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. Plenty of Eugene music lovers have stories of the time they saw an unexpected band play a cozy venue in town and were able to get much closer to the music than they would anywhere else. 

Make memories this year with this highlight list of the top concerts not to miss this summer in Eugene. Be sure to check venue websites for a full list of amazing shows.

Arranged by date.

The Backseat Lovers

The Backseat Lovers are an indie rock band from Utah. Be prepared to fall in love with these guys at the McDonald Theatre because they have fun on stage and create an energy that captivates the audience. McDonald Theatre has two levels to watch from plus a bar and outdoor space where you can watch the show on screens while you hydrate. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022. Show starts at 8 p.m.



Rebelution is a staple at Cuthbert Amphitheater. If you like Cali reggae, it might be one of the shows you look forward to each summer because the vibes are so good. That's why they are calling it the Good Vibes Summer Tour. This year they are playing with DENM and reggae legends Steel Pulse

Saturday, August 7, 2022. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.




OhGeesy is a Mexican-American rapper from the West Coast. He is playing the WOW Hall with DJ Vision and Young Hawaii Slim. So many great shows have come through this small but beloved venue where artists often mingle with the crowd. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Show starts at 8 p.m.


Sir Mix-a-lot

The Sessions Music Hall in Eugene is bringing back the 90s with a Sir Mix-a-lot show. His song Back Got Back was a #1 hit on the Billboard 100 in 1992 and I know you probably remember most of the words to that one but you will probably recognize some of his other songs too. Sessions Music Hall is an intimate venue in downtown Eugene so if a good selfie with the artist is what you are looking for, this is a perfect show for you. 

Thursday, September 1st, 2022. Show starts at 8 p.m.


Flogging Molly with The Interrupters

Flogging Molly is a super energetic Irish-American punk band. For this show they are supported by female-led ska-punk band The Interrupters, psychobilly band Tiger Army and Brit reggae punk band The Skints. All of this dynamism in one beautiful outdoor venue, The Cuthbert, is sure to be a highlight of your summer. 

Friday, September 16, 2022. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.


Lake Street Dive

As the summer comes to a close and the cooler weather returns, Lake Street Dive will play a mellow set at Cuthbert to patrons in flannel with warm beverages in hand. Their sound is a blend of so many genres which makes them a band most everyone can agree on. 

Saturday, October 8, 2022. Show starts at 7 p.m.