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.

Holiday Spirit To Light Up Town This Thursday

All will be merry and bright on Main Street this Thursday evening, December 3, as Clayton celebrates its 25th annual TreeClayton nc christmas village Lighting Ceremony. Thousands will pack Main Street to visit and shop in our local businesses, enjoy music and performances, see Santa, dress up their doggies and ride on a new kiddie train! The festivities begin at 5:30 PM. The tree lighting will be earlier this year, so be sure to head to Town Square by 8 PM! Visit the Town of Clayton online for more information.

Fun and Fireworks In Store For July 4 At Municipal Park

The 2014 fireworks display drew thousands to Downtown Clayton

The 2014 fireworks display drew thousands to Downtown Clayton.

The Clayton Center and Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday. We may not be working this weekend, but that just gives us more time to enjoy the holiday festivities offered by Clayton Parks and Recreation.

Come on out for the biggest fireworks display around (at dark) on Saturday, July 4! Leading up to the fireworks show, there will be lots of family activities to enjoy – games and rides, a corn-hole tournament, basketball skills competition, free ice cream and watermelon, a Clayton fire truck spray down and a free concert by The Central Park Band. The activities start at 4:00 PM at Clayton’s Municipal Park, 325 McCullers Drive. Click here to learn more.

Grand Ole Opry Stars To Celebrate The Holidays Dec. 6

Country & Western, Comedy In Store From Riders In The Sky

Saddle up and head on down to The Clayton Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, as the iconic Riders In The Sky take the stage to celebrate Christmas The Cowboy Way.

Hailed as “one of the most historically significant acts in the history of American music,” Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by legends such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers for more than 30 years. These talented musicians have remained true to the integrity of Western music and have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit.

As a classic cowboy quartet, the trail has led Riders In The Sky to heights they could have never predicted. Riders have chalked up over 6100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries. They have performed their authentic renditions of old classic cowboy and Western songs, as well as original works and their signature comedic skits and songs in venues everywhere from the Nashville National Guard Armory to Carnegie Hall, and from county fairs to the Hollywood Bowl.

In 1982, Riders In The Sky became the first, and to date only, exclusively Western music artist to join the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running radio show in history. They are members of the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars and the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall, CA. They have won two Grammy Awards, and have been the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers Of the Year” seven times.