When it comes to live music, one of the most important components is the venue. What’s the atmosphere like? How’s the food? What can I expect from the crowd? Nothing makes or breaks a show like a good (or bad) locale. That’s why we compiled a few of our favorite concert places in Eugene, Oregon.

McDonald’s Theatre

This historic theatre proves the point that old does not equal boring. With a variety of events from local garage bands to national tours, this theatre can fit the bill for any music lover. With a lounge sporting a full bar and a balcony with special drinks, there’s not a bad seat in the house at McDonald’s Theatre.

Wow Hall

This arts venue hosts a slew of performances and events including Battle of the Bands and summer workshops for kids. Named after the Woodmen of the World organization, this mainstay of Eugene nonprofits strives to offer accessible arts to the community.

Hult Center for Performing Arts

This architectural dream is more than just a great addition to the Eugene skyline – Hult hosts visual and performing arts for all tastes. Founded with the goal to host local and national art events, the Hult Center has garnered a reputation for itself with shows like The Ballet Academy’s The Enchanted Garden and The Oregon Bach Festival’s Beethoven’s Wig.

The Cuthbert Amphitheater

This venue stays true to Oregon’s punk rock roots with shows from Alice Cooper, Modest Mouse and even shows by Travis Scott. Experience the outdoors of Oregon in the Alton Baker Park with a show at the Cuthbert Amphitheater.

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