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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A community celebration of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN

The photos in the 2018 slideshows are courtesy of
Gary Heatherly, Peter Koczera, Holly Rainey, Jessica Tezak, Eric Smith, and Daniel Taylor.

  • This year's performers include: Amythyst Kiah, Andrew Patty, Carl and Mason Capps, David West and the Ciderville Gang, Dustin Ford, Eli and Jacob, Evan Carawan, Gigi’s Dance Academy, Jeanine Fuller and the True Funk Souldiers, Jessica Watson and Seth Hopper, Joseph Henley, Joshua Collins, Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd, Liza Jane and Fiddling Curly, Mike McGill, New River Rising, Rickard Ridge Pickers, Ron Collins and the Circle of Friends, Shayla McDaniel, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Sunshine Ambassadors, Tennessee Sheiks, The Lonetones, The Manhattan Magician, The Natti Love Joys, The Roberts Sisters, The Weeping Willows, Tribute to the LaFollette Old Time Fiddlers, and the Wynn Elementary Students with Sean McCollough.

  • Kids Fun Zone
  • Juried Artisan 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: