• Photo promoting The Black Market Trust at The Clayton Center on Oct 16

    The Black Market Trust

    Saturday, October 16, 8:00 PM

  • Photo promoting Schoolhouse Rock! Live at The Clayton Center Nov 13

    Family Event: Schoolhouse Rock! Live

    Saturday, November 13, 4:00 PM

  • Don Friesen & Brad Upton

    Saturday, November 6, 8:00 PM

  • Photo promoting The Robert Cray Band at The Clayton Center NC Nov 19

    The Robert Cray Band

    Friday, November 19, 8:00 PM - Tickets on sale Sept. 1

  • Robert Earl Keen’s Christmas Show

    Friday, December 3, 8:00 PM

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Don’t miss the jazz/swing of The Black Market Trust

The Clayton Center’s signature Palladian event series begins on Saturday, Oct. 16, with a performance by The Black Market Trust, a five-member jazz band based in Los Angeles.

The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album “II” featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66.”

Tickets to the 8pm show are $30, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased online or through The Clayton Center Box Office at 919-553-17377


Concert Series to kick off Friday, Sept. 10

rebekah todd on stage

Benson native Rebekah Todd and her band, The Odyssey, kick off The Clayton Center’s 2021-2022 concert series on Friday, Sept. 1. A second North Carolina band, Will West and The Friendly Strangers, will open the show beginning at 7:30pm. Both Todd and West were featured performers in The Clayton Center’s livestream concert series in 2020-2021. […]


Concerts are back – indoors and out

Concerts are back in Clayton! The Clayton Center is counting down to our first show of the year – Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey on Friday, Sept. 10, with special guests Will West & The Friendly Strangers. (Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 2). In the meantime, we’re excited for the first outdoor concert on […]


We’re gearing up to go live

The Clayton Center will reopen this fall with a 2021-2022 schedule of live events to rival seasons past. Details about upcoming events will be released over the next few weeks. Our first announcement will be this Wednesday, July 28. Keep an eye on your inbox, on this website and on our social media accounts (Facebook, […]


Dancing our way back to a live audience

Dance recital season is always an exciting time at The Clayton Center. So, when we closed our doors just before dance season started last year, it seemed especially quiet in the Auditorium. Now, after a year of all things virtual, our local dance students have the chance to take the stage once again. The Clayton […]