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Tue 9 Sep
amped up

Amped Up!

(Sign up is at 8:30pm, Start Time is at 9:00pm, End Time is at 11:00pm)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.


FREE SHOW!

Wed 10 Sep
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The Record Company

(7pm, $8/$10, 21+)

In the short span of 2 years, The Record Company has gone from recording their junkiest instruments in the bass player’s living room to playing with a diverse range of music’s top acts including BB King, Buddy Guy, Charles Bradley, The Wood Brothers, Social Distortion, and Robert Randolph.

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Thu 11 Sep
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Haunted Summer & Human Behavior

(7pm, FREE, 21+)

Haunted Summer crafts languid pop music, adorned with orchestral strings and electronic textures that recall Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips. The fresh new band will be performing in Tucson for the first time at Hotel Congress, and it’s FREE!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 11 Sep
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OPTI CLUB

(10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Membership), 21+)

One of Tucson’s premier dance nights for the past 5 years and counting. Things you can expect at OPTIMIST CLUB: tons of surprises, installations, touring acts, fresh dance music, good looking people, $2 drinks, & FREE entry with an Opti Club membership card! #ILLUMINOPTI

Fri 12 Sep
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Tucson Fringe Festival

(Friday Sep. 12th - Sunday Sep. 14th)

Tucson has always been dedicated to the arts, and is the perfect place to host an avant-garde, innovative festival like Fringe. Downtown Tucson provides an ideal setting to bring together arts patrons of all demographics. Tucson is a lively, charming metropolis with a forward-thinking population in which Tucson Fringe Theater Festival expects to thrive.

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Fri 12 Sep
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Jacob Hom Release Show

w/ Andrew Collberg & Gamma Like Very Ultra (9pm, FREE, 21+)

We’re set for a great night at the Hotel Congress this Friday. After the early Fringe Fest happenings, the club will be taken over by musical mastermind Jacob Hom for the anticipated physical release of his ‘Photosynthesis’ album. He will be joined by locals Gamma Like Very Ultra and Andrew Collberg for this monumental evening, don’t miss it!


FREE SHOW!

Sat 13 Sep
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Tucson Fringe Festival

(Friday Sep. 12th - Sunday Sep. 14th)

Tucson has always been dedicated to the arts, and is the perfect place to host an avant-garde, innovative festival like Fringe. Downtown Tucson provides an ideal setting to bring together arts patrons of all demographics. Tucson is a lively, charming metropolis with a forward-thinking population in which Tucson Fringe Theater Festival expects to thrive.

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Sat 13 Sep
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ChamberLab – Free 2nd Saturday Performance

(7pm, FREE, 21+)

ChamberLab, Tucson’s alt-classical DIY concert series returns to the Hotel Congress on September 13th (Second Saturday) with a concert of new music for string quartet. Beloved by composers for generations, the string quartet represents mankind’s highest achievement in harmonic balance, rhythmic clarity, and dynamic contrast; it’s a shame it will all be ruined after this concert.


FREE SHOW!

Sat 13 Sep
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SATURDAZE Dance Party

w/ DJ Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & JALPH (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Jalph 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.


FREE SHOW!

Sun 14 Sep
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Tucson Fringe Festival

(Friday Sep. 12th - Sunday Sep. 14th)

Tucson has always been dedicated to the arts, and is the perfect place to host an avant-garde, innovative festival like Fringe. Downtown Tucson provides an ideal setting to bring together arts patrons of all demographics. Tucson is a lively, charming metropolis with a forward-thinking population in which Tucson Fringe Theater Festival expects to thrive.

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Sun 14 Sep
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Ynot 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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 15 Sep
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90s House Party

Featuring: DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent drinks

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 a 90 cent drink special and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 16 Sep
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE, 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!


FREE SHOW!

Tue 16 Sep
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Stephen Steinbrink

w/ Ever Ending Kicks, Katterwaul, & Jess Matsen (8pm, FREE, 21+)

Arizona native Stephen Steinbrink returns to the homeland for a FREE show at Hotel Congress. Stephen will be touring alongside Ever Ending Kicks from Anacortes, WA, both supported by full bands. Locals Katterwaul and Jess Matsen will be joining the fun this Tuesday night.


FREE SHOW!

Wed 17 Sep
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Sebadoh

(7pm, $13/$15, All Ages)

Sebadoh, the longtime project of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D’Amico, has signed with Joyful Noise Recordings and will re-emerge with the full-length album “Defend Yourself” on September 17th. It just so happens, they will be performing at Hotel Congress that evening. Come celebrate the new release with these indie legends!

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Thu 18 Sep
Laura and the Killed Men

Laura Kepner-Adney & the Killed Men

w/ Grace Rolland's Rising Sun Daughter (7pm, $5)

Classical singer-turned-folk-artist Laura Kepner-Adney shades her Americana with country and echoes of Appalachia. Frequently compared to Iris Dement, Chrissie Hynde and Gillian Welch, she has developed an expansive songwriting style that highlights her connection to Arizona’s unforgiving environment.

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Thu 18 Sep
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OPTI CLUB

(10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Membership), 21+)

One of Tucson’s premier dance nights for the past 5 years and counting. Things you can expect at OPTIMIST CLUB: tons of surprises, installations, touring acts, fresh dance music, good looking people, $2 drinks, & FREE entry with an Opti Club membership card! #ILLUMINOPTI

Fri 19 Sep
Born circle

Born & Brewed III: The Tucson Beer Cup

(7pm, $30/$35, 21+)

After a full year of going to the drawing board and developing new beers and new strategies, the finest brewmasters in Tucson put the fruits of their labors up against one another on the Congress Plaza in order to claim the The Tucson Beer Cup for best brew and best seasonal brew since Beer Cup II.

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Fri 19 Sep
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El Tambó: Pride Edition!

(9pm, $5, 21+)

El Tambó takes over Club Congress! DJ DIRTYVERBS brings you a night of highly danceable cumbia, dancehall, salsa, latin house y más! Live cumbia from Tucson favorite VOX URBANA, spectacular performances from JAIME J and LOLA TORCH, the El Tambó debut of DJ TEGA, plus fabulous SURPRISES (really)! If that wasn’t enough, the party is also the Grand Finale of Tucson LGBTQ Latin@ Pride Week presen...

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Sat 20 Sep
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SATURDAZE Dance Party

w/ DJ Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & JALPH (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Jalph 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.


FREE SHOW!

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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.

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Club Nights

Monday
Retro-Lution with DJ Sid the Kid – Dance music from every era!

Tuesday
WaWaWa – Dubstep night. Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night

Wednesday
Live music!

Thursday
The Optimist Club (free for members)

Friday
Live music!

Saturday
Saturdaze – Free Dance Party!

Sunday
S.I.N. Service Industry Night and Club Karaoke