Looking for a way to end the weekend on a high note? Join Ijams Nature Center for the Sunday Summer Concert Series, which kicks off on the nonprofit nature center’s lawn Sunday, May 20, with the Appalachian cowboy music of Guy Marshall.


Presented by Blank Newspaper, the three-concert series is produced by Ijams and Grammy-nominated writer and journalist Wayne Bledsoe.


The lineup of Americana and rock artists also includes The Pinklets on June 17 and Mic Harrison and the High Score on July 15. The Pinklets, a trio of sisters, describe themselves as “a pop rock kinda thing.” Mic Harrison and the High Score will bring a rock/country/indie vibe to the series.


Doors open at 3 p.m.; concerts run from 4-6 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Each event will feature food trucks and a beer garden. No coolers are allowed.


In addition to Blank Newspaper, the series is sponsored by WDVX 89.9 FM. Alliance Brewing Company is the beer sponsor for the July 15 concert.


Tickets are $8; kids ages five and under get in free.


Tickets and details are available at http://ijams.org/sunday-summer-concert-series/.


Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking, and more. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.Ijams.org or call 865-577-4717.