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Apr
30
Sat
2016
Mike Farris
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
Mike Farris @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

The incomparable Mike Farris returns to Clayton in 2016! Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Roots Gospel Album, Farris shares original material as well as his trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock & roll, New Orleans swagger and vintage Memphis soul.

Aug
11
Thu
2016
Jeanne Jolly – Season Kick-off Concert
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Clayton Center invites you to a pre-season kick-off party to preview the upcoming Palladian Series on Thursday, August 11. Begin the evening with a preshow Jeanne Jolly The Clayton Centerreception, and then enjoy the music of Raleigh native Jeanne Jolly.

ABOUT JEANNE
Jeanne’s music is heartfelt. It combines the earthiness of American roots music, a hint of jazz sophistication, and the smoldering emotion of soul ballads. Jeanne, a Raleigh native, began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey
Jazz Festival.

The reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM, and will feature light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. 

Seating for this event is limited, so purchase your tickets early! Also, please note that tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door for this event.

 

Oct
14
Fri
2016
John Hiatt In Concert
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t miss a special solo Evening With John Hiatt, brought to The Clayton Center by Bob Nocek Presents, on Friday, October 14, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24, at 10 AM.Johnhiatclaytoncenter

The American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres over his 40 years in the music business. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country. He currently is touring in support of his most recent album, Terms of My Surrender.

All seats reserved. Tickets $45. VIP also are available.

John Hiatt VIP Meet & Greet Package $195One premium reserved ticket located in the first 3 rows

  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with John Hiatt
  • Personal photograph with John Hiatt
  • Private and intimate pre-show (2) song acoustic performance by John Hiatt (performing songs not included in the evening’s set)
  • Autographed lyric print
  • Collectible tour lithograph (limited print, numbered)
  • Exclusive John Hiatt tour merchandise item
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

John Hiatt – VIP Tour Package $120

One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows

  • Autographed lyric print
  • Collectible tour lithograph (limited print, numbered)
  • Exclusive John Hiatt tour merchandise item
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Limited availability

 

Nov
19
Sat
2016
6 Guitars
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
6 Guitars @ The Clayton Center | Clayton | North Carolina | United States

Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance in 6 Guitars. Chase portraying six different guitar players, each with their own voice, views and musical style. The characters – who range in age from a 19-year-old rock prodigy to an 87- year-old bluesman – play songs from their genre and tell the stories of their musical journeys.

With ample music from multiple genres, the show blends elements of stand-up comedy and musical improvisation. 6 Guitars truly offers something for everyone. sixguitars.com

 

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Feb
14
Tue
2017
“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.

 

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
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
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.

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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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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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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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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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