"Changing the face of charity...
right under your noses"


We are a membership led organization led by approximately 30 Battle Creek residents. You don't have to have a moustache. The stache is the gimmick. We create events and often raise money for charity. “Changing the Face of Charity, right under your noses.”


The Battle Creek Metropolitan Area Moustache Society (BCMAMS) is a volunteer-based non-profit organization focused on raising money for local people or organizations in need, through coordinating and organizing fun events at local establishments or venues.

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We Need Your Help!

Would you like to help keep Leilapalooza one of the best music events in the mid-west?

We always need responsible, outgoing people like you! Sign up for one or more 2-hour shifts and get a free t-shirt. Tell your friends to come help too, and have a great day.

Thank you in advance! We appreciate you!

Please click on the volunteer now button below, then fill out the sign-up form.

Volunteer Now!

Event Details

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 11 AM – 12 PM

  • Located at the Leila Arboretum - 928 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037

  • Over 35 music acts in 3 stage areas

  • Free to attend - $10 on-site parking

  • Food and beverage vendors

Security Guidelines for Leilapalooza

As part of the Security Guidelines for Leilapalooza, the list of items that are permitted inside has changed. Only bags that comply with standards of 16″ x 16″ x 8″ will be admitted and subject to search. Guests will be asked to return all restricted items to their vehicle. Guests who are caught in the festival site with a restricted item(s) will have the object confiscated and may be subject to ejection.

Our security team reserves the right to search any and all bags before granting access into Leilapalooza. We appreciate your cooperation, please review the following guidelines before coming to Leilapalooza:

Permitted Items:

bags smaller than 16″ x 16″ x 8″ (including soft sided coolers, backpacks and diaper bags, bags cannot have a rigid interior or exterior frame)
cameras - still and video
drink boxes, if you have children in your party or for medical needs
plastic baby bottles if you have a child in your party
lawn chairs
umbrellas (large golf umbrellas and umbrellas with metal tips are strongly discouraged)

Prohibited Items:

tents and pop up canopies
aerosol cans (hairspray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
animals (except ADA certified service animals) Think of the safety of your animal and before bringing them to a loud, crowded concert.
bags larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″
beverages of any kind (except juice boxes with children in your party, or for medical needs)
bottles (glass or plastic)
liquid containers of any kind (glass, metal, paper, styrofoam, plastic, etc.)
fireworks, firearms or other weapons
framed backpacks
knives (any size)
laser devices/pointers
markers, paint
noise making devices: air horns, bullhorns, thundersticks, cowbells, bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, and other noisemakers


Reasons Why, You Ask?

• Help make Battle Creek cooler without asking permission!

• Learn how to grow and manicure the best facial hair east of the Mississippi!

• Hang with people infatuated with Ascots and Dickies!

• Hone your Raft & Cardboard sled building skills!

• Be part of something bigger than you!

• Help raise money for local people/groups in need!

• Endless opportunities to have fun and give back!

• Stop taking yourself so seriously!




Our annual airing of the grievances. Come participate or spectate the greatest collection of hand-made cardboard sleds racing down snow-covered hills north of Indiana.

Raft Race

Raft Race

Do you quack like a duck? Do you want to? Float down the Kalamazoo, while enjoying live music or race to the end for a major award. Pie-eating and yard games along the river.



Who puts on a one-day, multi-stage music festival with too many music genres to list? MAMS do. This is the place to see all your favorite Michigan bands in one setting.