• Saturday, November 9, 8 PM

  • Prinus Productions Presents Noche Gaitera 2019

    Friday, November 22, 8:30 PM

  • Melinda Doolittle

    Saturday, December 6, 8 PM

  • Around Town Singers and Orchestra

    Saturday, December 7, 8 PM

  • Johnston County Chorus

    Saturday, December 14, 1 PM & 7 PM

Recent Posts:

Sloane: A Jazz Singer Returns

Jazz singer Carol Sloane will return to the Triangle area for a concert performance at The Clayton Center in downtown Clayton, on Friday, October 11, at 8 PM. 

“Two for the Road” pairs Sloane with the incredible Mike Renzi — one of her most beloved, longtime pianists. The show will be an intimate “homecoming” (Sloane lived in North Carolina for a number of years) and will feature some of Carol’s favorites songs, including tunes she recently recorded for a new live album at Birdland in New York City. 

NPR calls Sloane “a sublime singer of great songs.”

“She is natural and unaffected with a voice that embraces the melody and the listener with equal parts maturity and conviction. Combining spirit with character and elegance with style, Sloane has enchanted audiences all over the world. Her command of The Great American Songbook is unmatched.”

Film director Michael Lippert (Reeves: A Home For Music) is crafting a moving film about this favorite lady of jazz. The documentary film SLOANE • A JAZZ SINGER began shooting when Sloane appeared at Raleigh’s C Grace jazz club in May of 2018. The film continues in production and will include the recording of the new live album at Birdland. And don’t be surprised if you see a camera or two wandering around The Clayton Center on October 11. (view the film trailer here.) 

It’s not often you come across a music documentary where the greatness of the film equals the greatness of the subject (“Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser” and “The Beatles: Anthology” come to mind) and this trailer has all the earmarks that “Sloane: a Jazz Singer” will turn out to be a film of that caliber. Like those great documentaries, it looks stunning and grabs the viewer immediately. The juxtaposition of the current and historical footage and images tells you right up front that you’re about to embark on a very special journey. Although there are many who deserve this quality of treatment, there is no one who is more deserving than the incredible Carol Sloane, especially to those of us here in her home state of Rhode Island. Bravo to all involved. As they say, “I can’t wait to see the movie!” Rick Bellaire, Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 

For more info about the documentary SLOANE • A JAZZ SINGER now in production, click here.

PURCHASE

Popular Country Crooner and Greensboro native Billy “Crash” Craddock added to September schedule

It’s Easy as Pie to see Billy “Crash” Craddock in concert in Clayton. Crash will perform at The Clayton Center on Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 PM. Sing along with Crash as he belts out his biggest hits, including Knock Three Times, Rub It In, Ruby Baby, Broken Down in Tiny Pieces, Easy as Pie, Sweet Magnolia Blossom, Ain’t […]

Continue

2019-20 Palladian Series Tickets On Sale This Week

Marty Stuart tickets available today beginning at 10 AM Tickets go on sale this week to the five shows in The Clayton Center’s 2019-20 Palladian Series. Leading the way are single take sales for country music legend Marty Stuart. Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his iconic concept album The […]

Continue

Help Us Celebrate Our New Season This Thursday

The Clayton Center’s fifth annual Palladian Series Preview and Presale party is this Thursday, August 8. A $10 ticket will buy you an evening out AND the chance to purchase individual tickets to shows in the season before they go on sale to the general public. North Carolina duo Violet Bell will headline the event […]

Continue

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To See “The Wizard of Oz”

Walk into The Clayton Center on a weekday this summer, and you can hear the sounds of the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. The cast of Carolina Youth Theatre (formerly Clayton Youth Theater) is hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming production. CYT presents The Wizard of Oz on Friday, July 26, at 7 […]

Continue