Sponsorship

About Our Festival

 

The Annual North Cascades Bluegrass Festival will once again bring together bluegrass fans and performers from across the world giving Whatcom County residents the opportunity to enjoy and experience a wide range of live Bluegrass music right here in our county. Our Sponsors make it possible to produce this fundraiser event to support our community.  All donations and proceeds from the festival benefit the Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF), a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit organization.

 

About Your Sponsorship

We expect to distribute between 2-3,000 Festival programs to our guests. The US Census Bureau determined that 29.3% of the population, that’s 51 million people who like bluegrass music and 1.8 million consider it their favorite type of music. In general, Bluegrass fans:

  • Are active in sports and outdoor activities
  • Are Avid gardeners and readers
  • Make their own home improvements & repairs
  • Attend cultural events and festivals
  • Tend to fall into the 25-54 age range
  • Actively support businesses who support bluegrass music

5 Nights of Camping

The campground is opening at noon on Thursday, August 29th and closing at noon on Tuesday, September 3rd. Last year our campers traveled from Seattle, British Columbia, eastern Washington, northern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Campers refer to our printed and online program as a guide to finding local businesses for food, merchandise, and services.

2019 Sponsorship Packages

PREMIER OPTIONS

We’ve bundled some of our very best marketing assets into three convenient packages.

Festival Title Sponsor – $8,000

Naming rights for the Festival – Festival will be called the (brand/name) North Cascades Bluegrass Festival

 

Includes:

  • Festival sponsor on the banner over the Main Stage
  • Sponsor Name on front cover of the Festival program
  • Ticket Package: 10 adult weekend passes, or 20 single-day passes
  • Logo and/or Name on all print media and NCBF website
  • Listed on Facebook and other NCBF Social Media sites
  • One Live or recorded interview with your representative and NCBF Executive Staff
  • Announced from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Mentioned in all paid radio promotions
  • Cross-promotion on Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation Social Media Sites
  • Assistance provided for cross-promotion on your social media outlets

 

Availability:  1

Sponsor:  Available

Workshop Sponsor – $4,000

Logo and/or Name associated as sponsor for all Workshops

 

Includes:

  • Radio promotion
  • Sign at all Workshop locations
  • Logo and/or Name associated with all print and electronic workshop promotion
  • Logo and/or Name included in Festival Program
  • Thanked from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Includes your choice of one (1) available Level “2” sponsorship options

 

Availability:  1

Sponsor:  Available

Beer Garden Sponsor – $4,500

Logo and/or Name associated as Beer Garden sponsor

 

Includes:

  • Radio promotion
  • Sign inside and outside of Beer Garden
  • Logo and/or Name included in Festival Program
  • Logo and/or Name associated with all print and electronic Beer Garden promotion
  • Thanked from all stages throughout the Festival
  • Includes your choice of two (2) available Level “2” sponsorship options

 

Availability:   1

Sponsor:   Available

LEVEL 1 – OPTIONS

Mix and Match to get Benefits that Work Best for you

Private VIP Cabana – $2,500

A 10’x10’ canopy that provides shelter from rain and sun reserved exclusively for you and your guests near the main stage

 

Includes:

  • 10×10 Canopy to use during the festival
  • Signage with your logo/name on front of the canopy
  • 1 Table with Chairs
  • Stocked with refreshments
  • Four (4) adult weekend passes or eight (8) adult single day passes

 

Availability:  6

Sponsor(s):

 

Cabana 1:  Available    Cabana 1:  Available
Cabana 1:  Available    Cabana 1:  Available
Cabana 1:  Available    Cabana 1:  Available

Area Sponsor – $2,000

Your Logo and/or Name associated with a key area of the Festival

 

Includes:

  • Logo and/or Name listed as an Area Sponsor in the festival program
  • Logo and/or Name listed on the NCBF Sponsorship web page
  • Sign with your Logo and/or Name at the sponsored area
  • Emcee thanks provided each day from all stage areas

 

Availability:  6

Areas & Sponsor(s):

 

Volunteer Program:  Available
Vendor Area:  Available
Children’s Area:  Available
Campground:  Available
Band VIP/Green Room:  Available
Access Living Showcase Stage:   Taken

Radio Ad Sponsor – $1,500

Includes:

  • Named in paid radio ads associated with the Festival 4-6 weeks leading up to the Festival

 

Availability: 4

Sponsor(s):

 

Sponsor:  Taken
Sponsor:  Available
Sponsor:  Available
Sponsor:  Available

Band Sponsor – $1,000

Logo and/or Name associated and announced as a sponsor from the Main Stage

 

Includes:

  • Personal Introduction to sponsored Band in VIP area
  • Logo and/or Name listed as sponsor in Festival program on band’s bio page
  • Logo and/or Name listed on the www.ncbf.fun website as a sponsor on the band’s biography page
  • Emcee announces and thanks from the Main Stage prior to band’s performance

 

Availability: 8

Bands & Sponsor(s):

 

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: Available
Missy Raines Trio:  Available
Colebrook Road:   Available
Modern Tradition: Available
FarmStrong:  Available
Brograss:  Available
The Warren G Hardings:  Available
The North Cascades Bluegrass Boys: Available

LEVEL 2 OPTIONS:

Social Media Sponsor – $500

Posting on NCBF and Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation social media sites.  Assistance available if requested

 

Includes:

  • One dedicated posting on all NCBF social media sites
  • Cross-promotion on Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation social media sites

 

Availability: Unlimited

Print Media Sponsor – $500

Logo and/or Name included on select media as listed below

 

Includes:

  • Logo and/or Name included on print flyers and posters
  • Logo and/or Name Listed on Website and thank you page in program

 

Availability:  10

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Ticket Package Sponsor – $500

Support of the festival through bulk ticket purchases.

 

Includes:

  • 10 adult weekend passes, or 20 single-day passes

 

Availability:  Unlimited

Program Advertisement - Full Page – $500

Full page advertisement in the festival program.

 

Includes:

  • Full-page ad (5”w x 8”h) black and white ad in the program
  • Name listed on website sponsor list and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

 

Availability:  Unlimited

 

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Program Advertisement - Half Page – $250

Half page advertisement in the festival program

 

Includes:

  • Half -page (5”w x 3.875”h) black and white ad in the program
  • Name listed on website sponsor page and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

 

Availability:  Unlimited

 

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Program Advertisement - Quarter Page – $125

Quarter page advertisement in the festival program

 

Includes:

  • Quarter-page (2.25”w x 3.875”h) black and white ad in the program
  • Name listed on website sponsor list and on supporter list in the program (no logo)

 

Availability:  Unlimited

 

For advertising application and format details, click here.

Friend of the Festival – $1 or more

Show your support of the festival with your donation

Includes:

  • We appreciate all donations in support of the Festival
  • Name listed on Supporter list in the Festival program (no logo)

Availability:  Unliminted