Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country songstress Lindsay Lane headlines the Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

June Jazz: The Martinis will be shaking up the audience 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)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies are back at home for a six-day stand beginning Tuesday at Hodgetown,
715 S. Buchanan St., against the Corpus Christi Hooks. They’re coming off a multi-game losing streak, so hopefully the hometown crowd will boost their chances. (June 8 to 13; tickets $6 to $18; 806-803-7762)

“In the Heights”: The highly anticipated screen adaptation of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakthrough hit finally arrives in theaters. Keep your “Fast and Furious 100” or whatever; this is the film that’s going to get me back in theaters. Also opening this weekend: “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” and senior citizens comedy “Queen Bees.” (Opens Thursday; also available on HBO Max)

June Jams: Popular young Amarillo rock band Monarch headlines this week’s edition 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 party band Velvet Funk will funk it up at this week’s installment of the popular concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. While you’re there, enjoy bites from food truck Yolo’s and take dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; $10)

“Colors of Summer”: Greyhound Gallery — located inside The Derrick, 914 S. Taylor St. — will celebrate the arrival of the season with this vibrant art show. The evening also will feature cocktails, food trucks and live music. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday; $5)

Randy Palmer and The Prairie Dogs: Enjoy folk tunes from Palmer, a touring musician who calls Amarillo home, alongside the local country band. The outdoor concert at Starlight Canyon Bed and Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road, also will feature a food truck and henna tattoos. (7 p.m. Friday; $10 in advance, $15 at the gate)

Moonshadows and Drowninghost: The Amarillo alt-rock bands will offer a dreamy night of grunge- and jazz-influenced tunes at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. (8 p.m. Friday; $10)

9 Eyes: The new Amarillo country band, featuring some of the town’s top musicians, will honky-tonk the night away at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st St. (9 p.m. Friday; no cover)

Amarillo Community Market: I can’t believe I forgot to note last weekend’s return of this true downtown gem; fortunately, local producers will be selling their wares all summer. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Kolby Cooper: The rising star will headline a night of Texas country — also featuring Graycie York — at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. (7 p.m. Saturday; tickets $16 to $35)

Sunny Sweeney: The Texas country star returns to town for a show at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. (9 p.m. Saturday; $15 in advance, $20 day of show)

MercyMe: Tickets are on sale at noon Friday, June 11, for the contemporary Christian favorites’ Aug. 12 concert in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. The show is the kickoff of the band’s eight-city tour with opener Austin French. Call 806-378-3096 or visit


  • 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.