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 30; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

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

Bring Me the Gypsee: The duo serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

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)

“The Little Mermaid”: Halle Bailey stars as Ariel in this live-action (and CGI) remake of the Disney classic. Also opening: “About My Father” with Sebastian Maniscalco and a paycheck-mode Robert De Niro. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Party on the Patio: The Alma Quartet jazz combo offers an outdoor Sinatra night at Savór. (5 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Hank Vincent: The singer-songwriter offers a rooftop concert at Crush. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Pug Johnson: The touring country singer offers an acoustic show with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Thursday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Red Dirt Media Thursday: Enjoy a night of twang and attitude at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; no cover)

Kiddie Pool Party: Pondaseta Brewing Co. drops new seasonal merch at this urban beach party. (noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Lindi Leigh: The Red Dirt Rockers singer offers an early night of tunes at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (6 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

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)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers headline a sixth-anniversary party at The Handle Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Friday; 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-803-9538)

The Trey Clarkson Band: The young Amarillo band hits the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Foghat: Take a slow ride to Starlight Ranch Event Center for a concert featuring these classic-rock favorites that’ll raise funds for the Veterans Resource Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $115; 806-342-0515)

Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar: The touring country singers get their kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jesse Daniel: The Texas country singer offers a show with opener Dayne Pack at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

OddFellas: The Pampa rockers take the stage at Hoots Pub with Ghosts of Gray County, Stealing Handshakes and Rain Division. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Discover for a Dollar: Enjoy a discounted day on the trails at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. (7 a.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $1 or free for members; 806-352-6007)

Summer Kickoff: Amarillo’s Family Fun Festivals kicks off the season with a day-long party at Starlight Ranch Event Center featuring bounce houses, miniature golf, a petting zoo, food trucks, live music and more. (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; free; 806-342-0515)

Bad Magik Music Fest: The indie-rock festival returns to Sam Houston Park with a lineup including Native Crowds, The Sweater Godz, JKali, Stealing Handshakes, Dude-Man, Loudmouth Lisa and the Sergio Almanza Quintet. Plus, enjoy food trucks and a whole slew of vendors. Buy a wristband to enjoy special discounts at after hour-parties in joints all over Sixth Avenue. (2 to 10 p.m. Saturday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-322-1806)

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

Lindi Leigh: The Cedar Shack offers a night of live music from The Red Dirt Rockers’ singer. (6 p.m. Saturday; 5005 River Road; 806-383-2646)

Claude Bourbon: The touring singer-songwriter pours out tunes at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rockers stir up a show at Bomb City Distillery. (7 p.m. Saturday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; 806-220-2662)

Escape: Shark Beach Burgers kicks off a summer of tribute concerts with this Journey cover band. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Plum Boys: The Fort Worth rock duo makes its Amarillo debut at Zombiez Bar & Grill with Liym, Morningbuzz and Audreyisarose. (8 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bryan Robertson & The Dirty Wranglers: The country singer offers a night of entertainment at Rounders Club. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2801 S. Virginia St.; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Rock Bottom String Band: Golden Light Cantina’s post-Bad Magik party features these touring favorites along with Katy Guillen & The Drive. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Squeezebox Bandits: Accordion to the internets, this honkytonk band will bring some red-hot TexMex music to Hoots Pub. (My deepest apology for the pun.) (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band scoots on down to Sixth for a show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

A Night with the Stars: Amarillo Astronomy Club offers a guided tour of the night sky over Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, featuring special guests Venus and Mars. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission free for members or $4 adults, $3 seniors, children and military; 806-352-6007)

Ring the Alarm: DJs Phlegm238 and GiANTFEET offer a night of bass-heavy music at this post-Bad Magik party at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Goldpine: The touring Americana duo rolls into Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. May 30; 123 Main St. 806-236-2933)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo songstress Tennessee Tuckness and her friends will headline the season’s first installment of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Ruth Ellen Lynch & Jazz Plus. (7 p.m. May 30; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (May 30 to June 4; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)


  • 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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