Starlight Theatre: Amarillo folk band Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders will headline this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Rockers Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies are back at home to take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

DCI Tour Premiere: Six top drum corps open up the summer season with an evening of bright brass, flashy color guards and exceptional percussion sections. (7:30 p.m. June 28; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

June Jazz: Amarillo College’s outdoor series closes out its 25th season with Polk Street Jazz. (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 performers from Amarillo Opera and food from Crush. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

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

“The Fifth Element”: Blast off with 25th-anniversary screenings of this mind-blowing sci-fi favorite. (3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Nick Andrew Staver: The roots/blues singer brings his national tour to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Rowdy:” Polarizing NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is profiled in this new documentary. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Amarillo favorites Mike Fuller and Andy Chase 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)

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”: I’ve lost track, but I think this is a sequel to a sequel to a prequel of the whole “Despicable Me” franchise. Also opening: period romance “Mr. Malcolm’s List.” (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 band Monarch will rock the night at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Crave. (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 country act The Buster Bledsoe Band. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

Saints’ Roost Celebration: Clarendon’s 145-year-old tradition returns with three nights of rodeo action and a parade, craft fair and barbecue Saturday. (Thursday through Saturday; various locations in Clarendon; 806-874-2421)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: One of the area’s longest-running rodeos returns for another three-day run of fun. Stick around for live music, including Seth Ward & The Silence on Friday and The Tejas Brothers on Saturday. (7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 8829 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; $40 weekend pass or $15 nightly; 806-622-2102)

Spruce Design Co. Independence Day: Amarillo-area artisans will showcase their work at this holiday event. (5 to 7 p.m. Friday; 7900 S. Coulter St.; 806-676-0578)

South for Winter: The folk trio rolls into town for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio. (7 p.m. Friday; Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Jon Wolfe: Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with the Texas country star’s return to Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $125; 806-556-4456)

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)

Freedom on Main: Holiday celebrations in downtown Borger will include live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, a bike parade and more. (6 p.m. Saturday; 806-274-2211)

Like Before: The Oklahoma City rockers celebrate the holiday weekend with Saturday show at Leftwoods. On Tuesday, touring singer-songwriter Sarah Burton makes her Amarillo debut. And Friday, check out Thru It All with Nick Jordan. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

New Generation Band: The Amarillo metal band will rock out at Rounders. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2801 Virginia Circle; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Tyler Halverson and Mando Saenz: The talented singer-songwriters sit in for a song swap at Golden Light Cantina. On Saturday, don’t miss touring rockers Strawberry Girls with locals Native Crowds and Like Red Giants. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Kickin’ It in Canyon: Texas country star Casey Donahew headlines Canyon’s big Independence Day festivities with a concert in the First United Bank Center at West Texas A&M University. The party continues Monday with a pancake breakfast, the Fair on the Square and the traditional parade. (7 p.m. Sunday; tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door; 806-655-7815)

World Championship Mud Volleyball Tournament: Head to Dumas for this messy celebration of Independence Day. (8 a.m. Monday; McDade Park, 14th Street and Durrett Avenue in Dumas; 806-935-2123)

Pampa Fourth of July: Party with the Harvesters at this community celebration at Recreation Park, including live music, fireworks, a hot dog eating contest and more. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday; one mile east of Pampa on U.S. Highway 60; 806-669-3241)

Charley Crockett: The sensational Texas country-rocker returns for a gig in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7 p.m. July 5; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40 to $70; 806-378-3096)


  • 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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