WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Seems like a safe bet this dude's going to slay at #MileofMusic. https://t.co/bj2gegqVL2 @rongallo
Jul 25
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Octave Lissner out for Wednesday's Concerts in the Courtyard. Travel issues. Kyle Megna and the Monsoons will play instead. #MileofMusic
Jul 25
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
#NowPlaying Highway Tune by @GretaVanFleet while putting the finishing touches on #MileofMusic ♫ https://t.co/h3SlzPc756
Jul 25
Lost Lakes @_lostlakes
Looking forward to #MileOfMusic in a couple of weeks! https://t.co/8kXZtq7DUa
Jul 24
Shandra L. Stevenson @RadisPetit
New #MileOfMusic app downloaded...can't wait to see @lolomusic and so many others again this year! 🎶🎸🎤 #MileFive #Appleton
Jul 24
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Four great bands + beautiful weather + AMAZING volunteers = the recipe for a PERFECT night at #MileOfMusic Rocks Th… https://t.co/QNTLZT3VUX
Jul 24
Reed Dahms @PlanetDahmz
@WildAdriatic - I don't think this band has ever been off key or missed a note. #MileOfMusic @MileOfMusicFest https://t.co/RY9CwGBpQS
Jul 23
Reed Dahms @PlanetDahmz
First time seeing @welshlyarms and they blew me away. Come back soon! #MileOfMusic @MileOfMusicFest https://t.co/ZsdVbfNiCP
Jul 23
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Share this like it's 🔥🔥. #MileOfMusic https://t.co/RivDHnAh5U
Jul 23
96.9 The Fox @969thefox
Hey Appleton! @welshlyarms will be starting at about 6:45. It's a free show in Houdini Plaza! #MileOfMusic
Jul 22
Eric W. Krueger @ericwkrueger
Proud to say we'll be fueled by @ACOCACOFFEE at @MileOfMusicFest! Thanks for "adopting" me & @LeadingTBlind at #mile5 #MileOfMusic! Check'm!
Jul 22
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
That Snapchat filter tho... 👏 See you at 6pm! #MileOfMusic https://t.co/Kgoqftyrx1
Jul 22
Spa Headquarters @SpaHeadquarters
#Appleton #Wisconsin #music #mileofmusicfest https://t.co/VsmtVMWdqZ
Jul 22
Connie @wisc_connie
So, I'll see you tonight for our date then. 💃🏻 #MileOfMusic #RocksthePlaza https://t.co/Q5D6vMMbdk
Jul 22
Skyline Technologies @skylinetweets
The new build is out! Festival schedule and you can shuffle play music from #MileOfMusic artists. https://t.co/OVzpjxmFwR
Jul 22
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
‼️NEW UPDATE‼️ Begin building your personal #MileOfMusic schedule on the Mile 5 app! Available for FREE download in… https://t.co/6uhSjzh3N9
Jul 22
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
@MileOfMusicFest @WARBLYJETS @lizcoopermusic @JCBrooksBand @CatClyde @Wellesmusic @TheHawkeyes to name a few more m… https://t.co/1VlJzBxU26
Jul 21
Lost Lakes @_lostlakes
Just 13 days until we head to Appleton for #MileOfMusic! Thanks to @Vintage0Garden for "adopting us" for the weekend. See you soon!
Jul 21
Patti Bryant @PattiBryant
Awesome! I will check #MileofMusic schedule for times. THX 😁 @highupband @MileOfMusicFest https://t.co/061Ufj5Eyu
Jul 21
Patti Bryant @PattiBryant
Oh yes, @jasonwitt82. I thought #DesertNoises looked interesting Thank you. @MileOfMusicFest #MileOfMusic https://t.co/jt0X2QbvUf
Jul 21
Patti Bryant @PattiBryant
@Milwaukeezack @MileOfMusicFest @JosephuberMusic @strange_america I will check out @strange_america and see what… https://t.co/ibe4AHEHYK
Jul 21
Patti Bryant @PattiBryant
Definitely agree @dan_rodriguez must happen! Gonna check out @ThePriggs. Thanx @ryanhenrysmith2 @MileOfMusicFest… https://t.co/cjxeXRUqp5
Jul 21
Dustin Mack @CastleCurator
Get a babysitter now, @myHistoryMuseum is hosting a large stage for #MileofMusic. Music ✔️ Beer and cider ✔️ #Appleton [email protected]
Jul 21
Patti Bryant @PattiBryant
Who should l absolutely hear this year @MileOfMusicFest ? 🎶 Filling my schedule. #MileofMusic 🎶 #livelocal #supportlocalmusic #livemusic
Jul 20
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
ICYMI: The Mile 5 jam will be a tribute to The Boss. https://t.co/PoHtbxTuu3 #MileofMusic
Jul 19
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
This year's tribute jam will have #MileofMusic fans doing the E Street shuffle: https://t.co/m8OKtpJFZY
Jul 19
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Details on the Thursday night tribute jam at #MileofMusic: https://t.co/PoHtbxTuu3
Jul 19

‘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

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