311 Congress St., hotelcongress.com
A staple in the Tucson music scene, Club Congress can fit 400 and has been one of the premier spots around town for live music since it began booking acts in 1985. Whether a local act or a national touring artist, you are likely to find yourself shoulder-to-shoulder with other revelers. Nirvana and No Doubt appeared at Congress early in their careers It also is a must-play spot for local artists; nearly 100 of them will play the annual HoCo Fest on Aug. 29-Sept. 1. When no shows are scheduled, Club Congress transforms into a nightclub.