While we’re still determining the final date, we know it will not be held live at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN as originally planned for 2020.

Even though we thoroughly explored every possible way to keep our guests safe from COVID-19, increasing infection rates have convinced us it simply isn’t possible. But with change comes great possibilities.

We’ve found inspiration during these trying times. This inspiration is resulting in a vision that will bond us together as a community and open new pathways for us all to be connected. We can’t wait to share it with you all.

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

You’ll be able to watch it on any of your devices, from any location! Interact with your community on social media as you watch the show.

You’ve heard it said that we’re all in this together. But maybe, just maybe, we always have been. This is a chance for us to not only remember that, but to embrace it, and to strengthen our bonds through music and a shared past.

We are lining up musicians as we speak to perform in this virtual festival! As we finalize plans and contracts, we’ll release them to the public. We’re also exploring ways to incorporate our maker community. We will also have plenty of opportunities for sponsorships, so please contact us if you want to help support this project. We believe the end result will be valuable for years — even decades — to come.