Drinking/dining events

Steaks & Two-Steppin’: Western swing icons Asleep at the Wheel headline this dinner fundraiser for Special Olympics at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Concert admission is open to the general public with or without fundraiser tickets. (5 p.m. Aug. 26; 1415 Sunrise Drive; fundraiser tickets $150concert tickets $35 and above; 806-342-0515)

Cousins Maine Lobster: The traveling food truck returns for a stop at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Bigger Better Beer Bonanza: Six Car Brewery welcomes new brewer Ryan Wibby with a party featuring plenty of buzz-worthy ales, plus music from Velvet Funk. (5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31 and Sept. 7; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers a melodious pair of nights at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Micah Bynum: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 24; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ebbie Rachelle: The Amarillo singer offers tasty tunes at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Dustin Young & Christina Green: The Amarillo duo set the night on fire at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer fires it up at a show at Wesley’s BBQ. (5 p.m. Aug. 25; 6406 River Road; 806-381-2893)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band hits the roof at Crush. (7 p.m. Aug. 25; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country-rock band hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country diva brings three chords and the truth to a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Hank Vincent: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo country singer. (5 p.m. Aug. 26; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer brings a night of favorites to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 26; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

The Tradewinds: The band blows in to offer dinner tunes at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Aug. 26; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 26; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for action at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 26; 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. 27 and Sept. 3; 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. 28; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6; 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. 30 and Sept. 6; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tanner Lane: Head underground for country tunes in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Aug. 30; 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. 30 and Sept. 6; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Aug. 31; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer brings some easy tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Sept. 1; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

TBA: Hit the Smokey Joe’s patio for live music from a to-be-announced band. (8 p.m. Sept. 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter serves up some favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Sept. 2; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Dunn & Brooks: This touring tribute act boot-scoots and boogies on the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 2; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

TBA: Hit the Smokey Joe’s patio for live music from a to-be-announced band. (8 p.m. Sept. 2; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Def Leggend: The touring Def Leppard tribute band pours some sugar on the beach (which sounds messy) at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 3; 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. Sept. 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ayden Hayes: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the regional country singer. (7 p.m. Sept. 6; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer pours out tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Sept. 6; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers a melodious night at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Sept. 7; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Shark Beach Karaoke: Take the stage yourself every Thursday at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

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 Historic Bivins Home 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. 27; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

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

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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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