The Mile of Music officially back in Appleton | WFRV Local 5

APPLETON, Wisconsin (WFRV) – On Monday, June 21, officials announced the long-awaited return of the Appleton Mile of Music Festival.

With the mantra “let’s all get back on track”, festival producers announced a strong Mile 8 festival scheduled for August 5-8 in downtown Appleton. The festival calls on Mile attendees to continue the tradition of common courtesy, common respect and common sense by listening to music in a safer manner both in outdoor and indoor venues.

Dave Willems, president of Willems Marketing & Events and curator of the festival, said practical and common sense measures will be incorporated into this year’s event to incorporate the return to the fun of loving live music as it relates to the pandemic which is subsiding.

Willems says: “This is an opportunity for Appleton to continue to show the state and the country that we can do something very special while doing it responsibly and safely…”

One of the biggest tweaks for the Mile 8 will be a significant amount of performance occurring outside rather than inside.

The festival curator said Mile 8 will offer many features common to the good vibes-focused event. This year’s celebration will include nearly 650 live music sets and music education sessions at more than 40 host venues and festival spaces throughout the four-day event.

The final list of sites should be announced shortly after the finalization of the host spaces still being determined.

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