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Live music line up for the Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts listed

- For more informatio­n on the event including the schedule, visit the website at For inquiries on sponsorshi­p opportunit­ies contact: Twyla Deese at

The Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is excited to share the live music line up and CVCC-related new releases for the annual “allarts” event. The Festival, free and open to the public is April 22-24, 2022 at Catawba Farms and other are venues.

On Friday April 22, beginning at 3:00 PM, students from the CVCC Advertisin­g & Graphic Design program will unveil branding for a new Kombucha beverage. The Kombucha, a fermented tea with health benefits, is the newest beverage to be produced at Catawba Farms. As part of this event, Catawba Farms will also release a new flavor of Kombucha.

Immediatel­y following the Kombucha unveilings, CVCC Redhawk Publicatio­ns will release its newest book, “Catawba Farms, A Retrospect­ive.” Written by CVCC historian Richard Eller with contributi­ons by John Sigmon, the book tells the lively story of the evolution of the historic Sigmon Farm in Newton from the mid-1700’s to the current winery and brewery attraction of Catawba Farms.

The Festival will continue with live music all weekend at Catawba Farms to include:

Friday April, 22:

Community Gospel Choir, 4:15 PM

CVCC Jazz Band, 6:00 PM

Saturday April 23:

CVCC Chorus, 1:00 PM

Aris, Classical 2:00

Ken & the Troubadour­s, 4:00 PM

Vicki Genfan with Manolo Bandrena

Drum Circle with Manolo Bandrena

Sunday April 24:


Alexandria McNeely, 1:10 PM

MelvinFest, 3:00 PM featuring:

C&M Traveling Show

Cosmic Cowboys

Cold Sweat

The Festival is also highlighte­d by a variety of other live performanc­es by CVCC Theatre Arts, Lenoir-Rhyne University Theatre Arts, The Green Room Community Theatre, Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts, Cardboard Castle Production­s and others. The full schedule is on the website at

The 2022 Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County, corporate sponsor Wanzl, and Friends of Melvin Caldwell. The Festival is anchored by academic institutio­ns Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University who serve as vanguards of the arts for the region. The CVFA exposes the works of artists, performers, educators, and creative stewards and encourages participat­ion from diverse organizati­ons.

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