This Friday the Plaza will transform itself into a southwestern Paisley Park, Prince’s famed residence and studio in Minneapolis, for a wild, unrestrained and funky dance party hosted by DJ Herm. Dance your sadness away until the wee hours, or just dance and cry like we all plan to do. If you come dressed like His Royal Badness (and make a real effort), you will be admitted for free.
Join us on the Maynard’s Patio for a special treat, Lando Chill will play records from his personal record collection. While he puts us in the groove Maynards provides the best late night food and drink in downtown Tucson, come check this party out!
This FREE family chess festival is featuring Beginner Chess Lessons – Passport Tables – Pickup Games – Arts & Crafts – Chess Puzzles – Coaches’ Corner – Human-Sized Chess board – Face Painting – DJs & More! 9th Annual Chess Fest: OFF THE ROOK – 9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess.
As the name that they go by suggests, The Hood Internet are quite clearly an act in thrall to the possibilities that the internet has opened up, these past few years, for hip hop as a genre; it’s especially true of alternative hip hop, whereby artists play by different rules and experiment more than the mainstream side of the style would really allow. Join them in the club this Saturday with resident DJs Sid the Kid, Andrew Shuta, and Bob Really.
Tom Walbank is a master of blues, we are lucky to have him play on the Patio of Maynards for Late Night Happy Hour. Come watch him compete against the train and win, while eating and drinking from downtown Tucson’s best late night food & drink menu.
Peach Kelli Pop is known for her catchy and tongue-in-cheek songs inspired by video games, Chinese food and conspiracy theorists, illustrating not only her playfulness but also her wit and her angst. Allie Hanlon also grapples with more serious topics like the pressures and challenges women face and the weight of love. Some songs feature the sounds and words of frustrated heartache and recognizable sorrows.
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 $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), 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.
This year we are excited to announce that our annual Agave Festival is now a week long celebration. Agave Heritage Week celebrates the culinary heritage, art, culture and science of the indigenous agave plant, reflecting influences from both sides of the border.
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!
When GIVERS formed in 2008 in the sweaty dancehalls of Lafayette, Louisiana, they knew right away that they had something special. Crafted from the improvisational and dancefueled atmosphere of the area’s zydeco, cajun, and jazz cultures mixed with an affection for new wave, funk, and world music, the infectious results brought a quick rise to the spotlight for the young band.
We couldn’t dream of a more fitting headliner for our Cinco de Mayo bash than Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers! See the “Springsteen of the Southwest” in a rare intimate performance in the club. Every ticket holder will receive a raffle ticket for over a dozen great prizes! An excellent addition to the Agave Heritage Week revelry, Roger Clyne’s very own Tequila, Mexican Moonshine, will be available for $5 all night long!
Join us after the Roger Clyne show in the club for our Cinco de Mayo Optimist Club blowout! Two stages of absolute craziness inside and out featuring resident DJ Bob Really and former resident JALPH making his triumphant return to the Hotel Congress stage. TEQUILA Y MAS !
Having formed in 2008 and with two EPs and a full-length under their belts, Brooklyn’s orchestral post-metal outfit, So Hideous, are set to release their most ambitious offering to date with their seven song conceptual opus, Laurestine. Check them out on tour with Boss-De-Nage this Friday at Hotel Congress for FREE!
Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place to be for late night grub on the weekend. They have curated local music, great eats, and drinks all starting at 10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday. Tucsonans will enjoy dining downtown under the stars, sipping a craft cocktail, and noshing from the eclectic menu of scrumptiously prepared shared plates, large and small, by their Senior Executive Chef Mike Byrer. This delightful fusion is the perfect solution for those looking to eat at a casual place downtown after a show or even to get their late night started off right. #maynardslatenight
Join us for Agave FEST the original CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS AGAVE We cap Agave Heritage Week with the 8th Annual Agave Fest aka: The Tequila Lovers Paradise. Partnering with Visit Tucson and the Mexican Consulate, Agave Fest is bringing some of the most interesting, rare and delicious agave-based spirits in the world here to Hotel Congress. But that is only part of the fun. Once you glance below at the list of some of what Agave Fest has to offer,…
Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.
With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.
Los Angeles lady trio SUSAN returns to Tucson for this special FREE Wednesday performance. The band brings a nice blend of garage pop and riot girl punk, topped off with a perfect amount a rock n roll attitude. They will be joined by special local guests, mark your calendars!
Join us on the plaza this Thursday as local Spanish guitar virtuoso Gabriel Francisco Romo’s celebrates his CD releasee at Hotel Congress with a special FREE performance. Grab a bite at the Cup Cafe and enjoy the music!
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)