WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
The year's final #MileofMusic Rocks the Plaza show is Saturday. And the forecast looks promising. https://t.co/OAcKQALxz4
Sep 22
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
First day of fall? Whatever. It'll feel like early August on Saturday during #MileofMusic Rocks the Plaza: https://t.co/psKsgOK07F
Sep 22
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
#MileofMusic to rock the plaza one more time this weekend. https://t.co/SsXfMo9Aeu @DianeCoffee1 @ThePriggs @yokoandtheohnos
Sep 21
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
The year's final #MileofMusic Rocks the Plaza show is Saturday. And the forecast looks promising. https://t.co/zLvrydRlBP
Sep 21
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
[email protected] rocked Mile 5. Now, they'll rock the LAST #MileOfMusic Rocks The Plaza this Saturday. More info:… https://t.co/vFUp01fgdz
Sep 21
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic couldn't ask for a better forecast for final Rocks the Plaza show Saturday. Day high of 87. Night low of 66, per @NWS.
Sep 21
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
Best thing about this? 3 of their 20 best things have played #MileofMusic. https://t.co/aeAILf2FfC
Sep 18
Mile Productions @MoMProductions_
Awwwsome! Looking fwd to seeing @lilliemae_music @FlannelFest #Appleton #OneGreatPlace #MileOfMusic https://t.co/Z10oYHzwrO
Sep 17
Raymond Lutzewitz @Spiffster
For those who enjoyed #MileofMusic, I recommend you check out https://t.co/Ph5lX8r5vz happening this Friday and Saturday #Lastminuteplans
Sep 13
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
This weekend: Homeland Experience brings #MileofMusic spirit to Green Bay https://t.co/nqN9Ih2Nu3
Sep 13
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Yeah...you'd be crazy to miss this show. Purchase tickets here: https://t.co/0bYSnsJoHf #MileOfMusic… https://t.co/0n51U8ZCF6
Sep 13
nicholas manderfield @nickmanderfield
#mileofmusic #denimondenim #denimshirtlife #suh @bockhouse https://t.co/ddW1Ht2tWa
Sep 13
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Terrible news, obviously. Those Darlins played the inaugural #MileofMusic in 2013. https://t.co/rNvU1VNHP6
Sep 13
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
LOLO, Robert Ellis and other familiar #MileofMusic friends will play a Green Bay event next weekend. https://t.co/WFDyXwgpRK
Sep 11
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
LOLO, Robert Ellis and other familiar #MileofMusic friends will play a Green Bay event next weekend. https://t.co/2ORvRcArT1
Sep 8
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Got a #MileofMusic itch you can't scratch? Upcoming fest in Green Bay has @lolomusic, Welles, Robert Ellis and more https://t.co/mgBrfqbgcp
Sep 8
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
LOLO, Robert Ellis and other familiar #MileofMusic friends will play a Green Bay event next weekend. https://t.co/JkO5q2npFk
Sep 8
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
Tonight's #MileofMusic Concerts in the Courtyard finale is moving indoors. https://t.co/YobkKyjw7e
Aug 30
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Tonight's Concerts in the Courtyard is dedicated to our amazing #MileOfMusic volunteers! Join us at 5:30pm:… https://t.co/NAnuvjrffx
Aug 30
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
LAST CHANCE: Give us your feedback on #MileOfMusic for your chance at a Mile 5 t-shirt. Survey closes at midnight!… https://t.co/VFUlbhJUOe
Aug 29
Eric Hurm @HURM
got my vinyl copy of @JCBrooksBand 'Neon Jungle' yesterday...good to hear these tunes again after seeing them twice at #mileofmusic!
Aug 28
Corey Otis @CoreyWOtis
#MileOfMusic We won't be washed away... @Desertnoises in #appleton https://t.co/rmQjxmjLCz
Aug 27
Mile Productions @MoMProductions_
@Desertnoises crushin' it @MileOfMusicFest @JewelersMutual Rocks The Plaza. #Appleton #OneGreatPlace #MileOfMusic https://t.co/7RwyzV6GfD
Aug 27
Corey Otis @CoreyWOtis
DESERT NOISES... After the rain... #mileofmusic https://t.co/zi4wF4S0kT
Aug 27
Mile Productions @MoMProductions_
The Amazing @lizcoopermusic #MileOfMusic Rocks the Plaza #Appleton #OneGreatPlace https://t.co/G6UONvNbSx
Aug 27
Andrew Gugala @andrewgugala
I'm disappointed in how many younger (18-30) kids aren't at Mile of Music #mileofmusic
Aug 25
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
@lizcoopermusic @Desertnoises @LRadloffPhoto More information: https://t.co/nPW9OwqzdE #MileOfMusic
Aug 24
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
@festivals4fun Not sure how #MileOfMusic didn't make your listing when we both FOLLOW each other! 🙊
Aug 24

‘Artist Care’ Program Returns For Mile 5

Posted Apr 13, 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.

2 Responses to ‘Artist Care’ Program Returns For Mile 5

  • Eric Wennerstrand says:

    I’m lost n the booking process with the Mile of Music. I would really appreciate it, if you could help me some contacts. Thanks so much. Eric Wennerstrand, Band Manager, E is for Epic

    • Mile of Music says:

      Hi Eric! Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The artist submission period for Mile 5 (2017 festival) is now closed. This typically opens in the fall (November), so check back then for 2018! You can also email your info to [email protected]. Thanks!

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