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Ocean City Jazz Festival Returns to Live Music with Hybrid Concert at The Clayton Center

History, a limited-live audience, and social media come together as the award-winning Ocean City Jazz Festival marks its eleventh anniversary with a comeback concert at The Clayton Center on July 3.

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After being sidelined last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean City Jazz Festival journeys inland for its 2021 edition. The 2021 iconic event will be livestreamed from the Clayton Center with a limited live audience of up to 150 patrons.

Hosted by the Ocean City Community’s nonprofit — the Ocean City Beach Citizens Council — and presented by First Citizens Bank, the festival features smooth jazz chart-buster Willie Bradley and jazz fan favorite, Duke University Jazz program Director John Brown and the John Brown Little Big Band.

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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 […]


Thank you for your support of our weekly concerts

Since the initial pandemic shutdown back in March, The Clayton Center has continued bringing live music to the community. To commemorate our eight months of shows, we have put together an “events in review” stream. Join us for the Giving Thanks Live Stream Compilation, which features highlights from some of our favorite pandemic livestream concerts. […]