Drinking / dining events

Dine Downtown: Center City of Amarillo celebrates its downtown dining district by touting food specials among the 30 restaurant options in the heart of Amarillo. (noon to 10 p.m. May 2 to 4; various locations; 806-372-6744)

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)

Balcones Whiskey Dinner: Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with high-end bourbons at Toscana Italian Steakhouse. (7 p.m. May 3; 600 S. Polk St.; reservations $140; 806-414-2200)

Fiesta on the Square: The Shops at Wolflin Square celebrate the holiday with sales, vendors, food trucks, live music and more. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Mothers + Margaritas + Taco Trucks: McRae’s offers specials and spirits. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4; 4410 S. Bell St.; ShopMcRaes@yahoo.com)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: El Barrio Lions Club hosts its third-annual holiday celebration. (noon to 4 p.m. May 4; El Alamo Park, 1621 S. Houston St.; 806-674-5288)

Cinco de Mayo Party: MJ’s Saloon & Grill celebrates the holiday with DJs and drink specials. (5 p.m. May 4; 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A; 806-398-0634)

Cinco de Mayo: Soak up margaritas in this day-long party at Fuzzy’s. (7 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 5; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Cinco de Mayo Party: Saddle up for a day-long celebration at the Western Horseman. The Solano Project will take the stage at 6 p.m. (10 a.m. May 5; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Cinco de Mayo Party: Drunken Oyster offers live music plus food and drink specials. (11 a.m. to midnight May 5; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Cinco de Mayo: Bar Z Winery celebrates the holiday with spicy sangria and food from J&L Good Grubs. (3 p.m. May 5; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Stoller & Chehalem Wine Dinner: Executive Chef Nori Karimi pairs fine wines with a five-course dinner at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (6:30 p.m. May 9; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; reservations $120; 806-242-0117)

2024 Fajita Festival: Head to Hodgetown for this annual fiesta from the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. May 10; 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 members, $35 nonmembers, $10 children in advance; $35 members, $40 nonmembers at gate; 806-379-8800)

Bossa Nova Festa: Chamber Music Amarillo offers dinner, dancing and a wine pull at this spirited fundraiser. (6:30 p.m. May 10; Amarillo Area Foundation, 919 S. Polk St.; admission charge; 806-376-8782)

Ladies Night: Pondaseta Brewing Co. doffs its hat to the distaff, offering special flights and snacks. (noon to midnight May 11; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

H.A.R.T. Foundation Wine Tasting: Sample Bar Z Winery’s best in this special fundraising event for the foundation, which aims to build community for teens experiencing homelessness. (3 p.m. May 11; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $35 in advance, $50 at the door; 806-488-2214)

Mother’s Day Brunch: Hoist a few with mom at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (noon to 4 p.m. May 12; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

O’Neill Wine Dinner: Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with wines from O’Neill Vinters & Distillers at Toscana Italian Steakhouse. (7 p.m. May 13; 600 S. Polk St.; reservations $80; 806-414-2200)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. May 2, 9 and 16; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

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

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer hustles up a good time at West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. May 2; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. May 2; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Kayla Richardson: The Amarillo country singer offers music under the evening sky on Crush’s rooftop. (7 p.m. May 2; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. May 2; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Trent Britten: The local singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 2; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

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)

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)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer sings for his (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 3; 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. May 3 and 10; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Goodbye Hollywood: The Amarillo rock band kicks off the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 3; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Hangman: The Amarillo band rocks out at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. May 3; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. May 3; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Jamie Berryhill: The singer headlines a night at the West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. May 3; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo oldies band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band kicks off the patio season at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. May 3; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues band blows the roof off in a show atop Crush. (8 p.m. May 3; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Erick Willis: The Texas singer-songwriter saddles up for a show with Chad Feemster at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. May 3; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Lost Mind Lumber Co.: The Lubbock rock band brings some axes to Zombiez Bar & Grill in a show with Amarillo’s Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few. (9 p.m. May 3; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy brunch at the Western Horseman with the favorite Amarillo folk singer. (11 a.m. May 4; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer offers dinner music every other Saturday at Valore. (6 p.m. May 4; 900 S. Tyler St.; 806-545-7372)

Arieon Keller: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 4; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band throws a beach party at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 4; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer hoists a few tunes at Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. May 4; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band offers dinner tunes at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. May 4; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Dusty Cook: The country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s West Texas Sports Grill. (8 p.m. May 4; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Jack Cryver: The Amarillo country rocker plays for a Cinco de Mayo party at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. May 4; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls in the night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

In Plain Air and Tarantula Bill: The touring indie bands offer a double bill at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. May 4; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Kelly Hastey: The Lubbock country singer hits the stage for a show at the Western Horseman with opener Ty Blackburn. (9 p.m. May 4; 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. May 5; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country rocker plays for a Cinco de Mayo party at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (4 p.m. May 5; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer hits the roof for a show at Crush. (7 p.m. May 6; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights the Monday blahs every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 6; 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. May 7 and 14; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Hank Vincent: Enjoy a night overlooking downtown Amarillo with the country singer’s rooftop show at Crush. (7 p.m. May 7; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo singer offers songs along with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 7; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Ri Wolf. (5 p.m. May 8; 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. May 8 and 15; 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. May 8 and 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers music under the evening sky on Crush’s rooftop. (7 p.m. May 8; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 9; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

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

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 9; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Arieon Keller: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 10; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Party of Six: The Amarillo rock band continues the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 10; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Live music: Prepare for a good time with an Amarillo favorite on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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

Lost Shaker of Salt: Nibble on some sponge cake and watch the sun bake as this Jimmy Buffet tribute band takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. May 11; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo party band returns to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 11; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 13; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The eclectic Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 14; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ayden Hayes: The Lubbock singer heads underground to the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. May 15; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Jonathan Guidi & Friends: The Amarillo blues star hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. May 15; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Tennessee Tuckness: The favorite Amarillo singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 16; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Loudmouth Tooley: The Amarillo rocker offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 16; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 16; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

“Supernatural” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge about the Winchester brothers and those pesky demons at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. May 13; 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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