Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies saddle up for a series against the Frisco RoughRiders. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Yvonne Perea and Jen Williams in this new outdoor series at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo band gets down in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.”: Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown star in this satirical religious comedy, opening at least at the Hollywood 16 (other screenings may also be scheduled). Also opening: inspirational drama “Gigi & Nate.” Plus, because it apparently didn’t make enough money last year, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” swings back into theaters. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers will offer underground tunes at The Barfield’s speakeasy bar. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Dave Becker: The touring folk musician brings a night of thoughtful music to Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

First Thursday Art + Music: The 806 Coffee + Lounge offers an art show from Amanda Louise Martin paired with jazz fusion from Más Pas. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: The 3.14 Big Band from West Texas A&M University’s Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity offers a night of jazz at this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Lil Godd: Enjoy a night of hip-hop at Leftwoods with the headliners plus featured acts Nicky Cortez, Sadzilla, Booty Gum and Kid Carrillo. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Bomb City Deathfest: Zombiez Bar & Grill hosts this two-day music festival guaranteed to melt your face off, featuring The Dialectic, Bare the Mark, Trench Rat, Pulverizer, Kreature of the Night, Tyrannical Deception, The Coventry Sacrifice, Thornside, Asphyxiation Infecta and Bummified. (6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; $15 both days, $10 single day; 806-331-7305)

Matt Lemburg & Friends: The Amarillo-based singer-songwriter joins forces to swap songs in an outdoor show at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Friday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Kenzie Crabtree: The singer-songwriter brings her looping skills to Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Steve Earle & The Dukes: The Texas country giant joins forces with Ray Wylie Hubbard for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $27; 806-556-4456)

Tennessee & The Volunteers: Beloved Amarillo singer Tennessee Tuckness brings her pals along for a pre-Labor Day show at Craft Cocktail Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 626 S. Polk St.; 806-231-0562)

The Jacob Armitage Band: The Texas country band comes to Golden Light Cantina with Don Stalling & The Divided. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a beautiful morning at the downtown farmers market, featuring food trucks, live music and tons of vendors. (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-335-6360)

Crime Stoppers Car Show: The 14th annual show returns with hot rods, classics and more in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5; 806-378-6100)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo rockers take the stage at Drunken Oyster. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7606 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Boogie Nights: Flash back to the ’70s at RR Bar with this night-long party, featuring drink specials, DJs and more. (9 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rockers hope to fix what’s ailing you at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Fildio: The Oklahoma-based rock band brings some heat to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 SW Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Comanche Moon: The sensational Amarillo-based Americana band celebrates the release of a new single at Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the time a worm crawled into Chekov’s ear and permanently scarred me. (4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Sept. 8; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Fish Out of Water: The touring acoustic duo offers an evening’s worth of music at OHMS Café & Bar. (5 p.m. Sept. 6; 619 S. Tyler St.; 806-373-3233)

The Tejas Brothers: The party favorites bring the fun back to Golden Light Cantina for a weeknight show. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)


  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.