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Mon 24 Sep

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 24 Sep

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 25 Sep

Hoodie Allen

(Doors at 7pm, $30, All Ages)

Putting a bit more pop into the pop-rap of folks like Asher Roth and Sam Adams, rapper Hoodie Allen went from Internet favorite to charting artist with the release of his 2012 EP All American. Born Steven Markowitz and raised on Long Island, Hoodie has become frat-rap’s biggest star.

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Tue 25 Sep

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!


Wed 26 Sep


w/ Infinite Souls & Sur Block (Doors at 7pm, $15-$18, 21+)

Geographer is the moniker for Mike Deni’s American synth pop/indie rock band based in San Francisco, California. Formed in 2007, Deni has described his sound as being “soulful music from outer space” using analog, electronic and acoustic elements to craft dense layers and unique sound textures. As Geographer, Deni has released three full-length albums, and has a new EP out called “Alone Time.” We’re very pleased to welcome him back to Hotel Congress after many years!

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Thu 27 Sep

Ojalá Systems

w/ The Trees, Young Davon and Positive Satan (7pm, $5, 16+)

Ojalá, an energized Tucson youth art and hip-hop collective, are making their headlining debut on Thursday night, fresh off their Kickstarter campaign to fund founding member, PSYPIRITUAL’s album. Catch them taking over the club for the night with homies The Trees, Young Davon and Positive Satan.

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Thu 27 Sep

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 28 Sep

Pet the Fish

(Doors at 8pm, free, 21+)

Chalked full of searing guitars and modern pop rock melodies, Pet The Fish reunites 20 years after the release of 1998’s “Btaaaak!” at Club Congress on Friday September 28th. Come turn back the clock and experience the UA/Tucson music scene of the 1990’s as Pet The Fish reunites with its original line-up playing “Btaaaak!”for one more slammin’ show!


Sat 29 Sep

Fall Concert Series: The Kevin Pakulis Band

(Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free, On the Plaza)

Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Kevin Pakulis, is BACK on our plaza stage, bringing his soulfully honest blend of blues anthems to quiet acoustic pieces. Join him and his band for an evening under the stars this fall!


Sat 29 Sep

Tim Rachbach

w/ Purple Spectre (Doors at 7pm, $5 admission, 21+)

Distinguished Tucson-born, New York-bred jazz drummer Tim Rachbach, is making his debut at Club Congress, bringing you a truly captivating evening of his award-winning talents. Admission for this seated, one-of-a-kind event is $5.

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Sat 29 Sep


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 30 Sep

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!


Wed 3 Oct

The Essex Green

(DOORS AT 8PM, $10, 21+)

Indie-pop trio The Essex Green (Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, and Christopher Ziter) haven’t released an album in 12 years, since 2006’s Cannibal Sea, but they are releasing a new album, Hardly Electronic, on June 29 via Merge and heading out on tour! Catch them on the Club Congress stage in all their bouncy, exuberant, retro-pop splendor!

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Thu 4 Oct

Shannon Lay

w/ Night Shop (Doors at 7pm, free, 21+)

Shannon Lay, lead guitarist of LA punk outfit, Feels, has been capturing the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere with her stunningly beautiful solo project. Shannon has a voice that transcends time and space and her delicate guitar melodies stop you in your tracks. Catch her returning the the Club Congress stage with support from Night Stop.


Thu 4 Oct

Opti Club: Party with a Purpose

10PM-2AM, 21+

The Hotel Congress Green Team & Optimist Club present: Party with a Purpose!   Clean out your summer closet to make room for new clothes, and bring your gently used items to Opti Club on Thursday, October 4.


Fri 5 Oct

Is This Thing On? Emo Night LIVE

w/ Taking Back Harambe and more! (Doors at 8pm, $5, 21+)

Emo Night LIVE is back with a vengeance and a new venue! Previously hosted as the late Flycatcher, Emo Night LIVE has captured the hearts and minds of mid-90s emo fans all around town, bringing our best musicians on stage to cover all our favorite songs and create their own as an homage. This month’s event features performances by Taking Back Harambe, Dial-Up, Tucson is the Reason and Spider Cider!

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Sat 6 Oct

Fall Concert Series: Johnny and the Deep Rollers

(Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm, free, On the Plaza)

Arizona Blues Hall of Famers, Johnny Strasser and his swinging band, are making their debut appearance at our Fall Concert Series. Put those dancing shoes on and be prepared for everything from gut bucket rock and Chicago style blues to ‘40s & ‘50s jump and cool west coast swing!


Sat 6 Oct

GENE RULES! A Tribute to the Late Great Gene Ruley

w/ Special Guests (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

A tribute evening for the late, great Tucson guitarist Gene Ruley. A night of music and reminiscing featuring the unveiling of the Gene Ruley Guitar Memorial at the Club Congress.

Wanting to play or contribute? Please contact David Slutes


Sun 7 Oct


(Doors at 6pm, $5 -$7, 21+)

Bar Flies is a monthly reading series filled with everything from the hilarious to heartbreaking tales… all told by shining members of our Arizona community who are brave enough to bask in the light of the stage! A must see for everyone, with a different theme each month.

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Tue 9 Oct


(Doors at 7pm, $15, All Ages)

If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible while throwing every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype out the window, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process.

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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)

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)