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2017 Clayton Wedding Expo
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017 Clayton Wedding Expo @ The Clayton Center

Getting married? Then, your future starts at The 2017 Clayton Wedding Expo. It’s the perfect event for you to shop for everything you need for your special day. More than 35 professional bridal services vendors will exhibit in the friendly and inviting atmosphere of The Clayton Center. Spend time chatting with vendors about the unique details of your special event, discover the latest bridal trends and have the chance to win great prizes.

The Clayton Wedding Expo is free to attend. Pre-registration for the Expo is not required, but it is highly recommended. The first 100 pre-registered brides will receive a free gift bag. Pre-register here.

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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.

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“Love Under New Management” Starring Miki Howard & Howard Hewett
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm

Miki Howard & Howard HewettSinclair Entertainment presents “Love Under New Management,” starring Miki Howard & Howard Hewitt, on Valentine’s Day — Tuesday, February 14 — at 8 PM at The Clayton Center.

“Love Under New Management” stars Miki Howard and Howard Hewett. Together, these popular R&B artists provide a romantic and soulful soundtrack for your Valentine’s celebration.

Miki Howard is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum award winning recording artist, and actress. A native of Chicago, Howard found success as a solo artist with two number one hit songs on the R&B charts “Ain’t Nuthin’ in the World” in 1988 followed by “Ain’t Nobody Like You” in 1992.  In 2002, Howard was nominated for a Grammy award for her album, “Three Wishes” followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Chicago Music Awards in 2012. Beyond her love and success as a recording artist, Howard appeared in various films including “Malcom X” (1992), “Poetic Justice” (1993), and her lifetime biopic, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” (2016).

Howard Hewett, Jr. is a singer and songwriter. A native of Akron, OH, Hewett began his career as lead singer of the R&B vocal group Shalamar before breaking out with a solo career. He released two top 10 R&B soul singles, “I Commit to Love” and “I’m for Real” in the 1980s. After finding success as a recording artist, Hewett continued his singing career, which includes contributing to the second season theme song for the successful sitcom, “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” Hewett later released two follow up albums, including a self-titled album, “Howard Hewett,” and two gospel albums, “The Journey” and the follow-up, “The Journey Live: From the Heart,” which each found success in their respective genres.


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.

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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!

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