Tuesday

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer offers patio tunes at Hummers Sports Cafe. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

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

Starlight Theatre: PRVDNC (your guess is as good as mine) continues Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

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

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The outdoor concert staple wraps for the season with a show from Polk Street Jazz. (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 except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Wednesday

High Noon on the Square: The Huckleberries will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy sandwiches from Crush. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Bryan Copeland: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from this Missouri-based singer. (6 p.m. Wednesday; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

“Sesame Street Live!”: Everyone’s favorite Muppets return to “Say Hello” in a new stage show. (6 p.m. Wednesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $27 to $68; 806-378-3096)

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)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer offers weekly Whiskey Wednesday shows at Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Christopher Erin: The Amarillo country singer heads underground at the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Horror Art Society Show: Explore the connection between horror and art in this new show at Idol Art Studio. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 1201 S. Polk St.; 806-236-4128)

“South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut”: Enjoy 25th-anniversary screenings of this uproarious animated comedy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Brad Good: The touring 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. Wednesday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Thursday

“A Quiet Place: Day One”: Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn star in this prequel to the silent horror film. Also opening: the opening salvo of Kevin Costner’s Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

The Beach Bums: The party band provides tunes for festivities on the patio at Savór. (7 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Danny Freeze: 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)

Kristin Key: The Amarillo-born comic brings her world tour back home for her debut performance in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7 p.m. Thursday; 501 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20 to $50; 806-378-3096)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band keeps the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from El Tacuache Loco. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

June Jams: Canyon’s outdoor concert series closes out with tunes from Amarillo band Nine Eyes. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

“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. Thursday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

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

Femme: The monthly celebration of all those femme-presenting at RR Bar celebrates Pride. (8 p.m. Thursday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Rita Bliss: The indie folk singer strums up a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Rhett Embry: The Texas cowboy singer saddles up for a show at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Friday

Vendor Blender: Maple Event Center will host food trucks and vendors for this weekend event. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 10298 Farm-to-Market Road;  803-457-9830)

“Remembering Adobe Walls”: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum opens a new exhibition on this iconic Western battle, featuring a performance by the Comanche Nation. (6 p.m. Friday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; $25 or free for members; 806-651-2244)

Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo rock band takes a shot at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Chris Young: The Nashville singer headlines a night at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $125; 806-342-0515)

The Ty Van Valkenburg Band: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo country act on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 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. Friday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

The Burney Sisters: The Americana duo makes its Amarillo debut at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Kerry Freeman: The Fort Worth singer brings his Americana tunes to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Sterling Elza: The Panhandle native returns for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

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)

Pride on the Plains: Smile Big Texas’ daytime Pride celebration features a volleyball tournament, vendors, parade, live music and more. (10 a.m. Saturday; Thompson Park Area 36, 2401 Dumas Drive; free, registration recommended; 806-398-1234)

Props & Pistons Car Show: Enjoy both cars and fly-ins at this Bomb City Hot Rods show at Tradewinds Airport. (9 a.m. Saturday; 4105 Tradewind St.)

Patriotic Pet Parade: Center City of Amarillo hosts these furry festivities in downtown Amarillo. (10 a.m. Saturday; registration fee $5; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Karaoke Brunch: Neon Pink spins the tunes and Crush provides the bottomless mimosas for this midday rooftop party. (11 a.m. Saturday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Vendor Blender: Maple Event Center will host food trucks and vendors for this weekend event. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10298 Farm-to-Market Road;  803-457-9830)

25th Birthday Bash: The Cake Company of Canyon celebrates its silver anniversary with refreshments, bounce houses, face painting, cookie decorating and more. (1:30 p.m. Saturday; 1502 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-655-8700)

James Owens: 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)

Neon Nebula: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Eureka, Lady Camden and LaLa Ri headline Smile Big Texas’ nighttime Pride celebration. (7 p.m. Saturday; Thompson Park Area 36, 2401 Dumas Drive; tickets $35 to $75; 806-398-1234)

Rain Division: The Amarillo metal band teams with Trench Rat and Sage Circle to reopen the Atomic Yellow venue at a new location inside the Arts at Sunset. (7 p.m. Saturday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; cover $10; atomicyellowict@gmail.com

Relic: 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)

Bomb City Groove: 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. Saturday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Boss Texas Band: The Amarillo band makes some noise at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Holly Tucker: The Waco singer rides into town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Jacob Stelly: The long-haired Texas country singer returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Reborn Country: The Amarillo band brings the twang to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Secret Society 360 Room: The latest party will take place in a top-secret location, featuring numerous DJs, a light show and bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; tickets $10 to $20; social media @LiveCapitalTX and @SecretSocietyTX or livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Kendall Hunt & The Shooters: The Texas band takes aim on a good time at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Sunday

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer offers a brunch show at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. Sunday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

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

Sunday Songwriter Sessions: Sadie’s Rangers offers a crash course in tunesmithing in an afternoon show at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (3 p.m. Sunday; 100 Brentwood Road; free; 806-336-1459)

“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. Sunday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

July 2

“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. July 2; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Cadillac Ranch at 50” through Aug. 24 and “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 plus “Remembering Adobe Walls” through May, 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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