Robert Cray live in concert in the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon on December 3, 2021Produced by: Knitting Factory
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Support: tba
Event type: Reserved Seating, All Ages
Doors open at: 7 p.m.
Show starts at: 8 p.m.

Tickets: All ages advance tickets are reserved seating and available Friday, October 8 at 10am for from $48 to $75 depending on seat location online at TicketsWest.

Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the McDonald Theatre Box Office on the day of the show for from $48 to $75 depending on seat location beginning at 5:30 p.m when the Box Office opens.

The reserved seated concert is open to everyone of all ages. All tickets subject to service charges and /or user fees.

MCDONALD THEATRE COVID PROTOCOLS FOR PATRONS AND STAFF

DUE TO THE SURGING AND HIGHLY TRANSMISSIBLE DELTA VARIANT OF COVID-19 AND FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF OUR PATRONS, ARTISTS, CREW AND VENUE STAFF, THE MCDONALD THEATRE WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR ALL MCDONALD THEATRE EVENTS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

All McDonald Theatre patrons, attendees and event staff will be required to show proof of FULL vaccination before entering the venue OR proof of a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of the time of entry into the venue. Please note that all patrons must also provide a legal ID to match the vaccine card or negative test.

Patrons can provide their actual paper vaccination record or negative test report or present a photograph of their documentation.

This policy is in addition to the current Statewide in-door mask mandate. These policies are subject to change. Any updates to shows will be available on our website, and ticket-holding patrons will be informed of any changes via their email used on TicketsWest.

Thank you for your ongoing support through these trying times.

Robert Cray

The most commercially and critically successful blues artist of his generation, Robert Cray took his music to the upper reaches of the pop and rock charts when many major blues acts were counting their sales in the tens of thousands.

On the strength of his breakthrough album, 1986’s Strong Persuader, Cray landed eight singles in the Top 40 of the American Rock Singles charts between 1986 and 1992, with two of them (“Smoking Gun” and “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”) rising to number two and number four, respectively.

One of the most important things that set Cray apart from his peers on the blues scene in the ’80s and ’90s was his focus on songwriting rather than guitar heroics. While he was an impressively strong player, his soloing was clean and concise for the most part, without excessive showboating, and his songs were more closely related to vintage Southern soul in their storytelling and sense of character than in the typical 12-bar paeans to whiskey and women favored by most blues acts of the era.

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