• 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

  • Singer Robert Earl Keen at The Clayton Center Dec 3

    Robert Earl Keen

    Friday, December 3, 8:00 PM - Tickets on sale Sept. 1

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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. After more than 18 months of uncertainty in the music industry, both are eager to perform to a live audience! 

Rebekah Todd

Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember.

A gifted performer with a natural, soulful, effortless voice, Todd has received countless awards and recognition. She was Encore Magazine’s Best Female Musician of 2018, Wilma Magazine’s Woman to Watch in 2017, and the Carolina Music Awards 2013 Best Female Musician. She also won the 2016 Floyd Fest On The Rise Competition.

Todd is currently writing a new album and touring with her band.

Will West

Will West on stageThe son of a fiddle player, Will West grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. He was inspired by his parent’s vast record collection and began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. His first loves were old-time blues and heavy metal music.

Will released his latest album Transitions (side a) in July 2019. The album—a collection of songs touching on rock, pop, groove and big horn sounds—features a collection of incredible Portland musicians.

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 […]


Mike Wiley and RLT present “Breach of Peace”

In a partnership with Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT), The Clayton Center welcomes Mike Wiley back to our stage as he performs a real-time, live performance over Zoom for an RLT audience. On Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, Mike presents his one-man show Breach of Peace. Audience members are asked to keep their cameras […]