Bar Ditch: The new Amarillo country band sets up shop at Hoots Pub for Tuesday-night gigs all month long. (6:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 23; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Bryan Robertson: The country singer offers a night of entertainment at Rounders Club. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2801 S. Virginia St.; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Dale Smith: The country singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Grease”: The iconic ’70s movie musical is the one that you want, and it’s back in theaters for 45th-anniversary screenings. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Fast X”: The family’s back behind the wheel in the latest installment of this unending franchise. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers up outdoor tunes at Panhandle Greenhouse. (5 p.m. Thursday; 11900 S. Washington St.; 806-622-2683)

Dr. T: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”: The legendary songstress’ tunes (for herself and others) are in the spotlight in this acclaimed jukebox musical on the Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

It’s Not Me, It’s You Karaoke: In this fundraiser at RR Bar for the upcoming Bad Magik Music Festival, you pick the song, then force your friend to take the stage. (8 p.m. Thursday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Tanner Lane: The Lubbock country singer headlines the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; no cover)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer hits the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Disco Public Skate: Get down, get down, get down, get down tonight at the Amarillo Ice Ranch. (7 p.m. Friday; 301 S. Grant St.; admission $10, skate rental $5; 806-242-4231)

Rhett Uhland and Collin Judd: The Amarillo country singers offer tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers downtown tunes on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Academy Unleashed: Lone Star Ballet’s student dancers take the stage at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts for three days’ worth of recitals. (7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $6; 806-378-3096)

Tom Buechi: The one-man band offers dinner music at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band gets its kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cory Hunt & The Wise: The Texas country band offers up a smart show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Desperate Electric: The touring indie band promises a high-energy show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Kenny “Bulldawg” Willis: The Amarillo rocker offers a one-man show at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

The Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country band invites you to take a shot with them at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Yellow City Comedy Night: The local comedy troupe brings the laughs to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (9 p.m. Friday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $12; 806-418-6282)

CBT Barrel Racing: Watch some of the top riders in the country compete for thousands in prize money inside the Amarillo National Center. (Saturday and Sunday; Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-376-7767)

Thunder Over Dalhart: The Dalhart Chamber of Commerce hosts its second airshow at Dalhart Municipal Airport, featuring the Patriot Parachute Team, the Franklin Flying Circus, Mini Jet Airshows, Jodi Rueger Airshows, Aftershock Jet Truck, Mike “Spanky” Gallaway, Devil Dog Squadron, Commemorative Air Force Blastards Pyro Team, and more. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11908 Airport Road in Dalhart; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the gate; 806-244-5646)

Endangered Species Day: Learn about Amarillo Zoo’s population of endangered animals on this educational day. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors and $2.50 children; 806-381-7911)

Cornhole for a Cause: Take aim in this fundraiser for the Cody Owens Memorial Foundation. The event also includes a food truck and kids’ games. (11 a.m. Saturday; Santa Fe Federal Credit Union, 7600 Hillside Road; entry fee $25; 806-341-6462)

Caitlann Butler: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo-area country singer. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Luchas: Street Trends hosts this night of Mexican wrestling. (6 p.m. Saturday; 1205 N.W. First Ave.; tickets $20-$30; 806-567-4074)

Songwriters in the Canyon: Amarillo musician Heath Seagar hosts this song swap with Ben Cargo, Justin Roberts and Jen Williams at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band hits the sand for a show at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Conjunto Rienda: The Mexican band teams with Los Reyes for a show at Ocho Segundos nightclub. (8 p.m. Saturday; cover; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rockers load up for a show at Bomb City Distillery. (8 p.m. Saturday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; 806-220-2662)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress offers sweet music at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers tunes with your brews at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; no cover; 806-418-6282)

Zac Wilkerson: The golden-voiced singer returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Amarillo country band deals a good hand at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Kenny “Bulldawg” Willis: The Amarillo rocker goes solo at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Tanner Sparks: The touring singer offers old-fashioned country tunes at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

MuttFest: The Amarillo SPCA fundraiser returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center with a Route 66 theme. Enjoy live music, vendors, food, contests and more—all with your own furry friends. (noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; free; 806-342-0515)

The Matt O’Ree Band: The touring blues-rock band offers an acoustic show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. May 23; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 


Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum is between major exhibitions now, but you can always take in the Price Collection of Asian Art. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Dig into equine history with the museum’s archive collection, on view through July 29. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January. (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


  • 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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