APPLETON - Mile of Music organizers announced the next 50 artists in the festival's lineup Friday.
The ninth annual Mile of Music, nicknamed "Mile 9," will be held along College Avenue Aug. 4-7. The free festival draws people from all over to Appleton for music from all sorts of indie artists.
This year, organizers said they are anticipating the festival's largest turnout yet and anticipate the festival's spending impact may exceed $5 million during the week of the festival.
On April 26, exactly 100 days before the festival's kickoff, organizers announced plans for Mile 9, including naming the first 50 artists and bands. Friday's announcement doubles the list of musicians that festival goers can expect to see on College Avenue in three months.
About 100 more artists will be announced throughout May and June, according to a news release from Willems Marketing & Events, the organization behind Mile of Music each year.
During the four-day festival, Mile 9 will host about 700 live music sets with more than 200 bands and artists and music education presenters, according to the event's organizers.
Mile of Music plans to highlight community sponsors and partners that help make the festival possible during the next few weeks. Additionally, organizers plan to launch a volunteer sign-up platform before Memorial Day, the news release said.
Listed below are the latest 50 artists announced Friday. Of these musicians, 16 acts are new to Mile of Music and 34 are returning. So far, the artists that have been announced come from 20 states, as well as two other countries.
Good Morning Bedlam - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Husbands - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Danni Nicholls - Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Virginia Man - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Cary Morin Duo - Fort Collins, Colorado
Scott Cook and the Second Chances - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sarah Burton - Austin, Texas
Turn Turn Turn - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Laney Jones - Nashville, Tennessee
Motel Breakfast - Chicago, Illinois
Betsy Ade & The Well-Known Strangers - Racine
Free Dirt - Madison
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin - Austin, Texas
Palm Ghosts - Nashville, Tennessee
Miss Tess - Nashville, Tennessee
The Short Pay Riders - Wausau
The Kernal - Nashville, Tennessee
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead - Nashville, Tennessee
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers - Michigan
Carver Commodore - Florence, Alabama
The Accidentals + Kaboom Collective - Nashville, Tennessee/Cleveland, Ohio
Stay Outside - Indianapolis, Indiana
Wildermiss - Nashville, Tennessee
Seth Walker - Asheville, North Carolina
Rachael Davis - Nashville, Tennessee
Meaghan Farrell - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Claire Kelly - Nashville, Tennessee
Sarah Clanton - Nashville, Tennessee
South for Winter - Nashville, Tennessee
Feed the Dog - Appleton
Easy Honey - Charleston, South Carolina
Ifdakar - Appleton
Porky's Groove Machine - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ben Mulwana - Kenosha
Nathan Graham - Chicago, Illinois
Beth White - Nashville, Tennessee
PONCÉ - Indianapolis, Indiana
Ben de la Cour - Nashville, Tennessee
The Sapsuckers - Soldiers Grove
Twan Mack - Milwaukee
Christopher Gold - Appleton
Christopher Gold & The New Old Things - Appleton
Joshua Powell - Indianapolis, Indiana
Adrian + Meredith - Nashville, Tennessee
Beth Bombara - St. Louis, Missouri
Austin Stirling - Pittsboro, Indiana
Cold Kingdom - St. Paul, Minnesota
Seasaw - Madison
Driveway Thriftdwellers - Racine
Ida Jo - Duluth, Minnesota
This article originally appeared on Appleton Post-Crescent: Mile of Music announces next 50 artists coming for Mile 9 this year