Living Room Concerts

UPCOMING LIVING ROOM CONCERTS

HPPR's Living Room Concert series provides an intimate, live-music experience for both our listeners and our featured performers. Hosted by the station as a community service, admission is a $15 suggested donation, which goes directly to the artist(s) being showcased.

By providing this creative space, HPPR’s Living Room Concerts:

-- support independent regional artists and touring musicians passing through the High Plains. These shows help put our region "on the map" for great live performances.

-- ensure an affordable, accessible, smoke-free performance without distractions, allowing the artists to give their best performance for an appreciative, respectful audience.

-- provide our listeners with music they are not hearing anywhere else in our region

-- encourage like-minded music lovers to build relationships, with station partners, artists, and one another.

-- increase community exposure to the arts. Our concerts cover a wide variety of acts – from veteran musical masters to emerging artists. Without our series, many of these performers would have a hard time finding an outlet for exposure in our region.  

Our success is measured by our many loyal attendees and the variety of artists who enjoy returning for shows year after year. We host up to 20 shows annually at venues in Amarillo, TX and Garden City, KS -- but we're looking to expand to other cities in our listener region!

If you'd like more information on HPPR’s Living Room Concerts, or if you'd like to volunteer or host a show, please contact Music Director Jenny Inzerillo at 806-367-9088 or events@hppr.org.

HPPR thanks our sponsors for these concerts: Chamber Music Amarillo, Chalice Abbey, & Evocation Coffee. THANK YOU for supporting live music and songwriters on the High Plains!

 

  

Hey, Garden City! This just in : catch Kansas folksinger Sky Smeed LIVE in concert on THURSDAY, Nov. 14th at Garden City Community College’s Beth Tedrow Student Center Portico at 7:30 PM. It’s free and open to the public, so come on by. (Donations are accepted, though!)

HPPR is thrilled to present the hometown release of 7th full-length album from Texas singer-songwriter, Susan Gibson. Catch her LIVE in concert in celebration of her new CD, The Hard Stuff. Don't miss your hometown, High Plains hero, SUSAN GIBSON. Please RSVP here….and please bring friends! We'll have a blast.

SUSAN GIBSON – Album Release Party!

SATURDAY, November 16th

Live in Amarillo @ The Rockin' OT

(3100 SW 6th Ave.)

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came out to Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast for Curtis McMurtry & Diana Burgess, live at HPPR's Living Room Concert Series. Seriously, folks. YOU ARE HIGH PLAINS HEROES for braving the snow to support these wonderful artists. (Texas, tried and true!) If you missed it, here's their on-air set from High Plains Morning, which they stopped in for just before hitting the road to New Mexico.

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, come to the church of FOLK MUSIC with your friends at HPPR as we present The Brother Brothers, LIVE IN CONCERT! This show will benefit HPPR's live music programming during out October Membership Campaign. 

Missed the show? Hear their LIVE, IN-STUDIO performance on High Plains Morning, recorded after their show! 

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The Brother Brothers—LIVE IN AMARILLO

Folks, we have a fantastic ol' timey jazz-folk duo for you. Their sound evokes a bygone era, so if you love tunes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, as well as gypsy jazz and swing music, you'll dig the Paper Moon Shiners. They'll bust out some mouth trumpet, kazoo, enchanting vocals, and a lot of fancy pickin'. Mark your calendars, and we'll see you there!

HPPR is thrilled to welcome The Singer & The Songwriter to the High Plains during our next HPPR Music Ambassador Tour. In October 2019, they'll hit towns across our region to perform live for our fabulous listeners and members. Mark your calendars, and SPREAD THE WORD. These two are fantastic in concert, and you'll be delighted  to share an evening of LIVE MUSIC with your friends and family. Find out more about Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran, also known as The Singer and the Songwriter. Thank you for supporting independent artists as they tour our region! 

Also, you can hear an interview with these two from High Plains Morning on the link below: 


High Plains Public Radio & the Amarillo Art Institute present the 4th Annual Chase the Sunset: Art & Music in Palo Duro Canyon!

On Saturday, August 10th, HPPR & AAI invite kids of the High Plains to CHASE THE SUNSET with a celebration of art, music, & nature to bid the summer a final farewell.

Garden City! Don't miss this summertime HPPR Living Room Concert featuring Minnesota folky-tonk duo, Pushing Chain! This will be a foot-stomping fun show, with a little bit of country, some bluegrass, ballads, Americana, roots, folk, and gospel—so bring your friends for this LIVE MUSIC CELEBRATION!

Pushing Chain — LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

HPPR Studios—Garden City (210 N. 7th St.)

Show at 7:00p CT

Suggested Donation: $15

 

HPPR is thrilled to present the International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year, ORDINARY ELEPHANT, LIVE in Amarillo through HPPR's Living Room Concert Series. If you tune in to High Plains Morning, you know how phenomenal Pete & Crystal's songwriting, harmonies, and meloies are. If not, check it out! This show is going to kick off Summer, so please SPREAD THE WORD!

Oh, come on. Like I need to tell y'all about SUSAN GIBSON! Just mark your calendars, because this show will be a blast. (It was originally going to be her "CD Release Party," but there's been a delay...so we're billing it as her "CD Retention Party!") BYO, tell your pals, and let's celebrate LIVE MUSIC on the High Plains with Amarillo's sweetheart of the stage: Susan Gibson!

 

Susan Gibson - LIVE IN AMARILLO

Saturday, May 25th

Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space

(3306 SW 6th Ave.)

Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, celebrated road warriors & folkmasters hailing from North Carolina, return to the High Plains for TWO SHOWS (in Amarillo & Garden City) the first weekend in May. Nikki & Jason's live set is incredible. These two have it all: expertly crafted melodies and lyrics, cloud-crushing vocals and harmonies, and excellent guitar and banjo pickin'. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE, and come out to support LIVE MUSIC on the High Plains. 

COLLECTORS! MUSIC LOVERS! VINYL HOARDERS! AGING HIPSTERS! LISTEN UP! Across the US, vinyl enthusiasts celebrate RECORD STORE DAY™ in April. We're doing our event a week later than the national holiday, so we'll have to have TWICE THE FUN! This year, join HPPR for our 2nd Annual POP-UP VINYL SWAP! It's at The Rocking OT (3100 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo) on Saturday, April 20th from 12:00p to 3:00p.

Garden City Community College, in partnership with HPPR and the Tumbleweed Festival, are proud to present MARTIN GILMORE at the first-ever HPPR Living Room Concert on the GCCC campus on Thursday, March 21 in the Beth Tedrow Student Center Portico on campus at Garden City Community College  at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation is $15. 

HPPR Music Ambassador Tour presents: Adler & Hearne | The Song Farmers

From the East Texas piney woods and with a heart for the High Plains,  Adler & Hearne (AKA The Song Farmers) bring their signature blend of original Folk, Jazz, Blues and Gospel to this Spring’s HPPR Music Ambassador Tour with two weeks’ worth of performances in the HPPR listening area.

HPPR's Living Room Concert Series still cannot quite believe we get to hear this band TWICE on the High Plains in March. Don't miss ANNIE OAKLEY, an enchanting folk trio from Oklahoma City. You will adore their sound, so please SPREAD THE WORD! These shows will be spectacular!

HPPR listeners, thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC on the High Plains!

HPPR's Living Room Concert Series continues with our first shows of 2019! Don't miss the sweet harmonies and inspirational soul of Kansas-based Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light), live in Garden City. Then, kicking off the series in Amarillo, catch The Division Men, a Texas-bred, husband-and-wife duo bringing "acoustic desert noir" to the High Plains. Read more below!

 THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC ON THE HIGH PLAINS! 

Don't miss the Incendiary Kid, Dana Cooper, LIVE IN AMARILLO. This High Plains favorite is back in the USA after a couple of months in Canada and Ireland, and HPPR's Living Room Concert Series is thrilled to have him back in our region for a fabulous night of folk music and storytelling. 

By popular request, we have wrangled THE RIFTERS from their NM home. They'll be LIVE in Amarillo at our next HPPR Living Room Concert. You'll adore their Southwestern folk-Americana from the Rio Grande watershed, so MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

High Plains, we are THRILLED to welcome brilliant folk singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid to HPPR's Living Room Concert Series as she's touring across the globe with her fifth album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous.

Sarah McQuaid - Live in Amarillo!

Friday, September 28th 
Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley)
Doors @ 7p ~ Show @ 7:30p
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

HPPR Living Room Concerts presents TWO INCREDIBLE ARTISTS in the month of September in Garden City, KS. So mark your calendars, tell your friends, and reserve your seat TODAY! 

Both shows will be at:

HPPR Studios—Garden City

210 N. 7th Street, Garden City, KS
Show @ 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

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First up!

Jonathan Baker

On Sunday night, a group of music lovers gathered in the backyard of a house on Teckla Street in Amarillo, to hear the songs of a Panhandle musician who has gained a national reputation in recent years.

Ryan Culwell’s new record, The Last American, dropped this week, and The Washington Post promptly declared that the album “captures an American moment’s essence.”

Giulia Millanta is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Austin, TX, who sings in four languages. Her unique style is an Americana Rock cocktail with a European twist. She is feisty, humorous, raw, yet introspective and evocative—and HPPR Living Room Concerts is pleased to announce she'll be playing for fans on the High Plains!

Giulia Millanta— LIVE IN AMARILLO

Saturday, September 8th

Don't miss the folk-rock duo, Heart Society, LIVE IN CONCERT at HPPR Studios in Garden City! They’re sure to light up the stage, so don’t miss this exciting show!

Heart Society — LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

Friday, August 17th
HPPR Studios - Garden City (210 N. 7th)
Show @ 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 
***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

Thanks so much to  Rex Flottman, the Media Director of the Walnut Valley Association, for chatting with High Plains Morning about the forthcoming 47th Annual Walnut Valley Festival taking place September 12 – 16 in Winfield, KS. Music lovers and artists are planning their annual pilgrimage, and Y’ALL ARE INVITED!

Don't miss the Incendiary Kid, Dana Cooper, LIVE IN CONCERT at HPPR Studios in Garden City! This High Plains favorite is back in the USA after a couple of months in Canada and Ireland, and HPPR's Living Room Concert Series is thrilled to have him back in our region for a fabulous night of folk music and storytelling. 

Dana Cooper — LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

High Plains Public Radio & the Amarillo Art Institute present the 3rd Annual Chase the Sunset: Art & Music in Palo Duro Canyon!

On Saturday, August 11th, HPPR & AAI invite kids of the High Plains to CHASE THE SUNSET with a celebration of art, music, & nature to bid the summer a final farewell.

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! 

Don't miss this HPPR Living Room Concert from traveling Southwest singer-songwriters, BITTERSWEET HIGHWAY. This is their first show for our audience, so let's show them some love!

Bob is back, folks! This High Plains singer-songwriter has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life, even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful music legends in Texas. Bob Livingston's new album, Up the Flatland Stairs, has him traveling across the US -- and HPPR Living Room Concerts is pleased to announce he'll be playing for fans on the High Plains!

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