This year, the City of Appleton is kicking off something brand new- The first ever Mile of Music Festival! The festival is going to take place in downtown Appleton on College Avenue from August 8th-11th and will have a number of performances held at different venues. Thanks to many community partners and sponsors, most of the performances at the festival are free! The music that will be showcased at the festival is very diverse. There will be everything from head-banging rock, to country, to gospel, to folk, even jazz and R&B. Organizers want people of all backgrounds and ages to come out and enjoy their own unique style of music.
This is a unique music festival that brings over 100 singer/songwriters into the area and gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents to the public. There will be performances at more than 40 venues all conveniently located right on College Avenue.
The festival is not only about music, but also about giving back to the community, which is a fantastic concept! Proceeds from the Mile of Music Festival will be split into two different funds:
- Mile of Music Education Fund, helping provide more music opportunities within the Appleton public schools.
- Creative Downtown Fund, raise money for projects in the Downtown Appleton area. Both funds are for great causes and will most definitely help better the community!
There are three types of artists; Headline, Feature, and Showcase.
The headline artists are more well-known and tickets are required for these performances.
The feature artists are upcoming artists and these performances also require tickets.
Lastly, the showcase artists are upcoming artists from around the country and no ticket is required for these performances.
College Avenue is the perfect location to host such an event, everything is in one place; food, shopping and of course, all of the music taking place up and down the road. The venues that will be showcased in Appleton’s downtown district are: The Stansbury Theater on Lawrence’s campus, the newly renovated Houdini Plaza, Spat’s, Copper Rock Coffee, Harmony Cafe, The Stone Cellar, Mill Creek, Anduzzi’s, The Mad Hatter, Luna, and Jim’s Place, as well as many outdoor stages along College Avenue.
This will be the first ever Mile of Music Festival and it’s sure to be entertaining. The music, the food, and the people will make this one unique and extraordinary experience that you do not want to miss!
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