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Mile of Music
August 3, 2017
August 6, 2017
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Mile of Music
August 6, 2015
Downtown Appleton
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10 College Avenue, Appleton, WI, 54911, United States
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Mile of Music, Appleton

Appleton’s “Mile of Music” Festival serves up original singer-songwriters, combos and multi-piece bands showcasing Americana music at both its most colorful and its very best. Genres include roots and indie rock, country, gospel, soul, R&B, jazz and folk. This year’s Mile of Music is dubbed “Mile 5” and takes place August 3-6, 2017.

This grassroots festival was co-founded by Appleton marketing executive Dave Willems and Appleton/Nashville-based national recording artist and Grammy nominee Cory Chisel. Over 100 community organizations and sponsors support Mile of Music. Presenting sponsor Tundraland and other major sponsors have allowed this event to be FREE.

Mile of Music is noted as a “handcrafted artisan festival” with over 240 acts, 800 live performances, all spanning a mile… of music (hence the name!)

Brett Newski performing at Appleton's Mile of Music

Brett Newski performs at Mile of Music in Appleton.

These performances will take place across more than 70 venues. They include coffee shops, bars, parks, restaurants, museums and other public spaces. Some of Mile 5’s biggest artists will perform at the Tundraland Main Stage in Houdini Plaza, one of the festival’s most popular venues. Remember, Harry Houdini spent time in Appleton and claimed it as his hometown!

Local brewpub Stone Arch will offer up its artisan Mile of Music Americana Pale Ale to add to the flavor of the festival. Music fans who love bicycling can work off those beer calories and indulge their music passions with a new event called Bike to the Beat. Added fun includes the Tub of Tunes giveaway, where one lucky attendee will win a bathtub full of CDs and vinyl from Mile 5 artists.

They even have their own radio station, Mile of Music Radio. Listen to it here!

Mile of Music audience, Appleton

Check it out all weekend in Appleton. Their website has the complete lineup, and you can also download their special app for updates, details on all the events, and more. I-41, U.S. 10, and Highways 47, 96, and 125 bring you to the Mile of Music in the downtown area.

Want a list of artists? The LONG list is below!

Mile of Music Artist List for 2017

800 lb. Gorilla
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Anna Vogelzang
Armchair Boogie
Arts Fishing Club
Austin Lucas
Bad Culture
Bascom Hill
Beach Tiger
Ben Vanden Boogaard
Beth Bombara
Beth Kille
Boom Forest
Boy Named Banjo
Bradford Loomis
Brett Harris
Brother O’ Brother
Buffalo Gospel
Caleb Hawley
Calliope Musicals
Camille Rae
Captain Ivory
Carter Hulsey
Cat Clyde
Christopher Gold
Christopher Gold & The New Old Things
Christopher the Conquered
Condor & Jaybird
Cool Waters Band
Corey Kilgannon
Cousin Curtiss
Coyote Brother
Cut Worms
Dan Rodriguez
Daniels and Baker
David Newbould
David Paul Martin
Desert Noises
Diane Coffee
Donnie Biggins
Dylan LeBlanc
Eagle Trace
Elle Winston
Emily Kopp
Eric W. Krueger
Erin Rae
Fast Romantics
Faux Fawn
Feed the Dog
Frederick The Younger
Genevieve Heyward
Greg McMonagle
High Up
Holly and the Nice Lions
I Am The Polish Army
Ian Olvera
J.E. Sunde
Jack T. Russell
Jack Tell
Jamie Kent
JC Brooks
Joey Capoccia and Derek McSwain
Johanna Samuels
John Statz
Joseph Huber
Joshua Powell
Kari Arnett
Katie Pederson
Katie Scullin
Kid Cooper Levy
Kristin Diable & The City
Kurt Gunn
Kyle Cox
Kyle Megna and the Monsoons
Leading the Blind
Let’s Be Leonard
Levi Parham
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Lost Lakes
Lou Shields
Louie Bello
Maggie Thorn
Mark Croft
Mark Steven Hillstrom
Marty Paschke & Eric W. Krueger
Matt Hires
Maybe April
Megan Slankard
Micah Schnabel
Mike Maimone
Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Miserable Friend
Mo Lowda & The Humble
Molly Bush
Morning House
Nick Hickman
Nora Collins
North by North
Octave Lissner
Paul Diedrich
Paul Otteson
Phillip-Michael Scales
Pit Wagon
Porky’s Groove Machine
Quiet Hollers
Raquel Rodriguez
Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
Ricky Ganiere
Rob Anthony
Ron Gallo
Ryan Hommel
Ryan M. Brewer
Sam Trump
San Fermin
Simon Balto
Smooth Hound Smith
Stephanie Erin Brill
Strange Americans
Suck the Honey
Sun Parade
Teddy Davenport
Terra Lightfoot
The Artisanals
The Belle Weather
The Chocolateers
The Crane Wives
The Crowe Brothers
The Dead Pigeons
The Dove and The Wolf
The Duo: Kyle Megna & Dave LeBlanc
The Family Business
The Ghost Wolves
The Go Rounds
The Hawkeyes
The High Divers
The Kelson Twins
The Kernal
The Kickback
The Lately
The Lowest Pair
The Mascot Theory
The Noise FM
The Snowbirds
The Still Tide
The Vegabonds
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
The Young Revelators
Trapper Schoepp
Tyler and the Streeters
Una Walkenhorst
Walt Hamburger & The Young Buns
Warbly Jets
Weep & Willow
Wild Adriatic
Wild Fur
Wilder Adkins
Zach Vinson