Blues Festival Friends:
It’s that time again!!! Planning for our 28th Annual Blues Festival has commenced. Your financial support in the past has allowed us to bring quality artists and music since 1991. We’d like to ask you to support our efforts once again. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily upon your generous sponsorships and donations. We hope that you will continue to partner with us on our mission to “Keep the Blues Alive”.
We have been working with various agencies to select the performers for this year’s festival, and have decided on our headliners for this year. Friday night will feature the Hadden Sayers Band, and the festival headline is none other than Victor Wainwright & The Train. Victor is a multiple Blues Music Award winner as the Pinetop Perkins piano player of the year, last in 2017, and won the B. B. King Entertainer of the Year award in 2016. Please go the individual websites for the performers to sample their talent. Also appearing will be The Eric Mathews Band, The Wanda Watson Band, Gary Hutchinson and Kirby Kelley, and others.
Please check our website (www.riverfrontbluesfest.org) for announcements regarding upcoming events, and also follow us on FaceBook. We have been having a monthly Blues Jam, held on the last Wednesday of each month, and have been in various venues around downtown. Check us on FaceBook for the next one, or Gary Hutchinson on his FaceBook page.
Riverfront Blues Festival, Ltd. Believes in being good citizens in our community, and take pride in giving back to the City of Fort Smith.
We help support an Educational Endowment (Barry Ratliff Memorial Scholarship) which awards a $1000.00 college scholarship to two students each year who are pursuing an education in music.
With assistance from Stephens Production Company and Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Company, we conduct our Blues in the Schools Programs which has introduced thousands of local schoolchildren to the American style of music known as the Blues!
We wish to personally invite all of our Sponsors and Friends to come out and attend the 28th Blues Festival. The dates will be June 22 and 23. It will be a great two days, guaranteed!! Thank you in advance for your continued support in our efforts to continue making our festival “The Best Little Blues Festival in America”.
Bob Marsh, Sponsorship Coordinator
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send us a message!
||JUKE JOINT $2,500
||KING BISCUIT $10,000
Blues Bucks may be exchanged for food, drinks and festival merchandise. There will be no alcohol provided back stage. Blues Bucks can be used to purchase alcoholic beverages. Fencing banner spaces are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Company must provide own banner and company is responsible for delivery and retrieval of company banner. Due to publication considerations, company logo on festival poster & T-shirt applies to sponsorship commitments made on or before April. Sponsorship packages for in-kind contributions are on a 50% value basis.