Southern Shindig

Southern Shindig is geared toward and organized by young professionals in Atlanta. A group of dedicated volunteers successfully established this event as a way to introduce the important work of Skyland Trail to a new generation of volunteers and supporters.

Ashley David, 678-686-5905,

Southern Shindig 2017

Join us for the 2017 Southern Shindig on Friday, August 18 at SweetWater Brewing Company.

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2017 Event Co-Chairs

Event Chairs Katherine and Jason Deere

"The more my family and I learn about Skyland Trail the more we are eager to give our support. Skyland Trail not only changes the lives of the individuals they treat but also works tirelessly to end the stigma of mental illness." - Katherine Deere


Bradley Smith and Nelson Nolen 
are singers and songwriters in Atlanta and have shared the stage with numerous artists including Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain.

2017 Host Committee

Britt & Hunter Amos                        
Libby & Brooks Barge
Alison & Will Blue
Kit & David Bowlin
Catherine & TJ Callaway
Maddie & Connor Davidson
Morgan & Mike DiOrio
Kwynn & Chris Everest
Hill Hardman
Reeves Henritze
Catherine & Kenny Kraft


Louise & Charlie Loudermilk
Harrison Martin
Ashley McArthur
Kate & Michael Monk
Mark Shaw
Laura & Robbie Service
Elizabeth Shortridge
Farley & Matt Sirockman
Harrison & Brennan Spry
Ruth Wellborn
Tyler & Robby Wynne

2016 Southern Shindig Review

Skyland Trail held its sixth annual Southern Shindig at SweetWater Brewing Company. Guests enjoyed a night of music with acoustic jazz trio Lilac Wine, authentic barbecue by DAS BBQ, fabulous silent auction items, and SweetWater Brews. Led by event co-chairs, Harrison Spry and Mark Shaw, the event welcomed more than 300 guests and raised nearly $50,000 in support of Skyland Trail. 

View Photos from 2016 Event

2017 Sponsors

Leadership Sponsor

Sands Family Charitable Fund  

IPA Sponsor 
The Everest Family
Hendon Family 

Georgia Brown Sponsor 
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
Colliers International
First Beacon Investments, Inc.
Morgan and Alan Hamilton 
Charles Smithgall 
Weathington McGrew, P.C.

Blue Supporters  
Libby and Brooks Barge

Emily and Eric Bleke
Catherine and TJ Callaway
Maddie and Connor Davidson
Eileen and Joe Gebbia
Cindy and Dave Jollay
Catherine and Kenny Kraft   
Amy and Nevin Kreisler
Betts Love
Kate and Michael Monk
Mark Shaw