much thought. But the McGenius behind Mac Sabbath is that they obviously put a lot of thought and skill into their quirky musical cookery, which roasts greasy fast-food corporations as much as it pays tribute to the pummeling rock of Ozzy and Sabbath.
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Dan Stuart founded punk band The Serfers in 1979. The next year the band moved to LA, changed the name to Green On Red, and became associated with the paisley underground (along with Rain Parade and The Dream Syndicate). After releasing two EPs, the band recorded their first full album, Gravity Talks for Slash Records in 1983. Green On Red toured America and Europe extensively and released eight more records before disbanding in 1992. In that time, Stuart worked with producers Jim Dickinson, Glyn Johns, and Al Kooper.
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.
It’s a bitter sweet evening at the Hotel Congress, longtime Tucson rockers Signals are calling it quits. After years of touring and putting out quality records, the group has been led in different directions. They will be coming together one last time to celebrate their success and fans with support from Bears & Company (Missouri), Fairy Bones (Phoenix) and Best Dog Award. Don’t miss this special send off.
Two touring bands converge for a special Wednesday night El Tambó showcase! Dos Santos brings electric cumbia chicha from Chicago and Karikatura blends cumbia, hip-hop, reggae and more–– all highly danceable and not to be missed! FREE show in the Club curated and hosted by DJ Dirtyverbs himself. Qué viva el verano! Qué viva el ritmo!
Join us for our annual Wet Hot American Block Party hosted by Generation Cool, Jalph, & Malcolm Flowers. This years’ party will include an early comedy showcase with Henry Barajas, Pauly Casillas, & Brandon Wardell (LA, Funny or Die). Two dance stages w/ Shelco Garcia & Teenwolf (Las Vegas), as well as resident DJs Sid the Kid, Bob Really, Andrew Shuta & Jalph + a special DJ set by Slobby Robby & friends. Get wet and cool off on the waterslide, dunk tank, or water balloon toss. Wear your swimsuit and hop in the Malcolm Flowers’ photobooth. Enjoy various food trucks, vendors, swimsuit giveaways, & more for only $3!
This Sunday we are excited to host Boogie, an up and coming Hip Hop artist out of Long Beach, CA. The LBC scene is hot right now with lyricists such as Vince Staples and Boogie coming out of the beach county. Our buddies at Universatile Music are always ahead of the curve, come see why they brought Boogie down to AZ for the first time for this all ages concert!
We welcome Mesa hardcore heroes The Beautiful Ones down to Tucson for the very first time at Hotel Congress. They are joined by Tucson powerhouses Sex Prisoner, Get A Grip, and Trench for this early, all ages concert. Don’t miss a brutal good time, if you’re late, we can’t wait.
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
at hotel congress
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.
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)
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)
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 (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)