Discover the journey. Then help protect it.

August 2018 - In this issue of The Scenic
Thank you for helping us raise $115,000 for
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park during The Denim Ball

Chris & Catherine Boss, Alfred & Beth Adams, and Jeni & West Fowler at the 2018 Denim Ball.

Photo by Jan Todd/

Thanks to an outpouring of support, the Denim Ball raised $115,000 for repairs and improvements at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park! We truly appreciate all the individuals, sponsors, local businesses, and community groups that made the event possible.

Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent J.D. Lee thanked the 230 attendees for their commitment to the historic spot at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. "Seeing the passion and willingness to support this special Parkway location, I know the future is bright for Cone," he said after the event. "Community involvement has always been and continues to be a driving force in the viability of the Parkway. We are so grateful to Denim Ball attendees whose love of the Cone estate is celebrated at this event."

 Of Valley & Ridge
Artist Tess Darling at work in the wilderness.
Have you encountered an artist painting along the Blue Ridge Parkway lately? Chances are they're preparing for the art show "Of Valley & Ridge: A Scenic Journey Through the Blue Ridge Parkway." We're teaming up with the Saints of Paint for this benefit exhibition Oct. 26-28.  Learn more

The three-day show opens with a ticketed gala from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 26, at the historical Tudor mansion, Zealandia, atop Beaucatcher Mountain in Asheville. Guests will enjoy wine, beer, food, music, and can purchase Parkway-inspired pieces by more than 20 artists. Proceeds from the gala and art sales will support the Foundation's work to protect, preserve, and enhance the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Do you have a Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate for North Carolina? If so, be sure to register for a chance to win a two-night stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a gift card from Mast General Store!

Support the Parkway at an Upcoming Event

Friends Day at Mast General Stores
Saturday, September 8
Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, Valle Crucis Main Store & Annex
Thanks to Mast General Store, adventurers can feel twice as good about their shopping experience as the store celebrates its annual Friends Day. On Saturday, September 8, five Mast General stores will donate 10 percent of sales to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, so stop in for camping gear, outdoor wear, holiday gifts, and more. Come see us at the Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, Valle Crucis Main Store & Annex locations. Start your shopping list now

September 15, Chantilly Farm, Floyd, Virginia

Join Jagged Edge for The Bootleggers Run Ride for the Vistas on Saturday, September 15 at Chantilly Farm. This mountainous motorcycle ride benefits
the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's vista clearing project, Renew the Views. Tickets are $20 for singles and $25 for doubles. For other Jagged Edge events, including concerts and jamborees, leading
up to the ride, click here.

Find Your Pint in August

Through August 31
West Asheville, North Carolina
One World Brewing is making a special beer in honor of the Parkway and is donating $1 a pint throughout the month of August. 
Saturday, August 25
Fletcher, N.C.
Blue Ghost is brewing a special batch of Graveyard Fields Blueberry Wheat in honor of the Parkway and is donating $1 a pint until the batch runs out. Come by the Foundation's table from 4 to 6 p.m., August 25, to learn more about America's favorite journey. 

5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 29
Fletcher, N.C.
Join Sierra Nevada for the release of Blue Ridge Red, a special batch brewed in honor of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For every pint of Blue Ridge Red sold, Sierra Nevada will donate $1 to the Foundation until the batch runs out. Sierra Nevada will also hold an Appalachian Dinner by the River at Lower Park on August 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Foundation. Dinner will be accompanied by music from Time Sawyer. No tickets required, just come and enjoy a plate, a beer and some music!


Cool Concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Center
Front Country
Don't miss these shows at the outdoor amphitheater at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, Virginia.
Front Country + The Martha Bassett Band
7 p.m., Saturday, August 25 | $15
Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers + Zoe & Cloyd
7 p.m., Saturday, September 1 | $15
Mipso + Sam Lewis
7 p.m., Saturday, September 8 | $20 advance, $25 day of show, $10 for kids 3-12


The Foundation proudly supports programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to preserve the cultural and musical heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
NPS Seeking Comments on Bridge Repairs
The National Park Service would like your input on bridge repairs on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany and Ashe counties. The comment period closes September 10. Find more information about the proposed work on the Blue Ridge Parkway website.
Join our Community of Stewards                          
As the primary fundraiser and trusted steward of the  Blue Ridge Parkway, the Foundation is forever committed to preserving the past, enhancing the present, and safeguarding the future of America's Favorite Journey™. Learn more about joining our Community of Stewards at .


Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
717 S. Marshall St., Suite 105B,  Winston-Salem, NC  27101
& 322 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
(866) 308-2773 |