Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest Sponsorship Opportunities


Blues Festival Friends:

It’s that time again!!!  After the flooding of 2019 and the pandemic of 2020, planning for our 30thth 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 are been working with various agencies to select the performers for this year’s festival, and will announce our lineup soon. We offer a variety of perfromers with international, national, regional and local appeal.

Please check our website (www.riverfrontbluesfest.org) for announcements regarding upcoming events, and also follow us on FaceBook.

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 30th Annual Riverfront Blues Festival.  The dates will be June 18 and 19.  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”.

Sincerely,

Bob Marsh, Sponsorship Coordinator

(479) 650-5413

bmarsh.malpais@gmail.com

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send us a message!

THIS YEAR ONLY THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL AND SEATING WILL BE LIMITED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT SMITH AND THE ARKANSAS HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  THE FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE AMPHITHEATER PORTION OF THE PARK AND UTILIZE THE AUXILIARY STAGE.  PLEASE CONTACT BOB MARSH 479.650.5413 FOR AN UPDATED SPONSORSHIP FORM.  SINCE THERE IS NO ADMISSION AND NO ALCOHOL SALES THIS YEAR, THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS HAVE BEEN CHANGED.

Rambler                                           $250

 

  • Acknowledgement on Sponsor Sign
  • Acknowledgement on RFBS website
Crossroads                                   $500

 

  • Acknowledgement on Sponsor Sign
  • Acknowledgement on RFBS website
Mojo                                               $1,000

 

  • Acknowledgement on Sponsor Sign
  • Acknowledgement on RFBS website
  • Fencing space for Company Banner
JUKE JOINT                                     $2,500

 

  • Company logo included RFBS website.
  • Acknowledgement on Sponsor Sign
  • Company Banner on Stage
Lucille                                           $5,000

 

  • Company logo included on Festival Poster, Festival T-Shirt, and on RFBS website
  • Company Banner on Stage
  • 8×8 Corporate Booth Space
KING BISCUIT                                 $10,000

 

  • Company logo included on Festival Poster, Festival T-Shirt, and on RFBS website
  • Company Banner on Stage
  • 8×8 Corporate Booth Space


Click here to download the

Sponsor Letter      Sponsorship form

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 May.  Sponsorship packages for in-kind contributions are on a 50% value basis.