Clayton Couple Named Scene Stealers Of The Year

Stan and Vicki Hole of Clayton were named The Clayton Center’s Scene Stealer volunteers of the year for the 2016-17 Palladian Series season. Stan and Vicki, who volunteer as greeters, ushers and ticket scanners at shows throughout the season, were honored at the annual Scene Stealer Appreciation dinner held at The Clayton Center on Thursday, August 3.

All of the Scene Stealers who were active throughout the season were treated to dinner and tickets to Clayton Youth Theater’s production of Little Shop Of Horrors.

The Scene Stealers are a dedicated group of volunteers who work as greeters, ushers and ticket takers and who pass out programs and assist with concessions during events at the Clayton venue.

The Scene Stealer of the Year – chosen each year by the staff of The Clayton Center – is recognized for a commitment to ensuring that our patrons have an enjoyable experience when they attend an event at The Clayton Center.

Stan and Vicki are pictured at right with Scene Stealer coordinator and CYT director Nikki Dyke.

Want to get involved with the Scene Stealers?


Meet The March Artists

Join Clayton Visual Arts tomorrow – Thursday, March 2 – for the March Meet The Artists Reception. The reception will be held from 6-7:30 PM in the Clayton Center Lobby Gallery.

The March exhibit features the unique work of three local artists – acrylic painter, Susan Peters; watercolor artist, Catherine Donleycott; and pyrographer (wood burner), Sherri Redfield.

The reception is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and children are always welcome to attend. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month. Visit Clayton Visual Arts for more information.

Artist Catherine Donleycott   Artist Sherri Redfield

Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, September 7, For Individual Palladian Series Shows

Enjoy a fun and exciting evening at The Clayton Center during the 2016-17 Palladian Series. Individual tickets to events in the performing arts series go on sale this Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM. Flex packages, which include a 10% discount off of the base ticket price when you purchase tickets to three or more showonderbreadyrsclaytoncenterncws, also will be on sale at this time.

There is still time to purchase full season ticket packages as well. The more you see, the more you save! Purchase a season ticket package and see all six shows at 15% off. That’s like seeing one show for free!

Visit our Palladian Series page for more information and to view videos of this year’s talented performers.

Millstock Morphs Into Mondo Roots

mondorootsclaytonncThe festival formerly known as Millstock took on a different flavor on Saturday, and drew crowds to downtown Clayton for a multicultural arts experience.

The first annual Mondo Roots festival featured music that was as diverse as the artists displaying their wares. Rap, reggae, jazz, soul and funk could be heard from the stage on Town Square from 1 until 8 pm on Saturday. Congratulations to the organizers on a successful event!

Read about the festival in Sunday’s Clayton News-Star and check out photos here.


The Music Continues With Town Square Concert Series

The Clayton Center’s Palladian Series season came to an end on April 30, but the sound of music will continue in downtown Clayton with the outdoor summer Town Square Concert Series.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) has announced its 2016 line-up, which includes a local party band, beach music, R&B and everything in between. The opening act will be local favorite The Central Park Band. first concert is Friday, May 20.

Traditionally the Town Square concerts were held on Thursdays, but this year some dates fall on Friday and Saturday. The Square will open at 5:30 on concert nights, and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged (no coolers, please). Beverages and food will be for sale.

The complete summer schedule follows. Click here for more information.

The Central Park Band– Friday, May 20
Southern Culture On The Skids – Thursday, June 16
Ken Knox & Co with The Executives – Thursday, July 21
Kasey Tyndall with Big River Band – Saturday, August 20
Natural Wonder – Thursday, September 15