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Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Donna The Buffalo, Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis, Andrew Adkins.

Eggstravaganza

Hop into the Clay Center to begin the Easter season with Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 24th from 11am until 4pm! Enjoy an egg hunt, egg decorating (two eggs for $1), egg drop, and even more egg-citing egg-tivities! Of course, don’t miss our special guest, The Easter Bunny! Thank you to our sponsor for this event, Children’s Dentistry!

The Sound of Music

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Clay Center. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

The Nutcracker with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The timeless holiday classic comes alive again with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This dazzling production includes over 170 dancers, musicians and singers in what is sure to be an event to remember. December 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM December 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM Clay Center Maier Performance Hall Tickets are avaliable through the Clay Center Box Office - (304) 561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org

The Nutcracker with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The timeless holiday classic comes alive again with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This dazzling production includes over 170 dancers, musicians, and singers in what is sure to be an event to remember. December 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM December 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM Clay Center Maier Performance Hall Tickets are available through the Clay Center Box Office: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org

WV Symphony presents Home for the Holidays

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents their annual "Home for the Holidays" concert at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Charlie Daniels Band & The Marshall Tucker Band

These legendary country classics will combine forces to bring an unforgettable night of music. Revel in the sounds of classics like “The Devil Went Down to George,” “Uneasy Rider,” and “Fire on the Mountain” when they take the stage.

PJ Masks Live!

The live show is based on eOnes top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity. PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Love & Comedy Tour

Two-plus hours of stories, love duets, Guy Noir, Cowboys, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Garrison Keillor celebrating his 75th, with the extraordinary Heather Masse, sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky and the Road Hounds. Tickets: http://charlestonwv.com/event/2017/9/10/garrison-keillors-a-prairie-home-companion-love-comedy-tour.aspx

Solar Eclipse – Family Fun Day

Discover what solar eclipses are, how and why they happen and learn safe ways to view this brilliant phenomenon! Experience a special demonstration of a solar eclipse and participate in exciting hands-on stations. Learn about the sun’s ultra-violet rays; gaze through a telescope in search of celestial objects; and create a pin-hole viewer to take home for the safe viewing of the real solar eclipse happening on August 21

Mrs. International Pageant

The International Pageant system has been developed to promote today's married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with their husband and family to become positive role models. Being the premiere pageant for married women has given Mrs. International® a chance to open doors for married women around the world. The event will give each contestant the opportunity to learn about customs and family life in other countries, along with the chance to share her beliefs and make new friends during the entire week of activities leading up to two exciting evenings of competition.

Miss International Pageant

The International Pageant system has been developed to promote today's young women and their accomplishments. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with others to become positive role models. Being the premiere pageant for young women has given Miss International® a chance to open doors for all women around the world. The event will give each contestant the opportunity to learn about customs and family life in other countries, along with the chance to share her beliefs and make new friends during the entire week of activities leading up to two exciting evenings of competition.

Miss Teen International Pageant

The Miss Teen International® Pageant system has been developed to promote today's teens, ages 13-18, and their accomplishments. Around the world women are finding this system to be the opportunity to work with others to become positive role models. Being the premiere pageant for young women has given Miss Teen International® a chance to open doors for all teenage women around the world. The event will give each contestant the opportunity to learn about customs and family life in other countries along with the chance to share her beliefs and make plenty of new friends during the entire week of activities leading up to two exciting nights of competition. Prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the winning contestant.

Summer Camps – Performing Arts Camp with Alban Arts

Performing Arts Camp 1 with Alban Arts Ages 6-11 $150 family plus and premium members; $175 non-members Performing Arts Camp 2 with Alban Arts Ages 12-17 $150 family plus and premium members; $175 non-members The Clay Center and The Alban Arts Center have teamed up again to offer an exciting, performance based performing arts camp! Campers ages 6-11 and 12-17 will perfect their acting, singing, dance and technical skills with the local, professional artists from The Alban. The final day of camp we will produce scenes, monologues and song and dance numbers on the Clay Center’s beautiful Maier stage!

The Mayor’s Concert featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Take part in the Mayor’s Concert in this live musical event co-presented with FestivAll. General Admission for adults and children: $48.50. Prices are subject to variation.

Art After Dark

Recurring after-party following Charleston's ArtWalk.

Live from Space: The Bowie Songbook

Join local musicians Mark Scarpelli and Ryan Hardiman for an homage to the legendary David Bowie. General Admission tickets for adults and children: $20

Art: The Truly Experimental Science (A Workshop with Patte Loper)

This workshop invites participants of all ages to use a mix of art materials and found objects – along with imagination and courage to make ‘experimental science’ by constructing science-fiction based sculptural objects. General Admission for adults and children: $5

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Fun Day!

Explore a world of art and science! A variety of demonstrations including: lycopodium fireball demonstrations, large bubbles, viscosity painting, sidewalk chalk art, artist and scientist hat designs, and so much more! Adult tickets: $9 Children tickets: $7.50 Members: FREE

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

Laser Pink FLoyd (Dark Side of the Moon and the Wall)

General Admission for adult and children: $10

Laser Lights in the Caperton Planetarium – Laser POP!

Pop and Top 40 sensations with brand new laser light features! General Admission for adults and children: $10

Kansas: 40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour

Known for hit songs like “Carry On My Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” this 70's and 80's band will rock you all night long!

“Hansel & Gretel”

Youth Organizations United (YOU) is a collaboration between the Appalachian Children's Chorus, the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble and the WV Youth Symphony Orchestra. Combining the talents of almost 200 young singers, dancers and musicians, they will present to you the story of Hansel & Gretel, a well known enchanted fairy tale. Please join us for this wonderful event presented by some of the area's most talented young artists! Tickets may be purchased at the ballet studio or at the door the night of the performance.

WV Symphony presents Sgt. Pepper’s: The Complete Album

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra journeys through the 1960s with a catalogue of Beatles' hits. Performance features “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “When I'm Sixty-Four.” Admission varies.

Southern Soul Assembly

With a style that pays tribute to their southern roots, JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osbourne, & Marc Broussard offer a night of authentic soul music. Part of the artist-in-the-round performance series. Admission varies.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Symphony's tradition continues to define the holiday season featuring the best of Maestro Cooper's wonderful arrangements.

Sound Checks

Step on stage and raise a glass with emerging artists - The Weeks and Time and Distance at Charleston’s hottest music party. Sound Checks features modern music from the local and national scene along with a great selection of craft brews.

Stilian Kirov

Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series.

ZZ Top

See one of America’s best known rock bands live! Come dance along to favorites like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” “and “Legs.”

Bob Dylan & His Band

Spend the evening with a living legend! Enjoy favorites like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Forever Young” and “These Times They Are A-Changin’” when Bob Dylan and His Band take the Clay Center stage.

Foy Vance, Amanda Shires, Oh Pep! and More on Mountain Stage

Foy Vance, Amanda Shires, Oh Pep! and More on Mountain Stage! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:00 p.m. *Limited On-Stage Seating* All Seats General Admission; Advance Tickets: $35; Day of Show: $40 Available Onl​ine​, by phone (304-561-3570) and in person at the Clay Center Box Office.

Ben Folds

This ‘90s favorite is known as one of the world’s foremost rock pianists. See him perform hits from his solo collection and his time with the Ben Folds Five.

Weird Al Yankovic

"Weird Al" Yankovic The Mandatory World Tour Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $75 He is known for creating some of the best musical parodies of our time. Don’t miss favorites like “White & Nerdy,” “Eat It” and “Word Crimes.”

Opening Night 2016: Kayoko Dan

The kickoff to the 2016-2017 season and search for a new music director begins! Conducting candidate Kayoko Dan will lead the orchestra in Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 with a Charleston favorite guest artist, Rachel Barton Pine performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Brandi Carlile with Greg Holden

Listen to the unique sounds of this alternative country and folk singer with songs like “The Story” and “Keep the Heart Young.” Brandi M. Carlile is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. Greg Holden is a British singer-songwriter based in the United States. He is best known for his hit charity single "The Lost Boy" and for co-writing "Home", the 2012 debut single for American Idol-winner Phillip Phillips.

Edward John “Eddie” Izzard at the Clay Center

Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue, and self-referential pantomime.

Maestro’s Fantasia

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform. In honor of his 15th anniversary, Maestro Cooper was asked to program the concert of his wildest dreams. What will it be? Only one way to find out.

Woody Hawley Concert Series – Ron Sowell

Ron, the Artistic Director for the Woody Hawley Concert Series, takes center stage once again surrounded by some of West Virginia’s finest musicians. Featuring original songs from his latest CD “Little Movies “ and backed by virtuoso guitarist Ryan Kennedy and sterling bass player John Inghram, Ron Sowell moves seamlessly from folk to country to blues to swing and back again. Along the way there will be surprise cameos by several West Virginia all-star musicians.