14th Annual “Shmedfest” Moves to Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

Music festival to benefit Crisis Control Ministry

WINSTON-SALEM – Shmedfest, a family-friendly music event benefiting Crisis Control Ministry, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

Live music will be provided by five different local bands: Brother Brothers, The Winmars, The Junction Trio, Downtown Band, and Glass Anvil. Dinner and beverages will be provided by K&W Cafeteria, Pepsi and R.H. Barringer.

“We are excited to celebrate both the 14th year of Shmedfest, as well as the 45th year of Crisis Control Ministry,” said Steve Cavanaugh, founder of Shmedfest along with his wife, Tonya. “Each year, this event seems to get bigger and better and we are thrilled to be at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. We are expecting a large turnout to enjoy the free music, food and fellowship all for a good cause at our great new space.”

“We are forever grateful to the Cavanaughs and their friends for so faithfully supporting our mission over the years through Shmedfest,” added Margaret Ellio, executive director of Crisis Control Ministry. “Everyone has a great time, and we are honored that they continue to host this special event.”

Shmedfest is free, but you must reserve your ticket in advance by texting FEST to 41444 or going online at www.crisiscontrol.org/shmedfest by Aug. 22. Donations are encouraged.

Now in its 45th year and with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. For additional information, visit www.crisiscontrol.org.