A celebration of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong
Saturday, September 24, 2016, Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN
Photos on this site courtesy of Gary Heatherly, Peter Koczera, Mia Hansford, Pook Pfaffe and Candy Barbee.
Armstrong Legacy Trio with Ralphe Armstrong, Ray Kamalay & John Reynolds; Sparky & Rhonda Rucker; EmiSunshine; Knox County Jug Stompers; and many more to be announced!
- Kids Fun Zone
- Craft Village
- Judged Art and Quilt Show
- Food Court
- Acoustic music jam session open to all players!
Admission is FREE.
A $5 per person/$10 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
Fans of Howard Armstrong and his musical compatriots will want to check out the inaugural Knoxville Stomp festival happening in downtown Knoxville, May 5-8. In addition to a free screening of Terry Zwigoff's 1985 documentary Louie Bluiei, the weekend includes a concert by Dom Flemons, dozens of performers, speakers, a 78 record show, and much more! We'll see you there!