Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Season Kick-Off & Preview Party With Shana Tucker
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

Shana TuckerJoin us on Thursday, August 24, for our Palladian Series season kick-off party, starring Shana Tucker.

Preview our 15th anniversary series, purchase new season ticket packages and enjoy the show. The price is right! For just $10 per ticket, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) in the Council Chambers before the show, and then head to the auditorium for a performance by the incomparable and irresistible Shana Tucker. The season kick-off reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event will be limited (only 300 seats are available), so purchase your tickets early!

ABOUT SHANA TUCKER
The Durham Herald-Sun calls Shana, “An absolute stunner,” and says, “Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding.”

Shana’s style and sound are influenced by her jazz and classical roots, which she deftly weaves with the pop music, movie soundtracks and world music of the 80s and 90s. For the past 5 years, Shana has balanced her theatre, club and festival performances with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2017 she returned to her full-time touring and recording schedule.

 

Sep
7
Thu
2017
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts "Meet the Artists" Reception @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.

Sep
21
Thu
2017
Clayton WIN Night Of Inspiration
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of inspiration and empowerment – Dr. Tashni Dubroy will share her experience and insight that has helped her excel in her career path, and speak about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in today’s world. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $40/person and will include hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary drink. Cash Bar Available! Space is limited so register at www.claytonwin.com.

 

Sep
22
Fri
2017
WKJO Country Superstars Presents The John Conlee Show
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

John Conlee is a country music icon and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. During John Conlee’s near 40 year career in Country Music, he has brought to audiences such classic songs as his signature song, Rose Colored Glasses, Friday Night Blues, Backside of 30, Common Man, Miss Emily’s Picture, I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You, and more.

Overall, there have been over 30 single releases throughout the years with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts.

 

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts "Meet the Artists" Reception @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Chicks With Hits – Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

chicks with hitsThree of country music’s shining female stars hit the road together this fall, stopping in Clayton with their Chicks With Hits tour. Nashville divas Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss perform their guitar-pull style acoustic show and come together to play your favorite hit songs from their legendary careers. Combined, these mighty musical ladies have more awards and nominations than we can count, and all are members of the Grand Ole Opry. Don’t miss this chance to see them live at The Clayton Center.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE

PURCHASE

 

 

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Snap Kick Martial Arts Black Belt Spectacular
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

snap kick martial arts at the clayton center ncCome and witness an exciting display of Martial Arts Mastery! Watch as Black Belts and performance teams give an exhilarating showcase of Karate, Jujitsu/Judo, Krav Maga, Oriental weaponry and X-treme martial Arts (a mixture of martial arts, gymnastics, and dance). We encourage all to come and witness this awe-inspiring event! Hosted by Snap Kick Martial Arts.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Taste of Carolina Cuisine
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy a taste of some of the best food in town! The Clayton Woman’s Club presents its annual Taste of Carolina Cuisine. Vote for your favorite food from a host of local restaurants.

All proceeds are used to assist the Clayton Woman’s Club in their efforts to support community causes, including Backpack Buddies, Christmas for Kids, Hocutt-Ellington Library, Clayton Arts Festival, Harbor House, and more.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts "Meet the Artists" Reception @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Kathy Mattea, with Bill Cooley
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm

Kathy MatteaWhat began as an experiment— trying out a wide range of new songs and styles with a fresh approach to singing — has become a successful full-blown tour for Grammy winner Kathy Mattea and her long-time guitarist, collaborator and friend Bill Cooley. The Acoustic Living Room Tour brings this dynamic musical duo together for an evening of great songs and great stories in a simple, relaxed performance that spotlights the pair’s acoustic guitar chops and Kathy’s lithe, expressive vocal style.

Sit back and enjoy Kathy’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?” and many other hits, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for this new format.

CHECK OUT VIDEO HERE   |   PURCHASE

Dec
3
Sun
2017
“The Nutcracker” presented by Tippy Toes Dance Studio
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Student’s from Tippy Toes Dance Studio in Princeton perform this beloved holiday classic.

 

“The Nutcracker” presented by Tippy Toes Dance Studio
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Student’s from Tippy Toes Dance Studio in Princeton perform this beloved holiday classic.

 

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clayton Visual Arts "Meet the Artists" Reception @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM. The CVA exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Come on out on the first Thursday of the month to view the new artwork and chat with area art enthusiasts.

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Celtic Tenors
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm

Celtic TenorsWho are as handsome, witty and as talented as the the day is long? The Celtic Tenors that’s who! We love these guys…and you will, too!

Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends and our favorite Irishmen — Daryl, James and Matthew — as they entertain you with skillful and artistic renditions of Irish folk standards, fun and energetic pop favorites and classic Christmas tunes. Enjoy a thoroughly uplifting evening of world-class music delivered with the endearing charm of The Celtic Tenors.

The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences around the world since their arrival on the music scene  in 2000. What began as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum.

CHECK OUT VIDEO HERE   |   PURCHASE

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Johnston County Chorale Holiday Concert
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

2017 JC Chorale at The Clayton CenterThe Johnston County Chorale presents their 2017 holiday concert “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” on Saturday, December 16, at 2 pm and 7 pm. Special guests include students from the Artistry in Motion Dance Studio. Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes, and look for a visit from Santa Claus.

Johnston County Chorale Holiday Concert
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

2017 JC Chorale at The Clayton CenterThe Johnston County Chorale presents their 2017 holiday concert “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” on Saturday, December 16, at 2 pm and 7 pm. Special guests include students from the Artistry in Motion Dance Studio. Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes, and look for a visit from Santa Claus.

Jan
4
Thu
2018
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul, Presented By Sinclair Entertainment
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm

Huggy Lowdown Clayton Center This New Year, laugh your heart out with comedians Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul along with Tony Woods. Sinclair Entertainment presents “Bama Of The City Tour 2018,” hosted by J. Derrell, on Friday, January 12, beginning at 8 PM at The Clayton Center.

Washington, D.C.-based comedian and radio personality Huggy Lowdown does a daily take on celebrities and gossip on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Listeners look to hear Huggy’s signature phrases like ‘What’s the deal pickles’ and his affectionate terms for favorite celebs like when he calls Tom Joyner ‘Brother Beige.’ He has also been featured on HBO‘s Def Comedy Jam.

Chris Paul is a standup comedian and regular contributor to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. He has been featured on Comedy Central and BET. He has also co-headlined a show at the Kennedy Center with Dave Chappelle back in 2006.

Tony Woods was born in North Carolina and raised in the D.C. area. Woods kicked off his career as an original member of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, he is an all-round veteran and one-of-a-kind comic. His playful and cool demeanour, combined with sharp and mischievous subject matter, create a show that is unmistakably entertaining at every level.

“Bama Of The City Tour is a fun-filled comedy event that you do not want to miss,” said Michael
Sinclair of Sinclair Entertainment. “Come down for a great night of laughs with three amazing and
talented comedians.”

Visit Sinclair Entertainment for more information.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
2018 Clayton Wedding Expo
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Clayton Wedding Expo @ The Clayton Center

Join us on Saturday, February 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at The Clayton Center for the 2018 Clayton Wedding Expo. This is the perfect setting for you and your fiancé, family and friends to visit with bridal services professionals who can help ease the stress of planning your very special day. Click here for more info.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.