WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Teri Barr @TeriBarrMedia
Another #livemusic event is canceled for 2020 due to worry about #coronavirus. The #mileofmusic in #Appleton has gr… https://t.co/nrSFRNCUX3
May 15
Emily Deem @EmilyDeemGDW
#MileOfMusic canceled https://t.co/UHz0ioIyot
May 14
WLUK-TV FOX 11 @fox11news
This year's #MileOfMusic festival in downtown Appleton is canceled because of the #coronavirus pandemic.… https://t.co/xd9AepompO
May 14
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
Knew it had to happen, but still. Oof.#MileofMusic is not happening this year.https://t.co/8yEa5IJPln
May 14
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
EVENT UPDATE: The #MileOfMusic Team is heartbroken to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Festival, originally se… https://t.co/qLta4wuzVa
May 14
Joe Ornstein @joe_ornstein
Oh how I wish it was #MileOfMusic https://t.co/aAmgKOd9xo
Apr 12
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Ready to get your wheels out for the summer? 🚲☀️ Don't miss out on early bird pricing for @foxcu's Bike to The Beat… https://t.co/rwDN6OFxx5
Mar 21
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Our #coronavirus statement. #mileofmusic Stay strong, stay positive! ☮️❤️🎶 https://t.co/aTzx6ECPGg
Mar 18
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Check out our #MileOfMusic COVID-19 update here: https://t.co/KC17NNM1Ks🎶💙 https://t.co/jVbYGjrTcb
Mar 17
Creative Guise Productions @CreativeGuise
jefe_kelly Rocked the socks off of #Appleton #Wisconsin! The city definitely did not disappoint. I can't wait to… https://t.co/EoXfPpuGAD
Mar 16
Beni Petersen TV @BeniPetersenTV
Live music, paranormal investigations and something for your little ones! Here are five weekend suggestions we have… https://t.co/Uz60mNJ3Mc
Mar 4
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
(2/2) We are sending healing & positive thoughts to those affected by this tragedy and to those who are already ste… https://t.co/tPmG2qfW4i
Mar 3
Ser Xerri @SerXerri
The last time @remember_jones was in #Appleton was for the awesome #mileofmusic festival. Well we're pumped to retu… https://t.co/cXwNAPeZf4
Mar 3
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Looking for a family-friendly event featuring the #MileOfMusic Music Education Team (MET) tomorrow? You're in luck!… https://t.co/xSzzAK50VQ
Feb 22
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
The #MileOfMusic Team is proud to announce that @foxcu will return as the presenting sponsor for Mile 8! Fox Commun… https://t.co/k6id8xm1RI
Feb 21
Scott Layher @Scott_Layher
@JakeShimabukuro As you tour the Midwest you really should look at the music scene in Appleton WI. Mile of music is… https://t.co/kMhZzVnWEW
Feb 17
McKennaHipp @mckennahipp
I have loved her since first hearing her at #mileofmusic last summer and tonight, I got to meet her after her show!… https://t.co/s1qmfxr50I
Feb 14
Fox Cities WI @FoxCitiesWi
These 2019 @MileOfMusicFest black musicians talked with @TravelNoire about how this growing all-original music fest… https://t.co/BBUa8W3h0W
Feb 5
Phillip-Michael Scales @PhillipMScales
It's been 6 mos since @MileofMusic! Too long! Let's fix that @StoneArchBrews on Feb 18 https://t.co/ePPHo0nnjZhttps://t.co/RaJrpt5aU8
Jan 31
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
The countdown continues... 🎶😍 #MileOfMusicMile 8 is presented by @foxcu. https://t.co/qmwdaYTJZ1
Jan 31
Phillip-Michael Scales @PhillipMScales
In case you missed it! #Appleton! RT for chance for you and a friend to be my guests at @stonearchbrew on Feb 17. I… https://t.co/gJQvoVRla6
Jan 23
Phillip-Michael Scales @PhillipMScales
#Appleton! RT for chance for you and a friend to be my guests at @stonearchbrew on Feb 17. I may even buy you a rou… https://t.co/BNgeHnPbWn
Jan 23
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
#MileofMusic is bringing back Mo Lowda & the Humble and Desert Noises for an April 17 show at the OuterEdge Stage i… https://t.co/u6S5bk79Rz
Jan 16
Shane Nyman @shanenyman
The people behind #MileofMusic are reviving Gibson Music Hall in downtown Appleton. https://t.co/Mdztu4DPhl
Jan 14

Catching Up With Kyle Megna

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Blog

Always among the fan favorites, Kyle Megna & the Monsoons have been sharing their talents with us every year since Mile of Music first launched in 2013. The band returns to play our first Mile of Music Presents Live! at The OuterEdge show of 2019 this Friday, so we thought it was a great time to catch up with Megna and get his thoughts on all things Monsoons! Interested in attending Friday’s show? Get your tickets here today!

As returning artists each year since Mile 1, how has your band evolved over the years?
The band has changed quite a bit over the years. Starting the project when I lived in Nashville as a lost 21-year-old, I’m now 32 and the year I moved back was also the first for The Mile. There were different musicians then and the band has evolved into the lineup it is today (and what it’s been for the last three years). I met most of the guys at various jazz nights. I didn’t know I was recruiting at the time … I just got to know them as they played, and the rest fell into place.

Even now, we still surprise each other when playing live. If you see a smile or someone give a look while playing, one of our bandmates did something new. We all seem to know why we’re in this project. That makes it fun and easy!

What was a highlight for your group in 2018 and what’s in store for 2019?
For 2018, we had a show canceled due to a generator issue at Washington Square during Mile of Music. We decided to play a stripped-down pop-up for “Singing in the Shower” at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley that was put on by Tundraland. A nice crowd gathered, and we had one of those pure moments that reminded us why we play music. It was a blast! For 2019, we look forward to getting more festivals and some traveling in.

What can fans look forward to on your new album, “The Great Divide?”
“The Great Divide” was a studio album. This one includes more catchy hooks and playing to the song. Our live show can be very different. That’s why we like to mix it up with both studio and live albums.

As you continue playing bigger shows like Summerfest and your tour route expands, what is it about Appleton that makes it a such special place to perform?
We’ve been hitting shows pretty hard over the years, playing venues like Summerfest for four years in a row and others like Meyer Theatre, The Capitol Theatre, Leach Amphitheater, Elkhart Jazz Festival and more. We’re looking to up the quality of our shows with beautiful venues such as OuterEdge Stage and make sure our set is quality and entertaining. We do travel once in a while and it really makes us appreciate Appleton. The support shown to us and other bands coming to town really blows us away as does the way this community supports the arts.

See some of those catchy hooks in action this weekend as Kyle Megna & the Monsoons perform along with The North 41 at OuterEdge Stage on Friday night!

Get your tickets today: http://bit.ly/JAMuary

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