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Mile of Music year 7 wraps up

Mile of Music year seven wraps up
Artist Sarah Potenza performs at the Fox River House. August 4, 2019. (WLUK/Chris Schattl)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- With every tap of the key board and slap of the drum, Mile of Music year seven comes closer to its final note.

Musician Christopher Gold has played all four days at this year's Mile of Music.

"It's been fantastic. I'm not sure there's a word for being this happy but also this tired," Gold said.

His love for music is what keeps him coming back year after year.

"I have played every single Mile of Music that there has been. And as long as they keep asking, I'll keep playing them," Gold said.

Wausau native John Cronkrite said the spontaneity of Mile of Music is his favorite part.

"You can walk into just about any place you hear music and you can hear something that will amaze you," he said.

He said he will be back again next year, "I plan on coming again, if I live long enough I will be here."

One local business said Mile of Music is helping them with recognition.

"It's definitely our busiest weekend of the year, co-owner of the Fox River House Steve Olson said.

The Fox River House is Appleton's oldest tavern. Mile of Music drew a big crowd for its final day.

"The city is growing and the arts aspect of this community is growing and thriving, and we're just happy to be a part of that," Olson said.

The crowd at the venue filled the backyard and bar area.

"I think it gives us some recognition because a lot of people that maybe wouldn't come here at other times come in, and if they have a good time they'll come back," Olson said.

After one last pluck of the bass, the Mile of Music show at the Fox River House came to a close.

FOX 11 is a sponsor of Mile of Music.

More than 80,000 people attended Mile of Music last year. FOX 11 is waiting to hear an official estimate of how many people attended this year.

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