Opti Club goes FREE this summer. Join us for Optimist Club every Thursday at 9pm and dive into the new drink specials: $2 Session, $3 Rolling Rock tall boys, $3 Stoli, $4 Fireball, AND most importantly, $1 drinks for Opti Club members ONLY 9pm-11pm. This week we have our classic Michael Jackson vs Prince party… You’re not gonna want to miss this! #OptimistClub
Retro Game Show Night is hosted by Tempest DuJour, the “Delicate Flower of the Desert.” She is Tucson’s (and possibly Arizona’s) largest drag queen and has a blazing wit that’s just as big as she is. At RGSN, we play vintage television game shows with special “celebrity” guests and real contestants from the audience.
Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998 by best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. Despite their band name, Eagles of Death Metal is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Josh Homme to the death metal genre.
We have an excellent FREE local show for you this Friday night. The new guys in town, Dirt Friends are opening this party up with their rowdy, yet laid back surf rock n roll, followed by the smooth sounds of another fairly new Tucson band, Sur Block. Finally, close out the performance with the always spot on jazz pop ensemble, Steff & the Articles.
Joseph Dalton Michael, better known as Huey Mack, is an American hip-hop artist from Morgantown, West Virginia. He started writing music as a joke at the age of 14 to pass the time while he was attending Morgantown High School. He soon stopped writing and took a few years off as he never saw it being a career just something that he did as a “joke”. A few years later at the age of 17 he decided to start back up and released his first free mixtape “Wish Me Luck” at the age of 18. This mixtape led to a following some described as “cult-like” which opened the door to the releases of a few more mixtapes including the free mixtape “A Boy Named Hue” which also charted at number “3” in the rap/hip-hop section on iTunes despite being free.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 1 featuring Roger Clyne, Cracker, Chicha Dust, Chick Cashman & Ron Reyes, Crookes from London, and reunions from Molten Leather, Mankind, and Great American Tragedy.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 2 – FREE DAY – featuring Camper Van Beethoven, Friends of Dean Martinez, The River Roses, The Sidewinders, & more!
HOCO Fest Day 3 (Feat. Mexrissey, Mexican Institute of Sound, Joe King Carrasco, John Coinman, & more)
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Club Congress. Since the inception in 1985, the club has played host to many notable national acts, AS WELL as some of Tucson’s finest locals. We are using this year’s HOCO Fest to celebrate just that. With over 30 acts, 10 Tucson reunions, acts from London to Mexico City, a Tucson Rock N Roll Museum, BBQ and so, so much more. Join us for Day 3 featuring Mexrissey, Mexican Institute of Sound, Joe King Carrasco, John Coinman, Metalachi, Sergio Mendoza, Sweet Ghosts and so much more!
Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix.
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, but there is so much more to it. Todd has made stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd also recently just released his own Netflix special “Crowd Work.” Basically the guy is hilarious, don’t miss him live at Hotel Congress, limited to 200 tickets.
Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin’s two highly acclaimed albums, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona, established the duo as significant musical performers and creative songwriters with an appreciation for life in the rugged Southwest. Two-time Grammy-award winner bassist and producer Todd Phillips has made a career of consistently performing and recording with acoustic music finest artists.
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…
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.’
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!
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.
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.
Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 is here… and the line up is better than ever. Hotel Congress is thrilled to be hosting two of the five festival shows including acts such as Sleep, Bongripper, Thou and The Body, Dropdead, Acid King, and many other brutal legends as well as up and comers. More details and ticket links after the jump.
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)