Play Here's Music Picks for the weekend of Aug. 19 and beyond
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Rock, retro, Tejano, country, contemporary Christian and more: You'll find a little of almost every kind of music around Amarillo this weekend and beyond.
El Trio Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. today at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St.
Mark Erickson of Comanche Moon will provide tunes during this weekend's market hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday around the grounds of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature singer-songwriter Kayla Ray at 10 p.m. today; cover is $5. DJ Corbin Cary will spin tunes for Sunday Funday beginning around 2 p.m. And Playa Lake will perform with Jacob Metcalf of The Fox and the Bird at 10 p.m. Aug. 25; cover is $5.
Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss will perform at 7 p.m. today at the restaurant, 7701 E. Interstate 40.
Maggie Burt will play a happy hour show at 6 p.m. today at the eatery, 2203 S. Austin St.
Pete Y Los Releros will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the restaurant, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. Jackie Haney plays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Amarillo rockers Sativa Ro will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge.
Amarillo singer Tyler Higgins will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon.
Amarillo duo Marcus & Jamie will perform at 9:30 p.m. today at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. DJ Gemini will spin tunes at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover.
American Idol alum Danny Gokey will perform with Kristian Stanfill, Capital Kings and Hollyn for the Positive Hits tour at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 801 Tascosa Road. Ticketsrange from $15 to $55.
Among the activities planned at this new festival are performances by Andy Chase, The DustJackets, Mike Fuller and Noah Jenda. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in and around the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Admission is free. Nationally touring Amarillo band Strangetowne will perform at a VIP Preview Party that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. today in the center; admission is $75.
Country singers Sissy Brown and Jon Emery will perform at 9 p.m. Sunday at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. (Here's my interview with Brown.) San Antonio alt band The Lost Project will headline the joint's regular open mic night at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Shows are free, but donations are accepted.
Folk singer Andy Chase performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the local pizza franchise’s original location, 2803 Civic Circle.
Los Cuatros Compadres will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the restaurant, 1401 S. Arthur St.
Texas favorites The Tejas Brothers will return to town for a 10 p.m. show today at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $15. Amarillo band Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. And Americana singer Jared Deck will perform at 10 p.m. Aug. 25; cover is $5.
The new facility, 7106 S. Bell St., will host an end-of-summer bash at 9 p.m. Saturday featuring local acts Djason, Lerk, Biopsy, Kurt K, Boozer and Sezzo (couldn't find any Facebook pages for any of them, so no links). Cover is $3, but women get for free until 11 p.m. It's an 18-and-older party, and those 21 and older can bring beer.
'80s retro band The Cassettes will perform at 10 p.m. today at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $10.
Singer Chawn Cook will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave.
Amarillo country band Midnight Express will perform at 8 p.m. today at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd.
The Amarillo Live! concert series continues with Strange Saints at 9 p.m. Saturday; cover is $6 for ages 21 and older or $10 for ages 18 to 20.
Andy Chase will play around 7 p.m. today on the patio of the restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St., followed at 7 p.m. Saturday by James Owens.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Jason Hodges will play at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 on the patio of the restaurant, 2401 Soncy Road.
Sativa Ro will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the patio at the restaurant's Soncy Road location, 3616 Soncy Road. And The Solano Project will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant's Georgia Street location, 2001 S. Georgia St.
Sam Houston Park
The Starlight Theater series may be over for the season, but Amarillo musicians Danny Freeze, Rene West, Those Guys, and DryLand Dreamers will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Admission is free.
Buster Bledsoe will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the restaurant, 3130 S. Soncy Road.
Amarillo country band Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will play at 9 p.m. today and Saturday at the bar, 609 S. Independence St. Cover is $5 for guys and free for women.
Eric Degler play at 8 p.m. today at the restaurant, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. Then, Boss 420 will play at 8 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover charge for any show.
Singer Victor Gallegos will perform at 6 p.m. today at the restaurant, 3410 S. Coulter St.
Buster Bledsoe will play a solo acoustic show at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the bar, 7150 S. Bell St.
The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women.
Johnathan Torres will play at 7 p.m. today at the restaurant, 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Lucid Moment will host jam nights at 7 p.m. Sundays around the fire pit at Mac Daddy's, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. ... Maggie Burt hosts an open jam at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hoots Pub. ... Mike Chism and Lee Scheetz host open mic nights at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. … 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, 609 S. Independence St.
(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)