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.

2016 Sponsors


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Official Festival Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn

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Official Artwork for 2015 Festival

This year’s official festival art was created by Madison Conrad, a 2015 graduate of Campbell Comprehensive High School.

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A celebration of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10am-7pm

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:


We were glad to meet so many fans of Howard Armstrong at the inaugural Knoxville Stomp festival in downtown Knoxville. See you at Louie Bluie!