Starlight Theatre: Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s concert series resumes with Amarillo songstress Tennessee Tuckness and friends, food trucks and more at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Concerts will continue weekly throughout the summer. (7 p.m. Tuesdays; free)

June Jazz: The Amarillo College tradition, now officially named for founder Jim Laughlin, returns this year with five weekly concerts on the lawn of AC’s Experimental Theatre. The 2021 series kicks off with Austin Brazille. (7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; free)

Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive: Longhorns will again saunter from 11th Avenue and Polk Street to the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds in this kickoff event for the Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo, to be held June 4 and 5 in the Amarillo National Center. This year’s cattle drive also will feature Old West-style shootouts along the route. (6 p.m Thursday; free)

Music in the Gardens: The popular concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens returns with a show from nostalgia-rockers Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild and bites from food truck Cocina on the Go. Gates open at 6 p.m.; early arrivals can take free dance lessons. (7 p.m. Thursdays; $10)

June Jams: Canyon’s free outdoor concert series — held in Neblett Park, just south of the downtown square — launches its 2021 season with local country band Seth Ward & The Silence. (7:30 p.m. Thursdays; free)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra promises a heavenly noise with its performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring guest soloist Brandie Sutton in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. (6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets $16 to $55, plus fees)

Summer Bash: Celebrate the season’s arrival with tunes at Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave., from three local favorites — surf-rock band The Clem Fandango Four, singer-songwriter Maggie Burt, and rockers The Smeaton Brothers Band. Come back the next night for a rocking show by Texas icons Rev. Horton Heat and Dale Cooper. (8 p.m. Friday; no cover)

Ross Cooper: The Texas country singer will perform with opener Tyler Halverson at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. The bar also will host touring rockers Dirty Honey at 8 p.m. Sunday. (9 p.m. Friday; $10)

Amarillo Yoga Festival: Come stretch your body or just enjoy tunes, shopping and food at this fundraiser for Amarillo Housing First at 6 Car Pub, 625 S. Polk St. (1 p.m. Saturday; free)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football team opens its season against the West Texas Warbirds in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. (6 p.m. Saturday; tickets $10 to $31)

Asleep at the Wheel: The Texas swing icons return for a blowout gig at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. The venue also will feature country acts Read Southall Band and Austin Meade at 7 p.m. Friday. (7 p.m. Saturday; tickets $25)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo party-band favorites Insufficient Funds will kick off this new outdoor concert series at 1619 S. Kentucky St. (7 p.m. Saturdays; tickets $12 in advance, $15 at gate)


  • 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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