Drinking/dining events

Cinco de Mayo Party: Enjoy day-long festivities at Drunken Oyster, with Velvet Funk taking the stage at 7 p.m. (11 a.m. May 5; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Chuy’s Cinco de Mayo: Get your fiesta on with drink and food specials at the Mexican restaurant. (11 a.m. May 5; 8400 W. Interstate 40; 806-310-0900)

Kentucky Derby Party: Cheer on your favorite steeds at Drunken Oyster, and enjoy specialty dishes and cocktails. Wear your best hat and derby attire for a chance to win a gift card. (11 a.m. May 6; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: The Barrio Lions Club hosts their second-annual party in Alamo Park, featuring free burgers for attendees. (noon to 4 p.m. May 6; Houston Street and 17th Avenue; 806-576-7207)

Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival: Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates the holiday with a huge fiesta at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (6 p.m. May 6; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $35; 806-342-0515)

Promdaseta: It’s a formal night of fun at Pondaseta Brewing Co. in this fundraiser for the Leaders Readers Network. (8 p.m. May 6; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 806-418-6282)

Mother’s Day Brunch: Celebrate mom with drinks, tasty bites and music from Ruth Ellen Lynch & Jazz Plus at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. May 14; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Mother’s Day Brunch: Skip your kitchen and offer mom a savory holiday at Savór. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 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. May 4, 11 and 18; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tasty tunes along with your dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 4; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Jonathan Guidi and Jason Hodges: The Amarillo blues-rockers provide tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. May 4, 11 and 18; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. May 4; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Justin Roberts: The Amarillo-based singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. May 4; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress spices up the weekend in a two-night stint at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 5 and 6; 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. May 5 and 12; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Gunner Fore: The Lubbock country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. May 5; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band hits the beach at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 5; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Paris y Los Sospechosos: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic music and authentic food at Bracero’s downtown location. (7:30 p.m. May 5; 727 S. Polk St.; 806-699-1055)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo band rocks out at Six Car Pub & Brewery’s Cinco de Mayo party. (7:30 p.m. May 5; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band haunts Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. May 5; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

J Trial: The Amarillo rocker offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (2 p.m. May 6; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Big G & The Tradewinds: Bar Z Winery kicks off its summer patio season with this Amarillo band, plus food from J&L Good Grubs. (5 p.m. May 6; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; $10 cover; 806-488-2214)

Andy Chase & Friends: The popular Amarillo singer-songwriter brings his buddies to the beach at the rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 6; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Darby Sparkman: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. May 6; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer offers a night of tunes at Mickey’s Place. (7:30 p.m. May 6; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band tears it up at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 6; 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. May 7 and 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. May 9 and 16; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Kayla Richardson: The country singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. May 9; 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. May 10 and 17; 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. May 10 and 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. May 10 and 17; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter offers a night of mellow favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 11; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. May 11; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tasty tunes along with your dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. May 12; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Los 3 Kings: The Amarillo party rockers hit the beach at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 12; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band gets its kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The one-man band offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (2 p.m. May 13; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Ri Wolf: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo country singer. (5 p.m. May 13; 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. May 13; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band fires up some fun at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 13; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 13; 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. May 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Shark Beach Karaoke: Take the stage yourself every Thursday at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. May 4 and 11; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

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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