Sweet Ghosts is the duo of Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred) returns to Club Congress with their full band, featuring Ben Nisbet (Katie Haverly & The Aviary, violin and guitar), Gabriel Sullivan (Giant Sand/XIXA, bass), and Tom Beach (Steff & The Articles, drums). The band is playing material from their upcoming record “An Endless Blue”, coming out Winter 2018. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Rising Sun Daughter, a solo-collaborative project from Grace Rolland, cellist and vocalist of the nationally acclaimed band, Run Boy Run.
Did you know that young Americans make up the largest voting bloc, with about 70 million eligible voters aged 18-35?! Are you registered to vote and ready to Rock to the Polls?! Join us at Club Congress for a night of free food, live music, community activism, and an opportunity to register to vote and learn about important issues for the upcoming November election. This is an ALL AGES, FREE family-friendly event for the whole community to come together as we celebrate our diverse community and our power to create change by voting!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.
The Melbourne foursome make music tinged with anger and indifference, their apocalyptic post-punk seeping with casual ambivalence. Catch their dystopian sounds as they play our club stage in September with special local support.
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!
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 $1 wells from 9-11pm, $3 wells after, $4 Dos Equis, 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.
Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 9pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
Putting a bit more pop into the pop-rap of folks like Asher Roth and Sam Adams, rapper Hoodie Allen went from Internet favorite to charting artist with the release of his 2012 EP All American. Born Steven Markowitz and raised on Long Island, Hoodie has become frat-rap’s biggest star.
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!
Geographer is the moniker for Mike Deni’s American synth pop/indie rock band based in San Francisco, California. Formed in 2007, Deni has described his sound as being “soulful music from outer space” using analog, electronic and acoustic elements to craft dense layers and unique sound textures. As Geographer, Deni has released three full-length albums, and has a new EP out called “Alone Time.” We’re very pleased to welcome him back to Hotel Congress after many years!
Ojalá, an energized Tucson youth art and hip-hop collective, are making their headlining debut on Thursday night, fresh off their Kickstarter campaign to fund founding member, PSYPIRITUAL’s album. Catch them taking over the club for the night with homies The Trees, Young Davon and Positive Satan.
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJ Bob Really delivers the heavy hitters and house party favorites in the club, while a rotating cast of DJs soundtrack your smoke break with fresh hits on le plaza. Come for the $3 wells and party pics, stay for the music, dancing, and good vibes!
Chalked full of searing guitars and modern pop rock melodies, Pet The Fish reunites 20 years after the release of 1998’s “Btaaaak!” at Club Congress on Friday September 28th. Come turn back the clock and experience the UA/Tucson music scene of the 1990’s as Pet The Fish reunites with its original line-up playing “Btaaaak!”for one more slammin’ show!
Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Kevin Pakulis, is BACK on our plaza stage, bringing his soulfully honest blend of blues anthems to quiet acoustic pieces. Join him and his band for an evening under the stars this fall!
Distinguished Tucson-born, New York-bred jazz drummer Tim Rachbach, is making his debut at Club Congress, bringing you a truly captivating evening of his award-winning talents. Admission for this seated, one-of-a-kind event is $5.
Indie-pop trio The Essex Green (Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron, and Christopher Ziter) haven’t released an album in 12 years, since 2006’s Cannibal Sea, but they are releasing a new album, Hardly Electronic, on June 29 via Merge and heading out on tour! Catch them on the Club Congress stage in all their bouncy, exuberant, retro-pop splendor!
Shannon Lay, lead guitarist of LA punk outfit, Feels, has been capturing the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere with her stunningly beautiful solo project. Shannon has a voice that transcends time and space and her delicate guitar melodies stop you in your tracks. Catch her returning the the Club Congress stage with support from Night Stop.
The Hotel Congress Green Team & Optimist Club present: Party with a Purpose! Clean out your summer closet to make room for new clothes, and bring your gently used items to Opti Club on Thursday, October 4.
Emo Night LIVE is back with a vengeance and a new venue! Previously hosted as the late Flycatcher, Emo Night LIVE has captured the hearts and minds of mid-90s emo fans all around town, bringing our best musicians on stage to cover all our favorite songs and create their own as an homage. This month’s event features performances by Taking Back Harambe, Dial-Up, Tucson is the Reason and Spider Cider!
Arizona Blues Hall of Famers, Johnny Strasser and his swinging band, are making their debut appearance at our Fall Concert Series. Put those dancing shoes on and be prepared for everything from gut bucket rock and Chicago style blues to ‘40s & ‘50s jump and cool west coast swing!
Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink (8pm)
Patio Party (10pm)
Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)
Optimist Club (10PM)
El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
Ynot Karaoke (10pm)