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Fri 19

Tinker Tots

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tinker Tots Every Friday Program begins at 11:00am  Looking for some BIG Fun for your tiny tot?  Dance your wiggles out, dive into a story adventure and get messy with hands-on exploration that will tickle your senses.  Your tots will…More

Tue 23

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT with special guest Bully Tuesday, August 23, 2022 7:30PM  Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, will be performing in the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts &…More

Fri 26

Tinker Tots

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tinker Tots Every Friday Program begins at 11:00am  Looking for some BIG Fun for your tiny tot?  Dance your wiggles out, dive into a story adventure and get messy with hands-on exploration that will tickle your senses.  Your tots will…More

Sat 27

Lift Off! Drone Flight Exploration with RCBI

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lift Off!  Drone Flight Exploration with RCBI Saturday, August 27 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gear up and practice flying a REC Ariel Drone, and then step into the challenge field (Clay Center Grand Lobby) for the ultimate drone flight…More

Sat 27

Sound Checks – Fox Royale

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Fox Royale featuring support from Heavy Hitters Saturday, August 27 6:30 p.m. Fox Royale make anthemic, jangly indie-rock that sparkles with the same energy as acts like Cage the Elephant and Vampire Weekend. Before they were in a rock band,…More

School Performances

For more information or to register, contact the Clay Center group sales coordinator at 304-561-3562 or email groupreservations@theclaycenter.org.

Black Violin
POSTPONED
Runtime: 90 minutes | Grades 6+

Black Violin is composed of both classically trained violist Wil Baptiste, and violinist Kev Marcus. The duo, from South Florida, began playing together in their high school orchestra class. After attending separate colleges Kev and Wil reunited and decided to combine their classical training and love for hip-hop music; establishing a distinguished, genre-bending sound that has often been described as “classical boom”.

Creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys. In 2016, Black Violin composed music for FOX’s hit TV series Pitch and the group has made appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen Show and the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN.

Black Violin are advocates for educational outreach and were announced as Turnaround Artists for Mary B. Bethune Elementary School in their hometown of Broward County, FL. Turnaround Arts, a national education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses arts into struggling schools to support overall reform efforts. Founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2012, the program partners schools with music instrument grants, arts supplies, professional development, musicals, and pairs each school with an artist to provide mentorship, inspiration, and support for the school’s journey in the program. Turnaround Artists include Elton John, Edward Norton, and Yo-Yo Ma, among other highly acclaimed members of the arts community. Additionally, Black Violin continues to perform for more than 100,000 students annually throughout North America and Europe.

Black Violin’s Impossible Tour will spread the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance. The focus is positivity and encouragement. As Wil Baptiste puts it, “When you come to a Black Violin concert, there are so many people in the audience experiencing something together. To me, that’s what our show does, it brings people together. Not only that, you’re being inspired, you’re being uplifted, you’re able to see something you probably have never seen before.”