Woodmen of the World Hall

Woodmen of the World Hall, Eugene: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Woodmen of the World Hall Reviews: 4/5

Woodmen of the World Hall
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WOW performers at WOW Hall!
Jan 2016
Don’t be fooled by the bare-boned look of this venue, with plain corner building, and gym-like interior lacking lush permanent seats and formally attired ushers to greet you. Instead, be amazed by the wide diversity of shows/events to choose from - which include the gamut from local bands to star international performers. If you want an intimate experience too, this is a treasure chest in Eugene’s eclectic mix of performing art centers! Seating is directly in front of the stage - with rows of folding chairs centrally arranged, inviting you to choose your own seat, on a first come basis when the doors open an hour before show time. We learned that “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” sang to a standing room, packed crowd two nights prior to our visit. We were thrilled to attend the “International Guitar Night” featuring Lulo Reinhardt, Mike Dawes, Andre Krengel and Brian Gore. And oh, what a NIGHT!! The audience stomped the wooden floor and clapped for many encores of this magnificent group! The high caliber of these internationally renowned musicians attests to the exceptional venue of the “historic Woodmen of the World" (WOW) hall! Patrons could easily see the performers on the high-platform stage. And what a bonus to be so CLOSE to them! It felt like a grandiose house concert, exciting & cozy among friends. Parking is on the street, and free after 6 pm on weekdays, and on weekends. Although street people wander around outside, we felt comfortable. Upon arrival at WOW hall, your hand gets inked with an entry stamp. Downstairs is a beer/wine bar in a small lounge (drinking only allowed there), with a TV monitor of the stage. Artwork for sale enhances a narrow Lobby Art Gallery featuring different regional artists each month. There is also an upstairs snack bar, and a hallway table may have the featured artists CDs for sale by the friendly staff. We certainly wish this volunteer-run “Community Center for the Performing Arts” continued success! Be sure to check out their website, WOW Hall NOTES newsletter, and WOW facebook page for updates!

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Kjay
Klamath Falls, OR433 contributions
WOW performers at WOW Hall!
Jan 2016 • Couples
Don’t be fooled by the bare-boned look of this venue, with plain corner building, and gym-like interior lacking lush permanent seats and formally attired ushers to greet you. Instead, be amazed by the wide diversity of shows/events to choose from - which include the gamut from local bands to star international performers. If you want an intimate experience too, this is a treasure chest in Eugene’s eclectic mix of performing art centers!

Seating is directly in front of the stage - with rows of folding chairs centrally arranged, inviting you to choose your own seat, on a first come basis when the doors open an hour before show time.

We learned that “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” sang to a standing room, packed crowd two nights prior to our visit. We were thrilled to attend the “International Guitar Night” featuring Lulo Reinhardt, Mike Dawes, Andre Krengel and Brian Gore. And oh, what a NIGHT!! The audience stomped the wooden floor and clapped for many encores of this magnificent group! The high caliber of these internationally renowned musicians attests to the exceptional venue of the “historic Woodmen of the World" (WOW) hall! Patrons could easily see the performers on the high-platform stage. And what a bonus to be so CLOSE to them! It felt like a grandiose house concert, exciting & cozy among friends.

Parking is on the street, and free after 6 pm on weekdays, and on weekends. Although street people wander around outside, we felt comfortable. Upon arrival at WOW hall, your hand gets inked with an entry stamp. Downstairs is a beer/wine bar in a small lounge (drinking only allowed there), with a TV monitor of the stage. Artwork for sale enhances a narrow Lobby Art Gallery featuring different regional artists each month. There is also an upstairs snack bar, and a hallway table may have the featured artists CDs for sale by the friendly staff.

We certainly wish this volunteer-run “Community Center for the Performing Arts” continued success! Be sure to check out their website, WOW Hall NOTES newsletter, and WOW facebook page for updates!
Written February 3, 2016
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Bob S
Springfield75 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2014
A fine and funky place, exemplifies some of the uniqueness of Eugene. Small and intimate. Parking is on the streets or in a city stadium, not all that far. It is a throwback but the entertainment is up to date.
Written July 2, 2015
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TRC70
Medford, OR229 contributions
Always a Great Time
Sep 2014 • Solo
Have seen many shows here over the years and I always have a great time. When I was younger (20s) I was not always thrilled with the all ages scene. Now in my 40s it does not bother me. This is usually a standing event and there is not a bad spot in the house. There is a downstairs bar, beer and wine, that is fun but can be challenging. Gets crowded and hot and one must wait inline for a beer. Makes for some great random conversations and new friends. Looking forward to the next time!
Written September 29, 2014
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rndthew0rld
Portland, OR40 contributions
great place to catch the music!
Nov 2013 • Friends
For about 10 years now, my family has enjoyed catching favorite underground music Acts at this old venue. The wood benches that are built into the outside walls have always been interesting to me. When a packed crowd is dancing on the wood floor the place really rocks! I would say the acoustics are better than most other similar sized venues, perhaps due to the wood construction and how different music resonates through. :) They Key to really enjoying this place is catching some music that you really already love! Don't go to a show just for the sake of checking it out, make sure it's music you already like!
Written August 20, 2014
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Sarahfi
Eugene84 contributions
A little too trashy for my tastes
Oct 2012 • Couples
I liked this place when I was younger. Now it just feels too loud and too grimy. Better for the younger set looking for a good doom metal venue
Written September 22, 2013
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lam77s
Eugene, OR98 contributions
My favorite music venue in town
Nov 2012
This is a mid-size venue with about 300 standing capacity. I just love the ambiance and the acoustics are great. It's in an historic building with wooden floors and lots of character. If only walls could talk....
Written January 25, 2013
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deanham
Eugene, OR136 contributions
Great community asset
Jan 2011 • Business
A great alternative hall. Some performances are a bit funky, but that is cool.
Written November 19, 2011
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