Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“Nantucket” Brings New Music to Clayton Town Square Concert on June 2

The music will begin at 6:00 pm at the Clayton Town Square Concert on Thursday, June 2. The legendary Nantucket band will be making their fourth appearance at 7:00 pm, but the teenage 70’s cover band, Brimstone, will open for the band at 6:00 pm. Town Square is at 100 W Main Street.

Concert-goers will be treated to some new Nantucket music, featured on their new CD “You Need a Ride to Raleigh.” The new album is Nantucket’s first in many years. The band signed with Epic Records in 1977 and released its self-titled debut album the following year. The album featured the hit single "Heartbreaker." Nantucket released a new single this year “The General Has Left Us” in tribute to beach music legend General Johnson. Nantucket has toured with top acts such as KISS, Styx, Boston, Mother's Finest, and Journey, AC/DC and Heart. http://www.nantucketband.com/

“Brimstone” is a teenage 70’s cover band founded in 2008 at the 2112 Rock School in Raleigh. They received rave reviews following last year’s warm-up appearance with Nantucket. The band's main purpose is to offer the school’s most talented students the opportunity to further develop their skills in a structured band environment. The band's mission is to play live shows around the state, and inspire and encourage other young people to discover for themselves how rewarding learning to play a musical instrument can be. www.2112online.com/brimstone

Nantucket will be providing music to a new film which will debut in the fall and details will be announced during the Clayton concert.

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. Upcoming concerts are:

June 16 Johnny Orr Band

July 21 Craig Woolard Band

August 18 Central Park Band

Sept 15 The Castaways

The Clayton Town Square Concert Series is organized by The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. and sponsored by The Town of Clayton, Clayton Steakhouse, Home Towne Realty, The Flipside, Clayton News Star, and Joe Mama’s Mobile Stages.

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 http://www.downtownclayton.org/

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.

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