LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- The annual Louie Bluie Music and  Arts Festival scheduled for Sept. 26 is going virtual.

The committee is still working to determine the final date, but are confident it will not be held live at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, as originally planned for 2020.

Organizers thoroughly explored every possible way to keep guests safe from COVID 19, but increasing infection rates have convinced them it simply isn’t possible

The group is excited about a virtual Louie Bluie Festival calling it “a festival without borders.” Not only will this be accessible at people’s convenience, but it will allow to really dig into what the festival is about — Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong and his impact on the community.

The festival hopes to be available on a number of social media platforms and mobile devices.

Organizers are lining up musicians, as well as finalizing plans and contracts. There are also many  opportunities for sponsorships to help support this project.

The Virtual Louie Bluie Festival will be available on the festival website, and other internet sources. Featuring live performances (filmed under COVID-19 safety conditions) and a mix of material from the festival’s vast archives, the virtual festival will launch this Fall.

Follow and interact with the festival on FaceBook,, and check your favorite media references for the launch date!

Additional festival information is available at For information about the Campbell Culture Coalition, visit (WLAF NEWS PUBLSIHED-08/03/2020- 6AM)