Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

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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Mar
16
Sat
2019
Mac Powell & The Family Reunion
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

Mac Powell Clayton NCMac Powell grew up in a small town in Alabama. His love for music began at an early age as both of his parents would sing and play guitar around the house. Mac soon began to sing in the local country church by day, and listen to his Dad’s record collection by night.

When Mac was a sophomore in high school, he moved to Atlanta, GA, where his passion for music and faith found an outlet in the band THIRD DAY. Over the past 25 years, THIRD DAY has helped transform Christian music and built a devoted fan base while traveling the world many times over, selling 10 million albums, earning 4 Grammy awards, 1 American Music Award, 24 Dove Awards, and by being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Along the way, Mac has been honored to perform in front of millions of fans around the world and play music with some of the best musicians in the industry. Many of these acquaintances both onstage and in the crowd have turned from friends into true family members, and now it’s time for a good old fashioned Family Reunion!

MAC POWELL and the FAMILY REUNION officially started in early 2018 as the next chapter of Mac’s musical journey. The Family Reunion is a band that has developed over the past several years from the musical “brothers” that have been recording and playing live with Mac in support of his first two independent solo projects.

The Southern roots – American rock collections are foot-stompin’, hand clappin’ tunes – clearly pay tribute to the early musical inspirations from his childhood. The live show is a blend of classic and sing along Gospel, Country, and American Rock songs, combined with some Mac’s favorite THIRD DAY numbers that he has written, and his latest original tunes.

 

Apr
5
Fri
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
6
Sat
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
12
Fri
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersStudents in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz can audition on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
13
Sat
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersStudents in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz can audition on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

May
11
Sat
2019
Johnston County Chorus – The Greatest Show – Music from the Movies
May 11 @ 2:00 pm

The Johnston County Chorus is busy rehearsing for their upcoming spring concert at the Clayton Center. The show will feature more than 60 singers and a live band presenting movie classics through the years. Two shows: a 2 PM matinee and 7 PM.

Johnston County Chorus – THE GREATEST SHOW – Music from the Movies
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Johnston County Chorus is busy rehearsing for their upcoming spring concert at the Clayton Center. The show will feature more than 60 singers and a live band presenting movie classics through the years. Two shows: a 2 PM matinee and 7 PM.

Jul
29
Mon
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Jul
30
Tue
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Jul
31
Wed
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Aug
1
Thu
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Aug
2
Fri
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Season Preview & Presale Party featuring Violet Bell
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Clayton Center’s fifth annual Palladian Series Preview and Presale party is Thursday, August 8. 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.

North Carolina duo Violet Bell will headline the event with a 7:30 PM concert. Tickets to the event go on sale on July 8 at 10 AM.

Violet Bell weaves roots, soul, psychedelic and classical music into a lush, wild soundscape. On stage and in the studio, the North Carolina duo of Lizzy Ross (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Omar Ruiz-Lopez (violin, viola, cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals) share magnetic chemistry. The two have played more than 300 shows from Montreal to Miami in just over two years, honing the fiery intimacy of their live show and building a steadily growing fan base.

Violet Bell cut their debut LP Honey in My Heart with engineer Jason Richmond (Avett Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Nneena Freelon, Dom Flemons, Bombadil). The songs were recorded live in single takes, without isolation, click tracks or vocal tuning. Full of personality, Honey in My Heart feels consistent with the duo’s true selves as opposed to hidden behind studio wizardry.

Violet Bell was an official Americanafest 2018 showcasing artist. Since forming in March 2016, Violet Bell has been presented at venues and festivals such as WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, The Center for the Study of the American South, Rooster Walk Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Ocrafolk Festival, the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, the Festival for the Eno, the Beaufort Music Festival, the Burlington Carousel Festival, the Haw River Ballroom, Folk Alliance International, and many more.

Violet Bell has worked with KidzNotes, the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, the University of Mary Washington’s James Farmer Multicultural Fair, the Savannah Folk Music Society, and others to engage communities of all ages in educational and inspiring workshops.

Violet Bell was born in 2016, when singer-songwriter Ross recruited Ruiz-Lopez as a multi-instrumentalist for a live album recording show… two weeks before the show. Ruiz-Lopez slayed the performance and brought out a new dimension of beauty in the music. Violet Bell released their debut EP Dream the Wheel in 2017 and have been playing ever since.

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Marty Stuart Presents “The Pilgrim”
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale August 12 at 10AM. Presale available during
the Season Preview & Presale Party on August 8 at 7:30PM.

The Clayton Center welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his remarkable life.

Throughout his career, Stuart has played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt; he’s been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and he’s safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts, including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.

But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music — records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future. But this year, Stuart is looking to the past for inspiration. Twenty years after its original release, Stuart is breathing new life into his 1999 concept album, The Pilgrim.  Hailed by critics as a showcase of Stuart’s incredible songwriting and instrumental skills, The Pilgrim is a tale of a love triangle replete with marital infidelity, soul searching and redemption — all the ingredients for classic country success.

martystuart.net