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Wed 10 Feb
night collectors

The Night Collectors

w/ Nanami Ozone and Crystal Radio (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us this Wednesday for a STACKED free show at Hotel Congress featuring psych specialists The Night Collectors. Support comes from Tucson’s very own Crystal Radio and Nanami Ozone from Phoenix (featuring members of Numb Bats and Thin Bloods). Don’t miss this killer hump day performance!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 11 Feb
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Stephane Wrembel

(Doors at 7pm, $20/$23, 21+)

The always traveling, ever so talented guitarist, Stephane Wrembel, returns to the Hotel Congress. Last year when he came through, he blew everyone’s mind with his technical form of Gypsy Jazz. The Berklee School of Music graduate and classically trained French virtuoso will blow your mind, too. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Thu 11 Feb
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OPTIMIST CLUB

w/ $1 drinks for Opti Club members 9pm-11pm (Doors at 9pm, FREE, 21+)

Join us for Optimist Club every Thursday at 9pm and dive into the new drink special, $2 wells 9pm-1am, and more importantly, $1 drinks for Opti Club members ONLY 9pm-11pm. Thursdays just got a lot better. Come dance to the most tasteful blend of House, Techno, Disco, HipHop, & more. #OPTIMISTCLUB


FREE SHOW!

Fri 12 Feb
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BANDS FOR BERNIE!

La Cerca, Pipelights and Mason (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

La Cerca have taken many stylistic detours in the decade since the Tucson-based rock ‘n’ roll band’s inception, but their new LP Sunrise for Everyone is where they bring all their disparate strands together. Daydream Nation (Sonic Youth) -esque maelstroms of expressionist guitar, expressive lyrics abstracted and refracted, pulled together with unforgettable pop hooks into a rock ‘n’ roll body. Don’t miss them live this Friday at the Bernie Sanders rock show with Pipelights and Jacob Acosta’s new project, Mason.


FREE SHOW!

Fri 12 Feb
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Tucson John hosts Maynard’s Happy Hour

w/ Tucson John & friends (10pm-12am every Friday and Saturday)

Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place to be for late night grub on the weekend. They have curated local music, great eats, and drinks all starting at 10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday. Tucsonans will enjoy dining downtown under the stars, sipping a craft cocktail, and noshing from the eclectic menu of scrumptiously prepared shared plates, large and small, by their Senior Executive Chef Mike Byrer. This delightful fusion is the perfect solution for those looking to eat at a casual place downtown after a show or even to get their late night started off right. #maynardslatenight

Sat 13 Feb
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DeDe Wyland & The McLaughlin Brothers

Featuring members of the Sonoran Dogs (Doors at 7pm, $16/$20, 21+)

As one of the few women at the time who was performing in a high-profile touring bluegrass band, Dede remains a role model and an artistic influence for a generation of female bluegrass musicians who would shape the music in the years to come. Featured in her band will be the McLaughlin Brothers, Peter and David McLaughlin, along with members of The Sonoran Dogs. Peter’s “Bluegrass Festival” band includes Mark Miracle-mandolin/vocals, Rockygrass Banjo Champion Tyler James (Walls), Brian Davies on upright bass/vocals, and Nick Coventry on fiddle/vocals).

Buy Tickets Dinner and a Show
Sat 13 Feb
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Molecular Gastronomy Night at Maynard’s Happy Hour

Hosted by Territory Magazine, Music by Salvador Duran (10pm-12am)

Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place to be for late night grub on the weekend. They have curated local music, great eats, and drinks all starting at 10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday. Tucsonans will enjoy dining downtown under the stars, sipping a craft cocktail, and noshing from the eclectic menu of scrumptiously prepared shared plates, large and small, by their Senior Executive Chef Mike Byrer. This delightful fusion is the perfect solution for those looking to eat at a casual place downtown after a show or even to get their late night started off right. #maynardslatenight


FREE SHOW!

Sat 13 Feb
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SATURDAZE Dance Party

Special guest: Sean Watson (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta with special guest from Phoenix, Sean Watson for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. Free entry, $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.


FREE SHOW!

Sun 14 Feb
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Marry Me Congress: Mass Vow Renewal

Imagine spending your wedding day at a beautiful historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Tucson, with all your loved ones, all for free! This Valentine’s Day, Hotel Congress is offering just that and so much more. We’re hosting our 5th Marry Me Congress and dedicating this day of love to couples throughout Tucson with ten free weddings in the Copper Hall and a morning mass vow renewal on their plaza. Update: Ten lucky couples have been chosen to receive their free wedding! Thank you…

Sun 14 Feb
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Steff Koeppen (live solo debut)

w/ MRCH and Head Over Heart (Doors at 9PM, FREE, 21+)

Come spend your Valentines Day with Tucson darling Steff Koeppen of Steff and the Articles, who will be debuting her new solo material! Like-minded local act Head Over Heart will be opening the evening, followed by MRCH! Dress in your best and bring that special someone…


FREE SHOW!

Dinner and a Show
Sun 14 Feb
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Ynot Karaoke

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 15 Feb
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Monday House Party

w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

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 $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), 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.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 16 Feb
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SWMRS

w/ The Frights, Free Machines, & more (Doors at 7pm, $10/$12, 16+)

Max and Cole Becker met Joey Armstrong as young kids when their father, an architect, built the Armstrongs’ house. Joey had been playing drums since the age of four. After watching “School of Rock”, Cole and Joey were inspired to start a band in 2004. Cole took up guitar and recruited Max to play bass with them. They started as “The Raining Souls”. In 2006, they decided to change their name to “The Clocks”, but discovered several other bands had the same name. Then, the idea came to them to name the band Emily’s Army in honor of Max and Cole’s cousin, Emily. The band has since changed their name to SWMRS.

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Wed 17 Feb
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The Roaring 420s

w/ Lenguas Largas and CFM (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

It’s a hump day banger this Wednesday at the Hotel Congress featuring local legends Lenguas Largas, The Roaring 420s all the way from Dresden, and CFM featuring Charles Moothart from Ty Segall Band / Fuzz and Thomas Alvarez from The Audacity. You’re not going to want to miss this FREE/21+ show!


FREE SHOW!

Fri 19 Feb
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Asian Fred

w/ Neon Eon and Thomas Rex (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

ASIAN FRED is the new musical project from former Of the Painted Choir song writer and front man, Frederick Huang. Upon returning to Tucson, Ariz. in August of 2014 with a handful of brand new songs, he recruited a band, consisting of Steven Yanez Romo (Ghostal, Electric Blankets) on drums, Noah Horton (Holy Rolling Empire, Texas Justice) on guitar and vocals and Kyle Gutierrez (The Mean Reds) on bass and vocals. Don’t miss this all star band for FREE this Friday.


FREE SHOW!

Sat 20 Feb
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Retro Game Show Night presents: The Mismatch Game

(Doors at 6pm, $12 Reserved Seating / $10 Day of Show, 21+)

Join the irresistible Tempest DuJour – RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 contestant and Tucson’s Delicate Flower of the Desert – as she hilariously hosts twisted versions of vintage television game shows complete with contestants from the audience, special celebrity guests and life-changing prizes! When you purchase your tickets online, you’re guaranteed great seats in the Splash Zone – the best seats in the house! Online ticketing isn’t set up to select specific seats, but the folks at Retro Game Show Night will make sure every Splash Zone victim – er, guest – has an awesome seat waiting. $10 festival seating tickets are available at the door the night of the show.

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Sat 20 Feb
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Alvin Risk

w/ Sid the Kid, Andrew Shuta, Bob Really, & Jalph (Doors 9pm, $3, 21+)

Don’t miss special guest ALVIN RISK (OWSLA, Dim Mak, and Ministry of Sound) at our weekly SATURDAZE dance party this weekend. After collaborating with the likes of The Prodigy, Kaskade, Hans Zimmer, fun., and Skrillex, Alvin is set for a breakout year. We are more than excited to bring him down for this $3 party. Don’t risk the FOMO, be there!

Tue 23 Feb
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The Toasters

w/ Grite Leon (Doors at 8pm, $10/$12, 21+)

Now celebrating their 34th year the Toasters are once again announcing a full calendar of dates to kick off the 2015 touring campaign. These NYC D.I.Y die-hards have already notched more than 5000 live shows and plan to heap more onto that tally this year with two North American tours, as well as dates in South America, Europe, South East Asia, Russia and points east.

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Wed 24 Feb
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Human Behavior

w/ Diners, Logan & Lucille, & Seth Remer (Doors 8pm, $5, 16+)

Human Behavior is a dark, folk orchestra from Tucson, AZ. The group has established themselves as one of Southern Arizona’s hardest working bands with various releases and tours since the forming in 2011. Originally a solo project of Andres Parada, the band has transformed into a 6-10 piece symphony with haunting melodies and lyrics. Instruments range from accordion to deer antlers and guitars to televisions.

Fri 26 Feb
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Front Country

w/ Laura & the Killed Men (DOORS at 7PM, $5, 21+)

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco’s Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country’s dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Come check out this $5 show put on by Rhythm and Roots, and bring your dancin shoes!

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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.

Free Entertainment

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    SALVADOR DURAN THURSDAYS ON THE PATIO

  • HOT CLUB OF TUCSON

    HOT CLUB OF TUCSON BRUNCH TIME JAZZ

Club Nights

Monday
90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts

Tuesday
Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
or
The Switch Comedy (8pm)

Wednesday
Live Music!

Thursday
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)

Friday
Live Music!
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)

Saturday
Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph

Sunday
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)