MelvinFest 2022

Melvinfest returns for the 2022 Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts to honor Melvin Caldwell who passionately promoted local music during his life! MelvinFest 2022 is sponsored by Wanzl as the 2022 CVFA Corporate Sponsor, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The line up of local, legacy talent will feature:


C&M Traveling Show

"Always a crowd pleaser, party band from Catawba County. C&M stood for Catfish and Mudbone, the two brothers Marshall and Hugh Sipe, with Robert(Lizzard Sherrill), Joe(Tiny) Biggerstaff, Mike Walkup, Danny Sexton on Drums. Soundman Larry Simmons and Lights by Billy(the Kid) Killian (deceased) God rest his soul. Hats and T-shirts Randy Hobbs. Fans, all over the South East. For pics, check out Face Book:C&M Traveling Show Reunion."-- Melvin Caldwell (2010)



Cold Sweat Band

Specializing in Southern Rock, Classic Rock, and Classic R&B/Soul: James Brown, The Blues Brothers, Bob Seger, Delbert McClinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sam & Dave, Classics IV...A 7-piece powerhouse that loves to ROCK!!! Check out their Facebook page



The Cosmic Cowboys

Playing traditional and outlaw country, redneck rock and party music for your listening pleasure. Learn more about the Cosmic Cowboys.