COVID-19 was hard on a lot of industries, but for an industry sector that relies on large crowds gathering in tight quarters, it was especially hard. Virtual performances provided some ability for arts organizations to engage audiences, but the energy just wasn't the same.

The energy is back! Regional performance venues are filling our performing arts event calendar with a slate of shows that offers something for everyone. When we say everyone, we mean everyone. 

Coming on the heels of the Symphony's C3 Community - Bolero performance, featuring a video of musicians playing their instruments in locations throughout the community, our summer performance season is off to an incredible start. If you missed Bolero live, you have the opportunity to view the video for a short time. This weekend's June 4 Eugene Symphony performance of PREFONTAINE features original music by Oregon’s best-known composer, David Schiff. As described by the organizers, "this stirring multi-media project will be enhanced with imagery projected on a screen above the stage and punctuated with spoken accounts of Steve’s life performed by Oregon Contemporary Theatre actors."  

Bob Dylan, Oregon Festival of American Music, Bach Festival, Three Dog Night, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Foreigner, Charlie Porter, Nelly, Ballet on the Green, and the list of opportunities goes on and on. 

Whether it's the Shedd Institute for the Arts, Hult Center, WOW Hall, Jazz Station, Very Little Theater, Cottage Theatre, Cuthbert Amphitheater, Oregon Country Fair, Lane County Fair, Matthew Knight Arena, Florence Events Center, Wildish Theater, a local vineyard or concerts in the parks, there truly is something for everyone happening in the months ahead. 

Enjoy a summer of music, acting and dance while supporting our arts organizations and the talented artists who put their heart and soul into their performances.