2014 Rocky Mountain River Celebration at Upslope Brewing in Boulder Colorado

The Rocky Mountain River Celebration is a non-profit sponsored annual event featuring films and presenters focused on raising public awareness of river, stream and water-use issues both in Colorado and worldwide.  The event is hosted in solidarity with the International Day of Action for Rivers which, this year, lands on Friday, March 14th.

This 2nd annual Rocky Mountain River Celebration will be at Upslope Brewing Company’s gorgeous new tap room. This year’s lineup features a handful of award-winning river-centric short films, several speakers on western water issues, live music, performance art, a prize drawing, food truck, Boulder’s finest emcee and, of course, delicious Upslope beer. Proceeds will go to The Environmental Group of Colorado (TEG) working to produce a new educational public radio program that will air weekly across Colorado. The subject for the radio show? What else besides western water issues and the rivers that feed our bodies and souls.


Presenting Organizations:

logo-theenvironmentalgroupThe Environmental Group of Colorado (TEG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to actively deal with current and future environmental issues that affect our community and that of the world around us.  For 3 years, TEG’s Citizens for Sustainable Water Management (CSWM) project has focused on raising public awareness with regard to the numerous proposed water supply projects along Colorado’s Front Range.  TEG presented the Rocky Mountain River Celebration in 2013 and will be doing so again this year.

logo-savethecoloradoThe Save the Colorado River Campaign is a coaltion of progressive companies and foundations that support non-profit environmental groups that are working to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Of Souls + Water: The Shapeshifter

by NRS Films and Forge Motion Pictures, Directed by Skip Armstrong

India River Bridge

Scene from "Human Planet: Rivers" by BBC/Discovery

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

selected scenes

How Wolves Change Rivers

by Sustainable Man

Streams of Consequence

(Trailer) by Rios Libres

I Am Red

by Pete McBride

Powell to Powell: Portraits of the Upper Colorado

by Will Stauffer-Norris, Zak Podmore, David Spiegel, and Carson McMurray

Great prizes from many wonderful sponsors including:

Upslope Brewing Company

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides

Rios Libres

Kahtoola, Inc.



Hard as Nails : Obstacle-Mud Race

The Greenbacks

ABC Kids Climbing

Rocky Mountain Paddleboard

Neptune Mountaineering

L'il Sucker

Clint Willcox and Jonathan Sadler are a dynamic duo of accomplished percussionists, always pushing the limits of their instruments. Jonathan's enlightened creativity fused with Clint's master percussion skills have given birth to a truly amazing musical energy.

Experience the world's newest acoustic instrument combined with drums from the ancient world as Handpan and Tabla are united. With the addition of an antique Marimba, More Than Physics creates an authentic, serene musical universe.



$10 Tuber
Admission with one free beer

$25 Rafter
Admission with one free beer and a door prize

$100 River


Admission with a free beer, a door prize, VIP seating, and (optional) on-stage "Thank You"

Event Sponsors