Thursday, March 17, 2011

CDDA Announces 2011 Town Square Concert Series Lineup

”Hip Pocket Band” will open the 2011 Clayton Town Square Concert Series on May 19 at 7:00 pm. All concert dates, except June 2, are the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Town Square at 100 W Main Street in downtown Clayton.

May 19    Hip Pocket Band
June 2      Nantucket
June 16    Johnny Orr Band
July 21     Craig Woolard Band
August 18 Central Park Band
Sept 15     The Castaways

This is the fifth year of the popular concert series, which is organized by the Clayton Downtown Development Association. The free concerts have become very popular, attracting more than 1,100 Clayton residents for each show. Debbie Romano, Town Square Concert Series chairperson, said, “The concert series has become an iconic event for Clayton. It attracts families and friends from Clayton and surrounding communities, bringing more awareness about downtown Clayton.”

Downtown businesses, especially restaurants, generally receive an increase in customers on concert nights. Ms. Romano added, “Two of the major goals for the concert series have been to connect with residents about downtown and increase foot traffic for downtown businesses. We’re succeeding on both counts.”

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 and other downtown news 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, and Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 226 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, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information on the series or how to become a sponsor contact

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