Celebrate July 4th At Municipal Park

July 4th activities are the hottest ticket in town this Tuesday! Join Clayton Parks & Recreation for the decades-old Independence Day Celebration in Municipal Park on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton.

Activities start at 4 PM, and much of the fun is free – there will be free family field games, free ice cream, free watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department, a free concert and, of course, free fireworks!

Other activities (available at a cost) will include food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The fireworks shoot off at dark and often the live music, inflatables and rides will run another half hour after the show. That way, you can have more fun instead of sitting in traffic.

If you want to see all the fireworks – more shells than we’ve ever had before – and be in the middle of all the fun, be at Municipal Park on July 4.

Summer Fun With Town Square Concert Series

Liquid Pleasure part of summer fun of Clayton 's Town Square Concert Series

Clayton’s summer Town Square Concert Series continues this Thursday, June 15, with the party music of Liquid Pleasure.

The concert series is produced by the Clayton Downtown Development Association in association with several local sponsors. The monthly shows begin at 6 PM on the stage at Town Square, but the fun starts at 5:30 PM with food trucks, a bouncy house, beer and wine vendors and more. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this free public concert, but please leave your coolers at home.

The Town Square Concert Series schedule also includes:

Thursday, July 20 – The rock/soul/blues/country band Heads up Penny opens for country artist Kennedy Fitzsimmons.

Thursday, August 17 – The Breakfast Club presents the music of the 80s.

Friday, September 8 – The popular beach music band The Embers.

Get Down With Motown On Town Square This Friday

If the sounds of Motown put you in a dancing mood, then come on out to Town Square this Friday as the Clayton Downtown Development Association kicks off the 2017 Town Square Concert Series with The Legacy Motown Revue.

The Legacy, presented by The Arbors, will take you back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire, The Temptations and many more legendary icons. The group features talented singers, plus an amazing six-piece horn band. The music starts at 6 PM, but the fun begins at 5:30, with food trucks, a bounce house, vendors and more.

The Town Square Concert Series will continue monthly throughout the summer. The remaining concert dates are June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 8. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for these free public concerts, but please leave your coolers at home.

 

 

Broadway Musical Magic Comes To The Clayton Center

The Johnston County Chorale presents the spring concert — “Broadway Musical Magic” — tomorrow at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Clayton Center.

The 2017 concert will feature music from all your favorite Broadway shows, including Motown the Musical, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Cabaret, Fame, Guys and Dolls and more.

Tickets are $15, plus sales tax and fees. A group discount is available for groups of 5 or more. Please call the box office for assistance with group tickets or handicapped accessible seating.

Tickets for this show can be purchased here, or by calling The Clayton Center Box Office at 919-553-1737.

It’s Christmas Time In Clayton

Carpenters Remembered

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Clayton. The Town sponsored a successful Christmas Village and Tree Lighting last week. This Saturday at 3 PM, the Clayton Rotary presents the annual Clayton Christmas Parade. Here at The Clayton Center, we have have been decking the halls in preparation for our annual December show – “We’ve Only Just Begun”: Carpenters Remembered.

Carpenters Remembered is the definitive show celebrating one of the most successful recording acts of all time. Karen and Richard Carpenter sold over a hundred million records in just over a decade and still hold the record for the most consecutive top-ten singles.  The dynamic combination of Karen’s voice and Richard’s compositions and arrangements created Grammy-winning magic and won them a worldwide legion of loyal fans.

This Saturday, December 10, at 8 PM, Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her 7-piece band of versatile Nashville musicians to recreate the sound of the Carpenters. In addition Michelle shares stories culled from extensive research and interviews with those who knew Karen and Richard both personally and professionally.  The result is a family show and an intimate behind the scenes profile of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era.

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