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    Arizona Daily Star: Hotel Congress celebrates its 100th with 100+ bands for HOCO Fest

    Via Arizona Daily Star

    Hotel Congress’ annual end-of-summer, multiday street party Hoco Fest takes on a bigger-than-life feel this weekend.

    Hoco Fest is taking over downtown on Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1, to celebrate Hotel Congress’ 100th birthday.

    Such a milestone anniversary deserves a milestone celebration — say 105 bands performing on 15 stages over three days.

    That’s a big party.

    “Toward the end of 2018, we joked that we’re going to book 100 Hoco acts for Hotel Congress’ 100-year anniversary in 2019, thinking there was no way we would actually do it,” said Hoco Fest Director Matt Baquet. “I just counted our most up-to-date poster and it looks like we hit the mark and some with over 100 acts in downtown Tucson this Labor Day weekend, spread over mostly three days.”

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