Appleton’s Annual Street Music Week Brings Local Performers to College Avenue!

Get ready, Appleton! After joining sister-city, Spokane, Washington in 2013 music lovers and performers alike will again enjoy this dynamic event.

The sidewalks of downtown will fill with noon-hour music and entertainment in celebration of the event, June 8-12. What’s more – the event’s sole purpose is to raise money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and to celebrate performers of all kinds.

“Street Music Week is for a variety of performers and all talent levels, including musicians, dancers, artists and entertainers. The musicians and performers generosity is unparalleled,” says Audrey Hendrickson, drummer and sales associate at Heid Music in Appleton.

Hendrickson, who was approached by a long-time friend and Spokane Street Music Week participant, brought the idea to Heid Music in 2013. Soon, the event had sponsors in Appleton Downtown, Inc., Harrison Printing & Promotions, LLC, Heid Music and non-profit partner, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Over the past two years of the event has collectively raised more than $2,100 to feed the hungry.

What makes this event special is its simplicity. Performers simply show up [to Heid Music, 308 E. College Ave.], take a collection bucket and find a spot to perform. All proceeds benefit Feeding America.

The goal is also simple: To have a musician on every street corner of downtown Appleton’s College Avenue over the noon hour, collecting donations for Feeding America NE Wisconsin. Participants have ranged from local celebrities, including Janet Planet, student musicians, Heid Music teachers & employees, and hobbyists.

“We’re excited that Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will continue to benefit from Street Music Week.  Providing food to our hungry neighbors is a collaborative effort and that’s what Street Music Week is all about, performers and musicians and public support coming together to make a difference,” said Patti Habeck, Regional Manager for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Contact Audrey Hendrickson for more information or to pre-register as a performer. (Pre-registration is not required) Heid Music (920)734-1969

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