Monday, June 28, 2010

Next Town Square Concert - July 15 with Central Park Band

The Clayton Downtown Development Association has added a sixth concert for the 2010 series and the additonal concert is July 15 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm featuring Clayton’s own ”Central Park Band.”

This will be the first of two concerts in July with the ”Central Park Band” on the 15th and ”Band of Oz” on the 29th.

Debbie Romano, chair of the DDA’s Town Square Concert Series Committee, said the DDA had received a number of requests for the band after the 2010 schedule had been set, ”so we looked at the schedule, found a bit of hole between dates and decided to add the sixth concert.”

Ed Knight, Chairman of the DDA, said, ”Central Park Band has been performing a long time and has quite a local following. Since we like to promote local, and want to bring more people downtown, this seemed like a good fit and we didn’t want to wait until next year.”

The Central Park Band is based in Clayton and features Casey Coats and Marty Gilbert as lead singers, Tom Bagley on guitar, Craig Pulley on bass, George Coghill on drums and John Fichera on keybords. All band members also lend their voices to the mix.

They play a variety of music, including beach, rock, blues, Motown, disco and funk. To learn more about Central Park Band, including some video and audio samples and to read their songlist, visit

Upcoming schedule:
July 15 Central Park Band
July 29 Band of Oz
August 19 Hip Pocket Band
Sept 16 The Embers

Sponsors of the 2010 Town Square Concert Series are: The Town of Clayton, Clayton Downtown Development Association, Clayton Glass & Mirror, Time Warner Cable, Clayton News Star, Clayton Steakhouse, Four Oaks Bank and Hometowne Realty.

Residents of Clayton are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this “free” public concert. There are several local vendors to provide light refreshments and food. The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. will once again serve beer and wine. Concert Series updates can be found by visiting

Several downtown restaurants offer pre-concert dinner specials, including The Flipside at 408 E Second Street, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant, 217 E Main Street as well as Festejos Mexican Grill, 905 E Main Street, Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 226 E Main Street and Main Street Seafood Restaurant, 312 E Main Street.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to coordinate revitalization work in the historic downtown district. The Clayton DDA advocates and provides business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, Millstock Music & Art Faire, Oktoberfest and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information on the concerts and downtown news and events, visit Or by calling (919) 553-1545 or

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