2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Stuck, Murphy, Rohrkaste, A. Ott,
Jorgensen, Spreitzer, Ohnstad, Brandtjen, Considine, Brostoff and C.
, cosponsored by Senators Roth, Carpenter and Lassa. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
AJR45,1,1 1Relating to: proclaiming August 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2015, Mile of Music Weekend.
AJR45,1,52 Whereas, the Mile of Music was the brainchild of Appleton small-business
3owner Dave Willems and was cofounded by national recording artist and Appleton
4favorite son Cory Chisel, who curated the music for and performed at each of the first
5two festivals; and
AJR45,1,76 Whereas, the 2013 Mile of Music featured 100 artists at 40 venues on the one
7mile of College Avenue in Appleton, Wisconsin; and
AJR45,1,98 Whereas, the 2014 Mile of Music featured 200 artists, 60 venues, and more than
9600 performances during the four-day event on the one great Mile of Music; and
AJR45,1,11   10Whereas, Mile 3 in 2015 will feature 800 live performances on and around
11Appleton's College Avenue during the four-day event; and
AJR45,1,1312 Whereas, the Mile of Music is a terrific example of Wisconsinites,
13entrepreneurs, and artists giving back to their community; and
1Whereas, the Mile of Music has not only brought in popular and
2up-and-coming musicians from across the country to the Fox Cities, but also has
3given Wisconsin-based musicians exposure to a larger audience; and
AJR45,2,64 Whereas, the Mile of Music has a strong focus on music education through its
5Music Education Team, which roams the festival footprint to perform
6music-immersion events that encourage attendee participation; and
AJR45,2,87 Whereas, the Mile of Music is family-friendly, and parents are encouraged to
8bring their children to many events during the festival; and
AJR45,2,109 Whereas, almost all of the Mile of Music is free of charge, without a cover,
10providing all music lovers the opportunity to hear inspiring live, original music; and
AJR45,2,1311 Whereas, the Mile of Music has had a tremendous impact on revitalizing the
12downtown Appleton community, drawing more than 30,000 attendees and providing
13in 2014 an economic impact of an estimated $2 million; and
AJR45,2,1714 Whereas, future profits from the festival will support the Appleton Education
15Foundation's Mile of Music Education Fund to seed more music opportunities within
16the Appleton Public Schools, and the Creative Downtown Appleton Fund to seed
17artisan projects in downtown Appleton; and
AJR45,2,2118 Whereas, through the work of organizers Dave Willems and Cory Chisel, plus
19area businesses and area musicians, the Mile of Music makes the Fox Cities a great
20place to live and is a great reason for young professionals to call the Fox Cities home;
21now, therefore, be it
AJR45,3,2 22Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
23legislature proclaims the weekend of August 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2015, Mile of Music
24Weekend in Wisconsin, declares that all residents of this state are honorary

1Appletonians for that weekend, and encourages all residents of this state to travel
2to Appleton to celebrate the Mile of Music; and, be it further
AJR45,3,5 3Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
4resolution to Dave Willems and Cory Chisel, the organizers and cofounders of the
5Mile of Music.
AJR45,3,66 (End)