More details announced for upcoming Yellow City Sounds Music Festival

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Band of Heathens will headline the Yellow City Sounds Music Festival.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

The Band of Heathens and several favorite Amarillo bands will join forces with Panhandle PBS and FM90 to launch the new Yellow City Sounds Music Festival.

The inaugural festival — Music that Changed the World, featuring popular hits from the Vietnam War era — will run noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 2 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. Also appearing are Zac Wilkerson, hONEyhoUSe, The Deltaz, Insufficient Funds, Maggie Burt, and The DustJackets. A jam session of in-demand Amarillo solo musicians will include Andy Chase, Wendy Clay of Dear Marsha, Eddie Esler of Eddie & The Eat, Mike Fuller, Tyler Horning (formerly of Strangetowne), Tennessee Tuckness and Ray Wilson.

Food trucks are expected to line Jackson Street next to the park. 

At the Panhandle PBS Kids area, children can take part in activities and craft-making. Vendor booth space is available, as are opportunities to volunteer for set-up, tear-down and other assistance during the festival. To volunteer or to secure a booth, call 806-371-5474.

The music festival is part of an intense focus on the war centered around the upcoming Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War, debuting Sept. 17 on Panhandle PBS

For information, call Panhandle PBS at 806-371-5479.





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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