AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — HOODOO Mural Festival announced in a press release that national artists will arrive this week to begin painting and producing their murals for the Hoodoo Mural Festival that will be held on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in downtown Amarillo. The festival will also include concert performances and a live art show.

“The event is open to all ages and will include live music, children’s activities, a silent disco, food trucks, and local vendors,” said officials with the festival.

The press release stated that the festival will celebrate the finished murals, which will be created as a part of a citywide urban beautification collaboration between artists and business owners.

Hoodoo detailed that this year, the project entails six large-scale murals, five contemporary murals, and 10 community murals throughout Downtown Amarillo.

“We really want to make sure that we’re able to give a platform to local artists of all different kinds,” said Lauren Hall Co-Founder of Hoodoo Mural Festival. “So not just artists who are painting on the walls that we’re getting to show what they can do and help them pair up with bigger artists as well who are doing it on a national platform.”

The festival partnered with 10 local nonprofits to create the Kid’s Village this year. Each nonprofit will provide children-friendly activities like car painting, spin art, and more. In addition, officials stated that Little Bee’s Playhouse is offering child care during the festival for a small fee, so both parents and kids can enjoy the festival.

“Little bees is doing this entire kid activity where they can come and play and be interactive with the artists,” said Hall. “Then we’ve also got a lot of vendors that are going to bring out different businesses from around town that are going to bring out activities for kids to do and for adults to do as well.”

According to the press release, people can purchase $40 general admission tickets for the one-day family-friendly celebration of music and art here. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Caliche Co., The Reserve by H. Reese Beddingfield in Amarillo, and the festival’s front gate on the event’s day.

The festival will incorporate two concert stages for attendees to enjoy and showcase national and local musical acts.

“The artists and musicians for this year’s festival are top-tier talent – each act brings their own spin of creativity and style that is unlike anything Amarillo has seen before,” Will Krause, Producer of HOODOO Mural Festival, said. “From modern country to dance music, there is something for everyone to enjoy and discover. Amarillo has always had a great art and music scene – this festival celebrates and builds on that foundation.”

Amber Morgan is a local muralist who has participated in the festival since it began.

“It just makes me so happy to come downtown or even just go around all parts of town and just see like the beautiful murals that have been going up,” said Morgan. “Like it just makes me so happy to see Amarillo just becoming almost like an artist hub.”

Typically, Morgan’s art is inspired by color and because this is her first year completing a full mural piece, she is focused on simplicity.

“For this specific project, I just wanted kind of more simplicity because I was like, I don’t want to get in over my head, because I’ve never done anything this huge before,” explained Morgan. “So, I kind of wanted to keep it just kind of color blocking a lot of sort of line work.”

For Morgan one of the best parts of the festival is collaborating with other artist.

“I thrive on sort of being able to meet other artists and it’s inspiring,” said Morgan. “It like inspires me and my future projects that I do. It’s just exciting to meet other artists that can sort of give you input.”

Full Music Lineup:

  • LP Giobbi
  • Kaelin Ellis
  • Giacomo Turra
  • Cody Jasper
  • DJ Cassandra
  • Chill Son
  • Dude-Man
  • DJ Roro
  • Eddie Esler
  • Ebbie Rachelle
  • Tia Marie
  • Jake Vernon
  • Bomb City Sound
  • DJ Frenzy
  • DJ Gemini
  • DJ Lowp
  • MixMasterMark
  • Pink Rhinos
  • Rupert The Duke
  • Sleepyboi

Full Muralist Lineup:

  • Trav & Emjay
  • Alli Koch
  • Jeremy Biggers
  • Jeks
  • Ariel Parrow
  • Sean Hamilton
  • Jon Revett
  • Malcolm Byers
  • Dan Black
  • Blank Spaces Murals
  • Carlos Barboza
  • Britt Johnson
  • Feebee
  • Matt Tumlinson

Food Trucks:

  • Antojo’s Ice Cream Shop
  • Cocina On The Go
  • Dillo’s Burger Bus
  • Hood Eats
  • Martha’s Minis
  • Pizzaria Nomad
  • Taqueria MTZ


  • Anxious Apparel
  • Avant Garden
  • August Moon
  • Blind Bird Designs
  • BrittXBeks
  • Bud and Blooms
  • Caliche
  • Cannafusion Juice
  • D Coolest Henna
  • Drink Pouch Party
  • Expensive Habits
  • Flecks of Love
  • Free Cheese
  • Hollow Dot
  • M Street Studio
  • M.O.R
  • Sweet
  • The Slow Strange
  • TNR Tie Dye
  • Music Box

Nonprofit partners:

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens
  • Amarillo Museum of Art
  • Amarillo Parks & Rec
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center
  • Little Bee’s Playhouse
  • Outdoor Amarillo
  • Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance
  • Visit Amarillo
  • Wild Cat Bluff Nature Center
  • WTAMU Art Club

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