Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival Sept 30 - Oct. 1, 2011
A preview Friday night event titled Sounds Like Home featuring the Pinnacle Mountain Boys reunion with Charlie Collins and Larry McNeeley and Grasstowne followed by a full day on Saturday of string band music on two stages and storytelling on a third.
Plenty of fun for children both with arts and physical activities. Arts & Crafts village with about 60 vendors; full food court with tables and seating; judged art and quilt exhibit in Pavilion. Cove Lake State Park off I-75 at Caryville. Friday night begins at sundown.
Saturday festivities begin at 10 am and end at 7:45 with fireworks! Family friendly environment with a big welcome mat for ethnic diversity. Festival celebrates the life of Howard (Louie Bluie) Armstrong, his incredible music, his ability to paint canvasses, create ehtnic jewelry, master 22 instruments and 6 foreign languages!
A national treausure said the National Endownment for the Arts and he grew up and was influenced by the culture of Campbell County and Knox County. $10 ticket per person for Friday night. Saturday all day free thanks to generous sponsors and grantors. See you there! Bring blanket, folding chair. Breathe fresh air; enjoy the incredible fall scenery of the lake and the mountains.