APPLETON - Music is in the air in Appleton. And it will be hanging around all summer long.
The Street Music Week Festival kicked off Monday with lunchtime concerts up and down College Avenue.
It's all part of what Appleton says is its biggest summer of music ever.
On every corner of College Avenue downtown, music is filling the air in Appleton and it's all for a good cause. Audrey Hendrickson of Heid Music organized the Street Music Week Festival. Five days of music in downtown Appleton during the lunch hour, raising money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
"I think Appleton has a lot of musicians here and musicians are so good at giving back," she said.
And if you can't get downtown during your lunch hour this week, the music will be playing all summer long.
"This is the beginning, downtown this summer for live music is going to explode, we're so excited about it and this is a great launch to it," said Jennifer Stephany, executive director Downtown Appleton, Inc.
From the street festival to the concerts in Houdini Plaza to the new Mile of Music Festival in August, organizers say the culture of downtown Appleton is changing.
"A creative economy is really what downtown Appleton is all about. Do we have some work to do? Absolutely, but we really have an opportunity here to embrace the artisans in our community," said Stephany.
No matter their age or ability.
"I think it's really fun to have this connection with everyone, we don't do this very often and it's kind of cool to see all the different talents out here," said Leah Witthuhn of Appleton.
Where today's street performers could become the next recording superstar.
Feeding America says each dollar donation can buy six pounds of food for the hungry.
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