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!

 

  

 

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!

To quote The Boss, "You can't start a fire without a spark." So High Plains Public Radio wants to thank model humans Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston for burning their end-of-tour flame on the Texas Panhandle.

Little Mazarn told us they were coming thorough Amarillo, and we had to make sure they'd pause and play us a few tunes. This Austin-based multi-instrumentalist Lindsey Verrill, accompanied by virtuosic sonic wails from Jeff Johnston on saw, blew our minds at South by Southwest 2018.

“Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk.” —Austin Chronicle

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Don't miss our latest Texas-based singer-songwriter featured as part of the HPPR Living Room Concert Series: Christy Hays!She's a gifted singer-songwriter from Illinois, based in Austin, TX, but regularly pulled into Montana and the Pacific Northwest. Her voice and songwriting will be a real treat for HPPR listeners.

 

Christy Hays - LIVE IN CONCERT

COLLECTORS! MUSIC LOVERS! VINYL HOARDERS! AGING HIPSTERS! LISTEN UP! Across the US, vinyl enthusiasts celebrate RECORD STORE DAY on April 21st. This year, join High Plains Public Radio for our first-ever POP-UP VINYL SWAP at HPPR Studios—Amarillo (104 SW 6th Ave, Basement).

Let's keep the folk music going in 2018!

Our next show features two gifted singer-songwriters, together and live in concert. Caroline Cotter is a globetrotting polymath yogi from Rhode Island. Michael Howard is a grown-up punk rocker from Anchorage, Alaska. In other words, there's no way this show isn't going to be a BLAST.

GARDEN CITY! 

Don't miss Colorado-based folksinger RUPERT WATES, live in concert for the first time at our HPPR Living Room Concert Series! 

High Plains, meet Korby Lenker.

If you listen to High Plains Morning, you've probably heard his music. If you follow what's new in US folk/Americana, you definitely know him. But if not, HPPR is happy to introduce y'all at our first 2018 Living Room Concerts! 

Live in Concert: TWO SHOWS! 

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Live in Amarillo - Friday, February 9th 

The Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley)
Doors @ 7p ~ Show @ 7:30p

For the AMARILLO show, RSVP online here or call 806.367.9088 to save a seat! 

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Live in Garden City—Saturday, February 10th 

HPPR Studios (210 N. 7th St.)
Show @ 7p

For the GARDEN CITY show, RSVP online here or call 806.367.9088 to save a seat!

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Both shows are community concerts! 

Please RSVP now -- as they are expected to sell out! (Trust us. This guy's GREAT.) 

Suggested Donation: $15 --- ***Make life easy & please bring cash!***

Find out more about Korby's music on his website!

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