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Mile of Music

Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin

Aug 05 2021 - Aug 08 2021

Price: Free

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Mile of Music kicked off in 2013 as a cover-free festival highlighting handcrafted artistry. The theme quickly caught on with music lovers everywhere and is still the focus today as The Mile continues to make music accessible to everyone with nearly all shows FREE to attend. They welcome the finest talent, including singer-songwriters, duos and multi-piece bands showcasing original roots music ranging from indie and folk-rock to soul, to folk, bluegrass and more! On top of that, they highlight homegrown talent and recruit the best emerging artists from all over the U.S.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Mile of Music is a free music festival featuring original music from hundreds of emerging artists each summer. The festival is located in the heart of Downtown Appleton, a walkable mile of restaurants, coffee shops, retailers, bars and more.

ON-SITE AMENITIES

A variety of dining options are available at the host venues plus many restaurants, coffee shops and pubs throughout downtown.

LOCATION

‘All roads lead to One Great Mile!’ Mile of Music calls Downtown Appleton’s College Avenue home, an easily walkable mile-long stretch of hospitable establishments. Appleton is part of the Fox Cities, a destination for many great experiences.

LINEUP

Mile of Music Presents events are produced for the community by Willems Marketing & Events, Inc. Enjoy several different concert experiences throughout the year, including:

Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens
Concerts in the Courtyard
New Year’s Encore Eve
OuterEdge Shows
and many more!

RVING AT THE EVENT

Mile of Music is not a camping festival and there is no RV parking available downtown.

Here are the nearest RV parking locations:

High Cliff State Park
Approximately 12 miles from Mile of Music (Downtown Appleton)

Apple Creek Campground
Approximately 16 miles from Mile of Music (Downtown Appleton)

Calumet County Park
Approximately 20 miles from Mile of Music (Downtown Appleton)

Check out our Top 10 Campgrounds in Appleton for more information and details.

WHERE TO STAY

There are many hotels in the Fox Cities, and they fill up quickly, so booking as soon as possible is encouraged!

Hotels in the heart of Downtown Appleton:
Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley: 920-733-8000
Copper Leaf Boutique Hotel & Spa: 920-749-0303
Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront: 920-903-9256

Airbnb is also an option in the area and a great way to meet locals!

HOW TO GET THERE

By car, Appleton is about 30 minutes south of Green Bay, 2 hours north of Milwaukee, 3 hours from Chicago and 4 ½ hours from the Twin Cities. There is easy access to Downtown Appleton from both Interstate 41 and WI Highway 441.

By plane, Appleton International Airport (ATW) is located 5 miles west of Downtown Appleton at W6390 Challenger Drive.

PARKING

Check out Appleton Downtown Inc.’s parking map for parking information. The ramps are a great way to go, with maximum cost of $5 a day in the Red, Green and Yellow ramps. Parking may be limited. Street parking currently costs $1 per hour, limited to two hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Meter parking is FREE after 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and all day on Sundays.

Downtown parking ramps are now “pay as you exit”. For more information, click here!

Public Transportation: Valley Transit

Taxi services and Uber/Lyft are available in Appleton:

Fox Valley Cab: 920-734-4545
Aloha Taxi: 920-757-5544

TICKETS & PRICING

Mile of Music features hundreds of sets of absolutely FREE live, original music. Simply walk into any official Mile of Music venue and you’ll be able to enjoy the music for free (as capacity allows).

WRAP UP

Whether it’s your first time to Mile Music or you’re an old hand, we can’t wait to hear more about your adventure… or any other adventure you take in your RVshare rental, for that matter. Feel free to send us photos and all the gooey details at [email protected], or tag us in those epic social media posts you’re sure to make while you’re there. We want to live the festival lifestyle vicariously through you -- and share your experience with all our other readers, too! 

Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.