AUGUST 26, 2023

The 6th annual Moose-a-Palooza Outdoor Music Festival and Fundraiser featuring great music for a great cause.

This event is Open to the public!

About this event

Join us for our 6th annual festival featuring a talented musical line-up. All net proceeds help the Batavia Moose Lodge support the kids at Mooseheart Child City and School.

MOOSE-A-PALOOZA was started four years ago as a fun way to help benefit various projects at Mooseheart, Moosehaven, and our Lodge. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than to be with friends, have a bite to eat, soak up the sun, breathe in the fresh air, and do some good thing for someone on this day. All net proceeds this year will benefit the new Mooseheart Activity Center (MAC Center), the Mooseheart Senior Class ring fund, and the Batavia Lodge #682 Building Fund.

This year’s line-up:

3:00 pm: Ivy Ford – Versatile, talented, and an old soul. From singing the blues to being sultry, Ivy is an indigo artist whose gift connects those who are around her and those who listen. The “Blues Kitten” serves an experience of music to soothe your soul, fill your heart, with an energy that is most magical. We are glad she is taking some time off from world tours to be a part of our event.

5:00 pm: Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama – Back by popular demand! Jimmy is an old-fashioned guitar slinging blues prodigy. His mission is to expose the next generation to the blues. Driven by his Motown-tight band of Chicago Blues Hall of Famers, Don’t Tell Mama, featuring saxophone, bass, and drums, Jimmy excites crowds with his electrifying guitar work, fresh harp, clever lyrics and animated stage theatrics. His high energy blues and rock-n-roll captivate audiences, and forge instant fans.

7:00 pm: Backyard Tire Fire – They are back! Led by front man Edward David Anderson, and returning from hiatus, this revered Illinois rock and roll band brings their crisp guitar tones, tight harmonies and pointed lyrics to our stage. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages the band has 9 releases and have played countless shows across the US and Canada. Here is what the Nashville Scene had to say: “Bar Room Semantics is infused with the kind of dusty, bootstrap-pulling resilience that Midwesterners have spent decades perfecting”.

Grab your bag chairs and join us at our outdoor venue with food and beverage options to include domestic and craft beer choices. Cash may be needed for some on-site purchases.
We have doubled attendance each year so get your tickets before they sell out.
General admission-$20 per person donation but more generous donations by adding additional tickets are greatly appreciated.

Food and Drink: Food supplied by Hippie Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Dulce Tentaciones Mexicanas. Must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Things to Know: Please bring your bag chairs to set up in our shaded lawn area. Some items for purchase may be cash only. Gates open at 2:30 pm.

Parking: Free Park and Shuttle from Mooseheart Child City and School just 1 mile south of the music venue. Enter parking at main entrance off Hwy 31 (Batavia Ave.). We encourage use of the park and shuttle as there is limited parking at the Batavia Moose Lodge and surrounding neighborhood.