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Three Not-to-Miss Musical Happenings

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Mark your calendar for these three not-to-miss shows. Check our events calendar for more events throughout the season.  Mile of Music Rocks The Plaza September 23 This free concert series brings some of the top bands from previous Mile of Music Festivals back to the heart of Appleton. All ages. 6–10pm. Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 750-5020. READ MORE

New Fest Alert: Homeland Experience

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Homeland Experience presented by Fox Communities Credit Union is a free, two-day music and visual arts festival and the newest addition to Cory Chisel’s festival series. The festival will take place in Green Bay on September 15 and 16 and will center on music and visual art pairings of nearly 40 national artists. Chisel, a READ MORE

Carrie Rodriguez: Rural Meets Ranchera

Self described "half-gringa, half-Chicana, fiddle-playing [Carrie] Rodriguez" melts a fierce fiddle into a honeyed voice throughout her eight solo albums, including 2016's release, "Lola."| Photo courtesy of Thrasher Opera House

Biculturalism is to Carrie Rodriguez as bluebonnets are to Texas — pervasive and rich. The singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas mixes and matches the nimble fiddle of her home state with the ranchero influences of her father’s side of the family. But the fiddle isn’t the typical Latin musician’s instrument of choice, a fact made clear READ MORE

Mile of Music: Final Frames

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The sun has set on the fifth year of Mile of Music and it’s all kind of a blur. Here’s a gallery of some favorite moments of the weekend. Happy reminiscing and we will be counting the days until Mile 6. All images by Mary Catherine Baird of Two Otters Photography.

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Mile of Music

Posted on Jul. 30, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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The Flag Day Parade. Octoberfest. Mile of Music. Though young by comparison, Appleton’s three-day music festival/bonanza/celebration/hullabaloo is undoubtedly one of the most iconic events in the Fox Cities, drawing thousands to the area over the course of the festival. The number of attendees alone might cause some introverts to shake in their boots, especially if READ MORE

What does the Fox say? Country USA

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Images courtesy of David Jackson. One airplane touched down on a runway. One bus pulled into a high school parking lot. One exhausted girl rolled through thick mud into the festival grounds. As soon as she returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin after a jam-packed, two week school trip to Germany, Jenna Weber headed straight over to READ MORE

Live After 5: Free Music  

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Celebrate the end of the work day at these evening concerts that don’t cost a penny. Live! From Hydro Park June 7–August 9 This series features local music acts with an opening performance by Appleton Rock School students each week. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm. Hydro Park, Downtown Kaukauna. 766-6300. Concerts in the Courtyard May 31–August 30 Up-and-coming READ MORE

Native American Celebration

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The Menominee and Oneida Nations invite you to the historic Charles A. Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna for a day of Native American dancing, crafts and food on June 24. Grab your lawn chairs and make your way down to the Mansion to see the Menominee Woodland Boys & Girls Club perform dances featuring traditional stories READ MORE

Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell opens at The Paine

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The fantastical world of lush England woodlands will be making its way to the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh. “Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell” will showcase large-scale photographs of theatrical characters set against elaborate scenes bursting with colors of the passing English seasons. Mitchell is an award-winning photographer and fashion designer from Surrey, READ MORE