Five bands from the Triangle region have been selected for the Clayton Town Square Concert Series “Battle of the Bands” on September 18. A dozen bands from Boone to Rocky Mount applied for the five slots in which only the top 3 bands will receive the prize money of $1000, $500, and $250 respectively.
The bands, in alphabetical order, are:
Hip Sauce Fuquay-Varina
Sandbox Band Raleigh
South Station Raleigh
The Grey Area Raleigh
The Whistlestop Apex
The Clayton Town Square Concert Series is presented by the Clayton Downtown Development Association. All concerts begin at 7:00 pm and the final concert of the series will feature a Battle of the Bands on September 18.
Refreshments available at the Town Square include pizza, hot dogs, beer, wine and soft drinks. Although folding chairs and blankets are encouraged for people to sit on, coolers are not allowed.
Sponsors for the concert series include Town of Clayton, Time Warner Cable, Clayton News Star, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, and Clayton Steak House. Contributing sponsors include Avent-Permenter Group Appraisals, Clayton Glass & Mirror, Hometowne Realty, Matthews Motors and True Line Surveying.
If you plan to attend the concerts, consider dinner out before the music begins. Downtown Clayton offers a variety of restaurants for an enjoyable pre-show meal. Consider The FlipSide on 408 E Second Street, 553-0123, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, 553-2299; Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant 217 E Main Street, 550-7400 or El Sabor de Oaxaca, 226 E Main Street, 359-1477 for traditional Mexican cuisine. All are in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of the Town Square.
The Town Square is in downtown Clayton and sits between West Main Street and S. O’Neil and Fayetteville streets. For more information and updates keep checking this blog. For further information call (919) 553-1545.
Offers spicy rhythm and blues with a pinch of soul! Hip Sauce has been together for almost three years entertaining everyone around the triangle. They are comprised of five musicians and a lead vocalist, Wendy Turner.
This five-piece Raleigh/ Durham/ Chapel Hill band specializes in twangy, upbeat children's music. They are well known for their exceptionally fun, interactive performances and strong vocal presence.
They are the WQDR & Kenny Chesney "Next Big Star" Contest Winner, and open for Kenny Chesney Aug 22nd on the main stage at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.
THE GREY AREA
Powerful vocals, catchy guitar lines, driving bass, and thought-out arrangements make their sound hard to brush off as just a local act.
Country / Americana / Southern Gospel / Rock and Roll band from Apex with a sound that is indefinable!