Advertise with SMF
Advertise with the 2024 Savannah Music Festival
“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
Every year in late March through early April Savannah Music Festival produces one of the most distinctive multi-genre music festivals in the world. Hailed by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution as “one of the gleaming musical treasures of the Southeast” and by the Toronto Star as “one of North America’s most distinctive musical events,” the Savannah Music Festival has featured more than 2,000 artists over the past three decades. Individually ticketed concerts take place in multiple intimate venues throughout Savannah’s Historic District and feature acclaimed artists from the United States and from around the globe.
The annual festival attracts up to 30,000 concertgoers over the course of 17 days. Diverse festival patrons fill area lodging establishments and restaurants, frequent attractions, shop locally, and spread the word about their experiences in Savannah to future visitors.
Lodging Package $875
Recommended for hotels, vacation rentals, Inns and B&Bs, etc. in the downtown Savannah area.
With over 12,000 copies distributed starting in November 2023, SMF’s ticket brochure is the first look into the 2024 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 features a short property description with the opportunity to include a custom booking URL.
- Ticket Brochure Listing in the “In Savannah” section with locator dot on venue map (Historic District only). The ticket brochure has a distribution of 13,500+ and will be mailed in November. Nearly 30% of ticket sales are based on patrons receiving the ticket brochure.
- Website listing ($525 value) in the accommodations section on the festival website
- Complimentary inclusion in the Local Partner program
- Staff recommends the property for in-office referral calls
- 10% OFF any size program book ad
Please note: Information for the ticket brochure listing is due anytime before November 1, 2023.
Local Partner $150
The SMF Local Partners program offers an exciting opportunity to leave a social media trail for festival-goers to follow to your establishment! Local Partners may offer discounts or specials at their discretion to SMF patrons. When posted to Facebook, Instagram, or X (fka Twitter) with #SMFLocalPartner, we’ll promote your offers to our online community and through word-of-mouth referrals to drive traffic to your business.
Social Media Followers as of September 1, 2023:
Website listing + #SMFlocalpartner $525
SMF’s website attracts over 20,000 monthly users starting with the season announcement through the end of the festival, and over 75% of ticket sales are 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, and “While You’re Here” for services like parking or salons. Between the season announcement and the start of the festival in March, SMF’s weekly e-blasts link directly to the “Plan Your Visit” pages.
Festival Program Book Advertising
SMF’s 5,000 program books are distributed to patrons free of charge during the festival (March/April 2024). The glossy, full-color publication includes in-depth information about individual festival performers, a detailed venue map as well as facts about Savannah Music Festival Community Impact programs and the organization in general.
- Full page $1625
- 1/2 page horizontal or vertical $925
- 1/4 page $625
Premium full-page placement:
- Back cover $2025
- Inside front cover $1925
- Page 3 (first right-hand read) $1825
- Inside back cover $1825
- Full page: 7.5 x 10 inches (no bleed)
- 1/2 page horizontal: 7.5 x 4.875 inches
- 1/2 page vertical: 3.625 x 10 inches
- 1/4 page 3.625 x 4.875 inches
- PREFERRED: “Camera-Ready”, High-Resolution PDF, 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 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
Please note: Program book ads are due by Friday, February 16, 2024
Program Bookmark $2,500 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!)
The bookmark is inserted into the 5,000 program books distributed daily during the festival (March/April 2024) and creates a perfect platform to promote your business to a captive audience.
For more information on how to advertise with the Savannah Music Festival, or to become a corporate sponsor, please call 912.234.3378 or e-mail email@example.com
Non-profit and agency rates are available. Please contact us for more information.
Submit all materials by the deadlines specified via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com