WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
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Justin Townes Earle, who played at the first #MileofMusic in 2013, has died.(Photo: Getty Images)https://t.co/g5SFBApotv
Aug 24
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Like live music? Wear a mask! Support the music industry by sporting a mask wherever you go. #MileOfMusic… https://t.co/oBvQu64zqI
Aug 19
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Like live music? Wear a mask! Support the music industry by sporting a mask wherever you go. #MileOfMusic… https://t.co/CXy751h8Ee
Aug 19
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Your weekend jam is here from Mile of Music Festival alumni @BrothersFootman! Check out their new music video for '… https://t.co/EJm8E4cVbC
Aug 14
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Fingers and toes crossed... Mark those calendars big and bold! 🎶😊 #MileOfMusic #Mile8 https://t.co/HX9wF0END5
Aug 7
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
1st to close & last to reopen, independent live art venues need our help. Pls join me & over 2,400 members of… https://t.co/LBNsrMAfEN
Aug 4
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Mile 7 Memory: On the last day of the fest, many fans find themselves STILL not being able to get enough music. Tha… https://t.co/mWcP6gh5I7
Aug 2
Trina Laube @mustard_hater
Improvising in our backyard with some sweet shirts designed by our friends' daughter for #mileofmusic… https://t.co/2eTyg3C0PA
Aug 2
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
It’s safe to say that there wouldn’t be a music festival without…music! More than 800 total artists have visited Ap… https://t.co/BQ5VfggaAf
Aug 1
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Local businesses are the backbone of any community. We want to extend a THANK YOU to the venues & retailers who hav… https://t.co/e7YWCqvNPf
Jul 31
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Let's have a little #MileOfMusic Bingo fun! Play our Bingo card here or head to Instagram stories to share yours! ⁠… https://t.co/SmrvJPPkSx
Jul 30
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
@ithomson74 #MileOfMusic Trivia: How many Mile t-shirts does Ian own? 😜 (It's an impressive collection!)
Jul 30
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Our goal this week? To bring the good memories from #MileOfMusic to light! Have photos of your Mile experiences? 📸… https://t.co/KGPVUGw7C8
Jul 28
foxcitieslive @foxcitieslive
New show alert! @MeLikeBees live at #MileOfMusic 6 at Emmetts is now up! A crowd favorite every time they return to… https://t.co/yJSlhoQw1l
Jul 27
foxcitieslive @foxcitieslive
going to try to get as many sets up as possible before next weekend as we can....missing #MileOfMusic
Jul 24
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
#ThrowbackThursday to some of our favorite memories from past #MileOfMusic Festivals. We’re feeling nostalgic r… https://t.co/YPDddlIMlT
Jul 23
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

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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