BATAVIA – The Moose-a-Palooza 2020 Music Fest and Fundraiser will entertain from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, organized through the Batavia Moose Lodge and now turned into a virtual event because of updated health guidelines for the pandemic.
The headliners will include a 6 p.m. show by Howard and the White Boys, a news release stated. The band members have established themselves as one of the area's favorite attractions with regular appearances at Buddy Guy's Legends. They have performed with the likes of B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Chuck Berry, Albert King, Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison and Bo Diddly.
And taking the stage at 8 p.m. will be Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama, featuring an old-fashioned guitar slinging blues prodigy who spent his teenage years being schooled by bluesmen in the famous Chicago clubs. He advanced to the semifinals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and has headlined at Buddy Guy's Legends and the Arcada in St. Charles.
The entertainment also highlights The Ferris Wheel Junkies at 2 p.m. and The Tin Fiddle Band at 4 p.m.
The event will be livestreamed from the Moose-a-Palooza 2020 Facebook page. Previously sold tickets for the event were charitable donations and non-refundable per the Eventbrite ticket site. However, because of the short notice, organizers will allow individuals to use their 2020 ticket stub for a 50% discount to the 2021 event.
The music fest will help support Moose International and the care for children and teens at Mooseheart Child City and School. Learn more at www.Mooseintl.org.