Drinking & Dining Events

Persian Asian Fusion: Ruthie Landelius of Black Fig Food offers a five-course dinner at the latest in Girasol’s summer dinner series. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 11; 3201 S. Coulter St., Suite B; 806-322-0023)

End of Summer Drag Brunch: Sip on some cool mimosas and enjoy some shady queens at Drunken Oyster. (10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 13; 7606 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Amarillo Margarita Festival: Get wasted away again at this Starlight Ranch Event Center party featuring taco trucks, lucha libre wrestlers, a yacht-rock cover band and more. (4 p.m. Aug. 13; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $65; 806-556-4456)

Jay Statham & The Tokie Show: The Amarillo rockers offer tunes to go with your wine (plus food from Tacos Nayarit food truck) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Aug. 13; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Dinner in the Dark: Give your eyes a break and rely on your senses of taste and smell at this special dinner at Savór. (7 p.m. Aug. 23; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; $100 each, $175 couples; reservations required; 806-310-2600)

Live Music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The man with the magic touch plays every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777) 

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers will bring tunes outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 11; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200) 

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour offers a beachy night of tunes Thursdays at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Kickback Friday Patio Party: Take in some tunes from Colten Wilcher while enjoying food, beer, wine and games. (7 p.m. Aug. 12; 316 SW Sixth Ave.; yolosfoodtruck.com)

806 Karaoke: Take your turn at the mic at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers will bring tunes outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 13; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch: The rising Amarillo stars hit the beach at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 13; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo rockers reunite for their first show since 2019 at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Aug. 13; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 24; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Emily George: The Lubbock singer brings some Hub City realness to The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Aug. 17; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Ri Wolf: Sip your locally brewed favorites while taking in the singer-songwriter’s tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Aug. 17; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Rhett Uhland: The Canyon country singer will perform outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 18; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Tom Buechi: Dig some classic rock and blues in an evening show at The Handle Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Aug. 18; 3514 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-803-9538)

Rhett Uhland: The Canyon singer will bring some twang to The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Aug. 24; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers will offer underground tunes at The Barfield’s speakeasy bar. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Miscellaneous Entertainment

Trivia Night: Take on all competitors at Pondaseta’s weekly contest. (7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)

Trivia Thursdays: Get your quiz on weekly at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Aug. 11, 18 and 25; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Author

  • 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.