Join us for the 6th Annual Street Music Week where local musicians will entertain along College Ave. to raise cash for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and help fight hunger in our community.

In the last five years, Street Music Week has raised nearly $16,000! Every $1 raised provides up to three meals for those in need. To help us reach our $7,000 goal this year, simply stroll College Ave., jam out and your drop cash donations.

AD1831-Art-on-the-Town-place-pin-011Can't make it during the lunch hour? We've added a convenient new performance on Friday night (June 15, 5:00-8:00) as part of Appleton Downtown, Inc.'s free Art on the Town: Hidden Textures event. The evening will include a complimentary performance by The Accords, live in the backlot of Heid Music. As you enjoy the event's featured artistic creations, live performances by area musicians will take place along the Ave. to provide another opportunity for you to donate. 

The Downtown Appleton Heid Music Summer Concert Series is back by popular demand, with Feeding America volunteers in attendance on Thursday night (June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.)

The Saturday-morning Farm Market (June 16, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) in Downtown Appleton provides yet another opportunity for you to give. You'll see volunteers toting large orange donation buckets through the crowds.

Donate at Participating Downtown Appleton Businesses that have partnered with us to feature donation buckets throughout the week so that, as you shop and dine during the evening hours, you can help us reach our goal!


Interested in Playing or Singing Along? Whether a beginning or advanced performer, instrumentalist, vocalist, garage band or karaoke singer, all musicians are welcome to participate! Simply stop by Heid Music Appleton, between 11:30 and noon, any day during Street Music Week to receive your donation materials. Advance registration is also available in completing this easy online survey.

  • You can perform one or multiple days! We only ask that you play for a minimum of one hour each day.
  • If you're interested in donating your talents during Friday's Art on the Town, we're accepting one-hour performance reservations (or play all three hours), from 5:00 to 8:00.
  • On the day of your performance, simply come to Heid Music Appleton to receive your musician packet, donation materials and sidewalk assignment.
  • All necessary donation materials will be provided, courtesy of Heid Music and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin; simply bring your instrument, sound equipment or other needs for your performance.
  • Musicians receive exclusive coupons good for discounts at participating area businesses.

Looking for a fun way to engage your marching band? We're kicking off each day of Street Music Week by featuring a local marching band to parade down the sidewalk of College Ave., from Heid Music to the Houdini Plaza and back. Please plan on marching for 20-30 minutes. This opportunity is open to all school marching bands in the greater Fox Cities. While performance and trip costs are your own, participation potentially qualifies for service hours for your students. If you are interested in signing up your school marching band, please e-mail for more information.

Help us spread the word! Share your photos and videos of the week using #StreetMusicWeek.

Questions? Download this frequently asked questions sheet.

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Fox Communities Credit Union