Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Events

Photo by David Hill

Redhead Express at the Blue Ridge Music Center

June 3, 2017
This four sister folk/country/Americana group is part of a remarkable family of musicians from Palmer, Alaska, who migrated south to Tennessee. Sharing exquisite harmonies, thought-provoking lyrics, and sisterly melodies, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa, and Meghan Walker captivate audiences with authenticity, passion, and heart.
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: Saddlebred Division

June 8-11, 2017
Surrounded by the Cone family’s favorite place on Earth, at the historic horse show grounds in Mayview, you can enjoy a spectacular display of the finest show horses in the country as they chase the silk and silver of the “Oldest Continuous Outdoor Horse Show In America.”
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The Quebe Sisters at the Blue Ridge Music Center

June 17, 2017
When The Quebe Sisters take a stage and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in close multipart harmony, audiences are transfixed. The Texas trio’s performances are authentically all-Americana and respectful of the artists that inspired them. The sisters’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers to the young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story. All three sisters, Hulda, Sophia, and Grace, play fiddle and sing, and are accompanied by Simon Stipp on guitar and Daniel Parr on bass.
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Phil Wiggins & The Chesapeake Sheiks at the Blue Ridge Music Center

June 24, 2017
The formation of Phil Wiggins & The Chesapeake Sheiks was inspired by the music of great American songsters, Nat Reese, Howard Armstrong, The Mississippi Sheiks, and The Big Three Trio. The Chesapeake Sheiks play blues from the Piedmont and Delta as well as the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Louis Jordan, Slim and Slam, and others. A native of Washington, D.C., Wiggins is widely recognized as one of the great acoustic harp players and a champion of the Piedmont blues style of music.
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: Hunter & Jumper Division

July 25-30, 2017
Surrounded by the Cone family’s favorite place on Earth, at the historic horse show grounds in Mayview, you can enjoy a spectacular display of the finest show horses in the country as they chase the silk and silver of the “Oldest Continuous Outdoor Horse Show In America.” Join us for the thrilling Hunter & Jumper segment of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve. Spectator tickets at the gate are $10. Children 12 and younger receive free admission.
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Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show: Hunter & Jumper Division

August 1-6, 2017
Surrounded by the Cone family’s favorite place on Earth, at the historic horse show grounds in Mayview, you can enjoy a spectacular display of the finest show horses in the country as they chase the silk and silver of the “Oldest Continuous Outdoor Horse Show In America.” Join us for the thrilling Hunter & Jumper segment of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve. Spectator tickets at the gate are $10. Children 12 and younger receive free admission.
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The Denim Ball

August 4, 2017
Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a fun-filled fundraising ball to support rehab efforts at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.
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Our 20th Anniversary Celebration

November 9, 2017
Mark your calendar for this elegant evening to celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's 20th year of protecting this amazing National Park unit. We will also honor individuals and businesses that have shown an outstanding commitment to safeguarding and enhancing the Parkway. Check back for more details!
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