Starlight Theatre: Amarillo folk band Sadie’s Rangers will jam at the Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

June Jazz: Amarillo favorites Polk Street Jazz will bring the tunes at this week’s installment of this popular Amarillo College concert series on the lawn of AC’s Experimental Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; free)

Brian Cobble: Place and Time: In addition to the Albritton Collection, Amarillo Museum of Art also is featuring this New Mexico native’s photo-realistic pastels, on view through Aug. 8. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050; free)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo singer-songwriter Andy Chase will entertain the crowds (with the help of his friends) at Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Schlotzsky’s. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

“F9”: The latest installment of the insanely popular “Fast and Furious” saga zooms into theaters, with John Cena joining the cast as Vin Diesel’s heretofore-unmentioned brother. (opens Thursday) 

Sunset and Songwriters: Amarillo folk band The Earthlings headline the return of Wildcat Bluff Nature Center’s outdoor concert series. Bring your own chair, beverages and dinner, or snack on food from Dirty Uncle Monty’s food truck. (5 p.m. Thursday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; free)

Yellow Rose Jazz: The James Barger Quartet takes the spotlight at this month’s installment of the Amarillo Symphony’s outdoor concert series. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; Six Car Brewery, 625 S. Polk St.; free)

June Jams: Amarillo country band Mitchell Ford & The Volunteers headlines the final round of Canyon’s free outdoor concert series in Neblett Park, just south of the downtown square. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; free)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rockers Moon Dog will bring the funk at this week’s installment of the popular concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; $10)

Zac Wilkerson: The hirsute Texas rocker with the golden voice returns to town for a show with opener Brandon Todd at Golden Light Cantina. (8 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; $10)

Micky & The Motorcars: The Texas country favorites roll back into town for a show at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. (10 p.m. Friday; $10 in advance, $15 day of show)

Amarillo Community Market: Get your pick of the best from local crafters, artisans and more. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Hugo’s Market Craft Show: Get your shop on here and around the square with the season opening of the Canyon Farmers Market. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 407 16th St. in Canyon; free)

HERPS Amarillo Exotic Reptile and Pet Show: Buy your own or just enjoy the view of a menagerie of exotic animals. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; $10 adults, $5 children 5 to 12; 214-708-8305)

Pride Festival: Leftwood’s hosts this LGBTQIA+ celebration, featuring vendors, drink specials and music indoors and outdoors from J Trial Band and Native Crowds. (5 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover) 

Summer Free for All: Check out carnival-style games, food trucks, music, arts and crafts, bouncers and more, including free admission to the pool and tennis center. (5 p.m. Saturday; John Stiff Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street; free) 

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football team hits the gridiron for a game against the Texas Jets. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40, plus fees)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: The ever-popular (and busy!) Andy Chase will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

Aaron Watson: The hometown favorite returns for a big show with opener Grant Gilbert at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Also on tap this weekend at the outdoor venue: Journey tribute act Escape at 7 p.m. Friday for High Plains Food Bank’s Foodstock concert series. (7 p.m. Saturday; tickets $25)

Dear Marsha: The Amarillo-born rock band comes home for a rooftop show in downtown Amarillo. (8 p.m. Saturday; Crush, 627 S. Polk St.; no cover)

“The Birdcage”: Celebrate Pride with a special 25th-anniversary screening of this uproarious classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The “Texas” company will stage the iconic Shakespearean comedy in this fundraising performance at The Resplendent Garden, 11701 Truman St. Limited tickets are still available; cost includes drinks and dinner. (6:30 p.m. Monday; tickets $75; 806-651-2252)


  • 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.