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The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Oct
16
Sat
2021
The Black Market Trust
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm

Photo promoting The Black Market Trust at The Clayton Center on Oct 16The Black Market Trust is a traditional pop/vocal jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. These five world-class musicians have recorded and performed on the world’s biggest stages with music’s most renowned artists. The band capitalizes on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performances filled with some of the best songs ever written.

The live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor, some intricate vocal harmonies and a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy. Audiences are transported as The Black Market Trust meld two distinctly different vibes – one, a gypsy campfire; the other, a slick metropolitan nightclub – into a cohesive, stylish sound.

With their latest album, II, The Black Market Trust has created an organic new sound that is daring, fresh and exciting, yet somehow still familiar and inviting. Combining old world romance with new world form, The Black Market Trust brings you a simple, elegant and well-defined classic sound.

Know Before You Go

  • All seating is reserved.
    Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

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Nov
6
Sat
2021
Brad Upton & Don Friesen
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm

Don Friesen & Brad Upton

Direct from Dry Bar Comedy… Don Friesen and Brad Upton!

If you missed Don Friesen‘s hilarious Showtime one-hour special, Ask Your Mom, you’ve got to catch him live at The Clayton Center. Engaging, clever and just flat-out funny, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around.

As the only two-time winner in the 41-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest tech, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen’s credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. He was also featured in TBS’ The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and is a wildly popular on KLOS’ 5:00 Funnies, 100.3 The Sound’s Laughter at 45 After, and XM Sirius satellite radio.

Brad Upton was a 4th grade teacher and high school track coach when he stepped on stage for the very first time in September of 1984. He’s never looked back. He quickly rose through the standup ranks making numerous television appearances and headlining comedy clubs from coast-to-coast.

In September of 2018 Upton surpassed 6,000 lifetime performances. He is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has spent the last 12 years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers.

Upton has also been seen in concert with The Smothers Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lewis Black, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy and many others. He writes about everyday life, a long-term marriage and anything else that pops into his head. He packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business.

donfriesen.com, bradupton.com

Know Before You Go

  • All seating is reserved.
    Tickets to this performance will be sold as reserved seating with no spacing between seats. One-third of the auditorium (rear sections on the main floor and part of the balcony) will be available for distanced seating should you decide to move your seat when you arrive for the show (subject to availability).
  • Patrons who feel ill are asked to stay home. Patrons who are unable to attend due to illness should contact the box office  prior to the start of the event to discuss their options.
  • The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our top priority. Should any of our health and safety guidelines change prior to a show, ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible.
  • The use of face masks is required at The Clayton Center. We ask that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask throughout the performance.

PURCHASE TICKETS