Siblings Clyde Lawrence, 24, and Gracie Lawrence, 21, have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records together in the living room of their family’s New York City apartment since they were little kids. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band comprised of powerhouse musicians who happen to be their best friends from childhood and college. See this family affair live in concert at the Hotel Congress with support from Joe Hertler!
Folk music auteur and member of The Civil Wars, John Paul White, has a new solo album out; his first in over ten years. Spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop, John’s new work is gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound. See him on this intimate solo tour with support from Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. This evening couldn’t be better suited for the historic Hotel Congress!
Congress’ rock n roll favorites, Birds and Arrows, are releasing a brand new album and we’re throwing a party on the plaza to celebrate! Join them under the stars as they perform all new songs and usher in a whole new musical era for the North Carolina transplants.
Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right gender. See the self-made RnB star live at Hotel Congress!
Guerilla Toss are jarring. They are glitchy. They’re dissonant and uncomfortable and yet they are so much fun. Catch the New York 5-piece tearing up our stage in October with support from minimal post-punk outfit, New Doubt.
Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome 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.
A gritty blues-rock outfit with vintage soul and classic rock influences, Cleveland’s Welshly Arms returns to the Club Congress stage for their “No Place Is Home” Tour!
Karl Blau is a Pacific Northwest staple, a prolific troubadour who defies genre. Outfitted with an unmistakable, deeply emotional voice that roams between baritone and falsetto with ease. Catch him kicking off our first annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival on the plaza stage with support from The Easy Leaves!
Post-Punk and Post-Metal? At first glance, Deafheaven and DIIV don’t have a whole lot in common, but both bands have previously been accused of “shoegazing” (in good and very different ways). Witness a shoegaze meeting of the minds at Club Congress this October, with support from IONNA GIKA (fka Io Echo).
The best of the best of Tucson’s guitar scene are coming together for an evening of back to back, doubleheader, triple whammy guitar rumbles! Hosted by Prison Band’s Mike Hebert, the night will feature performances from Pete Fine, Ed Delucia, Mitzi Cowell, Loren Dircks and more!
At the core of Death Valley Girls, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel channel a modern spin on Fun House’s sonic exorcisms, ZZ Top’s desert-blasted riffage, and Sabbath’s occult menace. Were welcoming them back to Club Congress on the heels of a new record, Darkness Reins!
Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Plaza Stage to close out our first annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin, with an opening set from local Delta Blues wonder, Tom Walbank. See you there!
The shimmery, somber, synth-infused quartet is making their debut at Club Congress. Lose yourself in their post-punk-meets-kraut drawls and experience music in a way you likely haven’t unlocked before.
Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. We’re very happy to welcome her back to the Sonoran Desert for the first time in over five years!
Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance that she wrote after studying Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Tucson on the heels of her new album for Captured Tracks, with support from Jesse Woods.
We’re kicking off Halloweek with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET. This year, we’re taking over 5th Ave and opening up a third stage on the street, so brace yourselves for three stages, four bands, late night DJs, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $3000 in cash and prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress and beyond for the best kick off to Halloweek this year! Get your tickets early – they are cheap and sell out fast! And bring that great costume!
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. This month, we’re playing Hollywood(ish) Squares – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Still Corners are bringing their sultry indie pop to Club Congress and we couldn’t be more excited! Let the London-based duo enchant you with their soft harmonies, ethereal melodies and hypnotic rhythms – we promise you won’t regret it.
Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico, Luz Elena Mendoza spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs. Now, with her latest release, she returns to themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity, and a faith that is greater than just religion. Join Luz as she returns to our club stage with a myriad of incredible talent!
Join Despise (CA) and a host of killer dark and heavy acts as they take down the club on a wild Saturday night. The debauchery features a collab set from Transient and Bastard Noise, plus sets from locals Woundvac and Realize. $15, 16+
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)