Check Out The Fabulous Holiday Show This Friday

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Clayton Center NCIt’s another big holiday weekend in Clayton, and the festivities kick off at The Clayton Center on Friday, December 7, with the swinging sounds of the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary Rat Pack entertainers, Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and their phenomenal orchestra are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook. Their music is laced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, and their performances speak to every soul. Their holiday show will be chock-full of your favorite seasonal songs.

The show gets started at 8 PM. Tickets are available through the box office or online.

While you’re in the holiday spirit, head into town on Saturday afternoon for the annual Clayton Christmas Parade.

Thousands of people will line Main Street for the annual holiday event, sponsored and organized by the Clayton Rotary Club, in partnership with the Town of Clayton. The parade begins at 3 PM on Main Street.

Main Street will be closed from U.S. 70 to Robertson Street from 2 PM to around 5:30-6 PM  that day. Get to downtown early so you can grab parking along any of Clayton’s side streets, just be sure not to block anyone’s driveway. There will be no parking on Main or Second Streets after 1 PM.


2019 Clayton Wedding Expo Vendor Registration Open

Calling all local wedding services vendors! Plan to join us on Saturday, February 2, at The Clayton Center for the 2019 Clayton Wedding Expo. This is the perfect setting for you to showcase your products and services to more than 100 brides who are planning their special day.

This year’s expo features a more spacious exhibit layout. And, as one of only 30 vendors, you are guaranteed facetime with the brides —and grooms — who attend the expo. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit with attendees in a comfortable and inviting setting.

Vendor booth space for this event is limited. If you want to be sure to secure a booth, complete the 2019 CWE Vendor Booth Registration Form. Then email, fax or mail it back with payment at your earliest convenience. Please note, there are 2 pages to the form. Both pages should be completed to register.



Royal Wood Welcomes Shana Tucker In Special Guest Appearance This Friday

We had an awesome opening night to our Palladian Series just two weeks ago, and now we are on to our second show. Royal Wood performs this Friday night, November 9, at 8 PM.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — even if you are not familiar with Royal and his brand of alternative/pop music, we just know that you are going to love him and his distinctive sound.

We have a special guest joining Royal on stage — Durham “chamber soul” cellist Shana Tucker. Shana was here at The Clayton Center to kick off the 2017-18 Palladian Series, and patrons are still talking about that performance. Shana says that she is “excited to play a little cello and sing a little harmony with the ‘superbly talented Canadian: Royal Wood.'” Hear more about the show here.

Tickets to the 8 PM show are $18, plus taxes & fees. We even have a special deal for you if you purchase tickets to the show before 5 PM on Friday. Get 2 for the price of 1 here when the code RW2018.


“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.







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.