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.
- Two Stages of Music
- Kids Fun Zone
- Craft Village
- Judged Art and Quilt Show
- Food Court
- Acoustic music jam session open to all players!
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:
- Vernacular Shellac's extensive blog post
- Howard's biography on Wikipedia
- A 1998 interview with Howard from Blues Access magazine
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.