Blue Ridge Fest has been successful for twenty-two years, raising almost $3 million for more than 70 Upstate charities serving the needs of thousands of individuals and families in our local communities. Once more Blue Ridge Fest will raise funds for 12 deserving organizations but without the much anticipated music and cars that make this event so special.
It is with great regret that Blue Ridge Fest will be cancelled this year with the growing unrest surrounding COVID-19. CEO Jim Lovinggood recently announced to the employees that host this premier event, “The safety and health of our communities is paramount and we cannot continue to plan an event that attracts such a large crowd in the light of growing uncertainty.”
However, Blue Ridge Fest will work to insure that the charities chosen this year will receive funding. With proceeds from corporate sponsors, as well as fund-raising by co-op employees, plans are to present checks to these agencies in early June.
If you purchased event tickets already, your money will be fully refunded. We hope this same great line-up of musicians—Ronnie Milsap, Restless Heart, and The Tams will join us in 2021.