Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Events

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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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The Harris Brothers play the Blue Ridge Music Center

July 29, 2017
Brothers Reggie and Ryan Harris were born and raised in Western North Carolina. Their expansive live repertoire consists of traditional roots music, rock ’n’ roll, blues, Appalachian music, vintage country, and bluegrass. The duo’s live shows effortlessly shift from well-known tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana spectrum. By blending electric bass and acoustic guitar, the brothers produce a variety of sounds and styles that leave listeners with vivid memories. Reggie also uses a suitcase as a kick drum.
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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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The Crooked Road Ramblers play the Blue Ridge Music Center

August 5, 2017
Hailing from Southwest Virginia, The Crooked Road Ramblers are steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have played at the Carter Family Fold, Wayne Henderson Festival, and HoustonFest, and claimed first place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Fries & Union Grove fiddler’s conventions in addition to second place at the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax.
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Barr-Williams plays the Blue Ridge Music Center

August 19, 2017
Since her debut solo release in 1994, Jeanette Williams has become one of the most successful and celebrated women in bluegrass music. She has received more than 10 award nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, including three wins for Female Vocalist of the Year, plus two IBMA awards and two songwriting awards. Her husband and partner, Johnny Williams, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and accomplished guitarist.
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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! Special thanks to our sponsor:
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