Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Miss Clayton High School
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Four contestants will vie for the title of Miss Clayton High School 2019 during the 56th annual Miss CHS Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, March 23, at 7 PM at The Clayton Center.

Riley Barnes, Amelia Black, Mary-Grayce Narron and Hailey Stephens will participate in the pageant. The theme this year is “Boogie Nights.”

Tickets for the event are $10 and are available through The Clayton Center Box Office, located at 111 E. 2nd Street in advance or at the door beginning at 6 PM.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
WILLIAM SEYMOUR – Live via YouTube
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

William Seymour performs The Clayton Center’s Wednesday night livestream concert series continues on October 7 with the music of William Seymour.

William is a singer-songwriter based out of Greenville. His sound can be described as a mix of blues, soul and Americana. His influences come from artists such as Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton and Ray Lamontagne. He is a former band member with Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey (Rebekah performed on our livestream earlier this summer) and The Broadcast. His current project is the release of his debut solo album Quicksand, available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to William’s music here.

Note: this is the first performance that will stream live via YouTube. To access the concert and subscribe to our YouTube channel, click here.

Oct
28
Wed
2020
AUTUMN NICHOLAS – Live via YouTube
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Autumn Nicholas is a vibrant, gifted vocalist, songwriter and performer who has amazed audiences around the country. Her lyrics and melodies are reminiscent of singer/songwriters Julia Michaels, James Bray and Ed Sheeran. She has the warmth of Adele and the soul of Etta James. Autumn is able to seamlessly blend pop alternative melodies that become part of your daily playlist.

An award-winning artist, Autumn connects with fans in large venues and small intimate performances. Her upcoming EP, Shades of Beige, showcases her vocal range and lyrical sensibilities with pop infused, guitar-driven melodies. Thematically Nicholas aims to highlight our differences within society and see them through a positive lens.

Note: this performance  will stream live via our YouTube channel. Click here to access the concert.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
WILL WEST & BEN POLLARD – Live via YouTube
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
will west in concertJoin us for an intimate acoustic set with performer/songwriter Will West and special guest Ben Pollard on guitar.
Will West and company make their audiences feel comfortable, whether they’re performing for thousands at a music festival or a handful of listeners at an intimate venue.
The son of a fiddle player, Will grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. He was inspired by his parent’s vast record collection and began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. His first loves were old-time blues and heavy metal music.
In 2002, Will loaded up his guitar, his dog and a handful of original tunes and moved to Portland, Oregon and has been on a steady rise in the rich Northwest music scene.
Will released his latest album Transitions (side a) in July 2019. The album is a collection of songs touchingon rock, pop, groove and big horn sounds, and features a collection of incredible Portland musicians.
Nov
11
Wed
2020
“THE GREATEST GENERATION” performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

jazz ambassadors army field bandThis event will be streamed on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/dg5C7G0TOLY

In honor of Veterans Day, The Clayton Center is proud to present a live video stream of “The Greatest Generation” as performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band.

Please join us as we honor those who have served and defended our country.The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report.

Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

Nov
18
Wed
2020
ONYX CLUB BOYS – Live via YouTube
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass and drums) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet and realize how universally similar music really is.

The band just released their newest album, Million Color Vision, in 2018. It features catchy originals along with a few classics, and was carefully crafted and recorded over the last few years.

Among the many shows, The Onyx Club Boys have appeared at Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, Artsplosure, the NC Museum of Art, WUNC’s Back Porch Music at American Tobacco Campus Durham, Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.

Nov
25
Wed
2020
THE CLAYTON CENTER’S GIVING THANKS LIVE STREAM COMPILATION – Streamed via YouTube
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we prepare for the holidays! The Giving Thanks Live Stream Compilation features highlights from some of our favorite pandemic live stream concerts. These North Carolina musicians sustained us through nearly a year of uncertainty.
The Clayton Center staff would like to thank everyone who has tuned in to our Wednesday night live stream concert series. We are continually grateful for the support we have received for these concert broadcasts. We still do not have an estimated date for reopening our venue, but we do hope to see you all in person soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the holiday and enjoy the show!
This show will be broadcast via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/t7plwfcVBVo
Dec
2
Wed
2020
SHANA TUCKER & CHRISTIAN TAMBURR’S “HOLIDAY CABARET 2020” – Live via YouTube
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ChamberSoul cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker, accompanied by Christian Tamburr on piano, share “songs for the season” — a thoughtfully curated evening of music and conversation, in classic cabaret style. This musical program will feature songs celebrating the upcoming holidays and also selections that reflect upon the “season” of 2020.

This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/A2-_oAys9KU

 

Dec
12
Sat
2020
JOHNSTON COUNTY CHORUS VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join in with the sounds of Christmas as singers from the Johnston County Chorus present A Virtual Christmas Concert on December 12 at 7:00 PM. Enjoy virtual choir videos of singers along with live soloists and musicians as the Chorus presents secular and sacred Christmas favorites.

The show will be livestreamed via the JC Chorus YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdqfDdigWBFv6Wo52J5vd9g/).

Viewers can visit the JoCo Chorus Facebook page  for more details about the event.

There is no cost to view the virtual event. However, you can help support the Chorus by making a donation through Give Lively during the livestream.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
SAYER MCSHANE BAND – Live via YouTube
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sayer McShane is a fantastic blues-based rock band. Their live show features hot guitar, grooving drums, powerful vocals, engaging humor and raw showmanship. They play a unique blend of rock, blues, Motown, funk, soul and pop. Some artists are great performers and some are great entertainers. Sayer McShane is both. Two people never made rockin’ the house look this easy and sound so natural.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, the band appeals to a diverse audience, always surprising people with their big sound featuring guitar, drums and rich, soulful vocals. Kristin Sayer “The Git-tar Player” sings lead, plays guitars, bass, keyboards, tenor sax, drums, writes, arranges and produces the music. Carolyn McShane “MC Shane” sings lead, harmony, plays drums, percussion, keys, guitars, records and engineers the music.
Sayer McShane has received radio airplay for several singles and have a very loyal, ever-growing fan base. They have opened for acts like Edwin McCain, Buddy Guy and Robin Trower, as well as played for the NHL Hockey All Star Game with 3 Doors Down and many others in Raleigh. They were featured at the North Carolina State Fair and and were nominated for Detroit and Carolina Music Awards.
This livestream concert will be broadcast via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/Hg7McNBbAYQ
This concert is made possible, in part, by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.

 

Dec
23
Wed
2020
A PROTON JONES CHRISTMAS – Live via YouTube
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Proton Jones returns to The Clayton Center livestream series, and this time he’s bringing holiday cheer. Join us from the cozy comfort of your homes on December 23 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the holidays the only way we know how — with great music and good people.

This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/ucHpCUzkvSc

This live stream concert is made possible, in part, by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.

 

Dec
30
Wed
2020
THANK YOU ARTISTS – Live via YouTube
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As we say goodbye to 2020, The Clayton Center wants to say “THANK YOU” to all of the artists that have performed as part of our weekly livestream concert series. We are indebted to them for trusting us to produce a quality evening of entertainment in which they could showcase their tremendous talents.
While we prepare to continue these Live Stream Concerts into the year 2021, we invite you to join us on December 30 at 7 pm as we re-cap every artist that graced our stage for a livestream concert in 2020.
Find the show on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KzZ7JawGZyQ.

 

Jan
6
Wed
2021
THE BRITISH INVADERS – Live via YouTube
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our first livestream concert of the New Year brings The British Invaders to our stage and into your living rooms.
This band will transport you back to the 1960s, when English bands were storming the USA!

This Live Stream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/NJ5LPRt-0AA

 

Jan
13
Wed
2021
THE JOHN BROWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA – Live via YouTube
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You loved him when he appeared with his quartet live from The Clayton Center in August. Just wait until you hear him play with his orchestra!
Join us on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_Z84qkxiI on Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 7:00 PM.

 

Jan
20
Wed
2021
REBEL’S FOX – Livestream Virtual Concert
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook page, as well as on our YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/w2z7vKN2oMA.
Join us Wednesday, January 20, as Clayton’s own Rebel’s Fox returns to The Clayton Center. The band will be going live at 7 PM so gather your friends in front of your favorite screen and rock the evening away!
This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Jan
27
Wed
2021
VCT RADIO – Livestream Virtual Concert
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Funk on the bottom, jazz on the top”

VCT Radio, featuring
– Chris Conley (drums) – formerly with Crossoverdrive and Will McBride Group
– Troy Cole (bass) – formerly with Jaafar and Crossoverdrive
– Vishnu Gangadharan (keyboards) – formerly with Jaafar
– Will McBride (guitar) – founder of Will McBride Group

What critics say about VCT Radio: “Feels much more like a concert, than just a bar band show. Just enough jazz to make it challenging, enough funk to make it really move, enough creative arrangements of mega-hits to make it familiar, enough obscure music to make it interesting, enough original music to make it fulfilling, and enough musicianship to pull it off almost seamlessly.”

Join us on January 27, at 7:00 pm via YouTube at https://youtu.be/jG7_8MLMJC8

Feb
3
Wed
2021
REBEKAH TODD – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This live stream concert will be broadcast via The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/H7bS5rTWPJU

 

This concert is made possible with support from the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.
Feb
10
Wed
2021
WADE HILL – Livestream Virtual Concert
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This live stream concert will be broadcast on The Clayton Center’s Facebook, as well as YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/ovg_QgLciRo

 

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, at 7pm.
Feb
14
Sun
2021
18th Annual Valentine’s Jazz Festival – Special Livestream Event, 4:00 PM
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Love Valentine’s Day? Love Jazz?

Then join us for the 18th annual Duke, NCCU and UNC Valentine’s Jazz Festival LIVE from The Clayton Center on Sunday, February 14.

Historically, the festival is a collaborative concert that brings together jazz ensembles from Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to perform and learn from one another while entertaining the community. 

This year faculty members from each university will assemble in a small combo on The Clayton Center stage and perform via livestream through HomePlay Live – a platform that allows us to keep the event alive, the universities connected and the jazz experience readily available to the community.

Tickets are $10 (plus tax and fee) for either a 4:00 pm or a 7:00 pm livestream.

All ticketed patrons will receive an email confirming their ticket purchase. This email will include a private passcode to use to access the concert through your HomePlay.Live account.

Please log in to HomePlay.Live prior to February 14 to register your email if you do not already have a HomePlay account. Then, just prior to 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm on February 14, log into your account to access the livestream.

Note that your concert details will be sent via email to the address you provided when you purchase your ticket(s). Also note that patrons are solely responsible for ensuring that they have the technology, connection, and other hardware, software, or services necessary to access the virtual show.

18th Annual Valentine’s Jazz Festival – Special Livestream Event, 7:00 PM
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ValentLove Valentine’s Day? Love Jazz?

Then join us for the 18th annual Duke, NCCU and UNC Valentine’s Jazz Festival LIVE from The Clayton Center on Sunday, February 14.

Historically, the festival is a collaborative concert that brings together jazz ensembles from Duke University, North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to perform and learn from one another while entertaining the community. 

This year faculty members from each university will assemble in a small combo on The Clayton Center stage and perform via livestream through HomePlay Live – a platform that allows us to keep the event alive, the universities connected and the jazz experience readily available to the community.

Tickets are $10 (plus tax and fee) for either a 4:00 pm or a 7:00 pm livestream.

All ticketed patrons will receive an email confirming their ticket purchase. This email will include a private passcode to use to access the concert through your HomePlay.Live account.

Please log in to HomePlay.Live prior to February 14 to register your email if you do not already have a HomePlay account. Then, just prior to 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm on February 14, log into your account to access the livestream.

Note that your concert details will be sent via email to the address you provided when you purchase your ticket(s). Also note that patrons are solely responsible for ensuring that they have the technology, connection, and other hardware, software, or services necessary to access the virtual show.