Advertise with SMF

2021 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 tens of thousands of concertgoers during the springtime festival with patron surveys showing that up to 40% 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 2021 festival, which takes place from May 18 through May 30, 2021, 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, email banner ads and social media promotion.

Questions? E-mail us or call 912.234.3378

Download the 2021 Advertising Rate Sheet

Program Book Advertising
Due date: Apr. 21, 2021

SMF’s in-depth programs are distributed to patrons free of charge during the festival (May 18-30 2021). 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 $1,335
1/2 page horizontal $750
1/2 page vertical $750
1/4 page $525

Premium full-page placement:
Back Cover $1,950
Inside Cover (front or back) $1,500
Page 1 $1,500 – SOLD
Adjacent to TOC $1,500

Program Bookmark $1,750

This piece is inserted into the programs distributed daily during the festival on the day of show (May 18-30, 2021).

Online + Print: Web Listing with Interactive Map + Ticket Brochure Text Listing with Map Marker $750
Due date: Jan. 25, 2021

Be included in the printed ticket brochure, which is distributed via mail and local distribution to past and future patrons. We traditionally print 15,000 copies of this publication that offers a first look at our 2021 festival season. The festival website will go live in late February 2021 and includes an interactive version of the accommodations map. At the same time, we’ll begin weekly eblasts to our list of 50,000 email addresses. With the LODGING PACKAGE, your property is included on our “Plan Your Stay” eblast, scheduled for March 2021. In addition, if you roll out discounts or promotions for our patrons, tag them with #SMFLocalPartner and we’ll share them on our social media channels.

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

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 May, SMF’s weekly e-blasts link directly to the “Plan Your Visit” pages.

E-mail Banner Ad $500 per Eblast
Due date: flexible

Once tickets go on sale in late February 2021, we send weekly eblasts to our list of 50,000 email addresses. The content of each eblast will change each week but will feature different performers, genres, or days of the festival that may attract patrons. We have space for one banner advertisement in each eblast, and can assist you in laying out this advertisement if needed.

Become an SMF Local Partner $150
Due date: Apr. 21, 2021

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.


• 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

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: