Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will headline the next installment of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Lance Roark: The young Oklahoma singer makes his debut at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Bryan Robertson: The burly Amarillo singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Jen Williams: The Amarillo singer brings acoustic tunes to Hummer’s Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd.; 806-353-0723)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds will perform for the final installment of Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert series this year. This week, enjoy fajitas from Joe Taco. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Cameron James Smith: Enjoy tunes underground in The Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy with the Amarillo country singer. (7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Haunted Mansion”: The spooky Disney ride is resurrected in a new family thriller starring LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish and more. Also opening: horror flick “Talk to Me.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band shakes up the house at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer headlines J’s Bar & Grill’s party on the patio. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100; 806-358-2222)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Food Asylum. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo jazz combo Robert Hinds & Friends headlines the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15; 806-584-9571)

“RV”: The Robin Williams comedy gets a special pop-up screening at the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, thanks to the Amarillo Film Society. Plus, check out the actual RV used in the filming. Bring your own chair and snacks, or enjoy food from five trucks. (7 p.m. Thursday; 4341 Canyon Drive; free, donations accepted; 956-970-8344)

Small Town Poetry Tour: Amarillo poets Seth Wieck and Wes Reeves offer odes and elegies at Aunt Eek’s Books & Curiosities. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2900 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free, but donations accepted; 806-420-0021)

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Party on the Patio: Savór hosts a three-day fest of outdoor music, starting with Chad Miller & The Good Fortune’s Red Dirt music night on Thursday, Funky Friday with Velvet Funk, and a luau with Amarillo oldies band Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild on Saturday. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Dani-Rae Clark, Logan Bragg & Middle Sattre: The touring indie singers share the stage at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

July Jazz: Esquire Jazz headlines this special event at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, featuring a wine tasting from Cask & Cork, food from Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, and more. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $30 each or $50 couples; 806-352-6513)

“Analysis & Appreciation”: Amarillo artist Rob Weingart opens a new show in Caliche Co.’s Lasso Gallery. (7 p.m. Friday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; no cover; 806-398-1008)

Dave Martinez: The Texas country singer-songwriter returns to town for a show in the new Støex Gallery. (7 p.m. Friday; 723 S. Georgia St.; cover $15;

J.T. Hassell: The Amarillo native piano star comes home for a concert in the Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. (7 p.m. Friday; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5000)

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes under the stars on The Barfield’s rooftop bar with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Insufficient Funds: Hit the beach with the Amarillo party band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country diva hits Sixth for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Sadie’s Rangers: The Amarillo folk band will offer a concert under the stars at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Shadow Snuff Tour: Zombiez Bar & Grill hosts a night of death metal, featuring Lex the Hex Master, Scum and more. (8 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Bomb City Bar Fights: Watch for flying barstools (not really—probably) when this troupe of Amarillo wrestlers takes over Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; no cover; 806-679-0122)

Plan B: The Amarillo ’80s band returns to action with a show at High Fidelity Records. (9 p.m. Friday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

Pug Johnson & The Hounds: The Gulf Coast singer returns to town for the first time with his full band for their Hoots Pub debut. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Yellow City Comedy: Austin-bound Amarillo comic Clemente Mike Villegas headlines this local comedy show at Bomb City Distillery. (9 p.m. Friday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; tickets $10; 806-220-2662)

Summer Sizzle on the Square: The Shops at Wolflin Square host a block party, offering sidewalk sales, food trucks, live music and more, including Get Fit Amarillo’s Hot Blooded Run at 7:30 a.m. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers up outdoor tunes at Panhandle Greenhouses. (2 p.m. Saturday; 11900 S. Washington St.; 806-622-2683)

Harry Potter’s Birthday: Amarillo Parks & Recreation throws a party for everyone’s favorite wizard, complete with butterbeer, a magic show and Hogwarts-style challenges. (3 p.m. Saturday; John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street; 806-378-3036)

Kayla Richardson: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo singer. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Original Harley Party: Family Support Services’ 28th annual fundraiser returns to the Amarillo National Center for a celebration featuring music by The Buster Bledsoe Band, Touching Voodoo and Too Far Gone, plus food, beverages, vendors and a fun run. (5 p.m. Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $90 for two; 806-342-2503)

Songwriters in the Round: Singers Lance Richburg, Rick Todd and Joel White swap songs with host Mike Fuller at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480)

Hayden Pedigo: The Amarillo native and indie music superstar comes home from his tour with Jenny Lewis for a show at the Amarillo Museum of Art in the Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre, with a party following in the museum. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; tickets $15; 806-371-5050)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band hits the beach for a show at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; no cover; 806-335-5644)

Bomb City Groove: Shake your groove thing with the Amarillo soul band at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jonny Craig: The Canadian rocker, formerly of Dance Gavin Dance, will bring the noise to the Hoots Pub stage with KeepMySecrets. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band loads up for a show at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: The rising Amarillo stars come home for a show at The Golden Light Cantina with special guest Maggie Burt. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Your Brother’s Uncle: The country band takes the stage at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Whiskey Hangover: The nationally touring Godsmack tribute band will lay the smack down at Skooterz. (10 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

La Mission Christian Car Show: Enjoy Christian hip-hop and Spanish music at this eighth-annual car show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (noon Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10; 806-341-7250)

“Heathers”: Grab your croquet mallet and celebrate the 35th anniversary of this pitch-black comedy. (4 p.m. Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Open Mic Night: Let your musical dreams come to life at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. Sunday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; no cover; 806-335-5644)

Texas Originals: The “Texas” cast offers a showcase of their skills in this annual talent show and fundraiser (6 p.m. Monday; Branding Iron Theatre in West Texas A&M University’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $10; 806-655-2181)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds closes out the season of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. (7 p.m. Aug. 1; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)


Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce as this summertime tradition continues. (8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Amarillo Museum of Art: Don’t miss eye-popping exhibitions by artists Terry Allen and Jun Kaneko through Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, respectively. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Dig into equine history with the museum’s archive collection, on view through Saturday. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Canyon Farmers Market: Check out wares from 75 vendors, plus food trucks, live music and more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 30; Canyon downtown square; 806-567-0746)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January. (2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

The Simulated Universe: Amarillo’s newest attraction is this immersive art experience a la Meow Wolf. (noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 1215 S.W. 10th Ave.; reservations required; 832-690-7731 or

“Texas”: The outdoor musical returns for a 57th season in Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. (8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Aug. 4; dinner at 6 p.m.; ticket prices vary; 806-651-2181)

Wonderland Park: The 2023 season is in full swing at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesdays through Sundays; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)


  • 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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