WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
@rachaelray we couldn't agree with you more. #MileOfMusic #Appleton #OneGreatPlace https://t.co/WMfEsxg4ou
Mar 19
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Following all of the #sxsw content has me longing for #MileOfMusic. Can't wait to celebrate with all of you. #Mile5 8/3-8/6 #Appleton
Mar 17
Kim Willems @kim_willems22
When you find out @Phillips is coming to Appleton OH MY GODDDDDDDDD. Hang out with me and then stay for… https://t.co/uHrnxBVASj
Feb 27
OMNNI Associates @OMNNIAssociates
Let the city know what #WhatMakesAppletonGreat https://t.co/bNZOR3U8GM #people #art #downtown #MileofMusic https://t.co/gfWuUBsppq
Feb 23
Tanner Verstegen @VerstegenWX
@ColeBuns #mileofmusic
Feb 22
Kim Willems @kim_willems22
Checking out @Newportfolkfest's podcast. Other #musicfestivals with #podcasts worth listening to? Potential inspiration for #MileOfMusic!
Feb 15
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Congrats to #MileOfMusic alum @SturgillSimpson on his big award at last night's #GRAMMYs! https://t.co/LJ8cXBM523
Feb 13
City of Appleton @cityofappleton
Couldn't agree more. @MileOfMusicFest has made #Appleton a destination for up and coming and already amazing artist… https://t.co/52Ix7fddXi
Feb 13
Kim Willems @kim_willems22
#MileOfMusic alum @SturgillSimpson performing on the #GRAMMYs! (Also a nominee for album of the year and won one earlier today!)
Feb 13
Alex Duros @AlexDuros
@WildAdriatic on "Feel," are you referring to Appleton, WI? #mileofmusic
Feb 12
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
#TBT to Mile 4 artists headed to their next gig! Just 175 days until we start seeing this in @DwtnAppleton again.… https://t.co/JJ9gRck0Hw
Feb 9
Mile Productions @MoMProductions_
#MileOfMusic alumnus @aaronleetasjan1 appears on @TeamCoco TONIGHT on @TBSNetwork! (10 p.m. CST) https://t.co/rSRHf7GESp
Feb 9
Levi Parham @leviparhammusic
What's up, Appleton? Y'all brought the party. Let's jam. #mileofmusic #winterfreemusicseries #appleton #wisconsin... https://t.co/X69f1buAuS
Feb 9
Levi Parham @leviparhammusic
What's up, Appleton? Y'all brought the party. Let's jam. #mileofmusic #winterfreemusicseries… https://t.co/DygqhKB0im
Feb 9
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
The Ghost Wolves, who've played #MileofMusic twice, will play Mill Creek on April 9.
Feb 7
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
New one from #MileofMusic fav Andrew Combs. 'Dirty Rain' off forthcoming 'Canyons of my Mind,' out April 7. https://t.co/eQ9j5iqeaD
Feb 6
Eric Oudenhoven @bcrew1982
@deadmanwinter You need to make it to Appleton for #mileofmusic this year
Feb 5
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
We're just 6 MONTHS away from #MileOfMusic in Downtown Appleton! Hope everyone is as excited as we are - see you Au… https://t.co/n4jXVK5VWn
Feb 3
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic vet Sturgill Simpson is among the performers for the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. https://t.co/QavCZkUEX6
Feb 2
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Catch #MileOfMusic artist @lolomusic as she performs TONIGHT on @BachelorABC! The episode airs at 7pm CST. 🌹… https://t.co/peCZb0damu
Jan 31
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
This was a Super night of live original #music Thanks to all who made it awesome. #MileofMusic https://t.co/iAtE1gulIP
Jan 30
beth wingstedt @lizzymgee
#mileofmusic #supershowcase #motherfolk https://t.co/S8qEZjT2Ti
Jan 29
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
Learn more about The Suitcase Junket before he shows up at the #MileofMusic Super Showcase Saturday: https://t.co/5WWqENAOpy
Jan 28
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
My story on The Suitcase Junket and his wacky found-junk instrument arsenal: https://t.co/WGStD3oZ3U #MileofMusic
Jan 26
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
I wrote about @suitcasejunket, back in town this weekend for the #MileofMusic Super Showcase:… https://t.co/78lP1ywcuE
Jan 25
Riley Stiltjes @Tyedyeguy94
This is from #mileofmusic this year. Mom and dad in green, @tholten16 and I in red. @readysethunter @Motherfolkmusic https://t.co/Q9YOwJcALL
Jan 25
Riley Stiltjes @Tyedyeguy94
@readysethunter @Motherfolkmusic my parents saw them on #mileofmusic 2 years ago, I saw them this year. Definitely a great band to see.
Jan 25
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Thank you @kristindiable for the stellar Rhythms and Brews @RiverviewGrdns show. #MileProductions #MileofMusic… https://t.co/YcEsetNrwR
Jan 19
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Reminder: Sturgill Simpson, who played the second #MileofMusic, is musical guest on #SNL tonight. Felicity Jones hosts.
Jan 14
brent clark @b_w_clark
Great way to start my Saturday morning! I hope the @DREAMERSjoinus come back to #mileofmusic again next year!! https://t.co/UmEme3dLwW
Jan 14
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Tune in to @nbcsnl tomorrow night to see #MileOfMusic alum @SturgillSimpson perform as the musical guest! 👨‍🎤🎸 https://t.co/KXCsvf0QMm
Jan 13
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
New album from @sustoisreal is out today. Catch 'em at Mill Creek on Feb. 6. #MileofMusic https://t.co/lNHOKDdK8y
Jan 13
Robert C. Olson @Firemanorc
@miraparfitt thank you for trying. If. Nothing else vacation and enjoy other artists. Appleton makes #mileofmusic a hig deal.
Jan 13

‘Artist Care’ Program Returns For Mile 5

Posted Mar 10, 2017
Blog

With planning underway to line up some top-notch emerging talent for Mile of Music when it returns August 3-6, 2017, preparation for the “Artist Care” program is also in the works. Festival organizers have announced that Romenesko Family Dentistry has again signed on to offer complimentary dental care to artists.

This unique service was first offered in 2016 as an extra perk to musicians traveling to Appleton from around the country to perform, and was so well-received that organizers immediately knew it was something they wanted to bring back. “We try to make the festival experience the best one possible for our artists and have come up with some really creative, yet practical ways to do that,” said Dave Willems, festival co-founder and marketing executive.

Romenesko Family Dentistry has been involved with the festival since it first started in 2013, and the clinic was eager to expand its role last year to provide this care. “Our community has been incredibly supportive since the festival launched, and it’s because of generous sponsors like Romenesko Family Dentistry that Appleton has become known as such a welcoming tour stop,” Willems explained. “To us, the artists are individuals with unique stories to share and not just another act brought in to help us stage a festival. We want them to feel appreciated.”

In providing the free dental care, Romenesko Family Dentistry reached out to artists and blocked off time at its Appleton clinic in anticipation of the appointments to be scheduled. “We weren’t quite sure what to expect for participation and wound up filling all time slots, opening several more and recruiting another dentist from a different location to lend a hand,” said Dr. Ben Romenesko, DDS, with Romenesko Family Dentistry.

The dental clinic provided Mile of Music artists with nearly $25,000 worth of services at no cost last summer. Some appointments included basic cleanings and exams, while others involved X-rays and more extensive work such as multiple fillings. It was a family effort which included care provided by Dr. Ben, Dr. Rick Sr., Dr. Rick Jr., Dr. Jeff and Dr. Michael Romenesko.

“Whether it’s a busy schedule on the road, lack of coverage or other cost restraints, a lot of artists simply don’t have access to the necessary care,” Dr. Ben Romenesko shared. “I loved the idea of using our training to help fill that gap and contribute to such a worthy cause in the community,” he said. The clinic staff went beyond identifying any tooth-related problems and also did the work to fix them. “If that meant scheduling the artists to come back for a separate appointment with a longer block of time, we made it happen,” Dr. Ben Romenesko explained.

Along with dental care, Mile of Music facilitates many other services for the artists while they are appearing at the festival, including partnerships with local businesses who provide lodging accommodations, photo shoots, massage therapy and physical therapy. There is also a major emphasis on hearing screenings as Dr. Stephanie Long, AuD, of About Better Care Audiology, provides these evaluations at no charge.

“These things are definitely appreciated as we hear from a lot of performers who ask about returning to Mile of Music,” Willems said. Dr. Ben Romenesko added, “I have never met a more grateful group of people. Providing this care was, by far, the best professional experience of the year for me. We are excited for 2017!”

About Mile of Music
The Mile of Music is an artisan, all-original music festival that kicked off in August 2013. In its first four years, the festival has quickly flourished. It brought 240 bands and solo artists to Downtown Appleton in 2016 alone, with 900 live music sets performed. The collaborative event was co-founded by Appleton marketing executive Dave Willems and Appleton/Nashville-based national recording artist Cory Chisel, with support from more than 100 community organizations and sponsors as well as 300 volunteers. For more information and to download the app, visit http://www.mileofmusic.com.

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