Drinking/dining events

Girasol Summer Series: Steve Bautista of Gaea Grazing offers a five-course, pasta-laden dinner at the latest in the restaurant’s dining experiences. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 3201 S. Coulter St., Suite B; 806-322-0023)

Texas Panhandle’s Craft Beerfest: Enjoy some afternoon drinking at the return of this Townsquare Media event, featuring ales, IPAs and more from an array of regional brewmasters, plus music from Hayden Lewis. (2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27; Amarillo Netplex, 3723 SW 58th Ave.; tickets $35 advance, $45 at door, $100 VIP; 806-373-7800) 

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food from Martha’s Minis food truck) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Aug. 27; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

La Frontera Block Party: The 38th annual community celebration will feature headlining Tejano singer Shelly Lares with support from Grupo Incepcion and Juicebox. (5 p.m. Sept. 4; tickets $10; 1401 S. Arthur St.; 806-372-4593)

Live Music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The man with the magic touch plays every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 and 8; 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. 25 and Sept. 1 and 8; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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)

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

806 Karaoke: Take your turn at the mic at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo blues-rock singer offers tunes over Italian delights at Mickey’s Place in Canyon. (7 p.m. Aug. 26; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band hits the beach at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Aug. 27; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Tom Buechi: Dig some classic rock and blues in an afternoon show at The Handle Bar & Grill. (3 p.m. Aug. 28; 3514 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-803-9538)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo band gets down in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Aug. 31; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Kenzie Crabtree: The singer-songwriter brings her looping skills to Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Sept. 2; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Tennessee & The Volunteers: Beloved Amarillo singer Tennessee Tuckness brings her pals along for a pre-Labor Day show at Craft Cocktail Lounge. (9 p.m. Sept. 2; 626 S. Polk St.; 806-231-0562)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo rockers take the stage at Drunken Oyster. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 3; 7606 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Fish Out of Water: The touring acoustic duo offers an evening’s worth of music at O.H.M.S. Café & Bar. (5 p.m. Sept. 6; 619 S. Tyler St.; 806-373-3233)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Take on all competitors at Pondaseta’s weekly contest. (7 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)

Trivia Thursdays: Get your quiz on weekly at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Aug. 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.