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Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary Kicks Off This Weekend

By November 14, 2009

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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.

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