Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

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.

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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.

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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
9
Fri
2018
“After The I Dos” Game Show
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

 

First time in this area – a LIVE TAPING!
If you enjoy reality and/or game shows then you will have a great time at the After the “I Do’s” Game Show where couples answer probing questions to show how much they know about each other….or don’t know. Celebrity comedian host, Les Long, will keep you laughing from beginning to end! The winning couple goes home with a “Date-Cation” aka weekend getaway. The audience also has a chance to win prizes during quick games throughout the show. A vendors pavilion will offer speciality items before and after the show. Early Bird tickets are only $20 plus tax and service charge. Purchase them at www.theclaytoncenter.com
Don’t miss this first time event!

Vendor spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available. Email aftertheidosshow@gmail.com for more information. Limited spaces are available and they will go quickly!

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Carrie Newcomer
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm

Carrie NewcomerSinger-songwriter and recording artist Carrie Newcomer has been described as a ”soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. The Austin Statesman described her as having “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate,” and Rolling Stone once said, she “asks all the right questions.”  Most simply put, the Dallas Morning News said, “she’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true.’”

She was listed as one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT, and Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. She has toured with Alison Krauss, and Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better” on their Grammy-winning album This Side.

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Mar
16
Fri
2018
Malpass Brothers
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

Malpass BrothersIf you like cornbread and hush puppies, you are going to love the Malpass Brothers. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, the Malpass Brothers’ smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer into the deep respect they pay to legends who came before them.

As young boys, Christopher and Taylor soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

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May
12
Sat
2018
Johnston County Chorale Spring Concert
May 12 @ 3:00 pm

The Johnston County Chorale performs in its spring 2018 concert, “Made in the USA.” The chorale presents your favorite music of American Band Stand, country and gospel, with a patriotic finale and a special salute to the troops. Tickets on sale beginning Monday, April 2, at 10 AM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A group rate is available.

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May
17
Thu
2018
David Myles
May 17 @ 8:00 pm

David MylesLike his trademark suit, David Myles music is timeless. From soulful, contemporary pop crooners to delicate, jazzy folk ditties, from down-home, back porch roots tunes to infectious hip-hop earworms, this Juno Award winner’s only artistic constants are his always growing, shape-shifting songwriting, and his exceptional ability to entertain.

David effortlessly injects any song with his irresistible energy, which has led him to numerous collaborations – with a Latin Grammy winner to a world-renowned opera diva to a Canadian hip hop star. His endearing live charm, coupled with an uplifting sense of humor, has gained David an increasingly large fanbase, and afforded him frequent festival appearances.

Hovering somewhere around a magic spot between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake, David’s diverse set of musical tools has garnered a staggering number of prestigious nominations and awards. He has earned a reputation as a great showman, and his flawless musicianship and unforgettable stories have made him a favorite with fans everywhere.

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Jul
27
Fri
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Jul
28
Sat
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

bye bye birdieWhen rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

 

Aug
2
Thu
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Aug
3
Fri
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Aug
4
Sat
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Aug
10
Fri
2018
2018-19 Palladian Series Preview & Presale Party
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm

The 2018-19 Palladian Series preview and presale party is Friday, August 10. A $10 ticket will buy you an evening out AND the chance to purchase individual tickets to shows in the season before they go on sale to the general public.

Al Strong and the Fresh Five headline the event, with a 7:30 PM concert. A pre-show reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar takes place beginning at 6:30 PM.

IMPORTANT: Tickets purchased after Wednesday, August 1, will be for concert admission ONLY and will NOT include the preshow reception.

About Al Strong & The Fresh Five

This ensemble seeks to push the envelope in defying musical genres, with hints of AfroBeat, rock, jazz and soul music all nicely woven together.

It’s all dance music for this group and a chance for pure musical expression. When not performing in the Raleigh-Durham area, Al Strong balances his nonprofit and teaching responsibilities with traveling and performing. He is regularly booked in jazz scenes up and down the East coast, frequenting cities such as New York, DC and Atlanta. He has headlined his own shows at the BlueNote Jazz Festival, the Winter Jazz Fest, Blues Alley and a host of other clubs. At the heart of Strong’s work ethic is dedication to building a brand based on good, honest music that connects with and speaks to the listener’s hearts.  

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Oct
27
Sat
2018
Roots & Boots Tour
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Three of the voices that defined 90s country music – Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye – join forces in the Roots & Boots tour. Combined, the trio has amassed more than 40 Top 10 radio smash hits and sold more than 25 million albums. Don’t miss these iconic country artists as they come together to swap stories and perform their classic songs all on one stage.

 Reserved seating for this show is SOLD OUT. Please call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 or email eventinfo@townofclaytonnc.org for information about this show or to be added to a waiting list should seats become available. Standing Room Only tickets are available for this show for $25, plus tax & fees.

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Nov
9
Fri
2018
Royal Wood
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

 

Royal Wood, Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee, and a #1 added song at Hot AC radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Witness a night with this charming musical talent. $18

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Dec
1
Sat
2018
A Clayton Christmas presented by The Around Town Singers & Orchestra
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm
A Clayton Christmas presented by The Around Town Singers & Orchestra @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 AM.

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas show the way they used to be. Sing along to all of your favorite songs of the season, plus enjoy comedy, carols and a sing-along. The show features the Around Town Singers and a 25-piece orchestra, plus special guests that you won’t want to miss. Follow A Clayton Christmas blog for details of this family-friendly show and performers.

Tickets are $18, plus sales tax and fees. A group discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Clayton Center NC

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra swings back through Clayton with a holiday show guaranteed to brighten the season. Enjoy holiday classics – along with your favorite American standards – presented with the charm and extraordinary jazz musicianship of Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and the Equinox Orchestra. $35

 

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Jan
31
Thu
2019
Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.

“Hilarious and enormously talented.” Timeout, London

With appearances in more than 30 countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theatres, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter. His internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world.

Please note: Due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

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This event is generously sponsored by the businesses and organizations:

 

   Canopy 

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Yolanda Rabun
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm

North Carolina based songstress Yolanda Rabun is a fierce performer whose versatility allows her to master all styles of music. 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 will WOW you with her boundless energy, inventiveness and commanding vocal power. $22

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