Campbell Culture Coalition


The Campbell Culture Coalition (CCC) is a membership-based, all-volunteer arts agency that produces, coordinates, and presents public arts and cultural programs in Campbell County in the heart of Southern Appalachia. The CCC’s mission is to enhance the artistic and cultural opportunities of its community, by preserving the culturally significant past, and supporting the artistic and cultural talents of young people. The CCC is best known for its Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival, a program that celebrates the art and music of African-American namesake, Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong. The festival showcases east Tennessee musicians, artists and crafters, drawing over 5,000 people from all over the region each year. 

Student artists pose with their finished Elk Tile Mural, now mounted in the Campbell County Courthouse. Photo: Peter C. Koczera

Blind Roland Martin is portrayed in a Carpetbag Theater production depicting the life of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong. Photo: Peter C. Koczera

Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd perform at 2015 Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival in Caryville, Tennessee. Photo: Peter C. Koczera

Youth Outreach Program instructor, Brandy Wilson, assists rural Appalachian student Aubree Lewis in creating a graphic design. Peter C. Koczera