All Things Artful Art Festival – Visions of Dreamland to be held Aug. 11

The All Things Artful Art Festival, dubbed the Amarillo Art Institute’s biggest event of the year, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11 at the Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Visions of Dreamland” and will incorporate decor and activities with the theme. Proceeds from the Institute’s fundraiser go to help support operations and community programs. Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for children.

The Amarillo Art Institute honors the legacy of Ann Crouch with a display of her personal collection at the Arts in the Sunset Center, now open after two years of renovations.

The event includes music by Mary Lyn and Dean Yates, as well as food, drinks, art demos, artist vendors, interactive art activities and a silent auction. It also serves as a reception for the Best of the Southwest Show. Tickets also include a handmade ceramic bowl made by AAI members that can be filled to the brim with scratch-made ice cream.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (806) 354-8802.

Amarillo Museum of Art to host Family Day on Aug. 12

Join the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) for an afternoon of fun for the whole family during Family Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

Join the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) for an afternoon of fun for the whole family during Family Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

During the free event, come celebrate community, art, and summer with live music, yard games, face painting, and hands-on art activities.

Inspired by artworks from the Jun Kaneko exhibition, art activities will include painting mini Kaneko sculptures, spin art, linocut prints and more. Free ice cream and art supply kits will be available while supplies last. Lunch will be available for purchase from The Brunch Truck.

In addition to several large-scale ceramic heads and iconic Dangos, the Jun Kaneko exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and wall hanging ceramic spanning more than 40 years of creative production. Also included in the exhibition are several collaborative works with Terry Allen and Annabeth Rosen completed in 1980 while Jun was teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

The Amarillo Museum of Art is located at 2200 South Van Buren on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional information, visit, email, or call (806) 371-5050 or (806) 371-5392 (weekends).

Friends of Fogelberg concert to be held Sept. 8, cancer screening Sept. 9

Tickets went on sale Friday, Aug. 4 for the Friends of Fogelberg XIII: Dan & Diggin’ Mo’ Sixties concert set for Sept. 8 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $25.

Friends of Fogelberg is an annual tribute concert in Amarillo honoring the late musician Dan Fogelberg, who lost his life to prostate cancer in 2007.

Tickets for this year’s concert will be available to purchase starting Friday online at, at United Supermarkets locations and the Amarillo Civic Center box office.

In addition, there will be a free prostate cancer screening for men older than age 45 on Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Amarillo Urology Associates, located at 1900 Medi Park Dr. in Amarillo. No appointment is necessary, and a news release notes a simple blood test could save your life.

Joe Ed Coffman performs during a past iteration of the Friends of Fogelberg concert. This year's concert is scheduled for Sept. 8, and tickets go on sale Friday.

Joe Ed Coffman, a longtime fan of Dan Fogelberg, began Friends of Fogelberg in 2008. Local musicians come together to put on a benefit concert to celebrate Fogelberg’s life and music, create awareness and education about prostate cancer, raise funds for the fight against prostate cancer and also have a great time. Throughout the years, the concert has expanded to include songs of other musicians such as The Beatles, Eagles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and this year will include a nod to the late Gordon Lightfoot.

The event benefits the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation by raising money for an annual free prostate screening that is held the morning following the concert. For more information about the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation, visit

‘The Book of Mormon’ tour to make 1-night-only stop at Amarillo Civic Center in September

The national tour of “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play a limited, one-night engagement on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. Tickets went on sale for the Amarillo tour date on July 28.

Since opening on March 24, 2011, “The Book of Mormon” has become one of the most successful shows in Broadway history, according to a news release. In addition to multiple Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, “The Book of Mormon” has won five Drama Desk Awards as well as honors from the NY Drama Critics Circle, the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

The show follows two young, eager Mormon missionaries who are sent to a remote Ugandan village but find their message falls on deaf ears, as the locals are more concerned with their oppressive warlord and issues like famine and disease. The musical is recommended for older teens and adults for mature language and content.

“The Book of Mormon” features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, and the Broadway production is directed by Parker and two-time Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw and choreographed by Nicholaw. The tour is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner, based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.

Other announced tour dates in the area include Midland (Sept. 27-28), El Paso (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and Lubbock (May 17-19), as well as stops in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.

More information is available from the show’s producer, Networks Presentations, at or For more on the Amarillo Civic Center, visit

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert kicks off upcoming tours for Amarillo Civic Center

Celebrity Attractions and Amarillo Civic Center Complex are excited to announce four shows coming to Amarillo between September 2023 and April 2024. According to a news release, all four tours are brand-new to Amarillo.

Tickets went on sale July 31 and may be purchased online at, area United Supermarkets, by phone 806-378-3096 or in person at the box office inside the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. Phone and box office hours are Monday-Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. Information on all four shows is available at

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse at 7 p.m. Sept. 6: Go back to where it all began with this concert event, featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs a screening of the Academy Award-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage. Emmy winner Daniel Pemberton composed a sprawling score of boundary-pushing original music that is complimented with song contributions by Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, and Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop based score results in a sonic universe that is woven throughout the fabric of the film, supporting its themes of resilience and universal heroism. Joining the tour is The Broadway Sinfonietta, an all-women and majority women-of-color orchestra led by conductor Emily Marshall.

Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience at 7 p.m. Oct. 30: Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience brings songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the stage in a way that audiences haven’t seen or heard before. With video of Johnny from episodes of The Johnny Cash TV Show projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync. This concert experience will showcase iconic performances from the TV show and highlight the spirit of the legend by revisiting some of his memorable words and anecdotes. Cash will perform some of his biggest hits, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “I Walk the Line,” and share stories of people he met along the way whose causes he championed – the working man from all walks of life. Plus, onstage male and female singers will split vocal duties performing their own takes on Cash hits.

“My Fair Lady” at 7 p.m., March 20, 2024: From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times).“Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

“Mean Girls – The Musical” at 7 p.m. April 8, 2024: Direct from Broadway, “Mean Girls” is the hilarious hit musical from book writer Tiny Fey (“30 Rock”), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and original director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). The story of a naïve newbie who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies, “Mean Girls” “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.”

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Music in the Gardens concert series returns for the summer

Music in the Gardens summer concert series continues on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Admission is $10, or $5 for members.

Remaining performers in the lineup include Kayla Richardson and Byron Roberts (Aug. 10), Touching Voodoo (Aug. 17), Tennessee Tuckness (Aug. 24) and Geezers Gone Wild (Aug. 31).

For more information about these and over happenings at the gardens, visit or call (806) 352-6513.

The Starlight Ranch Event Center has a plethora of live concerts coming up this summer.

Randy Rogers Band set to perform

The Randy Rogers Band makes its way back to Amarillo at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the Starlight main stage.

Fronted by singer-songwriter Randy Rogers and featuring Geoffrey Hill (guitar), Jon Richardson (bass guitar), Brady Black (fiddle), Les Lawless (drums), and Todd Stewart (guitar, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards), the Randy Rogers Band was founded in San Marcos, Texas, and has spent the last 20 years bringing the Texas Country tradition to dedicated fans around the nation and beyond.

With eight studio albums behind them, global streaming numbers in the hundreds of millions and a reputation for must-see Country-Rock performances, they said it best: “When we play our shows, people expect to have a great night and to go home satisfied. As long as we keep doing that, no change in the industry, no record deal or anything like that can make or break this band.”

Tickets for this show are $35 (plus taxes and fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Calf Fry Festival set for Aug. 19 at Starlight Ranch

The Starlight Ranch Event Center hosting a unique culinary experience this month. The Calf Fry Festival will take place Aug. 19, starting at 5 p.m. at its location on 1415 Sunrise Drive.

This event brings together foodies and thrill-seekers from all over to celebrate this unconventional delicacy, according to an event post. Calf fries, also known as mountain oysters, are a local specialty and a must-try for any adventurous eater. With live music, drinks, and a friendly atmosphere, you’re sure to have a great time at this one-of-a-kind festival, whether you’re a seasoned pro or trying calf fries for the first time.

Proceeds go to the benefit board for the Potter County Sheriff and Fire Dept. Each ticket includes admission as well as a platter of calf fries, french fries, coleslaw and Texas Toast. Live music from Bomb City Groove will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Velvet Funk from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food service takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents or legal guardian. Lawn chairs are welcome, and food and drinks will be available for purchase with food trucks on-site. For more information, visit .

Southall takes stage at Starlight Ranch

Join Starlight Ranch as they welcome Southall, previously known as Read Southall Band, to the stage with special guest, Wight Lighters, in Amarillo on Friday, Aug. 25, in the Moon Palace.

In 2015, the local songwriting scene of Stillwater, Oklahoma, brought together four like-minded individuals from completely different background who wanted nothing more than to play music.

More recently, their third studio album, “For the Birds”, is ambitious and captures vigorous, rock ‘n’ roll energy with elements of country and southern rock. “There is a ton of excitement building around Read Southall Band at the moment.”

Tickets for this show range from $20 to $150 (plus taxes and fees), depending on VIP features.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Symphony kicks of 100th season with special event

The Amarillo Symphony will kick off its Centennial Season at Hodgetown with a one-of-a-kind concert featuring country star Randall King. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Join ASO as it performs a mix of patriotic and Western favorites with local stars Eric Barry and the Opera Cowgirls, finishing the night with King’s biggest hits, and a fireworks finale.

Hereford native and up-and-coming country artist King released his major label debut album, “Shot Glass”, in March. King was named a 2022 Country Artist to Watch by Pandora and Country Now and has more than 120 million global streams.

Tickets for this event range from $16 to $27 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Yoakum coming to Civic Center

Country music star Dwight Yoakum will be on stage at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium.

Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10.

Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam is a recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization, he will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter/Artist category at the 49th anniversary Gala on Oct. 14, 2019 in Nashville.

In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, including “Sling Blade” and “Panic Room”.

Reserved seat tickets range from $41 to $130 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Uncle Lucius takes Starlight stage

Uncle Lucius takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at Starlight Ranch’s Moon Palace.

Five years ago it seemed like Uncle Lucius had run its course. They had torn a swath out of the Texas roots music scene over a 13-year run, worn out five vans and recorded four albums, and grown a reputation at home and abroad as a thrilling, dynamic live act. Long-time fans were certain they’d be a massive global hit. The tide went out, and Uncle Lucius folded up their sails.

The audience had other ideas. Interest in the band continued to grow during their absence from the touring circuit. Pro athletes used their songs for walk on music, and top-rated television shows featured their music during pivotal scenes.

They never intended to reunite. Some things are not up to us. Some people are made to play together and meant to create together.

Tickets for this show range from $18 to $150 (plus taxes and fees), depending on VIP features.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

ASO presents Passionate Music

Amarillo Symphony Orchestra will kick off its official season with Passionate Music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Sharpened Iron Studios, 1314 S. Polk St.

The season opener will feature the Amarillo Symphony’s concertmaster Espen Lilleslåtten alongside cellist Sally Guenther, pianist Elena Lacheva and Harrington String Quartet’s violist Vesselin Todorov.

The repertoire includes: Anna Clyne, “A Thousand Mornings” (violin, cello and piano); Richard Strauss, “Violin Sonata”; Gabriel Faure, “Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor”

Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, visit

ASO presents ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

Amarillo Symphony Orchestra presents “Rhapsody in Blue” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

Showcasing pianist Michelle Cann on George Gershwin’s classic work, the concert will also include Aaron Copland’s rousing audience favorite, “Rodeo”.

Conductor is George Jackson.

Reserved seat tickets range from $21 to $71 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or

K-LOVE’S Celebrate Christmas Tour to be at Amarillo Civic Center on Dec. 16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Awakening Foundation, powered by Awakening Events, has announced K-LOVE’S Celebrate Christmas Tour featuring Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey with special guest Mac Powell. The 12-city tour will kick off on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 17, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

Immerse yourself in the timeless classics that bring people together during this special season, according to a news release. Gather your loved ones, invite your friends, and make this a Christmas tradition to remember. KLOVE’s Celebrate Christmas Tour featuring Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey with special guest Mac Powell is an invitation to experience the reason for the season.

The tour is scheduled to make a stop in Amarillo on Dec. 16 at the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase at the Amarillo Civic Center box office, by phone (806) 378-3096, online at, and participating United Supermarkets stores in Amarillo, Canyon, Borger, Dumas, Dalhart, Hereford, and Pampa.