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Thursday, August 04, 2022 - Sunday, August 07, 2022

Mile of Music 2022

All Day Event



Come see popular artists perform in Downtown Appleton!

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Come and see popular artists perform in Downtown Appleton! Mile of Music is a completely FREE music-first festival that spans a full walkable mile in the center of Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin four days each August since 2013. Click below to learn about all that Heid Music has to offer during this exciting event!

Heid Music has the pleasure of partnering with the Mile of Music Education Team to offer a variety of workshops and experiences for anyone of any age and skill level. Click below to see the programing at Heid Music!

Heid Music Events:

Friday 8/5

10:30 am - 11:20 am Ukulele!

Teacher: Greg Forton

Mile of Music

The sounds of Hawaii in Appleton! Come learn how the ukulele can change your life. No experience necessary. Within 50 minutes you will learn to play the ukulele and enough chords to play over 3,000 popular songs. If you have your own instrument, bring it! If you don't, there will be some ukes available at the workshop.

 

11:30 am - 12:20 pm Instrument Building

Teacher: Heid Music Luthier - Kara McCanna

Let's explore the sound of positivity together! Come create a sound sculpture or instrument that embodies a positive emotion, turning an abstract feeling into a physical object. How might you create an acoustic representation of your experience of emotions like joy, hope, excitement, fun, and peace? You will create your own piece to take home so you can revisit your creation any time you need help shifting your focus to feelings of joy and peace. Bring your creativity and openness to this hands-on, deep listening event! (All ages, bring the whole family!)

 

12:50 pm - 1:40 pm Hip-Hop Workshop with Wasonu Allen 'Sonu'

Teacher: Wasonu Allen

You have a voice - let's hear it! Hip hop is musical poetry. Join an open sharing space and realize your inner-artistry as you craft your own vibe. In this workshop, we will write and create music based on whatever comes to us in the moment. No matter the level of your experience with hip hop, performer and educator Sonu will guide you on your journey to discovering and sharing your untapped musical potential. 

 

2:00p m - 2:50 pm Collaborative SongMaking with B. Lilly

Teacher: B. Lilly

Lyrics, harmonies, melodies, and rhythm are a few core elements that make a song. Which element are you the most drawn to? Come witness the power of music through collaboration and community building. 

 

3:00pm - 3:50pm Decoda Chamber Music Festival ft. Wade Fernandez

Singer-Songwriter

Decoda is a collective of versatile musicians committed equally to virtuosic performance and audience engagement across the globe. Decoda’s flexible instrumentation, from trios to large mixed ensemble, allows for unique concert experiences for a vast array of audiences, from concert halls to schools, hospitals, prisons, and office buildings. Emerging from Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, Decoda seeks to engage, inspire, and create a more compassionate and connected world through music. Decoda's acclaimed Chamber Music Festival comes to Appleton for the first time in 2021.

 

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm  Acoustic Guitar Workshop (no experience necessary)

Teacher: Ilan Blanck

Learn or improve your skills on one of the most versatile musical instruments - acoustic guitar! Beginners to intermediate players welcome. Bring your own guitar or play one of ours!

 

4:20 pm - 5:10 pm String Band Jam (Intermediate/Advanced)

Teacher: Bailey P & Isabel

Grab your string instrument and come on down to the Mile 9 String Band Jam. We'll be focusing on a Scottish Tune called Pigeon on the Gate! Fiddles, violas, cellos, mandolins, ukuleles, bass, washboards... you name it!

 

Saturday 8/6

10:40 am - 11:30 am Collaborative SongMaking with B. Lilly

Teacher: B. Lilly

Location: Heid Music Piano Gallery

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Lyrics, harmonies, melodies, and rhythm are a few core elements that make a song. Which element are you most drawn to? Come witness the power of music through collaboration and community building. 

 

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Ukulele!

Teacher: Greg Forton

Location: Heid Music Piano Gallery 

The sounds of Hawaii in Appleton! Come learn how the ukulele can change your life. No experience necessary. Within 50 minutes you will learn to play the ukulele and enough chords to play over 3,000 popular songs. If you have your own instrument, bring it! If you don't, there will be some ukes available at the workshop.

 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Hip-Hop Workshop with Sonu

Teacher: Sonu

Location: Heid Music Piano Gallery

You have a voice - let's hear it! Hip hop is musical poetry. Join an open sharing space and realize your inner-artistry as you craft your own vibe. In this workshop, we will write and create music based on whatever comes to us in the moment. No matter the level of your experience with hip hop, performer and educator Sonu will guide you on your journey to discovering and sharing your untapped musical potential. 

 

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Songwriting with Wade Fernandez 

Teacher: Wade Fernandez

Location: Heid Music Piano Gallery

Join award-winning songwriter and performing artist Wade Fernandez and learn how to bring your own songs to life. Be part of a creative space cultivated by this master multi-instrumentalist where you can embrace and express your own story through song. 

 

There is so much to participate in this week at Mile of Music that will educate and entertain. For a list of more events, click HERE!

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