CARYVILLE, TN. (WLAF)- The annual Louie Bluie Festival, produced by the Campbell Culture Coalition, is set for  Sept.  30 at Cove Lake State Park from 10am to 6pm.  

There will be three stages at this year’s festival. The festival is free, but donations are accepted at the gate or online.

Performers will be announced later. Follow the festival’s Facebook page for updates or visit  louiebluie.org for more information.

“We are overjoyed to bring back the Louie Bluie Festival and celebrate the extraordinary music and art in our community,” said Jocelyn Woods Griffo, festival co-chair. “Our team has been working tirelessly to create a dynamic lineup of performers, activities, and opportunities for artists and crafters to showcase their incredible work.”

Inspired by the legend, Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong the festival aims to bring together the strongest talent in the area that embodies the spirit of Louie Bluie. This festival celebrates Armstrong’s contribution to the arts and encourages musicians and artists to hone their own talents.

Musicians are invited to bring their stringed instruments and jam with some of the festival’s performers under a covered tent in the Jamming Tent this year.

Performers and their agents seeking to play at the festival can go online and fill out an online application.

Festival organizers are actively seeking artisans for the Arts and Crafts Village. Crafters whose work shows originality, craftsmanship, quality of design, and appropriateness to the Appalachian tradition are encouraged to apply. The Arts & Craft Village application is available online to download or complete an online form. Deadline to register as a vendor is Sept. 1.

Mobile food trucks as well as church and community groups are encouraged to apply in order to sell food. All applications will be reviewed by a committee and participation is subject to approval.  The  food vendor application is available online to download or complete an online form. Deadline to register as a food vendor is Sept. 1.

Additional festival information is available at the festival’s website.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 4/6/2023- 6AM)