After a week on the road traveling the Southeast, we are happy to report our livers lasted us long enough to throw some killer pre-parties, enjoy four great nights of live music and maybe even a few scandalous post-show parties too…all for an awesome cause. Our SweetWater Presents Concert Series, featuring Railroad Earth (RRE), proved to be on hell of a great way to get folks involved in supporting the work of Waterkeepers® around the Southeast.
During our five day road trip, we partied with a few thousand folks from Raleigh to Charlotte, and Charleston to Jacksonville, raising money and awareness for each city’s Waterkeeper Alliance member including Upper Neuse Riverkeeper®, Catawba Riverkeeper®, Charleston Waterkeeper® and St. Johns Riverkeeper®. We even met some new friends along the way including opening act, Bison. If you haven’t already heard them, get on it! We can’t thank them, and the guys from Railroad Earth, enough for making this trip such a success.
From RRE’s Todd Sheaffer giving shout outs to clean water and Tim Carbone opening the night by reminding the crowd that “we’re all in charge of keeping our waterways clean,” to repeating only one song on their set list all four nights — appropriately titled “Mighty River” — we learned the group shared our passion for spreading the good word about the cause. In fact, they helped us raise a couple thousand bucks to give back to better protecting and preserving these waterways.
Along our journey, we also raised a boatload of Waterkeeper Hefeweizen brews, checked out some pretty heady local bars, threw us a yacht party and even hunkered down through tropical storm Debbie during our last night in Jacksonville. Despite the bad weather, we saw great crowds at each show ready to get down and give back…so major thanks to those of y’all who bought tickets, made donations and helped make it all possible. Relive the memories and check out our Flickr album including photos from our pre-parties and shows in each city by clicking any of the photos below.
Couldn’t make it out and still want to give back? We will have some of the tour’s limited edition t-shirts, hats and posters for sale available at the brewery later this week. Of course, you can always “Give of Your Liver to Save the River” by purchasing Waterkeeper Hefeweizen on tap, or any of our “Save the Waterways” campaign t-shirts and paper fish at participating restaurant and retail accounts in your area. Only one week left folks, so help us get it done!