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

Watch the Louie Bluie Promo Video

Official Artwork for 2014 Festival

This year’s official festival art was created by Deseree Horseson, a 17-year-old Campbell County High School student.

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.

Learn more and signup to volunteer.

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

2013 Best Decorated Booth Award winner Jackie Holloway

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, Peter Koczera and Candy Barbee.

The Louie Bluie Festival Needs YOU!

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.

We need over 100 volunteers each festival to help with everything from crafts and food vendor check-in, to recycling and trash detail, to the art and quilt show, to the festival store.  Louie Bluie Volunteers work 2 to 3-hour shifts, and we love it when you volunteer for two shifts!

Also we are seeking Louie Bluie Volunteers to help with FESTIVAL SETUP on Thursday and Friday September 26 & 27, and FESTIVAL TAKE DOWN on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29.

All Louie Bluie Volunteers receive a special festival t-shirt and limitless amounts of bottled water.

A sample of what our volunteers do:

  • hanging up some fliers in the next two weeks (we want to cover all of East Tennessee!)
  • giving out Louie Bluie fliers at upcoming events
  • helping on the weekend of the Festival -- setting up tents, chairs, hanging banners, etc.
  • helping with Crafts and Food vendor check-in Saturday morning before the Festival opens.
  • helping with parking
  • helping with the art show
  • selling Louie Bluie Festival items at the Festival Store
  • stocking the "green room" with goodies for performers
  • helping in the Kids' Fun Zone
  • picking up recycling and trash
  • taking down the Festival on Sunday - taking down the tents, putting away the banners and signs, etc.
  • and more....


Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen O'Connell, call the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce (423) 566-0329, or complete our online form below.