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


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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.

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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, hand made bird houses, woodworking and carving, stitchery, rug hooking, hand painted china, and countless objects skillfully and imaginatively transformed.

2012 Best Decorated Booth Award winner Shyla Sharp

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 and Candy Barbee

->Download the 2013 Louie Bluie Performance Schedule
->View slideshow of our 2012 Louie Bluie Performers

Festival Schedule
10:00 a.m. Festival Gates Open
2:00 p.m. Children's Parade (starts and ends at Kids Fun Zone)
7:50 p.m. Grand Finale (Louie Bluie Stage)
8:00 p.m. Festival Closes

Thanks to Our Headliner Sponsor

 

Judged Art & Quilt Exhibit
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Located in Park Pavilion

Thanks to our Art & Quilt Exhibit Sponsor

Louie Bluie Stage
11:20 am – 12:10 pm Tribute to the Old Time Fiddlers
12:25 pm – 1:15 pm Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm Carpetbag Theater
2:50 pm – 3:40 pm The LoneTones
3:55 pm – 4:45 pm Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Musicians panel featuring Ralphe Armstrong, Ray Kamalay, John Reynolds, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Linda Parris-Bailey
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm Donald Brown and the UT Jazz Faculty featuring Greg Tardy
7:05 pm – 7:55 pm Armstrong Legacy Trio
7:55 pm – 8:00 pm Closing wrap-up sing-a-long
Thanks to the Louie Bluie Stage Sponsor
 
Community Stage
11:00 am Paperback Scarecrows
12:00 pm The Tennessee Sheiks
1:00 pm The New River Boys
2:00 pm Cumberland Trail Fiddler's Showcase
3:00 pm Outer Limits with Ashlie Denise
4:00 pm The Beelers
5:00 pm The Gloryland Boys

Thanks to the Community Stage Sponsor

City of Caryville


Our 2012 Performers