Drinking/dining events

End of Summer Luau: Celebrate the end of the season at Pondaseta Brewing Co. with leis, food, beer specials and more. (4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

On the Hook Fish & Chips: The traveling food truck rolls into Amarillo with the catch of the day. (noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 11; 8511 Canyon Drive; 307-316-4665)

Back-to-School Brunch: Drop the kids off, then head to Crush for a well-deserved mimosa after this long, hot summer. (11 a.m. Aug. 15; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Back 2 School Bash: Pondaseta Brewing Co. celebrates the return of the kiddos to school with this family-friendly party, featuring Purple Flamingo Pops, drink specials and more. (1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Calf Fry Festival: Starlight Ranch Event Center shucks some mountain oysters (ow) for this fundraiser for Potter County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department. (5 p.m. Aug. 19; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35; 806-342-0515)

Dinner in the Dark: Rely on senses beyond sight for this special night at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 22; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100; 806-310-2600)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 17 and 24; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers easy tunes over dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 10; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The Amarillo singer brings the party to Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Aug. 10; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 10; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Dale Smith Trio: The Amarillo singer brings the band along for this evening show at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rockers howl the night away at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer goes Italian for a show at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 11; 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. Aug. 11 and 18; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 11; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band brings the fun to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 11; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Monty Martin: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo singer. (5 p.m. Aug. 12; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter brings a night of favorites to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 12; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Kandra Scott and Moon Jelly Music: Dig in to a night of eclectic music favorites at Savór. (7 p.m. Aug. 12; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: Hit the beach with the Amarillo oldies band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 12; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rock guitarist offers tunes every Sunday at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights back against the Monday blahs every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress brings tunes to Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 15; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23; 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. Aug. 16 and 23; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes under the stars on The Barfield’s rooftop bar with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Aug. 16; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 17; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer headlines J’s Bar & Grill’s party on the patio. (7 p.m. Aug. 17; 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100; 806-358-2222)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 17; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

SirKiss: The Amarillo rocker brings the smack down at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter brings some easy tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 18; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang for a dinner show at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. Aug. 18; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers bring the magic to Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Aug. 18; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Insufficient Funds: The favorite Amarillo party band hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 18; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rockers roll up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 18; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo singer. (5 p.m. Aug. 19; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

1999: The Legacy of Prince: This touring tribute act turns the sand purple at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 19; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Matt Lemburg: The Amarillo singer-songwriter hits the city for a show at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8 p.m. Aug. 19; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band screams into action at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 19; 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. Aug. 21; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band pours out some tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 23; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers a melodious night at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 24; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Shark Beach Karaoke: Take the stage yourself every Thursday at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 10, 17 and 24; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Comedy Juju: Yellow City Comedy takes over downtown with a show at Voodoo Vodka Lounge. (8 p.m. Aug. 11; 626 S. Polk St.; cover $10; 806-231-0562)

Daryl Felsberg: The touring comic makes a long-awaited return to Amarillo for a show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (9 p.m. Aug. 11; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $25 to $30; 806-418-6282)

Canyon Farmers Market: Check out wares from 75 vendors, plus food trucks, live music and more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 30; Canyon downtown square; 806-567-0746)

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce as this summertime tradition continues. (8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Open Mic Night: Bring your own tunes to the beach every Sunday at Shark Beach Burgers. (6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

“Friends” Trivia: Do you know the “Smelly Cat” lyrics? When you should pivot!? Who Miss Chanandler Bong is? If so, you should do well at this trivia night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 14; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Salsa & Sangria: Get tipsy and take dancing lessons at this weekly event at Savór. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

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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