What is the farthest distance you've gone to see a band and what band was it? What's the average distance you travel to see live music? My farthest: About 140 miles, one way (Appleton to Chicago, to see GWAR). My average: About 90 miles, one way (Appleton to Milwaukee, where I see most of the bands that I see). I go to see a band in Milwaukee at least twice a year.