Hotel Congress will transform into Times Square this NYE w/ live music, DJs, the Rockettes, and many more surprises including a giant disco ball dropping countdown!
Join gloomy NORTH for their January tour kick off, sludge and doom bands Anakim and Godhunter releasing their split 7″ record, and Territory providing brutal crushing hardcore. FREE FRIDAY MADNESS!
We welcome the lovely Charlie Faye back to Tucson after a beautiful plaza show this past May with Billy Sedlmayr. This time, the two join up for an early & FREE Saturday night show. Don’t miss it!
A FUZZED OUT PSYCHEDELIC WESTERN GO-GO HO-DOWN!! The occasion? Cashman’s (aka Clif Taylor’s) annual birthday extravaganza. Surprise guests like Tav Falco, Jon Spencer, Billy Gibbons & Angie Bowie have made these shows legendary!! His fortieth at the Hotel boasted guests Angie Bowie and Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn who performed a comedy set with Taylor. This evening is all about Putting the Tree back in Country!
The alt-folk collective – fronted by husband/wife team Michael and Lisa – have been to Tucson before – last time at the Fox Theatre in front of 800 people, but now are looking to expand their horizons by playing small ball. This intimate showcase will sell out, so we suggest getting those tickets early.
Mississippi’s Dent May is coming through to the Old Pueblo for his first ever Tucson show. We are excited to be hosting the funky group for this FREE Tuesday event. Follow the link above to hear some of his tunes!
Local Jazz-Pop sensations, Steff & the Articles return to Tucson from their Winter tour for this FREE Wednesday event. They are sure to be spot on after weeks of gigs across the country and they will be joined some very special guests. Mark your calendars and get ready to be serenaded by one of Tucson’s finest voices.
Young Hunter, one of Tucson’s favorite and most talented local acts, are making a comeback. The band is reforming in Tucson to release their upcoming split cassette with Ohioan, another one of Tucson’s favorites. The two bands return to the stage after both groups took 6 months off of performances to travel and finish this release. We are always thrilled to host these two acts, so we made it FREE to the public – incentive to buy a (limited edition) cassette!
It’s a punk rock Tuesday at the Hotel Congress thanks to our good friends at Stateside Presents. A loaded line up starting with local loud mouths Lariats, followed by Broadway Calls from Oregon, Off With Their Heads of Minneapolis, and then finally, The Menzingers. The punk rock/Americana juggernauts from Scranton finally make it down to Arizona again for what we imagine will be a high energy show! Get your tickets NOW.
Cate Le Bon moved from rural West Wales to the music mecca of the world, Los Angeles. After being invited to tour the U.S. by St. Vincent, Le Bon’s career has taken a turn for the better. Her new album was produced by Noah Georgeson (best known for his work with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart) and she will be touring in support of the new album, “Mug Museum.” We are happy to host one of her last shows of tour here at the Hotel Congress.
Up and coming party rockers, together PANGEA make their second trip to Club Congress this year. These guys have been working hard on their highly anticipated full length (out 1/21) as well as touring the country with bands such as The Growlers, WAVVES, Fidlar, and many more. Don’t miss what may be your last chance to see them for FREE!
Crooks on Tape make their first visit to the Hotel Congress for this free Friday night event. The unscripted band was born out of a simple notion: convene, improvise, and record every moment. We welcome this creative group to the Club with two very special local guests.
Austin based musician and photographer, Jess Williamson makes her first trip to Tucson for a Wednesday evening performance. She is joined by “Southwest R&B” group, RF Shannon & local rock n’ rollers, Otherly Love. Don’t miss your chance to see these rising artists from the Lonestar State for FREE.
One of Tucson’s most active local groups, Signals, returns to the Club Congress for a FREE Wednesday night event! The band is almost always touring or planning a tour, and we are happy to host them before they head back out on the dusty trail.
Detroit dance duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (no affiliation with the NASCAR driver) will be making their first trip to Tucson for this all ages party. We are thrilled to host these guys, rumor has it that they put on a very exciting live show! Don’t miss it!
Everyone has an artist they’ve wanted to see perform but for some reason (death, break ups, etc) they can’t. Johnny Cash is a prime example of one these missed opportunities – maybe you weren’t old enough, or couldn’t catch his Folsom Prison show… Whatever the case. You now have a chance to see next best thing at Hotel Congress, Cash’d Out – a San Diego based Johnny Cash cover band. We have hosted these gentleman before and it’s our pleasure to welcome them back to the Old Pueblo for the Friday concert.
Leslie Hall first became an internet sensation when she uploaded pictures of her gem sweater
collection online. Now she’s touring with her band making people laugh all over the U.S. We love Leslie and the LYs and we believe you will too, get ready to giggle like a child.
San Francisco psych wunderkind Ty Segall continues a tireless musical assault on ears and minds with yet another album & U.S. tour. Distorted echo and thunder mix together with enough clean guitar lines and addictive choruses to deliver a sound that recalls the ’60s without sounding like anything created during that decade. Time melts away, vision melts away, minds melt away. Don’t miss this all ages show!
For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. In his 9th album,”Six String Blvd” Pavlo incorporates the world’s most exotic instruments into his classic Mediterranean sound. Influenced by his travels, you will be captured by the Chinese Ehru; the Portuguese Guitarra; the Arabic Flute; the Indian Sitar and of course the Greek Bouzouki. Thanks to Stateside Presents, you can experience all of this in one night at the Hotel Congress.
Philadelphia produces some of the most honest folk rock in the country with acts such as Dr. Dog & Kurt Vile leading the charge. The War on Drugs started out as a project between Kurt Vile & Adam Granduciel before the two parted ways so each could pursue their own music, respectively. Since then, Granduciel has had 2 more releases, including the critically acclaimed “Slave Ambient” in 2011. We know there is another War on Drugs album in the works and we are very excited to hear the new material when we host the band live at Hotel Congress.
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
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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.
Retro-Lution with DJ Sid the Kid – Dance music from every era!
WaWaWa – Dubstep night. Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night
The Optimist Club (free for members)
Saturdaze – Free Dance Party!
S.I.N. Service Industry Night and Club Karaoke