CARYVILLE: The Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival is coming to Cove Lake State Park in Caryville on September 29. TheFestival 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. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The performers include Armstrong Legacy Trio, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Maggie Longmire, Robinella, Circus No. 9, Old City Buskers, Sigean, Candela, Smiley and the Lovedawg, Daje Morris, Boogertown Gap and Outlaw Ritual. Visit the Performers page for more information about the bands.
Other events and activities include a Kids Fun Zone, a Juried Artisan Village, a Judged Art and Quilt Show and a Food Court. an acoustic music jam session open to all players!
Admission is FREE, but 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.
The park is located at 110 Cove Lake Lane in Caryville. Phone:423-566-032