FIRELIGHT, presented by REI and Whitewater Express

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Sponsored By:
Food and Beverage Sponsors:

Georgia, better explored by Firelight . . .

Firelight, presented by REI and Whitewater Express, is an amazing evening of all-you-can-enjoy SweetWater beer, wine, Coca-Cola products, an evening of sweet and savory desserts from Pie Shop, Jake's Ice Cream, Waffle House, Sweet Grass Dairy, Preserving Place, a S'mores bar curated by REI, Whynatte "cocktails", and live music from The Georgia Conservancy's house band Sailing to Denver - all at the Reel Room upstairs at the SweetWater Brewing Company! See photos from last years super successful inaugural Firelight.

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 // 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM



  • $35 - Individual member or 2013-2014 Trip Participant
  • $60 - Couple purchase for member or 2013-2014 Trip Participant
  • $50 - Individual non-member (includes a membership)
  • $85 - Couple non-member (includes a membership)

    *after registering you will recieve a confirmation email from Donation Pay. We will not issue tickets to Firelight. Your name will be on the "guest list" ... like you're a friend of the band (which after seeing Sailing to Denver perform, will probably be the case!)

Heard enough? Get tickets here. Want more Firelight facts? Keep reading!

Savory and Sweet Desserts:
Firelight isn't just beer and incredible live music. Come excited for a sampling of savory and sweet desserts from an eclectic group of incredible Georgia based food and beverage sponsors! Every attendee will receive one ticket for each of the following stations: Jake's Ice Cream (specialty gelato flavor: Great Balls of Fire(light) with Fireball liqueur), Pie Shop (S'mores Pie or Bourbon Pecan Pie ... good luck choosing!), Waffle House (waffles, duh) and a casked SweetWater beer (either a S'mores flavored Georgia Brown Ale or a maple syrup / waffle flavored Blue Ale). Sweet Grass Dairy cheese, Preserving Place jams, Whynatte drinks, wine, Coca-Cola products, and SweetWater beer will be open for your polite perusal.

REI Ultimate Tailgate Raffle:
Can't make it to Firelight, but you want to support the trips program AND potentially score some sweet REI gear? Check out our online raffle to win an exclusive REI Ultimate Tailgate Package that will be given away at Firelight! REI Ultimate Tailgate Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the event ($5 - 1, $10 - 3, $15 - 6. $20 - 10). The raffle winner will be chosen randomly. Winner doesn't have to be present to win. Buy 2014 REI Ultimate Tailgate Raffle tickets here.

Firelight Shirts and Georgia Conservancy Merch:
This year we will be selling some awesome Georgia Conservancy schwag exclusively at Firelight. We are most excited about our 2014 Firelight shirts designed by our resident Sustainable Growth Urban Designer and (all around awesome employee, Johanna McCrehan). Here is a selection of merch available exclusively at Firelight:

  • 2014 Firelight long-sleeve shirts - $20
  • GC eco-friendly trucker hats - $20
  • GC Nalgene water bottles - $20
  • GC Surepaw Dog Gear dog leashes - $25
  • GC "We Paddle This State" koozie - $5

Firelight Silent Auction:
We have an incredible lineup of silent auction items for Firelight. A small sampling of Firelight silent auction items include:

  • A Bitter Southerner deluxe membership package
  • Pie Shop All-You-Can-Eat-Pie happy hour for six
  • Georgia Conservancy "Trips Golden Ticket" (a spot on every trip we host in '15)
  • Cabretta Beach camping weekend for fifteen of your closest friends
  • Georgia State Parks Annual Pass and a two-night stay at any state park cabin
  • Surepaw Dog Gear gift package
  • S&S custom-built fire pit
  • Esperanza ATL graphic design services and Esperanza schwag bag
  • SweetWater gear schwag package that also includes two 420Fest VIP tickets
  • Barking Hound Village pampered pooch package
  • Patagonia ATL gift basket
  • One month of FitWit boot camp
  • One month of Infinity Yoga classes
  • City Mouse (the band) concert in your own backyard
  • Three Rivers Outdoors expedition on the Altamaha River

. . . And many, many more!

Firelight Inner Circle Committee members:

Casey Bradford - Co-chair
Garrett Bradford - Co-chair
Mims Bledsoe
Naomi Green
Johanna McCrehan
Michele Moody
Bryan Schroeder

Firelight Host Committee:

Brent Beatty

Anne Rogers

Johanna Wise

Hannah Rodgers

Kathleen Wagner

Sarah Owen

Sam Sayer

Denise Sicheneder

Nell Fry

Kevona Belcher

Jon Philipsborn

Brian Revels

Matt Elder

Stephanie Zell

Emily Cumbie-Drake

Trey Evans

Joe Thomas

Lynsey Barron

David Gayone

Graham Barron

Chelsea Arkin

Laurel Boatwright

Brooke Beadle

Alex Bradford

Jessica Reece Fagan

Alexander Hope

Ben Carswell

Mareasa Rooks

Sarah Watts

William Rooks

Firelight Sponsors and In-Kind Donors

Firelight 2014 Presenting Sponsors:


Whitewater Express

Firelight 2014 Flame Sponsor:



Georgia Natural Gas


Firelight 2014 Kindling Sponsor:

Jones Day Environmental Group

Firelight Spark Sponsors:

Bigfoot For Wildlands

Butler Wooten Cheeley and Peak

Jones and Kolb Certified Public Accountants

Delta Community Credit Union

Food and Beverage Sponsors:

Waffle House

Jake’s Ice Cream

Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese

Pie Shop

The Coca-Cola Company