Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realized he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat. Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty-seven years of touring has left him in good shape. He’s coming to town. Again!
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!
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!
Seattle’s most devastatingly dark funeral doom band, UN, are tearing apart our stage this June, with some help from Oakland death and sludge outfit, Bädr Vogu, and locals, Brass Tax and the Bloodline Cadence. FREE SHOW!
You know him, you love him – it’s Igor and his Red Elvises! Catch the German rock ‘n roller who, according to legend, was visited by The King himself. Catch him and his rebel rousing band on June 20th!
In case you missed them at last year’s blow out HOCO Fest, La Luz are BACK with their infectious blend of surf and doo-wop! Joining them on tour as new-to-Tucson pop act, Summer Twins.
Break out the Florida retiree attire and channel the most legendary women of television at your favorite Thursday night hangout and dance party. We’ll bring the flamingos, Don Julio tequila specials, koozies to keep your beer cold, and wigs to get that perfect ‘do. All you gotta do is don the florals and bring the sass.
The soulful Austin duo, Greyhounds, are making their triumphant return to Congress, this time bringing their energetic rock-infused tunes to our plaza stage! Joining them is regular patio entertainment, Ivan Denis, and his acoustic Americana stylings!
Local indie pop songwriter, Seanloui, is releasing new music and Wooden Tooth Records have agreed to help us throw a party to celebrate! Catch Seanloui LIVE for the first time in……years?? with support from a new garage band, Taco Sauce, and hip-hop mainstay, Jaca Zulu. See you there!
SAAF STARZ is a fundraiser that puts SAAF staff in drag under the tutelage of established drag queens from our local community. All money raised at SAAF STARZ goes directly to the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, which includes care services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention and education outreach, and engagement and support for the LGBTQ community. The event is free to attend but please bring your 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and even 20’s to tip your favorite drag queens! Proceeds from this particular event will benefit the Syringe Access Program (SAP) at SAAF.
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.
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!
In the aftermath of a near-fatal car crash, the Fantastic Negrito was born, carrying with him a new outlook on life, one that shed the burdens of musical trends and money-makers and that found strength in his roots – Delta Blues. Fantastic Negrito is bringing his instinctive, energetic, modernized blues to our club stage, come on down!
Vancouver twee-punks, Puzzlehead, are making their way to the Southwest with their fuzzed out, lofi sound. Joining them are locals Her Mana, Dial Up and Cool Funeral.
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!
La Cerca is releasing their long-awaited second album, “Night Bloom”, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Join the local indie rockers as they play their fresh new songs for you. Support from The Rifle and Stranger Touch.
Itching to get to the beach, but just can’t get away? Well, surf’s up – you’re in luck! We’re bringing the beach to you with THE summer surf party of the season, Surfapalooza, on June 30th! Celebrate surf rock with a Saturday beach party featuring some of Arizona’s best surf bands: Michael P & The Gullywashers, Shrimp Chaperone and the Surfbroads! Delicious fish tacos, ice cold beer, twangy surf rock… We may not have an ocean, but we’ll have all the fixings…
Local alt rockers, Creating the Scene, are returning to the Club Congress stage with more spunk than ever. Their music, driven by strong drum beats, hypnotic piano melodies, and emotional vocals, will captivate you and leave you wanting more. Catch them with support from Harlette.
Heed and harken – Austin, Texas’ own rowdy rippers. They choogle when you need it, they jam it and repeat it. Equal parts krautrock zoners and art-punk droners, they’ll blow you right outta town! With local support from The Gem Show and PU Stinky
Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink (8pm)
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)