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Do you know where you can catch some amazing live music in Amarillo this weekend? We do!

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, live music in Amarillo almost feels like a hazy memory; but in an interesting development, Amarillo restaurants have suddenly become some the best venues to catch live musical performances. We know that – if given a choice – most people searching for restaurants in Amarillo, would prefer to dine where live music offered. And we embrace it!

We LOVE live music, and we try to offer it as often as we can. The Drunken Oyster is officially a cornerstone of Amarillo nightlife, with – hands down – the best happy hour in Amarillo and our weekly Amarillo live music schedule. We even have a dedicated “Amarillo live music venue” right inside our restaurant – it’s called the Velvet Curtain Theatre and it is home to awesome musical acts that cover Jazz, Blues, and all kinds of Rock… and every now and again even a late-night Burlesque show.

Some of our recurring musicians include:

Moon Jelly Music
Alma Duo
The City Limits
Velvet Funk Band
• Smokey Janes
Big G & The Trade Winds
Austin Brazille Trio

Our large dining room has high ceilings and is considered a safe place to grab some of the best food in Amarillo and listen to live music – and it has become more popular than ever.

“One of the truly inspiring things about living in Amarillo is seeing our creativity,” says Chef/Owner Rory Schepisi. “Live music in Amarillo took a big hit during the pandemic, but the artistic talent in this city is so resilient. Musicians took to the streets, played under tents, played in the rain… did whatever they could to make this time less horrible, and it’s been a beautiful reminder of the talent and artistry that is right in our backyard. We are so pleased and honored to be a part of the Amarillo music scene.”

Live music in Amarillo is usually offered every Friday and Saturday Nights and during Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The Drunken Oyster is also planning live entertainment on Thursday nights. Contact the restaurant for more details and to make reservations.

Live music in Amarillo not your thing? Don’t sweat it – we also offering some of the best outdoor dining in Amarillo. Be sure to check out our amazing outdoor patio!

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