CARYVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – What a festival!
The 2022 Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is this weekend. Starting Saturday at 10 am at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, the festival will feature a wide variety of musicians and artists.
The maker’s market will be an excellent place to purchase unique holiday gifts. Some of the makers will be holding demonstrations at their booths. There will be multiple food vendors at this year’s festival.
Something new this year is scanning QR codes. Guests will be able to scan QR codes at the park to view a festival map and schedule from their phones.
It’s free to attend. However, donations to the Campbell Culture Coalition are accepted at the gate.
Thanks to our friends at The Daily Yonder for this fantastic article about the Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival in Caryville.
The 2022 Performer LineupSounds Like Home Stage:
Sunshine Ambassadors, The Roberts Sisters, Tribute to the LaFollette Old Time Fiddlers, UT Appalachian String Band, Tray Wellington Band, Virginia West, Jake Leg Stompers
Louie Bluie Stage:
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet, Drums Up, Guns Down, Jake Leg Stompers, Cutthroat Shamrock, Jeanine Fuller and the True Funk Souldiers, Tray Wellington Band
Fiddlers & Old Time Music Jam Session Tent:
Danny Gammon & Friends, LaFollette Old Fiddlers Convention (Sounds Like Home Stage), Open Mike, Darrell Acuff & Friends, Wilson/Muse Family, Tammy McCarroll & Friends, Seth Webster & Nate Dodson, State Park employees
Rickard’s Ridge Restaurant Stage:
Rickard Ridge Pickers featuring Jerry Issacs (The Chicken Man), Southern Grace, Carie Ferra-Hale, New River Rising
Performers are listed above in order of appearance.
About the Louie Bluie Festival:
The festival takes place at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, a town in the heart of mountain music country, just off Interstate 75 Exit 134. Historically, Campbell County is a place steeped in music, and today is no different. It’s the home of Howard (Louie Bluie) Armstrong, the festival’s namesake, who grew up in LaFollette in the 1920s and was an incredibly talented string band virtuoso as well as artist, storyteller and writer, who mastered the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and several other stringed instruments.
This project is supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts and Culture Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Powell Clinch Utilities District, Campbell County Commission, Town of Caryville, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, LaFollette Utilities, City of LaFollette, United Cumberland Bank, Town of Jacksboro, and numerous businesses and citizens of Campbell County. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/23/2022-6AM)