Diverse slate of bands on tap for free Bad Magik Musik Festival

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Bad Magik Musik Festival is set for Saturday in Sam Houston Park.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Some of Amarillo’s more off-kilter musicians will team up for a free outdoor festival Saturday.

The Bad Magik Musik Festival will run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street.

It’s a follow-up to last year’s May Magic Music Festival; an official sequel had been in the works but was cancelled a few months ago.

“Last year, everybody loved it and had so much fun,” said Bad Magik organizer Courtney Brown. “It was one of the first outdoor music festivals that really showcased Sixth Street bands and talent.

“It wasn’t just the typical Texas country. It’s all the creative minds that do things a little differently, a little unexpectedly.”

Indeed, some of Amarillo’s most diverse, imaginative and original bands are on the lineup. Here’s the schedule:

“We have jazz, indie music, we have folk, bluesy stuff – all the music that Sixth Street has to offer,” Brown said. “The best of the best are going to be out there.”

Music will be staged on the park’s stage, with vendors like Heroine Vintage, Rag & Bone Antiques, Game Quest and more selling items. Food will be available from Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food, Scratch Made Bakery & Café and Radical Ice.

Donations will be accepted for the San Jacinto Summer Art Camp for kids.

For another taste of the bands, check out these videos:

Michael Blackwell of Golden Spread

The Foxfire Experiment

Shandy Bandits

Ray Wilson

Maggie Burt

Playa Lake

Eddie Esler of Eddie & The Eat

Mount Ivy



Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at www.facebook.com/chipchandlerwriter on Facebook.    

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