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Firelight - Know Before You Go!

Welcome to Firelight! We’re honored to host you for an evening celebrating Georgia’s great outdoors and the Georgia Conservancy’s Stewardship Trips Program.
 
First, a huge thank you to our sponsors who make Firelight possible: 
 
Natural Partner Bonfire Sponsors: Novelis and REI
 
Natural Partner Blaze Sponsors: Patagonia, Subaru, and Whitewater Express
 
Flame sponsor: Dragon Con and Sarah Owen
 
Spark Sponsor: Bank of America, Peachtree Tents & Events, and Greg and Jane Blount

VIP In-Kind Sponsors: Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese, American Spirit Whiskey, and Preserving Place

The #Firelight 411
 
Time:
7:30PM - 11:30PM (last call at 11PM)

Location
SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30324 
Please be aware that road work is being performed on Ottley Drive, but should pose no problem with getting to Firelight. 

We do suggesting carpooling with a designated driver or using services such as Uber or Lyft to get to Firelight. Please do not drink and drive.
 
Getting in to #Firelight
Since you purchased your ticket through Xorbia, you should have received an email and/or a text with you ticket and barcode. Bring your ticket on your phone or print your ticket at home and we will scan you in. If you can’t find your ticket, don’t worry, we can look you up by name.
 
General Admission and folks who need to purchase a ticket please lineup at the driveway entrance near the SweetWater sign. We will have a squadron of Stormtroopers and an angry Wookie helping to enforce the line and keep people on the sidewalk. At check-in, you will show your ID (to prove you're 21 - names on tickets and IDs don't need to match) and get your hand stamped. You will pick up your pint glasses and drink tickets at the bar in the tasting room or upstairs in the Reel Room. You drink ticket is good for 6 beer samples. Make sure to arrive early - only the first 800 guests will receive custom pint glasses. 
 
VIP and Golden Ticket guests can enter through the VIP area “between the rafts” near the end of the truck bay. Look for the string lights and the red carpet.  VIP folks will pick up their glasses at check-in. 
 
What to do and where to do it
Patio: beer, water, campfires, live music and REI deluxe s’more bar
 
Tasting Room (downstairs): beer, water
 
Reel Room (upstairs): beer, specialty casked beer, coolers with soda, silent auction, raffle setup, trip partner tables and trip demonstrations from Georgia Conservancy and a camping cooking class hosted by REI.  
 
Lobby: Georgia Conservancy / Firelight merchandise and membership room  
 
Parking lot south: registration, campfires, food trucks, coolers with soda and water
 
Parking lot north: VIP area
 
Silent Auction
We have an amazing silent auction that includes artwork, experiences and trips all over Georgia - from a Party for 50 at The Woodlands, SweetWater’s new experimental / sour / barrel aging facility to “A Golden Ticket” - a trip for two on every Georgia Conservancy trip. Come to Firelight ready to knock out your holiday shopping list! 
 
Bidding in our silent auction is all done by smart phone through 501 Auctions, a free and easy-to-use mobile bidding website. Pre-registering is encouraged. We will have staff in the Reel Room happy to help you register for the silent auction. 
 
You can pre-register and purchase raffle tickets here: www.501auction.com/firelight2016
 
The REI-Ultimate Comfort Campsite Raffle - over $2,000 value! 
 Everything you need to camp in style and comfort:
- 1 REI Kingdom 8 Tent
- 2 REI Kingdom Cots
- 2 REI Air Mattresses
- 2 REI Sleeping Bags
- 2 REI Camp Xl Chairs
- 2 REI Camp Mugs
- 1 REI Camp Rollout Table
 
Click here, www.501auction.com/firelight2016, to purchase your raffle tickets ($5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 4 tickets and $20 for 10 tickets) and register for the silent auction at the same time! 
 
Merchandise
We will have an amazing assortment of Georgia Conservancy and Firelight merchandise for sale: 
 
Firelight Screen Printed Poster - $20
Firelight Long Sleeved Red - $20 (sponsored by Classic Subaru) 
Firelight Long Sleeved Blue - $25
Georgia Conservancy Cumberland Island Trail Map: $20 (Members only) 
50th Anniversary shirts - $20
50th Anniversary stickers - $5
… and much more! 
 
Music
We’re lucky to have two amazing bands playing the main stage at Firelight 2016, All The Locals and Bobby’s Shorts. All The Locals will kick off the night around 7:45 and play for an hour. Bobby’s Shorts will play two hour long sets starting at 9 and wrapping up around 11:30. 

We’re also lucky to have City Mouse’s Jenna Mobley, Matt and David Wagner, and Hill Roberts volunteering their time playing around the campfires. 
 
BlackCatTips
We’re really lucky to have an amazing friend and partner helping us host Firelight, our good friend Kyle Brooks, aka BlackCatTips. Kyle will be reading his very special Firelight poem at 10:30 PM from the main stage. 
 
Food Trucks
We have some amazing food trucks on hand at Firelight: 
 
Pop Dog, Mix’d Up, Marlay House, Tex’s Tacos and Espetada. Come hungry and ready to chow down! 

Partners in Conservation and Recreation
Join our Stewardship Trips team and a number of our partners in the upstairs Reel Room to learn about some of the great ways to conserve and explore Georgia. Keep an eye out for friends from: Ossabaw Island Foundation, Len Foote Hike Inn, Sierra Club, Georgia River Network, Altamaha Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Whitewater Express, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Woodlands Garden, Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, DeKalb County Greenspace Office, Wahoo Fitness, and more!
 
Get to know the Georgia Conservancy
If you're not a member of the Georgia Conservancy, please consider joining today. We have a fantastic “sustaining” monthly membership program: www.georgiaconservancy.org/membership/sustaining
 
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