Tuesday

Alicia Morgan: The Amarillo singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

“The Secret World of Arietty”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this adaptation of a classic kids’ book. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Starlight Theater: The Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series continues, weather permitting. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Yvonne Perea: The local favorite offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The outdoor concert staple kicks off its new season with an appearance by Denver band Daruma. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre patio on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Steve Kirn: The touring rock singer brings the classics to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Wednesday

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo favorite Andy Chase will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy sausage wraps from the AQHA cook team. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Bomb City Groove. (5 p.m. Wednesday; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“When Marnie Was There”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this gothic ghost story. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer celebrates hump day at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Stranded By Choice: The Montana metal band hits Route 66 for a show with local  openers The Stray Sons at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Thursday

“Inside Out 2”: The Pixar hit gets a teenage-dream of a sequel. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

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

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band The Solano Project keeps the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Cocina on the Go. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

The Broken String Band: The Athens, Georgia-based band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

June Jams: Canyon’s outdoor concert series continues with tunes from Canyon country band Seth Ward & The Silence. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

Kyle Park: The Texas country star makes his return to the Golden Light Cantina. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Tommy Gallagher: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Friday

60 Years on the Square: The Shops at Wolflin Square celebrate the venue’s diamond anniversary with sales, vendors, food trucks, live music and more. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Christening of New Bug Ranch: The Route 66 attraction’s new home at Starlight Ranch Event Center is celebrated with an exhibition from Panhandle VW Car Club. (6 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; 806-342-0515)

Home Run Derby: Kids can step up to the plate in this fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. (6 p.m. Friday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; free; register here; 806-803-9547)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band gets ready to howl at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

R&B Night: Dallas star DJ Elusive spins old-school favorites in this 30-and-up event at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; tickets $15; 806-242-0117)

Braxton Keith: The mustachioed country traditionalist headlines a night at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo country band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Salazar: The Mexican-born comedian brings his gentlemanly show to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (8 p.m. Friday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $50 to $80; 806-378-3096)

Night at the Museum: See what happens at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum after the lights go out. (8 to 11 p.m. Friday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; tickets $10 adults, $5 children; 806-651-2244)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Jordan Nix and Logan Stamford: The College Station country singer teams with the former Amarillo star at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Dallas Burrow: The Texas singer-songwriter rides into town for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Canyon Farmers Market: The summer tradition opens for the season with live music, activities, vendors and more. The market is open weekly through Sept. 28. (8 a.m. to noon Saturday; Fourth Avenue and 15th Street in Canyon; 806-567-0746)

Juneteenth Parade and Park Celebration: Rejoice in the culture with the annual parade at 10 a.m. from Ninth Avenue and Hughes Street to Bones Hooks Park, then enjoy food, entertainment, vendors and more in the park. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 2000 N. Hughes St.; 812-841-3295 or 806-640-8184)

Super Mini Con: Celebrate all things pop-culture when this annual convention returns. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

Donny Dodson: Enjoy a midday show with the Corsicana singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Super Kicks on Route 66: Enjoy a day of wrestling action during the ongoing Route 66 festivities. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; The Garage, 2819 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free until 1 p.m., then $50 to $80; 806-290-3735)

Texas Route 66 Festival Finale: The two-week celebration of the Mother Road concludes with a corndog eating contest, beauty pageant, Elvis impersonator and more. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; Historic Route 66, between Georgia and Western streets; 800-692-1338)

Brad Sanders: The Stray Sons singer goes acoustic for a show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (5 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; free; 806-488-2658)

Sheldon Rohling: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Diamond & Gold: Amarillo singer Dean Yates pays tribute to Neil Diamond in this fundraising concert for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20; 806-378-3096)

Kerwin Claiborne: The touring comic headlines the Juneteenth Comedy Jam at In This Moment. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 707 S. Polk St.; tickets $35 to $45; 806-678-9333)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo rock band takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Aaron Watson: The hometown favorite returns to the Panhandle with opener Walker Montgomery at the Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $68; 806-342-0515)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band rocks out at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo party band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm: The Lubock band rocks into town for a show at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rock band reloads at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Lowdown Drifters: The West Coast country band zooms into town for a show at Hoots Pub with local opener Ty Blackburn. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Palmer Anthony: The Fort Worth-based country singer returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Texas Transplants: The rockers return to the stage at Skooterz. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Ring the Alarm Pride Edition: DJ Phlegm 2 Trees, Giantfeet and more help RR Bar celebrate Pride. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Sunday

Super Mini Con: Celebrate all things pop-culture when this annual convention returns. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

Donny Dodson: Enjoy another midday show with the Corsicana singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Sunday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Monday

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers celebrate summer at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. Monday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

“Game of Thrones” Trivia Night: Can you tell Drogon from Daenerys? Sign up to compete at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

June 18

The Chrissy Dailing Duo: The Amarillo singers headline a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. June 18; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 18; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo’s Kirk House Band continues Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. June 18; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the San Antonio Missions. (7:05 p.m. June 18; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The outdoor concert staple kicks off its new season with an appearance by Laughlin and friends. (7:30 p.m. June 18; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre patio on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues nightly through Sunday; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Photography Is Art” and works from Brooklyn-based artist Swoon through Aug. 11 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas” through July 27 and “Wrangler Women of Influence: Long Live Cowgirls!” through Nov. 23. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Arts in the Sunset: The sprawling art gallery hosts the Impressionists interactive exhibition, featuring artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Gauguin, Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. (various times through July 17; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $25 adults, $22 seniors, $15 children; 806-354-8802)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time.” (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “Dali’s Wonderland” through March 2025, plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (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 thesimulateduniverse@gmail.com)

Wonderland Park: The 2024 season continues at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesday through Sunday; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)

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  • 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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