WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Motherfolk — a band familiar to #MileofMusic fans — will play the Lyric Room in Green Bay Wednesday night with the… https://t.co/eAQhDbKL63
Jan 16
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
Tickets are on sale now for the return of @GGOOLLDDband to the Fox Cities. #MileofMusic https://t.co/PTNXhHw3dp
Jan 10
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic Rhythms & Brews tonight: Micah Schnabel. Jan. 17: Ratboys Jan. 24: Joseph Huber Jan. 31: Deathfolk
Jan 10
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
[email protected] will headline the Jan. 27 Best of the Mile show at Tanners in Kimberly. https://t.co/whxXN0qvJ4 #MileofMusic
Jan 4
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Tonight's Rhythms & Brews performer at Stone Arch at Riverview Gardens: @TheSmoothHound. #MileofMusic
Jan 3
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
We chat with Wild Adriatic about favorite Appleton restaurants, why the city loves them and more before the… https://t.co/KWg1SEtKaH
Dec 28
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
With 5 days left of 2017, we wanted to reflect on all of the great memories this year had to offer! What was your f… https://t.co/91tvvusw5j
Dec 26
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Stellar list of artists that you don’t know but should. #MileOfMusic #wxpn https://t.co/TPik5OZgv3
Dec 24
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
2017's @tundralandon41 #MileOfMusic Scholarship Winner, Olivia H. from Freedom High School picked out her brand-new… https://t.co/nTh97ZcuVU
Dec 19
Mile of Music Presents @MoMPresents
#MileOfMusic fave @dan_rodriguez performs "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" during MoM Presents: An American… https://t.co/vkiZEIKb3E
Dec 17
Aaron @behnkeam21
@shanenyman @heartlessbstrds She's pretty great! I saw you at this unannounced performance of hers with me and abo… https://t.co/VxDlh8xYO3
Dec 12
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Raquel Rodriguez will play a full band show at Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton on Dec. 22. Tickets are $10. #MileofMusic
Dec 12
Sydney Schultz @Sydn3ySchultz
#wewantLolo #mileofmusic
Dec 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Since the 12/16 Dan Rodriguez show at OuterEdge in Appleton sold out in about 48 hours, a 3:30 p.m. matinee has bee… https://t.co/mc4xyQwYdd
Nov 30
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
December lineup for #MileofMusic Rhythms & Brews series: 12/6: Desert Noises solo 12/13: Hugh Masterson 12/20: Ke… https://t.co/yYyWBT465P
Nov 28
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
The Dec. 16 show at OuterEdge Stage in Appleton with Dan Rodriguez is sold out. #MileofMusic
Nov 27
Mike Collins @MRC58
@strange_america You're welcome. I love 'BorrowYou, Brother' and forgot to buy something at Mile 5. #duh #mileofmusic
Nov 25
Mike Collins @MRC58
My one Black Friday purchase (besides beer): a Strange Americans t-shirt! #mileofmusic @strange_america https://t.co/rNPoTfdITc
Nov 25
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
BLACK FRIDAY ONLY: Receive 20% OFF your entire order of #MileOfMusic merchandise - just enter coupon code: MOMBLACK… https://t.co/zLYG4P2wzG
Nov 24
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
ICYMI: #MileOfMusic favorite, Dan Rodriguez returns to Appleton to ring in the holidays on Saturday, December 16! T… https://t.co/T75sNgsbzS
Nov 21
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Dan Rodriguez will be back in town for a Dec. 16 show at OuterEdge. Full band. Tickets are $20 general public, $15… https://t.co/7miTiKYGNU
Nov 20
Bloth @BlothMusic
@corychisel I threw the first show at the refuge. I bleed my fucking soul into every song I play.. why do I have to… https://t.co/6J8rOe8mUs
Nov 13
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
#MileOfMusicPresents New Years Eve weekend tickets now on sale. Dig into it! https://t.co/xOJudUU4MV #MileofMusic… https://t.co/1YuYtNPlgc
Nov 5
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Story on #MileofMusic shows on 12/30 and 12/31 with @WildAdriatic, @MotherfolkMusic, @yokoandtheohnos, more: https://t.co/e4VAU4lDFP
Nov 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
If you buy a ticket to the NYE show, you get a free ticket to the 12/30 show. #MileofMusic
Nov 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Also, #MileofMusic New Year's Encore Eve: Wild Adriatic + Smooth Hound Smith, hosted by Christopher the Conquuered + Cool Waters Band.
Nov 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
ICYMI: #MileofMusic bringing in Yoko and the Oh No's, Motherfolk, Family Business, Girl Blue for 12/30 show at Paper Valley grand ballroom.
Nov 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
The show announcements from #MileofMusic just keep coming. https://t.co/GTh93jXLlF
Nov 2

‘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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