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Mile of Music Festival showcases original artists

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Downtown Appleton, WI, Mile of Music Festival, is a fast-growing hub for showcasing original artists and their original music. With more than 600 performances scheduled for bands and performers, the city rocks with musical life.

A special all-female concert for VIP ticket holders-only will be held at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Aug. 6, a prelude to the festival’s official opening on Aug. 7. The two-hour Women Shine concert, featuring sets from five artists, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC’s main hall. It will be hosted by two Appleton-raised musicians, festival co-founder Cory Chisel, now of Nashville, and Hillary Reynolds, now of Boston. Reynolds also will perform at the concert with her Hillary Reynolds Band.

The artist lineup for Mile of Music recent additions are: Eau Claire indie rockers Meridene, Chicago’s Ami Moss and the Unfortunate, Earl Burrows from Nashville, and Fox Cities acts include the Crowe Brothers, Porky’s Groove Machine, Jacob Fannin and Eric Lives Here. All venues have limited capacities. Admittance to performances is at the discretion of each venue and is on a first-come, first-served basis as the capacity for each venue allows.


VIP Priority Access Pass includes:
Priority Access to the 11 Lead Band Venues; Priority Access to Lawrence Memorial Chapel showcases, including The Milk Carton Kids on Aug. 8 and The Autumn Defense on August 9; TWO tickets per pass for the Aug. 6 Women Shine bonus kickoff concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Cities PAC; Exclusive Entrance to First-Ever Mile of Music Jam at Radisson Grand Ballroom at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 7; Exclusive Access to Artists at Artist/VIP Lounge; Exclusive Entrance to Song Before We Go closing event on Aug. 10; special notifications of pop-up events and special offerings downtown during the festival; and more.

With a VIP $150 Priority Access Pass, access to shows are based on available capacity, but does include priority access for the larger, indoor band venues. For most smaller venues, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and open to all.