Grab a lawn chair or blanket & enjoy a FREE night of entertainment!
The Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) has an incredible line-up for the 2016 Downtown Clayton Town Square Concert Series! The CDDA is bringing you a dynamic series this year with a little bit of everything from a local party band to Beach Music, R&B and everything in between!
Every month from May through September, more than 1,000 people crowd into Town Square, 110 W. Main Street, at the corner of Main and South Fayetteville streets for these popular and FREE concert events. This year, the Town of Clayton and the CDDA are ushering in some a great changes and improvements - expanding the concert venue set-up to accommodate more vendors, more community groups, more food and beverages and a better all-around concert experience.
Headliners take the stage around 7 p.m. at Town Square, and the fun starts at 5:30 p.m.
Traditionally the concerts were held on Thursdays, but this year we're mixing it up - trying out Fridays and Saturdays too! Bring a blanket and enjoy the local vendors like Clayton's own, Deep River Brewery and Wine on Main. Age identification will be checked, of course, but in a departure from previous seasons, patrons will pay cash or credit for their beverage at the Clayton Downtown Development Association booth. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this free public concert, but please leave your coolers at home!
Clayton Town Square is located at 110 W. Main Street in downtown Clayton. This is the tenth year of the popular concert series, which is organized by the Clayton Downtown Development Association Inc. (CDDA, Inc.). They couldn't do it without all of the incredible sponsors.
THE CENTRAL PARK BAND – Friday, May 20, 2016
Sponsored by Home Towne Realty
The Central Park Band is a Clayton crowd favorite and has a little something for everyone. Band member Marty Gilbert lives in Clayton with his wife and they love to be on their hometown stage! He and his five fellow performers promise to get you on your feet with their mix of classic rock, current pop and dance covers from across the decades! Go to their Facebook page for photos and videos of some of their high-energy performances and come check them out when they kick off the 2016 Town Square Concert Series!
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS – Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sponsored by The Arbors at East Village
Southern Culture on the Skids is a rock 'n' roll trio from right down the road! This Chapel Hill, NC group brings a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly and swamp pop! The band describes their work as a "musical gumbo". They've performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with Conan O'Brien! Hear their eclectic sound on their YouTube Channel and you won't want to miss them at Town Square!
KEN KNOX & CO – Thursday, July 21, 2016
with The Executives
Sponsored by One27 Homes
Former Chairmen of the Board member Ken Knox continues his Carolina beach music legacy with this band Ken Knox & Co. Their show is filled with timeless hits like "Give Me a Little More Time", "On the Beach" and everyone's favorite "Carolina Girls". His 3-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.
KASEY TYNDALL – Saturday, August 20, 2016
with Big River Band
Sponsored by Deep River Brewing
“If Hank Jr. and Joan Jett were to have a kid, she would be Kasey Tyndall," – that's how entertainers have described our August headliner and we love that combo! Born in Rocky Mount, this 19-year-old singer-songwriter is bringing her Eastern North Carolina brand of country to Nashville. She first gained traction as a sophomore at East Carolina University when she won a contest on WQDR 94.7 and got to sing a duet with country megastar Keith Urban at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Join us as we welcome Kasey back home to NC to perform on our stage. Opening for her will be Clayton's hometown boys, the Big River Band!
NATURAL WONDER – Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sponsored by Matthews Motors
We're ending the series on a high note with Natural Wonder – the ultimate Stevie Wonder cover band! Gabriel Bello and Natural Wonder mimic the limitless voice and instrumental skills of the very talented Stevie Wonder. Everyone loves Steve Wonder's hit songs like"Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "I Just Called to Say I Love You," and "Superstition." Get a sneak peak of the ultimate tribute experience and we'll see you in September!