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.


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2017 LouieBlue Poster

Download & print the 2017 flyer and post it at your work, community center, gym, church, coffee shop...wherever folks should learn more about Louie Bluie!

The 2017 festival artwork was created by Art by Jackie (Jackie Holloway) of Knoxville.  Ms. Holloway creates a wide variety of two and three dimensional art as well as crafts and has exhibited at The Emporium on Gay Street.

Download 8.5 x 11 Festival Flyer (950KB pdf)


2017 Sponsors

Campbell County Tennessee Logo

Tenessee Arts Commission Logo

Powell Clinch Utility District Logo

Town of Caryville Logo

Campbell Culture Coaltion Logo

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A community celebration of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong

Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN

Photos courtesy of Gary Heatherly, Peter Koczera, Mia Hansford, Pook Pfaffe and Candy Barbee. 

  • 2017 performance line-up: Dom Flemons; Carson Peters and Iron Mountain; Roux Du Bayou; Sparky & Rhonda Rucker; Tennessee Sheiks; John Myers Band; Crawlspace; Sarah Pirkle and Jeff Barbra; Red Shoes and Rosin; Kelle Jolly; Tennessee Stifflegs; Sean McCollough and the Students of Elk Valley Elementary; Jim Myers; Hellgrammites Square Dancers with caller Ruth Simmons; The Walker Boys; Ron Collins & Circle of Friends; Rickard Ridge Pickers; God Sent; Old Harp Singers and the Old-time LaFollette Fiddlers Convention reenactment! Visit the schedule page for stages and times (subject to change).

  • Kids Fun Zone
  • Juried 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: