The Clayton Center for the Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season Line Up

The Clayton Center for the Arts announces the 2018-2019 Season line up. Season tickets will go on sale to the public June 18, with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date. Subscribers may choose a Partial Season of 4-7 shows or a Full Season of 8-10 shows. Partial subscribers receive a 10% discount, while Full subscribers receive a 20% discount. For ticket prices, interested patrons may visit the website at or call the Box Office at 865-981-8590. Season Brochures may be requested through the website or by calling the Box Office.

The line up follows:

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra- September 21, 2018

One of the most musically diverse bands in the South.

Del McCoury Band & Friends- October 11, 2018

The Bluegrass legend returns with friends, The Gibson Brothers, the Travelin’ McCoury’s and Sierra Hull.

Voces8- November 9, 2018

Vocal ensemble whose repertoire ranges from Renaissance to pop arrangements.

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band- December 1, 2018

An evening of Christmas music.

Kinky Boots- January 12, 2019 at 2pm and 7:30 pm

Two performances of this big Broadway hit.

Rioult Dance-“Women on the Edge”- February 2, 2019

Unsung heroines of the Trojan War in a trio of contemporary dances.

“Currents” by Mayumana- February 23, 2019

A spectacular show with performers in constant movement and musically juggling between different sounds.

L.A. Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director presents “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling- March 1. 2019

A unique twist on theatre that approaches works as radio theatre to make a deeper connection to the audience.

The Illusionists- Live From Broadway™- April 24, 2019

Back by audience demand, the jaw dropping talents of The Illusionists.

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio- May 11, 2019

Two famed groups collaborate and showcase their cleverly arranged musical interpretations.

Blake Smith, General Manager of the Clayton Center for the Arts said about the upcoming season, “I feel like it is a season of old and new friends. We have shows like the Annie Moses Band and The Illusionists returning because they were so popular with our audiences. We are partnering with one of our big supporters and partners, WDVX, to bring Del McCoury Band back to the Clayton Center. WDVX presented them for a sell out show on WDVX Live at the Clayton Center, so I thought it was a perfect fit to partner with them.  New friends include the first show, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, who entertain with music that ranges from Appalachian Bluegrass to the smooth jazzy sound of New Orleans. Another new show is the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio. I have always wanted to bring them to the Clayton Center and this season I was able to book them together. They have been a favorite of mine since I first saw them 20 years ago. We hope our patrons will be excited to see shows they asked us to bring back, and embrace the new friends we introduce to them. It is going to be another great season for celebrating the arts.”

The Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus and constructed through a unique partnership between the College and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, is East Tennessee’s venue for arts and entertainment. As a gathering place for the community and the home of Maryville College fine and performing arts programs, the Clayton Center provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts.

The 1,200-seat Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre features dance, theatre, concerts, lectures and other events. The 250-seat Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall hosts a wide variety of musicians and performers. The 200-seat Haslam Family Flexible Theatre is capable of supporting theatrical performances from amateur and professional companies. Four art galleries display collections and works of art from Appalachia and beyond.

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