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Sponsorship
      Slipped Disc Productions is not independently wealthy. The only way any of our events and programs are a success is due to sponsors, for which we are extremely thankful. There are several levels of sponsorship available for each of our programs.

Why be a sponsor?
      The benefits are manifold. Statistics show that a person must see something at least 5 times before they actually “see” it. The more your business name is seen, the more business you will see. Also keep in mind that linking your business' name to a popular event or program (such as a top quality Blues Festival or the Blues in the Schools program) can only enhance your company's profile.
      The average attendance at any Slipped Disc Festvial is in the thousands. So you will receive maximum exposure for a one-time fee. Festival programs , T-shirts, etc. have collectors value and are saved, giving your ad extended life.

These are some of the programs that we are offering at this time. There are several levels of sponsorship opportunities available for each of our events:



      Music Festivals:
One thing that every community needs is to host a LIVE music festival. There are many benefits for holding such an event including tourism, commerce to local merchants and community bonding. Usually, Slipped Disc festivals charge no admission. This is only possible thanks to our generous sponsors and advertisers. The 2005 festival schedule currently includes 6 festivals.

* The Parkside Neon Music Festival (Jackson) May 21st
* The Jackson Blues Festival 2005 (Jackson Airport) June 3rd & 4th
* The Maple City Festival (Downtown Adrian) June 25th
* The Eaton Rapids Blues Festival (Eaton Rapids) July 4th
* The Adrian Blues Festival (Lenawee County Fairgrounds) July 22nd & 23rd
* The All Faith Music Festival (Jackson) August 27th




      Blues in the Schools:
Due to financial shortages, many of our schools have cut back on arts and music education. In this program, children are given their own harmonica along with instructions on how to play and care for it Each class last about 45 minutes and is usually followed up with a mass-assembly in which the students get to show off their new skills. The happy faces reveal why this is such a heart-warming and popular program.



      The Chronic Harmonics:
Weekly lessons are taught to respiratory patients utilizing harmonicas for breathing therapy.



      After School Programs:
This program varies from year to year. In the past Parkside Middle School students have studied Blues music theory, practiced as a band, performed in public and explored the procedure for creating their own album. This year, the students learn the skills necessary to organize a music festival. They're learning to work with the media, graphics designing and fundraising to create and actually hold their own music festival.



      Dewey Decimal Program:
In collaboration with the local library, this is a family focused 12 week course. Activities include learning about Blues history, utilizing Library resources as well as experiencing guest artists demonstrations. In this course, attendees may learn how to play the harmonica, compose a Blues song and even how to design and build a one-string pork 'n' bean guitar.



      Blues Adventure Nights:
Usually held in the community amphitheater, local musicians donate their time to share their talents with attendees. We often highlight Blues artists and history as part of the program. These free concerts are aimed at creating more interest in LIVE Blues music.







Yearly Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsorship        $5,000     (a yearly sponsorship)
Offers maximum exposure at all Slipped Disc Production festivals and programs
* Your banner will be displayed at EVERY event.
* Your business logo will be on EVERY festival T-shirt.
* You will recieve a 1/2 page color ad in EVERY event program.
* You will recieve 10 VIP seats at EVERY festival.
* You will recieve 5 T-shirts from EVERY festival held.
* Your business' name will be announced several times at EVERY festival held.
* Your business logo will be afixed on 100 harmonica cases distributed to children throughout the year.
* Your business will be listed as a community supporter on the Slipped Disc Productions website for the entire year.

Gold Sponsorship        $4,000     (a yearly sponsorship)
* Your banner will be displayed at EVERY event.
* Your business logo will be on EVERY festival T-shirt.
* You will recieve a 1/4 page color ad in EVERY event program.
* You will recieve 8 VIP seats at EVERY festival.
* You will recieve 4 T-shirts from EVERY festival held.
* Your business' name will be announced several times at EVERY festival held.
* Your business will be listed as a community supporter on the Slipped Disc Productions website for the entire year.


Silver Sponsorship        $3,500     (a yearly sponsorship)
* Your banner will be displayed at 3 events held throughout the year.
* Your business logo will be on T-shirts for 3 events.
* You will recieve a 1/2 page color ad in 3 event programs.
* You will recieve 6 VIP seats at 3 festivals of your choice.
* You will recieve 3 T-shirts from 3 festival events of your choice.
* Your business' name will be announced several times at 3 festivals of your choice.
* Your business will be listed as a community supporter on the Slipped Disc Productions website for the entire year.


Bronze Sponsorship        $2,500     (a yearly sponsorship)
* Your banner will be displayed at 2 events held throughout the year.
* Your business logo will be on T-shirts for 2 events.
* You will recieve a 1/2 page black and white ad in 2 event programs.
* You will recieve 4 VIP seats at 2 festivals of your choice.
* You will recieve 2 T-shirts from 2 festival events of your choice.
* Your business' name will be announced several times at 2 festivals of your choice.
* Your business will be listed as a community supporter on the Slipped Disc Productions website for the entire year.


Major Sponsorship        $2,000     (a yearly sponsorship)
* Your banner will be displayed at 1 event held throughout the year.
* Your business logo will be on T-shirts for 1 event.
* You will recieve a 1/4 page black and white ad in 2 event programs.
* You will recieve 4 VIP seats at 1 festival of your choice.
* You will recieve 2 T-shirts from 1 festival event of your choice.
* Your business' name will be announced several times at 1 festival of your choice.
* Your business will be listed as a community supporter on the Slipped Disc Productions website for the entire year.










One-time Event Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to sponsor a one-time event, below are a few options that might meet your budgeting.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Harmonica Hounds programs
The Harmonica Hounds are the first 100 children (under 12 years old) in attendance at the above festivals. They recieve a free harmonica, sunglasses and a Harmonica Hounds T-shirt. A mini-harmonica workshop will be given along with the opportunity to jam with professional musicians (on stage, space permitting).


$500 Harmonica Hounds Sponsorship
* Your business logo on 100 harmonica cases

$300 Classroom Sponsorship
Slipped Disc Productions offers classroom instruction of harmonica lessons through our school system. Students learn in a group the basics of playing the instrument and each child recieves a free harmonica.

* Your business logo will be afixed to 60 harmonica cases.

$200 Harmonica Hounds Sponsorship
* Your business logo on the Harmonica Hounds T-shirts, which are given to children for free at the Blues Festivals

$100 Private Lessons for Low-Income Students
* 6 private harmonica, guitar or bass lessons given by a professional musician



Of course, we will happily accept any donation that you are comfortable with but if you have any questions about the sponsorship opportunities listed above, please contact us.

517 796-9368
slippeddiscproductions@yahoo.com