Stay Wild

Annual STAY WILD event fundraiser celebrates the magnificent National Wild & Scenic Chattooga River, while raising funds for the Chattooga Conservancy’s work to protect, promote and restore this precious river and its extraordinary watershed.

Live music for the evening will feature three acts:  singer-songwriter and Nashville native Dawn Jackson will play guitar, complemented by her lush, full and moody vocals. “Thermonuclear Rodeo” hails from upstate South Carolina, and features Jennifer Goree Gregory, Tony Tidwell and their band of gifted musicians. This group plays a variety of lively music, from folk to bluegrass to honky-tonk to countrified pop. The Steady Hand String Band is based in Oconee County, SC, and will perform Old Time Music, which is a traditional Appalachian genre played for dancing.

Delicious food and drinks will be provided by local establishments including Brasstown BBQ, Chef David Sweeney, Fromage & Other Fine Foods, Universal Joint, Oskar Blues Brewery, Habersham Winery and more.

Exciting silent auction and raffle prizes will be available to win.  Excellent items will be on hand from REI, Peter McIntosh Photography, Chattooga Gardens, Yeti, Chaco, Patagonia Atlanta, Eno, Dagger Kayak, Kudzu Factory, Stonewall Creek Vineyard, and more!

Tickets for Stay Wild are $20 for entry and a meal; $15 for members of Chattooga Conservancy. Tickets for kids 10 and under are $5. Entry only (no meal) is $5. Guarantee your meal by purchasing tickets in advance!

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