Ever wanted to see Brian Jonestown Massacre live but never had the chance? Well now you can see them reincarnated as LSD and the Search for God! The San Francisco outfit channel the best of BJM’s shoegazey, psychedelic swells, and now, they’re coming to a city near you! Supporting them are local shoegaze favorites Mute Swan and Hikikomori. This is not a show to miss!
Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 8:30pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
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.
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. He is bringing his signature sound to Club Congress fresh off the release of his latest album, Own Light, which pushes listeners to see the true beauty in the world. Supporting him on this tour are Sa-Roc, Last Work (DJ Set) and Sol Messiah. Can’t wait!
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!
Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistress Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America’s most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson’s own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission.
The baritone vocal melodies of Anders Rhedin, the LA-based Danish producer known as Dinner, recalls YMO visionaries Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono as well as 60s and 70s baroque pop. His new album, “New Works,” is out on September 8th on Captured Tracks.
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJs Bob Felix & J.R. Harrison deliver the heavy hitters in the club, while the Bank Notes crew broaden horizons w/ the vintage, leftfield, and cutting edge out on the patio. Photography by Tucson John all night long…. and of course, THE DRINK SPECIALS CANNOT BE BEAT: $1 WELLS 9PM – 11PM | $2 WELLS 11PM – 1AM
Ben Goldberg (aka Token) is a true wunderkind. Since kicking off his hip hop career at only 17, he has been running the gambit of hip hop blogs and collaborations with the greats. Check out his inventive, youthful energy at Club Congress!
We’re kicking off Halloweekend with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET, featuring 2 stages, 5 acts, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $1000 in prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress for the best kick off to the Halloweekend this year! Get your tickets early – they are cheap and sell out fast! And bring that great costume! Enjoy performances from Tom Walbank and The Ambassadors, Alien Atmosphere, The Surfbroads, DJ RipDee and…
We are so excited to welcome back to our stage, Cash’d Out, the best Johnny Cash tribute band around! They’ll be performing Cash’s harrowing tunes on day two of our Halloweekened celebration. Get ready to get spooky and to get Cash’d Out!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid 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.
The Sonoran Dogs are releasing a new album, “Navajo Rug”, and we’re throwing a party on the plaza! Featuring the bluegrass stylings of Peter McLaughlin, Mark Miracle, Tyler James and Brian Davies, The Sonoran Dogs are here to blow you away! Join us for the celebration as part of our Fall Concert Series. It’s going to be a wonderful evening and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
WTF AF is getting spooky for Halloween! This femme-focused, inclusive event features live performances from the spookiest bands in town as well as tarot readings and a dark and scary costume contest.
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!
Of the many things growling and prowling the streets of Tucson this Devil’s Night, your stomach shouldn’t be one of them. Join us October 30th for our Devil’s Night Dinner, a dining experience featuring Halloween-inspired food and cocktails, eerie entertainment by magician Kenny Bang Bang, and an exciting fire-juggling performance. Buy your tickets at the front desk or online. Devil’s Night Dinner Menu 1st – See No Evil Three pepper bacon wrapped diablo shrimp on a green chili polenta…
Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistresss Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America’s most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson’s own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission.
Tucson’s favorite haunted hotel ups the ante with two stages of all-night dancing, costume contests, prizes, specialty cocktails, drink specials, & more!
No Face is back in costume for his FOURTH consecutive year of mind-bending club edits and pop culture-savvy mashups! A local party boy celebrity provides support.
Expect costume contests, drink specials, prizes, & more!~
Infectious Austin, TX duo, The Midnight Stroll (ft Aaron Behrens) is making their debut appearance at Club Congress. Catch their pop-infused desert ear worms for free!
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts
Nick Hakim (8pm)
Geeks Who Drink – Pub Quiz (8pm)
Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family (8pm)
Guantanamo Baywatch (7pm)
Optimist Club (10pm)
Young Hunter (8pm)
Fall Concert Series: Infinite Mercies
El Tambo with M’Rocka (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Fall Outdoor Concert Series: John Coinman (7pm)
Retro Game Show Night (6pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (7pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)