Charley Crockett: The sensational Texas country-rocker returns for a gig in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40 to $70; 806-378-3096)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo rockers Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo will headline this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Party band The Tweeks. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

“Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition is back in action, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays in Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (5:45 to 7:45 p.m. dinner service; 8:15 p.m. show; tickets $15 to $65; 806-655-2181)

High Noon on the Square: The downtown concert series continues its season with performers from the cast of Amarillo Little Theatre Academy’s “42nd Street” and food from Schlotzsky’s. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

“The Thing”: Cool off with a 40th-anniversary screening of this Arctic horror film starring Kurt Russell. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“Thor: Love and Thunder”: The Asgardian surfer bro swings back into action in a multidimensional epic that finds Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) returning, also wielding Thor’s hammer. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

First Thursday Art + Music: Check out an exhibition of works by Abigail Squyres and enjoy tunes from Travis Roberts. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country singer Jack Cryver will bring some twang to the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Reagan’s Brick Oven Pizza. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo’s Jim Laughlin Quartet opens the sophomore season of this local outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Zahna: The female-fronted rock band takes the stage with Divided Me and The Light Superior at Leftwoods. On Wednesday, 16-year-old guitar wunderkind Jaden Decker makes his local debut. And Saturday, check out Creatio. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Koben Puckett Calcutta: Gear up for Saturday’s big riding event with a party featuring Texas country singers Ross Cooper and Seth Ward at Hoots Pub. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“42nd Street”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy tackles one of the giants of the musical theater world with a two-weekend run on the Allen Shankles Mainstage. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Michael D. Coon: The Amarillo rocker teams with Amarillo blues legend Johnny Reverb Holston for a show at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (8 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-376-8782)

Slade Coulter: The rising Lubbock-based star takes the Golden Light stage with Travis Roberts & The Willing Few. (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)

Suds & Sounds: Hit the road and head to Nazareth for the annual German Fest and music festival, this year celebrating 50 years with Reckless Kelly, Kyle Park, Dale Brisby and more. (4 p.m. to midnight Saturday; tickets $25 advance, $30 at gate; nazarethhalltx@gmail.com

Amarillo’s Tejano Music Explosion: The Barrio will rock at a block party with JR Reyna y Grupo Elegido, Texas 281 and Los Chamacos. (6 p.m. Saturday; 1201 S. Ross St.; tickets $20 advance, $25 at gate; 806-220-7112)

Kwahadi Summer Shows: The young Scouts keeping traditional Native dances alive bring back their seasonal performances. (7 p.m. Saturday; Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40; admission charge; 806-335-3175)

Mariposa After Dark: Mariposa Eco Village continues its Second Saturday series of entertainment with this beach bash featuring DJs, dancing, vendors, an art show and more. Bring your own water guns, too! (7 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; admission $10 each or $40 per carload; 806-673-9152)

Koben Puckett Invitational: The local cowboy, whose riding career was cut short in an accident that hasn’t slowed his drive, brings his Professional Bull Riders event to the Amarillo National Center. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 SE 10th Ave.; tickets $20 adults, $10 children; 806-376-7767)

Austin Meade: The Texas country star returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center with former Amarillo-based star Logan Samford. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $12 to $35; 806-556-4456)

Plan B: The ’80s cover band brings the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Spitlife and Bummified: I mean, how can you resist names like that. Check out the touring metal bands with locals Corrosive Wrath and Rig Jaw at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

The Mag 7: The Amarillo-based surf rock band returns to the stage for a show with Dude Man at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover)

“Transformers”: Celebrate (?) the 15th anniversary of this astoundingly dumb blockbuster. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and July 14; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Justin Evan Thompson: The folk singer-songwriter brings his latest tour to Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Friday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Prime Time on 6th: Enjoy shopping specials, live music, a photo scavenger hunt and more at this celebration of the San Jacinto neighborhood and Historic Route 66. (5 to 8 p.m. July 12; Sixth Avenue between Georgia and Western streets; no cover)

Author

  • 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.