Live Music Events updated daily
for the 2023 Festival

Live Music

• Community Gospel Choir

Saturday September 30th 10:30am - 11:15am, Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheater, Newton NC

The Ensemble of Inspiration will feature members of the Catawba County community from all walks of life, ethnicities, and cultures. Directed by Lady L Inc.'s LaKeisha Ross-Johnson, the ensemble will take musical focus from the gospel music genre. Those who experience this unique community gathering will leave inspired and hopeful.

• Tiny Desk Concert Series

Saturday September 30th 11:00am - 1:30pm, Main Catawba County Library, Newton NC

A series of "Tiny Desk" concerts featuring three (3) local arts performing for 30 minutes each with performances beginning at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Here are the details:

⭐︎ 11:00am - Denise Yoder of Puddingstone

⭐︎ 12:00 noon - 208th Army Woodwind Quintet (*in the Community Garden w/free hot dogs!)

⭐︎ 1:00 pm: Singer Songwriter Erin Shull

• Alexandria McNeely, Vocalist

Saturday, September 30th 11:30am - 12:30pm, 3 Little Birds

Classical art song, opera, and maybe a little jazz!-- all live with Alexandria!

• Steel Drum Performance

Saturday September 30th 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheater, Newton NC

Enjoy the brassy island tones of these incredible steel drums featuring Rick Cline and his students from Hickory Music Factory!

• Ken and the Troubadours

Saturday, September 30th 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Main Catawba County Library, Newton NC

Join Ken and his guitar playing troubadour pals as they play and pick through a repertoire of country, bluegrass and old-time gospel music!

• Cosmic Cowboys

Saturday, September 30th 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Frank & Sue Jones Amphitheater, Newton NC

The Cosmic Cowbows return to the stage for the 3rd year in a row of the CVFA with their lineup of fan-favorite legacy rock-a-billy tunes!

• Jennifer Alvarado

Saturday, September 30th 2:30pm - 4:30pm, 3 Little Birds

A small venue performance of an independent female singer/musician on the rise!

• Mike Walkup & Friends: A House Concert (*Tickets are Sold Out*)

Saturday, September 30th 7:00pm - 9:30pm, The Warlick House

Local singer/songwriter Mike Walkup exposes the sound of Catawba County through original lyrics & music, along with his fellow musical friends and guests in an intimate, small-venue setting. This House Concert honors the local musical legacy of Larry Simmons.