Labor Day Roundup: Yellow City Sounds Music Festival, Boys Ranch Rodeo, Nitro Circus Live, more

Posted by Chip Chandler on
The inaugural Yellow City Sounds Music Festival is Saturday.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Summertime fun comes to an end this weekend, but you still have plenty of hot events to choose between.


Yellow City Sounds Music Festival: Music That Changed the World

The Band of Heathens will headline the first Yellow City Sounds Music Festival on Saturday in Memorial Park.

The first Yellow City Sounds Music Festival will run noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park next to the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College.

The event is free.

Americana greats Band of Heathens will close out a night full of bands performing soul music, folk music, classic hits and more. They'll take the stage around 8:15 p.m.

Other acts include The DustJackets at noon, Maggie Burt at 1 p.m., Insufficient Funds at 2 p.m., The Deltaz at 5 p.m., hONEyhoUSe at 6 p.m. and Zac Wilkerson at 7 p.m.

A jam session of in-demand Amarillo solo musicians will be featured at 3:30 p.m., including Andy Chase, Eddie Esler of Eddie & The Eat, Mike Fuller, Tyler Horning (formerly of Strangetowne), Tennessee Tuckness and Ray Wilson.

The festival also will feature food trucks, children's activities and more. Click here for more details.

Call 806-371-5479.


Amarillo College Suzuki Program 40th Anniversary

The Amarillo College Suzuki Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary with events Friday and Saturday.

The Amarillo College Suzuki Program 40th Anniversary Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Friday with a cookout at the AC Music Building on the college's Washington Street campus.

Festivities continue with a play-in at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The centerpiece of the celebration is a 40th anniversary concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Globe-News Center. Featured artists include Annie Chalex Boyle, Keith Redpath, Hannah Kendle Dowell, Joshua Kendle and Barbara Barber, daughter of AC Suzuki co-founder Helen Gerald. Also performing will be current student groups, featured student and teacher alums, and more.

Call 806-371-5346.


Boys Ranch Rodeo

The 73rd annual Boys Ranch Rodeo is set for Saturday.

The annual Boys Ranch Rodeo returns for a 73rd year, with rodeo action kicking off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The day begins at 10 a.m. with adventureFest, a family festival featuring food, games, hands-on learning and souvenirs. A free barbecue lunch begins at noon.

The rodeo will feature Cal Farley's boys and girls ages 5 to 18 competing in a variety of events, from mutton busting to bronc riding. Action takes place in the Marshall Cator Arena at Boys Ranch, located 

Rodeo tickets, which include adventureFest and lunch, are $10 for ages 7 and older. They are available by calling 800-687-3722, in person at the Cal Farley’s Campus Support Center, 600 S.W.11th Ave. in Amarillo, or at the gate on the day of the event


Crimestoppers Car Show

The Crimestoppers Car Show is set for Saturday.

The ninth annual Crimestoppers Car Show, billed as the region's second-largest indoor car show, features hundreds of cars — from classics to the latest innovations.

The show will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. It will feature door prizes, raffle prizes, food, vendors and activities.

Registration is $25. Move-in begins at noon Friday.

Car show admission is $5 for ages 11 and older. 

Call 806-378-6100.


Goodnight Under the Stars

The Goodnight Under the Stars fundraiser takes place Saturday at the Charles Goodnight Historical Center.

Enjoy wine, steak dinner and live music at this fundraiser for the Charles Goodnight Historical Center.

Goodnight Under the Stars begins with a wine walk at 5:30 p.m. Saturday around the grounds of the historic home of Charles Goodnight, 4989 County Road 25, approximately 12 miles east of Claude on U.S. Highway 287.

A sit-down steak dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a live auction and a dance featuring Coby Carter and Johnny Nix. Western artists also will display their works.

Tickets are $100, or $1,000 for a table of eight. Proceeds benefit the center. 

Call 806-676-8418.


Nitro Circus Live

Nitro Circus Live is set for Sunday at Route 66 Motor Speedway.

Labor Day weekend gets explosive with the arrival of Nitro Circus Live on Sunday.

The exhibition will feature 30 top extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and other events. Daredevils and stunt performers also will be featured.

Action begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at Route 66 Motor Speedway, 4101 Texas Loop 335.

Tickets are $19 to $79, with family packages of four for $124. Other fees are not included.

Call 806-383-7223.



Rags 2 Riches Productions will stage a Motown soul review at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. The 14-piece band will perform favorite soul classics. Comedian Straight Crazy also will perform. Tickets are $11 to $26, plus fees. ... Amarillo gospel performer Devlon Jones will host a Labor Day barbecue and concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Jones Estate, 1403 N. Hayden St. Wristbands for admission, food and beverage are $10. Proceeds will benefit A Place For Me music school and recording studio. Call 806-678-9333. ... The 212 Club will host its annual White Party featuring drag performers Roxie Hart, Miss Gay US of A 2017, and Lawanda Jackson, Miss Gay US of A 2012. Performances are set for 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover is $5. Call 806-372-7997. ... For more options, check the event roundup Thursday and music roundup Friday.




Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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