Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is free to the public thanks to dedicated volunteers and contributions from our generous sponsors and festival supporters like you.

2014 Sponsors

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Official Festival Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn

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Winner of the 2014 Best Decorated Booth Award is wood carver A.J. Byers!

Visit our Craft Village page for vendor application and tips on booth decoration.


Our judged art show features works of oil paint, water color, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink.
Learn more about our Judged Art Show


Submissions for the Judged Quilt Competition will be accepted Wednesday, September 23, 10 am to 6 pm at The Quilt Patch, 2221 Jacksboro Pike (Food City Center), LaFollette. [ view a map to The Quilt Patch ]

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Ninth Annual Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival
A celebration of the life of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong
at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26, 2015!

Photos on this website courtesy of Gary Heatherly Photography, Peter Koczera, Pook Pfaffe and Candy Barbee. To see more photos from the 2014 festival, visit our Facebook page.

Admission is FREE.

A $2 per person/$5 per family donation is encouraged and goes to support the Campbell Culture Coalition, an all-volunteer non-profit community arts organization that puts on the festival.

About the Festival

The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is a project of the Campbell Culture Coalition, a nonprofit arts agency. It's named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong (1909-2003), the internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in LaFollette in the 1920s and became one of the nation's finest string band musicians, as well as artist, storyteller, and writer. Read more about Howard Armstrong's life and music:


Vine Street Rag
Wednesday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.
Remedy Coffee House

Vine Street Rag is a musical and multimedia story chronicling Howard Armstrong’s life in Knoxville.

This inaugural event includes live music by the Tennessee Sheiks, multimedia storytelling by special guests Jack Neely and The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a silent auction. Tickets are $20, available for purchase online.