Entering its fourth year, the Cory Chisel-curated Mile Of Music festival is bigger and (arguably) better than ever, with close to 250 acts combining for more than 900 performances at dozens of bars- and shops-turned-venues on or in the vicinity of Appleton’s College Avenue from August 4-7. While acts slated to play Mile 4 hail from all corners of the country and parts of Canada, a sizable portion of the lineup is based in Wisconsin, including no shortage of bands, rappers, and solo artists with Milwaukee ties.

Last year, 34 Milwaukee-area acts played a whopping 85 shows at Mile Of Music, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total performances. This time around, 32 of 236 total acts on the event’s just-finalized lineup have Milwaukee ties, which means roughly 14 percent of the acts participating in Mile 4 will make the 100-mile trek to play. Instead of reminding you of the strong connection between Milwaukee and Fox Cities music yet again, we’ll just list every act with direct Milwaukee ties playing Mile 4. Unlike previous years, which largely hinged on Americana and folk performers, this year will feature Space Raft, Klassik, New Age Narcissism, Tenement, Zed Kenzo, Lex Allen, a return performance from GGOOLLDD, and many more.

Bo Triplex with Airo Kwil
Cedarwell (Sheboygan)
Chakara Blu
Cree Myles
Damn Crow
Daryl Stuermer
Dead Horses
Eagle Trace
Greatest Lakes
Ian Olvera
Jack Tell
Jay Matthes
Joseph Huber
J.P. Cyr & His Radio Wranglers
Lex Allen
Mic Kellog
New Age Narcissism
Nora Collins
Queen Tut
Rahn Harper
Ricky Ganiere
Soul Low
Space Raft
Trapper Schoepp
The Young Revelators
Zed Kenzo

Check the official site or Shane Nyman‘s excellent Appleton Post-Crescent coverage of the event for daily show schedules and other news as Mile Of Music approaches.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.