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Louie Bluie Festival

Live Music

Variety of Blues, Gospel, Mountain Jazz, and Bluegrass brings people out to Louie Bluie at Cove Lake State Park – Bob Fulcher

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Ages Event is Appropriate For

All ages

The annual Louie Bluie Festival at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville celebrates the life of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong with an all-day family-fun event featuring three stages of music, including traditional Old-time, Blues, Gospel, Mountain Jazz, and Bluegrass, plus storytelling and theater and our Kid’s Fun Zone with lots of activities for the children. High quality art and handmade crafts will be sold in the Craft Village, and a judged Art and Quilt Show will be in the Recreation Center. Regional food vendors will be serving up a mouthwatering array of authentic Southern cooking, East Tennessee style.

The Louie Bluie Festival is named in honor of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong (1909-2003), a LaFollette native and 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.

How to Get There

Located at Cove Lake State Park

110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville, TN 37714. Directly off the I75 Interstate


The Louie Bluie Festival is free of charge to all.