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Mile of Music
August 2, 2018
August 5, 2018
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Mile of Music
August 6, 2015
Downtown Appleton
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10 College Avenue, Appleton, WI, 54911, United States
Mile of Music, Appleton

Appleton’s “Mile of Music” Festival (Twitter: @MileofMusicFest) 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 6” and takes place August 2-5, 2018.

Appleton Mile of Music 2018This 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, 900 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 6’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 6 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 2018 (in no particular order, but including where they’re from):

The Hook Up (Appleton, WI)
Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery (Indianapolis, IN)
Flagship Romance (Truth or Consequence, NM)
Redshift Headlights (Oshkosh, WI)
The Travel Guide (Wichita, KS)
Audiodacity (Indianapolis, IN)
Ben Clark (New York, NY)
Heather Styka (Chicago, IL)
Mike Wheeler (Nashville, TN)
Danen Kane (Appleton, WI)
Bob Barrick (Boulder, CO)
HOLLY (El Paso, TX)
Kerosene Kites (Madison, WI)
Will Dailey (Boston, MA)
Michelle Mandico (Nashville, TN)
Cole Woodruff (Indianapolis, IN)
Roscoe & Etta (Los Angeles, CA)
Last Acre (Springfield, IL)
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead (Nashville, TN)
Lost Lakes (Madison, WI)
PONCÉ (Nashville, TN)
RedHawks (Appleton, WI)
Bradford Loomis (Nashville, TN)
Phillip-Michael Scales (Chicago, IL)
Nora Collins (Nashville, TN)
Porky’s Groove Machine (Minneapolis, MN)
Wilder Adkins (Birmingham, AL)
Nick Hickman (Nashville, TN)
The Artisanals (Charleston, SC)
Pudge (Appleton, WI)
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (Nashville, TN)
Kyle Megna & The Monsoons (Appleton, WI)
Ryan M. Brewer (Indianapolis, IN)
Kari Arnett (Minneapolis, MN)
David Paul Martin (Neenah, WI)
Beth Bombara (St. Louis, MO)
Midnight Noon (Nashville, TN)
Todd Kessler (Chicago, IL)
Camille Rae (Nashville, TN)
Mark Steven Hillstrom (Appleton, WI)
The Belle Weather (Sheboygan, WI)
Ida Jo (Duluth, MN)
BlackBelt YelloBelli (Appleton, WI)
Eric W. Krueger (Appleton, WI)
Adrian+Meredith (Nashville, TN)
Jacob Fannin (Appleton, WI)
Genevieve Heyward (Lake Geneva, WI)
Zach Vinson (Nashville, TN)
Tommy (Indianapolis, IN)
Walt Hamburger (Fox Cities, WI)