Hotel Congress has seen it all through the last 100 years! Take a journey with us to the past and into the future this New Year’s Eve. We will surprise you at every turn with music and decorations straight from the best decades since our 1919 opening. Dress to impress with your favorite NYE outfit, or take it to another level and dress in your favorite decade apparel. With three ticket tiers, this party is made for everyone to come out and say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019!
Jazz Pianist Collin Shook returns to Tucson for one night only with his quartet formed over 2010-2014: Mike Moynihan (saxophone), Dylan DeRobertis (double bass), and Tim Rachbach (drums). This quartet performed, composed, and recorded his second album in these formative years (“The Desert” 2016), Collin has since resided in Austin, Texas. They will be performing these originals and some classics from the jazz idiom for two sets on the Club Congress Stage!
Lo-fi rocker King Tuff returns to us on the heels of a new record called “The Other,” a self-described “psychic reset” that reinvents the King Tuff mythos and persona to new heights. Hear the transformation for yourself alongside Aussie psych outfit, Stonefield!
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. He will be performing at 191 Toole, just down the street, for a special Hotel Congress + Rhythm & Roots presentation. Tickets are available online through the Rialto Theatre, at the Rialto Theatre box office, or at the door.
Jesse Valenzuela was a member of the legendary ’90s Phoenix alternative rock band, Gin Blossoms, and has since branched out beyond the fame of his youth. He’s bringing his solo project to the historic Club Congress for the first time, with The Sidewinders, one of the biggest bands to come of Tucson in the ’90s, and featuring our very own Entertainment Director, David Slutes! Supporting these two incredible acts is another local favorite, and founding member of The Sindwinders, Rich Hopkins and his rock n roll band, The Luminarios. Tickets are only $7 in advance and $9 at the door for this star-studded show!
Kathleen Grace is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist, songwriter and educator. She is a member of the jazz faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles where she has directed the CreSCendo vocal jazz ensemble and currently heads the solo vocal jazz combo program. Joining her for this event will be Larry Goldings, a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and songwriter.
Meet DASH, the light-a-fire-under-your-ass rockin’ soul band from Bozeman, MT. They’re making their debut on our historic stage with local support from Juju Fontaine and Miss Olivia & the Interlopers.
Singer-songwriter, painter, essayist – Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books – including a book on his art and a book of his songs. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others. Catch the renaissance man live in our Copper Hall for a rare, intimate performance!
HUNNY’s pop-twinged post-punk meets Hockey Dad’s energetic surf rock on our humble historic stage, fusing an array of glistening sounds into one sweet blanket of ear candy. Joining them as support is garage-pop outfit, Queen of Jeans.
The Supersuckers, deemed one of the best underground rock bands of the last quarter century by Classic Rock Magazine, are celebrating 30 years of liquor, women, drugs and most importantly – music! In celebration, they’ll be performing a mini country set, songs from their new album, “Suck It”, AND their albums “Smoke of Hell” and “La Mano Cornuda” in their entirety. We cannot wait for what is sure to be one heck of an anniversary party!
The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performance filled with some of the best songs ever written.
We are immeasurably honored to be hosting Duster on their first west coast tour in over 18 years! One of the most influential indie rock bands of the 90s, Duster’s unmistakable blend of slowcore and space rock is just as relevant as it was two decades ago, and their seminal influence on today’s crop of artists is undeniable. With their landmark LP “Stratosphere” going for over $300 on Discogs, the band is long overdue for a revival and is currently working on brand new material. Get tickets soon! This will be their only AZ show and it WILL sell out!
You need more DRAMA in your life. The Chicago-based duo of Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa conjure an alluring brew of R&B and dance music. Heartbreak never sounded so blissful!
Longtime Congress friend and favorite, Amigo the Devil, is BACK to share his brand new album with you! Joining the self-described murder folk singer-songwriter is likeminded Indiana outfit, Harley Poe.
The Montréal-based co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion has much-deserved cult status among fans of political punk, post-rock and avant-noise songcraft. Come experience his luscious solo project, filled with atmospheric drones and introspective textures. A soul-searching show that is not to be missed!
Prolific singer/songwriter and Rock ‘n’ Roll chameleon, Daniel Romano, is making his debut at Club Congress, bringing his shimmering alternative rock sounds to our historic stage for the very first time. Joining him on tour is the likeminded Texas outfit, Buxton, and local Americana tropicalia group, Casey Golden Band.
Soccer Mommy is the gritty, expressive project of twenty-year-old Nashville native, Sophie Allison. Playing music since she was six years old, Allison has grown into herself lyrically and compositionally, writing accessible, meaningful indie rock for the youth masses. Joining her as support is Motiongazer, a newer project born out of Nashville, which accesses the subtler emotional complexes of alternative music.
Sisters Marika and Miro Justad along with Toby Kuhn have been making guitar-inflected indie pop music together since childhood. They have been dubbed “girl group grunge-gorgeous indie” (The Guardian), “dreamy pop” (Billboard), and “windows down pop” (Rookie Magazine), and their latest release, “White Dove”, wraps all of these descriptions up into one shimmery pop record about yearning, nostalgia, female friendship & the messiness of finding yourself in your 20s. Catch them making their debut at Club Congress with local support from Night Weather (fka Infinite Souls) and Chateau Chateau.
LA-based three-piece, Slothrust, are bringing their luscious, ethereal sonic creations to Club Congress in support of their latest album, “The Pact”. This album is the fourth in a string of albums cultivating the band’s potent brew of classically-informed, soulful rock. Catch them live with support from And the Kids!
Since breaking through the hemispherical sound barrier, Australia’s Oh Pep! have become many things to many people. The duo’s kinship is palpable not just in the way they relate virtuosically, but in the stories they conjure together and the ways they emote them to the audience. Don’t miss the indie pop duo’s Congress debut!
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)