2014 Salamander Ball

2014 Salamander Ball

Don’t miss out on this years Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball, the masquerade fundraiser of the year, hosted by DLiA!  Come dressed as your favorite Smoky Mountain creature and enjoy fun for the whole family. With a Smokies Salamander beauty pageant, live band performance, and live and silent auctions, you and your family can have fun together while supporting research and preservation in the Great Smoky Mountains.


The Knoxville Zoo is a new location for the Salamander Ball, and we think the perfect locale! Nothing else in Knoxville is quite so wild!  When it comes to setting a truly exotic stage for your special event, no place compares to Knoxville Zoo.  Lions roar in the distance, monkeys chatter nearby, and a giraffe might even stretch his neck in your direction to check out the party. The Zoos unique venue provides the perfect backdrop for the Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball.


Bring the whole family! There is something for everyone, including:

  • Hors D’oeuvres and beverages for every age by our fantastic caterers, Holly's Eventful Dining
  • Dancing to the live vibrant music by Vibraslaps
  • Live and Silent Auction
  • Costumed “animal” parade for the whole family
  • Signed “Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball” books
  • Kid’s Cove will be open for frolicking fun!
  • Meet and greet with some of the Zoo’s beautiful animals
  • And much, much more


Saturday, September 13th

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville, Tennessee

Cost: $75 for adults and free for kids under 12

$700 for a table (group of 10)


You can purchase single tickets and tables for 10 on our online store.

Have a memorable time with your family while supporting the cause of DLIA!



Sponsorship packages are available. For details, download the Sponsorship PFD, or contact Todd Witcher.

2014 Salamander Ball Tickets - AVAILABLE

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Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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