Shana Tucker Performs Chamber Soul In Special Event

From Cirque De Soleil’s KÀ To The Clayton Center

The Clayton Center has added a special event on Friday, October 7, at 8 PM – cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker in concert.

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Photo by Chris Charles for Creative Silence

Shana’s ChamberSoul™ stories and songs are illuminated with hints of acoustic pop and soulful folk infused with strong jazz undertones.

Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as “a jazz talent…whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible…”, Shana’s style and sound has been described as a curious mash-up of Joni Mitchell, Dianne Reeves, India Arie and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity of songwriting reminiscent of Bill Withers.

Following the release and promotion of her debut CD, SHiNE (Jazz Urbane Recordings/ChamberSoul Media), a radio interview on NPR led to an invitation to join the musical cast of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Shana currently divides her time between Las Vegas and her chosen home base, Durham, NC.

Triangle Arts & Entertainment notes that Shana is “a complex musician who offers not only a world-class voice that rivals that of Cleo Laine or Diana Krall, but also is an accomplished cellist…able to compete with musicians who make their living simply by playing one instrument…she carves out a space that is intrinsically hers…”

Tickets to this event are $15, and seating is General Admission.

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Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, September 7, For Individual Palladian Series Shows

Enjoy a fun and exciting evening at The Clayton Center during the 2016-17 Palladian Series. Individual tickets to events in the performing arts series go on sale this Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM. Flex packages, which include a 10% discount off of the base ticket price when you purchase tickets to three or more showonderbreadyrsclaytoncenterncws, also will be on sale at this time.

There is still time to purchase full season ticket packages as well. The more you see, the more you save! Purchase a season ticket package and see all six shows at 15% off. That’s like seeing one show for free!

Visit our Palladian Series page for more information and to view videos of this year’s talented performers.

We’re Kicking Off The Season In Style


We are excited for our big event this Thursday. We will be kicking off the 2016-17 Palladian Series with a pre-season preview party. The evening begins with a preshow reception. We will then preview the season and enjoy a concert featuring Raleigh singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly.

Jeanne began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Limited tickets are available for $10 (plus NC sales tax). Call the box office at 919-553-1737, or click here for more information.

A Limited Number of Little Mermaid Seats To Open For Sale On Wednesday Morning

If you have been looking for “Mermaid” tix … there is hope! A LIMITED number of seats will be released for sale for the remaining performances of CYT’s “The Little Mermaid” beginning at 10 AM on Wednesday. Many of the available seats are single seats, so you may not get to sit with a friend, but you will get to see an amazing show.

Please note that these tickets will be available only through the box office and will NOT be available on-line. Please call the box office at 919-553-1737 or stop by after 10 AM to purchase these tickets.

2016-17 Palladian Series Announced

2016-season-claytoncenterPalladian Series brochures for the upcoming season are on the way to your mailbox. The Clayton Center is proud to present our newest line-up of concerts and comedy for 2016-17. The season will open on Saturday, October 15, and run through April 22, 2017.

Season tickets for the series go on sale on August 11, and Flex Packages and tickets to individual shows go on sale on September 7.

Click for more information about the 2016-17 Palladian Series.

Clayton Youth Theater Makes A Big Splash With The Little Mermaid

ClaytonLittleMermaidToday’s the day! It’s opening night for Clayton Youth Theater’s musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Tickets to tonight’s premier are almost gone, and seats for the Saturday, July 30, matinee have already sold out. But there will be three more opportunities to see the show next week as the run continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6.

Congratulations to the cast and crew, who have worked so hard on the show this summer. It’s been great to watch (and listen) to them pulling this show together. Break a leg!

Click here to read more about CYT’s The Little Mermaid.

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.