WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Remember Chuck Auerbach? Dan Auerbach's father, who performed at #MileofMusic in 2016, has announced his debut albu… https://t.co/iw1QerVijm
May 24
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
ICYMI: #MileofMusic Concerts in the Courtyard is back next week. Have a look at the full summer schedule: https://t.co/UCcMtAhgjE
May 23
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Here's the #MileofMusic Concerts in the Courtyard schedule: https://t.co/mnQzHKi1xT. Series begins next week.
May 23
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Reminder: Wednesday's Rhythms & Brews finale has been canceled. Season's finished for the series at Stone Arch at R… https://t.co/ZGUyFwpqXv
May 22
EastWest Music Series @DePereMusic
@LunaDePere Rhythm and Brews is cancelled Wednesday in Appleton... Head north to De Pere for @TheLowestPair… https://t.co/ojrizCkkGX
May 21
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Congrats to Mile 6 artist @heatherstyka on her new album! Catch her in Appleton before #MileOfMusic on 6/1 with… https://t.co/fVkVdNFp0m
May 18
Michael Gigandet @Motobec810
#MileofMusic #MusicFestival: 50 more acts added to Mile 6 lineup including #Nashville #SingerSongwriter… https://t.co/pBX6P3yULV
May 18
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Congrats to Mile 6 artists @bishopgunnmusic and @NathanKalishUS on their mentions! #MileOfMusic https://t.co/exWqrMkm0j
May 17
Mile of Music Presents @MoMPresents
#MileOfMusic alum @AustinlucasIND returns for tonight’s #RhythmsAndBrews at Stone Arch at Riverview Gardens! We’ll… https://t.co/ngeqSjRTh0
May 16
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
FUN FACT: If you open the Mile 6 Spotify playlist RIGHT NOW, it'll take you until the end of your work day. Just sa… https://t.co/appxYPki7Q
May 15
Zeroed Hero @ZeroedHero
Congrats to our brethren @PudgeMusic for making the line up at @mileofmusicfest 6! We are very excited for them &… https://t.co/Vi4bFknO4b
May 14
PONCÉ @poncetheband
Can’t wait to see you again, #Appleton! #MileOfMusic https://t.co/J5hwl4cKc3
May 14
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Round 3 of our lineup. Dig into all of the awesomeness. #MileOfMusic #MusicFirstExperience 8/2-8/5 #Appleton ☮️❤️🎶 https://t.co/rE4BmeBYHB
May 14
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
ICYMI: Another 50 acts were announced for #MileofMusic. Lineup's now about 75 percent complete. https://t.co/dDhuPaI7BQ
May 14
Kyle Megna Music @KyleMegnaMusic
@MileOfMusicFest we're coming back for the 6th Time! #MileOfMusic #onegreatplace #appleton https://t.co/EsS39gMlqZ
May 14
Ida Jo @idajomusic
Can’t wait for @MileOfMusicFest! 🎶🎤🎻 #mile6 #MileOfMusic #idajo https://t.co/1aaKeOZ61T
May 14
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Another 50 artist additions for #MileofMusic. We now have 150 on the lineup. https://t.co/dDhuPaI7BQ
May 14

‘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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