Advertise with SMF

2020 Advertising Opportunities

Align your brand, attract traffic to your establishment and play an integral part in supporting the cultural vibrancy of Savannah.


“Savannah Music Festival has a huge and positive economic impact on Savannah. We love to see the festival come around each year. All of our property absolutely buzz with excitement during the festival and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with SMF. Our guests and locals alike enjoy the festival’s many concerts and events.”

Jan Finnegan, Director of Marketing and Sales, Savannah Lodging


The annual Savannah Music Festival (SMF) attracts an attendance of 30,000 concertgoers during the 17-day festival with patron surveys showing that up to 30% of festival attendees spend an average of three nights in our city. Every spring, festival patrons with highly desirable demographics fill area lodging establishments and restaurants, frequent attractions, shop locally and spread the word about their experiences in Savannah to future visitors.

Leading up to and during the 2020 festival, which takes place from March 26 through April 11, 2020, we offer a wide range of advertising opportunities including but not limited to our website, the festival’s ticket brochure, the rack card-sized festival guide and the program book and the bookmark.

Questions? E-mail us or call 912.234.3378

Download the 2020 Advertising Rate Sheet


NEW IN 2020!

Become an SMF Local Partner $150
Due date: Feb. 28, 2020

SMF Local Partners receive a decal to display at their business identifying them as a partner in the community. Local Partners may offer discounts or specials at their discretion to SMF patrons. When posted to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with #SMFLocalPartner, we’ll share your offers with our social media community to drive traffic to your business.

SMF Local Partners will also be listed in the printed version of the official festival program and on the SMF website.


Website Listing $600
Due date: flexible

The SMF website attracts over 20,000 monthly users starting with the season announcement through the end of the festival, and in 2019, 63% of ticket sales were online transactions.

Website listings are listed by category in the “Plan Your Visit” section of the SMF website, e.g. “Accommodations” for hotels and inns, “Food & Drink” for restaurants and bars. Between the season announcement in early November and the start of the festival in March, SMF’s weekly e-blasts link directly to the “Plan Your Visit” pages.


Program Book Advertising
Due date: Feb. 28, 2020

SMF’s 6,500 in-depth programs are distributed to patrons free of charge during the festival (March/April 2020). The publication includes in-depth information about individual festival performers, a detailed venue map as well as facts about SMF education programs and the organization in general.

Standard run-of-book:
Full page $2,225
1/2 page horizontal $1,250
1/2 page vertical $1,250
1/2 page $875

Premium full-page placement:
Back Cover $3,250
Inside Cover $2,500
Page 1 $2,500
Adjacent to TOC $2,500

• PREFERRED: Hi-Resolution Adobe Acrobat PDF, Print ready, 300+ dpi CMYK file submitted by e-mail
• Collected InDesign files, including fonts and artwork, high-resolution PDFs or flattened high-res TIFFs may be submitted by mail on CD or via file-sharing program (Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)
• Images should be 300+ dpi and color builds must be CMYK process
• Make sure to embed all fonts and images in PDF
• JPG formats are not accepted as final ad files


Program book bookmark $2,500 (only one available)
Due date: March 2, 2020

This piece is inserted into the 6,500 programs distributed daily during the festival on the day of show (March/April 2020).


Ticket envelope $2,500 SOLD (only one available)
Due date: Oct. 25, 2019

Reach SMF patrons as they receive their tickets in 5,000 of our custom-printed ticket envelopes featuring your business.


Online + Print: Web Listing with Interactive Map + Ticket Brochure Text Listing with Map Marker $750
Due date: Oct. 18, 2019

With over 15,000 copies distributed starting in November 2019, SMF’s ticket brochure is the first look into the 2020 season. This piece allows patrons to plan their full festival experience, and hotel properties are included on the “Plan your stay” map (which also includes festival venues) with a short description provided by the advertiser. Also included is a listing on the SMF website’s Accommodations section that featured a short property description and an interactive map with the opportunity to include a custom booking URL.

*This exclusive deal is only available to hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts.


Additional Information

Non-profit and agency rates are available, please contact us for more information.

Submit all materials by deadlines specified via e-mail to

If you are interested in bundling your ad buy with a concert or program sponsorship or would like to find out more about making a donation to the festival, please contact the Development Office at 912.234.3378 ext. 106, E-mail: