The Clayton Downtown Development Association has finalized its full schedule of concerts through September. The Town Square Concert Series is held on the third Thursday of each month from April through September.
May 24 Roy Stewart & Thick As Thieves Band
June 21 Triangle Brass Band
July 19 Nantucket
August 23 True Spirit
September 20 Boys From Carolina Bluegrass rBand
The free concert series is sponsored by the Town of Clayton and Downtown Development Association, with major support from Caterpillar, NovoNordisk, Time Warner Cable and Clayton News Star. Additional support comes from Avent-Permenter Group, Clayton Glass & Mirror, Hometowne Realty, Hudson’s Hardware, Matthews Motors, McLaurin Funeral Home, Morning Glory Inn, and Trueline Surveying.
The Town Square is in downtown Clayton and sits between West Main Street and S. O’Neil and Fayetteville streets. For more information call (919) 553-1545.
THE TRIANGLE BRASS BAND
The Triangle Brass Band is a group of 38 brass and percussion performers drawn from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Members of the band are selected by audition, and come from a variety of backgrounds, including school band directors, college faculty, physicians, lawyers, computer programmers and carpenters, to name a few.
The repertoire of the band is drawn primarily from the finest original works for brass band from the 19th century to the present. It also includes arrangements of well-known orchestral and wind band works, British folk-songs, American patriotic tunes and marches.
Nantucket is a hard rock band which formed in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1969. Originally known as beach music band Stax of Gold and later Nantucket Sleighride (after the song by Mountain), the six member group of Tommy Redd, Larry Uzzell, Mike Uzzell, Eddie Blair, Kenny Soule and Mark Downing became a huge draw in their home state of North Carolina as a cover band. Nantucket eventually became a powerful and tenacious sensation, amassing numerous fans across the southeastern United States well before their first release. The band signed with Epic Records in 1977 and released their self titled album the following year, featuring the hit single "Heartbreaker." An aggressive tour across the country followed, opening for top acts such as KISS, Styx, Boston, Mother's Finest and Journey. The band toured with AC/DC for an entire summer. To satisfy the demand by many avid fans, the first three studio albums were released on compact disc by re-issue label Wounded Bird Records in 2003 and 2004. Nantucket V was made available on CD through re-issue label Retrospect Records in 2007.
True Spirit is an anointed group with a unique style of music which appeals to people from all walks of life. True Spirit was once known as “Kingdoms Heir”. The group was formed in 1989 and the group has recorded three projects, “My Father Rich”, “True Spirit” and their current CD “Revelation Times” which is climbing the Southern Gospel market charts. The group is made up of David Montague, Robert Siler, Glenn Frazier, John Cooper and Terrence Todd Dewberry. Together, they create the kind of music that touches your heart and lifts your spirits. This group can be reached thru Imani Booking & Promotions at 919/553-4370 or at www.imanibooking.com or www.truespiritministries.com.
BOYS FROM CAROLINA BLUEGRASS BAND
The Boys From Carolina Bluegrass Band was organized in September of 2004. The band members have over 160 years of combined musical experience. The band plays traditional to contemporary bluegrass music and it prides itself in style and presentation. Every band member sings, which leads to unique harmonics not heard in other bands.