“Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition is back in action, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays in Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Panhandle Towns Week runs through Saturday, with a discount for regional residents. A special performance for the deaf community is set for Friday. (5:45 to 7:45 p.m. dinner service; 8:15 p.m. show; tickets $15 to $65; 806-655-2181)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies hope to land some big victories when they face off with the Corpus Christi Hooks. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country band The Prairie Dogs pop up at this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: The season finale with party band Insufficient Funds. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

High Noon on the Square: The downtown concert series concludes its season with party band Insufficient Funds and food from Joe Taco. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

The Purple Hulls: The touring folk band offers a weeknight concert at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Matt Lemburg and Ben Cargo 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)

“DC’s League of Super-Pets”: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart lead a cast of actors voicing the powerful pets of Superman, Batman and others. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Roman Carbajal: The Amarillo singer will rock out on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Music in the Gardens: Legendary Amarillo musician Andy Chase Cundiff brings a full band for this week’s installment of Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from J&R Family Catering. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Popular Amarillo combo Esquire Jazz brings the heat for this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

July Jazz: The Martinis headline this wine-tasting party at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. 1400 Streit Drive; admission $30 each, $50 couples; 806-352-6513)

Amarillo DJ Showcase: Some of the city’s top spinners—including Mr. O, RoRo, Phlegm 238 and Spanish Fly—offer a night full of house, techno, reggae/dub, hip-hop and R&B at T’s Bar. (9 p.m. Friday; 700 SW 10th Ave.; 806-418-6649)

Next Generation Band: Get ready to rock with this Amarillo-based band at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo-based country-rock band hits the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (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)

Yellow Rose Pedigreed & Household Pet Cat Show: Get your meow on at this annual exhibition in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military; cuddlebugpersians@msn.com)

Dr. T: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes to go with your wine at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Original Harley Party: Family Support Services’ 27th annual fundraiser moves to the Amarillo National Center this year for a party featuring music by The Stray Sons, Touching Voodoo and Lindsey Lane, plus food, beverages, vendors and a fun run. (5 p.m. Saturday; 3301 SE 10th Ave.; tickets $90 for two; 806-342-2503)

Golden Tiki Party: Get lei’d on the patio of RR Bar with this night-long party, featuring free food, DJs and a cabaret/burlesque show at 11:30 p.m. (6 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Joe Hendrick Memorial Fight Cancer Jam: A host of Amarillo musicians pay tribute to the beloved late musician while raising money for the Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation. (6 p.m. Saturday; Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd.; 806-331-8226)

Aaron Watson: The hometown boy comes home hot off a new album for a show with opener Triston Marez at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $65; 806-556-4456)

Davey Squires: Enjoy rock and jazz with this touring pianist and band at Leftwoods. Plus, enjoy rocker Jerk!’s tour when it arrives Wednesday. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Border Laughs: Yellow City Comedy hosts a night of Austin comics at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (10:30 p.m. Saturday; 625 S. Polk St.; cover $20; 806-576-3396)

FAVS Fest: Take on an inflatable obstacle course at this outdoor party featuring vendors, food and a water balloon fight. (noon Sunday; Southeast Park, 2500 SE 46th Ave.; admission $5; 806-803-9171)

“The Gondoliers”: The “Texas” company takes on this Gilbert and Sullivan operetta for a pair of performances in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall at West Texas A&M University. (2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday; tickets $10; 806-655-2181)

“Kiki’s Delivery Service”: This delightful anime classic hits screens for the Studio Ghibli Fest. (3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Aug. 3; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)



  • 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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