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  • SPONSORSHIP PACKET

  • THANK YOU Thank you for considering a partnership with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (WoodyFest). As the principal event dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit of Woody Guthrie, we welcome your participation in this exciting opportunity. WoodyFest is thrilled to once again host artists, songwriters, fans and folk-lovers from around the world for four-days of live performances, spoken word and art presentations, songwriting workshops, book discussions, open mics, children’s workshops and community outreach projects in 2019. Please join us as we honor and promote the past, present and future of Woody Guthrie’s legacy.

    Launched in 1997, WoodyFest will celebrate its 22nd year, July 10- 14, 2019 in historic Okemah, Oklahoma. WoodyFest’s community of supporters spans multiple generations as it plays host to over 100 artists and attracts thousands of visits from around the nation and abroad. From the Pastures of Plenty, where the main stage sits beneath Okemah’s iconic water tower, to the Crystal Theatre where Woody Guthrie enjoyed watching performances as a child, Okemah stirs to life during WoodyFest as legendary international acts and a collective family of Oklahoma-based performers gather to honor Woody Guthrie and the tremendous international impact he had in his short life.

    We are excited about the possibility of working together and we hope that you are able to join us for WoodyFest 2019. Thank you for consideration of our many partnership opportunities!

    Best Regards,

    RANDY NORMAN President, Woody Guthrie Coalition

    THE WOODY GUTHRIE COALITION is an all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(C) 3 organization whose mission is to preserve the music and legacy of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie through live performances & presentations of original compositions by artists that write and perform in the spirit of Woody Guthrie. We are further committed to commemorating his memory through educational workshops, performing arts scholarships and community outreach programs.

  • NEW BOUND FOR GLORY Custom sponsorships (pricing varies). Contact lflowers@woodyfest.com for opportunities and pricing.

    Potential benefits could include: • Co-Presenting sponsor of venue throughout the festival (Venue is other co-presenter)

    • Opportunity to place collateral or promotional items at select venue throughout festival

    • Opportunity to make stage announcements or introduce select artists at venue throughout festival

    • Daily stage mentions • Presenting sponsor listing on venue signage • Sponsor recognition on schedule • Opportunity to provide promotional video or logo for rotation on video

    screens at Pastures of Plenty • Full page ad in festival program

    • Logo placement on festival advertisements • Select number of 3-day passes • Select number of tickets to Wednesday’s benefit show and reception

    Logo featured predominantly on WoodyFest Website • Social media mentions • Mention in press release • Festival t-shirts • Free admission to promotional WoodyFest events throughout the year PASTURES OF PLENTY SPONSORSHIP ($5,000) • Opportunity to provide promotional video or logo for rotation on video

    screens at Pastures of Plenty • Full page ad in festival program, premiere placement • Logo featured predominantly on festival advertisements • (6) 3-day passes • (6) tickets to Wednesday’s benefit show and reception • Logo featured predominantly on WoodyFest Website • Social media mentions • Mention in press release • Daily stage mentions • Logo placement on festival signage • 6 Festival t-shirts • Free admission to promotional WoodyFest events throughout the year

    FREEDOM’S FINE SPONSORSHIP ($2,500) • Opportunity to provide promotional video or logo for rotation on video

    screens at Pastures of Plenty • Full page ad in festival program • Logo placement on festival advertisements • 3 3-day passes • 3 tickets to Wednesday’s benefit show and reception • Logo placement on festival website • Social media mentions • Mention in press release • Daily stage mentions • Logo placement on festival signage • 3 Festival t-shirts

    PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • OKLAHOMA HILLS SPONSORSHIP ($1,000) • Opportunity to provide promotional video or logo for rotation on video screens at Pastures of Plenty • Half page ad in festival program • Logo placement on festival advertising • (2) 3-day passes • (2) tickets to Wednesday’s benefit show and reception • Logo placement on festival website • Social media mentions leading up to and during the festival • Stage mentions • (2) Festival t-shirts

    THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND SPONSORSHIP ($500) • Company name to be displayed on video screens at outdoor main stage (Pastures of Plenty) • 1/4 page ad in festival program • (1) 3-day pass • Name listing on festival website • Stage mentions • (1) Festival t-shirt TAKIN IT EASY SPONSORSHIP (In kind or up to $500) • Business card ad in festival program • (1) 1-day pass • Listing on festival website • (1) Festival t-shirt

    PROGRAM ADVERTISING $1,000 - Full page (7.5 x 10 inches) $500 - Half page (7.5 x 5 inches) $350 - Quarter page (3.5 x 5 inches) $200 - Business card (3.5 x 2 inches)

    Please return invoice and payment to: Woody Guthrie Coalition, Inc. 501 (c) 3 Corporation (ID#73-1548092) P.O. Box 661 Okemah, OK 74859

    Sponsor recognition items including logo and advertisement files must be provided to WoodyFest by June 1, 2019.

    File format: EPS (Preferred) or Adobe Illustrator (AI or press quality PDF) If you submit an Illustrator file, please convert all type to outlines before submitting the file to prevent font substitution.

    All graphics must be 300dpi at their printed output size. All ads in our program will be grayscale - no RGB or CMYK.

    Please email questions about advertising and files to: mgregory@woodyfest.com

  • SONGWRITING WORKSHOP From Woody Guthrie’s era to now, artists from across the globe have been inspired by Woody’s art, words and music, spawning a new generation of young artists encouraged by his social justice themes, simple melodies and true-to-heart lyrics. Each year, WoodyFest invites local writers of all backgrounds and levels to participate in this phenomenal opportunity to develop their craft. WoodyFest is pleased to announce that Ellis Paul will be hosting this year’s songwriting workshop, giving songwriters an opportunity to gain insight into the art of writing and performing original compositions.

    POETRY READINGS At the root of every song and the backbone of the impressive catalogue of literary works that Woody created during his life, is a collection of words written from the heart. WoodyFest is once again pleased to present a roster of talented poets to share their work throughout this year’s event. Each Year, the WoodyFest poets aim to memorialize in poetry the history and culture of working people and perpetuate the ideals, goals of equality for the working class, and themes that Woody Guthrie espoused and promoted in his art. This year’s theme will be “Ain’t gonna be treated this way.”

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH Channeling Woody’s signature themes of all-inclusiveness and diversity, our festival aims to provide entertainment that is accessible to all and where all will feel welcomed. Each year, several festival performers gather and visit local retirement communities centers to perform for approximately 130 residents in Okemah. There are plans to expand this effort in 2018 to include an additional community.

    CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING In the spirit of wonder and discovery, simplicity and charm, Woody Guthrie’s emphasis on Children’s music gives the impression that he truly understood the mind of a child. Join several songwriters as they invite families and children to participate in lively, interactive music showcases, meant to inspire and entertain!

    WOMEN OF WOODYFEST The Women of WoodyFest (WOW) is part of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Concert Series which was established several years ago in order to raise awareness of the musical legacy of Woody Guthrie and to help promote the Festival, as well as to raise funds necessary to produce WoodyFest. Host to several showcases leading up to the Festival, WOW featured talented songwriters Susan Herndon, Kalyn Fay, Lauren Barth, Cassie Latshaw, Erin O’Dowd, Tania Warnock, K.C. Clifford, Melissa Hembree, Lauren Lee, Mary Reynolds, Louise Goldberg, Nancy Apple, Jaimee Harris, Shawna Russell and Monica Taylor. AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

    FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS

  • “The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is a perfect tribute to the spirit of Woody Guthrie and and beloved hometown of Okemah, and an important cultural event for all of America, setting an example of how to do things right, and celebrate the arts in a joyous way where the community and the artists all join hands to give our young people standards of excellence to aspire to for whatever they do in life.” -David Amram

    “I can’t begin to describe the feeling in my soul when I sit underneath the stars at the Pastures of Plenty stage and listen to my friends pour their hearts out in their music. To honor this great human being at his birthplace, the smell of the hayfield, arm to arm with the best people in the world, the WoodyFest fans and volunteers from all over the world, the vast Oklahoma night sky above is a feeling and a

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