Advertise with SMF

2019 Advertising Opportunities

Join us as we celebrate our 30th festival season! 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 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 2019 festival, which takes place from March 28 through April 13, 2019, 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 2019 Advertising Rate Sheet


Digital Advertising

Website Listing $750

The SMF website attracts over 20,000 monthly users starting with the season announcement through the end of the festival, and in 2018, 66% of ticket sales were online transactions. List your hotel in the Accommodations section or your restaurant or bar in the Drinks & Food section to attract visitors to your business.

E-blast Listing $250/each

SMF’s mailing list includes 35,000 subscribers and e-blasts have an average open rate of 20%. E-blasts are tailored to highlight advertisers by category, e.g. “Plan your stay” for hotels and inns or “Where to eat and drink” for restaurants and bars.

Social Media
  • Pre-festival post $300/each
  • Post during festival $400/each

SMF has a solid social media following and posts regularly on the most popular platforms leading up to and during the festival. The content and platform for social media posts are established on an individual basis.

15,500 Facebook followers | 6,400 Twitter followers | 3,400 Instagram followers


Print Advertising

Ticket envelope
(only one available)

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


Local Business Package

Recommended for restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, boutiques, etc. in the downtown Savannah area.

The local business package includes: 

  • Listing on map in rackcard-sized festival guide.
    This small festival guide has a distribution of 12,500 and is the go-to pocket-size resource during the festival. This is the only option to advertise in the rackcard-sized festival guide.
  • Website listing ($750 value) in “In Savannah” section on festival website (see left).
  • 10% OFF any size program book ad


Program book advertising

SMF’s 7,500 in-depth program books are distributed to patrons free of charge during the festival (March/April 2019). The publication includes program notes to accompany classical concerts, a detailed venue map and additional information about SMF programs.

• 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 advertisers receive a 10% discount when combined with another advertisement buy.


Program book bookmark $2,500 (only one available)

This piece is inserted into the 7,500 program books distributed daily during the festival (March/April 2019).


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 advertising@

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: development@