A show sponsorship is a great way to support Big Top, receive unique promotional opportunities, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind show experience!
A show sponsorship can be used to promote your business, honor a loved one, recognize an achievement, or celebrate a reunion of family or friends. Sponsorships help offset the artist fees and performance costs and give unique marketing opportunities to business’. Your support is important to Big Top Chautauqua’s ability to bring diverse performers to the tent stage.
Sponsorship benefits include VIP tickets, recognition in print pieces and online, and special perks like autographed concert posters and entertaining opportunities.
Headlining Sponsorship $2500* | House Show Sponsorship $1250
2014 Sponsorship Opportunities:
Cornmeal and Pert Near Sandstone ~ June 14th, ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Blue Canvas Rewind ~ June 20th, ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Don McLean & Judy Collins ~ June 21st ~ $3000 Sponsorship*
Highway 61 Revisited: A Bob Dylan Retrospective ~ The Blue Canvas Orchestra and Corey Carlson, June 26th and July 10th ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Riding the Wind ~ July 3rd ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ~July 20th ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Toad the Wet Sprocket ~ July 24th ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Terrance Simien – the Zydeco Experience and the Sauce Boss ~ July 26th ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Shanties and Shipwrecks ~ July 27th ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Jason Isbell ~ July 31st ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Todd Snider & Cory Chisel ~ August 15th ~ $2500 Sponsorship
Big Top Opry ~ August 17th ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Sierra Hull with The Barefoot Movement ~August 21st ~$2500 Sponsorship
Della Mae ~August 31st ~$2500 Sponsorship
Shanties and Shipwrecks ~ September 5th ~ $1250 Sponsorship
Old Last Night ~September 6th ~ $2500 Sponsorship*Some Headlining Show Sponsorships will be higher then $2500 – based on higher artist fees and performance costs. For more information about sponsoring a performance contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary seats - 10 front row seats or 10 ‘VIP’ box seats with beverage service from Mount Ashwabay. Sponsors also have first right to purchase surrounding seats for their guests.
Custom Tickets – Business or Sponsor name printed on all tickets purchased for show
Print Recognition – Sponsors are recognized in the season magazine and season brochure with the sponsored performance. The magazine is a keepsake piece distributed through regional newspapers, direct mail, and available at the Tent (April deadline). The season brochure is available at local and regional locations.
Tent Recognition – Sponsors are recognized live from the stage, and season-long on banners at the Tent, on our pre-show and intermission slideshows. Sponsors are invited to advertise their business and provide samples or coupons.
Web Presence - Sponsors are highlighted on bigtop.org and to over 17,000 customers through e-blasts with a click through logo or link. Use the opportunity to drive customers to your website or specific event!
Autographed Poster– Recognized as show sponsor on show posters and sponsors receive an autographed show poster that recognizes them as the sponsor to frame and display.
Entertaining Opportunities- Sponsor receive complimentary use of our VIP tent the night of your sponsored performance, catering available. Sponsoring a show is a great recognition opportunity for your employees. Treat your staff to a picnic and show. We can accommodate large groups and provide catering options
Special Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors:
The Bayfield Inn ~ Big Top Chautauqua’s 2013 Season Underwriting Sponsor
Advance Printing of Hayward ~ The Alliance for Sustainability ~ American Family Insurance ~ Ancientwood, Ltd. ~ Apostle Islands Booksellers ~ Apostle Islands Area Community Fund ~ Apostle Island Heritage Preservation Conservancy
Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau ~ Bayfield County Tourism ~ Bayview Beach Bums~ Benefit Integrations ~ Bremer Bank
CF Design ~ C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc. ~ Chequamegon Bay Arts Council ~ Chequamegon Theatre Association ~ Chippewa Valley Bank ~ Jim and Joanne Collins ~ Corneille Law Group LLC
Deep Water Grille
The Egg Toss Café ~ Myra Ehnert ~ Essentia Health, Ashland Clinic
Fiorio Brothers Investments ~ Friends of Virginia Duncan ~ Don Funk
BLarry and Pat Gansluckner ~ Therene Gazdik ~ GenSafaris Adventures ~ Ruth and Bruce Goetz ~ Good Thyme Restaurant ~ Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Haukaas & Madison, S.C. ~ Hauser’s Superior View Farm ~ Larry Hendrickson and Barbara Forster
Kelly & Crew
LBS Insurance Group ~ Legendary Waters Resort and Casino ~ Deb and Jeff Lewis
The Inn on Madeline Island ~ Maggie’s Restaurant ~ Memorial Medical Center ~ Motion to Go
Norske Nook & Northwood’s Brewing ~ Jim Nepstad and Deb Diamond-Nepstad ~ Northern State Bank ~ Northland College
Derek and Kim Ogle
Jim and Joy Perry ~ Pier Plaza & Bayfront Inn ~ Printing Plus
Duane and Sandy Raspotnik ~ Reed Realty
Seagull Bay Motel ~ Pat and Judy Sebranek ~ Rick, Theresa and Alan Seppa ~ Star Liquor ~ Super H Foods
Karen Traut ~ TRAVELWISCONSIN.COM
Roger and Lynn Van Vreede ~ Von Holzen Chevrolet
Washburn Community Educational Foundation ~ Washburn IGA ~ White Winter Winery ~ Thomas and Patricia Wiatr ~ Wild Rice Restaurant ~ Wilderness Inquiry ~ Wisconsin Public Radio