In April, we sent out a survey asking for Lane County residents to nominate their top picks in 12 different categories. We wanted to showcase local businesses, who have felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and who could use a little extra love right now. We asked survey takers to write in a first and second place pick, which we scored accordingly. As a result, we bring you Lane County’s Top Picks for Entertainment Venues!
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The Cuthbert Amphitheater
The Cuthbert Amphitheater is the perfect summer venue. This outdoor theater, with its shining coppery half-dome on the edge of the Willamette River is surrounded by greenery and allows attendees to either sit and enjoy the performances from the grass on a picnic blanket or in formal seating up front. Biking to the venue is encouraged and part of the experience!
The Cuthbert Amphitheater | 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | 541/762-8099 | thecuthbert.com
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One of the pillars of our arts community, the Hult Center is host to all types of performances, gatherings, and visual art. The Hult Center also serves as the home to many of Eugene’s performing arts companies like the Eugene Symphony, Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Fantastique, Eugene Concert Choir, and the Oregon Bach Festival. Join them for weekly virtual happy hours.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts | 1 Eugene Center | 541/682-5087 | hultcenter.org
The McDonald Theatre, in a building first constructed in 1925, has hosted performances spanning all genres. Emphasizing community involvement, the theatre is a platform for arts of all backgrounds and experiences, continuing a legacy that started in the ’50s. See both big names on their national tours or local acts looking to make it big.
McDonald Theatre | 1010 Willamette St. | 541/345-4442 | mcdonaldtheatre.com
Top Entertainment Venue Honorable Mentions
WOW Hall | 291 W 8th Ave. | 541/687-2746 | wowhall.org
John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts | 868 High St. | 541/687-6526 | theshedd.org
Matthew Knight Arena | 1390 Villard St. | 541/346-4461 | https://goducks.com/feature/mka
Broadway Metro | 43 W Broadway | 541/686-2458 | broadwaymetro.com
Bijou Art Cinemas | 492 E 13th Ave. | 541/357-0375 | bijou-cinemas.com
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