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

Live Streaming in the time of Quarantine

Posted May 14, 2020
Blog
Enjoy this message with tips on live streaming shows from Melissa, a member of the Mile Team and passionate music fan!
Attending live music shows is my passion. Typically, I will attend live shows 5-7 nights per week. Local shows throughout the Fox Cities, shows in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago – wherever the multitude of great local, state and national musicians take me for their show.  We are so lucky to have so many great musicians, shows and venues right here in Appleton and the Fox Cities.
Much of my weekly evening schedule is filled by these great shows: Tuesday night means pizza, friends, and the great music at Stone Arch Tap Room. Wednesday nights at Riverview Gardens for Rhythm & Brews, or at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley’s Courtyard for sunshine and the fantastic local and traveling musicians. The third Thursdays of each month find me at 91.1 The Avenue’s August Haven Live. Weekends bring rich opportunities for live music at many of the great area venues: Gibson Community Music Hall, OuterEdge Stage, The Bent Keg, Deja Vu, Fox River House, Copper Rock Coffee Company, 313 Dodge, Calmes Pub to name a few.
March 17, 2020 brought us all a global pandemic driven quarantine and the opportunity to work together by staying apart. Needless to say, it brought many of our standard routines to an abrupt halt. My nightly live music schedule has transitioned into nightly live streaming.
There are many live stream shows available on many different platforms. You can take in as many (like the hundreds I have seen since March 18) or as few as you wish.  Like Mile of Music, there is no wrong way to do it!  You can do a bunch of research finding shows and make yourself a schedule, you can follow a few of your favorite artists and watch when they stream, you can decide on a live stream night and see what shows are available that night or whatever works best for you.
There are a variety of platforms that artists live stream their music to: Facebook Live, Instagram Live, YouTube, Twitch, StageIt, and Patreon are all platforms I’ve streamed shows on in the last 6 weeks. Artists provide links to their chosen platform with their show date and time information.  Be sure to note the time zone and make any necessary adjustments.  My ‘time zone math’ has improved greatly over the quarantine (Google is your friend for time zone math assistance).
A few words about each of the various platforms:
Facebook Live is widely used and easily accessible. Streams seem to work equally well on phones and computers.
Instagram Live is a bit less widely used than Facebook Live, but I have found it to have a bit better sound overall. The catch is, Instagram Live video streams on phones only (will not stream on computers).
YouTube is the video platform that has been around the longest, and is perhaps the platform people are most comfortable with. Sometimes artists will stream to both Facebook Live or Instagram Live and YouTube, so you may choose the platform you prefer.
-Melissa

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