The festival’s Board of Directors invites you to become a sponsor for this summer’s 24th annual blues festival.
The New York State Blues Festival is proud to be the largest, admission-free blues festival in the Northeast. The festival is held each year in Clinton Square in the very center of Downtown Syracuse. Last summer’s blues festival filled the square both nights with a diverse audience drawn from across the country and Canada with crowds estimated at 15,000–20,000 over the course of the weekend. Last year’s lineup included, among others, the Robert Randolph Band, the Devon Allman Band and a reunion of the legendary Syracuse blues band, The Kingsnakes.
Past performers have included Buddy Guy, Ronnie Earl, Joe Bonamassa, Little Feat, Dickie Betts, Otis Rush, Jimmie Vaughan, Bo Didley, Elvin Bishop, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Dukes and many, many more.
The festival itself has won many local and national awards, including the “Keeping the Blues Alive” Best Festival/Best Promoter award from the Blues Foundation of Nashville, Tenn.
The blues festival is produced through the support of corporate and private donations, local and state grants, and the dedication of more than 100 hard-working volunteers.
Sponsorship is critical to hosting high-quality local, regional and national blues acts on the Clinton Square stage. Our sponsorship packages are offered in a variety of sizes to suit any budget. Your sponsorship will get your company’s name before a large and enthusiastic audience for the two days of the festival and will include promotion of your business in the weeks leading up to the festival.
Your sponsorship allows us to book the best talent available and insures another quality festival drawing large numbers of motivated music fans. Please consider helping support the New York State Blues Festival.
What’s in it for you?
Celebrating its 25th season, the festival will provide two days of free entertainment from national and local artists on two stages to thousands of attendees. Your business name will be promoted in the months leading up to the event with mentions on social media, the festival website, posters, radio and television advertising and signage at the festival. Our sponsor packages include weekend VIP passes, so you’ll enjoy the festival from the comfort of the VIP tent which includes a complimentary buffet, beer and wine as well as private bathrooms. VIP passes also include preferred seating near the stage with cocktail service.
The New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and your contribution may be tax deductible.
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