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2019 Eugene Summer Concert Guide

Published: May 17, 2019


Eugene may be a small city compared to Portland but it holds its own in the live music scene. Some of Oregon's favorite music venues are in Eugene and those concert halls host some pretty big headliners. 

Check out this hot list of the top shows not to miss this summer in Eugene. There is something for every head-bobber, toe-tapper and hip-swinger to love this year. 

Neil Young

Neil Young began making folk rock music in the 1960s and has continued innovating in each decade after. This earned him the title of "godfather of grunge" as well as induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of FameMatthew Knight Arena is one of only two Oregon shows for Young. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.


Dance it out with Canadian duo Chromeo at the McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Their live performance is sure to get you moving to their funky electro-pop tunes. 

Monday, June 10, 2019. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Michael Franti & Ziggy Marley

Michael Franti, known for hits like The Sound of Sunshine, will be co-headlining with Ziggy Marley at the beautiful Cuthbert Amphitheatre this summer. Both are big names in reggae. Ziggy is son of legend Bob Marley and his songs have brought positive songs about rebellion to a new generation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.


This California-based reggae band is bringing their Good Vibes Summer Tour back to Eugene's Cuthbert Amphitheatre with Collie Buddz and Durand Jones & The Indications. Expect to dance the night away with this lively band and a crowd of loyal fans. 

Friday, June 28, 2019. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Garth Brooks

Catch the number one selling solo artists in America's history at his only Oregon show. Tickets to the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Autzen Stadium sold out within 2 hours. Check resellers to avoid missing this epic performance of some of country music's finest hits. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019. Show starts at 7 p.m.



Catch this hip-hop supergroup live at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre. Beast Coast is made of the Flatbush Zombies, Pro Era (including Joey Bada$$) and the Underachievers. The Escape from New York Tour celebrates the release of the groups first collaborative album. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019. Show starts at 5:30 p.m.

George Clinton

The godfather of funk will be playing an energetic show at Cuthbert Amphitheatre with Parliament FunkadelicDumpstaphunk and Fishbone. This is the Final Farewell Tour and should not be missed. 

Sunday, August 11, 2019. Show starts at 6 p.m.

Social Distortion & Flogging Molly

As if these two iconic punk groups weren't enough, a ticket to the show at Cuthbert Amphitheatre includes The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes. This performance offers Cali-rockabilly and celtic-punk that is sure to get you moving. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019. Show starts at 5 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident

Fans of The String Cheese Incident can't get enough of their live performances. Lucky for them, S.C.I. loves to tour. They are playing three nights at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre to quench their thirsty Oregon fan-base's need for bluegrass goodness. 

Friday - Sunday, September 27 - 29, 2019. Show times vary.

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.