By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Country, punk, Tejano, rock — there's a little of almost everything this weekend. Read on for the ultimate guide to Amarillo music offerings.
The Corey Hunt Band
Though Asheville, N.C., is their home, the two guys who make up The Corey Hunt Band may have some Lone Star blood running in their veins.
"We are from North Carolina, but our main goal right now is to focus on the Texas/Oklahoma area and grow," Hunt said. "With music on the East Coast, there's no support. Either you're a hero or a zero, by which I mean you're on mainstream radio or you're nowhere."
That's not true around here, as fans of Texas country know.
"You've got radio stations that support it, people ike you calling me and supporting it, all of what the midsize and smaller venues are doing to support it," Hunt said. "It's not one thing that's different, it's the whole thing."
"We've been coming to Texas for three years, and that's why."
The band will return to Amarillo for a second time for a 10 p.m. show at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover is $5.
"It's just me and Eric (Wise, on the left in the above photo), a two-piece band," Hunt said. "A lot of people, I think, think it's acoustic, but if you actually see (the show), and we get this comment all the time, we play like a big band. We don't pull back or play low-key."
El Trio Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. Call 806-373-8889.
Amarillo Community Market
Larry McIntyre and Amy Coffman will provide tunes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday for the final weekend of the season for the outdoor market, located on the grounds of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature Amarillo rock band South of the Sun at 10 p.m. Friday; cover is $5. Call 806-803-9063.
Los Alegres del Barranco will headline an 8 p.m. Saturday concert at the music hall, 500 Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Also performing are Alta Consigna and Impacto 05. Tickets are $45. Call 806-335-9990.
Lubbock singer Jenni Dale Lord will celebrate her new album, Free Whiskey, with a CD release party at 5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover is $10; bring your own snacks.
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.
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.
Amarillo band Strange Saints will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149.
Singer-songwriter Brian Wynne will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St. Tyler Caffey will play at 7 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-376-4700.
DJ Saga will spin at 9:30 p.m. Friday and DJ Gemini will spin for a 9:30 p.m. Saturday show at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-376-8180.
Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. Then, Blues Boy Willie will headline a Cajun boil at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35, and reservations are requested. Call 806-376-5286.
The Canyon Chamber Chow-Down Barbecue Cook-Off kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday with a happy hour. Sample foods from cook teams from 3 to 6 p.m. (or as long as supplies last) and then check out music from 4 to 10 p.m. Joshua Scott Jones, formerly of the duo Steel Magnolias, will headline with additional performances by Noah Jenda and finalists in a Battle of the Bands. The battle's winner will open the 2017 July 4 celebration. The cook-off takes place at First United Bank Center in Canyon. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate; children 10 and younger are $5, but the chamber requests no children in strollers. Call 806-655-7815.
The FireSongs concert series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10, with Amarillo singer-songwriter Heath Seager. The shows are free, but you'll want to enjoy dinner with your tunes. Call 806-331-2232.
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.
Los Cuatros Compadres will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 1401 S. Arthur St. Call 806-372-4593.
Young Country will play at 9 p.m. Friday at the bar and restaurant, 7145 S. Bell St. The restaurant will be closed Saturday. Call 806-398-9991.
Golden Light Cantina
Rocker Derek Bohl will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $6. Then, Texas country/rock singer Koe Wetzel will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7. And, as you see above, The Corey Hunt Band will play at 10 p.m. Thursday; cover is $5. Call 806-374-9237.
The Drake Hayes Band, an up-and-coming Lubbock-based Texas country act, will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $7. Then, Amarillo country-rockers Playa Lake will play at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7. Cory Mangum will give a free acoustic show Monday following Monday Night Football. 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.
Eddie Esler will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave., followed by Dannie Lake Jr. at 10 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover either night. Call 806-677-6450.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Jason Hodges will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant/bar, 410 15th St. in Canyon. There's no cover.
Amarillo variety band Insufficient Funds will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.
Music on the patio at the Mexican eatery, 7312 Wallace Blvd., will include Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild at 6 p.m. Friday and Shane Rogers from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. There's no cover. Call 806-331-8226.
DJ Element spins every Friday at the bar, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. Cover is $5 after midnight. Call 806-418-8971.
Austin stoner-rock band Greenbeard will play at 10 p.m. Friday the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5, and Amarillo rockers Loudmouth Lisa opens. Then, Lubbock rocker Phlip Coggins will perform with Amarillo's Dave Regal and friends at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.
Popular Texas country singer Wade Bowen returns to town for a 10 p.m. Saturday show at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St.; cover is $12 in advance, $15 for ages 21 and older and $20 ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.
Dave Regal and Josh Fitch will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3515 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-220-2198.
Andy Chase will play around 7 p.m. Friday on the patio of the restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St., followed at 7 p.m. Saturday by James Owens. Call 806-220-2588.
Tennessee Tuckness will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. Dean Yates and Mary Lyn Halley from Insufficient Funds will play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Mike Fuller will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 806-350-5430.
Blues Boy Willie will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday for the grand opening of this new restaurant, 1909 Avenue J. Call 806-335-9536.
Amarillo punk band The Bastard Sons of David Hasslehoff will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 2801 Virginia Circle; cover is $5. Call 806-352-3317.
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.
Singer Eric Degler will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. Then, Amarillo blues great Blues Boy Willie will play at 9 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover charge for any show. Call 806-331-6698.
Amarillo band Moon Dog (made up of former members of Redline and Krackerjack) will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4100 Bushland Blvd., followed by Lubbock rock band Early Morning Reign at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $5 each night. Call 806-355-6600.
DJ Panda spins for Latin Nights at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at the bar, 4001 E. Interstate 40.
Singer Victor Gallegos will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3410 S. Coulter St. Call 806-331-6249.
Buster Bledsoe will play a solo acoustic show at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the bar, 7150 S. Bell St. Call 806-418-4482.
Clovis, N.M., country band StateLine 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.
Big Trouble in Texas will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover is $7 or two for $10. Texas country traditionalists Mike & The Moonpies will play at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $10. Call 806-367-6163.
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. ... The Van Notes host at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. ... 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.
(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)