Ken Knox Brings Beach Music To Town Square This Thursday

KenKnoxDowntownClaytonFormer Chairmen of the Board member Ken Knox continues his Carolina beach music legacy with this band Ken Knox & Co.  In a show filled with timeless hits — “Give Me a Little More Time,” “On the Beach” and everyone’s favorite, “Carolina Girls.”  Knox’s three -piece horn line, The Executives, will open with covers of your favorite party songs.  Check out their playlist to get a taste of this awesome show.

As always at the Town Square concert series, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged (no coolers, please). Beverages and food will be for sale. Click here for more information.

Second Summer Comedy Series Show Is This Saturday

Comedian and actor Jay Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the second of the three-part 2016 Summer Comedy SerComedySeries2ies this Saturday, July 9, at 8 PM.

Performing for the show are actor and stand-up comedian Pierre of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View; Shaun Jones of Comic View, One Mic Stand and Bounce TV’s Off The Chain; and Talent of Comic View, HBO’s Snaps and Def Comedy Jam. Ticket price for the show is $25. Cocktail lounge opens at 6 PM.

Part III will be held on Saturday, August 20, and will feature, King Kountry Wayne and Joe Clair. Ticket price is $30.

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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.

Tickets To An Evening With John Hiatt On Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for a solo acoustic concert by singer-songwriter John Hiatt, presented  by Bob Nocek Presents. The show is Friday, October 14, at 8 PM. VIP Packages also are available for this performance.

Over the last 40 years, American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter John Hiatt has released 22 albums and bridged a variety of genres. His music crosses boundaries between Americana, blues, folk, and country. Touring in support of his most recent album, Terms of My Surrender, Hiatt is performing a special Evening with John Hiatt.

Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.

The rock-country-blues fusion album Bring The Family – performed with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner – was Hiatt’s first charted effort, and he was subsequently named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone’s annual Critics Poll. Always prolific, in the last few years Hiatt has released Same Old Man, The Open Road, Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns, Mystic Pinball and Terms of My Surrender.

Click here for tickets and information.

Millstock Morphs Into Mondo Roots

mondorootsclaytonncThe festival formerly known as Millstock took on a different flavor on Saturday, and drew crowds to downtown Clayton for a multicultural arts experience.

The first annual Mondo Roots festival featured music that was as diverse as the artists displaying their wares. Rap, reggae, jazz, soul and funk could be heard from the stage on Town Square from 1 until 8 pm on Saturday. Congratulations to the organizers on a successful event!

Read about the festival in Sunday’s Clayton News-Star and check out photos here.