2017 Cabaret Tribute Sponsor Options
TO DISCUSS ANY OPTIONS contact Executive Director Susan Scott
at 805-648-3146, 805-415-2005 (cell) or email.
DEADLINE for tribute messages and camera ready ads for the program is April 7—earlier if you wish VMF to design your ad. Please email a high resolution PDF or JPG files to Richard Newsham.
The Ventura Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization:
Tax ID #77-0314562
SPONSORS PLEASE SELECT from five categories of sponsor options by phone 805-648-3146 or Order Tickets and Sponsorships online.
|$1000||Bronze||Quarter-pg ad||3.625"w x 3.625"h
plus 2 dinner tickets
|$1500||Silver||Half-page ad||7.5"w x 3.625"h or 3.625"w x 7.5"h
plus 4 dinner tickets
|$3000||Gold||Full-page ad||7.5"w x 7.5"h
plus 6 dinner tickets
|$5000||Platinum||Full-page ad||7.5"w x 7.5"h on inside front or back cover
plus a Table for 10
Prominent mention during event and credit in tribute video (one sold; one available)
|AD ONLY for those unable to attend the event|
|$900||Half-page ad||7.5"w x 3.625"h or 3.625"w x 7.5"h|
|$500||Quarter-page ad||3.625"w x 3.625"h|
|$1500||TABLE of 10 SPONSOR||Sponsor listed in program|
|$100||TRIBUTE MESSAGE||55 characters maximum, message and author printed in the program|
|$150||DINNER & SHOW TICKET||per person|
VMF Cabaret salutes Doug Halter and
E.J. Harrison & Sons April 20
The second annual Ventura Music Festival Cabaret featuring legendary jazz singer Billy Valentine on Thursday, April 20, 6 to 9:30 pm, in the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort Ballroom, will honor Doug Halter and E. J. Harrison & Sons for extraordinary contributions to the community and the arts. Proceeds from tribute sponsorships ($100-$3,000) and dinner and show tickets ($150 per person) benefit the VMF Young Artists Fund and are available directly through this link or by calling 805-648-3146.
“Entrepreneur Doug Halter has been essential to the founding of such core City cultural assets as the Rubicon Theatre, Ventura Music Festival and Ventura Botanical Gardens as well a strong supporter of downtown redevelopment and LGBTQ issues” said VMF Executive Director Susan Scott, speaking of the 2017 honorees. “E.J. Harrison & Sons’ generosity has included lifelong support for countless County social, health and cultural organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs and Chambers of Commerce, with major gifts to the new Community Memorial Hospital and Museum of Ventura County. In addition, this family enterprise celebrating its 85th anniversary has been recognized for its environmentally-sound and innovative practices in the waste management field.”
The Cabaret expands a tradition—born of earlier visual arts auctions and “Evenings of Note” honoring cultural patrons—of recognizing businesses and individuals whose impact to Ventura has been vital and long term, while raising money for the VMF Young Artists Fund. The fund underwrites Music in the Schools, a year-round elementary school music education program, as well as performances by outstanding young musicians.
Billy Valentine, an actor, singer and songwriter inspired by Otis Reading, Nat King Cole and Carmen McRae, will headline the cabaret entertainment, which will also feature video tributes to be posted on YouTube. Valentine began his solo career opening for such luminaries as Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in the 1970s and performs clubs. His was the glorious voice heard every week on the TV series, Boston Legal.
The VMF Event Committee of Nan Drake, Barbara Brown, Randy Encinas, Blake Wade, Michael Boyko, Ginny Claborn, Freddie Contarino and Tim Smith is also inviting businesses and individuals to sponsor tribute ads and messages for publication online and in a custom print program for the Cabaret audience.
Purchase dinner and show tickets or a tribute sponsorship here.