Blues to Green2018 marks the fifth season of Jazz & Root, an annual celebration that brings roughly ten thousand people together in the heart of downtown Springfield. With more than 15% of attendees visiting from out of state, the internationally heralded festival has become a powerful expression of civic pride, uniting our region’s diverse cultural communities through music, art, and revelry. Become a sponsor and help us make magic!

Springfield Jazz & Roots is a free festival produced by Blues to Green, a non-profit organization with a mission to make world-class programming accessible to people from all walks of life. The event is powered by volunteers and underwritten by local businesses and generous individuals like yourself who recognize the importance of gathering and giving back to the community.

JazzFest has become the city’s signature cultural event, bringing thousands of people together in our vibrant downtown to celebrate Springfield’s diversity.

~ Mayor Dominic Sarno

Please consider adding your name to our proud list of sponsors and taking advantage of the many benefits that we offer in return. Your participation sends a bold signal to your customers, emphasizing community values and linking your brand to this beloved annual tradition and the enduring memories that it creates. Contributions are tax deductible and meaningful at every level.

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UNDERWRITERS

$15K AND UP

As stewards of the Jazz & Roots Festival, our underwriters represent some of the most robust employers and buoyant businesses in the region. Their cornerstone contributions allow us to secure world-class talent and operate a safe and successful event at scale. In turn, we integrate our underwriters into the festival experience in creative ways that engage the audience and emphasize the magnitude of their commitment. Get started now to explore ways in which your organization can develop a rich and interactive presence in Springfield’s biggest free festival.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

$2500 to $10K

Corporate Sponsors are the backbone of Jazz & Roots, investing in a celebration of arts and culture that has helped elevate public perception and stir economic development. As we expand our footprint and evolve as a multistage downtown experience, we rely on our local partners to help us welcome larger audiences to Springfield and send them home with the lasting embrace of a vibrant and promising city. Please consider adding your company to our growing list of corporate sponsors who make it possible for the arts to thrive in Springfield.

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SMALL BUSINESS

$250 to $1500

Through small donations and in-kind services, our friends and neighbors give character to this beloved annual event, making the experience both personal and familiar. We take great pride in the inclusion of community organizations, youth groups, regional artists, local chefs, and musical programming that highlights the city’s impressive diversity and deep cultural heritage. Join us in a show of solidarity and help cultivate a festival that reflects the rich texture of Springfield and the strength of our grassroots community.

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corporate sponsorship levels

Trombone

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$2,500
  • WE GIVE BACK Commemorative Microphone (see below)
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Onstage Mention by our emcees
  • Two VIP passes
  • 1/4 Page program book AD
  • Logo Main Stage sponsor banner

Trumpet

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$5,000
  • WE GIVE BACK Commemorative Microphone (see below)
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Onstage Mention by our emcees
  • Four VIP passes
  • 1/2 Page program book AD
  • Logo Main Stage sponsor banner
  • Print Logo posters & flyers

Saxophone

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$10,000
  • WE GIVE BACK Commemorative Microphone (see below)
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Onstage Mention by our emcees
  • Six VIP passes
  • Full Page program book AD
  • Logo Main Stage sponsor banner
  • Print Logo posters & flyers
  • Prominent 10’x10’ Festival booth
  • Artist Meet & Greet for two

WE GIVE BACK

Send a signal to your customers and employees by joining our WE GIVE BACK campaign. Our generous sponsors receive door stickers, posters, and/or a commemorative sculpture that telegraphs their commitment to community.

  • Small Business Sponsors ($250-$1,500) receive a limited edition 2018 poster.
  • Corporate Sponsors ($2,500-$10,000) receive a commemorative microphone inscribed with acknowledgment of support.
  • Underwriters ($15K and up) receive a hand-blown glass sculpture, with etched acknowledgment of support.

Small Business sponsorship levels

Piano

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$1,500
  • WE GIVE BACK poster
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Listing in our program book
  • Three Festival t-shirts
  • Onstage Shout out
  • Logo on sponsor banner

Guitar

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$1,000
  • WE GIVE BACK poster
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Listing in our program book
  • Two Festival t-shirts
  • Onstage Shout out

Bass

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$500
  • WE GIVE BACK poster
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Listing in our program book
  • One Festival t-shirt

Percussion

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL
$250
  • WE GIVE BACK poster
  • Linked logo on our website
  • Listing in our program book