Mile of Music fans at long last have the full, enormous 2019 lineup in front of them.
As Milwaukee’s Summerfest marked its second day and Country USA kicked off in Oshkosh, Appleton’s Mile of Music contributed to the festival frenzy on Thursday in announcing its final slate of performers. The announcement brings the grand total to 221 artists that’ll perform over its four-day run.
The seventh edition of Mile of Music will take place on Aug. 1 through 4.
Some would think Mile organizers saved some of their best for last.
Thursday’s announcement includes some festival favorites that were notably missing from prior announcements including funksters Porky’s Groove Machine and Appleton’s J-Council.
The festival will bring in some notable artists for their first Mile appearances.
Milwaukee’s Keith Pulvermacher will make an appearance on the heels of his 2019 WAMI Award for singer-songwriter of the year.
Luma Knotty, who quickly built a loyal Fox Valley audience with their funk, rock and reggae sound, will also make their Mile debut.
Mile of Music will unfold through 60 venues, both outdoor and indoor.
Jones Park returns to the venue lineup after two years of renovations. Its new amphitheater will be among the main stages.
Once again, the festival goes beyond performance. Its education team will bring nearly 50 hands-on activities to the crowds of music lovers.
The lineup is announced, but the work continues.
Festival organizers continue to build the schedule, which will undoubtedly present some difficult choices to festival goers. With 221 performers on tap, there’s simply no way to take it all in.
As for the full list of artists announced Thursday:
SistaStrings (Milwaukee, WI), Between the Low (Appleton, WI), King Cardinal (Denver, CO), Keith Pulvermacher (Milwaukee, WI), Luma Knotty (Appleton, WI), Ginstrings (Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
J-Council (Appleton, WI), Porky’s Groove Machine (Minneapolis, MN), Ifdakar (Appleton, WI), Dan Rodriguez (Minneapolis, MN), RedHawks (Appleton, WI), Blackbelt Yello-Belli (Appleton, WI), More than Merry (Appleton, WI), Beth Kille (Madison, WI), Kerosene Kites (Madison, WI), The Chocolateers (Green Bay, WI), Adria Ramos (Neenah, WI), Danen Kane (Appleton, WI), Matt Blake (Appleton, WI), Forté and the Pianissimos (Hortonville, WI), The Accords (Fox Cities)