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.

2016 Sponsors


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Download & print the 2016 flyer and post it at your work, community center, gym, church, coffee shop...wherever folks should learn more about Louie Bluie!

Download 8.5 x 11 Festival Flyer (9.1 MB pdf)

Official Artwork for 2016 Festival

This year’s festival art is based on a painting by Jocelyn Griffo.


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Festival Schedule

(times are approximate and subject to change)

10 a.m.  Festival gates open
10 a.m.

 Craft Village, Art & Quilt Shows in the Pavilion, ArtSpace tent and Movie Tent open

10:30 a.m.  Live music begins on the Sounds Like Home stage
11 a.m.  Live music begins on the Louie Bluie and Skiffle Cafe stages
11:30 a.m.  Live music begins on the Rickard Ridge stage
12:45 p.m.  Parade
5 p.m.  Movie Tent, ArtSpace tent, and Art & Quilt Shows in the Pavilion close
6 p.m.  Craft Village and Food Vendors close
6 p.m.  Grand finale at the Louie Bluie stage
7 p.m.  Festival grounds close


Thanks to our Headliner Sponsor



Judged Art & Quilt Exhibit

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located in Park Pavilion


Thanks to our Art & Quilt Exhibit Sponsor


Thanks to our Visual Arts Sponsor

Louie Bluie stage    sponsored by

11 a.m. Knox County Jug Stompers
12 p.m. Panel discussion on Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong
1:15 p.m. Carpetbag Theater performs an excerpt of their play Between a Ballad and a Blues
2:15 p.m. Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
3:15 p.m. Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego
4:15 p.m. Armstrong Legacy Trio, featuring Ralphe Armstrong, Ray Kamalay and John Reynolds
5:15 p.m. Marble City 5
6 p.m. Closing sing-along


Sounds Like Home stage sponsored by 

Town of Caryville

10:30 a.m. Old time LaFollette Fiddlers Convention Reenactment
11:30 a.m. White Oak Elementary School student performance, led by Sean McCollough
12:30 p.m. Community Choir of Campbell County
1:30 p.m. Jeff Orr and Vic Graves
2:30 p.m. Wild Blue Yonder
3:30 p.m. True House of God Singers
4:30 p.m. EmiSunshine


Rickard Ridge stage  sponsored by

City of LaFollette and

11:30 a.m. Doris and Betty Johnson
12:30 a.m. Mason T and Carl Capps
1:30 p.m. New Harvest
2:30 p.m. Beechfork Boys


Skiffle Cafe stage sponsored by 

The Town of Jacksboro &


11 a.m. Jim Myers and Alex Pulsipher
12 p.m. Jubal
1:15 p.m. Liz and Tim
2:15 p.m. Matt A. Foster

Kids Fun Zone

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


ArtSpace tent

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Youth Arts Show sponsored by
Howard Armstrong exhibit sponsored by
Sculpture Demonstration by William Sarno sponsored by



Crafts Village

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Thanks to: