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    Friday, Sept. 10, 7:30pm - Tickets on sale Aug. 2, 10am

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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 Town Square sponsored by the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Downtown Development Association.

Clayton 2021 Town Square Concert Series poster

On Thursday, Aug. 19, local artists Aaron Hamm and the Big River Band and Jonathan Parker will take the stage for the first live Town Square concert in nearly two years.

Headliners Aaron Hamm and the Big River Band are Johnston County natives that play in-your-face, honky-tonk country music. Jonathan Parker describes himself as an American, no apologies, country music artist from the moonshining swamps of Johnston County. Both will welcome you back to Town Square in style.

The second Town Square show is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30. Beach music band and crowd favorite The Embers featuring Craig Woolard will be back. The Embers consider the genre of beach music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – heart and soul, rhythm and blues, feel good music.

Town Square concerts also feature food trucks, beverages, and activities for the kids starting at 6:00pm. The live music begins at 6:30pm. Town Square is located at 110 W. Main St.- at the intersection of O’Neil Street and Main Street.

The outdoor series is sponsored by Deep River Brewing CompanyHTR: Hometowne Realty and Leak Locators.

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 […]


Join the MacMaster Leaheys for A Celtic Family Christmas

With nine months of experience in livestreaming events under our belts, The Clayton Center is branching out this holiday season with a special offering of A Celtic Family Christmas with the MacMaster Leahy Family. The event – which becomes available on Thursday, December 17 – is our first ticketed virtual show. Tickets are available through […]