7 p.m.

Waldensian Festival: Cat5 Band on Aug. 12, 2022, 7 p.m.

Downtown Valdese (Rodoret & Main Street)

The 47th Annual Waldensian Festival will kick off with a performance by Cat 5!

Who is Cat5?

Cat5 burst on the scene in June of 2019 from a trio of top East Coast Bands. Less than a year later in March of 2020 they had to cancel almost 200 dates from their 2020 Calendar due to the pandemic shutdown of Covid-19 in March. The shutdown did not stop them from winning the CBMA Cammy Award for New Artist of the year in 2020. 

2021 would bring much more success with Cat5 being nominated for 10 Cammy Awards at the CBMA’s.  

Cat5 set the ball rolling with the release of their new song The Beach and The Boulevard which won the Cammy for Song Of the year.  

Cat5 ended up taking a total of 5 awards home in only their second year of performing. Including the prestigious award for Group of the year, Smoothie Of The Year for their remake of the popular song “Something Said Love '', Songwriter Of The Year for The Beach and The Boulevard and Instrumentalist of the year for Cat5 Drummer Camron Dudley.

Cammy Award winning artist Jerry Thomas West, Vocalist, Guitarist for 24 years with the Band of Oz and the 80s Rock Band SugarCreek will be contributing his amazing vocals best known for his hits “Somewhere Over The RainBow” and “Build Me Up” Jerry Has Won Multiple Cammy Awards including “Vocalist of the Year” and “Instrumentalist of the Year”.  

Camron Dudley, Vocals, Drums, Percussion: Camron, formally of the band Jim Quick and Coastline is a 4 time CBMA Instrumentalist Of The Year Award winner. Attending College in Elon N.C. He studied Jazz and was a member of the All State Band. Camron is well known for his amazing Drum Solos performed nightly. And is a First Call Session Drummer for the North Carolina Recording Scene, having recorded 100 plus songs for various artist.  

Glen Tippett, Vocalist, Multi Instrumentalist has won Multiple Cammy Awards during his tenure of 16 Years with Jim Quick and Coastline including 2 Instrumentalist of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2015. He sung the lead Vocals on the Hit Song remake of “Something Like Olivia” Something Said Love which won Smoothie of the year in 2021 and The Beach and The Boulevard which won Song of the year in 2021. Glen makes his home in Clinton NC.  

Tim Sidden Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica. Tim Performed with the Band Hip Pocket for the past 4+ years. In 2018 He released the Song “Carolina Queen” which went Number “1” in the Beach Music World and Spawned the creation of its own Merchandise including Shirts, Mugs and other Items.

Tim won a Cammy for Collaboration of the Year for his part in producing the "We Are Beach Music" Production which included 58 of Beach Musics top artist.

Tim’s credits also include a 14 year stint at the World Famous Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach S.C. as well as touring with National 90’s “Hit” Makers; Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary, John “Bo Duke” Schneider, T. Graham Brown, Tom “Luke Duke’ Wopat and many others. His recorded work has produced Multiple National Number 1 Hits and over 40 top 40 Hits.  

Allan Royal II Bass Guitar, Vocals. Allan is from Winston Salem N.C. Touring and playing in the South East for 15 years Allan has risen to the top of his field in both Bass and Electric Guitar. He has toured with several regional acts including Gary Lowder and Smoking Hot And Midnight Allie.