Fifteen years! Can you believe it? The Clayton Center presented its very first show 15 years ago, and from the moment we opened the doors, it has been an extraordinary experience.
To celebrate our milestone, we have pulled together a phenomenal schedule of events that you will not want to miss! Tickets will go on sale later this summer, but we want to be sure you save the dates. So, it is with great fanfare – drum roll, please – that The Clayton Center announces the 2017-18 Palladian Series…
We open on Thursday October 19 with the hottest ticket in town. Three of Nashville’s shining female stars roll into town on their Chicks With Hits tour. Country music’s Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss perform a guitar-pull style acoustic show that features your favorite hit songs from their legendary careers.
Kathy Mattea – another chick who has garnered a ton of hits – takes our stage on Saturday, November 11. Kathy invites you into her Acoustic Living Room to enjoy songs and stories she shares with her long-time musical collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley. Sit back and enjoy Kathy’s beloved classics, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and some brand new material.
Our December gift to you is none other than The Celtic Tenors. Our favorite Irishmen — Daryl, James and Matthew — return to Clayton on Friday, December 8. Join them for their rousing renditions of Irish folk standards, fun and energetic pop favorites and classic Christmas tunes.
The excitement continues into 2018 as singer/songwriter and recording artist Carrie Newcomer stops by on Saturday, February 10. Carrie has been listed as one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT, and as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years.
Our favorite local country boys, The Malpass Brothers – who hail from just down the road in Goldsboro – join us on Friday, March 16. Christopher and Taylor may be young, but they will shine with their classic performance of traditional country favorites.
Our 15th season closes with Canadian contemporary folk/pop artist David Myles. If you haven’t heard David’s music, you need to check him out and then come and see him on Thursday, May 17. The best way to describe him is a cross between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake. Just like The Clayton Center, David’s music is timeless.
Check out our ticket sales timeline here.