“Falling” Into A Busy Schedule

The storm has passed, the sun is shining, temps are cool and we are looking ahead to an exciting upcoming schedule here at The Clayton Center.

There are only two weeks before we open our 2018-19 Palladian Series on Saturday, October 27, at 8 PM, with the Roots & Boots tour with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye. ALL tickets to this show—reserved seating and Standing Room Only—are SOLD OUT. What a great way to kick off our season!

Just two weeks later, on Friday, November 9, at 8 PM, we welcome singer/songwriter Royal Wood to the stage. This is Royal’s first stop in Clayton, and we know that our patrons are going to fall in love with him. One fan described him as “talented, personable and SO MUCH FUN!” We have been listening to his latest release, Ever After The Farewell, and we can’t wait for you to hear him perform live.

December is going to be a busy month! We “swing” in the holiday season with The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra on Friday, December 7, at 8 PM. Their holiday show is guaranteed to brighten the season. Enjoy holiday classics – along with your favorite American standards – performed by these extraordinary jazz musicians.

Local music will be abundant for the holiday season as well. We are hosting the new Around Town Singers and Orchestra in “A Clayton Christmas” on Saturday, December 1, at 7 PM. On December 2, at 6 PM, Tippy Toes Dance Studio presents its annual holiday performance of The Nutcracker.

The holiday schedule finishes with the Johnston County Chorus and their Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December 15, at 2 and 7 PM.

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We’re Closing At 4 PM Today; All Evening Activities Canceled

The Clayton Center and all other Town of Clayton facilities will close at 4 p.m. today due to expected wind and heavy rains from Hurricane Michael. All activities scheduled for this evening at the Center have been canceled. We plan to open as usual on Friday morning. We thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon at The Clayton Center.

 

North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership Brings Hometown Debate Series to Clayton

spectrum cable hosts hometown debate at the clayton center

Heading to The Clayton Center to catch the October 9 Hometown Debate? Here’s the best way to find us.

The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL) and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host a “Hometown Debate” at the Clayton Center on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 PM. This event is free to the public.

Continuing its popular “Hometown Debate” series it began in 2016, NCIOPL is hosting four nights of debate in late September and early October, addressing four of the six proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

“The goal of these events is to encourage and enhance education dialogue at a local level – equipping voters with information they can use to make more informed business, policy, and electoral decisions,” said NCIOPL Board Chair Nelle Hotchkiss.

The debate in Clayton will focus on the proposed amendment of increasing legislative control ovr appointments to the bipartisan elections and ethics board. The doors to the Clayton Center will open at 6:30 PM, followed by the debate at 7 PM.

“We are pleased to bring this public service opportunity to our community,” said Dana Wooten, CEO of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. “NCIOPL’s mission is centered around fair political discourse on issues, and these debates will provide the opportunity to do just that.”

The debate will be taped and broadcast by Spectrum News. Spectrum will air the debate in its entirety on its website at spectrumlocalnews.com and an abbreviated version on its program, In Focus, on Sunday, October 14, at both 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM. Streaming coverage and online sources will also be available.

The debate will be moderated by Spectrum’s Loretta Boniti, and the panelists are Senator Dan Blue (District 14), Representative David Lewis (District 53), Allison Riggs (Senior Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice), and Dallas Woodhouse (Executive Director, NC Republican Party).

The remaining debate in the series will be at the Gastonia Conference Center on October 16. The previous debates were held at the Meroney Theatre in Salisbury on September 25 and the Turnage Theatre in Washington on October 2. All the debates are free to the public and start at 7:00 PM.

NCIOPL is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate future political and community leaders in modern campaign strategy, ethical decision making, and governance, such that its participants will have a sound grounding in ethical behavior, consensus building, and cooperative and collaborative leadership. No other program in North Carolina offers such a comprehensive curriculum in strategic, nonpartisan political leadership development.

The Clayton Center To Be Closed Sunday, September 16

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the continued effects of Tropical Storm Florence that are expected to impact the area in the next 24 hours, particularly continued heavy rain and possible flooding, The Clayton Center will remain closed on Sunday, September 16. No church services will be held.

The building is secure, and no damage has been reported. However, we want everyone to remain out of harm’s way as the storm moves through the area. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

It’s a Sell Out!

Standing Room Only Added for Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin & Collin Raye

Single tickets to upcoming Palladian Series shows were only on sale for two days before we had our first sellout of the season. Reserved seating for Roots & Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye sold out in just 48 hours!

These 90s country legends are so popular that we have added Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets for this show on Saturday, October 27. Call us at 919-553-1737, stop by or purchase tickets here in the SRO sections. Standing Room Only tickets are $25, plus sales tax and fees, and are limited to just 100 tickets.