“Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition is back in action, with performances Tuesdays through Sundays 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)

“Forever Golden!”: Thank your bestie for being a friend by enjoying some of the best-loved episodes of “The Golden Girls” together. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Lesser Care: The touring indie rock band joins forces with Amarillo favorites Vamping for an intimate show (with a livestream option). (7 p.m. Tuesday; 818 SW Seventh Ave.; cover $10)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country singer Lindsey Lane will headline this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Party rock band Noah Jenda. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

June Jazz: Amarillo College’s outdoor series celebrates 25 years this season, continuing with Esquire Jazz. Next week: Austin Brazille. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

High Noon on the Square: The downtown concert series continues its season with Amarillo country singer Buster Bledsoe and food from Chick-fil-A. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Micah Bynum and Keitha Jones 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)

“Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”: What better way to celebrate Pride Month than a 60th anniversary screening of this scream-queen classic? (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“Lightyear”: OK, let’s see if I have this straight: This movie is, in the “Toy Story” universe, Andy’s favorite movie, so the Buzz he has is a toy based on this film. It’s just so complicated. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds continues the fun at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yolo’s. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Celtic Throne: Celebrate Irish dance and culture when this internationally touring production high-steps into the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 501 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $35 to $45; 806-378-3096)

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

Jamie Lin Wilson: The sensational singer-songwriter returns for an acoustic show at Hoots Pub. Plus, don’t miss Canyon band Seth Ward & The Silence on Friday and Wight Lighters on Saturday. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Fright Night: Share or enjoy ghost stories or other spooky sensations at this monthly open-mic at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

“Heat Wave”: Check out blazing hot new works by an array of Amarillo artists at this Greyhound Galleries exhibition. The opening will include live music from James Owens, food trucks and an open bar. (6 to 10 p.m. Friday; 814 S. Taylor St.; $10; 806-318-4119)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band is in the spotlight at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Friday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Cameron James Smith: The Monarch lead singer gives a solo show at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (8 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-376-8782)

Movie on the Lawn: It’s inconceivable that you’d miss a special screening of “The Princess Bride” on the grounds of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (8:30 p.m. Friday; 2403 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; free; 806-651-2244)

Bearwithus: Get your growl on when this Nebraska-based indie rock band hits the stage at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Drew Moreland & The Neon Hustle: The Texas country band will shine bright at a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

“A Night with the Stars”: Join astronomer Art Schneider for a galactically good time at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; $4 adults and $3 children and seniors; 806-352-6007)

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)

Juneteenth: Celebrate the culture with a weekend full of activities, highlighted by a parade down North Hughes Street and a party in Bones Hooks Park. (10 a.m. Saturday; 2000 N. Hughes St.; free)

Juneteenth Sip, Dance & Paint Celebration: After a day of outdoor fun, come indoors for this fundraiser at Black Historical Cultural Center. (7 p.m. Saturday; 901 N. Hayden St.; tickets $65; 985-634-0475)

Amarillo Crawfish Festival: Get your fill of Cajun-spiced mudbugs or enjoy tasty treats from several food trucks at this blowout party at Starlight Ranch Event Center. The festivities also include tunes from Bad Moon Rising (a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band) and Amarillo’s Jonathan Guidi and Touching Voodoo. On Friday, the party venue features a sold-out concert from Texas country stars Koe Wetzel and William Clark Green. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $60; 806-556-4456)

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”: Enjoy a free live screening of this cult classic behind GameQuest, with concessions and audience-participation bags for sale. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2809 SW Sixth Ave.; free; 806-342-4263)

The Almas and The Ratchet Dolls: Go nuts for these bands when they bring their “Mama, We’re All Crazy” tour to Leftwoods. On Friday, it’s a hip-hop night with Poundgame Addison. Then Sunday, check out folk rockers Brightwire with Grifters & Shills. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

The Deltaz: The touring singer-songwriter brothers return to town for a show at The Golden Light Cantina with local favorite Maggie Burt. On Friday, don’t miss Amarillo country band Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover $10; 806-374-9237)

Hoodrat Hootenany: Celebrate Father’s Day at this rocking car show at Zombiez Bar & Grill, featuring music from rockabilly band The Rocketz. (2 p.m. Sunday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

“The Thing”: Take Dad to a 40th-anniversary screening of this Arctic horror film starring Kurt Russell. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. June 22; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Wapayasos y Horripicosos: As best I can tell, this all-male Mexican band sings and dances in their skivvies. Sounds like you’re in for a hot time when their Mango Sexy tour arrives at La Hacienda Amarillo. (8 p.m. Sunday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $20; 806-690-2965)


  • 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.