Drinking/dining events

Amarillo Crawfish Festival: Get your Cajun on at this hopping party at Starlight Ranch Event Center featuring bounce houses, food trucks, live music from Jason D. Williams and more. (2 to 8 p.m. June 3; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 or $65 for VIP; 806-342-0515)

Toast & Jams: Enjoy brunch-time shopping and snacking at Starlight Ranch Event Center, with live music from Yvonne Perea. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4; 1415 Sunrise Drive; free; 806-342-0515)

Cheers at Wildcat Bluff: Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner at this fundraiser for the nature center. The party also includes music from bluegrass band Steel Betty, an open bar and more. (6 to 9 p.m. June 10; 2301 N. Soncy Road; early-bird tickets $35 members and $40 nonmembers, then $45 and $50; 806-352-6007)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer provides tunes over your meal at Crackin’ Crab. (6 p.m. June 1; 3350 S. Soncy Road; 806-437-1555)

Jonathan Guidi and Jason Hodges: The Amarillo blues-rockers provide tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter offers tasty tunes along with your dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 1; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Katsük: The Fort Worth psychedelic singer brings his vibes to The Handle Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. June 1; 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-803-9538)

Trent Britten: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 1; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer spices up the night with a gig at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 2; 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. June 2 and 9; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Red Dirt Rockers: The lively Amarillo band hits the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 2; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band gets its kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. June 2; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer offers brunch tunes at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. June 3; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Ty Blackburn: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo-area country singer. (5 p.m. June 3; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers dinner tunes at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 3; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band goes on a surfing safari at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 3; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers a night of tunes at Mickey’s Place. (7:30 p.m. June 3; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. June 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: Enjoy Sunday brunch with the Amarillo singer at Savór. (11 a.m. June 4; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rock guitarist offers tunes every Sunday at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. June 4 and 11; 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. June 5; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Darby Sparkman: The Amarillo country act fries up some sweet music on the patio at Hummer’s Sports Café. (7 p.m. June 6; 2600 Paramount Blvd.; 806-353-0723)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. June 6; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. June 7 and 14; 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. June 7 and 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer and Monarch frontman offers tunes over dinner at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. June 7; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. June 7 and 14; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer brings some twang to Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. June 8; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress offers two nights of favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 8 and 9; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer offers downtown tunes on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (7 p.m. June 9; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. June 9; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Insufficient Funds: Hit the beach with the Amarillo good-time band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. June 9; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band gets their kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. June 9; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Randy Palmer: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo-area folk singer. (5 p.m. June 10; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer-songwriter brings delicious music to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. June 10; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The young country band hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. June 10; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Kung Fu Vampire: The touring rockers take a shot (of blood?) at a show at Bomb City Distillery. (7 p.m. June 10; 306 S. Cleveland St.; 806-220-2662)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. June 10; 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. June 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer provides tunes over your meal at Crackin’ Crab. (6 p.m. June 15; 3350 S. Soncy Road; 806-437-1555)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Shark Beach Karaoke: Take the stage yourself every Thursday at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

“Vanderpump Rules” Reunion Watch Party: Catch up on all the drama in this rooftop party at Crush. Please, don’t throw your drink in anyone’s face. (7 p.m. June 7; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

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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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