Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

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.  


Roots & Boots Tour
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t Miss Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye

Individual tickets on sale Monday, August 13, 10 AM.

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.




Royal Wood
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 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

Individual tickets on sale Monday, August 13, 10 AM.


Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Clayton Center NCThe 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

Individual tickets on sale Monday, August 13, at 10 AM.


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

Individual tickets on sale Monday, August 13, 10 AM.