Amarillo area entertainment briefs for the week of May 22, 2022

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'Waitress' comes to Civic Center

The traveling Broadway production of "Waitress" comes to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Patrons should use Entrance #12.

This performance was originally planned for June of 2020, but rescheduled due to COVID-19. Tickets purchased for those performances will be honored.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.”

When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, "Waitress" is recommended for ages 13 and older.

Tickets for this show range from $30 to $70 (plus taxes and fees) and are available online at panhandletickets.com

Symphony presents Rachmaninov, Rossini & Strauss

The Amarillo Symphony presents Rachmaninov, Rossini & Strauss at 7:30 p.m. on May 27 and 28 at the Globe-News Theater for the Performing Arts, 500 S Buchanan St.

Music Director Finalist Conner Covington returns to conduct the orchestra in an evening of opera music, featuring Rossini’s "Overture to The Barber of Seville" and Richard Strauss’ "Suite from Der Rosenkavalier".

The orchestra also plays living composer Anna Clyne’s "This Midnight Hour" and guest pianist Janice Carissa performs Rachmaninoff’s delightful "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini".

Tickets to this concert range from $21 to $71 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and are available for purchase at panhandletickets.com or through amarillosymphony.org

Bad Majik Musik Fest set for May 28

The Bad Majik Musik Fest is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at Sam Houston Park.

Treat yourself to all the Magik of Amarillo, featuring local music, food, vendors, and fun for the whole family.

The music line-up includes performances by: Like Red Giants, Travis Roberts, Vamping, Native Crowds, Dude-Man, Drowninghost, Rain Division, J Kali, and Tulsa Doom, as well as live DJs Dolores and GiANT.

Vendors include The Brash House, OMC SoapWorkz, Aunt EEK's Books & Curiosities, Free Cheese Prints, GameQuest, Cassie Turner, Kristen Johnson Arts, Meraki Apothecary, Bomb City Books, Nutrify Wellness, B&Me Essence Co, The Perfect Peach, Music Box, Sardonic Sloth Art, Chulo Ranch, Anna of the Earth, D.Coolest Henna, Unrestricted Funk, Jobie Goehring, Beatnik Photo Camper, CJS Projects, Caliche Amarillo, Casual Conversation, Tarpley's, and August Moon Tarot.

Food trucks include The Brunch Truck of Amarillo, Tosh Pit BBQ, Shi Lee's BBQ & Soul Food, and Purple Flamingo Pops.

The Magik continues with AfterParties on 6th at GoldenLight, Leftwoods, RnR Bar, and The 806 Coffee + Lounge, so drop by the Bad Magik Booth for all the details and wristbands for afterparty discounts, as well as all the merch and other awesomeness.

Please Note: Glass bottles/containers are NOT allowed in the park, and please NO PARKING ON THE GRASS. We appreciate your help in keeping the park clean, fun, and magikal for everyone.

Bad Magik Musik Fest is brought to you by SanJac Coalition, and sponsored by The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Capital City Electric, The Perfect Peach, and The Music Box.

AC Jazz Band to perform at Starlight Canyon

Amarillo College Jazz Band is scheduled to perform at Starlight Canyon Bed and Breakfast at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Tickets are $12 (plus fees) through Eventbrite and $15 at the door.

Tickets include access to the charming outdoor experience at the historic Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. Gates open at 6 p.m. and patrons may bring chairs and blankets to socially distance under the stars.

This is a BYOB and drinks, family-friendly event and children ages 12 and younger are admitted for free. There will be a food truck on site.

Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged when possible.

For more information, contact Hilary Marie at (806) 336-1459.

High Noon on the Square kicks off June 1

Center City Amarillo presents High Noon on the Square again this summer with the first concert slated for June 1.

The weekly free entertainment event is held at the Potter County Courthouse at Sixth Street and Taylor Avenue

Kicking off the series will be Ed Montana with a noon meal catered by Coors Cowboy Club. Lunch is available for $10.

For a complete list of upcoming entertainment, visit centercity.org/high-noon-on-the-square/

Starlight Ranch hosts Neon Nebula

Smile Big Texas Presents Neon Nebula at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3 at the Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

The event features out of town guest performances, vendors, merchandise, raffles, rave, drag show, talent show and more.

General admission tickets are $15 (plus taxes and fees). There are also VIP ticket packages available from $50 to $300 (plus taxes and fees).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bigtexan.com/starlight-ranch-event-center/

HPPR hosting Ordinary Elephant

High Plains Public Radio presents the folk duo Ordinary Elephant, live in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Chalice Abbey in Amarillo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

HPPR's Living Room Concert Series returns with another show in Amarillo. Don't miss the extraordinary folk duo, Ordinary Elephant. If you listen to What the Folk?, Songbirds, or High Plains Morning, you're surely familiar with their intimate compositions and soulful melodies.

Their latest album is titled "Honest", and they've got a new single out now titled "Let Me Tell You What I Think." The husband-and-wife team of Pete and Crystal Damore was named the International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year.

HPPR's Living Room Concerts are donation-based shows, so please bring cash for the door. A donation of $15 is suggested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. HPPR will be there to host, but all contributions go to the artists (plus a little for the venue).

Refreshments from Pan-Handlers Café & Palace Coffee Co. are planned, but attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages/snacks.

For more information, call Jenny at HPPR at (806) 367-9088 or email jinzerillo@hppr.org.

Led Zeppelin tribute to play at Starlight

A Celebration of Led Zeppelin, a live performance by The Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Uncle Zep is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Starlight Ranch, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

Years ago this group of musicians got together and discovered they do something particularly well. When asked they simply say “We do Zeppelin” but this statement doesn’t convey the years of refined, detailed, polished perfection that became Uncle Zep. Uncle Zep plays Led Zeppelin: considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history.

This is an all-ages, family friendly show. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Food and alcohol available for purchase and folding chairs are welcome. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Tickets range from $12 to $30 (plus taxes and fees) and are available online through www.prekindle.com. For more information, visit Starlight Ranch Event Center - The Big Texan Steak Ranch

5K fun run benefits mural project

The inaugural Center City Mural Run sponsored by Underwood Law Firm and benefitting Center City of Amarillo, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Fifth Street and Polk Avenue at the cowboy mural.

There will be a 5K and a on-mile fun run/walk. Pets are also welcome to attend, and if they are walking/running, they will receive a pet bandana.

There will be a game/kids area with food and fun, and also a VIP area with brunch.

Registration is $35 (without brunch) or $50 (with brunch) or $25 for brunch only.

For more information, or to register, visit centercity.org/hoodoo-mural-festival/

Homeless Heroes Summer Bash set for June 5

The Homeless Heroes 2022 Summer Bash is set for Sunday, June 5, at Starlight Ranch.

There will be a bike run for motorcycle fans. It will begin and end at Starlight Ranch. Tickets include entry into the Homeless Heroes Summer Bash after the run. Registration begins at 11 a.m., first bike out at noon.

For those wanting a fun, family event, this is it. From noon to 8 p.m. there will be food trucks, carnival games, vendors, and live music from Strange Saints to open the event, then from Lindsey Lane to finish it off.

Enjoy a whole day of fun activities to help a good cause and raise funds for our mission of giving back to those who have served.

General admission tickets are $15 (plus taxes and fees); bike run tickets are $20 (plus taxes and fees); child tickets (ages 3-13) are $10 (plus taxes and fees); and VIP tickets are $300 (plus taxes and fees).

There are eight VIP tables available to reserve for each concert. You will only get the use of these tables during the concert of your choice. This includes six general admission tickets into the venue.

Follow our Facebook page @homelessheroesofamarillo for more information.

To purchase tickets, visit www.prekindle.com or Starlight Ranch Event Center - The Big Texan Steak Ranch

AMoA hosting Art After Dark event

The Amarillo Museum of Art will host an Art After Dark event from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

There will be live music by Jonathan Guidi and Touching Voodoo as well as a signature cocktail and fun freebies from Still Austin Whiskey Company.

Cotton candy will be provided by MOD Balloon Company and food by Reagan's Brick Oven.

Blank Spaces Gallery will provide a mural and selfie station and there will be a gallery hunt and hands-on art activities.

The evening will also feature a screening of "Friends of the Wild West," a short film by Meredith Childers Varlamis starring The Dance by Friends With You.

Tickets for this event are $30 and free with AMoA membership. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door.

For more information, visit www.amoa.org/artafterdark-2022

Gio and The Hired Guns return to Amarillo

Giovannie and The Hired Guns make their way back to Amarillo at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Starlight Ranch.

In the last few years, Giovannie and The Hired Guns have grown from a massively beloved local live act to an undeniable new force on the national rock scene. Formed back when frontman Giovannie Yanez was working the counter at a pawnshop, the Stephenville-based band has amassed millions of streams almost entirely through word-of-mouth, thanks in no small part to their unforgettable live show — an electrifying spectacle that invariably leaves audiences sweat-drenched and ecstatic.

With their high-octane collision of rock-and-roll and country, Giovannie and The Hired Guns are now at work on a hotly anticipated new album showcasing their hard-hitting sound, emotionally raw storytelling, and the kind of authentically gritty energy that’s sorely missing from rock music today.

General admission tickets are $15 (plus taxes and fees); and VIP tickets are $40 (plus taxes and fees).

To purchase tickets, visit prekindle.com. For more information on the concert, visit www.bigtexan.com/starlight-ranch-event-center/

McCollum brings country sound to Amarillo

Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dedicated road warrior Parker McCollum is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 11 at the Amarillo Coliseum. Patrons should use entrances #5, #7, #8 and #10.

McCollum began building a following in his native Texas with 2015s "The Limestone Kid".

Born in Conroe, the 29-year-old entrepreneurially spirited artist bridges the gap between Texas' homegrown music scene and Nashville's country-industry headquarters. His song writing earned him a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville in May 2018 and a recording deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in June 2019.

"Gold Chain Cowboy", produced by Jon Randall, expands on McCollum’s outcast drifter ethos set forth on his widely praised Hollywood Gold EP released last fall which became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020.

McCollum has been named an Artist to Watch by Billboard, HITS Magazine, Rolling Stone, CMT, Opry Next Stage, Sirius XM, RIAA and more. He was named as ACM’s Best New Male Artist.

Tickets for this concert range from $32 to $82 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seating and are available at panhandletickets.com

Asleep at the Wheel returns to Starlight Ranch

Asleep at the Wheel makes its way back to Amarillo at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Starlight Ranch.

Founded in 1970, Asleep at the Wheel has been part of the American roots music landscape for more than 50 years. Although the band got its start on a farm in Paw Paw, West Virginia, Asleep at the Wheel became a cornerstone of the Austin scene upon its arrival in 1973.

Inspired by Western swing and honky-tonk country, the band has accrued 10 Grammy Awards. In the fall, a career retrospective recorded with the current lineup — and a few special guests — will carry the band back onto the road, where they’ve remained a staple for five decades.

Tickets for this concert are $25 (plus taxes and fees) for general admission; and $60 (plus taxes and fees) for VIP.

Tickets are available for purchase at prekindle.com. For more information, visit www.bigtexan.com/starlight-ranch-event-center/

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo area entertainment briefs