High Noon on the Square celebrates 25th season; kickoff tomorrow

High Noon on the Square

Center City of Amarillo will soon kick off its 25th season of High Noon on the Square, a free weekly entertainment series on the historic Potter County Courthouse lawn.

This year’s free concert series kicks off at noon Wednesday, June 5, with hamburgers from The Coors Cowboy Club and a performance from Ed Montana.

“High Noon is a great way for people to experience a great outdoor concert with the background of historic Amarillo. This is one way Center City meets its mission of bringing people downtown. We are proud that High Noon is a 25-year tradition in downtown,” said Beth Duke, Center City executive director.

This year, the schedule includes the first Wednesday in August. No High Noon event is planned for Wednesday, July 3, due to other holiday activities.

At “High Noon,” the music is free, and lunch is available for $8.

“We have so many partners who make High Noon a success. Potter County allows us to use the beautiful courthouse lawn. The musicians donate their time. Local caterers work with us on the menu price. This year, several businesses have agreed to sponsor a High Noon event,” Duke said.

All proceeds will benefit Center City of Amarillo. Center City Board Member Shelly Kearns is the volunteer chairman for High Noon.

“The performers and the menu change every week. From country to jazz, we have something for everyone. The musicians and performers volunteer their time for the free entertainment,” said Duke. “This is one more way we can bring people to Center City so they can see all the great things that are happening.”

To help with parking, Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner is giving permission for guests to use the Potter County administrative parking lot on Fillmore Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues starting at 11 a.m..

“This parking lot will allow many guests to park for free when they come to High Noon,” Duke said.

The schedule for High Noon on the Square for 2019 is:

  • Wednesday, June 5 – Music from Ed Montana. Hamburgers by Coors Cowboy Club Cook Team, sponsored by Coors Cowboy Club & Rodeo.
  • Wednesday, June 12 – Entertainment by the performers of “Texas.” Barbecue from Dickey’s Barbecue. Sponsored by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council.
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Yellow City Musical, “Matilda.” Turkey jalapeno sandwiches from Crush, sponsored by Brown & Fortunato.
  • Wednesday, June 26 – Music by the Esquire Jazz Band. Chicken-fried steak sandwiches from Youngblood’s Café. Sponsored by Xcel Energy.
  • Wednesday, July 10 – Music by the DustJackets. Chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, sponsored by Golden Spread Electric Cooperative.
  • Wednesday, July 17 – Music by Andy Chase. Sausage wraps from the American Quarter Horse Association Cook Team, sponsored by AQHA.
  • Wednesday, July 24 – Entertainment by the Lone Star Ballet. Chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A. Sponsored by The Shops at Wolflin Square.
  • Wednesday, July 31 – Music by Buster Bledsoe. Hamburgers by Bubba’s 33. Sponsored by Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 –Music by “Insufficient Funds.” Fajitas from Joe Taco. Sponsored by the Underwood Law Firm.

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