Drinking / dining events

Dinner in the Dark: Enjoy a meal with senses beyond sight at this special dinner at Savór. (7:30 p.m. July 12; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations requested; 806-310-2600)

Canyon Farmers Market: The summer tradition continues with live music, activities, vendors and more. The market is open weekly through Sept. 28. (8 a.m. to noon July 13 and 20; Fourth Avenue and 15th Street in Canyon; 806-567-0746)

Calf Fry Festival: Life’s a ball at this fundraiser for The Bridge at Starlight Ranch Event Center, featuring ZZ Top tribute band ZZ Tejas. (5:30 p.m. July 20; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $25; 806-342-0515)

Food Truck War: Sixteen local food trucks will converge at Contagion Athletics to engage in a battle of the best. (11 a.m. July 21; 8210 W. Amarillo Blvd.; tickets $15; 806-599-4201)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. July 11 and 18; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 11; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo singer hosts a party on the patio at Jorge’s Tacos Garcia. (6:30 p.m. July 11; 1100 Ross St.; 806-371-0411)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. July 11; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Boss Texas: The Amarillo singer taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. July 11; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Music in the Gardens: Tennessee Tuckness & Friends keep the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Mr. Papa’s. (7 p.m. July 11; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. July 11; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 11; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ghosts of Gray County: The Amarillo rockers offer an acoustic duo show at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. July 11; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 12; 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. July 12 and 19; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Brad Sanders: The singer for Amarillo band The Stray Sons takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. July 12; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Clay Gibson: The Lubbock singer heads underground at the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. July 12; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The local jazz combo offers tunes at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. July 12; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. July 12; continues July 13; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. July 12; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer continues the patio season at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. July 12; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo country band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths: The Amarillo rock band gets rowdy on the roof in a show at Crush. (8 p.m. July 12; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (8 p.m. July 12; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Curtis Grimes: The Texas country star brings the party to a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. July 12; 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $15; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo folk singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. July 13; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. July 13; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo band offers a show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (6 p.m. July 13; 9800 Texas Highway 217; free; 806-488-2658)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 13; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. June 8; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Willie Chuck: The Amarillo singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. July 13; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. July 13; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo party band lives it up at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. July 13; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Berzerk: The Amarillo metal band makes some noise with BarDown at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. July 13; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-331-7305)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (8 p.m. July 13; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Hayden Labrier: The Amarillo country singer continues the patio season at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. July 13; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

Isaiah Zachary: The touring Texas country singer offers an acoustic show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. July 13; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo party band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 13; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band gets down on the roof in a show at Crush. (8 p.m. July 13; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Nine Eyes: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. July 13; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tom Buechi: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. July 14; 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. July 14 and 21; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

July Jam Session: The 806 Coffee + Lounge hosts a jazzy night of tunes led by Austin Brazille. (9 p.m. July 14; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer hits the roof for a show at Crush. (7 p.m. July 15; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic night at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. July 15; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights the Monday blahs every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. July 15; 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. July 16 and 23; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

The Hot Toddies: The New York-based jazz band fires it up at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. July 16; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tia Marie: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. July 16; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ghosts of Gray County: The rock band’s acoustic duo tosses tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (9 p.m. July 16; 9511 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-2204)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country singer Buster Bledsoe will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. (noon July 17; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. July 17 and 24; 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. July 17 and 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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

Kinsey Allyn: The Amarillo singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. July 18; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

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

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo band Andy Chase & The Rhythm Cats keeps the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Oink. (7 p.m. July 18; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

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

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 19; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

July Jazz: Take in a night of Cuban food, jazz, wine and dancing in this fundraiser for the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. (7 p.m. July 19; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $75 each, $600 tables; 806-352-6513)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. July 19; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. July 19; continues July 20; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band plays for a beach party at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. July 19; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Pat Green: The Texas country star returns to the area for a show at The Lumberyard, Canyon’s newest event center. (8 p.m. July 19; 850 N. 23rd St.; tickets $25; 806- 804-3000)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 19; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bri Bagwell: The distaff Texas country star returns to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. July 19; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Ghosts of Gray County: The Amarillo band offers an acoustic duo brunch show at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. July 20; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Jim Kono: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. July 20; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer offers a dinner show at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 20; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. July 20; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Next to Kin: The Amarillo country band takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. July 20; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band encourages the kind of fun you’ll regret the next day on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. July 20; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Bomb Diggity: Local comedy troupe Yellow City Comedy offers a shot at laughs at Bomb City Distillery. (9 p.m. July 20; 306 S. Cleveland St.; cover $10; 806-220-2662)

Clay Hollis: The San Antonio-based singer rides into town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. July 20; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Colten Amerson: The Amarillo country singer takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. July 22; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. July 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miranda Pjesky: The New Generation Band singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. July 23; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ghosts of Gray County: The rock band’s acoustic duo toss tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (9 p.m. July 23; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

High Noon on the Square: Students from Amarillo Performing Arts Center will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy chicken fingers from Raising Cane’s. (noon July 24; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo country singer heads underground at the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. July 24; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo favorite offers a dinner show at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. July 25; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Dr. T: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. July 25; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tommy Gallagher: The Amarillo country star kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. July 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

“Parks and Recreation” Trivia: Strata Coffee Bar celebrates Leslie Knope, Ann Perkins, Donna Meagle, Lil Sebastian and more in this competition. (7 p.m. July 13; 7560 Outlook Drive; 806-350-8385) 

“New Girl” Trivia: Brush up on your knowledge of Jess, Nick, Schmidt and the rest for this contest at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. July 15; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

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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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