Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for July 26 to Aug. 2, with 'Texas,' Chalk It Up, XIT, National Day of the Cowboy, more

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"Texas" will host alumni night on July 28.
Courtesy Texas Outdoor Drama

By Chip Chandler — Producer

All of your weekend fun in one place! Check here for music, event and activity options through Aug. 2!

 

July 26

Walt Wilkins will perform July 26 at Golden Light Cantina.

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 26; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of this month's selection. (12:15 p.m. July 26, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Cowboy Christmas in July: Celebrate the anniversary of the first herd of XIT cattle in this celebration featuring music by Adrian Buckaroogirl and Brady Bowen & Swing Country. (4 p.m. July 26, XIT General Office, Railroad Avenue and Fifth Street in Channing. Free; donations accepted. 806-282-6425)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Lubbock singer-songwriter Jerry Serrano will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. July 26, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Karaoke Under the Stars: Sing your favorite tunes or listen to others while enjoying drink specials and Yappy Hour with your dog in this weekly event. (6 to 10 p.m. July 26, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. No cover. 806-678-7002)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 26, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Danny Ruiz: The Amarillo country singer hosts open-mic night weekly. (7 p.m. July 26, Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-376-5286)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (7 p.m. July 26, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band performs weekly. (7 p.m. July 26, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 26, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. July 26, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo-based Americana band Comanche Moon will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 26; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Poetry Circle: Enjoy works by others or share your own at this monthly event from High Plains Poetry Project. (7 p.m. July 26, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. (8 p.m. July 26; continues through July 28. White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 26; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Clarke Paige: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. July 26, Public House, 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-7777)

Walt Wilkins: The iconic Texas singer-songwriter will perform. Amarillo's Eddie Esler will open. (10 p.m. July 26, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

July 27

Gallery on 7th, seen here, will join with The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Studio3313 and The R Gallery for an Art Crawl on July 27.

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 27; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Art Crawl: Get exposed to a variety of new art and meet their creators in this four-gallery event. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature art by Jared Sanchez. Studio3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature Holly Rhea. The R Gallery, 2400 S.W. Seventh Ave., will feature Tonya Trimble. And Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave., will feature Parker Moon. Collect cards at each stop for a chance to win prizes, and R Gallery will have Pizza Nomad and Studio3313 will have J&L Good Grubs on site. (5 to 10 p.m. July 27, various locations. No cover. 806-318-3956 or 806-681-0821)

Hutchinson County United Way Night Golf Scramble: Tee up for this two-day fundraiser. (6 p.m. July 27, Borger Country Club, 801 Broadmoor St. Cost per team is $240 or $60 per person. 806-274-5562)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 27, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Bar Z Live Music: Amarillo musician Stephanie Brackett will perform, and a food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. July 27, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 27, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 27, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

The Average Joes: The ​Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Gilbert Hernandez: The Velvet Funk frontman will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo blues band will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Heart Glo: Enjoy a sunset run or walk to benefit Mended Little Hearts of Amarillo. The event will feature a 5K run and walk, food trucks, DJ Tommy the Hacker and more. (8 p.m. July 27, John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St.; registration at 7 p.m. Registration fees $15 for ages 13 and younger, $25 for ages 14 to 18 and $25 for ages 19 and older. Packet pick-up 6 p.m. July 26 at Beef O'Brady's, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave, Suite 7.)

Insufficient Funds: The ​Amarillo party band will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. Amarillo's Buster Bledsoe Band will perform for the rodeo dance (8 p.m. July 27; continues through July 28. White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Band Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Marsapalooza Full Moon Hike: Registration is required for this full moon hike on a night where Mars should be clearly visible. Registration is limited to the first 30 and is due by July 16. (8:30 p.m. July 27, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 27; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 27, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Atlantis Aquarius: The Texas groove band will perform with opener Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys(10 p.m. July 27, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 27, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 27, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

 

July 28

Check out works from amateur and professional chalk artists July 28 at Amarillo College's Chalk It Up.

Hot Blooded Run: Get your feet moving and your blood boiling for this race — including 10K and 5K runs and a one-mile walk — to raise funds for The Bridge(7:30 a.m. July 28, Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Entry fee $25; no race day registrations accepted.​ 806-372-2873)

Chalk It Up: Entries are sought now for Amarillo College's second sidewalk art competition. Professionals and amateurs will sketch in the morning, then judges and spectators will vote for their favorites to win cash prizes. (8 a.m. to noon July 28, Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5000)

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 28; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

National Day of the Cowboy: Celebrate the bronc busters and trail ridres at this family event featuring crafts, activities, cowboy poetry and American quarter horse rides. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40. Free. 806-376-4811)

Show Your Stripes!: Celebrate International Tiger Day by learning about ways to protect the endangered cats in the wild, plus enjoy face painting, keeper chats, enrichment activities and more. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911)

Kick Back Day: White Deer's annual community celebration will include a parade, vendors and more, leading up to that night's rodeo performance. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, White Deer City Park. 806-883-4191)

Hutchinson County United Way Day Golf Scramble: Tee up for this two-day fundraiser. (11 a.m. July 28, Phillips Golf Course, 1609 Sterling St. Cost per team is $300 or $75 per person. 806-274-5562)

Turbo Fest: This Shamrock music festival will feature rising country star Randall King (an area native), along with Danny Ruiz & Gypsy RenegadeDannie LakeRock with a Band and more. (Noon July 28, Shamrock Community Center, 911 S. Main St. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. 806-256-2277)

Khiva Shrine Clay Shoot: The first-annual shoot, a benefit for Khiva Shriners, also will include a social hour, horse races, dinner, awards and live auction, and entertainment. (1 p.m. July 28, River Breaks Ranch, 7802 Durrett Drive. Entry fees $275 for individuals with two party tickets, $1,000 for team of four with eight party tickets. 806-373-2845, 806-680-2811 or 806-681-2420)

Native American Games: Children ages 12 and younger can learn about Native American games of chance and skill. (2 p.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Original Harley Party: The downtown block party, a fundraiser for Family Support Services, is revving up for a 24th year. Amarillo musicians Blue Mesa Trio, Andy Chase & Friends and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform. (5 to 9 p.m. July 28, FSS building at 10th Avenue and Polk Street. Admission $80 for two. 806-342-2503)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (6 p.m. July 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Evening Birding Walk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an evening birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (6 p.m. July 28, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Oliver's Cowboy Celebration: The second-annual event from Oliver Saddle Shop will feature a three-in-one ranch rodeo and an open ranch bronc ride. (6 p.m. July 28, Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Tickets $5. 806-372-7562)

Pong Tournament: Enter this ping-pong tournament from Shake Hands AMA Center City Garage Pong Circuit to benefit Maggie's Warriors, an Alzheimer's charity. (6 p.m. July 28, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. Entry fee $30.)

Schroomville: The Allman Brothers Band tribute act will perform. (6 p.m. July 28, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 28, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Caffeinated Comedy: Matt Villegas of Yellow City Comedy & Productions will host a showcase of comics from around the region. (7 p.m. July 28, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 28, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Frank Demos: The one-man band will perform. (8 p.m. July 28, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. Lubbock's Drake Hayes Band will perform for the rodeo dance. (8 p.m. July 28, White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Band Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. This is the annual alumni night, featuring a reunion of past cast members. (8:30 p.m. July 28; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Divided Me: The Amarillo rock band will celebrate the release of a new album with openers Tea with Titans and Visions Scarred. (9 p.m. July 28, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover $5. 806-355-6600)

'80s Night: Amarillo DJ Chase Elder will spin tubular classics. (9 p.m. July 28, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 28, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Jack Nelson Band: The Texas country act will perform. (9 p.m. July 28, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (9 to 10 p.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Comanche Moon: The Amarillo-based progressive Americana band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. July 28, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

The Stars at Night: Amarillo DJ electriKden will host a night of underground electronic music. (9:45 p.m. July 28, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. No cover. Text 806-206-4326)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band will perform for the official Harley Party After Party. (10 p.m. July 28, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover; free with Harley Party ticket. 806-352-3317)

The Casey Abbe Band: The Red Dirt band will perform. (10 p.m. July 28, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Josh Weathers: The Texas country star will perform with opener Gary Kyle(10 p.m. July 28, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Kilo Road: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 28, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Lane Provence, Chad Feemster and Kerry Scheller: The ​Amarillo cowboy singers will give an acoustic show. (10 p.m. July 28, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Tony Holiday & The Velvetones: The funk band will return. (10 p.m. July 28, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 29

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 29, Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. July 29, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Car Show for Autism Awareness: Auto aficionados The Streetz of Bomb City will host this new event (originally scheduled for June 24) which will include live music, face painting, bounce houses, games, food and cars. Proceeds will benefit Panhandle ABA Resource Association(3 to 7 p.m. July 29, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $10 ages 13 and older. 405-436-3251 or thestreetzofbombcity@gmail.com)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 29; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 31

Hallow Point: The metal band will bring its tour to town in a show with openers Cidal and others. (7 p.m. July 31, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-418-6649)

Starlight Theater: Country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 31, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 31; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Aug. 1

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country-rock band Mason Jar Reloaded will perform at the Center City concert series. Public House will sell chicken mac & cheese. (11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk-rock singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 1, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling: Professional little person wrestlers will compete. (7 p.m. Aug. 1; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Tickets $20 general admission, $30 ringside, $50 VIP in advance; $5 more at the door. 806-331-7305)

Relent: The San Antonio rock band will perform with openers Lifeless to Life and Divided Me(7 p.m. Aug. 1, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

The Hollow Roots: The Nashville blues rockers will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 1; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Comedy Open Mic: Amateur and professional comics can take their turn at the mic at this evening hosted by Amarillo comic Skylar Potter of Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Aug. 1, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

Anna Stockdale: The country-folk singer will bring her Wild Out West Tour to town. (10 p.m. Aug. 1, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Aug. 2

The XIT Rodeo and Reunion kicks off its 82nd year on Aug. 2.

Women of Distinction luncheon: The Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains will honor Dr. Joanna Wilson, Sally Hawkins, Brandy Sanchez and Natalie Stephenson at this annual event. (11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Tickets $35; sponsorships available. 806-553-3176)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Aug. 2, Nistler's Resplendent Garden, 11701 Truman St. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Clarke Paige will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Operation Hemingway: Former Amarillo singer-songwriter Dan Johnson releases his new album Hemingway in a benefit for veteran suicide prevention. (6 p.m. Aug. 2, Rick Looby Homes, 34th Avenue and Hope Road. Free; donations accepted. 806-236-3090 or www.operationhemingway.org)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo musician and FM90 program director will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, OHMS Cafe & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-373-3233)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo singer will perform for Bike Night. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10; no cover for college students with ID. 806-584-9571)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo jazz combo The Martinis will close out the summer series. (7 p.m. Aug. 2; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band A-Town Rockers will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

XIT Rodeo & Reunion: The Panhandle tradition returns for an 82nd year. A free watermelon feed begins at 4 p.m. Texas country star Grant Gilbert will perform at a dance following the rodeo. (7 p.m. Aug. 2; continues through Aug. 4. XIT Rodeo Grounds, 1219 W. Farm-to-Market Road 281. Rodeo tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 to 12; dance tickets $10. 806-244-5646)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 2, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature a self-portrait show (entries drop-off July 30 and Aug. 1) and music from Amarillo DJ Kurt K(8 p.m. Aug. 2, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 2; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Brandon Todd: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 2, Public House, 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-7777)

 

Weekly shows

Sundays

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker performs. (3 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Sundays: Amarillo DJ Bert Zuniga hosts this weekly showcase. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

 

Tuesdays

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs weekly. (6 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6:30 p.m., 575 Pizzeria, 2803 Civic Circle. No cover. 806-322-5575)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers perform weekly. (7 p.m., Bar 3 at Preston West Golf Course, 9101 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7003)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings: Sing along weekly. (9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5416 S. Coulter Road. No cover. 806-359-4386)

DJ Ronnie Karaoke: Sing along weekly. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Love Shine: The Amarillo band hosts a weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

#TakeMeBack Tuesdays: Amarillo's DJ Element hosts this weekly event. (10 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Wednesdays

The Solano Project: The Amarillo classic rock band performs at happy hour. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jackie Haney: The Amarillo classic rock singer performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer host a weekly open-mic night. (8 p.m., Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Wicked Wednesdays: Amarillo DJs Frenzy and Sonny B spin. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $2 after 11 p.m. 806-378-5790)

Old-School Jam Nights: DJ James Erik McMurry spins. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

DJ Element: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-322-7979)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke: Belt it out. (9 p.m., Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

Open Mic Night: Thomas Thompson hosts this (mostly) weekly showcase. (9 p.m., The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

Open Mic Night: Amarillo country singers Lee Scheetz and Eddie Siegel host this showcase. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Sticks and Picks: Amarillo musicians Andrew Fox and Jordon McClain host this open jam. (9 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Thursdays

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (6 p.m., Leal's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-359-5959)

Karaoke Under the Stars: Sing your favorite tunes or listen to others while enjoying drink specials and Yappy Hour with your dog in this weekly event (through Aug. 23). (6 to 10 p.m., Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. No cover. 806-678-7002)

Tommy the Hacker: The Amarillo DJ spins. (6 p.m., Tacos Garcia, 1100 S. Ross St. No cover. 806-371-0477)

Danny Ruiz: The Amarillo country singer hosts open-mic night. (7 p.m., Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-376-5286)

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band performs. (7 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bowling Night: Amarillo's DJ RoRo spins. (8 p.m., Eastridge Lanes, 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover $10. 806-383-9531)

College Night: Amarillo's DJ Oni spins; people with college IDs get in free. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover. 806-378-5790)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Lil' Abner's: Sing along. (9 p.m., Lil Abner's, 2813 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-418-2570) 

DJ Ronnie Karaoke: Sing along. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Open Mic: Amarillo country singer Tommy Davis hosts this event. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Lil T Karaoke: Impress your friends. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

 

Fridays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Pete Y Los Releros: The mariachi band performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs. (7 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Broken Spoke: Sing along with the Amarillo karaoke service. (9 p.m., Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149) 

B-Man's Karaoke at Buckles Lounge: The popular Amarillo karaoke service also is featured here. (9 p.m., Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

DJ Chancho: The Amarillo DJ spins every other week (Aug. 3, 17 and 31) for Ladies Night. (9 p.m., Mulligan's Pub, 2511 Paramount Blvd. Cover $5. 806-367-8428)

DJ RoRo: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Kicked Back, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-418-8917)

DJ Ted: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke at House Bar: Sing along. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

Pine Shed Karaoke: Sing along. (9 p.m., The Pine Shed, 5342 Canyon Dr. No cover. 806-352-2446)

All About Music: The DJ service spins. (10 p.m., Fast Eddie's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-590-7235)

 

Saturdays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Cactus Bar: The popular service offers a variety of songs. (9 p.m., Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St. No cover. 806-356-6369)

B-Man's Karaoke at Mudd Rack: The popular service offers a variety of songs here, too. (9 p.m., The Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave. No cover. 806-381-2599)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., features Works on Paper through July 29. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the summer at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It's featuring Hard Work and Horse Power through July 29. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Populous through July 6 and Texas Inspired from July 13 to 24. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features the Aviation exhibition. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free tours conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (plus Labor Day) through Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31 and Native Lifeways of the Plains through May 2019. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June through August. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season. Park hours vary throughout the spring and summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Ultimate WOW passes are $31.95 to $39.95; regular WOW passes are $16.95 to $24.95. Spectator passes are $5. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-383-3344.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

 

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

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