WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... The Hooten Hallers - Live @ Short Branch (5/18/19)
May 20
NEW IT Alliance @newitalliance
Learn how Virtual Reality (VR) is used in NE Wisconsin! Example: @StellarBlue has helped the @MileOfMusicFest team… https://t.co/sVZhMxmDEP
May 18
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @TheTrongoneBand - Live @ Mile of Music (8/3/18)
May 18
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MoLowda - Live @ OuterEdge (5/16/19)
May 18
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MeLikeBees - Live @ OuterEdge (5/16/19)
May 17
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
The #MileofMusic lineup now sits at 140. https://t.co/1oiYO8RU4k
May 15
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic added another batch of artists to its lineup: https://t.co/pkq5CHxP0t
May 15
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
Here's the latest group of artists added to the @MileOfMusicFest lineup: https://t.co/1oiYO8RU4k #MileofMusic
May 15
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Dropped Round 3 of our lineup, dig in! #MileOfMusic #MusicFirstExperience #Appleton https://t.co/ggUxd1XSTG
May 14
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
The sun is shining, and we have another lineup announcement...that's music to our ears. 🎶😄☀️ Mile 7 is almost here!… https://t.co/xoXQClLlSs
May 14
John Boyle Music @JohnBoyleMusic
Beyond excited to be playing at Mike of Music this year. Aug 1-4!!! See you there! @MoMPresents @MileOfMusicFest… https://t.co/mPYE25vkhp
May 10
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @livevolk - Average American Band
May 9
Go 920 Appleton @go920Appleton
Have you kept up with the #MileofMusic lineup additions? https://t.co/wDJq1nrAFU
May 6
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
If you missed it late last week: #MileofMusic added another 50+ acts to its lineup. https://t.co/VBTKhj0rzJ https://t.co/TXkQCh9wWC
May 6
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MeLikeBees - Live @ X Arcade (5/3/19)
May 5
Arroks @askorr
@miragoto If you are coming back to Appleton #mileofmusic we have a place that makes great deserts like this....my… https://t.co/M3fGttpKzI
May 5
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
We dropped some more awesomeness. Dig into round of the Mile 7 lineup. #HighFiveFriday ✋️ #MileOfMusic… https://t.co/eFdtKiv1Ec
May 3
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @The_Mammoths_TX - Live @ Mill Creek (5/2/19)
May 3
Kristen Castro @KristenCastro_
I’m beyond excited to announce that I’m debuting the music I’ve been working on behind the scenes at… https://t.co/Ntp3tyDcTZ
May 2
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... The Outside Voices - Live @ Mile of Music 2018 (Emmett's 8/4/18)
May 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
This new exhibit on the history of the guitar is open through the end of the year. Should be a popular stop during… https://t.co/Ik6JiG46YL
May 2
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Last night's performance by Nicholas Raymond marked the end of the season for #MileofMusic Rhythms & Brews at River… https://t.co/Xulmu0rJhi
May 2
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
HURRY! The second round of early-bird pricing for @foxcu's Bike to The Beat ends at midnight. Start the Saturday of… https://t.co/At78Mqe9us
Apr 30
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileOfMusic jams.... @BFGteets - Live @ Gibson Music Hall (4/25/19)
Apr 26
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileOfMusic jams..... - @BFGteets - To The Top
Apr 25
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
#TBT: We've missed you, Jones Park! In case you missed it, we’ll have the revamped downtown park back for Mile 7 on… https://t.co/rpMTJiLg5T
Apr 25
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileOfMusic jams..... @melikebees - Live @ Short Branch (12/8/18)
Apr 24
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileOfMusic jams..... @wearemutts - Stick Together
Apr 24
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
We wanted to take a special moment to say thank you to Brian Gottlieb and his incredible team at @tundralandon41. W… https://t.co/rXwSH454b9
Apr 24

Mile of Music 2018 Recap

Posted Sep 6, 2018
Blog

In its return to Wisconsin for the sixth year, Mile of Music, presented by Tundraland, welcomed 200-plus artists and 900 live performances over four days in August. The music festival was attended by a record 85,000 visitors and had an estimated economic impact of up to $3.5 million.

A Wisconsin-based original music festival, Mile of Music returned August 2-5 for its much-anticipated sixth installment – Mile 6. The free festival drew a record 85,000 visitors and organizers estimate it had an economic impact of $3.2-$3.5 million.

Throughout the weekend, more than 200 artists performed 900 live music sets at 70 venues up and down the one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton at indoor/outdoor stages of all sizes. It was a mix of local and national up-and-coming artists on the line-up, some returning to the festival from years past and others coming to perform for the first time.

“Going into the sixth year, it was exciting to see such a great energy surrounding the festival, with people who are so receptive to what we’re doing here and attendance numbers that continue to climb,” said Dave Willems, whose firm, Willems Marketing & Events, produces Mile of Music. “Because the music is free, we’re seeing a trend toward music-lovers who return for multiple days and spend in support of the artist/festival merchandise, Downtown businesses and other area organizations.”

Mile 6 continued its mission to highlight original music versus cover songs and saw the return of some favorite acts like LOLO (Jackson, TN), Dan Rodriguez (Minneapolis, MN), Cat Clyde (Ontario), and SZLACHETKA (Nashville, TN). It also welcomed the talents of many new artists, including Sarah Potenza (Nashville, TN), The Brothers Footman (Indianapolis, IN), Michigander (Midland, MI), Girl Blue (Albany, NY) and Melodime (Washington, D.C.).

To put on an event of this magnitude, Mile 6 received the support of nearly 60 key sponsors, including Tundraland, the festival’s generous presenting sponsor for the last four years. It was also backed by a number of product sponsors that add flavor, including Klements, Trilliant and Stone Arch Brewpub – the official craft beer partner of the festival, which offered its signature Americana Pale Ale.

The festival continued its Artist Care Program this year as a way to give back to the touring musicians, with complimentary services for things like dental care and massage therapy. Mile 6 also continued its partnership with About Better Care Audiology to provide nearly 100 hearing screens, and it welcomed a new collaboration with the Grammy Foundation’s MusiCares program that provided over 100 sets of custom-made musician earplugs.

While having his ear plugs made, one artist said, “I never had the spare funds to buy them but know what a valuable investment they are and feel I should have to pay.” As Dr. Stephanie Long of About Better Care reminded him, “[His] payment came in the form of performing multiple sets to an appreciative community of music fans.”

Along with the artists, Mile 6 fans were treated to some special perks throughout the weekend as well. There were 50 interactive sessions organized by the Music Education Team (MET) that allowed festival attendees to get in on the music-making, with everything from drum circles and dance demos to  songwriting sessions and instrument workshops. MET members from Lawrence University coordinated these activities and included performing artists in leading some of them. On top of that, the Valley Transit Mile of Music Bus proved to be a hit again as it completed 55 tours of Downtown Appleton throughout the weekend with live performances from the musicians. Lines formed with people hoping to catch a ride, and there was a waiting list full of artists who wanted to perform. Additionally, the weekend’s events started with the traditional “First Songs,” ended with “A Song Before We Go” and featured a variety of surprise, pop-up performances in-between at venues along College Avenue that make up The Mile.

As Alaina Stacey of the group Maybe April said, “This was the perfect way to wrap up our summer tour. Thank you to Mile of Music for reminding us why we love music so much!”

Festival organizers have announced that Mile 7 will return to Appleton, Wisconsin, from August 1-4, 2019.

ABOUT MILE OF MUSIC 
Mile of Music is an original roots music festival that launched in August 2013 as a creative and economic catalyst in Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. The four-day festival, produced by Willems Marketing & Events, is held in August with the support of more than 60 community sponsors and 400 volunteers. It features 900 live music sets and 200 artists at 70 venues along the one-mile, walkable stretch of College Avenue and the nearby riverfront.

2 Responses to Mile of Music 2018 Recap

  • linda sheridan says:

    Will you consider bringing back Blackfoot Gypsies?

    • Mile of Music says:

      Hi Linda! They are always on our list when we do shows throughout the year and during Mile of Music. We’ll keep them in mind!

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