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Shane Smith & The Saints will perform Friday at Hoots Pub.

By Chip Chander — Digital Content Producer

From hot country to popular singer-songwriters, Tejano to rock, the week ahead offers no end of tunes. Here's your ultimate music guide for Amarillo.


Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

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


Amarillo Botanical Gardens

In addition to about 200,000 of holiday lights, the center's Christmas in the Gardens event will feature music from a variety of performers through Dec. 23 at the gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. On tap in coming days: Amarillo Youth Choirs' Pizzazz choir on Friday, Jen Williams on Saturday, Impact Expressions dance troupe on Sunday, Lee Singing Choir on Monday, Canyon High School choir on Tuesday, Landegrin show choir on Wednesday and Sweet Adelines on Dec. 8. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. nightly, and admission is free. Call 806-352-6513.


Atomic Sports Grill & Bar

The new restaurant, bar and gaming facility, 2523 Brittain Drive, offers DJ Atomic at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The grill is scheduled to open Dec. 5, and the laser tag area is scheduled to open Dec. 15, owner Chad Harmon said. Call 806-355-2100.


Austin’s Texas Pub

The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature an acoustic show by Amarillo singer-songwriter Tyler Higgins at 10 p.m. Friday and a full band show by country act Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws at 10 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover Friday, and cover is $5 Saturday. Call 806-803-9063.


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.


Broken Spoke Lounge

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Huntsville-based country singer Jack Nelson will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149.


Buffalo's Cafe

Amarillo band The Bentwood Rockers will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. There's no cover. Call 806-655-4400.


The Burger Bar

Retrospection will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St., followed by Zoe Carter at 7 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-376-4700.


Butler's Martini Bar

Amarillo singer-songwriter James Owens will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-376-8180.


Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse

Amarillo pianoman Jason Patrick will play at 9 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200; there's no cover. Then, Gabe Marinez of Amarillo rock band Boss 420 will play at 9 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover. And finally, Amarillo-based Americana singer-songwriter Dan Johnson will perform at a Steak Out night; dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $35. Call 806-376-5286.


The 806

Americana singer-songwriter Colton Clarkson (a former Amarillo resident) will perform at 9:30 p.m. Sunday 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 Kansas singer-songwriter Tammy Stamps. 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

Traditionalist country band Mike & The Moonpies will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $10, and here's my most recent interview with the band. Amarillo-based country act Chancy Bernson Band will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7. Call 806-374-9237.


Hoots Pub

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A pair of big favorites — Americana band Shane Smith & The Saints and Austin jam band Uncle Lucius — will team for a 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $20. Then, Texas country singer Parker McCollum will play with Oklahoma-based country singer Kaitlyn Butts at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $10. Chicana punk band Fea will play at 10 p.m. Tuesday; there's no cover. In addition, 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 Americana singer-songwriter Colton Clarkson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday followed by Eddie & The Eat at 9:30 p.m.; there's no cover. Call 806-452-8004.


Joe Daddy's

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.


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.



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Austin's Darius Jackson & His Mighty Blues Band will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.



Amarillo rock band Loaded Six will perform around 9 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-373-9149.


Midnight Rodeo

Red dirt singer Stoney LaRue will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St.; cover is $10 in advance or $12 at the door for ages 21 and older, or $15 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-songwriter Tennessee Tuckness will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. Amarillo singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 1. There's no cover. Call 806-350-5430.


6th Street Saloon

Amarillo country band Midnight Express will play 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 rock band Boss 420 will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover is $5. And Amarillo rockers Vengeance will give its final show at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-355-6600.


Smokey Joe’s

Amarillo band Remedy will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-331-6698.


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

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Amarillo country band Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.


Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

The DryLand Dreamers will perform at a Christmas sing-along and potluck dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Admission is $5. Call 806-352-6007.


Whiskey River

Gary Nix & West Texas will swing at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave., followed by Amarillo country band Lee Scheetz & Borderline at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $7 or two for $10 each night. Call 806-367-6163.


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. ... 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. ... The Main Street Bar, 631 N. Main St. in Borger, features Lil T Karaoke at 9 p.m. Sundays. There's no cover. Call 806-274-7070. ... 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 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.