This week's entertainment includes 'Chocolate Factory,' Mavericks, Starlight concerts

ALT presents 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle, has kicked off its 2023-24 season with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"Remaining performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 17 and 24.

Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy with a knack for making something out of nothing, dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s over-the-top chocolate factory and can’t believe his luck when it actually happens.

Wyatt Hall, Hannah Moore, Graham Moore, Lane Donathan, Sabrina Ali and Dennis Humphrey star in Amarillo Little Theatre's presentation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Fellow contest winners: the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop; Daddy’s spoiled rotten princess, Veruca Salt; chewing gum celebrity, Violet Beauregarde; and over-amped computer hacker, Mike Teavee, have no idea what they’re getting themselves into, as they each learn lessons about selfishness and greed from Wonka, who is not only out of his mind but potentially dangerous. You’ll devour this family-friendly adventure that’s full of mouth-watering visuals that “Must be Believed to be Seen.” “Strike that! Reverse it!”

Tickets for this production are $25 for adults; $22 for students and ages 62 and older; and $18 for those younger than 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit or call the box office at (806) 355-9991.

Cinemark hosting 35th anniversary screening of 'Rain Man'

Cinemark Hollywood 16 Amarillo, 9100 Canyon Drive, is hosting a special screening for the 35th anniversary of "Rain Man" at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Charlie (Tom Cruise) just discovered he has an autistic brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and is taking him on the ride of his life. Or is it the other way around? Raymond first pushes hot-headed Charlie to the limits of his patience and then pulls him completely out of his self-centered world. And what began as an unsentimental journey for the brothers becomes so much more.

Winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hoffman) and Best Director (Barry Levinson).

Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available online in advance at

The Mavericks to headline at Globe-News center

The Mavericks are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s.

A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. Now, The Mavericks have ushered in the fourth phase of their evolution with the No. Billboard debut of their first-ever, all Spanish album, "En Español", released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label.

Tickets for this concert range from $45 to $75 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Chesnutt to perform at Starlight Ranch

Country hitmaker Mark Chesnutt takes the stage in Amarillo at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Starlight Ranch Moon Palace.

Chesnutt is a country singer and songwriter hailing from Beaumont. Since his debut in 1988, he has released 14 studio albums and has become one of the most respected interpreters in country music.

Some of his hits include "Bubba Shot the Jukebox", "Brother Jukebox", "Goin' Through the Big D", "I Just Wanted You To Know", "It Sure is Monday" and more.

Tickets for this concert range from $30 to $150 (plus taxes and fees) depending on features and VIP seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Flatland Calvary to perform at Starlight

Flatland Calvary makes its way back to Amarillo with special guest, Alex Lambert, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on the Starlight Ranch main stage, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

After years of hot trotting across their native Texas, the country outfit is primed for a breakout with the release of their third full length album, the sonically sprawling and wistfully written "Welcome to Countryland".

Flatland Cavalry performs at Hodgetown in this April 2021 file photo. The band is scheduled to perform at Starlight Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Texas sextet bandleader and chief lyricist Cleto Cordero, guitarist Reid Dillon, bassist Jonathan Saenz, drummer Jason Albers, fiddle player Wesley Hall, and utility instrumentalist Adam Gallegos continue to embrace their trademark sound while further pushing into the wild unknown.

General admission tickets for this concert are $35 (plus taxes and fees) and available in advance online at

Colors Run Together fundraiser set for Sept. 23

The Our Colors Run Together 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk is set for Sept. 23 at Amarillo College in the Amarillo Museum of Art parking lot.

Celebrate, honor and remember all those affected by a cancer diagnosis while raising funds that benefit local cancer patients. Visit to register.

Competitive start is at 9 a.m. and non-competitive start for the one-mile fund run/walk is at 10 a.m.

Registration fees are $35 for competition 5K and $30 for non-competitive 5K; $30 for the one-mile fun run/walk; and $25 for kids younger than 12. T-shirts will be available for $20.

For more information, visit

Opportunity School to Host LIPS 2023 featuring James Town Revival

Opportunity School is going live with LIPS featuring an acoustic performance from Jamestown Revival at the newly renovated Sunset Courtyard and AJ Swope Performance Plaza at Arts in the Sunset. The school will be celebrating 30 years of LIPS at the upcoming event on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Jamestown Revival is an Americana/folk/country duo who grew up as childhood friends in Magnolia, Texas. Doors open for the sponsor portion of the event at 6 p.m. (invitation only); general admission is at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the night of the event.

For information on tiers of sponsorship, general admission and reservations, visit

Phelps returns to Starlight stage

David Phelps returns to Amarillo at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Starlight Ranch, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

A graduate from Baylor University, Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues.

David Phelps returns to Amarillo at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Starlight Ranch, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

For nearly 20 years, Phelps served as a member of the popular Gaither Vocal Band, and during that time received numerous Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling recording projects.

Tickets for this concert range from $28 to $250 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and VIP features. For more information or to purchaset tickets, visit

FABBA Show plays tribute to original 'Dancing Queen' hitmakers at Globe-News Center Sept. 24

The FABBA Show comes to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, located at 500 S. Buchanan, on Sunday, Sept. 24. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. The Tascosa (Amarillo) High String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to lend some local talent to this high energy homage to one of the world's most beloved pop groups of the '70s.

Direct from the U.K., The FABBA Show is the sensational, authentic and truly magical tribute to Abba. Tickets are $30-$65, plus ticket fees, and may be purchased online at, by phone at (806) 378-3096 or at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Box Office. The box office is open Monday through Saturday, 12-6 p.m. Tickets are also available at all United Supermarkets in Amarillo, Borger, Canyon, Dalhart, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa. The show is appropriate for all ages.

The FABBA Show comes to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, located at 500 S. Buchanan, on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The tribute show's description says "Their homage to ABBA is completely unique. They are thoroughly entertaining from the very first power chord of Waterloo all the way through to the irresistible encore of Dancing Queen. The extraordinary and lovable cast takes you on a high energy, glittery journey full of fun and laughter and showmanship. With hit after hit song including Waterloo, Take a Chance, Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Fernando, SOS, Honey Honey, Lay all Your Love, Gimme Gimme and Winner Takes it All. They have spectacular costumes, exciting choreography, World class musicianship and an infectious sense of fun. Everyone is dancing in the aisles and singing at the top of their voices. You can dance, you can jive, and have the time of your life at The FABBA Show!"

The exhibit “Poetic Science” is on display through Oct. 26 at Amarillo College's Southern Light Gallery.

Collages created from AI on display in Southern Light Gallery at AC

René West, associate professor of photography at Amarillo College (AC), and Mark Penland, a freelance photographer and photography lab manager at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus, are now creating art with Artificial Intelligence (AI). They launched their recent collaboration, which they’ve dubbed the West Penland Alliance (WPA), in the summer of 2023.

Ever since, the collagists have been jointly creating large-scale tableaus out of AI images, and their first project, “Poetic Science,” is on display through Oct. 26 at AC’s Southern Light Gallery.

According to West, the title of WPA’s inaugural project, “Poetic Science,” references Ada Lovelace, who in 1843 published what many consider to be the first computer program. Lovelace referred to her algorithmic approach as Poetic Science, a blend of math and imagination.

The Southern Light Gallery is located on the first floor of the Ware Student Commons on AC’s Washington Street Campus and is free and open to the public. For more information about the “Poetic Science” exhibit or the Southern Light Gallery, contact West at or 806-345-5654.

'Book of Mormon' coming to civic center

The National Tour of "The Book of Mormon", winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play a strictly limited one-night engagement at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium.

"The Book of Mormon" features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. 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.

"The Book of Mormon" Broadway musical tour will perform a one-night-only engagement Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, July 28.

Since opening on March 24, 2011, "The Book of Mormon" has become one of the most successful shows in Broadway history, breaking the Eugene O’Neill Theatre house record more than 50 times. In addition to nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, "The Book of Mormon" won five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama League Award for Best Musical and four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical.

The West End production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and breaking the record for the highest single day of sales in West End history. The first-ever UK and European tour launched in Manchester in June 2019, winning ‘Best Theatre Show’ at the Manchester Evening News City Life Awards before touring throughout the UK and Europe.

Reserved seat tickets range from $35 to $80 (plus taxes and fees) and are available for purchase online at

WT prof’s exhibit ‘Face!’ on display through Sept. 30

CANYON — A West Texas A&M University’s art faculty member’s explorations of a new medium are on view in an exhibition open now.

“Face!” by Marcus Melton, an associate professor of art in the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, is on view through Sept. 30 in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody Northen Hall.

Melton moves from graphic design, which he has taught at WT since 2008, into ceramics, producing a series of striking visages in clay, on platters, vessels and sculptures.

“Face!” by Marcus Melton, an associate professor of art in the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, is on view through Sept. 30 in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody Northen Hall. An opening reception is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Melton, who teaches graphic design, typography, illustration and more, has earned several American Advertising Awards. He has exhibited work around the country and in London.

Fitz Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and by appointment Fridays and Saturdays. Email

Donahew to perform at Starlight

Casey Donahew takes the Starlight stage with special guest, Chris Colston, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

For Donahew, it has always been about the song, whether he was singing about colorful, hilarious characters that might live down the street from you or come to Thanksgiving dinner every year, or the painful devastation of something as serious as addiction.

Drawing from real life and its roller coaster highs and lows has provided him with plenty of rich material over the last decade and a half, and resulted in eight wildly successful albums and 19 chart-topping singles.

For Donahew, who was largely inspired by Garth Brooks and his mammoth live show and ability to whip a crowd into a frenzy onstage, the songs were always the main thing – and still are to this day.

Tickets for this concert range from $25 to $125 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and VIP features. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

CMA presents 'Winds of Change'

Chamber Music Amarillo continues its 26th season with "Winds of Change" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at AmTech Career Academy.

The Amarillo Symphony's Executive Director, Larry Lang, leads the Amarillo Virtuosi Wind Ensemble as theyperform works by Strauss, Dvořák, Stravinsky, and Robert Kurka.

Tickets for this concert are $40 and available online at

Hoodoo Mural Festival infuses downtown Amarillo with live music, live art Sept. 30

The Hoodoo Mural Festival is set for Sept. 30 at 501 S. Polk St., in downtown Amarillo. The festival starts at 3 p.m. and all ages are welcome. The festival will feature approximately 20 total murals throughout downtown.

Music lineup includes LP Giobbi; Kaelin Ellis; Giacomo Turra; Cody Jasper; DJ Cassandra; Chill Son; Dude-Man; DJ Roro; Eddie Esler; Ebbie Rachelle; Tia maria; Jake Vernon; Bomb City Sound; DJ Frenzy; DJ Gemini; DJ Lowp; Mixmastermark; Pink Rhinos; Rupert the Duke; and Sleepyboi.

Muralists include Trav and Emjay; Alli Koch; Jeremy Biggers; Jeks; Ariel Parrow; Jon Revett; Malcom Byers; Dan Black; Blank Spaces; Carlos Barboza; Britt Johnson; FeeBee; and Matt Tumlinson.

General admission tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $125 (plus taxes and fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Big Texan hosting comedy show

YCC presents "Big Laughs at The Big Texan" at 9 p.m. Sept. 30, in the Palace at the Big Texan, 7701 E. Interstate 40.

Headliner is Saul Rodriguez. Featured comedians are Austin Ulen, Colin Robinson, Kevin Mason, and Gabe Kaspar.

This show contains explicit content.

General admission tickets are $15 plus taxes and fees and available online at

'Exorcist' returns to big screen for anniversary

Cinemark Hollywood 16 Amarillo, 9100 Canyon Drive, is hosting a special 50th anniversary screening of "The Exorcist" in remembrance of the late William Friedkin at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 and again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

When a charming 12-year-old girl takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl's mother realizes her daughter has been possessed by the devil — and that her daughter's only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism. This extended version contains an additional 12 minutes to the original theatrical version.

As part of the Warner Bros. Studio 100th Celebration and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Exorcist’s theatrical release, Warner Bros worked closely with the director, Friedkin, on the restoration of this iconic film. This newly remastered version was created from the original camera negative and features audio masterfully remixed by Atmos.

Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available in advance online at

Moccasin Creek to perform at civic center

Moccasin Creek brings its Stompin' Grounds Tour to the Amarillo Civic Center at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4.

Fusing a blend of hard-hitting country with southern rock riffs and a hip hop delivery, Moccasin Creek has taken the underground country world by storm. Forming in 2011 under the leadership of front man Jeff McCool, the band has tirelessly worked creating and performing to earn every single fan.

Catering to the hard-working, blue-collar fanbase, Brahma Bull, as McCool is affectionately known, has lyrically painted a picture that the everyday working man can relate to. Moccasin Creek has released 10 albums and is currently working on its 11th.

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

WT hosts Distinguished Lecture Series

CANYON — West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series will host nationally known speakers during the fall, including renowned poets, a Western historian, a major corporate leader and an innovator in dyslexia research. DLS events are free and open to the public.

Microsoft executive Sandra Lopez, who has been named a top woman in media and technology, will speak about “Career Empowerment and Leadership through Diversity, Respect and Inclusion.” Lopez’s speech will begin at noon Oct. 4 in the Alumni Banquet Hall. Lunch is provided.

Up next is the 11th annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture, featuring dyslexia expert Dr. Jack M. Fletcher on “The Reading Brain: Understanding the Science of Dyslexia.” The speech and workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 in Legacy Hall and will have a virtual option.

This year’s installment of the Dorothy Patterson Poetry Series will follow, featuring poet Chad Abushanab. The poet, teacher and electronic musician will read his work at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall.

The final DLS event of the semester will feature Dan Flores as the headliner of the Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies. Flores, the A.B Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Legacy Hall.

For information about these events, visit the Distinguished Lecture Series website at

Amarillo Opera presents 'Tosca'

Amarillo Opera presents "Tosca" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St."'Tosca' is a political thriller, set in Rome in June 1800 (during the Napoleonic wars and a time of great political unrest). The action takes place over less than 24 hours, making it an intense experience," according to

"The plot centres around three main characters – Rome’s diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia. Scarpia has long lusted after Tosca, and when he suspects Cavaradossi of assisting an escaped political prisoner, seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. He will manipulate Tosca into revealing the prisoner’s hiding place and Cavaradossi’s involvement, and have her for himself.

"When Cavaradossi is captured, Scarpia offers Tosca a horrific bargain – she must give herself to Scarpia, or her lover is killed… what will she choose, and who will survive?"

Tickets for this production range from $25 to $95 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Starlight Ranch hosting Oktoberfest

Prepare to embark on a Texan take on the cherished Oktoberfest tradition at Amarillo's enchanting Starlight Ranch starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Immerse yourself in an authentic Bavarian atmosphere, complete with the rich notes of real German beer and the warm aroma of freshly baked pretzels. Indulge your palate with a sumptuous German dinner that pays homage to centuries-old recipes, while the lively polka band fills the air with joyous melodies, inviting you to dance and revel in the spirit of togetherness.

Adding a dose of delightful quirkiness, the festivities will culminate in an entertaining wiener dog race, where these spirited pups will steal the show. So, don your finest dirndl or lederhosen and join us for a captivating fusion of German heritage and Texan hospitality.

General admission tickets for the event are $20 with additional costs for food and drinks upon admission.

To purchase tickets, enter your pup in the race or additional information, visit

ASO presents 'Celebraciones'

The Amarillo Symphony presents "Celebraciones" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 14 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

Celebrate our region’s rich Hispanic heritage with this festive, fun, and fiery program, including award-winning Mariachi singer Nayelli Peña, Trio Los Reyes, and the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Conductor is George Jackson.

Tickets for this concert range from $21 to $71 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Margarita and Taco Festival set for Oct. 14

Starlight Ranch, 1415 Sunrise Drive, is hosting Amarillo's annual Margarita and Taco Festival from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Sample more than 10 different margaritas from around the Panhandle. Ticketholders will be given a voting chip to vote for their favorite margarita. The winning margarita will get a cash prize and naming rights for “Amarillo’s Best Margarita".

Sampling cards will be available for purchase that get you a limited edition sampling glass, and eight sampling vouchers. Each vendor will have their own sampling recipe so make sure to try them all. Interested in a full size margarita? We’ll have plenty of those available with our craft margarita menus at each of the bars. This year we'll also be showcasing our favorite taco trucks from around the Panhandle.

There will also be Lucha Libre wrestling and live music by the Red Not Chili Peppers band.

Tickets range from $15 to $150 (plus taxes and fees) depending on featured offerings per tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Mike and The Moonpies at Starlight

Mike and The Moonpies take the stage at Amarillo's Starlight Ranch at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. In accordance with their namesake, this show will be taking place in the Moon Palace.

For more than a decade, Mike and The Moonpies have traveled far beyond their Austin homeland, flying the flag for homegrown Texas music in more than a dozen countries. They've become global ambassadors of a blue-collar country sound, striking a balance between timeless influences and cool, contemporary appeal.

"One To Grow On", the eighth studio album from Mike and the Moonpies, is a musical homecoming that returns the group to its roots as a working man's country band.

Tickets for this concert range from $16 to $150 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and VIP features. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Symphony Guild hosting Vintage Amarillo fundraiser

The Amarillo Symphony Guild is hosting its biennial fundraiser Vintage Amarillo, on Oct. 21, at the Amarillo Club, 600 S. Tyler St., No. 3000.

The event consists of a multiple-course, wine-paired dinner followed by a wine auction.

For sponsorship information, contact co-chairs Carolina Cantrell (469) 644-3635 or Zivorad Filipovic (806) 477-0168.

Ticket information is coming soon and will be available at

ALT to present 'Chemical Imbalance'

Amarillo Little Theatre presents "Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28; and at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 29 on the theater's mainstage at 2019 Civic Circle.

"'Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play' is a zany spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's gothic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In a dim laboratory, a sinister potion of three parts nitroglycerin and two parts petroleum sulphide is being concocted. The result? The answer lies in a classic story about the nature of good and evil retold in a way you never thought possible!" according to information from

"A fast-paced romp about men and women tightrope walking the line between aristocracy and depravity, and between the twin spectres of good and evil, this comedic retelling of the classic, dark tale will send shivers of both fear and laughter rattling down the spines of your audience."

Tickets for this production are not yet on sale. For more information and to purchase tickets, when available, visit

Eli Young Band returns to Starlight

The Eli Young Band makes its way back to Amarillo live at the Starlight Ranch main stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots.

Confident in their soulful, hearts-on-fire brand of Country, the title track of their forthcoming album is impacting Country radio and playlists now as they head out on a 51-city tour of the same name. EYB has also shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and Dave Matthews Band.

Tickets for this concert range from $25 to $125 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and VIP features. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Cottonwood Faire set for Oct. 28

A Cottonwood Faire is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Thompson Memorial Park.

Dress up in your historical or Halloween attire, play outdoor games, compete in treasure hunts ; enjoy food and drink; join in interactive stories and more.

There will also be carnival games, a Royal Court and Feast and live action combat.

The event is open to all ages.

Tickets are $65 for the VIP Royal Court; $25 for adults; $10 for children; $100 for vendors; and $50 for food trucks.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or find the event on Facebook at

Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience coming to Amarillo

Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience is bringing songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 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.

For more information, visit and follow @johnnycash on Facebook,Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and @johnnycashofficial on YouTube. For more information on the Amarillo performance and to purchase tickets, visit

CMA to presents Veterans Day concert

Chamber Music Amarillo will host a special event honoring the area's veterans at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11.

A celebration with patriotic music will be presented by a brass quintet in St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington St.

Artists include William Takacs, trumpet; David Lough, trumpet; Guglielmo Manfredi, horn; John Shanks, trombone; and Jeremy Lewis, tuba.

The program includes: Bach's "Toccata and Fugue"; Michael Kamen's "Quintet"; Kerry Turner's "Ricochet"; Eric Ewazen's "Bright and Fast from Frost Fire"; Kevin McKee's "The Blue Goose from Iron Horse"; Aaron Copland's "Grovers Corners" from the film "Our Town"; George M. Cohan's "Cohan Medley" and more.

Tickets for this special concert are $40 and available online through the Amarillo Symphony website at

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.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo entertainment in brief for Sept. 17, 2023