About the Foundation

June 2 - August 19, 2017 • Tuesday - Sunday • 8:30PM

The characters

…and we do mean characters

How to get here

The Amphitheatre is just a short 25 mile drive from Amarillo and a 15 mile drive from Canyon.


From Amarillo, take I-27 south to exit #110 (US 87). Continue south for 3 miles to Canyon. Turn left (east) on 4th Avenue (TX 217) and drive 15 minutes to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.


From Canyon, take 4th Avenue (TX 217) and drive 15 minutes to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.


From Lubbock, take I-27 north to Canyon. Turn right (east) on 4th Avenue (TX 217) and drive 15 minutes to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.


Palo Duro Canyon State Park

11450 Park Road 5

Canyon, TX 79015

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

show and a meal!

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Meal, drink & dessert - $16 Adults, $9 Kids

BUY TICKETS below you'll find seating and ticket pricing. We also have packages and group rates. You can click HERE for more information and to book online,…or feel free to call us and we can help you. That's how we are at TEXAS, friendly!

June - Mid-August • Tuesday - Sunday

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Set in Palo Duro Canyon State Park,…the second largest canyon in the USA.

We invite you all to come to TEXAS!

A LONE HORSEMAN, carrying the flag of the great state of Texas appears atop a 600 foot cliff, signaling the beginning of the most spectacular outdoor musical drama in the world. With a moving swell of the music, the horseman gallops away. Suddenly, a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers takes the stage to kick off the show that millions of fans from all around the world have come to see. Only a state as big as Texas could host a show as big as TEXAS!


THE BEAUTIFUL PIONEER AMPHITHEATRE, carved out of and nestled into a natural basin in the majestic Palo Duro Canyon-the nation’s second largest canyon-comes alive once again this summer with the 50th Anniversary Season of the Official Play of the State of Texas.


IN THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOW, set against an authentic tapestry of history, the show’s fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800's. Song and dance abound-and a generous helping of good ol’ Texas humor too-with spellbinding lighting, special fire and water effects, including the Dancing Waters of TEXAS! And nightly fireworks highlight the Grand Finale (weather conditions permitting).




contact us

If you wish, you can contact us via our e-mail:


or contact us ...

1514 5th Avenue, Canyon, Texas 79015


Tickets are also available by phone at

(806) 655-2181or drop by the TEXAS Office in Canyon on the Square at

1514 5th Ave.


Office Hours

(Off Season) September thru May

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

June thru August

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Box Office in Palo Duro Canyon

at the Pioneer Amphitheatre

opens at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday



Kris Miller, Executive Director

Ellie Timmons, Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper

Betty Propst, Director Of Development

Jenessa Hauschildt, Box Office Manager

Justine George, Office Assistant/Buyer

Lindsey Miller, Sales/Marketing

Dave Yirak, Artistic Director

Crystal Bertrand, Choreographer

Cloyce Kuhnert, Music Director

Blaine Bertrand, Production Manager

Nune Perez, Front of House Manager

Vanessa McKay, Group Sales

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