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Influenced by the Palo Duro Canyon, the rippled roof and stratified red sandstone facade of the Globe News Center for the Performing Arts is among the prominent landmarks of Downtown Amarillo. Spread across three floors, the center features a 1300-seat theater known as the Carol Bush Emeny Performance Hall. It is named after a renowned Texan philanthropist. Home to the Lone Star Ballet, Amarillo Opera and Amarillo Symphony along with other cultural organizations, it is one of the best places in town for performing arts.
The Amarillo Civic Center is ideally located in downtown and is easily accessible and in close proximity to plenty of hotels. A perfect place for conventions and business meets, the venue is also used for concerts, banquets, dances, trade shows and is the home field for the Amarillo Venom arena football team. This state-of-the-art center has the capacity to seat more than 5,000 people, and the numerous conventions and meetings held each year attract thousands. The center is also host to several sports events and competitions. This versatile venue is well equipped and designed to graciously host and meet the needs of any event that might be held here.
This premier pool hall is where the denizens of Amarillo come to socialize and have a good time. Fast Eddie's Billiards is offers patrons 25 pool tables to choose from, flat screen televisions lining the walls, foosball tables and other games. The bar features a bevy of pub grub options to nosh on in between sips of draft beer. Daily drink specials and ongoing weekly events mean there's never a dull moment.
This locally owned music venue brings some great acts to Amarillo. Leftwoods makes for a fun evening out with fairly priced drinks, a spacious venue and friendly staff. A disco ball and Christmas lights strung from the ceiling add to the playful and fun ambiance of the place, while the stiff drinks will put a pep in your step without breaking the bank. Events take place throughout the month so be sure to pop in and see what this place is all about.
Come try one of the most famous burgers in Texas, if not the Western Hemisphere, at the Golden Light Café. The relaxed atmosphere of the Golden Light Café is tinged with a hint of sentimentality thanks to road signs, posters and bumper stickers hanging on the walls. Live bands play to warm crowds of locals and visitors alike. The food and drinks are refreshingly affordable when considering the high quality and customer demand.
Pioneer Amphitheatre, located in Palo Duro Canyon, is a dedicated address for performing arts. Its weekly program includes concerts, musicals and drama productions that are a big draw among locals and visitors alike. It showcases performances by the Texas Musical Drama, and can also be rented out for private functions like wedding receptions and galas. Get here before the show for a delicious dinner of steak, bread and scrumptious sides.