Join Chicks With Hits For An Acoustic Guitar Pull

Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss sit down in Clayton for a good, old-fashioned acoustic guitar pull at The Clayton Center on Thursday, October 19, at 8 PM. The Chicks With Hits bring us their best-loved songs from their legendary careers.

You might be asking, “What’s a guitar pull?” The guitar pull is a southern tradition where a small group of musicians sits around and takes turns playing songs on a guitar. The “pull” part comes from the assumption that there was only one guitar among the group, so one may have to “pull” it away from another musician to get a turn.

It’s not likely that these Nashville stars will be pulling guitars from one another, but they will be pulling out all the stops to bring us an entertaining and memorable show. We expect tickets for this show to sell quickly, so get yours early. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, September 6, at 10 AM.

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SHOW ONLY Tickets Added For Shana Tucker This Thursday

Shana Tucker is so popular that we are adding a Show-Only ticket for her performance here at The Clayton Center this Thursday, August 24, at 7:30 PM.

Limited tickets for our season kick-off party sold out on Friday. So, we are adding a Show Only ticket — because we want everyone experience Shana’s awesome talent.

The Show Only tickets can be purchased online or through the Box Office at 919-553-1737. These tickets are available for Will Call only, and can be picked up only at the Box Office beginning at 7 PM Thursday. So come on out and join us for some great music by Shana Tucker this Thursday.

Shana Tucker Stars In Our Season Kick-off Show

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Join us on Thursday, August 24, for a kick-off party, starring Shana Tucker, to preview the 15th anniversary Palladian Series.

The price is right! For just $10 per ticket, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) in the Council Chambers before the show, and then head to the auditorium for a performance by the incomparable and irresistible Shana Tucker.

The Durham Herald-Sun calls Shana, “An absolute stunner,” and says, “Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding.”

Shana’s style and sound are influenced by her jazz and classical roots, which she deftly weaves with the pop music, movie soundtracks and world music of the 80s and 90s.

Having opened for internationally acclaimed artists, including Norah Jones, Lisa Fischer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Javon Jackson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Indigo Girls, Shana’s vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers.

For the past 5 years, Shana has balanced her theatre, club and festival performances with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2017 she returned to her full-time touring and recording schedule. She has new collaborations in the offing, and is working to complete her sophomore recording project, set for release before the end of the year.

The season kick-off reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event will be limited (only 300 seats are available), so purchase your tickets early!

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

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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.