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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2017 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 5 Pm)
  • Judged Young Folks' Art Exhibit (Artspace Tent Ends 5 Pm)
  • Kids Fun Zone (Ends 5 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
12:00 PM Live music begins on the Rickard Ridge stage
12:45 PM Children’s Parade Begins with One World Circus. People of all ages are encouraged to join the parade at any point behind the last child in the parade
6:00 PM Grand finale at the Louie Bluie stage
7:00 PM Festival grounds close

Thanks to our Headliner Sponsor

Louie Bluie stage
sponsored by

11:00 AM Tennessee Sheiks
12:00 PM Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
1:15 PM Carson Peters and Iron Mountain
2:15 PM Crawlspace
3:15 PM Roux du Bayou
4:15 PM Dom Flemons
5:15 PM John Myers Band
6:00 PM Closing sing-along

Sounds Like Home stage
sponsored by 

10:30 AM Old time LaFollette Fiddlers Convention Reenactment
11:45 AM Sean McCollough and the Students of Elk Valley Elementary
1:30 PM Dom Flemons
2:30 PM Red Shoes and Rosin
3:30 PM Tennessee Stifflegs
4:30 PM Hellgrammites Square Dancers with caller Ruth Simmons. Both beginners and experienced dancers are invited to dance

Rickard Ridge stage
sponsored by

12:00 PM Ron Collins & Circle of Friends
1:00 PM Rickard Ridge Pickers
2:00 PM God Sent
3:00 PM The Walker Boys

Skiffle Cafe stage
sponsored by 

11:00 AM Old Harp Singers
12:00 PM Kelle Jolly
1:15 PM Jim Myers
2:15 PM Sarah Pirkle and Jeff Barbra

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