WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
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
MileOfMusic Presents @MoMPresents
Rock into 2018 with #MileOfMusic favorites! Tickets on sale THIS SUNDAY, November 5! 🤘🎸🎶 Details:… https://t.co/do2wAPGrG7
Nov 2
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
TONIGHT: Check out @MoMPresents as we announce #NewYearsEncoreEve at 7pm! We may have left a few hints below... 😜… https://t.co/amLh6lWoJ9
Nov 1
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic pretty much telling us Christopher the Conquered, Motherfolk, Smooth Hound Smith, Wild Adriatic playin… https://t.co/J6aooPgECV
Nov 1
LivinInTheNEW @livininthenew
Just more ways #MileofMusic is making their presence felt year round. We love it! https://t.co/HB5QH7gyoM
Nov 1
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
Know an artist you'd like to see perform at #MileofMusic? Let them know our Mile 6 application is OPEN!… https://t.co/N2j41Z8p62
Nov 1
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
#MileofMusic is bringing LOLO back to the Fox Cities in December. https://t.co/B8THd39kAv
Nov 1
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
ICYMI: #MileofMusic will welcome back @lolomusic, @thejagjagjag, @TheVegabonds + @litecountry on 12/1. https://t.co/e0quFagvUU
Nov 1
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
#MileofMusic is bringing LOLO back to the Fox Cities in December. https://t.co/DpSg4G0ZcT
Nov 1
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
LOLO will be back in town for a #MileofMusic showcase Dec. 1 at Tanners. Also: The JAG, the Kernal, the Vegabonds.
Oct 31
A Nyman on Elm St. @shanenyman
#MileofMusic now offering 2018 Music-Maker subscriptions for $125. (1/3)
Oct 30
A Nyman on Elm St. @shanenyman
Fun facts: Lola Kirke, playing #MileofMusic Rhythms & Brews on 11/8, was in GONE GIRL. Also, her sister is Jemima Kirk from GIRLS.
Oct 27
Orca Age @OrcaAge
Found this #CEDARWELL clip from this past Mile of Music. thanks @beebemusic ! #mileofmusic https://t.co/xltBBq0gx3
Oct 25
Mile of Music @MileOfMusicFest
VIDEO: Hard to believe FIVE years have flown by already for #MileOfMusic! @cityofappleton @FoxCitiesWi @DwtnAppleton https://t.co/n1Pm20TsCl
Oct 20
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic helped rally support for upgrades at OuterEdge Stage. Part of Mile's push for year-round presence. https://t.co/Cu76ACZDl8
Oct 20
Post-Crescent Media @PostCrescent
#MileofMusic has found itself an important ally in the beefed-up OuterEdge Stage. https://t.co/bWekHvP1ku
Oct 19
Phillip-Michael @PhillipMScales
Excited to return to #Appleton on Nov 2nd at @StoneArchBrews! Won't you come say hi? #mileofmusic was so fun!… https://t.co/rNqPQZrzkN
Oct 17

‘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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