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The Dad At The Rock Show @CannonBranjamin
I have a countdown on my TV. Maybe. But also, yes. @MileOfMusicFest #mileofmusic #iloveMoM #mile9 https://t.co/kqgGdYZBN1
Jun 30
Michele Bernadette @berniewink
Chestnut Grove- I Know Somebody (Official Video) https://t.co/ZcuT236TDv via @YouTube #love #life #loss #music… https://t.co/hS9wto3jVl
Jun 29
The Dad At The Rock Show @CannonBranjamin
Join us! @MileOfMusicFest #mileofmusic #mile9 #iloveMoM https://t.co/xJCEBEu3PL
Jun 28
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
We're ready to add more artists to the Mile Family! Thirty additional artists have been added to the Mile 9 lineup.… https://t.co/ph45sMFYdp
Jun 9
Camp Culture @champmulcher
Touchdown! Already can't wait to get back out on the road. @FoxRiverHouse last night was an absolute DREAM. See you… https://t.co/c8BaIuL8Pi
Jun 5
Ben Harold & The Rising @benharoldmusic
Summertime fun just keeps coming. Great to be a part of this lineup and we can’t wait to see you at… https://t.co/C8SFGdRLFX
May 26
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
30 more artists added to the Mile 9 lineup to get the long weekend started a little early! Our current lineup is at… https://t.co/EVtoO2XC1n
May 26
Jesse Lynn Madera @JesseLMadera
This summer festival is going to be a blast! If you’re in the Appleton, Wisconsin area and looking for a free, even… https://t.co/VBZ90EYK6s
May 18
The Dad At The Rock Show @CannonBranjamin
And we continue to build towards August #mileofmusic #ilovemom #justdamngoodmusic #dadattherockshow… https://t.co/wlaIY6MoiX
May 17
Radkey @Radkey
Finally making our way up to the Mile of Music Festival 😎 https://t.co/QyTIaYTns3 Mile of Music features hundreds… https://t.co/VCzb9gaJkx
May 17
Camp Culture @champmulcher
Appleton, WI 🍎!! We're so excited to set fourth onto your lands to come and play the one and only @MileOfMusicFest.… https://t.co/NaJKOjkXm8
May 16
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
It's a beautiful Monday here in Appleton... so what better day to announce more #MileOfMusic artists? 😍🎶 We will st… https://t.co/vi99QFmr7M
May 16
The Dad At The Rock Show @CannonBranjamin
@OnlyMurdersHulu is great @carvercommodore dropped a new single and is performing @MileOfMusicFest (best week eve… https://t.co/2iGE4kGgfK
May 14
Miss Tess @MissTessMusic
Heads up Wisconsin! Excited to play at @mileofmusicfest with a bunch of rad artists this August 🧡🧡🧡 Anywhere else… https://t.co/KlbSbQAI63
May 9
Ida Jo @idajomusic
I remember Mile 1 like it was yesterday. So happy to be headed back for Mile 9! See you there! @mileofmusicfest… https://t.co/yS6gc1iA8i
May 6
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
We have 💯 artists on the Mile 9 lineup (so far)! Who are you looking forward to seeing this August? 🎶#MileOfMusic https://t.co/vonMIjKsL1
May 6
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Just 3 months to go! 🎶 #MileOfMusic https://t.co/f495Kx0ehn
May 6
Mile of Music Festival @MileOfMusicFest
Get a jumpstart on getting to know this year's First 50 with the official Mile 9 Playlist! (New artists will be add… https://t.co/0opwOq85On
Apr 28

The First 50 Artists of Mile 9 are Here!

Posted Apr 26, 2022

Organizers of Mile of Music announced Tuesday they anticipate record-breaking attendance this summer when the four-day celebration of singer-songwriters and bands who play original music is staged for the ninth time at 40 venues on the one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton. Officials confirmed the festival will be held the first full weekend of August, with music beginning Thursday, August 4 and continuing through Sunday, August 7.

At an open house announcement event marking 100 days before the Festival’s first day on August 4, The Mile Team, as has become tradition with the launch announcement, also introduced music fans to the “First 50” artists set to play the event. The initial group of artists includes original indie and roots acts from 17 states, with 15 hailing from Nashville and seven from New York state. It features artists from Canada and, for the first time, an artist from overseas – The Black Feathers, a husband-and-wife duo from the UK.

The majority of artists coming to Downtown Appleton and the Fox Cities this summer will be announced over the next 4-6 weeks, with nearly 200 original performers set to be included in this year’s event. About 40% of the lineup will be performers from Wisconsin, including local Fox Cities originals. Mile of Music is one of the few large music festivals that strictly spotlights lesser-known singer-songwriters and bands or, as organizers label them, “indie artists who aren’t household names but should be.”

Here are the First 50 artists for Mile 9 (2022):

New Artists/First 50:
  • Hannah Wicklund — Nashville, TN
  • Celisse – New York, NY
  • Dave Hause – Philadelphia, PA
  • Making Movies –Kansas City, MO
  • The Brevet –Orange County, CA
  • Will Kimbrough – Nashville, TN
  • GYASI – Nashville, TN
  • The Black Feathers – Cwmaman, Wales, UK
  • Sawyer Fredericks – Upstate, NY
  • Gabe Lee –Nashville, TN
  • Tedious & Brief – Nashville, TN
  • WILLIS – Nashville, TN
  • Mark Erelli – Boston, MA
  • Stephie James – Nashville, TN
  • TOWNE – Nashville, TN
  • Joy Clark – New Orleans, LA
  • Courtney Hartman – Eau Claire, WI
  • Steve Everett –Nashville, TN
  • Elevado –Fredericksburg, VA
  • Del Barber –Inglis, Manitoba, CA
  • Anna Rose – Nashville, TN
  • Paisley Fields –New York, NY
  • Landon Conrath –Minneapolis, MN
  • Renee Goust –New York, NY
  • Jesse Terry – Stonington, CT
Returning Artists/First 50:
  • Jackie Venson — Austin, TX
  • Carsie Blanton – Philadelphia, PA
  • Dan Rodriguez – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lizzie No –New York, NY
  • The Minks –Nashville, TN
  • Mike Mains & The Branches –Nashville, TN
  • 87 Nights – Charleston, SC
  • Fox Royale –Joplin, MO
  • Them Coulee Boys – Eau Claire, WI
  • Megan Slankard – San Francisco, CA
  • Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lung – Cincinnati, OH
  • Long Range Hustle – Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Garth. – Brooklyn, NY
  • Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir – Fredericksburg, VA
  • DeeOhGee –Nashville, TN
  • The Talbott Brothers – Portland, OR

50 Additional artists were announced on May 6! Check them out here.

18 Responses to The First 50 Artists of Mile 9 are Here!

  • Linda says:

    Bring back “Remember Jones” from NJ

  • Karen Brake says:

    Please bring back Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. They were the best band of the festival last year in my opinion!

    • Mile of Music Festival says:

      We’re glad you love them, Karen! Stay tuned for future announcements. 🙂

  • Mary says:

    What time does this start everyday? Aug 4th – Aug 7th

    • Mile of Music Festival says:

      Hi Mary! We are finalizing our stage times for this year, but most of our music will be from 11am-11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is still packed with music, but we wrap up a little bit earlier (usually around 7).

  • Jen says:

    Bring some lasers and/or better production to these stages.

    • Mile of Music Festival says:

      Thank you for the suggestion! We are very grateful for our production partners.

  • Jessie owens says:

    87 Nights is balls out phenomenal

    • Mile of Music Festival says:

      Can’t say we’ve ever heard this description before! Haha, but we are excited to have them back. 🙂

  • Tim K says:

    Relayer, Lemon Sky, The Crane Wives

  • Pat McGee says:

    How about bringing Chicago based band The Dead Bolts to mile of music? These dudes rock! https://youtu.be/7dDqDrU9GH4

  • Jerome F Smith says:

    Have seen Will Kimbrough in Key West during Meeting of the Mind . He is fantastic. Well noted in the music world. Wish you could have Marshall Chapman with him.

  • Casey says:

    Is Yam Haus coming back to the mile this year?

    • Mile of Music Festival says:

      Hey Casey! Thanks for reaching out. Yam Haus won’t be at Mile 9 this year. (Trust us, we’d love to have everyone back!) We appreciate and understand the fact that artists who have played at the festival have built a fan base here in our region and attendees would like to see more of that artist. It’s a humbling feeling to realize that the 1,000 artists who have played Mile of Music to date want to return, and their fans want them to return. We strive to bring artists who you don’t know but should, while mixing Mile alumni into the lineup as well. It’s great for us to know you like Yam Haus so we can keep them in mind for future festivals and other events, too.

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