Tuesday

Starlight Theater: Amarillo blues band Touching Voodoo kicks off Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

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

James Owens: The Amarillo singer hits the roof at Crush. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

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

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (7:05 p.m. Tuesday; continues through Sunday; 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 the U.S. Army Jazz Band. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre patio on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Wednesday

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo cowboy singer Ed Montana will perform for the first installment of Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert series this year. This week, enjoy hamburgers from Coors Cowboy Club. (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 Velvet Funk. (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)

The Shane Rogers Band: The Lubbock country band returns to town for a show at Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tanner Lane: 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)

Tim Wiles: The Amarillo country singer hits Route 66 for a weekly show at Skooterz. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continues a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (7:05 p.m. Wednesday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Thursday

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die”: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reteam in this sequel to their popular franchise. Also opening: horror flick “The Watchers.” Plus, check out special screenings of the extended cuts of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Tattoo artists from around the country converge for this Ink Masters-sponsored show at Ashmore Inn & Suites. (1 to 11 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; 2315 E. Interstate 40; ticket prices vary; inkmasterstattooshow.com)

First Thursday Art & Wine: Enjoy a new exhibition and music from Plemons Bridge at this monthly event at High Fidelity Records. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

Night Under the Neon: Head over to Shamrock for this installment of the Texas Route 66 Festival, featuring music from Texas Crossroads Band and a brisket dinner. (6 p.m. Thursday; U-Drop Inn, 111 U.S. Rt. 66; tickets $15; 806-256-2501)

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo: The annual hoedown featuring top working cowboys returns to the Amarillo National Center. (7 p.m. Thursday; continues through Saturday; Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $28 adults, $18 children; 806-376-7767)

First Thursday Art + Music: Enjoy a new art exhibition and music from Ian Cooke at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Jonathan Guidi: The local rocker 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 Big G & The Tradewinds kicks off the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yoli’s Kitchen. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

“New Girl” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge of Jess and her boys at MJ’s Saloon & Grill. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A; 806-398-0634)

Nine Eyes: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Suzy Bogguss: The ’90s country singer offers beautiful music at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Thursday; continues Friday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; tickets $65; 806-236-2933) 

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continues a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (7:05 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

June Jams: Canyon’s outdoor concert series kicks off the season with tunes from Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

Ty Van Valkenburg: 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

Disco in the Desert: Cactus Cove Inn & Suites hosts an all-day party featuring live music, a Corvette car show, and the unveiling of a new mural, all part of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-905-6089)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Tattoo artists from around the country converge for this Ink Masters-sponsored show at Ashmore Inn & Suites. (noon to 11 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 2315 E. Interstate 40; ticket prices vary; inkmasterstattooshow.com)

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Pride of the Dark Cosmos Show: Art and fashion collide in this new show at Idol Art Studio. (5 p.m. Friday; 1201 S. Polk St.; 806-236-4128)

Route 66 Tailgate Party: Enjoy cornhole, music from Banjo Brown, drink specials and more in this lead-up to a Sod Poodles game. (5 p.m. Friday; Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St.; free; 806-803-5500)

Star Watch Party: Head to Clarendon for this celestial celebration, part of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (5 p.m. Friday; Jericho on 66, 5989 Texas Highway 70; 806-676-4927)

Casey Donahew: The Texas country stars take the stage at The Lumberyard, Canyon’s newest event center. (7 p.m. Friday; 850 N. 23rd St.; tickets $25; 806- 804-3000)

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo: The annual hoedown featuring top working cowboys returns to the Amarillo National Center. (7 p.m. Friday; continues through Saturday; Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $28 adults, $18 children; 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continues a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (7:05 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Mike McComas Street Celebration: Area rock band Ghosts of Gray County headlines this block party in downtown Pampa. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 501 W. Foster Ave. in Pampa) 

The Solano Project: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo party band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Touching Voodoo: The blues band hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. Friday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Comedy for a Cause: Yellow City Comedy hosts a show benefitting Amarillo businesswoman Kensi Syvoraraj at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15; 806-342-0515)

Jake Hooker & The Outsiders: The honkytonk band rolls into town for a show at the Western Horseman, with opener Chancy Bernson. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Brightwire: The touring indie band kicks off its summer tour at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Chad Feemster: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Friday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Clay Page: The country singer takes a shot at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Los 3 Kings: The Amarillo Tex-Mex band reunites for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Saturday

Amarillo Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive and Parade: Longhorns roam the streets of downtown Amarillo in this annual add-on to the Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo. (10 a.m. Saturday; 10th Avenue and Polk Street to Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3310 S.E. 10th Ave.; 800-692-1338)

Burnin’ the Bricks: The annual Pampa party includes a car show and cruise. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; Cuyler Street in downtown Pampa; 806-664-4993)

Keep It Rollin’ Car Show: North Amarillo unites for this car show in Thompson Park, sponsored by the 101 Elite Men, Throwbacks, Classic Rollers and the Vessel. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 2401 Dumas Drive; 806-220-0032)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Tattoo artists from around the country converge for this Ink Masters-sponsored show at Ashmore Inn & Suites. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 2315 E. Interstate 40; ticket prices vary; inkmasterstattooshow.com)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo favorite at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Route 66 Motor Tour & Car Show: Dream Maker Station in Adrian hosts this installment of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 305 Interstate 40; 937-935-2204)

Amarillo Sod Poodles’ Route 66 Celebration: The Soddies get in on the Mother Road celebration with a block party, featuring food trucks and more. (4 p.m. Saturday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; free; 806-803-9547)

Canadian River Music Festival: Texas country star Casey Donahew headlines this day of music in the verdant northeast Panhandle town. Also on the bill: Kolby Cooper, Uncle Lucius and The Solano Project. (noon to midnight Saturday; Jones Pavilion in Canadian; tickets $50canadianrivermusicfestival@gmail.com

Kayla Richardson: 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)

Memorial Fundraiser: Ian Nicholas and Goodbye Hollywood headline this fundraiser for members of the armed forces at Rockwall Event Center. (6 p.m. Saturday; 16301 Interstate 27 in Canyon; tickets $20; 806-683-2156)

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo: The annual hoedown featuring top working cowboys returns to the Amarillo National Center. (7 p.m. Saturday; Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $28 adults, $18 children; 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continues a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. Following the game, enjoy a drone show as part of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Journey of a Lifetime: The Journey tribute band beckons you with open arms to Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; tickets $15 to $20; 806-335-5644)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band lights up the night at Crush. (8 p.m. Saturday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Leading Ladies of ALT: Amarillo Little Theatre’s summer fundraiser puts the spotlight on some of its biggest crowdpleasers, including Christy Corder, Marley Hoggatt, Hunter Lee, Kristen Loyd, Terry Martin, Jenny Morgan, Annika Spalding and Lindsey Williams, with special performances by cast members from “Calendar Girls,” “Beautiful” and “Rent.” (8 p.m. Saturday; Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $25 to $50; 806-355-9991)

The Marshall Tucker Band: The classic rock band brings its “Live on Cloud 9” tour to the Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $65; 806-342-0515)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band brings the fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jay Statham: The rocker brings his full band for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Luke Prater: The Texas country singer offers a show with opener Tristan Graves at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Matt Moran & The Palominos: The Oklahoma country band rides into town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Pancakes for Dinner: The indie touring band offers up a tasty show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Pug Johnson & The Hounds: The Beaumont-based Americana band howls at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band encourages poor choices at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Sunday

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)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Tattoo artists from around the country converge for this Ink Masters-sponsored show at Ashmore Inn & Suites. (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; 2315 E. Interstate 40; ticket prices vary; inkmasterstattooshow.com)

“The Secret World of Arietty”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this adaptation of a classic kids’ book. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues June 11; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pi Jacobs: The touring folk singer offers a midday show at Chalice Abbey. (3 p.m. Sunday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Lowrider Cruise: Get your kicks on Amarillo Boulevard in this event for the Texas Route 66 Festival. (6 p.m. Sunday; free; 800-692-1338)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies wraps up a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (6:05 p.m. Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

June 10

Lee Scheetz: The Amarillo country singer celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. Monday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers a patio show at Crush. (7 p.m. Monday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

“Hud”: The iconic Texas movie, filmed partially in Claude, gets a screening at Golden Light Cantina sponsored by Amarillo Film Society as part of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (7 p.m. Monday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free; 806-374-9237)

“When Marnie Was There”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this gothic ghost story. (7 p.m. Monday; continues June 12; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

June 11

Lee Scheetz: The Amarillo country singer celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. Monday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers a patio show at Crush. (7 p.m. Monday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

“Hud”: The iconic Texas movie, filmed partially in Claude, gets a screening at Golden Light Cantina sponsored by Amarillo Film Society as part of the Texas Route 66 Festival. (7 p.m. Monday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free; 806-374-9237)

“When Marnie Was There”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this gothic ghost story. (7 p.m. Monday; continues June 12; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out 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 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. (Friday 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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