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Clayton Center for the Arts

The Clayton Center for the Arts bringing Art and Entertainment to East Tennessee

Clayton Center for the Arts
on the Campus of Maryville College
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865.981.8590

Clayton Center for the Arts Events

Oct 30

Music City Hitmakers/The Warren Brothers

The Warren Brothers
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $21.50, $26.50, 34.50
Category: Concert / Live Music
The Warren Brothers are just one example of the great songwriters that are part of Music City Hit-Makers. After putting together a special virtual event for St. Jude’s during the pandemic, Music City Hit-Makers and Hurley Creative have put together all new packages, complete with affordable fees to make their shows available to venues recovering from pandemic closures. With songwriting credits that include hits recorded by Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and Keith Urban (just to name a few) there is no shortage of stories to share with audiences. Venues get big name recognition, without the big name price tags, audiences get a glimpse of what it takes to make the music they love, and the songwriters get a chance to share the secrets of the craft that they love.

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Dec 5

Dailey & Vincent "All I Want for Christmas is Y'all"

Dailey & Vincent
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Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Sunday December 5, 2021
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $28.50, $36.50, $45.50
Category: Concert / Live Music
Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. 

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Jan 15

MOMIX: Vova MoMix

MOMIX: Vova MoMix
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $28.50, $35.50, $42.50
Category: Entertainment
Viva MOMIX  is a compilation of audience favorites from the company’s 7 productions. Viva MOMIX creates an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish.  While transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. Thus, in an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience. Viva MOMIX will surprise, enchant and astonish. Experience the Exceptional…Expect the Unexpected!

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Jan 21

American Spiritual Ensemble

ASE
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Friday January 21, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $21.50, $28.50,$35.50
Category: Concert / Live Music
The American Spiritual Ensemble (ASE) is composed of some of the finest classically trained vocalists in the United States. The ASE roster of over 100 singers includes New York Metropolitan Opera soloists, New York Broadway veterans and over 10 professors of voice from colleges and universities across United States. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Everett McCorvey, the group has given over 500 performances around the globe.

The mission of ASE is to aid in the preservation of the American Negro Spiritual . Consequently, through the ongoing live presentation and recording of this American folk music, the classically trained voices of ASE beautifully capture the haunting genius of these folk melodies.

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Feb 3

Aquila Theare: "The Great Gatsby"

"The Great Gatsby"
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $21.50, $28.50, $36.50
Category: Theatre / Dance
The Great Gatsby, written in 1924, is a deeply moving and honest portrayal of class, racism, and prejudice in American society. In what was originally titled, Under the Red White and Blue, F. Scott Fitzgerald painted a vivid picture of how the quest for the American dream in the absence of true equality can lead to devastating effects. Thus, this timely story reveals a culture where success seems to be defined only by wealth, obsession masquerades as love, and prejudice is used as a weapon to bolster one’s fragile sense of self. The story centers around a “self-made” Jay Gatsby, a man from a working-class background, who had previously fallen in love with wealthy heiress, Daisy Buchanan. After returning from his military service he finds that Daisy had married blue-blood, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby, determined to win her back, does whatever it takes to reinvent himself into the man he thinks Daisy will want.

Aquila Theatre’s Desiree Sanchez is creating a new theatrical adaptation that will speak to how this book resonates within our current culture. With its clever and impactful designs, superb actors and insightful direction, Aquila’s production of The Great Gatsby is sure to be the must see show of the season.

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Feb 11

The Wailin' Jennys

The Wailin' Jennys
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Friday February 11, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $25.50, $36.50, $47.50
Category: Concert / Live Music
The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse; three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Although known primarily as an acoustic outfit, The Wailin’ Jennys have a diverse musical background that shapes their musical sensibilities. Thus, with their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Consequently, together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

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Mar 12

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $40.50, $50.50, $61.50
Category: Entertainment
THE RUNAWAY INTERNATIONAL HIT IS COMING TO Maryville! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up one hour of indisputable joy for all ages! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, THE CHOIR OF MAN has something for everyone. A multi-talented cast of nine handsome guys combines hair-raising harmonies, foot-stomping singalongs, world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community in this riotously enjoyable homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: your local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round’s on us. Cheers!

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Mar 31

AJ Croce: Croce Plays Croce

Croce Plays Croce
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Thursday March 31, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $27.50, $34.40, $39.50
Category: Concert / Live Music
Croce Plays Croce pays homage to the legacy of Jim Croce, and features a complete set of classics by A.J.’s legendary father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both A.J. and his father. Today, a new generation of listeners might not know Jim Croce — a goldenvoiced everyman, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who died too soon, leaving one of pop music’s most beautiful and memorable ballads (written for a young A.J.) in his wake. This show pays homage to the legacy of Jim Croce’s music, presented by a Croce. While fans have been able to hear Jim’s recorded music for decades, now for the first time in 40 years they can experience it live.

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May 4

Velocity Irish Dance

Velocity Irish Dance
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Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Wednesday May 4, 2022
Location: Clayton Center for the Arts
Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804
Price: $38.50, $44.50, $52.50
Category: Theatre / Dance
Velocity is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions but blasting them feet first into the 21st century, Velocity breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is to one that is expressive, free, fast-paced and edgy, driven by passion and pride!
photo Alex Buatti-Ramos

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