Calendar of Events

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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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Feb
16
Sat
2019
Father & Daughter Dance, sponsored by Granite Lodge 191
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dress in your Sunday best, and bring your daughter or daughters out to the annual Father & Daughter Dance sponsored by Granite Lodge 191 on Saturday, February 16, from 6:30-10 PM. The dance is open to all. Tickets are $40 per dad and daughter or daughters, and light refreshment will be served.

1000 Words Photography will be on site, and will provide a 5×7 photo to all who would like one at no charge. Also, there will be two photo booths this year to help keep the lines moving.

This annual event raised more than $3,000 for high school scholarships and Granite 191’s Charities last year.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Feb
22
Fri
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Feb
23
Sat
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Mar
2
Sat
2019
Miss Clayton/Miss Capital City/Miss Cleveland Scholarship Pageant
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland 2019 Scholarship Pageant is an official, local, triple preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization. As such, it is a part of the largest scholarship organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland Scholarship Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals.miss america 2019 Nia Franklin

Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, returns to the Capital City stage for the 2019 Miss Capital City, Miss Clayton, and Miss Cleveland Scholarship Pageant. Nia was crowned Miss Capital City 2016 on the Clayton Center stage on March 5, 2016. She was a Top 10 finalist at Miss North Carolina 2016 as Miss Capital City, and also received the Beth Stovall Music Scholarship award.

 

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
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
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.

May
18
Sat
2019
JBSDance Studio 2019 Spring Recital “The Greatest Dance Show”
May 18 @ 5:00 pm

JBSDance Studio presents its 2019 spring recital, The Greatest Dance Show. Tickets go on sale on April 22 at 10 AM.

May
19
Sun
2019
JBSDance Studio 2019 Spring Recital “The Greatest Dance Show”
May 19 @ 5:00 pm

JBSDance Studio presents its 2019 spring recital, The Greatest Dance Show. Tickets go on sale on April 22 at 10 AM.

May
29
Wed
2019
Tippy Toes Dance Studio – It’s Our 15th Birthday
May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Tippy Toes Dance Studio of Princeton celebrates 15 years of dancing with their Spring Birthday Celebration recital. Tickets go on sale on May 1, at 10 AM.

May
30
Thu
2019
Tippy Toes Dance Studio – It’s Our 15th Birthday
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Tippy Toes Dance Studio of Princeton celebrates 15 years of dancing with their Spring Birthday Celebration recital. Tickets go on sale on May 1, at 10 AM.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
The Dance Academy by Premier Athletics – A WORLD of ADVENTURE
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

The Dance Academy by Premier Athletics presents its 2019 Spring Recital, A World of Adventure, on Saturday, June 1, at 2 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door

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.

 

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.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Strong Tower Christian Fellowship Praise Party 2019 with Canton Jones
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm

CANTON CAJO JONES is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, vocal arranger, youth pastor and entrepreneur, as well as a dedicated husband and father of 4.

Canton Jones is a Deerfield Beach, FL, native, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. He has ministered to and performed in front of millions of people during his career as a music artist. Since beginning his career and ministry, Canton Jones has released numerous albums which include 20 Years, 3 Months, & 12 Days….., Love Jones, The Password: Access Granted, Kingdom Business Parts 1-4, Dominionaire, Dominionaire Remixed, Go Mode, Lust, Drugs, and Gospel, and Godcity.

Canton Jones has featured on projects with Kierra Kiki Sheard, James Fortune, Pastor Charles Jenkins, John Waller, Uncle Reece, Vicki Yohe, Deitrick Haddon, J Moss, Tye Tribbett, T Haddy, Isaac Caree, Viktory, Andy Mineo, Matt Pitt, William Murphy, Jor’dan Armstrong, Richie Righteous, Bizzle, Crystal Tamar, KJ 52, Jonathan Phillips, GIdeonzArmy, Corey Coco Condrey, Mr Del, Vashawn Mitchell, William McDowell, and Joann Condrey.

His awards and accolades include:

  • 2012 Grammy nomination
  • Stellar Award nomination
  • 3 Gospel Choice Awards
  • Trailblazer in Media &Entertainment Award
  • Received Resolution from Georgia State Senate
  • Partnerships with McDonald’s The Gift Tour, Chick Fil A, Trumpet Awards, Gospel Music Channel, Walmart, Hosea Feed the Hungry
  • Received keys to the city of Carrollton, GA
  • Serves Georgia school systems by speaking and ministering in song to elementary through high school students
  • Serves troubled youth by speaking and ministering in song to juvenile centers and at risk high schools.

The most important mission for Canton Jones is to clearly and adequately relay the message behind the music – the uninhibited Word of God. As a Youth Pastor at New Hope Church in Fayetteville, GA, Canton Jones is given the opportunity to hear and see what young people deal with on a daily basis. He is then able to speak musically to that generation in a way that they can incorporate God’s Word into their own lives. Canton ministers with conviction and transparency, which always proves to be effective on any platform.

Find more information about Praise Party 2019 here.

 

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

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