Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Apr
15
Wed
2020
Taylor Schiess – Facebook Live Stream from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 15, with Taylor Schiess.
Join us and connect with our community of local music lovers. Taylor’s performance begins at 7:00 PM at The Clayton Center’s Facebook page.
The Facebook Live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Taylor’s Personal Tip Jar via VENMO@TaylorSchiess (https://venmo.com/).
Apr
18
Sat
2020
CANCELED – Don Friesen & Brad Upton
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Direct from Dry Bar Comedy… Don Friesen and Brad Upton!

If you missed Don Friesen‘s hilarious Showtime one-hour special, Ask Your Mom, you’ve got to catch him live at The Clayton Center. Engaging, clever and just flat-out funny, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around.

As the only two-time winner in the 41-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest tech, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen’s credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. He was also featured in TBS’ The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and is a wildly popular on KLOS’ 5:00 Funnies, 100.3 The Sound’s Laughter at 45 After, and XM Sirius satellite radio.

Brad Upton was a 4th grade teacher and high school track coach when he stepped on stage for the very first time in September of 1984. He’s never looked back. He quickly rose through the standup ranks making numerous television appearances and headlining comedy clubs from coast-to-coast.

In September of 2018 Upton surpassed 6,000 lifetime performances. He is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has spent the last 12 years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers.

Upton has also been seen in concert with The Smothers Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lewis Black, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy and many others. He writes about everyday life, a long-term marriage and anything else that pops into his head. He packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business.

donfriesen.com, bradupton.com

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Elle Stephens – Facebook Live Stream from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
elle stephens image for clayton center livestream
The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 22, with Elle Stephens.
Join us on Facebook at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Elle’s Personal Tip Jar via CASHAPP: $theelleword (https://cash.app).
Apr
29
Wed
2020
Bruce Naegelen – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
bruce naegelen tcc facebook livestreamThe Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 29, with the music of singer-songwriter Bruce Naegelen. Tune in for an hour of classic rock, pop, country and folk from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Join us on Facebook at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Bruce’s personal Tip Jar at either Venmo: @bruce-naegelen or PayPal: PayPal.me/brucenaegelen1
May
6
Wed
2020
Rebel’s Fox Duo – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Clayton Center livestreamWe’re at it again…The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series goes on this  Wednesday, May 6, at 7 PM.
This week’s livestream features local southern rock and country duo Rebel’s Fox.
Join us on our Facebook Live page at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but we ask that you support our artists through their personal Tip Jar via VENMO: @Stephanie-lynn-112
May
13
Wed
2020
Proton Jones Part II – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Proton Jones returns to The Clayton Center’s livestream stage, Wednesday, May 13, from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Join us on our Facebook Live page and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but we ask that you support our artists through their personal Tip Jar via VENMO @proton-jones (https://venmo.com/).
May
27
Wed
2020
Aaron Hamm & The Big River Band – Facebook LiveStream Event
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aaron Hamm – the first local musician to appear on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Live concert series – returns on Wednesday, May 27, and he is bringing the Big River Band with him.

You may have seen the band live before at a local venue or as part of the Clayton Town Square Concert Series. Now you can listen in from home and enjoy an hour of the Big River Band’s “in your face honky tonk country music.”

The Big River Band includes Aaron Hamm (vocal/rhythm), Bryant Aycock (pedal steel), Josh Adams (lead guitar), Jorg Eichfuss (drums) and Alton Taylor (bass). Join them and our growing community of livestream concertgoers for some original hits and great country covers. Hop on our Facebook Live page https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live at 7pm on Wednesday, May 27. Start a watch party and chat with your friends!

The Live-Stream event is free, however you can directly donate to the band via their VENMO: @Aaron-Hamm-4 (https://venmo.com/)

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Oct
8
Thu
2020
Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Dec
3
Thu
2020
Clayton Visual Arts Meet the Artists Reception
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.