Supporting Savannah Music Festival (SMF) places your business at the forefront of arts and culture in Savannah, promoting cultural tourism, year-round education programs, economic development and job creation. Growing from an annual budget of $725,000 in 2002 to $3.8 million in 2016, SMF has proven its viability with record ticket sales and balanced budgets in each successive year. It is a solid investment with strong marketing benefits including high visibility and effective brand alignment, opportunities for client entertainment, community goodwill and a contribution to Savannah’s increased notoriety as a widely heralded cultural tourism destination.
“We have enjoyed our sponsorship of the SMF and are proud to be a part of such a growing organization that focuses on improving Savannah both locally and globally. The sponsorship allows us to be a part of the organization and improve our community.”
Holden T. Hayes, Regional President, South State Bank
Multiple recognition opportunities are available at different investment levels. SMF offers flexible packages, enabling you to tailor benefits to reach your target audience and desired demographic. Opportunities include print, online, and outdoor advertising. Find out more about visibility opportunities.
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SMF is a respected non-profit arts organization and an internationally acclaimed cultural tourism destination event. Your sponsorship supports the growth of Savannah’s cultural sector and adds to the thriving climate that makes Savannah an attractive and fulfilling city for residents, tourists, prospective businesses, and professional artists.
SMF produces high quality musical arts events that take place in Savannah’s unique and historic venues. A variety of entertainment options can be created around concerts or in conjunction with the festival’s special social events.
Supporting music education programs for area youth is a sound investment in the community’s future. Music education is at the cornerstone of SMF’s mission. Sponsorships are available for the Music For Our Schools local K-2 education program, the Swing Central Jazz (SCJ) high school jazz band competition, or the Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS) pre-professional musician-training workshop.
2017 Corporate & Government Supporters
Major Funding for the Savannah Music Festival is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Floor & Decor
The Ford Plantation
Georgia Council for the Arts
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.
GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
Holiday Inn Historic Savannah
Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Southbound Brewing Co.
The Brice Hotel and Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar
First City Capital Management
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Publix Super Market Charities
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Southern Company Gas
United Way of the Coastal Empire
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch US Trust
Bennett Thrasher Foundation
Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, PA
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Colonial Group, Inc.
Great Dane Trailers
Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Palmetto Financial Group
Roger Wood Foods
The Savannah Music Festival is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the
Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts.
South State Bank
Georgia Ports Authority
Kontane Logistics, Inc.
National Office Systems
Savannah Friends of Music
Advanced Door Systems, Inc.
Chatham Steel Corporation
Consulate General of Canada
Jackson National Life Insurance Policy
John Davis Florist
NorthPoint Real Estate
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
Weimar Construction Co.
Georgia Furniture & Interiors
Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation, Inc.
South Georgia Lawn Management