Friday morning marked the kick off of a year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
At the Ravensford Overlook, officials began the anniversary with a Cherokee Indian ceremonial dance. The celebration continues today with an all-star benefit concert at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville. Grammy-award winning songwriter and musician Nanci Griffith and bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson, Sammy Shelor, Bryan Sutton, Tim Surrett, and Jim Van Cleve will all perform.
The 469-mile roadway that crosses through 29 counties from Waynesboro, VA to Cherokee, NC will be celebrated throughout 2010 by the communities along the parkway. Learn more about upcoming events online.