Corporate Sponsorships

Let the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival Advertise for YOU:

  • From 1pm until 11pm, we showcase International, Regional, and Local talent under the big tent at Festival Park.
  • Reach a large audience with repeated impressions. Your company name and logo will appear on all promotional materials, venue signage, website, email blasts, and festival program. This is a unique opportunity to engage a captive audience that’s receptive to your brand.
  • 37.4% of online ticket sales were from greater than a 50 mile radius of Greensboro and as far away as Olympia, WA. Spread your company information nationally.
  • Develop new business contacts. This event provides you with a fun and entertaining environment.
  • Demonstrate and sample your product.
  • Help support and promote community outreach. Community building is our number one priority; to keep Greensboro a strong, thriving business center. cultural destination, and to retain jobs, stability, and safety for future generations. This is an important opportunity to show your company’s support and commitment to the community and the arts.
  • Vendors and tables galor will provide family fun with food, childrens activities, entertainers, and more!
  • Your participation will keep the music going and provide a wonderful day’s worth of entertainment to national and regional guests.  Proceeds are used for PBPS educational programs “Blues in the Schools” and “Share the Music” providing music education and access to music that might otherwise not be available to underprivileged youths.

What do sponsors get?

We love giving back to our sponsors! You can expect to get your logo/Company Name prominently placed on piedmontblues.org website with link to your website, logo/Company name in print and in online advertising, public relations(PR), electronic promotions and signage, our event program, onstage mentions and stage-side promotions.

We can only do this with partners like you. Please join us in making May 17, 2014 a great day of music, memories, and a celebration of Greensboro, home of the Piedmont Blues!

Presenting Sponsorship: Minimum $10,000 donation – One per Festival

Benefits:
• Recognized as the official presenting sponsor for the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival. All publicity will state: “company name here, Presents the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival”
• Product exclusivity: Exclusive print media rights
• One tent/booth devoted to Sponsor on day of Festival
• Banner/Signage on stage and high profile areas in Festival Park
• Sponsorship of Meet the Artists Booth
• Prominent placement of all electronic media advertising identifying sponsor appropriately, including Festival & PBPS websites, with link to your website for entire year, plus PBPS Facebook page
• Prominent Sponsor name/brand logo on all PBPS e-blasts
• Unlimited mentions from stage during Festival
• Mention on all electronic media identifying your company as Presenting Sponsor
• Priority mentions on-air during the Festival Preview podcast on www.rock92.com
• Sponsor name/brand logo on Festival tickets
• Sponsor name/brand logo on all Festival media advertising and official Festival T-shirt
• Sponsor name/brand logo on front page of Festival Guide, plus brand logo inside the Guide
• Commemorative Festival Poster autographed by Festival Performers
• Year-round sponsorship recognition at PBPS events (Talent Showcases, PBPS concerts) including banner display and logo in all advance advertising of events.
• Unlimited signage at press conference party in March announcing the event.

Free passes include:
• Twenty Five complimentary tickets to the Festival
• Fifteen backstage/VIP passes
• Ten Festival t-shirts
• Ten free admissions to year-round PBPS events

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000 donation

Benefits:
• 
Minimum of 12 stage announcements at Festival
• Display of up to 3 banners at Festival (size of banners to be determined)
• Booth/table/brochure/sampling at Festival
• linked logo placement on websites:piedmontblues.org and Fest.piedmontblues.org and weekly blues blast newsletter
• Priority mentions on Festival Preview podcast at www.rock92.com
• Logo placement in Festival Guide, and print ads
• Prominent Sponsor name/brand logo on all PBPS e-blasts

Free passes include:
• Fifteen Festival admissions
• Eight backstage/VIP passes
• Ten admissions to year round events
• Five Festival T-shirts

Year-round sponsorship recognition at PBPS events
(Talent Showcases, PBPS concerts

Gold Sponsor – $2500 donation

Benefits:
• Minimum of 8 stage announcements at Festival
• Display of 2 banners at Festival (size to be determined)
• Booth/table/brochure/sampling at Festival
• Logo placement in Festival Guide and print advertising
• linked logo placement on websites:piedmontblues.org and Fest.piedmontblues.org and weekly blues blast newsletter
• Prominent placement on PBPS e-blasts
• Mentions on Festival Preview podcast on www.rock92.com

Free passes include:
• Ten festival admissions
• Six backstage/VIP admissions
• Two festival T-shirts
• Six admissions to year round events

Year-round sponsorship recognition at PBPS events
(Talent Showcases, PBPS concerts)

Silver Sponsor – $1000 minimum donation

Benefits:
• Minimum of 5 stage announcements at Festival
• Display of one banner at Festival (size to be determined)
• Logo placement in Festival Guide and print advertising
• linked logo placement on websites:piedmontblues.org and Fest.piedmontblues.org and weekly blues blast newsletter
• Company brochure distribution at Festival
• Mention on Festival Preview podcast on www.rock92.com

Free passes include:
• Six festival admissions
• Four backstage/VIP passes
• Two festival t-shirts
• Four admissions to year round events
Year-round sponsorship recognition at PBPS events
(Talent Showcases, PBPS concerts)

Bronze Sponsor – $500 minimum donation

Benefits:
• Minimum of 2 stage announcements at Festival
• Display of one banner at the festival (size to be determined)
• Logo placement in Festival Guide and print ads
• Mention on Festival Preview podcast on www.rock92.com
• Company brochure distribution at Festival
• linked logo placement on websites:piedmontblues.org and Fest.piedmontblues.org and weekly blues blast newsletter

Free passes include:
• Four festival admissions
• Two backstage/VIP passes
• Two festival t-shirts
Year-round sponsorship recognition at PBPS events
(Talent Showcases, PBPS concerts)

Copper (Small Business Jumpstart) $250

• Display of one banner at the festival (size to be determined)
• Logo placement in Festival Guide and print ads
• linked logo placement on websites:piedmontblues.org and Fest.piedmontblues.org and weekly blues blast newsletter
• Mention on Festival Preview podcast on www.rock92.com
• Company brochure distribution at Festival at sponsors table

Free passes include:
• Two festival admissions

For more information, contact Festival Chair, John Amberg, at jamberg (at) mindspring.com

Mail your donation to:
Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, P.O. Box 9737, Greensboro, NC 27429
or use paypal online!


Corporate Sponsorships



Sponsorship proceeds are used to compensate musicians and pay for goods and services necessary to put on the festival. In-kind donations are certainly appreciated if appropriate to the Carolina Blues Festival.

The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Monetary donations are tax deductible.