WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
jillC21ace @jilllaskey
#Repost mileofmusicfest with get_repost ・・・ 100 DAYS until we’re back at it again... 🙌🎶 #MileOfMusic #appleton https://t.co/Nln3HGIcPi
Apr 23
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
100 DAYS until we're back at it! #Mile7 #MileOfMusic #IsItAugustYet?!Who are you looking forward to seeing at thi… https://t.co/AkYDmM2LZG
Apr 23
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @WildAdriatic - Feel
Apr 23
untamedparody @untamedparody
I don’t know when this happened, but Wisconsin seems to have become the land of music festivals. Head on over to th… https://t.co/1O5rTAHiaY
Apr 23
Eric Hurm @HURM
plenty more #MileofMusic bands to jam to coming up...but enjoy these now! @HootenHallers @jrcctheband… https://t.co/8hhKLaWGyq
Apr 22
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Happy Monday, the #Mile7 playlist is live - dig in! @MileOfMusicFest Spotify playlist: https://t.co/RpvZUtPIqOhttps://t.co/7IxotgquvY
Apr 22
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @popgoesthetweet - Love Stained Heart
Apr 22
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @c2andbrosreed - Weigh Station Tour Exit B
Apr 21
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @captain_ivory - Hang Fire
Apr 21
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @broobromusic - Monster Truck
Apr 21
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @goodingmusic - Buffalo
Apr 21
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MoLowda - Curse the Weather
Apr 21
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MeLikeBees - Songs From The Realm
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @MoLowda -Creatures
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic jams..... @thehawkeyes - One Plug In The Wall
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic jams..... @nxnmusic - Last Days of Magic
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic jams..... @littlestrng3r - Styles & Dynamics
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic jams..... @LeadingTBlind - In Through The Red Door
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic jams..... @suckthehoney - All Hail Having Failed
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @strange_america - Borrow You, Brother
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @JCBrooksBand - Red Black and Blue
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @jdeicher - The Compass
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#MileofMusic jams..... @TheNobleThiefs - Its Tough To Be The Bad Guy
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
#mileofmusic saturday jam continues.... @jrcctheband - Angry
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
next up on the #MileofMusic jam.... Natural Born Leaders - About Time
Apr 20
Eric Hurm @HURM
jamming to past and future #MileofMusic bands all day long today! starting off with @HootenHallers - Live in Missouri
Apr 20
Fox Cities WI @FoxCitiesWi
Only 104 more days to go! 🎵 #explorefoxcities #MileOfMusic https://t.co/VsbQz2l4fd
Apr 19
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
We did a thing yesterday! Mile of Music (Mile 7) Dropped the First 50 #MileOfMusic #appleton #musicfirstexperience… https://t.co/8YzHaM20Ad
Apr 19

Fox Communities Credit Union Becomes New Presenting Sponsor for Mile of Music

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Blog

Willems Marketing & Events, Inc., producer for the annual Mile of Music festival, and Fox Communities Credit Union, one of the event’s original community collaborators when it launched in 2013, have reached agreement for the longtime Valley credit union to become Mile of Music’s new presenting sponsor.

Mile of Music, which will announce details of the 2019 festival next week at OuterEdge Stage as part of its annual Countdown To Mile Week/First 50 lineup reveal and noontime concert event, is in the middle of finalizing sponsors and artists for the four-day celebration of original music this summer. It will be the seventh festival (dubbed Mile 7) and is set for August 1-4 throughout Downtown Appleton.

Dave Willems, president of Willems Marketing & Events and executive producer of Mile of Music, said the agreement with Fox Communities Credit Union not only helps secure the free festival’s future but also helps boost The Mile’s continuing efforts to build Downtown Appleton’s reputation as a leading destination for live original music. He said the decision by Fox Communities to greatly expand its commitment and move into the Presenting Sponsor role is significant for a community-modeled, grass roots festival that continues to defy the odds by offering free access to eager attendees since it started in 2013.

“This is an important step in continuing the vision of having a remarkable music and community event that is truly accessible to the entire community,” said Willems. “Fox Communities Credit Union’s willingness to step up and dramatically increase its financial support by stepping into the lead sponsorship position – along with their overall organizational commitment for this community festival – goes a long way toward securing The Mile’s purpose as a free celebration of original music that is like no other, that brings a unique vibe to our downtown community, and that plays a big part in making life more interesting for all of us who live and work here.”

The overall commitment from Fox includes the opportunity to continue its lead sponsorship role for subsequent festivals, Willems noted, but is also significant in that it puts a big, bright bow on what’s already been a strong collaboration. He said Fox Communities was the first company to lend its support in the Spring of 2013 when he approached them to help establish a dedicated civic checking account for Mile of Music through Willems Marketing.

Another big piece of the collaboration to date has been Fox’s launch of the Bike to the Beat event back in 2016, which has become wildly popular. Offering live music as a backdrop to the community bike ride, Track 4 of Bike to the Beat will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 and is expected to again host 3,500-plus bike riders of all ages, adding to the overall vibe of Mile Weekend.

Cathy Harvath, vice president of marketing for Fox Communities Credit Union, said the opportunity to further Fox’s connection to such a difference-making event for the Appleton community was one the organization couldn’t pass up. “Mile of Music continues to be a shining example of how our communities within the Greater Appleton and Fox Cities community work so productively together,” she said. “We’re excited to expand our commitment to such a magical, organic blending of the artist and business communities along with the non-profit and municipal sectors, all of whom knock it out of the park each August to make something very special happen.”

 

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