Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Mar
14
Thu
2019
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid”
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
East Clayton Elementary School presents "The Little Mermaid" @ The Clayton Center

The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid”
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
East Clayton Elementary School presents "The Little Mermaid" @ The Clayton Center

The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.

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.

 

Mar
22
Fri
2019
James Judd with Jen Kober
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

James Judd is a stand-up storyteller and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, the legendary improv troupe The Groundlings, and The New Faces of the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, James weaves comic, autobiographical tales that crowd the stage with hilarious characters and situations. James will be joined by Jen Kober who brings crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. $22

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Apr
4
Thu
2019
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Lee Roy Parnell
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

Lee Roy Parnell returns, bringing his “soulful vocal delivery and blistering array of guitar chops,” to the stage. The multiple Grammy Award nominee is widely recognized as one of the best slide guitar players on the planet. Don’t miss this chance to see Lee Roy live as he performs his brand of Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock. $25

 

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May
5
Sun
2019
Main Street Dance Recitals
May 5 @ 1:15 pm

Main Street Dance Studio of Fuquay Varina presents the 2019 Solo & Duet Recitals. Performances are at 1:15 PM, 3:45 PM and 6:15 PM. Contact the studio at 919-552-0480 for information.

May
9
Thu
2019
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

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.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Jun
21
Fri
2019
“Main Street USA” Presented by the Around Town Singers and Orchestra
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
"Main Street USA" Presented by the Around Town Singers and Orchestra @ The Clayton Center

Main Street, USA features 90 minutes of great music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s by your Around Town Singers and Orchestra. The show celebrates the return of great little Main Streets all across the nation.  You’ll be peering down a replica of none other than Main Street Clayton as you enjoy and sing along with such great songs as Locomotion, One Fine Day, Rose Garden, My Guy, Downtown, and many more.  If you enjoyed Mamma Mia, you’ll really enjoy our show-within-a-show inside a re-creation of Jones Cafe with Special Guests that you won’t want to miss and our energetic Around Town Dancers. Get ready to sing your favorites! Visit www.MainStreetUSAShow.com for the latest information.

 

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

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.