Johnston County Event Calendar

Sep
21
Sat
Billy “Crash” Craddock @ The Clayton Center
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

Billy “Crash” Craddock was born the youngest of 13 children in Greensboro, NC. A good portion of his childhood was spent surrounded by music and love of his family. His father, typical of musicians of his day and time, played harmonica, spoons, washboard and buck danced. His mother and older brothers and sisters regularly sang old gospel standards and folk tunes, harmonizing beautifully amongst themselves. Craddock remembers listening to Little Jimmy Dickens, Lefty Frizzell and Faron Young on the radio, singing as they sang, knowing he would only have to hear a song once or maybe twice before he knew the lyrics and melody by heart. His family was very supportive of his talents and one brother even paid him a nickel for every song he could sing and not miss any words on. But it wasn’t until Elvis Presley stormed into the entertainment field, that a young Billy Craddock thought he, too, might be able to combine his love for music and his need for earning a living.

By this time his high school football team had given “Crash” Craddock his unusual nickname, one that would stick on and off the playing field for the rest of his life. Crash got his first recording contract with Colonial Records in Durham, NC shortly after high school and he was on his way.

It wasn’t too long until Crash signed with Cartwheel Records and released the fateful record, Knock Three Times. That song was to become the first of nine number one singles for Crash and literally paved the way for his phenomenal world-wide success. Other number ones include Rub It In, Ruby Baby, Broken Down in Tiny Pieces, Easy as Pie, Sweet Magnolia Blossom, Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’, Still Thinkin’ ‘Bout You, and Dream Lover. Additonally, there have been countless top 10 charted singles.

Billy “Crash” Craddock has achieved every one of his career goals. He has sung on the Grand Old Opry, has donated memorabilia to the Country Music Hall of Fame, has toured to sell-out crowds around the world on numerous occasions, and is able to superbly entertain audiences time and time again.

Oct
3
Thu
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Oct
4
Fri
Marty Stuart Presents “The Pilgrim” @ The Clayton Center
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Clayton Center welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his remarkable life.

Throughout his career, Stuart has played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt; he’s been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and he’s safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts, including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.

But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music — records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future. But this year, Stuart is looking to the past for inspiration. Twenty years after its original release, Stuart is breathing new life into his 1999 concept album, The Pilgrim.  Hailed by critics as a showcase of Stuart’s incredible songwriting and instrumental skills, The Pilgrim is a tale of a love triangle replete with marital infidelity, soul searching and redemption — all the ingredients for classic country success.

martystuart.net

 

Oct
11
Fri
Carol Sloane & Mike Renzi: Two for the Road @ The Clayton Center
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Carol Sloane recorded her first album for Columbia Records in 1961 and began a successful career appearing in the top jazz clubs in America. She made her New York debut opening for Oscar Peterson at the famed Village Vanguard. She was also the opening act for Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Jackie Mason, Phyllis Diller and Bill Cosby in such places as Mr. Kelly’s in Chicago and the “hungry i” in San Francisco.

Sloane’s extensive discography attests to her long association with major recording labels in the U.S. Among the great musicians with whom she has recorded are Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Clark Terry, Bill Mays, Houston Person and Tommy Flanagan. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Town Hall and The Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. She also has toured Japan extensively as part of The Concord Jazz Festival and has appeared around the globe including Canada, the UK, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.

Sloane’s New York jazz club engagements include The Village Vanguard and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Standard and Birdland.

Sloane was off the scene for years, but she is back and sounding as wonderful as ever. Her concerts, club performances and master classes continue to be rich, living pathways into the music and stories beautifully shared from a life well sung.

Please note: This is an exclusive engagement of The Clayton Center and is not a part of the Palladian Series. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately.

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Nov
7
Thu
Clayton Visual Arts “Meet the Artists” Reception @ The Clayton Center
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clayton Visual Arts invites you to a free “meet-the-artists” reception from 6-7:30 PM.

Exhibits change monthly and feature the work of local artists. Visit  Clayton Visual Arts online for information about each artist.

Nov
8
Fri
Carolina Youth Theatre Auditions – OUR TOWN @ The Clayton Center
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm

Carolina Youth Theatre presents auditions for their winter 2020 production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For complete audition details, visit carolinayouththeatre.com

•Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​
•Special Casting Call: Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell.
•Those auditioning should attend ONE audition, not both.

Nov
9
Sat
Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market @ Uptown Selma
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am

Gather with friends and enjoy Live Local Entertainment and Browse Local Artists with Hand-Crafted items.

Uptown Gazebo is located at the 100 block of East Anderson Street in the parking lot behind Town Hall.

Dates for 2019:
Spring: March 9, April 13, May 11
Fall: September 14, October 12, November 9

Time: 9am – 1pm

(Plan to come early and stay late so you don’t miss anything!)

For complete information and to set up a booth, please contact Melissa Dooley at 919-965-9841 Ext. 8003 or mdooley@selma-nc.com

“Not Just Pie” Baking Contest @ Vick Park
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make your best dessert and bring it to the Selma Saturdays Arts & Crafts Market on Saturday, November 9th.

It’s not just pie! It’s ANY dessert. All ages welcome
Choose one of 4 categories.
* Prettiest
* Tastiest
* Most Unusual
* Kid Friendly

Judging will begin at 11 am
Prizes for winners

For complete information, please call Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411 or visit our website at: http://www.selma-nc.com/selma-saturdays

Carolina Youth Theatre Auditions – OUR TOWN @ The Clayton Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am

Carolina Youth Theatre presents auditions for their winter 2020 production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For complete audition details, visit carolinayouththeatre.com

  • Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​
  • Special Casting Call:  Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell.
  • Those auditioning should attend ONE audition, not both.
Charity dance party @ Poole Family YMCA
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dance for charity! 100% of proceeds are going back into the community. WERQ and Zumba $25 suggested donation. Raffle tickets and prizes available. Bring your friends, neighbors, and coworkers!