WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tweet comments and/or photos with the hashtag of #MileOfMusic, and see them below.
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
Please take a moment to nominate @Friday_After_5 #wheretheweekendbegins #25thAnniversary #mileofmusic… https://t.co/O5jO0hUAjI
Feb 20
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Happy Valentine's Day from the #MileOfMusic team! 💕🎶 https://t.co/jzaAuBRZHB
Feb 14
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
#AreYouReady #fa5 #wheretheweekendbegins #mileofmusic #25thanniversary @JeffTimmons #98Degrees https://t.co/UH5yFzI9by
Jan 20
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
#areyouready for the new schedule for #fa5 #25thanniversary season? We are locking dates in. Keep an eye on our web… https://t.co/2Y0ITpoDQf
Jan 17
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
#areyouready to join GlasTone at the #partypier during #fridayafter5? They will be playing July 16th- during our sp… https://t.co/37UvCobaQM
Jan 13
Friday After 5 Executive Director @fmarseille
Well - we are getting ready for the season! #AreYouReady #fa5 #25thanniversary #silver THANK YOU to The Owensboro M… https://t.co/37a53f0Nmf
Jan 11
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
Well - we are getting ready for the season! #AreYouReady #fa5 #25thanniversary #silver THANK YOU to The Owensboro M… https://t.co/pxiGS1qd8K
Jan 11
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
The new year is in #fullswing our schedule almost in order for the #25thanniversary season! The messenger inquirer… https://t.co/ucfNys1tTu
Jan 5
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
#AreYouReady #fa5 #wheretheweekendbegins #25Anniversary #mileofmusic https://t.co/o2ztMQu7Vs
Dec 30
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
Larry Maglinger is bringing his #RodStewartTribute to RiverPark Center on July 2nd - Opening for the #VelvetBombers… https://t.co/xiBbuFe6iq
Dec 27
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
#MerryChrismas from all of us at #fa5 to you and your family! #wheretheweekendbegins #25thAnniversary #mileofmusic https://t.co/xcXjgiammc
Dec 25
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
TONIGHT! Join 313 Dodge and #MileOfMusic and support local artists! https://t.co/WYd6ZIoBve
Dec 12
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
Got some last min gifts to buy? Want to support musicians in these times? Mask up & dust the ❄️ off the windshields… https://t.co/yYw0S1M3J8
Dec 12
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Support local artists this Saturday 12/12 at 313 Dodge in Kaukauna! The Musicians Merch Mart features 10+… https://t.co/fTzM8dIq7l
Dec 11
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Despite the challenges that 2020 has brought for us, we‘re still grateful for the opportunity to enjoy original mus… https://t.co/v21bHi81ET
Dec 9
Ian Thomson @ithomson74
A big shout out to @nivassoc, Jason frm @PabloCenterEC, Gary & Jason frm @PabstTheater, DOA Secretary Joel Brennan,… https://t.co/p0jFGVgROB
Dec 4
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Willems Marketing & Events, #MileOfMusic and Gibson Community Music Hall would like to send a massive THANK YOU to… https://t.co/h0dcyzHd5L
Dec 4
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
Baby it might be cold outside, but when #grammywinner @SIEDAHGARRETT wishes #fridayafter5 a Happy #25thanniversary… https://t.co/SO8Wrm8zwD
Dec 2
Friday After 5 @Friday_After_5
Please join us for #givingtuesday2020 So many in need this year! #areyouready #thismusicsavedme… https://t.co/WrqQlspHKL
Dec 1
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
We are excited to share our #MileOfMusic holiday shirts with you! We miss the good vibes of Mile, and donning one o… https://t.co/jQj6ZJNGv8
Nov 25
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
One thing that's kept us going these last few months is all the new music coming from #MileOfMusic artists! Check o… https://t.co/uxUdm8WETM
Nov 13
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
As always, if you need to arrange another pickup time, just let us know.Haven't had a chance to check out the ne… https://t.co/2Bcx8OgN3y
Oct 13
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
We know you love to shop the sales on the last day of #MileOfMusic. We hear you and missed you this year!⁠ ⁠ We've… https://t.co/B6obZI5VSw
Oct 7
WLUK-TV FOX 11 @fox11news
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

Live Streaming in the time of Quarantine

Posted May 15, 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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