In 2000, the Sampson CenterStage Performing Arts Series in Clinton was established to provide the citizens of Sampson and surrounding counties with the opportunity to attend performing arts events of regional or national acclaim with performances that not only entertain; but that offer wide appeal to audience members. The venue for the series, the Sampson County Exposition Center located in Clinton, North Carolina is a meeting and event venue that is the host the site for over 380 functions and events annually including weddings and wedding receptions, banquets, trade shows, seminars, performing arts events, and concerts.


Throughout the year, the Sampson County Exposition Center often presents or partners with organizations to present performances or special events, please visit this page often to learn more about special events that are open to the public.  For some events there may be an admission fee and other events are offered FREE to the public.


Each school year, the Sampson County Exposition Center and Sampson CenterStage present the Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students Performing Arts Series.  This series affords students in the Clinton City Schools and the Sampson County Schools systems with the opportunity to attend special daytime performances designed especially for them in cooperation with local education administrators.  During the academic year students in grades one (1) through eight (8) travel to the Sampson County Exposition Center to enjoy one of four live performing arts events - ALL - Class Acts, for sure! This series is provided FREE OF CHARGE to all students thanks to the financial support of people like you. We invite you to join the growing list of Class Acts Sponsors and help us to set a tone for a lifetime of learning.


We hope that as you attend events at the Sampson County Exposition Center you will find amazing entertainment, laughter, discovery, and celebration. We hope that your experiences here inspire you to attend often.


Thank you for supporting and sharing these experiences that we will all remember for years.