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Eugene's Top Large Concert Venues

Published: September 26, 2019
Eugenians love live music. The many concert venues of Eugene bring in performances from all genres. Each venue has qualities that make it special and make your dream show even more memorable. Here is a list of Eugene's top concert halls frequently booking headliners from across the country. 
Rebelution at Cuthbert by Melanie Griffin
Rebelution at Cuthbert Amphitheater by Melanie Griffin


Eugene's only outdoor concert venue! The Cuthbert Amphitheater allows music enthusiasts to enjoy the summer air while listening to their favorite band. This large venue holds 5,000 excited fans and brings in acts from every genre. The Cuthbert Amphitheater also hosts a variety of food carts as well as beer, wine and mixed drinks on-site. 

Foo Fighters at Matt Knight by Colin Morton
Foo Fighters at Matthew Knight Arena by Colin Morton


With a capacity for 12,000, Matthew Knight Arena is the largest indoor space in Eugene. Located at the edge of the University of Oregon campus, the arena was built with sports in mind. However, this LEED Gold Certified arena transforms to host a variety of entertainers touring the Pacific Northwest. 

Iration at McDonald Theater by Melanie Griffin
Iration at McDonald Theater by Melanie Griffin


This historic theater, built in 1925, has a different feel than the other concert halls in Eugene. The McDonald Theater stage has arches and pillars that give it that classic look. There is a full bar in a side room and a second bar in the seated balcony over the dance hall. Many of Eugene's larger performances take place here.

Through The Roots at Hifi Music Hall by Melanie Griffin
Through The Roots at Sessions Music Hall by Melanie Griffin

Sessions Music Hall

Sessions Music Hall (previously Hi-Fi Music Hall) is home to two different stages. If you are looking to enjoy a free show, Funk Jam Wednesdays and Soul Tribe Sundays provide dancing and entertainment at no cost. Located in the heart of downtown Eugene, Sessions is a great place to end up on any night of the week.  

ODC at WOW Hall by Melanie Griffin
One Dollar Check at WOW Hall by Melanie Griffin


This venue is well-loved performance destination for visiting bands. One popular feature is the underground bar with flat-screen televisions for watching the show while you are away from the stage. Events at the W.O.W. Hall feel intimate and special because the stage is elevated but not set back from the dance floor. 

Zuhg at Wildcraft by Melanie Griffin
Freedom Thought Fest at Wildcraft Cider Works by Melanie Griffin


Wildcraft Cider Works is Eugene's first cidery and newest concert venue. With 13 cider taps and a variety of local beers and wines, there is something to quench any thirst. There is a constant rotation of musicians coming through this spot. Bands play upstairs where music pours over the balcony so it can be enjoyed from anywhere in the building. Catch reggae night every Wednesday. On Sundays, acoustic sets happen on the main level. 

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist 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.