For a city the size of Eugene, we sure seem to enjoy a generous helping of live music every year!
A host of great bands and artists have already graced our local stages in 2023.
In May, superb roots artist Sunny War played The Hult Center. Her unique acoustic finger style technique draws from Delta Blues, and she’s highly praised by music critics.
Her musicianship kept The Hult Center crowd enthralled. Following the show, happy fans purchased vinyl copies of her new “Anarchist Gospel” release.
In early July, an abundance of top notch musicians performed at the Oregon Country Fair. Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters played Blue Moon Stage. The Shook Twins performed an ace setlist at Main Stage; an atmospheric summer sunset made it all the more glorious.
Also in July, acoustic guitarist and two-time Grammy Award nominee Leo Kottke played Eugene’s Shedd Institute. The Shedd is known for hosting some excellent concert series with a focus on American music.
Kottke’s ace fingerpicking style draws from blues, jazz and folk. His talent, easygoing personality and dry humor make his shows a delight.
The Cuthbert: Nonstop summer fun
For nonstop summer fun, Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater has been the place to be.
Popular pop-rock band Train performed there in July. The 2-time Grammy winners delighted fans, including hit singles like “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet Virginia” in their setlist.
Cake also played The Cuthbert on a picture perfect summer evening in July. They charmed the crowd, both with their setlist and lead singer John McCrea’s humor.
What shows are coming up?
Reggae-rockers Rebelution are bringing their Good Vibes Summer tour to The Cuthbert August 25, and genre-hopping Pink Martini perform there the next night.
Highly acclaimed American rockers The GooGoo Dolls are playing The Cuthbert Sept 12. It’s sure to be a great show!
At the McDonald Theater this fall, watch for the Celebrating David Bowie show October 12.
But wait, there’s more! Extraordinary singer, songwriter and guitarist Keller Williams graces the stage at The Wow Hall that very same night.
A little further out of town, The Revivalists and Band of Horses are set to take the stage Sept 2 at the Edgefield in Troutdale. Modest Mouse performs there Sept 13.
These local music highlights are definitely not all-inclusive, so be sure and check the website(s) of your local venues for more local live music prospects.
That’s a wrap!
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