Drinking / dining events

Power of the Purse: Doctor and politician Ben Carson will headline the annual fundraiser for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. (10:30 a.m. April 18; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; call for table sales; 806-414-9941)

Park Road 5 Release Party: Pondaseta Brewing Co. will celebrate the release of a new pale ale, with proceeds benefiting 24 Hours in the Canyon. (5 p.m. April 19; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

All-American Pancake Festival: Enjoy breakfast with the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club at its annual fundraiser. The day’s activities also include the AmTech Car Show. (7 a.m. April 20; AmTech Career Academy, 3601 Plains Blvd.; tickets $7; 806-373-0648)

3 Nations Brewing Co. Beer Dinner: Enjoy brews paired with special pies at Nomad Napoletana. (5:30 p.m. April 20; 614 S. Polk St.; reservations $65; 806-376-4700) 

Lyle Lovett and Michael Martin Murphey: The iconic Texas musicians team up for a rangeland fire relief dinner and concert at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (6:30 p.m. April 21; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $325 to $1,000; 806-342-0515)

Pastabilities Date Night: Learn how to make pasta and enjoy a four-course dinner in this special event at Savór. (6 p.m. April 23; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations suggested; 806-310-2600)

Beyond the Little Black Dress: Learn about the mission of Family Support Services in this special evening at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. April 25; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Pizza for a Purpose: Support 24 Hours in the Canyon by chowing down at either 575 Pizzeria location. Twenty percent of purchases will go to 24 Hours in the Canyon, matched by Access Community Credit Union. (11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 27; 2803 Civic Circle and 7710 Hillside Road, Suite #700; 806-322-5575)

Savor the Goods: Italian al Fresco: Panhandle PBS’s Julie Grimes, formerly the senior food editor for Southern Living and Cooking Light, curates this special dinner at the Barn on Willow Creek. (6:30 p.m. May 2; 4801 E. Willow Creek Drive; tickets $75; 806-371-5222)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. April 18 and 25 and May 2; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 18; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Luis Torres: The local country singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. April 18; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer hustles up a good time at West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. April 18; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. April 18; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. April 18; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer sings for his (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 19; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. April 19 and 26; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Big G & The Tradewinds: The Amarillo jazz combo funks it up at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. April 19; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Matthew Palmer: The singer headlines a night at the West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. April 19; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Boss 420: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo rock band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. April 19; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Plemons Bridge: The Amarillo indie band goes acoustic at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. April 19; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

Scotty Alexander: The touring country singer returns to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9:30 p.m. April 19; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo songstress offers a midday show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. April 20; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the spice at Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Que Haven. (6 p.m. April 20; 6723 S Western St #4145; 806-358-8550)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer offers dinner music every other Saturday at Valore. (6 p.m. April 20; 900 S. Tyler St.; 806-545-7372)

Arieon Keller: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 20; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Brass Wire Trio: The Amarillo jazz-fusion combo offers dinner tunes at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. April 20; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Willie Chuck: The Amarillo singer goes acoustic at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. April 20; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Groove Anthem: The Amarillo band hits the roof for a show at Crush. (7:30 p.m. April 20; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Shane Rogers: The regional country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (8 p.m. April 20; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. April 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Next to Kin: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. April 20; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo guitarist plays the Sunday blues at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. April 21; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights the Monday blahs every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. April 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. April 23 and 30; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Micah Bynum: The local singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. April 23; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Bomb City Groove. (5 p.m. April 24; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. April 24 and May 1; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band offers midweek fun every Wednesday at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. April 24 and May 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 25; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Party on the Patio: Savór opens its patio season with music from Velvet Funk. (7 p.m. April 25; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Rien Nash: The local singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. April 25; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Taylor Patterson: The Pampa singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. April 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Brass Wire Trio: The Amarillo jazz-fusion combo makes a beautiful noise The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. April 25; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

James Owens: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 26; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Touching Voodoo: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo blues band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. April 26; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Local Nobodies: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. April 26; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Smokey Fest: Smokey Joe’s patio rocks with a day full of music from Velvet Funk, Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions and Bomb City Groove. (2 p.m. April 27; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. April 27; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band’s acoustic duo takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. April 27; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band settles in for a night of tunes at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. April 27; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Escape from the Zoo and The Palmer Squares: The touring indie bands offer a double bill at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. April 27; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Spur 327: The Lubbock country band takes a drive to the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. April 27; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Desperate Electric: The touring indie duo will offer a sizzling show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (8 p.m. April 28; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. April 29; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Open Mic: Amarillo singer Dannie Lake hosts this evening at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. April 30; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Marty Lee McCray: The Lubbock singer heads underground to the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. May 1; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 2; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

TBA: Look for a local singer to offer tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 2; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 2; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Tejas Brothers: The beloved touring Tex-Mex band returns for a special show at Jorge’s Tacos Garcia. (8 p.m. May 2; 1100 Ross St.; 806-371-0411)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Blended Family Fashion Show: Local fashion house Momentum of Roses takes over Pondaseta Brewing Co. with music from Carlos Williams, Abran Herr, Tia Marie and Loose Arrow. (6 p.m. April 27; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $10 to $50; 806-418-6282)

Author

  • 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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