Mile of Music Presents: New Year’s Encore Eve – Tuesday, December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Downtown Appleton! This year’s concert celebration, produced and promoted by Mile of Music Presents/Willems Marketing & Events features: four original music bands that are fan-favorites from past Mile of Music Festivals (check out the lineup below), Adrian+Meredith (Nashville) as Master of Ceremonies; music pop-ups with Genevieve Heyward and David Paul Martin, a midnight champagne toast (for those 21+); a countdown from stage and balloon drop; dozens of door prizes; the ever-popular Coffee & Chocolate Lounge with tasty chocolate from Crazy Sweet and caffeinated beverages from Copper Rock Coffee Co., and much more!

The Mile of Music team is thrilled to present our lineup that will keep you jammin’ right into the new decade!

Headlining artists for the 2020 event include:

  • Freddy & Francine (Nashville, TN – Mile 7)
  • Mike Mains & The Branches (Detroit, MI – Mile 7)
  • Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts (Rockford, IL – Mile 4, 5, 6)
  • Little Stranger (Charleston, SC – Mile 6, 7)

Tickets are on sale on Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Earlybird (through November 30): $25 public/$20 for 2019/2020 Music-Makers (with code)
General (December 1-December 31 at 5:00 p.m.): $30 public/$25 for 2019/2020 Music-Makers (with code)
At-The-Door: $35 for all tickets

Purchase tickets here:
NOTE: ALL tickets will be $35 on the day of the event and at the door. Online ticket sales end at 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2019.

Join us for just music, or make it a full New Years Eve experience through the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley with their music/room packages (Call 920-733-8000). 

The hotel has special packages and rates available exclusively to New Year’s Encore Eve guests:

  • $99 Room Rate (tax/fees apply) – does not include tickets to the event! Use code MOM-MusicMaker when booking via phone.
  • $154 Package (tax/fees apply) – includes two (2) tickets to New Year’s Encore Eve, plus one night’s stay! Use code NYE2 when booking via phone.
  • $179 Package (tax/fees apply) – includes two (2) tickets to New Year’s Encore Eve, one night’s stay and breakfast for two on January 1! Use code NYE when booking via phone.

If you are looking to book a room, we encourage you to call the hotel directly at 920-733-8000 during the following hours:
-Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Outside of these hours, you will still reach a representative from the Red Lion Hotel’s general reservations line and will need the codes mentioned above to reserve!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an all ages event! ALL attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Must be 21+ to participate in the champagne toast. Please bring a valid ID.

New Year’s Encore Eve is largely a club-style, standing room only show. 300-400 seats will be available in the ballroom, as with recent years. Artists are subject to change/substitution.

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at this event, as well as all other Mile of Music Presents events. View our full Vision of Respect


Freddy & Francine

Nashville, TN

Mike Mains & The Branches

Detroit, MI

Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts

Rockford, IL

Little Stranger

Charleston, SC

*Artists may not be listed in order of performance!

Master of Ceremonies:
Adrian + Meredith

Nashville, TN

Pop-Up Performances Featuring:
Genevieve Heyward

Door County, WI

David Paul Martin

Fox Cities, WI