Drinking / dining events

Night Under the Neon: Head over to Shamrock for this installment of the Texas Route 66 Festival, featuring music from Texas Crossroads Band and a brisket dinner. (6 p.m. June 6; U-Drop Inn, 111 U.S. Rt. 66; tickets $15; 806-256-2501)

Amarillo Sod Poodles’ Route 66 Celebration: The Soddies get in on the Mother Road celebration with a block party, featuring food trucks and more. (4 p.m. June 8; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; free; 806-803-9547)

Calico County 40th Anniversary: The longstanding homestyle favorite celebrates its anniversary with specials. (1 p.m. June 11; 2410 Paramount Blvd.; 806-358-7664)

Dinner in the Dark: Trust your senses greater than sight in this special dinner at Savór. (7 p.m. June 11; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations requested; 806-310-2600)

60 Years on the Square: The Shops at Wolflin Square celebrate the venue’s diamond anniversary with sales, vendors, food trucks, live music and more. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Bar 3 Lobsterfest: The sports bar hosts its first celebration of the tasty sea creature, with a trio of specials. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 15; 9100 S. Coulter St.; 806-353-7003)

Father’s Day Brunch: Celebrate pops with handcrafted cocktails, special menu items and more at Savór. (10 a.m. June 16; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations requested; 806-310-2600)

Father’s Day Brunch: Give dad a break and toss back drinks and tasty bites at Drunken Oyster. (10 a.m. June 16; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Father’s Day Lunch: Pondaseta Brewing Co. hosts a celebration for dads featuring a DIY burger bar. (noon to 4 p.m. June 16; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations requested; 806-418-6282)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. June 6, 13 and 20; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

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

First Thursday Art + Music: Enjoy a new art exhibition and music from Ian Cooke at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. June 6; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Jonathan Guidi: The local rocker offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 6; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Big G & The Tradewinds kicks off the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yoli’s Kitchen. (7 p.m. June 6; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Nine Eyes: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. June 6; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. June 6; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 6; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer sings for his (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 7; 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. June 7 and 14; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Cameron James Smith Band: The Amarillo country band goes wild at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. June 7; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Casey Donahew: The Texas country star takes the stage at The Lumberyard, Canyon’s newest event center. (7 p.m. June 7; 850 N. 23rd St.; tickets $25; 806- 804-3000)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. June 7; continues June 8; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 7; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Brad Sanders: The rock singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (8 p.m. June 7; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

The Solano Project: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo party band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 7; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Touching Voodoo: The blues band hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. June 7; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Jake Hooker & The Outsiders: The honkytonk band rolls into town for a show at the Western Horseman, with opener Chancy Bernson. (9 p.m. June 7; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Brightwire: The touring indie band kicks off its summer tour at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. June 7; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo favorite at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. June 8; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Kayla Richardson: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. June 8; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer offers dinner music every other Saturday at Valore. (6 p.m. June 8; 900 S. Tyler St.; 806-545-7372)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 8; 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)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. June 8; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Journey of a Lifetime: The Journey tribute band beckons you with open arms to Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 8; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; tickets $15 to $20; 806-335-5644)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band lights up the night at Crush. (8 p.m. June 8; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band brings the fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 8; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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

Luke Prater: The Texas country singer offers a show with opener Tristan Graves at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. June 8; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Pancakes for Dinner: The indie touring band offers up a tasty show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. June 8; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Arieon Keller: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. June 9; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Brass Wire Trio: The jazz combo and special guests offer a brunch show at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. June 9; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo guitarist plays the Sunday blues at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. June 9 and 16; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Lee Scheetz: The Amarillo country singer celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. June 10; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers a patio show at Crush. (7 p.m. June 10; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. June 10; 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. June 11 and 18; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Alicia Morgan: The Amarillo singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. June 11; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: The local favorite offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 11; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ghosts of Gray County: The rock band’s acoustic duo tosses tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. June 11; 9511 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-2204)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo favorite Andy Chase will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy sausage wraps from the AQHA cook team. (noon June 12; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Bomb City Groove. (5 p.m. June 12; 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. June 12 and 19; 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. June 12 and 19; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer celebrates hump day at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. June 12; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 13; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Greg Curry: The singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 13; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band The Solano Project keeps the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Cocina on the Go. (7 p.m. June 13; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Tommy Gallagher: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 13; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 14; 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. June 14; continues June 15; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band gets ready to howl at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 14; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

R&B Night: Dallas star DJ Elusive spins old-school favorites in this 30-and-up event at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (7:30 p.m. June 14; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; tickets $15; 806-242-0117)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo country band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Sheldon Rohling: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. June 15; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer offers a dinner show at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 15; 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. June 15; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo rock band takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 15; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band rocks out at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. June 15; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo party band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers celebrate summer at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. June 17; 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. June 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 18; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band’s acoustic duo rustles up a good time at Buffalo Wild Wings. (9 p.m. June 18; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

Sam Riggs: The Texas country singer returns for a show with opener Hayden Hilliard at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. June 19; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 20; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Gary Bass: The singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 20; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds brings the fun to the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from BBQ Revival. (7 p.m. June 20; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. June 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Wynn Williams: The Texas cowboy singer saddles up for a show with opener Tristan Graves at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. June 20; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Miscellaneous entertainment

“New Girl” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge of Jess and her boys at MJ’s Saloon & Grill. (7 p.m. June 6; 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A; 806-398-0634)

Route 66 Tailgate Party: Enjoy cornhole, music from Banjo Brown, drink specials and more in this lead-up to a Sod Poodles game. (5 p.m. June 7; Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St.; free; 806-803-5500)

Texas Route 66 Festival Finale: The two-week celebration of the Mother Road concludes with a corndog eating contest, beauty pageant, Elvis impersonator and more. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 15; Historic Route 66, between Georgia and Western streets; 800-692-1338)

“Game of Thrones” Trivia Night: Can you tell Drogon from Daenerys? Sign up to compete at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. June 17; 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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