Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blues Brothers Revival at Clayton Center Saturday

The Blues Brothers are coming to Clayton Saturday, Nov. 1, in a show the Chicago Sun Times says is charged with, “infectious and unbridled energy.”

This upbeat and uplifting show at The Clayton Center is the second performance of the 2008-09 Palladian Series planned at the historic 600-seat auditorium in downtown Clayton. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

The Official Blues Brothers Revival is the only tribute officially sanctioned by the John Belushi Estate and Dan Aykroyd. The show is not a remake of The Blues Brothers movie brought to stage, nor simply a revival of the characters Jake and Elwood Blues. The Blues Brothers Revival is a homage to Chicago’s rich history of Blues, Gospel, and traditional Soul music.

The theme of Revival is the dream of salvation. Jake has spent most of the last several last years stuck in purgatory and the Blues Brothers are on a new mission: to get Jake into the Kingdom of Heaven. With the help of the cast and the audience, Jake seeks redemption through melody, rhythm and verse. Featuring hit songs from the original movie as well as the five Blues Brothers albums, the Official Revival reminds us that in the end, it’s about the music.

Tickets for the Official Blues Brothers Revival are $22 plus service fees. Individual tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 919.553.1737 or at The Clayton Center Box Office at 111 E. Second St. in downtown Clayton from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All seats are reserved.

Bluegrass powerhouse, Cherryholmes will be the next performance in the season on Sunday, Nov. 9. Named International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year in 2005, Cherryholmes, will bring their GRAMMY-nominated music to The Clayton Center at 4 p.m.

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