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 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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A community celebration of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong

Saturday, September 22, 2017, 10am-7pm

Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN

Photos courtesy of Gary Heatherly, Peter Koczera, Mia Hansford, Pook Pfaffe and Candy Barbee. 

  • 2016 performance line-up: Armstrong Legacy Trio with Ralphe Armstrong, Ray Kamalay & John Reynolds; Sparky & Rhonda Rucker; EmiSunshine; Knox County Jug Stompers; Carpetbag Theater; Marble City 5; Kukuly & the Gypsy Fuego; Doris & Betty Johnson; Mason T & Carl Capps; New Harvest; Beechfork Boys; Wild Blue Yonder; True House of God Singers; Community Choir of Campbell County; Jeff Orr and Vic Graves; White Oak Elementary School students; Jim Myers and Alex Pulsipher; Jubal; Liz and Tim; Matt A Foster; and the Old-time LaFollette Fiddlers Convention reenactment! Visit the schedule page for stages and times (subject to change).

  • Kids Fun Zone
  • Juried Craft Village
  • Judged Art and Quilt Show
  • Food Court
  • Acoustic music jam session open to all players! 

Admission is FREE.

A $5 per person/$10 per family donation is encouraged and goes to support the Campbell Culture Coalition, an all-volunteer non-profit community arts organization that puts on the festival.

About the Festival

The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is a project of the Campbell Culture Coalition, a nonprofit arts agency. It's named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong (1909-2003), the internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in LaFollette in the 1920s and became one of the nation's finest string band musicians, as well as artist, storyteller, and writer. Read more about Howard Armstrong's life and music: