Catch the MILE OF MUSIC 2021 in Appleton, Wisconsin

What happens when you combine a vibrant, one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, with 200 up-and-coming artists performing live, FREE 100% original music over four days?

You get to experience an unforgettable music-filled weekend with over 900 incredible shows!

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. Welcoming 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, the organizers highlight homegrown talent and recruit the best emerging artists from all over the U.S.

Mile of Music 3 in Appleton, Wis. August of 2015. Photo by Graham Washatka -

Along with providing plenty of opportunities to take in the music, attendees are encouraged to make music while they’re at The Mile, too! The Music Education Team hosts dozens of hands-on music events like artist-led songwriting workshops and interactive drum circles.


Mile of Music 3 in Appleton, Wis. August of 2015. Photo by Graham Washatka -

Returning for its eighth year in 2021, Mile of Music is a can’t-miss festival. With more than 80,000 people checking out The Mile in 2019 alone, it has been cultivating something one-of-a-kind in the Fox Cities community that’s drawing national attention. The eighth rendition of Mile of Music is presented by Fox Communities Credit Union and is set for August 5-8.

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