Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Rebel’s Fox – Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rebel’s Fox is returning to The Clayton Center, and they’re bringing the full, four-piece band with them. Hang out with these talented Rebels Fox in concertmusicians and enjoy some LIVE rock and country music – all without leaving the house.

Rebel’s Fox is fronted by Stephanie Lynn, who sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. Backing Stephanie is Eddie Markham on electric guitar/VOX, Jay (J-Razz) Raczkowski on bass guitar/VOX, and Amy Hall on drums.

The Clayton Center’s weekly livestream concerts are Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Access the show here (www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live). The livestream is free, but we encourage you to support the band through their personal tip jar via PayPal: @RebelsFox.

 

Jun
17
Wed
2020
Autumn Nicholas – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Autumn Nicholas is a vibrant, gifted artist, vocalist, songwriter and performer who has amazed audiences around the country. Reminiscent of the singer/songwriter sensibility of Julia Michaels, James Bray and Ed Sheeran, with the warmth of Adele and George Ezra, Nicholas’ lyrics and melodies tell stories – stories about love, pain, loss, and hope.

Nicholas seamlessly blends pop alternative melodies that become part of your daily playlist. Her textured vocals create imagery that brings the listener in so they feel that her journey is their journey. She is an award-winning artist and performer that connects with fans in large venues and small intimate performances. Her new EP showcases her vocal range and lyrical sensibilities with pop infused, guitar-driven melodies.

Jun
24
Wed
2020
Bruce Naegelen – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

bruce naegelen at clayton centerBack by popular demand….Clayton’s favorite man-about-town, Bruce Naegelen. Bruce steps back on the stage to perform for The Clayton Center’s June 24 FACEBOOK LIVE event. The singer-songwriter will perform 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 growing community of local livestream 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

Jul
4
Sat
2020
The Malpass Brothers – July Fourth Livestream Celebration
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Malpass Brothers - July Fourth Livestream Celebration @ The Clayton Center

We may not have fireworks, but we’re still going to have a blast this Fourth of July at The Clayton Center. The Malpass Brothers – favorite hometown boys from eastern North Carolina – will perform a virtual concert live from our stage beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 4. You can access the free livestream via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live).

How better to celebrate Independence Day than with a band that is as authentic as chopped pork barbecue and hush puppies and every bit as American as apple pie? With The Malpass Brothers you can count on classic country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Most of all, count on a good time together at home with The Malpass Brothers.

The livestream is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the NC Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. This is a FREE event, but, in lieu of a ticket, we ask that you support The Malpass Brothers with a donation via PayPal at paypal.me/malpassbrothers.

As an added bonus, you can catch The Malpass Brothers in a second show on July 25 streamed by our friends at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center. For more information click here.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
VIOLET BELL – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIOLET BELL - Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center @ The Clayton Center

Violet Bell, folk-soul duo from Chapel Hill, is the featured act for The Clayton Center‘s July 8 Facebook livestream series. The duo, Omar Ruiz-Lopez and Lizzy Ross, was introduced to The Clayton Center when they performed at the August 2019 Palladian Series Season Kickoff event.

The one-hour livestream concert is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the NC Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. The livestream is free, but you can help support Violet Bell with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show.

So, join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Storyteller Donna Washington – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Clayton Center’s livestream programming branches out in July with a performance by Durham-based master storyteller Donna Washington.

Her one-woman show, Chairs in the Trees, recounts Washington’s experiences as a black performer touring across the country during the Obama presidency and her encounters with people who believed that they know better than her what it means to be black in America.

The livestream, presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the N.C. Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, at 7:00 PM on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Live page. The show is appropriate for middle school and high school students. Parents are encouraged to watch along with their teens and to engage their students in a dialogue about Washington’s fascinating, funny and thought provoking content.

Washington is an internationally known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist and author. She has been entertaining, educating and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics and deep characterizations for more than 30 years.

She is renowned for her storytelling for both children and adults. Her 11 storytelling CDs have garnered 28 national awards, and she has authored numerous articles about storytelling and education including her very popular blog Language, Literacy & Storytelling. She is also the author of four children’s books: Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, A Pride of African Tales, The Story of Kwanzaa, and A Big Spooky House.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
BROTHER LUCKY – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brother Lucky, three local guys that grew up on hard rock and heavy metal, take a turn on The Clayton Center Facebook livestream series on Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 PM.

The band features J.B Mayes, lead guitar and vocals; Jason Lee, Jason Lee, guitar and vocals; and Nelson Scott, drums and percussion.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support Brother Lucky with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show.

So, join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15.

Jul
22
Wed
2020
CURTIS ELLER – Facebook Livestream Concert
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CURTIS ELLER - Facebook Livestream Concert @ The Clayton Center Online Event

The Clayton Center presents Curtis Eller in a livestream performance via Facebook on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 PM.

Curtis Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter, banjo player and rock & roll singer. His songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one.

A 20-year show business veteran, Eller and his band – The American Circus – have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of North America and Europe.

Eller’s performance is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the N.C. Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. The show will be an hour-long livestream from The Clayton Center’s Facebook Live page beginning at 7:00 PM.

The Clayton Center’s Facebook Livestream concerts are free, but we ask that viewers help us to support our participating artists. Donations can be made directly to the featured artist’s personal tip jar during the show.

To donate to Curtis Eller find his personal tip jars at either PayPal: paypal.me/curtisellermusic or Venmo: @curtisellermusic.

Jul
29
Wed
2020
LAURENICOLE – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LaureNicole is an original rock and roll band from Raleigh. Led by lead vocalist Lauren Nicole, the band also includes Griffin Prufer on lead guitar, Evan Bennett on bass guitar and Jim Snyder on drums. They will be the featured band on The Clayton Center‘s Facebook Livestream concert on Wednesday, July 29, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Lauren Nichole is an award-winning performer having earned the 2016 Carolina Music Award for Best Female Rock Artist of the Year. On stage, the band brings a combination of hard-hitting rock originals along with favorite top rock hits.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support the band with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show. Set a reminder and join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29.

 

Jul
30
Thu
2020
CYT SINGS! A Virtual Concert for the Community
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Carolina Youth Theatre presents CYT Sings! A Virtual Concert for the Community.

CYT Sings! will be livestreamed from The Clayton Center via Facebook on Thursday, July 30, at 7:00 pm. The virtual benefit concert is a collaboration between current CYT students and alumni and will feature uplifting Broadway tunes that affirm the importance of community.

The concert is free, but please consider giving the price of a ticket by texting CYTSINGS to 44-321.

CYT will share 50 percent of the concert’s net proceeds with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Small Business Grant Fund. The fund was established in response to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. By partnering with the Clayton Chamber Foundation, CYT is giving back to the local business community that has generously supported it over the years.

Aug
5
Wed
2020
YOLANDA RABUN – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

yolanda rabun on stageNorth Carolina based songstress Yolanda Rabun steps up to the microphone to perform in The Clayton Center’s Livestream Concert Series on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:00 PM.

Yolanda Rabun is a fierce performer whose versatility allows her to master all styles of music.

No matter which song Yolanda is singing, her renditions are superb – full of passion, packed with emotion and sung with a velvety tone from the depths of her soul. Her shows are engaging, full of passion, and include straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, blues, folk, pop and even gospel. A skilled singer with a natural storytelling instinct, Yolanda Rabun will WOW you with her boundless energy, inventiveness and commanding vocal power.

The Yolanda Rabun livestream is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the N.C. Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. The Facebook livestream concerts are free, but we ask that viewers help us to support our participating artists. Donations can be made directly to the featured artist’s personal tip jar during the show.

Aug
8
Sat
2020
FLAMENCO VIVO WITH LAURA – An introduction to Flamenco rhythm and movement
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Passion, Creativity, Imagination – Flamenco!

Flamenco Vivo with Laura—An introduction to flamenco rhythm and movement is a two-day workshop available via ZOOM on consecutive Saturdays – August 8 and 15 – at 2:00 PM. The classes are appropriate for students ages 12 and older, their parents AND other adults.  

(Note: The Zoom meeting is limited to the first 100 attendees.)

The program is available through a collaborative partnership with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home bases in New York City and Durham – The Clayton Center, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.  

How to participate in the class

  • Use the link below to connect to the Zoom meeting.
  • If you have never used Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/meetings to create a free account and download the app.
  • At the scheduled time, sign in to Zoom and prepare for the fun and excitement of Flamenco dance.

The class format is 30 minutes of movement followed by a 10-minute Q and A. Keep in mind that the workshops are sequential, with Day 2 building on Day 1. However, those people joining only day 2 can also feel comfortable participating.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/2534206821?pwd=OG9hRk9rSW5naExvZzJkcVY2eTFudz09

Meeting ID: 253 420 6821
Passcode: fvclayton
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Your instructor

Laura Peralta began her musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Manhattan School of Music and later the Johns Hopkins University. She began her dance studies with Omayra Amaya in New York City at the age of 23. Laura has performed in the NYC area and toured throughout the U.S. with companies including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, A Palo Seco Flamenco, Soledad Barrio y Noche Flamenca, Pasión y Arte, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre, at venues like BAM Fisher Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Outside Festival and the Joyce Theater. She was a scholarship recipient for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and has had original work selected for festivals. Laura currently teaches, performs and continues her flamenco studies in New York City and Seville, Spain.

 

 

Aug
12
Wed
2020
REBEKAH TODD – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rebekah Todd grew up in Benson, surrounded by music. Her father, a musician himself, flooded the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, playing everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers. This led Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock.

With her soulful voice and musical style, Rebekah pulls inspiration from a wide range of musical genres. She cites singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and credits them for shaping the music she writes and performs today.

Currently based in Wilmington, NC, Rebekah has several releases under her belt — Forget Me Not (2011), Roots Bury Deep (2014), and most recently Crooked Lines (2017). Rebekah and her band, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey, won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support Rebekha and the band with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show. Set a reminder and join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12.

Aug
15
Sat
2020
FLAMENCO VIVO WITH LAURA – An introduction to Flamenco rhythm and movement
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Passion, Creativity, Imagination – Flamenco!

Flamenco Vivo with Laura—An introduction to flamenco rhythm and movement is a two-day workshop available via ZOOM on consecutive Saturdays – August 8 and 15 – at 2:00 PM. The classes are appropriate for students ages 12 and older, their parents AND other adults.  

(Note: The Zoom meeting is limited to the first 100 attendees.)

The program is available through a collaborative partnership with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home bases in New York City and Durham – The Clayton Center, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.  

How to participate in the class

  • Use the link below to connect to the Zoom meeting.
  • If you have never used Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/meetings to create a free account and download the app.
  • At the scheduled time, sign in to Zoom and prepare for the fun and excitement of Flamenco dance.

The class format is 30 minutes of movement followed by a 10-minute Q and A. Keep in mind that the workshops are sequential, with Day 2 building on Day 1. However, those people joining only day 2 can also feel comfortable participating.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/2534206821?pwd=OG9hRk9rSW5naExvZzJkcVY2eTFudz09

Meeting ID: 253 420 6821
Passcode: fvclayton
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,2534206821#,,,,,,0#,,621981895# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,2534206821#,,,,,,0#,,621981895# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 253 420 6821
Passcode: 621981895

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abAll1h4Rp

Your instructor

Laura Peralta began her musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Manhattan School of Music and later the Johns Hopkins University. She began her dance studies with Omayra Amaya in New York City at the age of 23. Laura has performed in the NYC area and toured throughout the U.S. with companies including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, A Palo Seco Flamenco, Soledad Barrio y Noche Flamenca, Pasión y Arte, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre, at venues like BAM Fisher Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Outside Festival and the Joyce Theater. She was a scholarship recipient for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and has had original work selected for festivals. Laura currently teaches, performs and continues her flamenco studies in New York City and Seville, Spain.

 

 

Aug
19
Wed
2020
JONATHAN PARKER – FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM FROM THE CLAYTON CENTER
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jonathan Parker livestream concert at The Clayton Center

Jonathan Parker and his band are featured on The Clayton Center’s Wednesday, August 19, Facebook livestream concert. Jonathan, who hails from Johnston County, is a country artist who has recorded several albums. His most recent album, “Broken Hearts & Broken Bones,” was released in May.

The one-hour livestream concert is free, but you can help support Jonathan and the band with a donation to their virtual tip jar during the show. Set a reminder and join us on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 19.

Aug
26
Wed
2020
DIALI CISSOKHO & KAIRA BA – Facebook Live Event
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the past decade, kora player and singer Diali Cissokho has called North Carolina home. Hailing from a long line of Senegalese musicians and storytellers known as griots, Cissokho made the transatlantic move to Pittsboro with his wife almost 10 years ago.

Shortly after he settled in North Carolina, Diali formed the band Kaira Ba with the aid of native Piedmont musicians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCal, and Will Ridenour. Together, they blend the traditions and rhythms of West African music with subtle timbres of the American South.

While comparison has been drawn to other notable Senegalese griots, such as Baaba Maal or Youssou N’Dour, the fusion of polyrhythmic percussion, plucky electric guitars, and sprinkles of pedal steel and electric organs makes for a much more individualistic, accessible sound. In essence, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba make dance music that bridges the continental divide.  Sam Haw, Indyweek

Sep
2
Wed
2020
2DIGH4 – Facebook Live Event
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2Digh4 logo

The Clayton Center presents North Carolina locals 2Digh4 to the stage as part of our Livestream Concert Series on Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00 PM.

2Digh4 (pronounced Two Die Four) is a country/rock/pop band founded by brothers Landon and Aubrey Digh from Fuquay-Varina.

The brothers write original songs, and on July 12 of 2019, the band released its very first single, North Carolina. The song debuted on the radio on July 28, 2019, on 94.7 WQDR and also on 98.5 The Big Dawg.

Access the livestream hereThis Livestream Concert is free, however you are able to donate directly to the band via their virtual tip jar using PayPal or Venmo.

PayPal: paypal.me/2Digh4
Venmo: @music2digh4

 

Sep
9
Wed
2020
“THE AWAKENING” SOUNDS FOR SCULPTURE – Facebook Live Event
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seward Johnson AtelierChristian Tamburr performing and world-renowned composer/musician Christian Tamburr announce their collaboration Sounds For Sculpture “The Awakening.” Enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance by the Christian Tamburr Quintet on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 PM.

This dynamic live performance features an all-star ensemble of Grammy and Tony recognized musicians. The quintet performs Tamburr’s original musical compositions inspired by 10 of Seward Johnson’s breathtaking sculptures.

Sounds For Sculpture premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City in August 2019. It was well-received and played to sold-out crowds and rave reviews. Its musical influences are rooted in modern and traditional jazz, South American rhythms, and contemporary vocals.

This show is presented by The Clayton Center, North Carolina Arts Council, Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and Manifold Studios. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Learn more at: www.soundsforsculpture.com

ABOUT CHRISTIAN TAMBURR

Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award, and he is a five-time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone.

Christian is the current musical director, pianist and arranger for 2018 double Grammy nominee Clint Holmes Soundtrack On Tour and The Modern Warrior. In addition to his public performances, Christian travels as CEO and lead facilitator of Sonic Leadership LLC, bringing unique musically inspired presentations on leadership and training to corporate teams around the globe.

Sep
16
Wed
2020
JOHN BROWN QUARTET – Facebook Live Event
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Brown with bassThe multi-talented John Brown brings his quartet to The Clayton Center stage on Wednesday, September 16. The performance is part of our ongoing Facebook Live concert series, which begins at 7:00 PM.

A successful bassist, composer, educator and actor, John currently serves as Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. He has a long history of performance excellence. At the age of 13, he began performing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. He was playing Principal Bass with that orchestra and performing with the Florence Symphony in South Carolina while still in high school.

John has performed in the United States and abroad with artists that include Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Nell Carter, Lou Donaldson, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Frank Foster, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Fred Wesley and Mark Whitfield.

He also has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, Shaking Free. His extensive experience includes performances at notable venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl and at major jazz festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).

This event is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Sep
23
Wed
2020
PROJECT 63 – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

And they’re back….The Clayton Center welcomes Project 63 back to the stage on Wednesday, September 23. This Alt Americana band made their debut on our Facebook livestream series back on the first of July. They have since released their newest album, “Lost In The Light.”

Join us on Facebook Live at 7 PM and connect with our growing community of local livestream music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to the Project 63 virtual tip jar during the show.