Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team continues its home season by trying to take out the New Mexico Ice Wolves. (7:15 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Amarillo-based country band helps you kick off the holiday weekend at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

New Year’s Eve Bash: Amarillo country band Chad Miller & The Good Fortune continues the party at Bar Z Winery. (6 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $20; 806-488-2214)

New Year’s Eve Hockey: The Amarillo Wranglers face off again against the New Mexico Ice Wolves, but that’s not all: The holiday party also includes music by Amarillo country singer Lindsay Lane, concession specials and more through midnight. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Speakeasy: You’re a suspect too at this 1920s-themed holiday party at Cactus Cove Inn. (6 p.m. Saturday; tickets $60; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-905-6089)

New Year’s Eve Party: Ring in the New Year at Drunken Oyster with live music, cocktails and food specials. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band provides the tunes for Smokey Joe’s New Year’s Eve party. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Pondaseta New Year’s Eve Party: The local brewery offers hourly toasts, a photo booth, charcuterie spread, a DJ and more. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets $30; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Mount Ivy: The beloved Amarillo indie band reunites for New Year’s Eve in a show at the Golden Light Cantina with Being and Native Crowds. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Next to Kin: The Amarillo-based country band reunites for a special New Year’s Eve show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

New Year’s Eve Party: Amarillo country bands Lee Scheetz & Borderline and Mike Chism & Hollow Point share the stage for this holiday bash at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $15 or $25 for couples; 806-367-6163)

Reborn Country: Enjoy some twang as the ball drops at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Sucker Punch Steve: The Amarillo rocker headlines the party at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Canyon country band rocks out in downtown Amarillo for a New Year’s Eve bash at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Fancy AF Happy New Year: RR Bar will party into 2023 with music from DJ Giantfeet. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

A New Year’s Evening: Amarillo vocalist Tia Marie helps bring in 2023 at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

New Year’s Eve Bash: Welcome 2023 with Amarillo rockers Piles of Potential, JKali and Dude Man at Leftwood’s. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)


  • 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.

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