Starting off the weekend is year’s 4th Annual Born & Brewed which is new and improved and better than ever: The title for the Tucson’s Beer Cup is taking place on Friday, September 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Hotel Congress plaza. We’ve switched it up with new judges, more beer titles, beer trailers and more! After a full year of going to the drawing board and developing new beers and new strategies, the finest brew masters in Tucson put…
Katterwaul is getting set to release a new album on local label, Commercial Appeal Records. It’s only fitting we throw a big family style fiesta at Hotel Congress to celebrate! Katterwaul will be joined by some heavy hitters in Ultra Maroon and New Doubt… Come ready to get wild!
With a fully packed weekend of events, join the East End in celebrating all things craft beer weekend with beer, bicycles, bbq and brunch. Welcome to the inaugural Bikes, Brew & Barbecue hosted at The Hotel Congress. This exciting event hosts bicycle tours that complete the trifecta of the serious fun of brew hopping, riding bikes, and feasting on barbecue. Brew, Bikes and BBQ celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist as well as…
Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal mic into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.
The Old 97’s emerged from Dallas twenty years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy. ‘Most Messed Up’ follows their recent two-volume set, ‘The Grand Theatre,’ which found the band as “lifers writing for keeps,” according to Rolling Stone, and their 2013 EP featuring Waylon Jennings, ‘Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings.’
Best Dog Award is a lovable, fuzzy, surf-ish rock three-piece with driving progressions and perfectly matched tones. The band conveys the complex landscape of their music with apparent ease in a light, resonant and enjoyable way. Come see them perform for FREE with fellow local band The Gayboys, as well as Who & the F*cks and Cucumber & the Suntans from Tulsa.
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller from Phoenix, AZ. MADLY is the band’s second extended play album and it further develops their unique synth-pop sound. MADLY was then recorded between 2013 and 2014 over two continents at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen and in their hometown of Los Angeles. Mixed in New York, the band co-produced the record with Le Chev (Fisherspooner, Frankie Rose, Lemonade).
We are more than excited to welcome Switchfoot frontman and longtime rocker Jon Foreman to the Hotel Congress. Jon is on tour in support of his most recent release “The Wonderlands: Sunlight EP” and thanks to our friends at Transparent Productions, we get to host this intimate performance in the club with special guest Tyson Motsenbocker. Get your tickets now before it is too late, this will sell out!
Longtime Tucson hip hop heads Jivin Scientists return with a new album “Thirsty” and we’re more than happy to be hosting the celebration! They will be joined by an all star support cast with Jabee, Cash Lansky, Lando Chill, Shaun Harris, Johnny Redd and more. Don’t miss this family style hip hop ho-down at the Hotel Congress.
We are happy to welcome rising Philadelphia pop punks Cayetana to the Hotel Congress for the first time. After the band started in 2011, they have made a quick rise to relevance touring with the likes of Against Me!, The Menzingers, Lemuria, and more! Don’t miss this power trio with special local guests this Sunday for only $5.
Austin’s king of honky-tonk and torchbearer for “true” country music returns with Call Me Insane, a record full of instant classics ranging from his George Jones tribute, “Jonesin’ for Jones,” to to the soul-searching title track. Dale recorded this album in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.) and brought in his ace touring band, “His Lone Stars,” to capture his road-tested live sound. With over two decades as a performer, the Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Los Angeles by way of Nashville songwriter Meg Meyers is making a stop at the Hotel Congress for the first time on her US tour with Jarryd James. Thanks to Phenomenon Concerts, you have a chance to see this rising star in the Club’s intimate setting, don’t miss this all ages show!
CHON is a mostly instrumental progressive rock band from Oceanside, California. We are happy to host them in the club with Gates after getting off tour with the Fall of Troy. CHON are a band that will have no problem keeping your attention, don’t miss it!
MAX is Max Schneider, the New York City-based pop-soul singer & actor. MAX is currently costarring in the new NBC drama, Crisis and will star in the upcoming Beach Boys biopic as Van Dyke Parks. Don’t miss your chance to see this pop star in the intimate setting of Hotel Congress with special guest Kenzie Nimmo.
We welcome the legendary Joe Ely to the Hotel Congress for a very special, intimate performance in our Copper Hall. Our last show with Joe left everyone awestruck, so we had to bring him back. Get your tickets before it’s too late, the Copper Hall is limited to 150 seats.
There was a point in time before everything fit into neat subgenres, a period when rock music and the nascent punk scene were still discovering their sound and anything seemed possible. Looking back it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when these two genres converged but if you had to sum it up sonically it would probably sound a lot like the Riverboat Gamblers’ latest album The Wolf You Feed.
Dublin folk rock outfit Little Green Cars is a quintet of 20-year-olds that was formed in 2008 at a battle of the bands…. Since then, the band has exploded onto the scene and will be making their way to Tucson, AZ for the very first time. We can’t wait, don’t miss it!
A musician since the age of 10, for well over 2 decades Joey Cape has been lending his voice, his songwriting skills and his guitar playing and his casual charm to the likes of bands as disparate as Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bad Astronaut and even to his work as a solo artist. A rock and roll renaissance man, Joey’s a punk, an indie rocker, a troubadour and a shit-kicking cover artist all in one, and he’s been doing it all since before most of us were even born.
Do not miss your chance to catch Brooklyn 8 piece ensemble San Fermin grace the stage at Hotel Congress this Monday. After catapulting into the New York spotlight, the band has toured with acts such as the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart. Now is your chance to see the group in an intimate setting before they start selling out theaters across America.
Hailing from Saskatoon, three-time JUNO awarding winning artists THE SHEEPDOGS’ burst onto the international scene after beating out thousands of artists in 2011 to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, The Sheepdogs have amassed six JUNO nominations, toured worldwide and earned Platinum certification for their 2010 LP Learn and Burn.
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
at hotel congress
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.
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)