Twilight at Ijams, presented by Clayton and Colonial Pipeline Company, is Sunday, Sept.12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


The event, Ijams Nature Center’s largest annual fundraiser, raises awareness and funds so that the nonprofit nature center can educate and inspire people of all ages to appreciate and care for the natural world.


Twilight at Ijams features delicious, fresh food, a twinkling signature cocktail, an Ijams-focused silent auction and a nature-themed concert featuring classical, Broadway and Appalachian music performed by Melony Dodson and Friends. All activities are outdoors.


Sponsors include Clayton, Colonial Pipeline Company, Ergon Terminaling, Inc., Home Federal Bank, Regal, Thermal Label Warehouse, The Trust Company of Tennessee, Harper Auto Square, Partners Development, Pilot Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Ann Sartwell and Robby Moore, and Three Rivers Rambler.


Tickets are $175 or $1,750 for a table of 10. Reservations are due by Sept. 1 and can be made at or by phone at 865-577-4717, ext. 123.


Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 318-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities and walks of life. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12+ miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, climbing, boating, biking and more. The center offers hundreds of educational programs annually for all ages. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit