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,

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

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
Harrison Martin
Ashley McArthur
Kate & Michael Monk
Mark Shaw
Laura & Robbie Service
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

2016 Sponsors

Leadership Sponsor

Sands Family Charitable

IPA Sponsor 

Georgia Brown Sponsors 
Lindsay & Chris Backscheider


Blue Supporters  
Libby & Brooks Barge
Douglas Biggs
Kit & David Bowlin
Catherine & TJ Callaway
Stuart Carrington 
Emily & Blair Farinholt
Emily & Matt Heimermann
Catherine & J.J. Jaxon
Catherine & Kenny Kraft
Betts Love
Kate & Michael Monk
Milner Document Products
Emily & Stanton Reid
Mark Shaw
Rebecca & Taylor Smith
Harrison & Brennan Spry
Wendy & Will Stengel
Stephanie & Austin Stephens