Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Light Up The Darkness
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Journey Principles Institute and the USO of North Carolina present Light Up The Darkness, an inspirationalLightUpTheDarknessClaytonCntr event that will help people acknowledge their hurt, bring awareness to their hope, and help them take valuable steps in overcoming their struggles through knowledge and music! It’s also an opportunity to get our troops involved and to support the USO as well as the community.

Featured performers for this event include singer-songwriter Michael Tolcher of A&M Octone Records Artists and Universal Music Group; Chris Hannibal, founder and CEO of Unique Inspirational Theater; singer-songwriter Chris Hendricks, co-founder of Perfectly Afflicted; and comedian Les Long.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
Shana Tucker
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

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Cellist/singer-songwriter SHANA TUCKER delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™.

With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, Shana’s melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry.

Shana’s style and sound has been described as a mashup of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers.

Balancing performances in theatres, clubs and festivals with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ in Las Vegas, she is an artist on a fast-rising ascent.

Oct
13
Thu
2016
Sommore – The Queen of Comedy
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

headshot-1Comedienne – actress – writer – executive producer – entrepreneur, and television host, but most know her as “Sommore” the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.”

Sommore, an amazingly funny woman, continues to break records with her stand-up act to sold out audiences across the country, and carve new paths for comedic entertainment. Sommore has established herself as a household name with her humorous, frank and fearless wit where she tackles topics from mundane politics to controversial life issues that affect everyone.

Presented by Sinclair Entertainment, the evening will start with a free dinner buffet from 6:30pm-7:30pm, provided by Chef Vaughn Williams.

With special guests D.S. Sanders and TuRae Gordon.

Tickets range in price from $32.50 to $42.50, plus sales tax and fees.  To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com.

Oct
14
Fri
2016
John Hiatt In Concert
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t miss a special solo Evening With John Hiatt, brought to The Clayton Center by Bob Nocek Presents, on Friday, October 14, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24, at 10 AM.Johnhiatclaytoncenter

The American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres over his 40 years in the music business. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country. He currently is touring in support of his most recent album, Terms of My Surrender.

All seats reserved. Tickets $45. VIP also are available.

John Hiatt VIP Meet & Greet Package $195One premium reserved ticket located in the first 3 rows

  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with John Hiatt
  • Personal photograph with John Hiatt
  • Private and intimate pre-show (2) song acoustic performance by John Hiatt (performing songs not included in the evening’s set)
  • Autographed lyric print
  • Collectible tour lithograph (limited print, numbered)
  • Exclusive John Hiatt tour merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

John Hiatt – VIP Tour Package $120

One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows

  • Autographed lyric print
  • Collectible tour lithograph (limited print, numbered)
  • Exclusive John Hiatt tour merchandise item
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Limited availability

 

Oct
15
Sat
2016
The Wonder Bread Years
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Wonder Bread Years @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

The Wonder Bread Years is a fresh and funny salute to Americana. The show, which stars former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell, is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater.

Showtime declared Pat Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 25 years of experience as a writer, producer and director have made him a go-to guy for new American theater. Pat is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. wonderbreadyears.com

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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Oct
22
Sat
2016
Clayton Piano Festival
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm

Clayton Piano Festival – The 5th Season Celebration Gala
Featuring Jonathan Levin, Bill McNally, Mary Prescott, Angelo Rondello, & Azamat Sydykov

Hear five Clayton Piano Festival artists perform, each sharing inspiring insights into a work with special personal significance for them. To conclude the concert and the 5th season, all 5 artists will perform together on stage at the same time…on 5 pianos! Reception to follow in the Clayton Center lobby.

$20 Adults / $15 Seniors / Students 18 & Under FREE

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Oct
28
Fri
2016
Decades Rewind
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm

Your music. Your memories. Your life. Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with Decades Rewind – a rockin’ extravaganza featuring a LIVE, 15-piece band performing medleys of your favorite hits, spanning 30 years!

Tickets are $45 and $30, plus NC state sales tax and fees. Group and Veterans discounts available. Call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 for more information.

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Nov
19
Sat
2016
6 Guitars
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
6 Guitars @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance in 6 Guitars. Chase portraying six different guitar players, each with their own voice, views and musical style. The characters – who range in age from a 19-year-old rock prodigy to an 87- year-old bluesman – play songs from their genre and tell the stories of their musical journeys.

With ample music from multiple genres, the show blends elements of stand-up comedy and musical improvisation. 6 Guitars truly offers something for everyone. sixguitars.com

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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Dec
10
Sat
2016
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters Remembered
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters Remembered @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is the definitive celebration of the Carpenters’ songbook and an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time.

Led by Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters’ original sound. Enjoy a memorable musical account of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era, and sing along to hits that include “Close to You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “Rainy Days & Mondays” and many more!

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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Feb
11
Sat
2017
Susan Werner
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
Susan Werner @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm.

Known for her engaging and energetic live show, Susan reigns as one of the boldest and most creative forces on the acoustic music scene today. Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected,” Susan’s album projects cover the genres of folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues and Americana. Her latest release, The Hayseed Project, pays tribute to American agriculture and to her Iowa farm roots, and lends her wry humor and passionate voice to subjects such as farmer’s markets, agrochemicals, climate change, drought, longing for a sense of place and the movement towards sustainable agriculture.

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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Mar
25
Sat
2017
Lawn & Disorder
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Lawn & Disorder @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

National headlining comedians Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton join together in this hilarious show about life as we know it: mowing grass, talking trash and better halves that make us laugh.

Everyone can relate to Jim and Karen’s humor. They talk about their spouses, their children, their neighbors and their parents. And, after you hear about what goes on in their neighborhoods, you may want to go home and take a closer look at your own – we promise you will look at it with a whole new perspective!

Through stand-up comedy, audience participation and a crazy couples game show, Jim and Karen will make you forget about the dirty dishes in the sink at home.

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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Apr
22
Sat
2017
Rock Legends
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Rock Legends @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

Part rock concert. Part rock tribute. All rock ‘n’ roll.

Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create a show that is the only one of its kind. In this rock and roll revue, created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan, audiences vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear from the 50s through the 80s. If you loved Billy when he showcased the music of the Beatles in Yesterday & Today a few seasons ago, you are going to want to see this show!

Individual tickets on sale September 7 at 10 AM

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