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Donna the Buffalo to headline Meadow Lark Music Festival at Ijams

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45283-250More summer festival coolness, courtesy of WDVX-FM and Ijams Nature Center. Here’s the full press release:

Two of Knoxville’s nationally renowned non-profit organizations, WDVX Radio and Ijams Nature Center,  have joined forces to create the Meadow Lark Music FestivalIn Tune With Nature, from 1-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The inaugural event will host the widely popular roots band Donna the Buffalo, famed for igniting a herd of fans with their rootsy, rocking style.  The festival lineup also features The Hackensaw Boys, Phil Pollard and the Band of Humans, Valley Young, Spirit Family Reunion and other locally popular bands in a full day of performances in the meadow of Ijams Nature Center.  The event is being supported by individuals and companies, including New Belgium Brewing known for its philosophy of environmental stewardship.

“Ijams meadow is a beautiful setting and a great listening space so having a roots music festival there will give people a wonderful music experience,” said WDVX General Manager Linda Billman. “Donna The Buffalo is known for its eclectic and often socially conscious music, so DTB is a perfect band for the festival’s debut and for launching the Ijams and WDVX partnership,” according to Ijams Executive Director Paul James.

Advance tickets to the festival are $20 and available at BrownPaperTickets.com.  A limited number of VIP tickets, which include special seating and hospitality are available for $75 each. The Meadow Lark music festival will include art and craft vendors, children’s activities, educational displays, and food vendors. Other founding sponsors of Meadow Lark include Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC, Three Rivers Market, knoxmusictoday.com, Tomato Head, and WBIR-TV.  Employees of Green Mountain Roasters are festival volunteers.

Ijams is located at 2915 Island Home Ave. in South Knoxville. For more information, visit the center’s website or WDVX online.

Music and nature team up to benefit an East Tennessee treasure

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If you don’t have plans Saturday — or even if you do but don’t consider them very important — you might want to check out a great fundraiser taking place this weekend, June 5, at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. in South Knoxville:

IjamsFest

Celebrate the coming of summer and the great outdoors. IjamsFest offers crafts, food, drink, and several local bands including Jack Wolfe, Catfish Mercury Load, The Lonetones, The Bearded, Cain and Annabelle, Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere and the Natti Love Joys outside on the meadow surrounding the Plaza Pavilion. Tickets are $10 for an all-day pass with all the proceeds supporting Ijams Nature Center. Bring blankets or chairs. No coolers allowed. For more information or to buy advanced tickets, go to: www.ijams.org. (It takes place from 3-10 p.m.)