Ventura Music Festival

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.

Doug Halter“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 E.J. Harrison & Sons 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.”

Angelo Velasquez Trio 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 Billy Valentine 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.

2017 Cabaret Sponsors

Community Memorial Health System

Montecito Bank & Trust

Buena Tile + Stone
Betsy Chess
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
Bill & Elise Kearney
Jordan Laby
Rabobank, N.A.
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services
Ventura Community Bank
Ventura Music Festival Board

Michael Boyko/Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service
City National Bank
Doug Halter/Randy Encinas
E.J. Harrison & Sons
Rush Enterprises, Agility & Amrep
Ventura Botanical Gardens, Inc.