Drinking/dining events

Vegan Night: Enjoy plant-based versions of burgers, cheesesteaks, tacos and more from Pondaseta Brewing Co.’s food truck. (noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 22; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Tour de Tapas: Chefs Rhonda Obenhaus and Ruthie Landelius offer a four-course, gluten-free, vegan dinner at the latest in the restaurant’s dining experiences. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; 3201 S. Coulter St., Suite B; 806-322-0023)

Danny & Dr. T: The Amarillo duo offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food truck delicacies) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Sept. 24; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Best of Texas: The Junior League of Amarillo’s signature fundraiser features dinner and music from the likes of Roger Creager, Easton Corbin, Pat Green and Lindsey Lane at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (6 p.m. Sept. 24; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $125, sponsorships available; 806-374-0802)

Great Epilepsy Steak Out: Dive into a steak dinner, music, silent and live auctions, casino games, and dancing at this fundraiser for Epilepsy Foundation. (6 p.m. Sept. 24; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $60 each, tables available; 832-482-8428)

Hoodoo Lunch Break: Gear up for the downtown mural festival with this midday event in downtown Amarillo. While dining on delicacies from  Yolo’s food truck, watch artist Malcolm Byers create his newest work. (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29; 316 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-374-1497)

Amarillo Oktoberfest: Get your beer on at Starlight Ranch Event Center at this new event featuring German food, dachshund races, new seasonal beer at the Biergarten, face painting, a lederhosen contest, the best mustache award and Southern polka from Bavarski. (5 p.m. Oct. 1; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $125; 806-556-4456)

National Taco Day: Chuy’s celebrates what’s probably in my Top 10 holidays with drink and food specials. (11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4; 8400 W. Interstate 40; 806-310-0900)

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cookoff: Gorge yourself among dozens of booths serving up their best at this annual blowout, this year at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds. (5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6; 3301 SE 10th Ave.; tickets $30 advance, $40 at gate; 806-373-7800)

Live music

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Trent Britten: The Amarillo singer-songwriter brings an acoustic show to Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen.) (6 p.m. Sept. 22; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Suite 9; 806-352-5050) 

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers are outdoors once again for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Ace & Stace: The Amarillo duo rocks out on the beach at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 22; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band taps in for a show at the Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Sept. 22; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Dear Marsha: Chill with the dames at an acoustic show at Six Car Pub & Brewery featuring the lead duo of this Colorado-based rock band. (7 p.m. Sept. 23; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

806 Karaoke: Take your turn at the mic at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 23; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band hits the sand at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 24; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer-songwriter brings his chill jazz to Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 24; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Bomb City Groove: Get into the groove with this Amarillo party band on the patio at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Sept. 24; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Mason Marek: The Texas country singer heads underground for a show in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Sept. 28; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Tom Buechi: Chill with the Amarillo singer-songwriter at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Sept. 28; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Mason Marek: The Texas country singer hits town for an outdoor show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 29; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)
 
Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer hits the sand at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 29; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)
 
Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band plays beach blanket bingo at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 30; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)
 
Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band makes some noise at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Oct. 1; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)
 

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer-songwriter provides dinner music in his final show of the year at Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. Oct. 1; 410 15th St., Suite 100; 806-452-7269)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)

Silly Saturday: Touring comics Israel Goldman, Wayne Morris and Matt Ferrell join Yellow City Comedy’s Nikey Butler, Colin Robinson, Gabe Kaspar, Saul Rodriguez and Kevin Mason at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Sept. 23; 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.