During last year’s Mile Of Music, the second such iteration of the “handcrafted artisan festival” in the northeast Wisconsin city of Appleton, a combined 39 of the 200 bands and solo artists booked to play hailed from Milwaukee and its surrounding cities. We caught as many of the 88 total shows those 39 projects played over the course of those four early August days, and it was a (mostly) good time. The lineup for Mile Of Music’s third year (or “Mile 3” for you syllable conservationists out there) has about the same representation, with 34 bands and solo projects based in Milwaukee (or in a couple cases, nearby cities) set to play a whopping 85 shows—more than 10 percent of the event’s total shows—between this afternoon and Sunday.

Those willing to make the 100-some mile trek up construction-laden US 41 will get to see such rarities as GGOOLLDD (who just did its last public* Milwaukee show of 2015 last week) play the patio of a “Sports Pub,” No/No in the backyard of the always awesome Fox River House, as well as Hello Death and Whips doing two shows apiece in nontraditional makeshift music venues as many days. Add in a bunch of Jordin Baas and Jack Tell gigs virtually everywhere near College Avenue, a Lex Allen appearance, Body Futures’ first Fox Cities shows, Hugh Bob & The Hustle, Greatest Lakes, Nineteen Thirteen, Twin Brother at a fucking night club, and many more, and you have a cast of Milwaukee talent that would put the local representation of any block party or festival here to shame. Did we mention all these shows are free? All of these shows are free.

Sadly, we won’t be able to make it to the festival Grantland‘s Steven Hyden told us he prefers over Summerfest. Should your schedule be more open and your gas tank be fuller than ours, this Milwaukeean’s guide to Mile Of Music might help you hear a steady stream of familiar sounds in an unfamiliar setting.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Jordin Baas at Spats Patio — 3:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hello Death at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 7:20 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.
Greatest Lakes at Emmett’s Bar & Grill — 9:20 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.
GGOOLLDD at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 9:40 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Jack Tell at McGuinness Irish Pub — 9:45 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.
The Delta Routine at Mill Creek — 10:25 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Dead Horses at Appleton Beer Factory — 11 p.m. to 11:50 p.m.
Trapper Schoepp at The Bar — 11:10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Hello Death at Fox River House “Patti-O” — 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
The Listening Party at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Cedarwell (from Sheboygan) at Fox River House “Patti-O” — 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Matthew Davis at Atlas Coffee Mill — 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The Middle Ground at Emmett’s Bar & Grill — 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Dead Horses at Houdini Plaza — 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Emily Forst at Art Alley — 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Jordin Baas at Copper Rock — 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Jay Matthes at the Fire — 2:35 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Stephanie Erin Brill (from Cedarburg) at Frattello’s Waterfront Bar — 2:45 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
No/No at Fox River House “Patti-O” — 3:10 to 4 p.m.
Emily Forst at Frattello’s Waterfront Bar — 3:50 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Jordin Baas at Spats Patio — 4:35 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Eagle Trace at Emmett’s Bar & Grill — 4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jack Tell at Colt’s Timeless Tavern — 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Vic And Gab at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 5:20 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Stephanie Erin Brill (from Cedarburg) at Cena — 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Lex Allen at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 5:50 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.
Twin Brother at XTRA 920 — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
The Middle Ground at Lawrence Viking Room — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Nineteen Thirteen at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Naomi Marie at Cena — 6:35 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
GGOOLLDD at Mill Creek — 7:20 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.
Great Lake Drifters at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 7:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cedarwell (from Sheboygan) at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 8:20 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.
Semi-Twang at Emmett’s Bar & Grill – 8:50 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.
Hayward Williams at Chadwick’s — 9 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Brett Newski at Stone Cellar Brewpub — 9:05 p.m. to 9:55 p.m.
Naomi Marie at Cleo’s — 9:30 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.
Matthew Davies at Cena — 9:30 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.
Trapper Scheopp at XTRA 920 — 10 p.m. TO 10:50 p.m.
Hello Death at Jim’s Place — 10:30 p.m. to 11:20 p.m.
Jack Tell at Rookie’s Bar & Grill — 10:40 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Hayward Williams at CU Saloon — 10:50 p.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Sean Raasch at Wooden Nickel — 11 p.m. to 11:50 p.m.
Hugh Bob And The Hustle at Chadwick’s — 11:20 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8


Cedarwell (from Sheboygan) at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Hayward Williams at Spats Patio — 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Vic And Gab at Raddison Courtyard — 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Body Futures at The Bar — 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
The Appalachians at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 12:30 p.m. yo 1:20 p.m.
Woolridge Brothers at Emmett’s Bar & Grill — 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Whips at Mill Creek — 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Emily Forst at City Center Plaza — 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hugh Bob And The Hustle at D2 Sports Pub Patio — 1:20 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Naomi Marie at Jim’s Place — 2:05 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Nora Collins at CU Saloon — 2:05 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Jay Matthes at Art Alley — 3:10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Emily Forst at Colt’s Timeless Saloon — 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Bright Kind at Raddison Courtyard — 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Body Futures at XTRA 920 — 4:50 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Jordin Baas at Stone Cellar Brewpub — 5:05 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Nora Collins at Cleo’s — 5:25 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Jack Tell at Jack’s Apple Pub — 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Hayward Williams at Emmett’s Bar & Grill — 5:55 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Woolridge Brothers at Lawrence Viking Room — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Naomi Marie at Cena — 6:05 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Maggie Thorn at Colt’s Timeless Saloon — 6:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Matthew Davies at Bad Badger Sports Pub — 6:45 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.
Brett Newski at The Bar — 6:50 to 7:40 p.m.
Jay Matthes at Speakeasy — 7:05 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.
Nora Collins at The Ambassador — 7:15 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.
Holy Sheboygan! at Lawrence Viking Room — 7:15 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.
Whips at Chadwick’s — 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
Myles Coyne at Jack’s Apple Pub — 7:45 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Jordin Bass at Speakeasy — 8:10 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Appalachians at Lawrence Viking Room — 8:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.
Nineteen Thirteen at Mill Creek — 9 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Cedarwell (from Sheboygan) at Appleton Beer Factory — 9 p.m. to  9:50 p.m.
Vic And Gab at Durty Lepprechaun — 9 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Jack Tell at Wooden Nickel — 9:35 p.m. to 10:25 p.m.
No/No at Deja Vu Martini Lounge — 10 p.m. to 10:50 p.m.
Maggie Thorn at The Mad Hatter — 10:25 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Jay Matthes at Rookie’s Bar & Grill — 10:40 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Brett Newski at Colt’s Timeless Tavern — 10:40 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Matthew Davies at Cena — 11:10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9


Maggie Thorn at CU Saloon — 1:45 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.

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