Play Here's Music Picks for New Year's weekend and beyond

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Shotgun Rider will perform Friday at Midnight Rodeo.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

New Year's Eve weekend is packed full of music options. Check out our massive roundup here, and our full NYE list here.


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

El Trio Cortez performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-8889.


Atomic Sports Grill & Bar

The new restaurant, bar and gaming facility, 2523 Brittain Drive, offers DJ Atomic at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Call 806-355-2100.


Austin’s Texas Pub

The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature an acoustic show by AJ Johnston at 10 p.m. Friday and its New Year's Eve party with DJ Chancho and Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade at 10 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover Friday and a $5 cover Saturday. Call 806-803-9063.


Bar Z Winery

A Future's Eve Party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541, will feature A-Town Rockers and food for sale by Cowboy Gelato. Cover is $20. Call 806-488-2214.


The Big Texan Steak Ranch

Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the restaurant, 7701 E. Interstate 40. Call 806-372-6000.


Bracero’s Mexican Bar & Grill

Pete Y Los Releros will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. Jackie Haney plays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 806-220-2395.


The Burger Bar

Amarillo singer Theresa Rowley will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St., followed by singer-songwriter James Owens at 7 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-376-4700.


Butler's Martini Bar

DJ Saga will spin for a New Year's Eve party at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-376-8180.


The 806

Amarillo indie-rock band Mount Ivy will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday for a New Year's Eve party at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Shows are free, but donations are accepted. Call 806-322-1806.


Fire Slice Pizzeria

The FireSongs concert series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the restaurant, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10, with The Wekudbeez. The shows are free, but you'll want to enjoy dinner with your tunes. Call 806-331-2232.


575 Pizzeria

Folk singer Andy Chase performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the local pizza franchise’s original location, 2803 Civic Circle. Call 806-322-5575.


La Frontera

Los Cuatros Compadres will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 1401 S. Arthur St. Call 806-372-4593.


Golden Light Cantina

Texas country favorites The Tejas Brothers will return for two-night stand at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $15 each night. Call 806-374-9237.


Golding-Meadows VFW

A New Year's Eve party at 7 p.m. Saturday at the hall, 1401 S.W. Eighth Ave., features music by The Buster Bledsoe Band, breakfast, party favors, champagne and cash bar. Tickets are $35 each or $300 per table. Call 806-373-3521.


Hilton Garden Inn

Rockin' New Year's Eve Party at 7 p.m. Saturday at the hotel, 9000 W. Interstate 40, will feature music by Skinny Molly (featuring former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and others bands), food, cash bar and champagne toast. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish North TexasTickets are $60 or $100 for VIP, plus fees. Call 806-350-7410 or 806-336-7549. Hotel room discounts available; call 806-355-4400.


Hoots Pub

Following a show by Texas country star Sunny Sweeney at 10 p.m. Friday, The Cassettes will ring in the New Year beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $15 each night. Plus, Shane Rogers performs around 9 p.m. Mondays, and Brian Wynne performs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays; both shows are free. Plus, the bar's happy hour performances continue: The Solano Project on Tuesdays, Johnny Reverb Holston with Marc Durham and Jay Weeks on Wednesdays and Bobby McCauley of The Cassettes on Thursdays. Happy hour shows start at 5:45, and there's no cover. Call 806-358-9560.


Imperial Taproom

The bar/restaurant, 410 15th St. in Canyon, will host The Mark Cota Trio and James Barger at 10 p.m. Saturday for a New Year's Eve party; there's no cover. Call 806-452-8004.


Joe Daddy's

Amarillo favorites Insufficient Funds will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.


Khiva Shrine

A party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the shrine, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave., features music by The Solano Project, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne and breakfast. Admission is $50 per couple for members, $80 per couple for nonmembers. Call 806-373-2845.


Kicked Back

DJ Element spins every Friday and DJ RoRo spins every Saturday at the bar, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. Cover is $5 after midnight. Call 806-418-8971.



Amarillo folk singer Andy Chase gives acoustic shows at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the restaurant, 1619 S. Kentucky St. There's no cover. Call 806-359-5959. 



Americana band Urban Pioneers will play for a New Year's Eve party at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.



A New Year's Eve party will feature music by Loaded Six at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-373-9149. 


Midnight Rodeo

Former Amarillo country band Shotgun Rider will return for a 9 p.m. Friday show at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St.; cover is $10 for ages 21 and older, or $12 for ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.


Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Andy Chase will play around 7 p.m. Friday at of the restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. Call 806-220-2588.



Amarillo singer-songwriters Tennessee Tuckness and Mike Fuller will perform, respectively, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. There's no cover. Call 806-350-5430.


RR Bar

A Great Gatsby party at the bar, 701 S. Georgia St., will feature a speakeasy and jazz music in the back, GiANT in the front, champagne at midnight and a burlesque show at 12:30 a.m. There's no cover. Call 806-342-9000.


6th Street Saloon

Amarillo country band Panhandle Wind will perform at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the bar, 609 S. Independence St. Cover is $5 for guys and free for women. Call 806-356-0873.



Amarillo instrumental rock band Liquid Jimi will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover is $5. The bar's New Year's Eve party will feature music by the reunited Kracker Jack the Band and Moon Dog, plus champagne; cover is $15 each, $25 couples, or $20 for table seating. Call 806-355-6600.


The Spot

DJ Panda spins for Latin Nights at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at the bar, 4001 E. Interstate 40.


Taqueria El Tapatio

Singer Victor Gallegos will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3410 S. Coulter St. Call 806-331-6249.


Tejano Wild West

DJ Tino D spins tunes at 9 p.m. Fridays at the bar, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Call 806-340-3313.


The Western Horseman Club

A New Year's Eve party at 9:30 p.m. Saturday will feature music by Bakersfield Twang, party favors and champagne at the club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.


Whiskey River

Amarillo rock band Lifeless 2 Life will play for a New Year's Eve party at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover is $7 or two for $10 each night. Call 806-367-6163.


Zombiez Bar & Grill

Ring in the New Year with Mr. Scary at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover is $5. Call 806-331-7305.



Open mics

Maggie Burt hosts an open jam at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hoots Pub. ... The Van Notes host at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. ... Buster Bledsoe hosts open-mic night at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. Call 806-418-4482. ... Lee Scheetz host open mic nights at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. …Buster Bledsoe hosts an open-mic night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. ... Loudmouth Tooley hosts open-mic nights at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. ... Skooterz holds open-mic nights at 10 p.m. Wednesdays. ... Clint Culwell hosts open mics at 9 p.m. Thursdays at Austin’s Texas Pub. ... Tommy Davis hosts open-mic nights at 9 p.m. Thursdays at 6th Street Saloon



Broken Spoke, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave., features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149. ... Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40, also features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-379-8064. ... Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave., features Lil T Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover. Call 806-381-2599. ... No Dogs Allowed, 700 S.W. 10th Ave., features karaoke by David Eric at 8 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover. Call 806-373-3647. ... Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St., features B-Man's Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-356-6369. ... Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave., features karaoke with DJ Ronnie at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 806-367-6163. ... 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence, features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Call 806-356-0873. ... Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-655-4400. ... House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave., features Lil T Karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-677-6450. ... Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle, features karaoke with David Eric at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-352-3317.


(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)


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

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