Sponsor the Conference

For its 12th year, the SERFA (Southeast Regional Folk Alliance) Conference is moving to an exciting new location – The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga. Our new venue allows for expansive growth and expanded opportunities for you to promote your performing career, organization, business, concert or house concert series, festival, publication, or radio show. The SERFA Conference has established itself as the gateway to the folk community and folk music business in the south east, attracting attendees from throughout the USA and Canada. SERFA delivers a highly targeted audience and efficient ways of reaching them including exhibits, advertising, announcements, signage, and placement in promotional materials and a collaborative approach to activation. SERFA offers a range of sponsorships across the breadth of the event and at price points that can work for almost all budgets.

Sponsorship Levels And Opportunities

SERFA offers the following opportunities for sponsorship. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Art Menius via email or at (443) 605-4355. If you don’t see a sponsorship level that reflects exactly what you want, contact Art. He’ll make every effort to construct the sponsorship you desire.

Presenting Sponsor: $3000 (Exclusive)

Exclusive presenting sponsor receives:

  • Placement of name in official conference title, e.g. 2019 SERFA Conference presented by [Sponsor’s name]

  • Four (4) conference registrations (valid Wed- Sun)

  • Full page, color, outside back cover ad in official program book (or best available placement if back cover is not available)

  • Regular announcements

  • Exhibit hall table

  • Placement of logo on program book cover

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website home page

  • Prominent placement of logo on t-shirts

  • Multiple signage opportunities

  • Logo on any print or electronic advertising placed after signed sponsorship agreement

Gold Level Sponsor: $1500 per sponsorship

All Gold Level Sponsors receive:

  • Two (2) conference registrations (valid Wed - Sun)

  • Full page ad in official program book

  • Announcements

  • Placement of logo on workshop speaker table tents

  • Placement of logo on workshop pages in official program book

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website

  • Placement of logo on t-shirts

  • Signage opportunities

  • Name in any print or electronic advertising placed after signed sponsorship agreement

Gold Level Meals Sponsors also receive:

  • Placement of logo on meals pages in official program book

Gold Level All Workshops Sponsor (Exclusive*) also receives:

  • Placement of logo on workshop speaker table tents

  • Placement of logo on workshop pages in official program book

    *Conference may sell individual workshop sponsorships; see “Sponsor Level” below

Gold Level All Official Showcases Sponsor (3 Nights) - Exclusive.* 

No longer available, thanks to Mountain Fever Records. Sponsor also receives:

  • Placement of logo on official showcase page(s) in program book

  • Signage at showcases

    *Conference may sell official showcase sponsorships for one night; see “Silver Level” below.

Silver Level Sponsor: $750 per sponsorship (Non-Exclusive)

All Silver Level Sponsors receive:

  • One (1) conference registration (valid Wed- Sun)

  • Half page ad in official program book

  • Announcements

  • Placement of logo in program book

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website

  • Placement of small logo on t-shirts

Silver Level Exhibit Area Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage in exhibit area

  • Placement of logo in program book

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website

  • Placement of small logo on t-shirts

Silver Level One Night Official Showcase Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage at showcases

Silver Level Wednesday Evening Activities Sponsors also receive:

  • Four (4) passes for non-registrants to attend Wednesday events

  • Signage as appropriate

Copper Level Sponsor: $500 per sponsorship (Non-Exclusive)

All Copper Level sponsors receive:

  • Half page ad in official program book

  • Announcements

  • Placement of logo in program book

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website

  • Placement of small logo on t-shirts

Copper Level Guerrilla Showcases Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage in guerrilla showcase area

Copper Level Keynote Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage at the keynote address

Copper Level Wisdom of the Elders Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage at Wisdom of the Elders

Copper Level Open Mic Sponsors also receive:

  • Signage at the open mics

Bronze Level Sponsor: $250 per sponsorship (Non-Exclusive)

All Bronze Level sponsors receive:

  • Quarter-page ad in official program book

  • Placement of logo and link on SERFA website

  • Announcements

  • Placement of logo in program book

Bronze Level T-Shirts Sponsors also receive:

  • Placement of logo on Staff and Supporter t-shirts indicating t-shirt sponsorship

Bronze Level Individual Workshop Sponsors also receive:

  • Logo adjacent to session description in program book

Supporter Level: $100 each

  • Supporters will be listed in the program and on the website

Media Sponsor: In-Kind Advertising or Underwriting (Non-Exclusive) 

Sponsor receives benefits appropriate for the advertising supplied.

 

2019 Sponsors

 2019 Official Showcases Sponsor

2019 Official Showcases Sponsor

2018 Sponsors

 Saturday Night Official Showcase Sponsor

Saturday Night Official Showcase Sponsor

 Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor

 Media S;ponsor

Media S;ponsor

 Printing Sponsor

Printing Sponsor

 Open Mic Sponsor

Open Mic Sponsor

 Friday Night Official Showcase Break Sponsor

Friday Night Official Showcase Break Sponsor

 T-Shirt Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Sue and Lester Reingold

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 Wednesday Night BBQ Sponsor

Wednesday Night BBQ Sponsor