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

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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July 4th Fireworks & More At Municipal Park

The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July festivities.

Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free family field games, free ice cream and watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert by The North Tower Band.

There also will be food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The park is located on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton. The fireworks go off at dark.

Find complete details – including a map, timeline of events, and the exit plan to help get you home safely and quickly – 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

Chorale Brings The “Best Of Broadway” To Spring Concert

JC Chorale at clayton centerThe Johnston County Chorale performs its annual spring concert this Saturday here at The Clayton Center with two performances of the Best of Broadway.

The show and the Chorale received some great press earlier this week in the News & Observer. N&O reporter Abbie Bennett wrote about the concert and the history of the Johnston County ensemble.

Bennett writes, “For nearly four decades, the Johnston County Chorale has serenaded not just its home county but venues across the country. Next up is The Clayton Center, where the chorale will present its spring concert, “Best of Broadway,” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

Read the entire article here.