Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to present The Denim Ball at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

BLOWING ROCK, NC (April 29, 2019) — For the first time in The Denim Ball’s history, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will host the fundraising event at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cone Manor, the grand Colonial Revival-style summer home of Moses and Bertha Cone, will provide a gorgeous backdrop to the evening’s festivities, which will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 22. Because of this special venue, tickets are limited. Sales begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1.

Moses H. Cone Manor credit J. Scott Graham

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the community’s commitment to this project at the amazing place that they so dearly love,” says Willa Mays, Chief Development Officer for the Foundation. “We are also grateful to the National Park Service for its cooperation in allowing this first-of-its-kind experience on the estate.”

Decked in their best denim attire, guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, and drinks. More exciting details will be announced soon.

In 2016, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation kicked off a three-year initiative to meet critical needs at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Gifts from individuals, community partners, grants, and funds raised at The Denim Ball have generated more than $3 million toward the $3.6 million goal to rehabilitate the estate.

The Foundation would like to thank the event planning committee and sponsors Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority, Cone Health, Modern Automotive, Mast General Store, The Rosemyr Corporation, Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins, The Blowing Rock, and Blowing Rock Historical Society.

2019 Denim Ball

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, August 22

Where: Front lawn at Cone Manor, milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, N.C.; parking will be off-site with service to the event provided

Tickets: $125, on sale beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1

To purchase: or (866) 308-2773, ext. 364

About the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary nonprofit fundraising partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway, helping ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment now and for future generations. To learn more, visit