YC3, ZZ Top, Greater Southwest Music Festival, Josh Abbott Among This Week’s Entertainment

YC3, ZZ Top, Greater Southwest Music Festival, Josh Abbott Among This Week's Entertainment

The YC3 conference will be held at the Amarillo Civic Center.

The Yellow City Comic Convention, or YC3, is back for the seventh year featuring comics, collectibles, games, costume contests and more. A portion of the contest proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network. YC3 will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Community Center.

Featuring 100 booths and over 80 vendors, this year's event will feature celebrities from animation to children's television, blockbuster films, hit TV shows and more. Children's activities include board games, crafts and science demonstrations from the Don Harrington Discovery Center and the Snapology Center. The children's costume competition takes place on Sunday for people aged 12 and over at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the box office. A day pass is $20 for adults and $15 for children 6-12 years old. Admission is free for children 5 years and older, active military and military personnel.

Visit YellowCityCon.com or YC3's Facebook page for more information.

ZZ Top rocks the Civic Center

ZZ Top returns to Amarillo on April 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Community Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Texas-based Little Old' Band has been around for over half a century, delivering rock, blues and dance music on tour and in the studio to millions of devoted fans. As iconic as its sound, ZZ TOP is practically synonymous with beards, hot rods, spin guitars and that magic switch that transcends geography and language.

Ticket prices for this concert range from $69 to $289 (plus taxes and fees) depending on seat and with three VIP package options. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit panhandletickets.com.

The music festival takes place from April 27th to 29th.

Presented by the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, the Big Southwest Music Festival will be held April 27-29 daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Community Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

A part of the Amarillo community for 50 years, the Great Southwest Music Festival promotes musical excellence for K-12 students in the tri-state region through competitions and performances that draw 10,000 to 12,000 visitors annually.

Students compete at the Civic Center and the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Amarillo, as well as at Amarillo College. In the wake of the pandemic, the Amarillo Symphony is honored to continue the festival tradition by engaging conductors and students in performance and networking opportunities, and receiving feedback from experienced and respected faculty and judges.

For more information, visit https://amarillosymphony.org/

AC Theater presents Sondheim's popular musical Into the Woods.

Amarillo College's revival of Stephen Sondheim's dark comedy Into the Woods will feature a collaborative cast roughly evenly divided between AC theater students, community members and A&M drama students from West Texas.

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The Farther Into the Woods is a whimsical take on stories by the Brothers Grimm such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hans and the Beanstalk and others, in which a witch asks a young couple to buy magical items in order to lift a curse from a tree. . The play was directed by Ray Newborg, Associate Professor of Theater Arts at the AC.

The show runs at 7:30 p.m. for six days, April 28-29 and May 4-6. The sixth and final performance is on Sunday morning, May 7th, at 3:00 p.m. The production takes place at the Experimental Theater on the university's Washington Street campus.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://theatreac.ludus.com/index.php. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students (college or high school), seniors and air conditioners. Additionally, groups of 10 or more are eligible for $6 when purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

JAB performs at Starlight Ranch

The Josh Abbott Band in Amarillo prepares for an open air show at 8:00 p.m. at Starlight Ranch on Friday, April 28th.

The Josh Abbott Band has been an integral part of the Texas music scene since forming in 2006 at Texas Tech University and has become an icon in the Lone Star State over the past decade with numerous hits and albums.

The band's constant presence on stage soon led to successful touring, from a Texan band to a regional act to a national team with loyal fans coast to coast.

General admission tickets to this concert are $30 (plus taxes and fees); and $65 (plus taxes and fees) for VIP seats. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit https://www.bigtexan.com/starlight-ranch-event-center/

HPPR Ambassador Tour concerts include Pampa and Amarillo.

High Plains Public Radio (HPPR) presents a series of concerts at the HPPR Lounge on the road crossing the High Plains. "By relaunching the HPPR Ambassador touring program, we welcome the greats of folk, Americana, country, jazz and jazz to the nations of our vast listening area," the website reads.

The HPPR Ambassadors Tour with Ruth Elaine Lynch and Jazz Blass includes performances in Kansas as well as Bamba on June 22 at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center at 6 p.m. and Amarillo on May 5 at the Arts in Sun Six First Fridays at 6 a.m pm.

Other upcoming shows include Goldpine on Tuesday, May 30 at Pampa at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center (6pm); Thursday, June 1 at the Panhandle at Buffalo Grass Music Hall (later); and Friday, June 2nd in Amarillo at the Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast (doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm).

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Acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta performs on Friday, September 29th in Amarillo at OT Brewing Company at 7:00 p.m., followed by Saturday, September 30th at the Panhandle's Buffalo Grass Music Hall and Thursday, October 12th at Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center in Pampas. 6:00 a.m

In addition, Everhart's Austin Park Church Concert Series has announced spring and fall concert dates. The series opened March 25 with Randy Boys. Bob Livingston will perform on April 29th, followed by Susan Gibson on May 27th, The Limeliters on June 24th, Michael Hearn on September 30th and the Panhandle Songwriters conducted by Mike Fuller in October. December 28th and Mike Blakely December 2nd. Performances are at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 2525 Wimberley Road, Amarillo.

See hppr.org for more information.

Fiddler on the Roof has arrived at the Civic Center.

Civic Amarillo and Celebrity will perform Fiddler on the Roof on Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium.

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Scheer and the cast of South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh, original take on this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jerry Book. and Sheldon Harnick.

Cast: Jonathan Hashmoney as Taffy, Mighty Ozal as Goldie, Andrew Hendrick as Lazar Wolfe, Mary Beth Weber as Yenti, Leah Platt as Zetel, Greysann Kontak as Hodel, Yarden Barr as Chava, Eliot Lazar as Motel, Austin J. Perchik, Carson . Robinett as Vedka and Jason Thomas Saffge as a police officer. The group includes Morgan Cohen, Max Deirdrian, Gabriella Green, Christopher Hager, Ansley Grace Hamilton, James Judd Johnson, Remy Leifer, Emily Latzer, Tyler McCall, Connor McGiven, Tyler Mitra, Ali Aryan Moulay, Jacob Nahor, Adolivo Emiliev and Daniel Rabinowitz . , Isabelle Rubin, Jacob Simon, Lauren Blair Smith, Lauren Steinert, Rosie Weber and Scott Willits.

The original production won 10 Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award, making it the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Be there as the sun rises in this new production of amazing moves and dances by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Howesh Schechter, based on the original production by Jerome Robbins. A brilliant cast and opulent orchestra tell a touching tale of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

Fiddler on the Roof introduces a new generation of this exciting holiday with Broadway classics "Tradition", "If I Were a Rich Man", "Sunrise and Sunset", "The Matchmaker and the Matchmaker" and "To Life".

Tickets for this show are available now, starting at $30, online at panhandlettickets.com, at (806) 378-3096 in the United department store area, and in person at the box office at the Center Complex Auditorium Civil Yellow Monday through Saturday from 18:00

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Ticket sales for "Sistine Chapel: Exhibition" at Sunset Arts

The world-famous “Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: Exhibition” will be held in Amarillo from June 9th to July 23rd. The first exhibition will be held at the newly renovated Sunset Center in Amarillo, now called Sunset Arts. This successful exhibition took place all over the world, from Shanghai to Chicago, Phoenix, Berlin, Vienna and other countries. Tickets for the exhibition went on sale April 18 and can be purchased online at artsinthesunset.org.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is a collection of the artist's famous ceiling frescoes from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, reproduced in a format that allows the viewer to see the masterpieces face to face. Featuring professional transcriptions, this groundbreaking presentation takes audiences just steps away from world-famous works like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment.

Arts in the Sunset Hotel is located at 3701 Plains Boulevard. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm with last admission at 6:00 pm. On Sunday the exhibition opens its doors from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., last admission at 6 p.m. at 16:00. facilities for the disabled. Viewing time is 60 to 90 minutes. Ticket prices range from $19 to $26.50 depending on age and time of day.

Proceeds from the exhibit will benefit the Downtown Women's Center (DWC), the Texas Panhandle Catholic Charities (CCTXP), the Amarillo Art Institute and the Amarillo Cultural District of the Texas Arts Commission.

Gatto hosts comedy shows in Amarillo

Joe Gatto, acclaimed comedian, producer and producer best known for his hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and Misery Index, will present his comedy show on June 11, 2023 at the Amarillo Community Center.

Gatto is a founding member of the Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, which has toured comedy shows for audiences around the world, including at legendary arenas like Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London.

Gatto is the co-host of the Two Cool Moms podcast and has also appeared on popular podcasts such as This Weekend with Theo Von, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune, and Life is Short with Justin Long.

Joe enjoys spending time with his two sons and their ever-growing pack of rescue dogs known as "Pops Cats".

Tickets can now be purchased online at panhandlettickets.com, by calling the Amarillo Civic Center ticket office at (806) 378-3096 or United Supermarkets.

This article originally appeared in February's Amarillo Globe News: Amarillo Entertainment for the week of April 23, 2023.

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