Mile of Music


MAKING HEADLINES IN THE FOX CITIES… ((ERIN)) IT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE FOX CITIES.. BUT AS LOCAL FIVES PAUL EVANSEN EXPLAINS – THIS YEARS “MILE OF MUSIC STILL NEEDS PLENTY OF HELP TO MAKE THE “MUSIC” HAPPEN. IN JUST UNDER A MONTH – THOUSANDS OF MUSIC FANS WILL FLOCK TO DOWNTOWN APPLETON FOR THE FOUR DAY FESTIVAL THAT HAS QUICKLY BECOME AN AREA FAVORITE… “IN YEAR ONE WE HAD WE THOUGHT ABOUT FIFTEEN THOUSAND ATTENDEES AND WE’RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT EIGHTY TO NINETY THOUSAND ATTENDEES MAYBE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ATTENDEES THIS YEAR OVER THE FOUR DAYS.” BUT AS QUICKLY AS THE FESITVAL IS RISING IN POPULARITY – SO IS THE FESTIVAL’S RELIANCE ON THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY. “ARTISTS WILL APPEAR AT SIXTY DIFFERENT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR STAGES – INCLUDING HERE AT THE NEWLY RE- OPENED JONES PARK – BUT WITH THAT MANY DIFFERENT VENUES – THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS HAS BECOME LARGER THAN EVER.” “ALMOST EVERYONE COMING TO THE FESTIVAL WILL AT LEAST COME DOWN AND CHECK IT OUT THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WORK WITH APPLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GET IT FULLY STAFFED TO THEIR NEEDS AND MAKE SURE FOLKS ARE FOLLOWING THE RULES SO OUR VOLUNTEERS REALLY HELP US OUT WITH THAT.” VOLUNTEERS CAN CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF FOUR TO SIX HOUR SHIFTS IN AREAS LIKE BEVERAGE SALES – MERCHANDISE SALES AND CHECK IN STATIONS. COUNTRY FINANCIAL – AGAIN SPONSORING A SPECIAL VOLUNTEER LOUNGE WHERE TEAM MEMBERS CAN TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HEAT – BEFORE HEADING BACK OUT TO THE FRONT LINES OF ONE OF THE FOX CITIES FINEST FESTIVALS… A FESTIVAL WHERE EVEN THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES SING THE PRAISES OF THOSE THAT SERVE… “WHAT THEY SAY ALL THE TIME IS WHAT’S REALLY REALLY COOL ABOUT THIS IS THAT PEOPLE ARE HERE TO LISTEN – THEY’RE NOT JUST HERE TO EXPERIENCE OR KIND OF BE CURSORARILY INVOLVED IN THE EVENT – THEY’RE HERE TO BE PART OF IT WHETHER THEY’RE VOLUNTEERS WHETHER THEY’RE ATTENDEES WHETHER THEY’RE ALL OF THAT… THEY’RE ALSO HERE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE ARTISTS AND GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS.” REPORTING IN APPLETON PAUL EVANSEN LOCAL FIVE NEWS. ((ERIN)) IF YOU’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR MILE SEVEN – OR IF YOU’D SIMPLY LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR’S FULL ARTIST LINE UP – YOU CAN FIND A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE WE ARE GREEN BAY DOT COM. ((TOM)) IN GREEN BAY NEWS…. ((TOM)) EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON, A TRUCK CRASHED INTO A DUPLEX, CAUSING LOWER LEVEL RESIDENTS TO