TODAY, November 28, is Giving Tuesday – the international day of charitable giving described as a “global generosity movement” whose aim is to encourage people to “give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.” If your cause is music, and specifically original music, we’d like to ask you to consider a donation to Appleton Community Music on this Giving Tuesday.
When you support Appleton Community Music (ACM) you help bring original music to our city and support the artists who make it.
In 2023, donations to Appleton Community Music supported the Mile of Music Festival by paying the lodging costs for musicians playing the festival, paying a significant portion of the festival performance fees, and 100% of the music education events at the festival – nearly $250,000 went to support the Mile of Music Festival. And for Mile 11 we aim to do even more!
Donations to ACM also help provide the artist care that makes Mile of Music a standout among all other festivals, and Appleton a favorite place for musicians to play.
“Watching my artists being taken care of, like they deserve to be, was paramount. They were so happy to be there and I heard, “This is my favorite festival of all time,” over and over again. I want artists who are on the road to experience the oasis that is Mile of Music.”
Lara Supan, Vice President/Agent Fleming Artists
“Mile of Music was a perfect 10 y’all! Unbelievably well-thought-out and organized. The accommodations at the Hilton were perfect – at the center of the entire festival and easy to get to stages, get something to eat and parking were all super easy. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Curtis Heimburger, Mom Rock
Appleton Community Music’s mission to provide fundraising support for original music experiences in downtown Appleton and ensuring the future sustainability of the Mile of Music Festival is a community-wide labor of love. Accomplishing that goal requires a year-round effort. It’s not too soon to start working on the 2024 Mile of Music Festival!
Your donation to Appleton Community Music goes toward funding:
• Original music experiences in downtown Appleton, including artist fees.
• Artist Hospitality including lodging and food, hospitality, and support toward artist care and wellness.
• Participatory music education experiences.
• Experiences that build inclusion, diversity and community through original music
Thank you for your support, and for considering Appleton Community Music this Giving Tuesday.