Brews, Boats, & BBQ for Better Rivers

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Join Georgia River Network for our 5th Annual Brews, Boats, & BBQ for Better Rivers on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia.


This kickoff paddle party and GRN fundraiser is a pre-season gathering of paddlers and river lovers from all over Georgia at SweetWater Brewery.

We invite paddlers of all skill levels and disciplines, as well as those who have never paddled but are interested in this wonderful sport to come meet GRN staff members and learn about our mission and upcoming events.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet new paddling friends and renew old friendships! This is also a great event for those who just love being outdoors and want to support the ONLY organization in the State of Georgia devoted 100% to the protection and preservation of our rivers.

Register today!

Ticket includes:
  • SweetWater Brewery Tours
  • Six tickets for your choice of a variety of Sweetwater Beers on tap (wine will also be available)
  • BBQ by Low Country
  • Live music from The Mike Snowden Band!
  • One chance to win a Jackson kayak (exact model to be announced soon!)
    • Additional raffle tickets may be purchased when you buy your event tickets online or at the event for $10 each or $50 for 6.
    • You MUST be present to win raffle.

Silent auction includes:

  •  box2American Spirit Whiskey: winning bidder and 10 guests to join us for a 5-flight whiskey tour
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens: pack of admission tickets
  • Fernbank Museum: membership
  • High Museum: membership
  • Scamper Van: Scamper Van Rental
  • Zoo Atlanta: membership
  • Fox Theatre: tickets to a broadway show
  • Puppetry Arts Center: tickets
  • iHome portable wireless speaker
  • Ultra light down 32 W XL jacket
  • Maevis sleeping bag 15-30 envelope
  • Portal ultralight chair
  • Waterproof portable outdoor blanket
  • Etekcity personal water purifier
  • Winners Outfitters double travel hammock
  • Sterling silver Drop earrings and necklace with pressed flowers
  • Columbia ‚Äčand Patagonia Outdoor Gear and clothing
  • Rak Outfitter Tshirt and Koozie
  • Blue Heron Glass Art 'Ocean Voyager' Fused Glass Bowl
  • Altamaha Coastal Tours Guided Kayaking Trip
  • Two birdhouses
  • Altamaha Coastal Tours Canoe & Kayak Rental for 2
  • Broad River Outpost Canoe & Kayak Rental for 2



Many thanks to our event sponsors for their generous support!

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The Mike Snowden Band

Rocking a mix of fuzzy blues and old school rock, the Mike Snowden Band's music is built around the raw sound of Mr. Snowden's original hand crafted cigar box guitars. Joined by Scott Hall on the 6 wire guitar and Mike Dewald on drums, the formidable trio put on one hell of a show. Expect to hear tunes from Mike Snowden's latest record Southern Guitar Box Guitar Thunder as well as a heavy dose hand picked covers.

"Snowden makes serious music come out of his instruments" -Cigar Aficionado Magazine
"Seeing Mike Snowden live is an experience you need to have"
"His live shows are raw and high energy" -The Roots Music Authority No Depression


You must be 21 or over on February 11, 2018 to attend this event.