The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is completely free to the public and we'd like to keep it that way. It is made possible by a group of dedicated volunteers and by contributions from our generous sponsors and festival supporters like you.

Click the Donate Now link above to make a donation.


Listen to Louie Bluie's music


Watch the Louie Bluie Promo Video


Become a Louie Bluie Volunteer

The Louie Bluie Festival is an ALL-VOLUNTEER run event. Our Louie Bluie volunteers are very important in making our festival the BEST in our region.

Learn more and signup to volunteer.


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Louie Bluie Crafters

Our crafters are skilled in the hand-me-down traditions of these Cumberland Mountains as well as those with more contemporary appeal. They include basket weaving, wooden toys and games, handmade bird houses, woodworking and carving, stitchery, rug hooking, hand-painted china, and countless objects skillfully and imaginatively transformed.

2013 Best Decorated Booth Award winner Jackie Holloway

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

Louie Bluie Artists

Fine artists working in oils, water color, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink offer canvasses for the walls of home or office that reflect the skills and techniques of paint and brush.
Learn more about our Judged Art Show


2013 Sponsors

View a complete list of our Festival Sponsors.


Official Festival Hotels:
Comfort Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn


Looking for other fun things to do while you're in the area? Check out Edge Trekker where you can plan your whole trip.


Photos on this website courtesy of Gary Heatherly Photography, Pook Pfaffe, Peter Koczera and Candy Barbee.

8th Annual Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival
A Celebration of the Life of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN

Photos on this website courtesy of Gary Heatherly Photography, Peter Koczera, Pook Pfaffe and Candy Barbee.

All of this 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.

Pre-Festival Bluegrass Show
Sounds Like Home: A Night of Music from the Cumberlands

Friday, September 26, 2014
Gate opens at 5 p.m. 

Last year's concert featured performances by Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley with Pinnacle Mountain Boys and the Cumberland River Band. Stay tuned for this year's line-up!

Visit the Friday Concert page for more information, a listing of local ticket outlets, and to purchase tickets online.


The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong (1909-2003), 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.