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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2018 Sponsors

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Tenessee Arts Commission Logo

Powell Clinch Utility District Logo

Town of Caryville Logo

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2018 Festival Schedule

(times are approximate and subject to change)

10:00 AM

Festival gates open

  • Judged Quilts and Adult Artist' Art Exhibits (Pavilion Exhibit Ends 6 Pm)
  • Judged Young Folks' Art Exhibit (Artspace Tent Ends 6 Pm)
  • Kids Fun Zone (Ends 6 Pm)
  • Handcraft Village (Ends 6 Pm)
  • Food Court (Ends 6 Pm)
10:30 AM Live music begins on the Sounds Like Home stage
11:00 AM Live music begins on the Louie Bluie and Skiffle Cafe stages
11:30 AM Live music begins on the Rickard Ridge stage
11:45 PM Children’s Parade led by Kofi Mawuko begins at the Sounds Like Home Stage. People of all ages are encouraged to join the parade at any point behind the last child in the parade
5:30 PM Grand finale at the Louie Bluie stage
6:00 PM Festival grounds close

Thanks to our Headliner Sponsor

Louie Bluie stage
sponsored by

11:00 AM Old City Buskers
12:15 PM Buffalo Fiasco
1:15 PM Sigean
2:15 PM Robinella
3:15 PM Candela
4:15 PM Sparky and Rhonda Rucker with Armstrong Legacy
5:15 PM Ogya World Music band
6:00 PM Closing sing-along

Sounds Like Home stage
sponsored by 

10:30 AM Sunshine Ambasadors
10:45 AM Sean McCollough and the Students of Elk Valley Elementary
11:45 AM Parade led by Kofi Mawuko
12:30 PM John McCutcheon
1:30 PM Armstrong Legacy Trio
2:30 PM Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
3:30 PM Maggie Longmire
4:30 PM Circus #9

Rickard Ridge stage
sponsored by

11:30 AM Eddie Sweat and Thundercreek
12:30 PM Judy Fultz
1:30 PM New River Rising
2:30 PM New Harvest

Skiffle Café stage
sponsored by 

11:00 AM Jim Myers
12:15 PM Smiley and the Lovedawg
1:15 PM Daje Morris
2:15 PM Boogertown Gap
3:15 PM Outlaw Ritual
4:15 PM Count This Penny

Skiffle is a music genre with jazz, blues, folk and roots influences, usually using homemade or improvised instruments. Originating as a term in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, it became popular again in the UK in the 1950s. "You'd see all the people out on a Saturday night or a Friday night... sippin' and lippin'. Skifflin' is what we'd call it, serenading'... we were ahead of all the black and the white musicians because we could play foreign songs... German, Jewish, Polish, Italian, Swedish, Hungarian, cotton field songs... played obericks, muzerkas for Russian people."
~ Howard Armstrong

Thanks to Our Other Sponsors!

Arts in the Pavillion

Quilts in the Pavillion

Kids Fun Zone

Handcrafts Village

ArtSpace on the Grounds