Moose-a-Palooza Music Fest and Fundraiser returns Saturday to Batavia
Join the Batavia Moose Lodge for its fifth annual Moose-a-Palooza festvial, featuring a talented musical lineup. All net proceeds help the Batavia Moose Lodge support the kids at Mooseheart Child City and School.
The festival takes place from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Batavia Moose Lodge, 1535 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Tickets are a $15 donation for general admission, or $50 VIP, which includes preferred seating location, barbecue dinner, two beverages, and access to upgraded restrooms. Must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at eventbrite.
Attendees are invited to bring chairs for seating at outdoor venue. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, inlcuding domestic and craft beer. Cash may be needed for some on-site purchases. For information, call (630) 879-7887.
This year's line-up is:
• 2 p.m., The Tin Fiddle Band: This diverse group of fun-loving musicians shares their talents with blended harmonies, agile instrumentation and a wide range of music which spans rock, blues, country and their original material.
• 4 p.m., Head Honchos: This band brings music grounded on the foundations of American blues, rock, soul, and funk. They launch every tune with an invitation to kick back, let go, and enthusiastically enjoy.
• 6 p.m., Michael Charles and his Band: Michael is a Chicago Blues Hall of Famer and nine times Grammy-elected artist. His guitar is the forefront and is always the driving force behind his music. He is stopping off in Batavia following his 15th international tour.
• 8 p.m., Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials: In Chicago, a city overflowing with blues talent, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years. The band's big sound, fueled by Lil' Ed's rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is real and hard-hitting.